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Liberal Arts

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Begin Date: Spring 2016
End Date: Spring 2017

Labor and Employment Relations

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (2LBE)

PROFESSOR PAUL CLARK, Director School of Professional LER/HPA

This Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Labor and Employment Relations permits students to undertake a study of work and the employment relationship in the context of a liberal arts education. An introductory foundation of theoretical and professional knowledge is provided through a multidisciplinary approach. The degree draws on the perspectives of disciplines such as industrial relations, economics, history, law, sociology, and psychology.

Graduates of the Labor and Employment Relations A.S. degree program are equipped for employment in business, government, and labor organizations as labor relations assistants, personnel and human resource assistants, and payroll assistants. The degree is also appropriate preparation for the B.A. or B.S degree in Labor and Employment Relations, or other social science or business Bachelors’ degrees.

For the A.S. Degree in Labor and Employment Relations, a minimum of 60 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommentation by Semester Standing Given Like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits

FIRST YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCTION course selections)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selections or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 9 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 30 credits [1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (15 credits)
ECON 102 GS(3), LER 100 GS(3), PSYCH 281 GS(3), LER 458/HIST 458 US(3), LER 460(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: (6 credits)
LER 136/WMNST 136 US(3); LER 400 IL(3); LER 403 IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
LER 201 GS(3); LER 401(3) (Sem: 4-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (9 credits)
Select 3 credits of LER courses. (LER courses that are used in the Additional Courses category may not be double-counted to satisfy this requirements. Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major.)

Select 6 credits in consultation with adviser from the following list:
ACCTG 211(4), AFAM 100 GS;US(3), AFAM 110 GH;US(3), BA 243(4), CAS 203(3), CAS 352(3), ECON 342 GS(3), HIST 155 GH;US(3), HPA 460(3), HM 365 IL(3), HM 466 US(3), MGMT 100(3), MGMT 301(3), MGMT 321(3), MGMT 341(3), OLEAD 100 GS(3), OLEAD 409(3), SOC 103 US(3), SOC 110 GS;US(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4), or take any 400-level AFAM, CAS, ECON, HIST, LTNST, MGMT, PHIL, PSYCH, SPAN, SOC, WMNST course (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-01-090

Review Date: 8/25/2015

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