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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

Labor and Industrial Relations (LIRBA) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Fall Semester 2006 -UCA

Labor and Industrial Relations - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (LIRBA)

PROFESSOR PAUL CLARK, Head

This major permits students to undertake a study of work and the employment relationship in the context of a liberal arts education. A broad foundation of theoretical and professional knowledge is provided through a multidisciplinary approach. The B.A. and B.S. degrees draw on the perspectives of disciplines such as industrial relations, economics, history, law, sociology, and psychology. This focus includes the nature and functions of the institutions involved in the employment relationship. The B.S. degree requires more course work in quantification than the B.A. degree.

Graduates of labor and industrial relations are equipped for employment in business, government, and labor organizations as labor relations specialists, personnel and human resource specialists, researchers, organizers, consultants, and professionals in mediation and arbitration. The degree is also appropriate preparation for graduate study and law school.

For the B.A. degree in Labor and Industrial Relations, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 20-21 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 39-40 credits[1]
(This includes 6 credits of GS General Education courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 315 GS(3), L I R 100 GS(3), PSY 231 GS(3), (Sem: 3-8)
L I R 458W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9-10 credits)
L I R 201 GS(3) or L I R 401(3) (law) (Sem: 5-8)
L I R 136 US(3) or L I R 400(3) (diversity) (Sem: 5-8)
L I R 312(4) or L I R 414W(3) (analytical thinking) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (15 credits)
Select 9-12 credits of L I R courses, at least 3 at the 400 level (only 3 credits of L I R 495 and 3 credits of L I R 496 may be used to satisfy this requirement) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3-6 credits in consultation with adviser from department list, at least 3 at the 400 level (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 Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-07-024

Review Date: 1/14/03

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