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Liberal Arts

(Archive) Labor and Industrial relations (LIRBS)

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Labor and Industrial Relations (LIRBS) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR MARK L. WARDELL, in charge

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.S. degree in Labor and Industrial Relations, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(6-10 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 22-28 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 62-63 credits[1]
(This includes 6-10 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS course; 0-4 credits of GQ courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 36-37 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
(Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major.)
L I R 100 GS(3), 212(4) (Sem 3-8)
ECON 002 GS(3), 315 GS(3), PSY 231 GS(3) (Sem: 1-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13 credits)
(Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major.)
MS&IS 200(4) or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-8
L I R(WMNST) 136 DF(3) or L I R 400(3) (diversity) (Sem: 5-8)
L I R(HIST) 458W(3) or 414W(3) (analytical writing) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (33-34 credits)
(L I R courses that are used in the Additional Courses category may not be double-counted to satisfy this requirement. Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major.)

Select 15-21 credits from appropriate L I R courses, at least 9 at the 400 level (only 3 credits of L I R 495 or 3 credits of 496 may be used to satisfy this requirement) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 12-19 credits in consultation with adviser from the department list, at least 6 at the 400 level, 3 each from 3 categories:
--a. ECON 342 GS(3), 370 GS(3), 412(3), 436 DF(3), 445(3) (Sem: 5-8)
--b. MGMT 100(3), 321(3), 331(3), 341(3), 424(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--c. PL SC 451(3), 471(3), 473(3), 474(3) (Sem: 5-8)
--d. PSY 441(3), 451(3), 461(3) (Sem: 5-8)
--e. SOC 119 GS;DF(4), 409 GS;DF(3), 444(3), 455(3), 456(3) (Sem: 3-8)
--f. ACCTG 211(4), H P A 460(3), HD FS 425(3), HIST 155 GS(3), SPCOM 352(3), PHIL(S T S) 407(3) (Sem: 5-8)

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


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1997

Blue Sheet Item #: 25-07-024A

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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