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Labor and Industrial Relations (L I R) - Archive

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1998

Labor and Industrial Relations (L I R) - (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.A. or 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)

Bachelor of Arts

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

ELECTIVES: 23 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 37 credits
(This includes 6 credits of GS General Education courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (19 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), 315 GS(3), L I R 100 GS(3), PSY 231 GS(3), SOC 055 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
L I R 403(1), 458W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
L I R 101 GS or 433(3) (Sem: 5-8)
L I R 136 DF or 400(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3-6 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 496 may be used to satisfy this requirement) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6-9 credits in consultation with adviser from department list (Sem: 5-8)

Bachelor of Science

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: 23-28 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 60-61 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 (17 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), 315 GS(3), L I R 100 GS(3), PSY 231 GS(3), SOC 055 GS(3) (Sem: 1-7)
L I R 403(1), STAT 480(1) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (10-11 credits)
[Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major.]
PSY 015 or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-7)
Select 6-7 credits from:
ACCTG 200, any CMPSC course, ECON 390(3), SOC 007(3) (Sem: 1-7)
SOC 436(4), 470(4), STAT 462(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from appropriate L I R courses in consultation with adviser (at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level) (Sem: 5-8)
L I R courses that are used in the options may not be double-counted to satisfy this requirement. Only 3 credits of L I R 495 and 3 credits of L I R 496 may be used to satisfy this requirement.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING OPTION: 24 credits
(Must include at least 9 credits at the 400 level)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
L I R 433(3) (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 3-9 credits from: L I R 104 GS, 404, 437 (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6-12 credits from:
ECON 342 GS, L I R 136 DF (Sem: 3-8)
ECON 412, EDADM 481, L I R 411, 414, 435, 444, 458W, PSY 481 (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in consultation with adviser (Only 3 credits of L I R 495 may be used to satisfy this requirement.) (Sem: 3-8)

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS OPTION: 24 credits
(Must include at least 9 credits at the 400 level)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
L I R 101 GS (3) (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 15 credits from:
ECON 436, HIST 155 GS, L I R 136 DF, MGMT 100 or 301, 321, 341, PSY 211, SOC 119 GS;DF (Sem: 1-7)
L I R 400, 414, 433, 444, 458W, MGMT 441, PSY 441, 451, 461, 481, SOC 409 GS, 444, 455 (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in consultation with adviser
(Only 3 credits of L I R 495 may be used to satisfy this requirement.) (Sem: 3-8)

[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.

Effective Date: Spring Semester 1998

Review Date: 1/20/98

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