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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LER)

LER 083S (GS) First-Year Seminar in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (3) Critical approaches to the dimensions and direction in Labor and Employment Relations.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 100 (GS) Employment Relations (3) Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 105 Human Resources in the Workplace (3) Students will study the relationship between the organizations that govern the workplace, and the individuals who populate it.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

LER 136 (US) (WMNST 136) Race, Gender, and Employment (3) Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 201 (GS) Employment Relationship: Law and Policy (3) An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 312 Employment Relations to Research Methods in Labor and Employment Relations (3) The objective of this course is to enhance students' abilities to use a range of methodologies to evaluate and conduct research in the field of employment relations and human resource management.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

LER 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

LER 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 400 (IL) Comparative Employment Relations Systems (3) Analysis of structure and elements of employment relations systems in developed and developing areas.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Labor and Employment Relations  

LER 401 The Law of Labor-Management Relations (3) Development of Anglo-American law regulating collective bargaining, with emphasis on American labor-management relations under Wagner, Taft-Hartley, and other acts.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Labor and Employment Relations or Political Science  

LER 403 (IL) International Human Resource Studies (3) Course exploring human resource management from an international perspective.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: LER 100  

LER 409 (OLEAD 409) Leadership Development: A Life-Long Learning Perspective (3) The course examines the continuing influence of social and environmental factors in shaping leadership and leadership development.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: 6th semester standing  

LER 410 (RHS 410) Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities (3) Develop knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to understand and practice effective employment strategies in working with people with disabilities.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: 4th semester standing. Students enrolled in the RHS minor will be coming from several programs and relevant foundation in their major areas will be established by their 4th semester standing.  

LER 424 Employment Compensation (3) Development and management of employee compensation systems.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: LER 201 and sixth-semester standing  

LER 425 Employee Benefits (3) The examination of employee benefits programs used by employers to meet the welfare needs of employees and their families.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: LER 201 and 6th semester standing  

LER 426 Staffing and Training Strategies in Organizations (3) This course focuses on the theory and practice of human resource staffing and training in organizations.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Labor and Employment Relations (LER) or Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER)  

LER 434 Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration (3) Theory, practice, and economic impact of collective bargaining, including administration of the collective bargaining agreement.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: LER 100  

LER 435 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3) Analysis of labor relations problems within different areas of public employment.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Labor and Employment Relations  

LER 437 Workplace Dispute Resolution (3) Dispute resolution practices and procedures used in the workplace and employment law settings.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: LER 100  

LER 444 Workplace Safety and Health: Principles and Practices (3) The role of employees, unions, employers, and government in dealing with work-related safety and health issues.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: LER 100 or sixth-semester standing  

LER 445Y (US) (AF AM 445Y, PL SC 445Y) Politics of Affirmative Action (3) Examines history, politics, and economics of the use of special programs to advance racial interests in the U.S.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: AAA S 100 level course andPL SC 001 orPL SC 007  

LER 458Y (US) (HIST 458Y) History of Work in America (3) A study of selected problems in the history of work in the United States, especially since 1877.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: HIST 021, HIST 156 orLER 100  

LER 459 Collective Bargaining in Professional Sports (3) Students will learn how collective bargaining works in professional sports and how it compares to bargaining in other industries.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 4th semester standing andLER 100  

LER 460 Human Resources Ethics (3) Ethics of human resources management.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: Take one of the following courses:ARMY 402, H P A 460, HM 466, MGMT 341, MGMT 441, NAVSC 402, NURS 432, PSYCH 281 3 credits in Labor and Employment Relations (LER) or Human Resources and Employment Relations (HRER)  

LER 464 (OLEAD 464) Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations (3) Theory-and research-based communication skills for leaders dealing with work-related problems in contemporary groups and organizations.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

LER 465 (OLEAD 465) Collective Decision Making (3) Application of theories of decision making to work-related issues in groups and organizations requiring collective resolution and action.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

LER 466 (US) Labor Union Strucutre, Administration and Governance (3) Comprehensive analysis of American Labor Unions/Labor Organizations: how structured, administered, and governed as they pursue economic, social, political objectives.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: LER 100  

LER 468 American Labor Unions (3) Students will examine, debate and gain a fundamental understanding of the current state of the American labor movement.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: LER 100  

LER 472 (WMNST 472) Work-Life Practices and Policies (3) Explore the causes and consequences of conflicts between work, family, and other life commitments, and how these may be resolved.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: 3 credits of LER  

LER 475H (GEOG 475H) Labor in the Global Economy: U.S. and South African Perspectives (3) This course focuses on how the nature of work is changing in the global economy, and the implications for economic opportunity and inequality in both .
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: A minimum of 12 GEOG or LER credits before taking the course (or the permission of the program).  

LER 480 Current Issues in Human Resources (3) Examines current issues in the field of human resource management, including innovative work schedules, telecommuting, non-traditional office environments, etc.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits of Labor and Employment Relations and 6th semester standing and up  

LER 485 The Business Side of Human Resources (3) Students will examine the interface between HR, the business model, and other aspects of the business organization.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: 6th semester standing and 6 credits of Labor Studies and Employment Relations  

LER 488 Career Development Seminar I (1.5) This course features an introduction to several useful career development resources, development of a personal profile of your career-related strengths and interests, exploration of career options, creation of a career development plan, and guidance for securing prospective internships and other relevant experiences.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 4th semester standing  

LER 489 Career Development Seminar II (1.5) This course is the second of two 1.5-credit seminars designed to help LER majors launch their career in labor, employment relations, or human resources. Both seminars guide students through the process of charting their career path and preparing for success as a professional. This seminar focuses on helping students to cultivate their professional brand, plan a job search strategy, market themselves as a professional in the world of work, manage a variety of interview challenges, and strengthen key work habits that are valued by employers and essential to success as a professional.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: LER 488  

LER 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 495 Labor Studies Internship (1-12) Supervised practicum in labor relations setting with union, management, or government agency.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: prior approval by department  

LER 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

LER 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

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