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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.

LER 083S First-Year Seminar in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

In addition to the academic topic and issues of this course, students can expect to gain a general introduction to the University as an academic community and have the opportunity to explore their responsibilities as members of the community. Students will develop an understanding of the learning tools and resources available to them, including the opportunity to develop relationships with faculty and other students who share their academic interests.

Students will write essay exams, and critique a published study on the relevant topic of their own choices in teams. Class participation is required.

The course will provide students with the opportunity to study Labor and Employment Relations in their first semester at the University. This experience will serve as a preparation for additional courses in Labor and Employment Relations as well as an introduction to college-level study generally. The course fulfills both a first-year seminar and a general education or Bachelor of Arts social/behavioral science requirement. Class periods stress discussion of assigned readings, debates, and collaborative research projects.

General Education: GS
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Social and Behavioral Science
Effective: Spring 2008

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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