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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LER)

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.

LER (WMNST) 136 Race, Gender, and Employment (3)

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

To accomplish the goals of the course, students will participate in a variety of in-class and out-of-class exercises designed to expose them to issues of inequality generally, and more specifically, to inequalities relating to employment. Activities are designed to connect real world experiences to class readings and discussion. For example, students may be asked to conduct their own job evaluation in conjunction with a reading on gender bias in job evaluation systems. The course also relies heavily on student participation via the reporting of the results of their activities, and in discussion of assigned readings. A semester-long group project will enable students to focus their interests and become experts in one sub-area. Group projects include a collaboratively written paper as well as a class presentation designed to inform the class about a topic previously not covered through class readings, discussions, or lectures.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
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.