The certificate in labor studies and employment relations provides a foundation in industrial relations, including law, policy, and practices. The courses are taught by Penn State faculty using a combination of web and email resources as the delivery method. Applications are now being accepted for the certificate in labor studies and employment relations. Upon your successful completion of the program, a Certificate of Academic Accomplishment will be awarded.
Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Labor Studies and Employment Relations
|Employment Relations||LER 100 (GS)||Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and the interrelated interests of management, workers, unions, and the public.||3 credits|
|Employment Relationship: Law and Policy||LER 201 (GS)||Examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship, and their social, political, and economic bases.||3 credits|
|Seminar, Criminal Justice Agency Administration||CRIM/CRIMJ 482||Relates organizational and public policy management approaches to police, courts, and correctional institutions.
Prerequisite: CRIM 100
|Race, Gender, and Employment||LER/WMNST 136 (US)||Industrial relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality.||3 credits|
|Collective Bargaining and Contract Administration||LER 434||Theory, practice, and economic impact of collective bargaining, including administration of the collective bargaining agreement.
Prerequisite: LER 100
|Labor Relations in the Public Sector||LER 435||Analysis of labor relations problems in different areas of public employment.
Prerequisite: 3 credits in labor and employment relations.
|Leadership in Work Settings||PSYCH 485||Review of research and application of behavior principles in the areas of management and supervision.
Prerequisite: PSYCH 281
Note: Prerequisites listed may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.