Courses

This 18-credit minor is available completely online. Your course work will include 9 to 12 credits from labor studies and employment relations, along with 6 to 9 credits from business administration, economics, management, political science, psychology, or sociology. Six of your 18 credits must be at the 400 level.

Convenient and Flexible

Each course is taught using a blend of web technology, print, and other media to maximize flexibility while maintaining teacher and student interaction. As a Penn State online student, you have the opportunity to learn when and where it's most convenient for you.

Course List - Undergraduate Minor in Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Prescribed Courses (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Employment Relations LER 100 Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public. 3 credits
Additional Courses (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Employment Relationship: Law and Policy LER 201 An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases. 3 credits
The Law of Labor-Management Relations LER 401 Development of Anglo-American law regulating collective bargaining, with emphasis on American labor-management relations under Wagner, Taft-Hartley, and other acts. 3 credits

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (12 credits)

Select 3-6 credits in Labor and Industrial Relations (Sem: 5-8)
Students may select, in consultation with their Labor Studies and Employment Relations adviser, 6-9 credits from courses in business administration, economics, management, political science, psychology, and sociology (Sem: 1-8)

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.