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 - Labor Studies and Employment Relations Minor
|Employment Relations||LER 100||Introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of managements, workers, unions, and the public.||3 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)
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.