Courses

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete a total of 60 credits (or more). A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major. Requirements for the Associate in Science in LER include:

  • 21 Requirements for the Major credits
  • 8-9 Supporting and Related Areas credits
  • 15–21 General Education credits (6 credits are included in the Requirements for the Major courses and can be double counted)
  • 9–15 Elective credits

Course List - Associate in Science in Labor and Human Resources 

Prescribed Courses (15 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
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
Labor and Employment Relations Fundamentals LER 304 The course surveys the main elements of modern labor and employment relations systems in the U.S. and beyond 3 credits
Human Resources Fundamentals LER 305 This course will provide students with an opportunity to understand and apply important concepts concerning human resources in the workplace 3 credits
Research Methods in Labor and Employment Relations LER 312 The objective of this course is to enhance students' abilities to use a range of methodologies to evaluate and conduct research in the field of employment relations and human resource management. 3 credits
Additional Courses (9 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits

Principles of Economics  

or

Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy

or

Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy

Econ 14

or

Econ 102

or 

Econ 104

Economics is the study of how people satisfy their wants in the face of limited resources

or

Methods of economic analysis and their use; price determination; theory of the firm; distribution.

or

National income measurement; aggregate economic models; money and income; policy problems.

 

 

3 credits

Understand Employee Behavior

or

Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology

LER 202

or

PSYCH 281

The course will be offered at an introductory level. It is designed to encourage students to explore individual and group behavior at work

or

Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior.

Prerequisite: PSYCH100

 

 

3 credits

Race, Gender, and Employment 

or   

History of Work in America

LER 136 

or 

LER 458
Employment relations and legislative and policy responses to labor force issues of racial and gender inequality. 

or 

A study of selected problems in the history of work in the United States, especially since 1877.
3 credits
Supporting Courses (3 credits)
Abbreviation Credits
LER 3 credits

Note: LER courses that are used in the Additional Courses category may not be double-counted to satisfy this requirement. Some courses in this category have prerequisites that are not included in the major.

Related Areas (Choose 3 credits)
Abbreviation Credits
ACCTG 211 4 credits
AF AM 100 (GS;US) 3 credits
AF AM 110 (GH;US) 3 credits
B A 243 4 credits
B A 304 3 credits
BLAW 243 3 credits
CAS 203 3 credits
CAS 352 3 credits
ECON 342 3 credits
HIST 155 (GH;US) 3 credits
MGMT 100 3 credits
MGMT 301 3 credits
MGMT 321 3 credits
OLEAD 100 (GS) 3 credits
OLEAD 409 3 credits
OLEAD 464 3 credits
OLEAD 465 3 credits
SOC 103 (US) 3 credits
SOC 110 (GS;US) 3 credits
SOC 119 (GS;US) 4 credits
Any 400-level AF AM, CAS, ECON, HIST, LTNST, MGMT, PHIL, PSYCH, SPAN, SOC, WMNST course (Sem: 5–8) 3 credits
General Education (21-27 credits*)
Description Credits
Arts — GA 3 credits
Humanities — GH 3 credits
Natural Sciences — GN 3 credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences — GS 3 credits
Writing and Speaking — GWS 3 credits
Quantification — GQ 3 credits
Any General Education course, including Integrative Studies (Inter-domain or Linked courses) 3 credits
United States Cultures (US), or International Cultures (IL) or combined designation (US; IL) 3 credits*
Writing Across the Curriculum (W, M, X,Y) 3 credits*

*May be satisfied by designated courses that also meet other degree or General Education requirements.

Note: 15 of these 21 credits are included in requirements for the major

Elective Courses (9–15 credits)
Description Credits
Courses chosen in consultation with an adviser. 9–15 credits

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