Courses

This 18-credit minor is available completely online. Your course work will include 9 to 12 credits from labor and human resources, 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 and Human Resources

Prescribed Courses (9 credits) 
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Employment Relations LER 100 An introductory analysis of the employment relationship and of the interrelated interests of management, workers, unions, and the public. 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
Additional Courses (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits

Employment Relationship: Law and Policy

or

The Law of Labor-Management Relations

LER 201

or

LER 401

An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases.

or

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 (6 credits)

Select 3 credits from any 400-level LER course (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3 credits from the following list in consultation with an advisor:

ACCTG 211(3), AFAM 100 GS;US(3), AFAM 110 GH;US(3), BA 243(4), CAS 203(3), CAS 352(3), ECON 342(3), HIST 155 GH;US(3), MGMT 100(3), MGMT 301(3), MGMT 321(3), OLEAD 100 GS(3), OLEAD 409(3), OLEAD 464(3), OLEAD 465(3), SOC 103 US(3), SOC 110 GS;US(3), SOC 119 GS;US(4), or take any 400-level AFAM, CAS, ECON, HIST, LTNST, MGMT, PHIL, PSYCH, SPAN, SOC, WMNST course (Sem: 5-8)

Course Availability

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