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8.18 Labour Studies Program 8.18 Labour Studies Program

Program Coordinator: David Camfield

Program Office: 218 Isbister

Telephone: 204 474 8356

E-mail: labour_studies@umanitoba.ca

Website: umanitoba.ca/labour_studies

8.18.1 Program Information

This interdisciplinary program examines the social, economic and political realities of work. Social justice and fundamental rights, the way work is organized, the dynamics of power in the workplace and the political economy of labour are examined critically. We explore the past, present and future of the labour movement and the wide-ranging effects of globalization on our daily lives. Using theoretical and practical approaches, we examine the forces that shape working people’s lives and our responses to them.

For entry, continuation and graduation requirements for the General Degree, Advanced Degree and Honours Degree, see Section 3: Basic Faculty Regulations for the B.A. General, Advanced and Honours Degree Programs.

Major Program

For entry to the Major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in both LABR 1260 and LABR 1290. For students who have taken additional courses toward the Major, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all courses that comprise the Major is required to graduate including the higher grade of repeated courses and excluding failed courses.

Minor (Concentration) Program

For entry to the Minor, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in both LABR 1260 and LABR 1290.

All Programs

Courses used towards a Labour Studies Major or Minor (Concentration) may not be used towards a Major/Minor (Concentration) or Honours in the second field.

8.18.2 Labour Studies

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

GENERAL MAJOR TOTAL: 30 CREDIT HOURS

LABR 1260 and LABR 1290

LABR 2100, LABR 2300

• 6 credit hours of LABR courses at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 6 credit hours of LABR courses at the 3000 level

• 6 credit hours from LABR courses and/or the list of electives below

 

SINGLE ADVANCED MAJOR TOTAL: 48 CREDIT HOURS

LABR 1260 and LABR 1290

LABR 2100, LABR 2300

• 12 credit hours of LABR courses at the 2000 or 3000 level

• 6 credit hours of LABR courses at the 3000 level

• 9 credit hours of LABR courses at the 4000 level

• 9 credit hours from LABR courses and/or the list of electives below

MINOR (CONCENTRATION) TOTAL: 18 CREDIT HOURS

LABR 1260 and LABR 1290

LABR 2100, LABR 2300

• 6 credit hours of LABR courses at the 2000 or 3000 level

 

 List of Electives

The following courses may be selected to fulfill the requirements for a de­gree in Labour Studies (see the table above for details). Other courses might be chosen for this purpose, in accordance with students’ individual inter­ests, but require advance permission from the Labour Studies coordinator. Students are responsible for ensuring that all prerequisites have been met.

Faculty of Arts

Anthropology

 

ANTH 2510

Anthropology of Economic Systems

3

ANTH 3750

Anthropological Perspectives on Globalization and the World-System

3

Economics

 

ECON 2350

Community Economic Development

3

ECON 2362

Economics of Gender

3

ECON 2540

Political Economy 1: Production and Distribution

3

ECON 2550

Political Economy 2: Economic Growth and Fluctuations in a Global Economic Environment

3

ECON 3362

Labour Economics 1

3

ECON 3364

Labour Economics 2

3

History

HIST 2200

Labour History: Canada and Beyond (C) (same as Labour Studies LABR 2200)

3

HIST 2282

Inventing Canada (C)

3

HIST 2286

Modern Canada (C)

3

HIST 2288

History of Social Movements in Canada (C)

3

HIST 2400

History of Human Rights and Social Justice in the Modern World (G,M)

3

HIST 2670

History of Capitalism (M)

3

HIST 2671

Histoire du capitalisme (M) (USB)

3

HIST 2680

A History of Socialism from the French Revolution to the Present (M)

3

HIST 2971

Le Canada moderne: de 1921 à nos jours (C) (USB)

6

HIST 3050

Canada since 1945 (C)

6

HIST 3210

The History of Popular Radicalism in the Twentieth Century (M)

6

HIST 3212

Global Sweatshops, Global Struggles (M)

3

HIST 3214

Canada's Left: Rebellion and Repression (C) (same as Labour Studies LABR 3214)

3

HIST 3572

The History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Canada (C)

6

HIST 3700

History of Working People and Labour Movements 1700 to the Present (G) (same as Labour Studies LABR 3700)

6

HIST 3730

A History of Western Canada (C)

6

HIST 3800

History of Winnipeg from 1870-2000 (C)

3

Native Studies

 

NATV 3170

Aboriginal Peoples and Racism in Canada

3

Philosophy

PHIL 2290

Ethics and Society

6

PHIL 2830

Business Ethics

3

Political Studies

POLS 3470

Canadian Public Management

3

POLS 3570

Administrative Theory in the Public Sector

3

POLS 3810

Introduction to Marxism

3

POLS 4370

Comparative Public Administration

3

POLS 4660

The State in the Economy

6

Sociology

 

SOC 2290

Introduction to Research Methods

6

SOC 3370

Sociology of Work

3

SOC 3371

Sociologie du travail (USB)

3

SOC 3380

Power, Politics and the Welfare State

3

SOC 3471

Sociologie politique (USB)

3

SOC 3820

Qualitative and Historical Methods in Sociology

3

SOC 3871

Inégalités sociales (USB)

3

SOC 3890

Power and Inequality in Comparative Perspective

3

Women’s and Gender Studies

WOMN 2500

Race, Class and Sexuality

3

WOMN 3100

Sex Work in Contemporary Canadian Culture

3

WOMN 3550

Feminist Community Organizing: Theories and Practices

I.H. Asper School of Business (Faculty of Management)

Business Administration

GMGT 2060

Management and Organizational Theory

3

GMGT 2070

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

3

GMGT 3030

Contemporary Social Issues in Business

3

GMGT 4210 Seminar in Management and Capitalism 3

HRIR 2440

Human Resource Management

3

HRIR 3430

Selected Topics in Industrial Relations

3

HRIR 3450

Labour and Employment Relations

3

HRIR 4420

Compensation

3

HRIR 4480

Collective Bargaining and Administration

3

HRIR 4520

Comparative Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

3

For course descriptions, see departmental listings.