Enrollment Sequence for the M.A. Labor and Policy Studies Program

Students matriculated in the Labor and Policy Studies program as of or after the fall 2011 term will follow this enrollment sequence*:

TermCreditCourse
First Term 6 cr Policy Process*, 3 cr
Work and Labor Studies*, 3 cr
Second Term 6 cr History of Labor and Policy*, 3 cr
Research Methods*, 3 cr
Third Term 6 cr Current Issues Facing Labor*, 3 cr
Labor Law*, 3 cr

Beginning in the fourth term, students will follow one of two tracks:

Track 1 - Work, Workers and Labor Organizations

Track 1 fourth term 6 cr Policy Formation in Unions, 3cr
Research proposal elective**, 3cr
Track 1 fifth term 6 cr One elective, 3 cr
Final Project I***, 3 cr
Track 1 sixth term 6 cr One elective, 3 cr
Final Project II***, 3 cr

Track 2 - Public Sector Employment Relations

Track 2 fourth term 6 cr Sociology of Work: Human Resources, 3cr
Research proposal elective**, 3cr
Track 2 fifth term 6 cr One elective, 3 cr
Final Project I***, 3 cr
Track 2 sixth term 6 cr One elective, 3 cr
Final Project II***, 3 cr
Total 36 cr  

 * = residency-based course

** = contact your academic advisor to have this individualized elective placed on your registration worksheet

*** = final project is a total of 6 cr completed over two terms.


Students matriculated in the Labor and Policy Studies program prior to the fall 2011 term will follow this enrollment sequence*:

TermCreditCourse
First term  8 cr Policy Studies I*, 4 cr
Labor Emphasis Seminar*, 4 cr
Second term  8 cr Policy Studies II: Labor and Public Policy*, 4 cr
Corporations, Bureaucracy and Labor Policy*, 4 cr
Third term  7 cr Policy Formation in Unions*, 4 cr
or
Human Resources*, 4 cr
Modes of Inquiry/Directed Research*, 3 cr
Fourth term  6 cr Two electives, 6 cr
Fifth term  7 cr One elective, 3 cr
Final Project, 4 cr
Total  36 cr  

* = residency-based course