Enrollment Sequence

Students matriculated in the Master of Arts in Work and Labor Policy (formerly known as Labor and Policy Studies) have different course enrollment sequences, which  depend on the date of first matriculation into the program: prior to Fall 2011 or Fall 2011 and later.

Students with their first matriculation in Fall 2011 and later select a track beginning the fourth term: Work, Workers and Labor Organizations (Track 1), or Public Sector Employment Relations (Track 2).

Key:

  * = residency-based course

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

First Matriculation Fall 2011 and Later

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

Follow either Work, Workers and Labor Organizations (Track 1) or Public Sector Employment Relations (Track 2) beginning in the fourth term.

Track 1 - Work, Workers and Labor Organizations

Track 1 fourth term 6 cr Policy Formation in Unions, 3 cr
Final Project Design*, 3 cr
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, 3 cr
Final Project Design*, 3 cr
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  

First Matriculation Prior to Fall 2011

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