Minor in Labor and Working Class Studies

The Labor Studies minor provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of labor issues in an increasingly globalized economy. By drawing on the expertise of faculty from across the campus, this minor will enable students to approach the subject from a variety of intellectual and methodological traditions, offering students opportunities for working on community projects and developing independent research projects.

The undergraduate minor in Labor Studies is open to Cal State L.A. undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines. The minor is administered by the History Department; interested students should contact the History Department for advisement.

A checklist of the program requirements for the Labor Studies Minor can be downloaded here.

 

Requirements for the Labor Studies Minor: 18 units

Required Courses (6 units)

  • HIST 3700: Labor History (3)

And one of the following courses

  • HIST 4870: History of U.S. Work and Working People (3)
  • LAS 4700: Labor and Social Movements in the Americas (3)
  • PAS 4090: Black Labor (3)

Electives (12 units)

Four courses (12 units) related to labor studies from the following list; no more than 6 units from one department, and at least 6 units of 4000-level courses.

  • CHS 4600 The Chicano Movement (3)
  • CHS 4680 US-Mexican Borderlands (3)
  • ECON 3500 Economics of Poverty and Inequality in the US (3)
  • ECON 4300 Labor Economics (3)
  • ECON 4720 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (3)
  • HIST 4010 History of Globalization (3)
  • HIST 4800 Ethnicity and Immigration in American History (3)
  • HIST 4830 Poverty and Anti-Poverty in American History (3)
  • HIST 3600 Revolution in History (3)
  • LAS 4250 Latin American Responses to Imperialism and Globalization (3)
  • LAS 4700 Labor and Social Movements in the Americas (3)
  • LAS 3600 (PAS, POLS) Dynamics of Change in the Developing World (3)
  • MGMT 3070 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MGMT 4710 Employment Relations (3)
  • MGMT 4730 Strategic Human Resource Management (3)
  • MGMT 4740 Compensation Management (3)
  • MGMT 4750 Current Topics and Cases in Human Resource Management (3)
  • MGMT 4810 International Human Resource Management (3)
  • PAS 4020 Black Political Economy (3)
  • PAS 4090 Black Labor (3)
  • POLS 4040 Urban Politics and Government (3)
  • SOC 4230 Political Sociology of Globalization and Resistance (3)
  • SOC 4480 Social Class and Inequality (3)