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BA in Labor Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Labor Studies prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program examines work, workers, the organizations workers create to defend their interests and non-work phenomena that affect and are affected by workers.  Students develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge of labor.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of labor as a social, political, economic and legal force in society
  • Explain the history and main principles of labor law in the United States
  • Articulate the main principles of labor economics, including applied theory
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of technology in the changing workplace
  • Identify the relationship between the labor movement and the struggles for civil rights and gender equality
  • Identify the main theories and methodologies of labor studies

*This is a guide. Other labor studies courses may be appropriate for this area of study.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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