2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Labour Studies  
Director Larry Savage Associate Professor Larry Savage Assistant Professor Kendra Coulter Participating Faculty Jonah Butovsky (Sociology), Ann D. Duffy (Sociology), Tami Friedman (History), Dan Glenday (Sociology), Felice Martinello (Economics), Carmela Patrias (History), Daniel Samson (History), Dennis Soron (Sociology), Michelle Webber (Sociology) Director of Co-operative Programs Cindy Dunne Co-ordinator of Collaborative Programs Jo Stewart  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Wasylowich 905-688-5550, extension 4753 Mackenzie Chown D411 brocku.ca/labourstudies Our work determines how we spend many of our waking hours and it largely defines our position in society, our economic well-being and our self-image. It also defines the nature of our society and economy, since these are determined by the work efforts of individuals. Restructuring of the labour force, technological change, de-skilling, re-skilling, changing labour legislation, labour market segmentation, women's work and equality in the workplace are some of the issues that stimulate teaching and research in the Centre for Labour Studies. Given the complex and multifaceted nature of work, Labour Studies adopts a multi disciplinary approach to its study. Labour Studies offers four-year programs of study leading to a BA (Honours) Labour Studies, a BA with Major Labour Studies and a three-year Pass degree program. In addition students can combine Labour Studies with several other disciplines in a combined major program leading to a four-year BA (Honours) degree and a three-year BA Pass degree. The program provides a social science perspective on the study of work with the participation of the departments of Economics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology. Students may earn a Concentration in Labour Studies by including Labour Studies and other approved courses, as part of their academic work leading to an Honours BA in Economics, Political Science or Sociology.  
Co-op Program Go to top of document
The Labour Studies Co-op program offers students a combination of rigorous training in academic theory and practical skills in an off-campus, work based setting. Co-op students gain an enriched understanding of their academic program through practical application. Students develop and refine employability skills, gain an understanding of career opportunities in their field, and gain an understanding of the realities of the workplace. The Labour Studies Co-op program combines academic and work terms over a four year period. Students will spend two years in the Brock academic setting studying core concepts prior to the first work term. This study will provide the necessary academic context for the work experience. In addition to the current fees for courses in academic study terms, Co-op students are assessed an annual administrative fee (see Schedule of http://www.brocku.ca/webcal/2013/undergrad/fees.html">Fees). All students in the Co-operative Education program are required to read, sign and adhere to the terms of the Student Regulations Waiver and Co-op Student Handbook (http://brocku.ca/co-op/current-students/co-op-student-handbooks">brocku.ca/co-op/current-students/co-op-student-handbooks) as articulated by the Co-op Programs Office. In addition, eligibility to continue in the co-op option is based on the student's major average and non-major average, and the ability to demonstrate the motivation and potential to pursue a professional career. Each four-month co-operative education work term must be registered. Once students are registered in a co-op work term, they are expected to fulfill their commitment. If the placement accepted is for more than one four-month work term, students are committed to complete all terms. Students may not withdraw from or terminate a work term without permission from the Director, Co-op Program Office.  
Labour Studies-George Brown College Go to top of document
This program involves courses offered through Brock and George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology. This four-year program combines courses and training in applied labour studies settings at George Brown College with a degree at Brock. The program caters to individuals who wish to have a career in a wide variety of areas including unionized environments, occupational health and safety, politics, or human resources. The program allows students to gain both solid applied skills in these areas, and a strong theoretical knowledge about a variety of these topics. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be granted both a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Labour Studies or a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Labour Studies combined with Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology degree from Brock, and two certificates from George Brown College 1) a certificate in Contemporary Labour Perspectives from the George Brown School of Labour, and 2) a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. Gaining both a degree and these certificates would ordinarily involve attending college after gaining a university degree, but the Brock and George Brown program combines the two in a single integrated package that can be completed in four years. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Completion of the Brock Leadership Skills Certificate programs is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average during Year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms and further details concerning the Labour Studies combined Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology program are available at brocku.ca/social-sciences/collaborative-programs  
Labour Studies-Mohawk College Go to top of document
This program involves courses offered through Brock University and Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology. This four-year program combines training in a variety of applied labour studies settings at Mohawk College with a degree at Brock. Students can obtain both solid applied skills and a strong theoretical foundation in various aspects of labour studies. The program leads to career opportunities in a wide variety of areas including unionized environments, occupational health and safety, politics, and human resources. Students who successfully complete the requirements for this program will be granted both a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Labour Studies or a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Labour Studies combined with Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology degree from Brock and a Labour Studies Joint certificate from Mohawk College. Gaining both an honours degree and a college certificate would ordinarily involve at least five years of study, but this Brock-Mohawk program combines the two in a single integrated package that can be completed in four years. Applicants must have a minimum 70 percent overall average to be considered for admission to the program. Completion of the Brock Leadership Skills Certificate programs is considered an asset. Successful applicants must maintain a minimum 70 percent overall average during Year 2 and meet other program requirements to continue in the program. Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements. Application forms for the Labour Studies combined with Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology program are available at brocku.ca/social-sciences/collaborative-programs  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  For the combined major programs, at least one-half LABR credit must be from outside the student's disciplinary co-major.  
2.  LABR 1F90 or 1F99 is strongly recommended.  
3. 

In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In this 20 credit BA with Major degree program a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least four and one-half credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least one and one-half credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program note 2)
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 2P34
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two elective credits
Year 3
- LABR 3P03 and 3P06
- two LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One-half LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
 
Labour Studies Co-op (Honours only) Go to top of document
Year 1

LABR 1F90 or 1F99

one Humanities context credit

one Sciences context credit

two elective credits (see program note 2)

Year 2

LABR 0N90, 2P03, 2P06 and 2P34

one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above

two elective credits

Spring/Summer Sessions:

LABR 0N01 and 2C01

Year 3

LABR 3P03 and 3P06

two LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above

one elective credit

one elective credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above

Spring/Summer Sessions:

LABR 0N02 and 2C02

Year 4

One-half LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above

one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above

one and one-half elective credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above

one and one-half elective credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above

Spring/Summer Sessions:

LABR 0N03 and 2C03

 
BA with Major Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program note 2)
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 2P34
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two elective credits
Year 3
- LABR 3P03 and 3P06
- two LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
- one elective credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
Year 4
- One-half LABR credit
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Combined Major Program Go to top of document
Labour Studies and Economics Go to top of document
Consult the Economics entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Labour Studies and Geography Go to top of document
Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- GEOG 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 2P34
- one-half LABR credit
- GEOG 2P10 and 2P12
- one and one-half credits from GEOG 2P01, 2P02, 2P03, 2P06, 2P07, 2P13
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- LABR 3P03 and 3P06
- one LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- GEOG 3P57
- one GEOG credit numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)89 from group A (see Geography department)
- one-half GEOG credit numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)89 from groups A or C (see Geography department)
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One LABR credit
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two GEOG credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above from groups A or C (see Geography department)
- one elective credit
Pass Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.

 
Labour Studies and History Go to top of document
Consult the History entry for a listing of program requirements.  
Labour Studies and Political Science Go to top of document
Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92 or SOCI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03 and 2P06
- one LABR credit
- POLI 2F12 and 2P80
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one elective credit
Year 3
- LABR 3P03, 3P06 and 3P13
- one LABR credit
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- One LABR credit
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half POLI credit from political theory list
- one and one-half POLI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit (see program note 1)
Pass Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.
 
Labour Studies and Sociology Go to top of document
Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- SOCI 1F90
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92, or one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03 and 2P06
- LABR 2P32 or 2P34
- one-half LABR credit
- SOCI 2P00 and 2P11
- one SOCI credit
- one elective credit
Year 3
- LABR 3P03 and 3P06
- one-half LABR credit
- one-half LABR credit 2(alpha)90 or above
- SOCI 3P00 or 3P01
- SOCI 3P02 or 3P12
- SOCI 3P11
- one-half SOCI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One LABR credit
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two SOCI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit (see program note 1)
Pass Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.
 
Labour Studies and Women's and Gender Studies Go to top of document
Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- WGST 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 2P34
- one-half LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- WGST 2P90 and 2P91
- WGST 2P94 or 2Q99
- WGST 2P96 or 2P99
- one elective credit
Year 3
- LABR 3P03 and 3P06
- one LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- WGST 3P90 and 3P91
- one WGST credit
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One-half LABR credit
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half WGST credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one-half WGST credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Pass Satisfactory completion of the first three year of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.
 
Combined BA with Major Go to top of document
Labour Studies and Sociology Go to top of document
Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- SOCI 1F90
- one humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 2P34
- one-half LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- SOCI 2P00 and 2P11
- one SOCI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one elective credit
Year 3
- LABR 3P03 and 3P06
- one LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- SOCI 3P00 or 3P01
- SOCI 3P02 or 3P11
- one SOCI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4
- One LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 3(alpha)89
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99
- one SOCI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)89
- one SOCI credit numbered 3(alpha)90 to 3(alpha)99
- one elective credit
 
Certificate in Labour Studies Program Go to top of document
The Centre for Labour Studies offers a Certificate in Labour Studies designed for persons who already have a degree or do not wish to pursue a degree. The program consists of required courses with core concepts in Labour Studies and electives, where students cover Labour Studies topics in more detail. The admission requirements are the same as for the degree program. The certificate in Labour Studies is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- LABR 1F90, 2P03 and 2P06
- two LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one credit from ECON 1P91 and 1P92, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, SOCI 1F90
See "Certificate Requirements" under Academic Regulations.
 
Concentration in Labour Studies Go to top of document
Students may earn a Concentration in Labour Studies by successfully completing the following courses as part of their academic work leading to a BA (Honours) in Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology:
- LABR 1F90, 2P03, 2P06, 3P03 and 3P06
- two LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one credit from ECON 1P91 and 1P92, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, SOCI 1F90
 
Minor Program Go to top of document
Students may complete a Minor in Labour Studies by successfully completing the following courses as part of their academic work:
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- two LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above
 
Brock/Colleges Articulation Agreement Go to top of document
Labour Studies Honours George Brown College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program note 2)
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06, 2P34, 3P03 and 3P06
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one-half LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- taken at George Brown College
Year 4
- One and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
Mohawk College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program note 2)
Years 2-4 Students take courses that are required by Mohawk College concurrently with the following:
- LABR 2P03, 2P06, 2P34, 3P03 and 3P06
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- two LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
BA with Major Program George Brown College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program note 2)
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 2P34, 3P03 and 3P06
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one-half LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- taken at George Brown College
Year 4
- One LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
Mohawk College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
- two elective credits (see program note 2)
Years 2-4 Students take courses that are required by Mohawk College concurrently with the following:
- LABR 2P03, 2P06, 2P34, 3P03 and 3P06
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half LABR credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one and one-half elective credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
 
Labour Studies and Economics Go to top of document
George Brown College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- one of MATH 1P01, 1P05, 1P97
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 2P15
- ECON 2P21, 2P22, 2P30, 2P90, 3P21 and 3P22
- one-half non-business elective credit
Year 3
- taken at George Brown College
Year 4
- LABR 3P24 and 3P25
- one LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- ECON 3P90, 3Q91, 4P13 and 4P14
Mohawk College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- one of MATH 1P01,1P05, 1P97
- MATH 1P98
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Years 2-4 Students take courses that are required by Mohawk College concurrently with the following:
- LABR 2P03, 2P06, 2P15, 3P24 and 3P25
- one LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- ECON 2P21, 2P22, 2P30, 2P90, 3P21, 3P22, 3P90, 3Q91, 4P13 and 4P14
- one-half elective credit
 
Labour Studies and History Go to top of document
George Brown College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one credit from HIST 1F90, 1F95, 1F96, HIST 1P98 and 1P99
- one of ECON 1P91 and 1P92, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, SOCI 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03 and 2P06
- LABR 3P03 or 3P06
- one-half LABR credit
- two HIST credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 3)
- one HIST credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above
Year 3
- taken at George Brown College
Year 4
- LABR 3P03 or 3P06 (not taken in Year 2)
- one-half LABR credit
- one LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two HIST credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
Mohawk College Year 1
- One credit from HIST 1F90, 1F95, 1F96, HIST 1P98 and 1P99
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one of ECON 1P91 and 1P92, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, SOCI 1F90
- one Sciences context credit
- one elective credit
Years 2-4
- Students take courses that are required by Mohawk College concurrently with the following:
- LABR 2P03 and 2P06
- LABR 3P03 and 3P06
- one-half LABR credit (see program note 3)
- one LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two and one-half HIST credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above (see program note 3)
- one HIST credit numbered 3(alpha)00 or above
- two HIST credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
 
Labour Studies and Political Science Go to top of document
George Brown College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)50 to 1(alpha)99
- ECON 1P91 and ECON 1P92, or SOCI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06 and 3P33
- LABR 3P03 or 3P06
- POLI 2F12 and 2P80
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92 or 2P93
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one-half additional credit from political theory list
Year 3
- taken at George Brown College
Year 4
- LABR 3P03 or 3P06 (not taken in Year 1)
- LABR 3P13
- one-half LABR credit
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 3)
- one and one-half POLI credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
Mohawk College Year 1
- LABR 1F90
- one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- ECON 1P91 and ECON 1P92, or SOCI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Years 2-4 Students take courses that are required by Mohawk College concurrently with the following:
- LABR 2P03, 2P06, 3P03, 3P06, 3P13 and 3P33
- one-half LABR credit
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- POLI 2F12 and 2P80
- one of POLI 2P91, 2P92, 2P93
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- two POLI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- one-half elective credit
 
Labour Studies and Sociology Go to top of document
George Brown College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92, or one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)50 to 1(alpha)99
- SOCI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Year 2
- LABR 2P03, 2P06, 3P03 and 3P06
- LABR 2P32 or 2P34
- one-half LABR credit numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- SOCI 2P00 and 2P11
- one SOCI credit
Year 3
- taken at George Brown College
Year 4
- One LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- SOCI 3P00 or 3P01
- SOCI 3P02 or 3P12
- SOCI 3P11
- one-half SOCI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- two SOCI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
Mohawk College Year 1
- LABR 1F90 or 1F99
- ECON 1P91 and ECON 1P92 or one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99
- SOCI 1F90
- one Humanities context credit
- one Sciences context credit
Years 2-4 Students take courses that are required by Mohawk College concurrently with the following list:
- LABR 2P03, 2P06, 3P03 and 3P06
- LABR 2P32 or 2P34
- one-half LABR credit
- one LABR credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- SOCI 2P00, 2P11 and 3P11
- SOCI 3P00 or 3P01
- SOCI 3P02 or 3P12
- one SOCI credit
- one-half SOCI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- two SOCI credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
 
Departmental Offerings which are Approved Labour Studies Credits Go to top of document
HLSC 3P40 Introduction to Health Issues in the Workplace  
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

LABOUR STUDIES COURSES

LABR 1F90 Canadian Labour and Employment Relations Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of work and labour in Canada. Topics may include union-management relations, class conflict, labour history, labour law, and the role of the labour movement in Canadian society. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. LABR 1F99 Work and Society Contemporary and historical overview of the social organization of work. Topics may include the meaning and definition of work, changes in the organization of work, the role of unions, and the interplay of class, gender, race and other issues of identity in the workplace. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. LABR 2P00 Mediation, Arbitration and Conflict Resolution Multidisciplinary exploration. Theoretical and practical skills-based components. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. *LABR 2P03 Labour Law and Labour Unions (also offered as POLI 2P03) Labour law and public policy relating to work and organized labour in provincial and federal jurisdictions; institutions in the labour market such as the Labour Relations Board; the structure and functioning of organized labour in Canada; labour law and union organization in other countries. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. LABR 2P06 Collective Bargaining Bargaining simulation played by students assuming the role of union and management negotiators. Topics may also include a survey of the nature, determinants and impact of collective bargaining in Canada; the procedural and substantive aspects of collective bargaining; grievance arbitration; and other dispute settlement procedures. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): LABR 1F90, 1F99 or permission of the instructor. *LABR 2P09 Labour Relations in Professional Sports (also offered as SPMA 2P09) Economic, political and social impacts of labour relations in professional sports. Topics may include free agency, collective bargaining, strikes and lockouts, and the role of players' associations. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SPMA 1P91 or permission of the instructor. #LABR 2P15 The Economics of Unions (also offered as ECON 2P15) Labour unions in the marketplace. How unions affect, and are affected by, the labour and product markets. Topics include the effects of unions on wages, fringe benefits, turnover, inequality, productivity and the profitability of firms; union behaviour; who belongs to unions and why; collective bargaining; strikes; interest arbitration; public-sector unionism. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1P91 and 1P92. #LABR 2P32 In and Out of Work in the Global Economy (also offered as SOCI 2P32) Examination of paid and unpaid work in industrialized and industrializing countries. Topics may include patterns of un/under employment, peripheral employment, home-working and worker resistance. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90. *LABR 2P34 Comparative Labour Movements (also offered as POLI 2P34 and SOCI 2P34) Comparative approach to contemporary union controversies and issues. Includes economic, political and sociological perspectives within an international comparative framework. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, SOCI 1F90. #LABR 2P71 Social Class and Social Conflict (also offered as SOCI 2P71) Classical and contemporary approaches to the study of social class. Topics may include class relations and class conflict, elites, social mobility, poverty and social marginalization, the Canadian class structure in comparison to other industrialized nations. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors, LABR, CRMR and SOCI minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90. #LABR 2P80 Labour, Environment and Consumption (also offered as SOCI 2P80) Topics may include global comparative consumption patterns and the relation between labour and environmental interests. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90. #LABR 2P86 Women in the Economy (also offered as CANA 2P86, SOCI 2P86 and WGST 2P86) Women in the Canadian labour market. Topics include allocation of time between the household and the labour market, gender segregation in the work place, how earnings are determined, causes of occupational and earning difference by gender, role of investment in education and discrimination, recent developments in the labour market and their impact on women and men, and selected policy issues. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 4.0 overall credits. Note: may be offered online. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE (ECON) 2P86. #LABR 2P96 Women and Development (also offered as INTC 2P96, SOCI 2P96 and WGST 2P96) Examination of the major social consequences of the theoretical paradigms of development (economic development, sustainable development and women/gender in development): theoretical material, practical knowledge and debates on diverse experiences of women living in the non-industrial world using feminist perspectives. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, INTC 1F90, SOCI 1F90, WGST (WISE) 1F90 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 2P96. #LABR 2P99 Introduction to Canadian Public Policy (also offered as POLI 2P99) Major theories, approaches and concepts including the nature of public policy studies, contending theories of the state and public policy making, the growth of the state and the expansion of the scope of public policy activities, and alternative modes of state intervention. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in POLI 3P65. *LABR 2Q95 Animals at Work (also offered as SOCI 2Q95) Examination of labour involving animals in historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural contexts. Topics may include class and animals, animals as workers, connections and tensions between the rural and urban, debates about workers’ and animals’ welfare, inter-species solidarity, agency, and political action. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90, 1P80. #LABR 2Q98 Introduction to Canadian Public Administration (also offered as COMM 2Q98 and POLI 2Q98) Political, legal and managerial dimensions of public administration. Topics include the structure and management of public organizations; government reform; political-bureaucratic relations; human resources and budgetary processes; ethics and accountability. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, COMM 1F90, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in POLI 2F98 or 3P50. LABR 2V80-2V89 Selected Topics in Labour Studies LABR 3F98 Tutorial in Labour Studies Guided readings on a topic not covered in the program's regular course offerings. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: permission of the Director. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise the tutorial. *LABR 3P03 Global Labour Issues (also offered as POLI 3P03) Shaping of people's changing experience of work by global economic and political change. Topics may include globalization, de-industrialization, class conflict and the relation between work and the environment. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. *LABR 3P06 Class and Culture (also offered as PCUL 3P06 and SOCI 3P06) Labour issues as portrayed in cultural formats such as media, film, fiction and art. Topics may include the labour movement, its role in society and its portrayal in popular culture. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to students with a minimum 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, PCUL 2P20, 2P30, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the instructor. *LABR 3P13 The Politics of Labour (also offered as POLI 3P13) Critical, multidisciplinary, exploration of parliamentary and extra-parliamentary political activism in Canada's labour movement. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #LABR 3P24 Labour Economics (also offered as ECON 3P24) Economics of the labour market. Topics include the demand for labour, the supply of labour and investment in human capital. Policy applications. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2P21 or 2P23. #LABR 3P25 Topics in Labour Economics (also offered as ECON 3P25) Topics vary from year to year and may include unemployment and the impact of unemployment insurance in the labour market, discrimination in the labour market, labour migration and the economic impact of immigration, economics of the family, the distribution of income and wealth in Canada, the economic impact of unions on wages and non-wage outcomes, issues in retirement and pensions. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2P21 or 2P23. #LABR 3P30 Women, Work and Family (also offered as SOCI 3P30 and WGST 3P30) Examination of the transformation of women's paid labour force involvement and evaluation of personal and public strategies to address the work/family conflict. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined), WGST (single or combined), WISE (single or combined) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90, WGST (WISE) 1F90, 2P00. Note: SOCI 2P32 recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 3P30. #LABR 3P33 The State and Economic Life (also offered as POLI 3P33) Ideological perspectives on the state-economy relationship; policy instruments including taxation, regulation and public ownership; alternative models of economic policy including socialism, Keynesianism and neo-liberalism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #LABR 3P35 Communities in Crisis (also offered as SOCI 3P35) Poverty, unemployment, personal upheaval and family relocation in the early 21st century and, within this context, the evolving individual and collective strategies to create vibrant communities. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90. #LABR 3P48 Wealth, Work and Power in the United States (also offered as HIST 3P48) Business, labour and the state in U.S. history, including the evolution of capitalism from home manufacture to mass production to the service sector, the rise of the modern corporation, changing nature of work, sexual and racial divisions of labour, public policy, class conflict, welfare capitalism, the Great Depression and New Deal, business and war, deindustrialization, globalization and free trade. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR(single or combined), HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors and HIST minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one HIST credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 and one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: HIST 2P16 recommended. #LABR 3P66 Social Movements (also offered as SOCI 3P66) Survey of the impact of ideology on behaviour and the subsequent development of social movements or examinations of particular movements such as separatism, nationalism, fascism, Marxism or feminism. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have a minimum of 7.0 overall credits or 2.0 SOCI credits above SOCI 1F90. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90 or permission of the Department Administrator. #LABR 3P67 Issues in Canadian Public Policy (also offered as POLI 3P67) Theories of policy development and their application to several different policy fields. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): LABR 2P99 or permission of the instructor. Note: specific fields will change from year to year. #LABR 3P75 Canadian Labour History (also offered as HIST 3P75) Canadian workers and the labour movement from the mid-19th century to the present, combining studies of trade unions with the broader context of the social, community and political life of workers. How gender and race/ethnicity have shaped the working class experience. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one HIST credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 and one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Note: HIST 2P02 recommended. LABR 3P98 Directed Studies I Guided readings on a topic not covered in the program's regular course offerings. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): LABR 1F90 or 1F99. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise. LABR 3P99 Directed Studies II Guided readings on a topic not covered in the program's regular course offerings. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): LABR 1F90 or 1F99. Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a faculty member willing to supervise. *LABR 3Q95 Sex Work and Sex Workers (also offered as POLI 3Q95, SOCI 3Q95 and WGST 3Q95) Examination of sex work, various theoretical perspectives on sex work and their social policy implications for sex workers. Topics may include prostitution, pornography, the political economy of sex work and sex worker union organizing. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, SOCI 1F90, WGST (WISE) 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 3Q95. *LABR 3Q96 Children and Youth at Work (also offered as CHYS 3Q96) Multidisciplinary exploration of North American and international perspectives on child labour and youth in the labour market. Lectures, seminars, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), CHYS (single or combined) and CHYS BA (Honours)/BEd (Primary/Junior) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, CHYS 1F90, SOCI 1F90. *LABR 3Q97 Public Sector Unions (also offered as POLI 3Q97) Multidisciplinary examination of public sector unionism in Canada. Topics include the origin and growth, collective bargaining and dispute resolution, privatization and contracting out, and public sector union political action. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99. LABR 3V90-3V94 Special Topics in Labour Studies Special topics courses not offered on a regular basis. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): LABR 1F90, 1F99 or permission of the instructor. LABR 4F90 Honours Thesis Independent research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined) majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): LABR 3P03 and 3P06 (3F00). Corequisite(s): LABR 4F92 (4P91). Note: applicants to the thesis or practicum option are required to submit a detailed (one page minimum) letter of intent by March 31 of the preceding year. LABR 4F91 Honours Practicum Service as research associates with a local organization or trade union. Projects will vary with the needs of the organization/trade union. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average. Corequisite(s): LABR 4F92 (4P91). Note: applicants to the thesis or practicum option are required to submit a detailed (one page minimum) letter of intent by March 31 of the preceding year. The faculty facilitator, organization/trade union supervisor and student will negotiate a mutually satisfactory project and work schedule. LABR 4F92 Honours Seminar Facilitation of individual thesis proposals including the development of the research question, review of the relevant literature and the integration of theoretical perspectives with the appropriate methodological applications. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): LABR 3P03 and 3P06 (3F00). Corequisite(s): LABR 4F90 or 4F91. #LABR 4P15 Canadian Political Economy (also offered as POLI 4P15) Political economy tradition in Canada, from the writings of Innis, Mackintosh and Creighton to contemporary neo-Marxist and dependency theorists. Topics may include foreign investment, regional development, the labour movement, resources and Canada's place in the new international economy. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), INPE and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Note: POLI 2F12 strongly recommended. #LABR 4P31 Women, Work and Unions (also offered as SOCI 4P31 and WGST 4P31) Theoretical and research developments concerning women's paid and unpaid work. Topics may also include union activism, collective bargaining priorities and related government policies. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined), WGST (single or combined) and WISE (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): one of LABR 1F90, 1F99, SOCI 1F90, WGST (WISE) 1F90. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 4P31. #LABR 4P32 Sociology of Work (also offered as SOCI 4P32 and WGST 4P32) Theoretical and research developments in the sociology of work. Topics may include the impact of technological innovation on the labour process, reconceptualizations of work and leisure, changes in the gendered nature of work, the role of the contemporary labour movement and international perspectives on labour and the labour force. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined), WGST (single or combined) and WISE (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): two LABR or SOCI credits or permission of the Department Administrator. Note: SOCI 2P32 recommended. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in LABR (SOCI/WISE) 4F30 and WISE 4P32. #LABR 4P35 Gendered Patterns of Resistance and Survival (also offered as SOCI 4P35 and WGST 4P35) Examination of the ways in which women and men, separately and together, seek to resist and survive the social and economic turmoil of the early 21st century. Focus on individuals, families and communities, and resistance in the context of global economic reorganization. Topics may include case studies in the Niagara Peninsula. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single of combined), WGST (single or combined) and WISE (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration Guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 4P35. #LABR 4P37 Exploring Alternatives to Capitalism (also offered as SOCI 4P37) Topics may include socialism, anarchism, eco-feminism, co-operativism and social democracy. Theoretical and historical perspectives may be examined. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined) and SOCI (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). #LABR 4P53 Masculinities, Culture and Economy (also offered as SOCI 4P53 and WGST 4P53) Theoretical and empirical issues of the relation between masculinities and cultural and economic processes and structures. May include ethnicity, racialization, sexuality, nationalism, popular culture, leisure, changes in work and the labour market, class formation, and regional identity. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), SOCI (single or combined), WGST (single or combined) and WISE (single or combined) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Students must have approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): two SOCI credits or permission of the Department of Sociology Administrator. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in WISE 4P53. #LABR 4P54 Business-Government Relations (also offered as POLI 4P54) Politics and management of relations between business organizations and governments in Canada, emphasizing current research and issues. Topics include theories of business-government relations, the legislative and regulatory environment of business, public enterprise and privatization, lobbying, and interaction among government, business, the media and labour. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR (single or combined), INPE and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite(s): LABR 2Q98 (2F98) or permission of the instructor. Note: also open to non-POLS majors with a relevant background in other disciplines and permission of the instructor. LABR 4P92 Directed Studies I Guided reading on a topic not covered in the Department's regular course offerings. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a participating Faculty member willing to supervise the course. LABR 4P93 Directed Studies II Guided reading on a topic not covered in the Department's regular course offerings. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Note: topics must be chosen in consultation with a participating Faculty member willing to supervise the course.

CO-OP COURSES

LABR 0N01 Work Placement I First co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to LABR Co-op students. LABR 0N02 Work Placement II Second co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to LABR Co-op students. LABR 0N03 Work Placement III Third co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to LABR Co-op students. LABR 0N90 Co-op Training and Development Framework for the development of learning objectives by students for individual work terms. Includes orientation to the Co-op experience, goal setting, resume preparation and interview skills preparation. Lectures, presentation, site visits, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LABR Co-op students. LABR 2C01 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration I Provides student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to LABR Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): LABR 0N90. Corequisite(s): LABR 0N01. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation. LABR 2C02 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration II Provides student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to LABR Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): LABR 0N90. Corequisite(s): LABR 0N02. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation. LABR 2C03 Co-op Reflective Learning and Integration III Provides student with the opportunity to apply what they've learned in their academic studies through career-oriented work experiences at employer sites. Restriction: open to LABR Co-op students. Prerequisite(s): LABR 0N90. Corequisite(s): LABR 0N03. Note: students will be required to prepare learning objectives, participate in a site visit, write a work term report and receive a successful work term performance evaluation.
 
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