Labor and Workplace Studies Minor
The Labor and Workplace Studies (LBR&WS) minor offers UCLA undergraduates an opportunity to learn about the workplace and the social, political, and economic forces that influence it. The minor places emphasis on the labor market, public policy, employment relations, unions, and working-class movements. It also explores issues of race, class, and gender in the workplace. This interdisciplinary approach offers students an in-depth understanding of a broad array of issues related to labor and the workplace. The minor helps prepare students for a variety of careers, including labor relations, human resource management, law, domestic and international government work, worker organizing, and economic forecasting.
To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing (2.0 grade-point average or better), have completed 45 units, and meet with the minor coordinator. Students are encouraged to meet early with the minor coordinator to declare the minor and design a coherent program of coursework.
- Current and Previous LBR&WS Courses
- Lower and Upper Division LBR&WS Courses
- Interdepartmental Approved Courses
- Affiliated Faculty
Students must complete a minimum of 28 units from the approved courses, with no more than 8 units of lower division classes and no more than 8 units of courses applied toward a major or another minor. All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each and an overall C average.
Internship and Career Opportunities
- Student Publication: Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Studies Speak Out
- Course: Students and Pro-Democracy Movements
- Course: Nonviolence and Social Movements in Los Angeles
- Course: Community Scholars
Labor and Workplace Studies Minor Scores High with Seniors
In the 2011 UCLA College Senior Survey, 100 percent of seniors in the Labor and Workplace Studies Minor said they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with the curriculum and faculty, a score significantly above the college average. Students gave the minor ratings 4 percentage points or more above average on every item in the survey. "This is a testament to an exciting, hands-on curriculum and extremely dedicated faculty," said Minor Chair Toby Higbie.
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