New Labour Studies courses coming in Fall 2018
The Labour Studies Program is pleased to announce the addition of two new Labour Studies courses to be offered for the first time as part of the new Major in Labour Studies in Fall 2018:
LBST 202 - LABOUR RESEARCH FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: METHODS AND APPROACHES (3)*
Introduces students to labour research through methodology and research methods for social change. By exploring what methodology is, the methods common in labour research, and understandings of social justice, students gain experience of quantitative and qualitative approaches, including survey research. Focuses on using and interpreting quantitative data and statistics for social justice and social change. Quantitative. Prerequisite: LBST 101 or permission of instructor.
LBST 312 - GLOBAL LABOUR MIGRATION (3)
Global labour migration has increased substantially in the last several decades. What factors contribute to the current wave of labour migration? Which countries send and receive migrants, and what is the role of internal migration? What challenges do migrant workers face in their host countries? This course will examine these questions to uncover the nature, trends, and impacts of this growing phenomenon. Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: LBST 101. Students who have taken LBST 330 Global Labour Migration previously may not take this course for further credit.
*Please note that LBST 202 will be a required course for the Major in Labour Studies.