Certificate in workplace rights

The Labour Studies Certificate in Workplace Rights offers solid foundation in labour rights and the regulation of work. It introduces students to labour law, collective bargaining, and the study of working people and labour movements in Canada and internationally.

Admission requirements

Prospective students must apply for admission to Simon Fraser University and meet the normal admission requirements prior to undertaking the certificate program. Students may declare this plan upon successful completion of one Labour Studies course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Labour Studies Program.

A selection of awards are available to help offset the cost of post-secondary education. If you or a family member is a member of a union it is also recommended to check if they offer scholarships.

Program requirements (effective Fall 2019)

Students complete a minimum of 18 units including

LBST 101 - Introducing Labour Studies (3)
LBST 201 - Workers in the Global Economy: Globalization, Labour and Uneven Development (3) **
LBST 309 - Labour and Collective Bargaining (3)
LBST 313 - Introduction to Canadian Labour Law (3)

The remaining electives may be chosen from the list below:

BPK 381 - Psychology of Work (3)
BPK 382 - Workplace Health (3)
BUS 484 - Employment Systems (3)
BUS 488 - Group Dynamics and Teamwork (3)
BUS 485 - Negotiations and Conflict Management (3)
CMNS 454 - Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Critical Perspectives (4)
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)
ECON 280 - Introduction to Labor Economics (3)
ECON 353 - Economic History of Canada (4)
ECON 381 - Labor Economics (3)
GSWS 308 - Women in the Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)
GSWS 314 - Race, Class and Gender (4)
GSWS 321 - Special Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (4)
HIST 327 - Canadian Labor and Working Class History (4)
HIST 424 - Problems in the Cultural History of Canada (4) *
HIST 428 - Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (4) *
LBST 230 - Special Topics in Labour Studies (3)
LBST 301W - Labour Movements: Issues, Images and Popular Culture (3)
LBST 306 - The Political Economy of Labour Markets: Critical and Radical Approaches (3)
LBST 307 - Unfree Labour and Modern Slavery: Understanding Coercion and Exploitation in Contemporary Labour Markets (3)
LBST 308 - The Labour Process: Work and Technological Change (3)
LBST 310 - The Politics of Labour in Canada (3)
LBST 311 - Labour and the Environment (3)
LBST 312 - Global Labour Migration (3)
LBST 330 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (3) ***
LBST 331 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (4) *
LBST 431 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (4) *
POL 222 - Introduction to Canadian Politics (3)
POL 327 - Globalization and the Canadian State (4)
POL 343 - Global Political Economy (4)
POL 423 - BC Government and Politics (4)
SA 321 - Social Movements (S) (4)
SA 340 - Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis (SA) (4)
SA 362 - Society and the Changing Global Division of Labour (S) (4)

* when topic is appropriate

**  Students with credit for LBST 230 under the topics "Workers and Global Capitalism" or "Workers in the Global Economy" cannot take LBST 201 for further credit.

*** Students may take more than one offering of LBST Special/Selected Topics courses for credit and towards the certificate as long as the topics for each offering are different.

Questions?

To enroll or for more information, please contact our academic advisor.

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