LBST Certificate

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must apply for admission to Simon Fraser University and meet the normal admission requirements prior to undertaking the certificate program.

The Labour Studies Program offers a certificate and a minor program. Both programs draw from the same list of optional courses but have different requirements for completion. It is the student's responsibility to ensure completion of prerequisite and other departmental requirements before choosing elective courses.

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Prerequisites
Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisite requirements for the courses they wish to take.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 24 units including both of

  • LBST 101 - Introducing Labour Studies (3)
  • LBST 301W - Labour Movements: Contemporary Issues and Images (3)

and 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 485 - Negotiations and Conflict Management (3)
  • BUS 488 - Group Dynamics and Teamwork (3)
  • CMNS 454 - Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Critical Perspective (4)
  • ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  • ECON 280 - Introduction to Labour Economics (3)
  • ECON 353 - Economic History of Canada (4)
  • ECON 381 - Labour Economics (3)
  • GEOG 426 - Industrial Change and Local Development (4)
  • 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 - Canadina Labour and Working Class History (4)
  • HIST 412 - Marxism and the Writing of 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 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 (3)
  • LBST 308 - The Labour Process: Work and Technological Change (3)
  • LBST 309 - Labour and Collective Bargaining (3)
  • LBST 310 - The Politics of Labour (3)
  • LBST 311 - Labour and Environment (3)
  • LBST 313 - Introduction to Canadian Labour Law (3)
  • LBST 330 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (3) **
  • POL 222 - Introduction to Canadian Politics (3)
  • POL 223 - Canadian Political Economy (3)
  • POL 327 - Globalization and the Canadian State (4)
  • POL 343 - Global Political Economy (4)
  • POL 356 - The Political Economy of Labour (4)
  • POL 423 - BC Government and Politics (4)
  • SA 321 - Social Movements (4)
  • SA 340 - Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis (4)
  • SA 362 - Society and the Changing Global Division of Labour (4)

Students may substitute relevant special topics courses, with Labour Studies Program approval.

*   when topic is appropriate

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

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs (except the honours program), students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

For additional information visit Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences requirements.

Writing, Quantitative and Breadth Requirements
All students completing an undergraduate degree program must complete a total of 36 units of courses that are designated as meeting writing, quantitative, or breadth requirements with a grade of C- or better.