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Transform the way you think about work. A minor in Labour Studies is a valuable addition to any degree program. You will gain an understanding of the forces shaping labour markets, changes to the nature of work, and their impact on workers.
Admission requirements (effective Fall 2019)
In order to declare the LBST minor, you must have a minimum CGPA of 2.0 and you may declare this plan upon successful completion of one Labour Studies course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Labour Studies Program.
Lower division requirements
Students complete 9 lower division units including
- LBST 101 - Introducing Labour Studies (3)
- LBST 201 - Workers in the Global Economy: Globalization, Labour and Uneven Development (3) **
and the remaining 3 units chosen from the following.
- ECON 102 - The World Economy (3)
- ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
- ECON 280 - Introduction to labour Economics (3)
- GEOG 221 - Economic Geography (3)
- GEOG 241 - Social Geography (3)
- GSWS 102 - Feminist Action (3)
- GSWS 201 - Colonizing Women: Canadian Women in Historical Perspective, 1600-1870s (3)
- HIST 204 - The Social History of Canada (3)
- HSCI 215 - Perspectives on Disability and Injury (3)
- LBST 202 - Labour Research for Social Change: Methods and Approaches (3)
- LBST 230 - Special Topics in Labour Studies (3) *
- POL 100 or 101W - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
- POL 201 - Research Methods in Political Science (3)
- SA 100W - Perspectives on Canadian Society(4)
- SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (4)
- SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (4)
- STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
* Students may take more than one offering of LBST 230 or LBST 330 Special/Selected Topics courses for credit and towards the minor, as long as the topics for each offering are different.
** Students with credit for LBST 230 under the title "Workers and Global Capitalism" or "Work and Employment in a Globalized World" may not take this course for further credit.
Upper division requirements
Students must complete a total of 15 upper division units, including:
- LBST 301W
and 9 units in additional upper division LBST courses.
The remaining 3 units may be chosen from additional upper division LBST courses* or from the list of approved electives.
Approved upper division electives (3 units):
- ECON 325 - Industrial Organization (3)
- ECON 342 - International Trade (3)
- ECON 381 - Labour Economics (4)
- ECON 426W - Industrial Organization: Governance and Institutions (3)
- ECON 480 - Seminar in the Economics of Labor Market Policy (3)
- GSWS 308 - Women in the Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)
- GSWS 312 - Immigrants, Women and Transnational Migration (4)
- GSWS 317 - Bread Riots to Riot Grrls: Gender, Resistance and Protest in Historical Perspective (4)
- GSWS 322 - Feminist Approaches to Research (4)
- HIST 327 - Canadian Labour and Working Class History (4)
- HIST 428 - Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (4) **
- HIST 463W - Rebellion and Revolution: Topics in the Theory and Practice of Resistance (4)
- HSCI 404 - Public Policy and Health Systems (3)
- POL 343 - Global Political Economy (4)
- POL 350 - Public Policy for Women (4)
- SA 302W - Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (SA) (4)
- SA 304 - Social Control (S) (4)
- SA 321 - Social Movements (4)
- SA 325 - Political Sociology (S) (4)
- SA 340 - Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis (4)
- SA 351 - Classical Marxist Thought (S) (4)
- SA 355 - Quantitative Methods (S) (4)
- SA 362 - Society and the Changing Global Division of Labour (4)
Students may substitute relevant special topics courses, with Labour Studies Program approval.
* Students may take more than one offering of LBST Special / Selected Topics courses for credit towards the minor, as long as the topics for each offering are different.
** when topic is appropriate
In order to complete the minor, you must have a Labour Studies CGPA and UD CGPA of 2.0 or higher. Your Labour Studies CGPAs include all courses used for your Labour Studies minor.