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Labour Studies Program Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Labour Studies

Certificate

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 24 units including both of

LBST 101 - Introducing Labour Studies (3)

Introduction to key concepts necessary for understanding the character and organization of work in contemporary society. The discussion of such issues as how our society decides who works, what the work will be, and under what conditions people work, will be situated in the context of current debates, trends and issues. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 John-Henry Harter
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1013, Burnaby
D101
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D103
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
E100 Benjamin Anderson
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
LBST 301W - Labour Movements: Contemporary Issues and Images (3)

This course will give students a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary structure, issues, and perceptions of labour unions and other forms of working-class organization. It will focus on external and internal problems that the labour movement faces, such as labour law and state policy, employer strategies, bureaucracy, racism and sexism. The treatment of labour in the media and popular culture will provide an understanding of how labour is viewed in society, how labour views itself, and how working-class culture informs and is informed by the larger culture. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101. Students with credit for LBST 301 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John-Henry Harter
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby

and the remaining electives may be chosen from the list below:

BPK 381 - Psychology of Work (3)

The application of psychological principles and methods to the study of human performance at work. A systems approach will be taken to study the interactions among the individual worker, his/her task, groups of workers, and the management structure of the organization. Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or both of BPK (or KIN) 207 and STAT 201. Corequisite: STAT 201 may be taken concurrently. Recommended: KIN 180. Students with credit for KIN 381 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 382 - Workplace Health (3)

The focus of this course will be the study of the physical environment and its effects on the health, safety and performance of the worker. Physical problems associated with noise, vibration, lighting, radiation, dust and ventilation will be examined together with methods of recognition, treatment, protection and prevention. Prerequisite: BPK (or KIN) 142, 201, 205. Students with credit for KIN 382 may not repeat this course for further credit. Quantitative.

BUS 484 - Employment Systems (3)

Examination of the day-to-day administration of various employment systems in both unionized and non-unionized settings. Employment systems have implications for how conflicts between employee and employer interests are resolved, for the attainment of due process in the workplace, and for the flexibility and efficiency of work organization. Characteristics and outcomes of various employment systems will be examined. Prerequisite: BUS 381 and 360W; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Utley
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
BUS 488 - Group Dynamics and Teamwork (3)

Interpersonal and group behavior in organizational contexts, including group development, team building, interpersonal communications, interpersonal conflict, group problem-solving and decision-making. Prerequisite: BUS 360W, BUS 374 or 381; 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gervase Bushe
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
BUS 485 - Negotiations and Conflict Management (3)

Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements between two or more parties that are interdependent and who are seeking to maximize their outcomes. The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiation as it is practiced in a variety of settings. The course will allow participants the opportunity to develop these skills experientially and to understand negotiation in useful analytical frameworks. Prerequisite: BUS 272, 360W, and either 374 or 381; 60 units. Students with credit for BUEC 485 may not take BUS 485 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Mitra Kiamanesh
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Douglas Allen
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D106
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D108
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D111
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D112
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D113
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D114
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D115
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D116
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D117
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D118
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D119
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D120
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D121
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D122
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D123
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D124
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D125
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D126
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D127
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D128
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D129
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D130
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D131
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D132
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
E100 Iryna Dudnyk
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
ECON 280 - Introduction to Labor Economics (3)

Basic analysis of the labor market and the industrial relations system with emphasis on the major issues of public policy in Canada. Prerequisite: ECON 103 or 200 and 105 or 205. Students who have taken COMM 280, ECON 301, 305 or 381 may not take ECON 280 for further credit. Quantitative.

ECON 353 - Economic History of Canada (4)

Analysis of leading issues in Canadian economic history. The historical experience of other areas will be examined when useful contrasts can be made. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301; 60 units.

ECON 381 - Labor Economics (3)

Analysis of the economics of the labor market with particular emphasis on wage determination, the concept of full employment, and manpower policies. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301; 60 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jane Friesen
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D105
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
GSWS 308 - Women in the Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)

Explores the nature and conditions of women's paid and unpaid labour in the economy as well as various theories which explain labour market discrimination, the impact of national public policies on women's labour and the transnational interconnections that affect women's paid and unpaid labour. Prerequisite: 30 units including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST. Students who have completed SA 335 or WS 310 under the title Women and Work may not complete this course for further credit.

GSWS 314 - Race, Class and Gender (4)

An examination of feminist, Marxist and anti-racist theories pertaining to the historical development, social construction, and interactive nature of race, class and gender relations. Prerequisite: 15 units. Students with credit for either GSWS 301 (or WS 301) or GSWS 310 (or WS 310) as Special Topics: Race, Class and Gender may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Habiba Zaman
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
GSWS 321 - Special Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (4)

A specific theme within the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, not otherwise covered in depth in regularly scheduled courses, will be dealt with as occasion and demand warrant. Prerequisite: 15 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Katie McCullough
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
HIST 327 - Canadian Labor and Working Class History (4)

An examination of the history of labor, primarily in English Canada, during the 19th and 20th centuries. The evolution of trade unions and labor-political movements will be examined together with the impact of industrialization, the rise of mass production, changing patterns of immigration and other contexts of working-class culture and material life. Special attention will be paid to British Columbia as a case study. Historically the course examines 'working class history' as a particular way of studying the past. What is the concept of 'the working class'? Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W and 204.

HIST 424 - Problems in the Cultural History of Canada (4) *

Selected problems in Canadian ideas and attitudes on such topics as the arts, religion, education, minority and native cultures, nationalism, and Canadian historiography. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 424 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Mo 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
HIST 428 - Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (4) *

Selected problems in the history of Canadian agriculture and industrial development, migration and settlement, labor, native policy and class structure. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 428 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W.

LBST 230 - Special Topics in Labour Studies (3)

A seminar devoted to the in-depth examination of a topic in Labour Studies not regularly offered by the Program. The course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

LBST 306 - The Political Economy of Labour Markets: Critical and Radical Approaches (3)

An exploration of critical and radical political economy traditions in Labour Studies with a focus on how these approaches have diverged from, and provided alternatives to, classical and orthodox economic understandings of labour and labour markets. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Irwin
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
LBST 307 - Unfree Labour and Modern Slavery: Understanding Coercion and Exploitation in Contemporary Labour Markets (3)

An exploration of the expanding forms of unfree labour in capitalist economies as products of changing labour processes, global labour markets, and the policies of neoliberalism and 'austerity'. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

LBST 308 - The Labour Process: Work and Technological Change (3)

Technological change and globalization are constantly transforming the nature of work. These transformations are examined in the historical development of work, with specific emphasis on the changing nature of the labour process in the present era. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101 and/or 301.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Noah Quastel
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
LBST 309 - Labour and Collective Bargaining (3)

An introduction to collective bargaining: it will cover the legal requirements of the Labour Code, the bargaining process and the organizational structure and components of collective agreements, including the grievance-arbitration process. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101 and at least one other Labour Studies course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Walker
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
LBST 310 - The Politics of Labour in Canada (3)

The politics of the working class and union movement in the context of neoliberal economic and public policy, recurring economic crises, the changing nature of work, and declining membership. Central to the course will be the question of electoral politics and organized labour's relationship to political parties. Prerequisite: 30 units. Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John-Henry Harter
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
LBST 311 - Labour and the Environment (3)

The changing relationships between unions and environmental groups; how work in various industries contribute to climate change; and how climate-change policies affect workers in different ways. The consequences of climate policies for different categories of workers, identified by economic sector, geographic location, gender, ethnicity, and Aboriginal status. Prerequisite: 30 units. Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Walker
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
LBST 313 - Introduction to Canadian Labour Law (3)

An introduction to labour and employment law in Canada, covering both union and non-union sectors. The course will focus variously on: the principles and practice of the BC Labour Relations Code, the Canada Labour Code, BC Employment Standards Act. BC Human Rights Code, the Workers Compensation Act (WorkSafeBC), and the contested history of labour legislation and related common law. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Sonya Sabet-Rasekh
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
LBST 330 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (3) **

The study of issues related to work and/or trade unions not offered in regular courses. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101 and/or 301. Students who have completed special temporary topics course LBST 389 cannot complete this course for further credit when it is offered as "Studying Labour Through Film.".

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Habiba Zaman
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
D200 Xinying Hu
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
POL 222 - Introduction to Canadian Politics (3)

An introduction to the social and participatory basis of Canadian politics, covering topics such as political culture, regionalism and other political divisions, political parties, elections, interest groups and new social movements. Prerequisite: POL 100 or 101W or 151 or permission of department.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
POL 327 - Globalization and the Canadian State (4)

In an era of globalization, what scope remains for national politics? Does globalization lead to a deficit of democracy? This course examines the challenge that globalization poses for the Canadian political system. Emphasis is placed on globalization's impact on the organization, activities and role of Canadian State. Prerequisite: Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Scott MacLeod
We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2510, Vancouver
POL 343 - Global Political Economy (4)

An introduction to the study of the international political economy, with an emphasis on the interaction between the state and markets, and the basic political-institutional relationships of trade, money and finance, international investment, foreign debt and foreign aid. Prerequisite: Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Ginnell
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
POL 423 - BC Government and Politics (4)

The legislature, political parties, pressure groups, relations with other governments, and other aspects of the policy process. Prerequisite: Eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department.

SA 321 - Social Movements (S) (4)

A study of the sources, development and effects of social movements in transitional and modernized societies. Specific types of movements will be analysed. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

SA 340 - Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis (SA) (4)

An examination of how sociological and anthropological theories and methods can be applied to the examination of social problems and issues which become the object of social policy. A central concern of the course is the question of how social issues are defined as problematic. Particular attention will be given to gender, ethnicity, class and generation. Substantive examples of social policy issues will be selected from a number of fields. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lindsey Freeman
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
SA 362 - Society and the Changing Global Division of Labour (S) (4)

An examination of the social and political implications of the global economy. Topics to be considered include the influence of neo-liberal economics, the decline of the national welfare state, transnational political agencies and public policy, the internationalization of culture, the global labour market, the 'world city' hypothesis, ethnic resurgence and alternatives to these developments. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

* when topic is appropriate

** 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.