What is there to take in Labour Studies?
We offer three degree options: a minor, a 3-year major and a 4-year advanced major. We also offer a Diploma, or you can take courses on an occasional basis.
We also offer a Co-op Program that is a unique opportunity for students to get hands-on experience.
Our courses include:
- introduction to the Canadian labour movement
- working for a living
- political economy of labour
- workers, employers and the state
- labour history: Canada and beyond
- labour law
- labour and the bargaining process
- workplace health and safety
- pensions and benefits
- issues in occupational health and safety and workers' compensation
- globalization and labour
- labour and community organizing
- racism and work
- working people in hard times
- human rights at work
- global sweatshops, global struggles
- working-class and labour history
- field placement: Senior students have an opportunity to combine theory with practice and conduct applied research in a practical workplace experience in a company, union, government office, non-government organization (NGO), or social agency.
Our courses address the field of work from an interdisciplinary perspective: economics, management, history, political science, sociology, psychology, Native studies, women’s and gender studies and others. Many courses are optional: you can select from a range of options, tailoring your program to suit your own interests.