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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Labor Studies 575  

Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, School of Management and Labor Relations

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Director: David Bensman

Dean: Barbara Lee


Eileen Appelbaum, B.A., Temple; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

David Bensman, B.A., Chicago; Ph.D., Columbia

Joseph Blasi, B.S., Pittsburgh; Ed.D., Harvard

Dorothy Sue Cobble, B.A., California (Berkeley); M.A., San Francisco State; Ph.D., Stanford

Adrienne Eaton, B.A., Michigan; M.A., Ohio State; Ph.D., Wisconsin

Charles Heckscher, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard

Douglas Kruse,B.A., Harvard; M.A., Nebraska; Ph.D., Harvard

Paula B. Voos, B.A., Whitman; M.A., Portland State; Ph.D., Harvard

Associate Professors:

Carola Frege, B.A., Freiburg; M.Sc., Ph.D., London School of Economics

Jeffrey Keefe, B.A., Villanova; Ph.D., Cornell

Saul Rubinstein, B.A., Swarthmore; M.B.A., Ed.M., Harvard; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lisa Schur, B.A., Harvard; J.D., Northeastern; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Assistant Professor:

Niki Dickerson, B.A., Trinity; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan

The undergraduate labor studies program aims to provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the nature of work, the problems of working people, and what workers have done, both individually and collectively, to address those problems. Its introductory courses offer anyone interested in the world of work (or likely to have a job) the opportunities to develop a realistic view of the dominant institutions, practices, and values of the workforce and to think about how the work world can change to meet the challenge of a new century. Intermediate courses enable students to acquire a range of specific competencies useful to employment, labor relations, and human resource specialists. They also allow students to participate in a series of cultural and disciplinary dialogues providing alternative perspectives on work and the wider society. Advanced courses provide students majoring in labor studies with an opportunity to consolidate what they have learned about the nature of work through more in-depth study of a particular topic or topics through either independent work or the senior seminar. The B.A. in Labor Studies is offered jointly with the School of Management and Labor Relations and the New Brunswick/Piscataway undergraduate colleges. Labor studies majors are eligible to apply for a five-year bachelor of arts/master of labor and industrial relations degree program.

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