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Degree Options

 

Work and Labour Studies offers several degree options: Honours BA Program, Honours Double Major BA Program, Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA Program, Honours Major/Minor BA Program, and Honours Minor BA Program, and BA programs. Be sure to read the program requirements carefully to ensure your selections satisfy credit and course requirements for the degree.

Honours BA Program

Students will take at least 42 credits in Work and Labour Studies including the following:

 

  • AP/SOSC 1510 9.0 The Future of Work
  • AP/SOSC 2210 6.0 Labour Relations in Canada: An Introduction
    (6 credits count towards program requirements, 3 credits towards electives)
  • AP/SOSC 2211 6.0 Diversity in the Canadian Workplace
  • 12 credits chosen from the following:
    • AP/SOSC 3130 6.0 Women and Work: Production and Reproduction
    • AP/SOSC 3210 6.0 The Working Class in Canadian Society
    • AP/SOSC 3211 3.0 Work for Change
    • AP/SOSC 3240 3.0 Labour and Globalization I: North American Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3241 3.0 Labour and Globalization II: Comparative Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3380 6.0 Law, Labour and the State
    • AP/SOSC 3815 3.0 Jobs, Unemployment & Canadian Labour Market Policy
    • AP/SOSC 3980 3.0 Workers' Organizations
    • AP/SOSC 3981 3.0 Diversity Issues at the Workplace
    • AP/SOSC 3993 3.0 Strategies of Social Science Research
    • AP/SOSC 4250 3.0 Special Topics in Work and Labour Studies
    • AP/SOSC 4251 6.0 Mobile Worlds: Work, Labour and Power in the Global Era
  • 6 additional credits chosen from the Work and Labour Studies lists of courses at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • 12 credits at the 4000 level:
    • AP/SOSC 4210 6.0 Labour Relations Simulation
    • AP/SOSC 4240 6.0 Labour Studies Work Placement

Honours Double Major BA Program

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Major Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with a major in Biology, Chemistry or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA Program

Work and Labour Studies may be linked with any Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. Students must take at least 36 credits in Work and Labour Studies and at least 36 credits in the interdisciplinary program.

Courses taken to meet Work and Labour Studies requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the interdisciplinary program. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000-level including at least 6 credits in Work and Labour Studies and 6 credits in the interdisciplinary program. For further details of requirements, see the listings for specific Honours Double Major Interdisciplinary BA Programs.

The 36 credits in Work and Labour Studies must include:

 

 
  • AP/SOSC 1510 9.0 The Future of Work
  • AP/SOSC 2210 6.0 Labour Relations in Canada: An Introduction
    (6 credits count towards program requirements, 3 credits towards electives)
  • 12 credits chosen from the following:
    • AP/SOSC 2211 6.0 Diversity in the Canadian Workplace
    • AP/SOSC 3130 6.0 Women and Work: Production and Reproduction
    • AP/SOSC 3210 6.0 The Working Class in Canadian Society
    • AP/SOSC 3211 3.0 Work for Change
    • AP/SOSC 3240 3.0 Labour and Globalisation I: North American Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3241 3.0 Labour and Globalisation II: Comparative Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3380 6.0 Law, Labour and the State
    • AP/SOSC 3815 3.0 Jobs, Unemployment and Canadian Labour Market Policy
    • AP/SOSC 3980 3.0 Workers' Organizations
    • AP/SOSC 3981 3.0 Diversity Issues at the Workplace
    • AP/SOSC 3993 3.0 Strategies of Social Science Research
    • AP/SOSC 4250 3.0 Special Topics in Work and Labour Studies
    • AP/SOSC 4251 6.0 Mobile Worlds: Work, Labour and Power in the Global Era
  • 12 additional credits chosen from the Work and Labour Studies lists of courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • AS/SOSC 4210 6.0 Labour Relations Simulation

Honours Major/Minor BA Program

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with a Minor in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Honours Minor BA Program

The Honours Minor must be pursued jointly with an Honours Major/Minor BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professinal Studies.

Students must take at least 30 credits in Work and Labour Studies, including the following:

  • AP/SOSC2210 9.0 Labour Relations in Canada: An Introduction
    (6 credits count towards program requirement, 3 credits towards electives)
  • 12 credits chosen from the following :
    • AP/SOSC 1510 9.0 The Future of Work
    • AP/SOSC 2211 6.0 Diversity in the Canadian Workplace
    • AP/SOSC 3130 6.0 Women and Work: Production and Reproduction
    • AP/SOSC 3210 6.0 The Working Class in Canadian Society
    • AP/SOSC 3211 3.0 Work for Change
    • AP/SOSC 3240 3.0 Labour and Globalisation I: North American Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3241 3.0 Labour and Globalisation II: Comparative Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3380 6.0 Law, Labour and the State
    • AP/SOSC 3815 3.0 Jobs, Unemployment and Canadian Labour Market Policy
    • AP/SOSC 3980 3.0 Workers' Organizations
    • AP/SOSC 3981 3.0 Diversity Issues at the Workplace
    • AP/SOSC 3993 3.0 Strategies of Social Science Research
    • AP/SOSC 4250 3.0 Special Topics in Work and Labour Studies
  • 6 additional credits chosen from the Work and Labour Studies Program list of courses at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • 6 credits chosen from the following:
    • AP/SOSC 4210 6.0 Labour Studies Simulation
    • AP/SOSC 4240 6.0 Labour Studies Placement
    • AP/SOSC 4251 6.0 Mobile Worlds: Work, labour and Power in the Global Era
BA Program

Students will take at least 30 credits in Work and Labour Studies including the following:

  • AP/SOSC2210 9.0 Labour Relations in Canada: An Introduction
    (6 credits count towards program requirements, 3 credits towards electives)
  • 18 credits chosen from the following :
    • AP/SOSC 1510 9.0 The Future of Work
    • AP/SOSC 2211 6.0 Diversity in the Canadian Workplace
    • AP/SOSC 3130 6.0 Women and Work: Production and Reproduction
    • AP/SOSC 3210 6.0 The Working Class in Canadian Society
    • AP/SOSC 3211 3.0 Work for Change
    • AP/SOSC 3240 3.0 Labour and Globalisation I: North American Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3241 3.0 Labour and Globalisation II: Comparative Perspectives
    • AP/SOSC 3380 6.0 Law, Labour and the State
    • AP/SOSC 3815 3.0 Jobs, Unemployment & Canadian Labour Market Policy
    • AP/SOSC 3980 3.0 Workers' Organizations
    • AP/SOSC 3981 3.0 Diversity Issues at the Workplace
    • AP/SOSC 3993 3.0 Strategies of Social Science Research
    • AP/SOSC 4250 3.0 Special Topics in Work and Labour Studies
  • 6 credits at the 3000 or 4000-level chosen from the Work and Labour Studies list of courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.

3000 and 4000 Level Cources

To fulfill the Work and Labour Studies degree requirements at 3000 and 4000 level courses, students may choose from the list of courses below as well as the list of related courses offered by other Departments below. The courses below are offered outside the Department of Social Science and are available to students who meet the prerequisite(s)*. Courses which have an asterisk (*) require a pre-requisite.

Please check relevant Departmental calendars for those prerequisites as well as full course descriptions and course credit exclusions. Days and times are also subject to change. Not all of the courses listed below will necessarily be offered in any given year.

* Pre-requisite required

  • AP/ADMS 3400 3.0 Occupational Health and Safety
  • AP/COMN 3313 3.0 Labour in Communication and Cultural Industries
  • AP/ECON 3200 3.0 Industrial Organization
  • AP/ECON 3240 3.0 Labour Economics – Theory
  • AP/ECON 3249 3.0 Labour Economics – Theory (Writing)
  • AP/ECON 3250 3.0 Labour Economics – Institutions
  • AP/ECON 3259 3.0 Labour Economics – Institutions (Writing)
  • GL/ECON 3540 3.0 Economics of Labour and Manpower
  • GL/ECON 3550 3.0 Labour Economics: Institutions and Policies
  • AP/ECON 3620 3.0 The Economics of Unemployment
  • AP/ECON 4160 3.0 Theory and Practice of Arbitration
  • AP/ECON 4240 3.0 Topics in Labour Economics
  • AP/GEOG 3800 3.0 Geographies of Work
  • AP/GEOG 4800 3.0 Geographies of Organized Labour
  • AP/HIST 3561 3.0 Business and Government in Canada since Confederation
  • AP/HIST 3660 3.0 US Economic and Business History to 1880
  • AP/HIST 3670 3.0 US Business History since 1880: The Origins and Consequences of Managerial Capitalism
  • AP/HIST 4051 6.0 Family, Work, and Community: Canadian Society in the 19th and 20th Centuries *
  • AP/HIST 4450 6.0 Themes in Eighteenth-Century British Social History *
  • AP/HIST 4505 6.0 Canadian Labour and Immigration History *
  • AP/HREQ 3414 6.0 Work and the Workplace
  • AP/POLS 3140 3.0 Political Economy of Labour in Canada
  • AP/POLS 4091 3.0 Marxism, Feminism, Poststructuralism
  • AP/POLS 4470 3.0 Working Class Politics in Capitalist Democracies
  • HH/PSYC 3570 3.0 Organizational Psychology
  • AP/REI 3745 6.0 Work and Employment in the Global Economy
  • AP/SOCI 3355 3.0 Social Movements
  • AP/SOCI 3490 6.0 Formal Organizations
  • AP/SOCI 3600 3.0 The Sociology Of Work and Industry
  • AP/SOCI 3615 3.0 The Sociology of Occupations and Professions
  • AP/SOCI 4620 3.0 Issues in the Sociology of Work and Labour
  • AP/SOSC 3125 6.0 Women Organizing
  • AP/SOSC 3169 3.0 Occupational Health
  • AP/GL/WMST 3520 3.0 Women and the Professions