List of Courses
LBR 111 Social and Professional Etiquette (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the development and use of social and professional etiquette rules and customs as currently practiced in the United States. Emphasis is placed on understanding the communicative nature of etiquette and its uses in furthering social and professional interactions. This lecture/demonstration course will include practice in various verbal and nonverbal skills required in the current social and professional climate, including instruction in netiquette. Additionally, students will be introduced to etiquette rules and customs from around the world and will practice using these as a way to prepare for the global marketplace. This course meets with COM 111.
LBR 207 Communication @ Work (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of communication in the workplace. The focus of the course is interpersonal communication in a professional context. Topics covered include: meeting management, interview techniques, participation in team and group communication, preparation of professional presentations, managerial communication, diversity in the workplace, and listening skills. This course emphasizes the development of practical and critical skills. Prerequisite: Any 100-level COM course or Permission of Instructor.
LBR 210 Contract Bargaining I (3 credits)
A basic course designed to equip students with a conceptual understanding of the collective bargaining process. Among the topics are the nature of the collective bargaining process, the scope of bargaining, collective bargaining structure, wage patterns, and impasse procedures.
LBR 215 Contemporary Labor Problems (3 credits)
A survey of the major challenges that confront the labor movement in the 1970's. Students are briefed on the background of each problem and discuss and analyze a broad range of solutions proposed by the experts.
LBR 225 Contract Administration (3 credits)
A study of union administration; the underlying structure and the relationship of its members, locals, and national organizations; the implementation of the collective bargaining contract in its day-to-day administration. Emphasis will be placed on the basic principles of grievance procedure.
LBR 254 Labor Law (3 credits)
A survey of the major areas of labor law, including union rights and permissible employer responses in organizing campaigns, protected activities under the NLRA, ground rules for collective bargaining, arbitration and enforcement of collective agreements, strikes and secondary boycotts, and public sector problems.
LBR 255 Labor History (3 credits)
A review of the major developments in American labor history form colonial times to the present with special emphasis on the changing goals of labor, early union efforts, the evolution of labor legislation, the development of the AFL and the CIO, the changing relationship between employer and employee.
LBR 273 Health Hazards in the Workplace (3 credits)
A survey course on occupational health and safety. The course includes a history of occupational health and safety at federal, state and city levels; analysis of specific health hazards; links to environmental health issues; and relationships to workmen's compensation and other disability coverage.
LBR 287 Labor, Government, and Politics (3 credits)
A survey of the ways the political process affects labor, the nature of government operations, political lobbying, pressure groups and political parties.
LBR 299 Internship (3 credits)
A combined work and classroom experience involving placement with local labor or business organizations in the industrial and labor relations field. Student will combine work experience with seminars to identify learning objectives in the work experience and measure growth of labor relations skills.