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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EC 104 - Industrial Relations

Credit Hours: 3

A description and analysis of the roles of labor and management in the economy of the United States. Approximately half of the class time is devoted to labor-management relations, including the evolution and growth of the American labor movement and the development and structure of American business management. A study is made of the legal framework within which labor-management relations are conducted and the responsibilities of each in a democratic system of government.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify basic elements of labor economics;
  • use graphs to demonstrate various aspects of labor economics (such as the minimum wage price floor);
  • explain basic elements of labor history and the history of technology;
  • identify and explain discriminatory practices in the workplace;
  • explain the collective bargaining process;
  • explain major topics in employment law, such as ADA compliance and drug testing;
  • demonstrate conflict resolution techniques; and
  • explain the legal framework of labor bodies like the NLRB, PERB, SLRB, AFL-CIO etc.

F/S (C, N, S)