Program Outcomes

Labor Relations and Human Resource Management Major Program Outcomes

1. The Labor Relations and Human Resource Management program provides students with an interdisciplinary course of study that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts.
Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate issues related to work and the employment relationship and discuss these topics in both historic and contemporary contexts, in the U.S. and globally.


2. The Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major provides students with knowledge about the business, legal, and economic context of the employment relationship and of the issues related to psychology that play a role in the workplace.
Students will acquire knowledge of the current context of work in the U.S. They will demonstrate understanding of economic, business, sociological and psychological theories and evidence about labor and the workplace.


3. The Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major provides students with a critical perspective and understanding of the historical development and current nature of the roles of workers, work, employers, unions, institutions, and laws related to work in the U.S. and in other countries.
Students will demonstrate understanding of the history of work and the employment relationship in the U.S. and in other countries and will be able to assess theories of social stratification as they relate to work and employment. Students will demonstrate understanding of institutional dynamics and social and cultural factors related to work.


4. The Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major provides students with a course of study in which they will acquire research, writing, quantitative, and oral communication skills.
Students will acquire quantitative or methodological skills appropriate to Labor Relations and Human Resource Management and they will demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing at a professional level.


5. The Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major prepares students for employment in human resource management, labor relations, union administration, and employee assistance.
Students will acquire knowledge and professional skills that prepare them for employment in human resource management, personnel, union administration including an understanding of the legal and institutional context of work in the U.S.


6. The Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major prepares students for further study in human resource management, industrial and labor relations, labor studies, psychology, business, law or other social sciences or professional fields.
Students will be introduced to the research methodologies generally used in social sciences and will acquire critical thinking and communication skills as well as knowledge related to labor and the workplace.