IntroFall2011WedSyllabus-3 - INTRODUCTION TO LABOR STUDIES...

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INTRODUCTION TO LABOR STUDIES AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS RUTGERS UNIVERSITY 37:575:100:05, Index #2576 FALL 2011 Instructor: Carla A. Katz Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. to 10:05 p.m. Auditorium (Room 137) Labor Education Center, Cook/Douglass Campus Contact information: Email at [email protected] or cell 908-310-4747 Office Hours by appointment. Course Overview: The class is designed to give you an overview of various aspects of labor and employment relations, including the perspective of working people and their labor organizations. We will also study the changing nature of work, workers and workers’ institutions and organizations; the impact of technological change, the economic cycle, social class, immigration, race, ethnicity and gender; the role of government in labor policy; the history of unions, the role of unions in politics and challenges the labor movement faces today; and collective bargaining and workers rights issues. Class will include lectures, small group discussions, simulations, in-class assignments, and media presentations. Students are encouraged to freely express their views. Respect for the appreciation of different viewpoints will be a guiding principle in this class. Text: Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins . Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy . Pine Forge Press. 2008 All readings, except for the text, are available on Rutgers Sakai, which you may access at . To log on, enter your Rutgers ID and password in the upper right hand corner. Click on the tab: 37:575:100:05. Click on modules on the menu on the left hand side of the page. The syllabus, schedule and assignments are subject to change as the course evolves. Course Requirements 1. Read entire syllabus and make sure you understand it. This is your contract with the instructor. 2. Be prepared for class . Always read the material assigned for a class before the class. Bring the material to class with you in case you need to refer to it (for instance, for an open-book quiz or for a discussion). Check your email regularly for class announcements. 3. Be present and be on time . Students are expected to attend all classes; if you expect to miss one or two classes, please use the University absence reporting website to indicate the date and reason for your absence . An email is automatically sent to me. Please note: My attendance policy is that students 1
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begin with an “A” for attendance However, the grade for attendance will decline each time a student is absent, late, or leaves early. If you are late or leave early, you will be charged with ½ class absence. If you have a legitimate reason for your absence, lateness or need to leave early, it must be provided to me in writing in advance or immediately after the occurrence. Even excused absences must be reported via the University absence reporting website indicated above. 4.
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