Interdisciplinary Programs & Minors

Work, Labor & Society Minor

Many aspects of our lives are influenced by what we do for work – how we spend our time, how much money we have, our lifestyle, and our leisure pursuits are all connected to our occupation. And work is not just an individual experience, but is deeply embedded in our social structure. Our labor market reflects and reproduces many societal inequalities, and at the same time workers united by their identity as workers have created lasting social change through the labor movement.

The interdisciplinary minor in Work, Labor and Society is intended to give students an analytic lens on work, something most of us take for granted as part of our everyday lives. The study of work is inherently interdisciplinary, and students in this program will be asked to reach beyond their own disciplinary boundaries to explore a range of approaches to the subject.


43.303 America in the Twenties and Thirties
43.304 European Social and Economic History
43.316 American Environmental History
43.379 US Industry in the Twentieth Century
43.380 Work and Society
43.432 Seminar: Lawrence Strike
46.397 Seminar: Labor Law and Politics
46.445 The Politics of Repression and Dissent
47.308 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
47.526 Workplace Diversity
48.341 Wealth, Status and Power
48.371 Sociology of Work
48.382 Social Movements
48.469 Seminar on Global Society
49.302 Labor Economics
57.211 Sustainable Development
57.503 Work and Technology
57.525 Gender, Work and Public Policy
57.537 Development Principles for Developing Economies
57.545 Justice and Trade in the Global Economy

Course Listing Work Labor and Society