International & Comparative Labor (ILRIC)Industrial and Labor Relations

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

ILRIC 2350

Provides an introduction to how globalization is changing the nature of work, labor, and capital. It examines both contemporary and historical debates about globalization, but also covers a number ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15021ILRIC 2350  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Adler, L

      Applegate, R

      Batt, R

      Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 3380

The course will be thoroughly comparative in order to highlight both the specificity of each country as well as more generalizable dynamics of 21st century development. It will be divided into a number ... view course details

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  • 17382ILRIC 3380  LEC 001

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    • Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 3547

Do you want to learn the discussion-based case method as taught at the Harvard Business School? Do you want to learn how to write a long research paper? Do you not want to take a final examination? If ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture, one discussion, and one laboratory. Combined with: AEM 3547DSOC 3547GOVT 3547

  • 4 Credits Graded

ILRIC 4311

Examines the historical development of labor movements in Latin America, their role in national political and economic development, and the impact of economic liberalization, authoritarianism, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 6310LATA 6310

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 4312

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  • 16764ILRIC 4312  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Castillo, D

      Cook, M

  • This innovative course will introduce students to basic concepts and developments related to migration in Central America, Mexico, and the United States via engaged learning and research. The course will be organized around core themes such as the challenges and ethics of working with vulnerable populations, workplaces and working conditions, oral histories/testimonios, and immigration policy and enforcement practices. Students will learn qualitative methodologies for field research, which they will apply in short projects. This can be taken as a stand-alone course, but it is also a prerequisite for an optional winter intersession practicum.

ILRIC 4313

Explores the important role of the labor movement and other social movements, both in the U.S. and internationally, in the effort to build a low-carbon, sustainable society. The course will examine the ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 6013

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 4325

Examines the history of and contemporary change in the institutions underpinning the "European Social Model."  Europe has long been known for its strong labor unions and social regulation of labor markets. ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 6325

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 4330

From a perspective based on comparative political economy, this course examines pressing contemporary issues such as the politics of growing inequality.  We consider conflicts around markets, democracy, ... view course details

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    Combined with: GOVT 3303

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 4344

Examines labor rights and labor standards in a world economy regulated by bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, in a context of sharp competition among countries and firms. Readings and discussions ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 6344

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 4360

Globalization is having an increasingly significant impact on international disability policy. This course will provide students an introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 5380

The course will be thoroughly comparative in order to highlight both the specificity of each country as well as more generalizable dynamics of 21st century development. It will be divided into a number ... view course details

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  • 17387ILRIC 5380  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Friedman, E

      Kuruvilla, S

ILRIC 6013

Explores the important role of the labor movement and other social movements, both in the U.S. and internationally, in the effort to build a low-carbon, sustainable society. The course will examine the ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 4313

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 6310

Examines the historical development of labor movements in Latin America, their role in national political and economic development, and the impact of economic liberalization, authoritarianism, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 4311LATA 6310

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 6312

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  • 16766ILRIC 6312  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Castillo, D

      Cook, M

  • This innovative course will introduce students to basic concepts and developments related to migration in Central America, Mexico, and the United States via engaged learning and research. The course will be organized around core themes such as the challenges and ethics of working with vulnerable populations, workplaces and working conditions, oral histories/testimonios, and immigration policy and enforcement practices. Students will learn qualitative methodologies for field research, which they will apply in short projects. This can be taken as a stand-alone course, but it is also a prerequisite for an optional winter intersession practicum.

ILRIC 6325

Examines the history of and contemporary change in the institutions underpinning the "European Social Model."  Europe has long been known for its strong labor unions and social regulation of labor markets. ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 4325

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 6344

Examines labor rights and labor standards in a world economy regulated by bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, in a context of sharp competition among countries and firms. Readings and discussions ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 4344

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 6350

The course covers three major topics: labor markets in the developing world, distribution and development: theory and evidence, and policies to deal with these issues. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 7030

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17008ILRIC 7030  SEM 101

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    • Kuruvilla, S

  • The overarching goal here is to provide students with a better understanding of what constitutes good quality research in ILR. The course privileges an inductive qualitative approach, arguing that such an approach is likely to result in higher quality research that is significant. But quality is a function of many different things, and a key issue is understanding your own research philosophy and your location in the different paradigms that guide our multidisciplinary approach to research. Relevance and writing are important issues as well. In addition, we will examine selected qualitative research methods (as these are not covered in other research methods courses within ILR), but again, these methods flow from an inductive approach. We will also spend sometime on the challenges of publishing, reviewing, and dealing with reviewers, since this will help you with BOTH quality and productivity.

ILRIC 9800

Provides a forum for the presentation of current research being undertaken by faculty members and graduate students in the Department of International and Comparative Labor, and by invited guests. All ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 9800

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud