International & Comparative Labor (ILRIC)Industrial and Labor Relations

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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

ILRIC 2370

This course provides an introduction to the challenges and benefits of employee involvement in decision-making at work.  We will compare and contrast different models, including worker-owned cooperatives, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 3342

Examines workplace health and safety in an international context using internationally accepted human rights principles as standards for judgment. The class will focus on workers who are at increased risk ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 3375

This course focuses on the evolution, current trajectories, and methods to improve labor practices in global supply chains. We will examine the key issue of why, after 25 years of corporate efforts and ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 5375

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 4340

Devoted to new topics in the field. The specific content and emphasis vary depending upon the interests of the faculty member teaching the course. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Labor, the State, & the Crisis of Capitalism in Eu

  • 17136ILRIC 4340  LEC 001

  • This course is an introduction to the political economy of contemporary Europe. We will learn about evolving relations between labor, capital and the state on the continent that was the birthplace of capitalism. Four questions will structure the discussion. What defines capitalism and distinguishes it from alternative systems? Is there a European capitalism that differs from American capitalism? Why does capitalism undergo crises? How does it manage to survive?

ILRIC 5300

This course examines outsourcing decisions from a human resources perspective, and the human resource implications of managing workers in increasingly networked organizations. Outsourcing, offshoring, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 5375

This course focuses on the evolution, current trajectories, and methods to improve labor practices in global supply chains. We will examine the key issue of why, after 25 years of corporate efforts and ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRIC 3375

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ILRIC 5515

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  • 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

  • 15038ILRIC 6350  LEC 001

  • ILRIC 6350 is open to undergraduate students who have completed ILRLE 2400 or ECON 3030.

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