Division of Labor Studies 2004-2006 Academic Bulletin
Indiana University has been a leader in labor education for more than 50 years. Our credit courses are offered at eight Indiana University campuses and worldwide via the Internet. The faculty members of the Division of Labor Studies (DLS) bring academic expertise and valuable union experience to their instruction.
Labor studies is an interdisciplinary field. It draws from the fields of history, economics, industrial relations, political science, law, sociology, communication, and philosophy, as well as other disciplines. The Division of Labor Studies educates workers and future workers to strengthen the labor movement and provide a richer understanding of its functions in society. Our faculty members teach essential tools for the advancement of trade unionism with the view that working peoples' efforts to achieve workplace rights and equity are central to the development of our nation and, indeed, the world.
As you will see in this bulletin, the DLS is a fully accredited program offering the following for-credit options:
We also offer a large selection of noncredit courses and programs tailored to the interests and needs of working people and their unions.
Alumni of the DLS hold a multitude of positions, including the following: union president, bargaining committee chairperson, education director for an international union, director of organizing, union staff representative, occupational health and safety inspector, labor journalist, labor lawyer, labor educator, National Labor Relations Board staff member, executive director of a nonprofit organization, and community organizer.
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