Labor Studies - Associate in Arts
San José City College offers an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, Associate of Science (AS) degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Labor Studies. Students planning to follow a transfer pattern should use the Associate in Arts Degree. This degree may not transfer to all universities, and students need to inquire of the universities if they have a bachelor’s degree for their upper division course work. For a degree, at least four courses in the major must be completed at San José City College, and a minimum of two Labor Studies courses must be taken at SJCC.
This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to assume leadership in organized labor and in community organizations.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of political economy, globalization and immigration policy, labor laws, and structures of labor organizations.
- Describe the structure of labor and community non-governmental organizations and the various roles and strategies that are available toward advancing their goals.
- Assess and use information technology to research issues, communicate with others, and organize activities supporting the organizational goals of labor and community organizations.
A.A. Major Requirements
|LABOR 015||Local Union and Community Leadership||3|
|LABOR 020||Workers' Rights||1|
|LABOR 022||Labor Negotiations and Dispute Resolution||1|
|LABOR 023||Labor in American Society||1|
|LABOR 024||Leadership and Communication||1|
|LABOR 025||Labor Organizing and Political Action||1|
|LABOR 031||Survey of Contemporary Labor and Social Issues||1|
|LABOR 138||Work Experience||3|
|CIS 041||Introduction to Computer Information Systems||3|
|or MATH 063||Elementary Statistics|
|Select 12 units from the following:||12|
|Introduction to Argumentation|
|Principles of Macroeconomic Theory|
|Dynamic Health Concepts|
|Solving Worksite Problems|
|Immigrant Leadership Training|
A.A. Degree Requirements
|General Education Requirements||39|