Concentration: Labor Organizing and Leadership
Students completing the Labor Organizing and Leadership will work closely with faculty members Bill Moore and Erik Peterson.
MAPL aims each of its classes and concentrations at specific outcomes.
As part of the Labor concentration, students will learn to:
- Value and promote the dignity of work and the dignity of all workers
- Utilize and implement the strategies and tactics of collective action and organizing and movement building
- Analyze the role of labor in the political economy and labor perspectives on current political-economic issues
- Discuss the fundamental human and legal rights of workers and the challenges they face in the U.S. and around the world
- Define what labor unions are and what they do in the workplace, in local communities, in the political arena and internationally
- Identify and explain defining events and major themes of U.S. and Minnesota Labor History
- Access information sources for research on unions and labor issues
Labor Organizing and Leadership Concentration Electives (Download brochure)
Students completing a concentration in Labor Organizing and Leadership are required to complete nine (9) credits in their concentration.
Concentration electives count toward the 15 credits of elective coursework required to complete the MAPL degree.
Required courses: 6 credits
MAPL 5111 - Labor Organizing (fall)
MAPL 5113 - Labor and Political Economy (spring)
Plus one of the following general electives: 3 credits
*MAPL 5110 - Ethics in Politics
*MAPL 5405 - Impact of Group Identity on the Policymaking Process (offered once every 2 years)