IN LABOR STUDIES.
education and skills you need to be a leader and confront the challenges
of the changing workplace and the global economy. Earn an
in Labor Studies through UMKC by taking six courses - 18 units -
on the University's Interactive Video Network. You can take up to
two courses a semester, evenings and Saturdays. For a brochure, call
(816) 235-1470. The courses are also available for graduate credit.
your skills of advocacy and representation to serve your members
your knowledge of the labor movement -- past, present and future.
what others are doing across Missouri, the nation and the world
to face the challenges posed by downsizing, restructuring and globalization.
leadership and organizing skills to speak and motivate, do strategic
planning, direct campaigns, increase participation and community
from faculty with labor education expertise using resources from
across the state in an interactive environment. Start on or continue
that college education you always wanted.
current course offerings
Labor Studies Certificate Program will give current and future
union leaders, representatives and activists the background and
skills they need to confront the changing workplace and economy.
With a grounding in history, political science, law and economics,
you will develop skills of analysis, leadership and organizing
that will put you on an equal footing with your counterparts
in the corporate and political world.
By participating in the program, you will earn 18 credit hours toward
a degree and a Certificate in Labor Studies verifying your expertise.
Six courses, three credit hours each, will be offered, two
Courses are offered on-line asynchronous.
Classes will be participatory and will take advantage of new technology to
bring together students from across the state of Missouri to share experiences
and discuss solutions to common problems.
Upon completion of the program, in addition to 18 credit hours, you will
receive a Certificate in Labor Studies from the University of Missouri
upon graduation with a BA or BS.
Fees and Registration
For more information on course schedules, fees and how to register, call
with your employer and union about tuition assistance and scholarships.
Financial aid and loans through the university may also be available.
and Campus of Origin *
in Society & Politics (our introductory offering)
taught by Don Giljum, retired Operating Engineers 148 and Rob
taught by Rob Russell, UMC
UM-Kansas City, UM-St. Louis
taught by Judy Ancel, UMKC and Gerda Ray, UMSL
UM-St. Louis, UM-Columbia
taught by Don Giljum and Rob Russell
and the Global Political Economy
UM-Kansas City, UM-Kansas City
taught by Judy Ancel, UMKC
Leadership and Administration
UM-Columbia, UM-Kansas City
taught by Judy Ancel, UMKC and Matt Pezold, UMC
*All courses offered on all three campuses. Some are team-taught between
campuses. Call (816) 235-1470 for information or contact us by email.