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The Labor Leadership certificate is meant to develop the next generation of leaders in labor unions and civic organizations focused on labor and related issues of race, class and gender equity. The certificate is particularly relevant to labor union leaders, rank and file members, and community-based organizational staff who desire to receive continuing education regarding labor leadership. The labor leadership certificate will combine academic instruction with field learning and community-based research projects. The program features active partnerships with local labor organizations, such as unions and community-based groups focused on relevant labor, class and race issues (such as immigrant rights groups, workplace gender equity groups, etc.). Certificate students will enhance synergetic learning in the classroom, and enlarge networking opportunities among all students.
- The certificate can be earned either through our traditional on-campus courses, or entirely through classes offered in a weekend-intensive format in our New Directions program. Students may take classes in either format desired.
Declaring This Certificate
- Any undergraduate admitted to CU Denver in a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking program may pursue this certificate.
- To declare this certificate, students must meet with the Political Science Department advising faculty.
For questions about the Labor Leadership Undergraduate Certificate contact Steve Delcastillo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Labor Leadership advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the certificate.
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Students must complete 12 credit hours from the approved courses.
Students must complete six credit hours of upper division (3000 or 4000 level) level courses.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all courses that apply to the certificate and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Courses taken using P+/P/F or S/U grading cannot apply to certificate requirements.
All courses in this certificate must be taken in residency at CU Denver.
|Complete the following required courses:||6|
|Labor and Working Class Politics|
|Labor, Trade Unions and the Global Economy|
|Complete two of the following elective courses-substitutions may be approved by the program advisor:||6|
|Advanced International Political Economy: Globalization|
|Community Organizing and Community Development|
|The Social Economy and Sustainable Development|
|The Cooperative Movement: Politics and Policy|
|Labor Law and Collective Bargaining|
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