Fall 2018  |  PA 5431 Section 001: Public Policies on Work and Pay (31989)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
HRIR 5655 Section 060
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-136
Enrollment Status:
Open (6 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public policies affecting employment, hours of work, and institutions in labor markets. Public programs impacting wages, unemployment, training, collective bargaining, job security, and workplace governance. Policy implications of the changing nature of work. prereq: [[PA 5031 or equiv], grad student] or instr consent
Class Notes:
MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5431+Fall2018
Class Description:
The purpose of this course is to examine and analyze how public policies affecting the employment relationship can be developed and evaluated. The major methods of analysis used are cost/benefit techniques and economic methods. Lessons from other countries are integrated throughout the course. The latter part of the course is devoted to the issue of who should govern the workplace, with a special emphasis on proposals for potential changes in U.S. public policy on labor and industrial relations in both the public and private sector.
Grading:
Class Participation and homework 10%
In-Class exam 40%
Class debates on a labor policy topic 20%
Essay/Exam on Workplace governance 30%

Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5431~001&term=1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_HRIR5655_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

ClassInfo Links - Fall 2018 5000 Level Public Affairs Classes Taught by Morris Kleiner

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