Fall 2021  |  PA 5431 Section 001: Public Policies on Work and Pay (25839)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
HRIR 5655 Section 060
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 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:
Class will be REMOTE (synchronously online during the scheduled time). MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5431+Fall2021
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.
Class Participation and homework 10%
In-Class exam 40%
Class debates on a labor policy topic 20%
Essay/Exam on Workplace governance 30%

Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_HRIR5655_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

ClassInfo Links - Fall 2021 5000 Level Public Affairs Classes Taught by Morris Kleiner

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