Labor studies is an interdisciplinary field that deals with work, the workplace, and workers and their organizations. You will learn about the rapidly changing conditions of work within a national and global perspective and how to respond to the challenges faced by labor institutions. Labor studies will teach you to value the well-being of workers and how to support, strengthen, advocate, and promote the development of the labor movement. This completely online major will prepare you to assume leadership roles in the workplace and in communities (IU School of Social Work, 2017).
Skills and abilities this major develops include: advocating, critical thinking, supporting individuals, and communication skills.