LSTU-L 199 Portfolio Development Workshop (1 cr.) Emphasis for this course is placed on developing learning portfolios as foundation documents for academic self-assessment and planning and as applications for self-acquired competency (SAC) credit. This course applies only as elective credit to labor studies degrees.
LSTU-L 299 Self-Acquired Competency in Labor Studies (1-15 cr.) See this bulletin for a description of Self-Acquired Competency.
LSTU-L 480 Senior Seminar or Readings (3 cr.) This course can be used as a classroom seminar or directed reading course. It addresses current issues, historical developments, and other labor-related concerns. Topics may vary each semester.
LSTU-L 495 Directed Labor Study (1-6 cr.) This is a variable credit course. L495 may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Students contract with a labor studies faculty member to design a course of study to suit their educational needs and interests. The contract might include reading on a labor matter, directed application of prior course work, tutorials, or internships. In general competencies are assessed through written papers, projects, reports, interviews, portfolios, etc.
LSTU-L 499 Self-Acquired Competency (SAC cr.) Self-Acquired Competency (SAC) can be awarded for learning gained outside of the university setting such as learning derived from union activities and/or workplace experiences. Students must demonstrate and document that their learning is equivalent to college-level material. To be considered for SAC credits, students must: • Be admitted to the Department of Labor Studies and have successfully completed four Labor Studies courses before applying for the SAC • Be in good academic standing with a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) The student will prepare an extensive portfolio under the guidance of a Labor Studies faculty member and be interviewed by two Labor Studies faculty to determine the extent of the candidate’s knowledge of the portfolio subject matter. The determination of credit hours awarded will be based on the portfolio and interview content. The student will be responsible for paying tuition for the academic credits awarded. This is a variable-credit course worth 1 to 15 credits and may be repeated twice for a maximum of 30 credits.