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School of Labor and Employment Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Courses

Below is a list of courses currently being offered with links to course syllabi. If a syllabus is not linked to the course, we did not receive one from the instructor to post online.

If you have questions about enrollment, contact the faculty member currently teaching the course or Assistant Dean Becky Barker.

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Course Offerings (PDF)

Fall 2019 Course Grid (PDF)

LER 558 Faculty-Student Workshop (PhD Seminar) Liu
LER 559 Micro Research Methods (PhD) Newman
LER 591A Employment Relations Systems Cardador
LER 591B Employment Relations Systems Cardador
LER 593AE1 Quantitative Methods in LER* Liu
LER 593BE1 Quantitative Methods in LER* Liu
LER 599 Thesis Research (PhD) Faculty Specific

*Register with CRN for Lecture (AE1 or BE1 and CRN with specific quiz section on grid):

  • 593AQ1, CRN 54240
  • 593AQ2, CRN 54241
  • 593BQ1, CRN 54243
  • 593BQ2, CRN 54244

As students complete the three-semester master’s degree program, they must take at least one course in each of the four subject distribution areas listed below.


1. Union-Management Relations and Labor Relations Policy

LER 542 Collective Bargaining Riordan
LER 543 Workplace Dispute Resolution Lamare


2. Human Resource Management

LER 522 Government Regulation LeRoy
LER 523 Organization Fundamentals for HR Benton
LER 561 Compensation Lyu
LER 562 Human Resources Planning and Staffing Restubog
LER 565 Human Resources Management and Strategy Won
LER 568 Firm Performance in HR Management Weaver
LER 569 Power and Influence in Human Resources Management (1st 8 wks, 2 hrs) Benton
LER 570 Leadership for HR Managers (2nd 8 wks, 2hrs) Mun
LER 590CM Change Management in HR Organizations Merkin/Pearlman
LER 590EB Employee Benefits (1st 8 wks, 2 hrs) Lyu
LER 590EC Executive Compensation Jung
LER 598 Implementing High Performing Work Systems Won


3. Labor Markets and Employment

LER 590EGW Economics of Gender and the Workforce Weinstein


4. International HR

LER 566 International Human Resources Management Jung
LER 590CER Comparative Employment Relations Mun
LER 595 Managing Diversity Globally Kramer


Other Related Courses

LER 590 Individual Topics Faculty Specific
LER 590HDA HR Data Analytics (1st 8wks, 2hrs) Drasgow
LER 590IM Immigration, Employment Law, and Public Policy LeRoy
LER 590CMT Career Management Restubog
LER 590EW Employee Stress, Well-Being & Safety Park
LER 590SN Social Networks in HRM (2nd 8 wks, 2hrs) Benton