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

Global Labor Studies

The Labor Education Program provides online, hybrid, and classroom courses in Global Labor Studies that allow students to analyze issues facing workers and labor unions.

University of Illinois Students

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students enroll in the courses as they would for an on-campus course by registering through banner/ UI Integrate. We offer a Minor in Global Labor Studies.

Other Students

Anyone can enroll in our online courses. Non-University of Illinois students are also encouraged to take LER online courses. Whether you’re a unionist, a student at another university, or an international student, you can enroll through the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning at the University of Illinois. For general information about this program, please email For further assistance and questions with enrollment, email or call 800-252-1360; you may also contact Erika Albin directly at (217) 333-3060.

Union members may want to pursue the Certificate in Labor Studies.