A. Core Courses for
the MIR Degree
IR 201 - Introduction to Industrial Relations (3 units). Theories of Industrial
IR 202 - Organization and Work (3 units). Perspectives on organization
and work, socio-cultural and behavioral theories, workplace diversity
and change, modes of management control and employee participation,
forms of employee resistance, work design and workplace flexibility.
Prerequisite: IR 201
IR 204 - Labor and the Economy (3 units). Basic principles, institutions
and mechanisms in both the industry, as well as the national and
global levels which define and mediate the role of labor in industrial
relations an economic development, including policy issues and options.
IR 207.1 - Employment Relations and Industrial Democracy (3 units). Principles,
jurisprudence, laws and rules covering employment contracts, labor-management
relations, collective bargaining, strikes, and disputes settlement
in the context of industrial democracy. Prerequisite: IR 201
IR 207.2 - Labor Standards, Justice and Equity (3 units). Current labor standards,
wages and benefits, work conditions, safety and health, gender equality
and related issues in hiring and promotion and affirmative action.
Prerequisite: IR 207.1
IR 299 - Research Methods in Industrial Relations (3 units). Basic research
concepts and statistical methods as applied to the field of industrial
relations. Co-requisite: IR 201
B. END COURSES OF MIR
Plan A --
IR 299.1 - Quantitative Methods in Industrial Relations
(3 units). Use of quantitative approaches in the analysis of current
research problems in labor and industrial relations. Prerequisite:
IR 299/Equivalent research course from other disciplines.
IR- 300 -- Thesis Writing (6 units)
Plan B --
IR 289 - Seminar in IR and National Development (3 units).
An integrating course which provides an opportunity to integrate
learning experiences in the field of industrial relations.
C. AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
IR 211 - Collective Bargaining and Negotiations (3 units). Philosophy,
structures, practice of collective bargaining and negotiations,
and other forms of labor management relations.
IR 215 - Forms and Settlement of Industrial Conflicts (3 units). Forms
of workers' protest and the resolution of industrial conflicts.
IR 216 -Special Problems in Labor Management Relations (3 units).
IR 281 - Seminar in Philippine Labor Relations Policy (3 units)
2. HUMAN RESOURCES
IR 220 - HRD at the National Level (3 units). Introduction to the concepts,
policies and programs of HRD, comparative HRD systems and policies.
IR 222 - HRD at the Firm Level (3 units). HRD planning and program development
and implementation at the firm level, roles of HRD in organizations
and the relationships of HRD policies with other business policies
of the organization.
IR 225 - Design and Administration of Training Programs (3 units). training
programs and methodologies as applied in business, government and
IR 226 - Special Problems in Human Resource Development (3 units).
IR 231 - Comparative Labor Movements (3 units). Evaluation and role of
labor movements in selected countries of Europe, North America,
Africa, Latin America and Asia.
IR 236 - Special Topics in Comparative Industrial Relations (3 units).
IR 286 - Seminar in Workers' Participation in Management (3 units). Concept
and practice of worker participation in management, its origin,
application and development; and determinants of participation and
efficacy of structures and processes.
4. LABOR POLICY
IR 214 - Industrial Relations in the Public Sector (3 units). Legal framework,
mechanisms, issues concerning public sector in industrial relations.
PA 241 - Public Policy and Program Administration (3 units). Overview and
rationale of the field; disciplinary foundations of policy science
and analysis; concept, methods, organization, and processes of policy
making, analysis, and implementation, substantive methodological,
and practical issues and problems of public policy and administration.
IR 242 - Approaches to Labor Policy Analysis (3 units). Approaches to labor
policy planning, evaluation and research.
IR 246 - Special Problems in Labor Policy and Administration (3 units).
Course Electives may
be credited for all areas of specialization. Students may also avail
of related courses in other Colleges.
IR 205 - Wages and the Labor Market (3 units). Theories of the labor market,
analysis of wage and employment problems, determinants of wage levels
IR 210 - Philippine Labor Movement (3 units). History of the Philippine
labor movement, in the context of industrialization and industrial
IR 212 - Job Evaluation/Wage & Salary Administration (3 units). Critical
examination of various job evaluation schemes, determinants of wage
levels, wage structures and issues related to the implementation
of compensation schemes.
IR 213 - Organizational Behavior in Industrial Relations (3 units). Interactions
of organization, individuals, and groups in union, management and
government, with emphasis on sociological, psychological and cultural
IR 217 - Employee Benefits Program (3 units). Description and analysis
of employee benefit programs in public and private employment, e.g.
state insurance, pension schemes, provident funds and medicare.
IR 285 - Seminar on Workers Education (3 units).
SEQUENCE OF COURSES
in the ladderized DipIR/MIR Program.