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Labour Studies (Work & Society)

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The M.A. Program in Work and Society offers a full-time one-year program (part-time is available - see below) leading to the degree Master of Arts in Work & Society. The prime objective of this unique graduate program is to introduce students to a variety of theoretical approaches and policy debates that relate to the question of working in modern societies - from working for wages in primary industrial and service settings, to the paid and unpaid work that goes on in the home and elsewhere. Regardless of the particular focus, work is to be studied as one component of a larger life experience that incorporates family life, community relations, gender and race relations, politics and state regulations.

The M.A. is also offered on a part-time basis. To facilitate this option, Work and Society core courses are held in the evening on a rotating basis. Nevertheless, it is likely that students wishing to pursue such a program may have to complete at least some of their courses during the day. There is a time limit of five years for completion of an M.A. part-time. Students who wish to change their status from part time to full time, must apply to the Graduate Studies Committee.

Enquiries: 905 525-9140 Ext. 24692
Email: molnars@mcmaster.ca
Website: http://www.labourstudies.mcmaster.ca/current-students/graduate

Faculty / Fall 2014


Donna Baines, B.S.W. (Calgary), M.S.W. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Wayne A. Lewchuk, B.A., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Donald M. Wells, B.A. (Western), M.A. (B.C.), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Charlotte A.B. Yates, B.A. (Winnipeg), M.A. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Carleton)

Associate Professor

Robert H. Storey, B.A. (Toronto), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Toronto)

Assistant Professors

Suzanne Mills, B.Sc. (McGill), M.S.C. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)
Stéphanie Premji, B.A. (Concordia), M.A., Ph.D. (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Associate Members

Maroussia Ahmed (French)
Jane Aronson (Social Work)
Martin Dooley (Economics)
Ruth Frager (History)
Nibaldo Galleguillos (Political Science)
Peter Graefe (Political Science)
Richard Harris (Geography & Earth Sciences)
Graham Knight (Communication Studies)
Robert O’Brien (Political Science)
Tony Porter (Political Science)
Joe Rose (DeGroote School of Business)
Sheila Sammon (Social Work)
Robert Wilton (Geography & Earth Sciences)


    MasterCourse Offerings

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