Program Dates: Summer Session C – 08/03/20 – 09/11/20

Description: Students will engage in applied research focused on the social, economic, and political context and experiences of “earners and learners,” or those who work and attend college in Los Angeles County. We will examine how working students’ navigate barriers and opportunities in fulfilling their career and other goals.

This course will be taught online via Zoom meetings, video/online resources and weekly discussion forums. A portion of class time each week will be asynchronous in nature utilizing online trainings, reading materials and the Forum on the course website. Each week, students will receive methodological training materials (videos, toolkits, how-tos) as well as relevant course reading assignments. Students will attend weekly seminars through Zoom to discuss materials, ask questions and prepare for fieldwork. Students will respond to reading materials in detail via the course website Discussion Forums. Outside of class, students will conduct team assignments via online meetings/calls to develop research instruments, conduct data analysis and prepare final presentations. Individually, students will conduct fieldwork, including surveys and interviews, with participants through Zoom or phone calls. Students will present their research findings through a webinar to colleagues and key stakeholders and will submit a final paper using TurnItIn.

Program Information:

  • Participants will attend 8 online seminars: Mondays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Wednesdays: August 5, September 2 and 9.
  • 8 units of course credit are valid for upper division credit; can also be used towards the Labor Studies or related field (first check with departmental advisor).
  • This program fulfills the Labor Studies Major Capstone Requirement.
  • Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA undergraduate students.  All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution.

Application Process:

  1. Submit your application online.
  2. Once students are accepted, they will receive Petition to Enroll (PTE) numbers in order to enroll in courses LBR STD 194A and LBR STD 194C.

Deadline for Domestic Students:

  • Priority Deadline: March 29, 2020 (UCLA students applying for Summer Financial Aid).
  • General Deadline: May 31, 2020

Please note that International Students are NOT eligible for this program due to the F-1 Visa restrictions.

Program Cost:

​For an estimate of your summer fees for academic courses, select student category and the total number of units. The Labor Summer Research Program is 8 units. To calculate the estimated tuition, please visit:

For more information:

Please contact Student Affairs Officer, Gloria Chan, at