ILRLR 3040

ILRLR 3040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor.

When Offered Fall or spring.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Women, Gender and Capitalism

  • 17000ILRLR 3040  LEC 001

  • In this elective, we will explore changes and continuities in women's work throughout 19th- and 20th-century America, defining work not just as paid labor but also as childbirth, childrearing, and unpaid domestic chores. Readings will focus on the experiences of individual women workers, the ways that sex-segregated labor has been socially and economically undervalued, and the norms affecting occupational boundaries.

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: African American History Through Biography

  • 17001ILRLR 3040  LEC 002

  • This course will explore aspects of the African American past during the 19th and 20th centuries through both the memoirs left by these men and women and biographical accounts written by historians. The interplay between the individual and the larger social, political, and religious setting is one point of emphasis. Assignments in the course include an occasional short essay, and a major term paper developed in consultation with the professor. So background in African American history is desireable.