ECON 3480

ECON 3480

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

This class investigates race and class in the American labor market from Colonial America to the present day. We investigate the circumstances and labor institutions that brought labor to the U.S. and how laborers of various classes were received. A primary goal of the class is to understand the degree to which social mobility was historically possible in different time periods in American history. Social mobility is intimately tied to labor market institutions and the ability for workers to get ahead within those institutions. Some of the institutions we study are Indentured Servitude, Slavery, tenant farming, the Great Migration and labor organization in the industrial north. Ultimately we hope to build an understanding of the historical roots of the role of race and class today.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECON 3030 or ILRLE 2400.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS, SSC-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3480ILRLE 3450

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8696ECON 3480  LEC 001

    • TRIves Hall 105
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sanders, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3480ILRLE 3450

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 20374ECON 3480  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Sanders, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online