Fall 2019 - LBST 301W D100
Labour Movements: Issues, Images and Popular Culture (3)
Class Number: 3947
Delivery Method: In Person
Provides a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary structure, issues, and perceptions of labour unions and other forms of working-class organization and social movements. The treatment of labour in the media and popular culture will provide an understanding of how labour is viewed in society, how labour views itself, and how working-class culture informs and is informed by the larger culture. Students with credit for LBST 301 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.
This course will examine contemporary labour and working class issues and how they are framed by different media. The course will provide an understanding of how labour is viewed in society, how labour views itself, and how working-class culture informs and is informed by popular culture.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
This course will allow students to learn about the contemporary relationship between the labour movement and the media in different forms. It will also allow students to investigate how popular culture frames our understanding of the both the labour movement and class issues more broadly. This course will also expand students’ knowledge of current concepts in the field of labour studies and politics. The course will draw on students' experiences and research, and we will develop research, writing, and presentation skills through the class assignments. In addition, lectures, tutorial discussions, films, and guest speakers will provide the tools we need to understand the increasingly complex world of labour and media.
- Participation 15%
- Media paper 20%
- Midterm exam 30%
- Final paper 35%
Grading System: Undergraduate Course Grading System is A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, F, N (N standing to indicate the student did not complete). Intervals for the assignment of final letter grades based on course percentage grades are as follows:
|A+ 95-100||B+ 80-84||C+ 65-69||D 50-54|
|A 90-94||B 75-79||C 60-54||F 0-49|
|A- 85-89||B- 70-74||C- 55-59|
Martin, Christopher R. (2004). Framed! Labor and the Corporate Media. Ithaca and London: ILR.
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