Fall 2023 - LBST 301W D100
Labour Movements: Issues, Images and Popular Culture (3)
Class Number: 2847
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 reflected and framed in the news and on social media. The course will provide an understanding of how labour is viewed in society and how labour views itself.
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 the news and social media frames our understanding of the labour movement and class issues more broadly. LBST 301 will also expand students’ knowledge of current concepts in the field of labour studies and politics. It will draw on students' experiences and research, and we will develop online research, writing, and presentation skills through the class assignments. In addition, lectures, class discussions, and films will provide the tools needed to understand the increasingly complex world of labour and media.
- Participation 15%
- Labour and Media Paper 20%
- Media Analysis and Journal 40%
- Final Reflection on Labour and Media 25%
Grading: Where a final exam is scheduled and the student does not write the exam or withdraw from the course before the deadline date, an N grade will be assigned. Unless otherwise specified on the course syllabus, all graded assignments for this course must be completed for a final grade other than N to be assigned. An N is considered as an F for the purposes of scholastic standing.
Grading System: The Undergraduate Course Grading System is as follows:
A+ (95-100) | A (90-94) | A- (85-89) | B+ (80-84) | B (75-79) | B- (70-74) | C+ (65-69) | C (60-64) | C- (55-59) | D (50-54) | F (0-49) | N*
*N standing to indicate the student did not complete course requirements
Academic Honesty and Student Conduct Policies: The Labour Studies Program follows SFU policy in relation to grading practices, grade appeals (Policy T 20.01) and academic honesty and student conduct procedures (S10.01‐S10.04). Unless otherwise informed by your instructor in writing, in graded written assignments you must cite the sources you rely on and include a bibliography/list of references, following an instructor-approved citation style. It is the responsibility of students to inform themselves of the content of SFU policies available on the SFU website.
Centre for Accessible Learning: Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.
Christopher R. Martin, Framed! Labor and the Corporate Media (Ithaca and London, ILR an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2004) Note: Full text is available online through our library.
Additional assigned readings will be available online through Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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