Spring 2023 - LBST 311 D100
Labour and the Environment (3)
Class Number: 2659
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
1 778 782-7693
Office: AQ 6008
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:15 – 2:15 @ Burnaby Campus AQ 6008 and anytime by apt. on Zoom
Prerequisites:30 units. Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.
The changing relationships between unions and environmental groups; how work in various industries contribute to climate change; and how climate-change policies affect workers in different ways. The consequences of climate policies for different categories of workers, identified by economic sector, geographic location, gender, ethnicity, and Aboriginal status.
This will examine the nature of work and the environment in North America with a focus on Canada. We will examine the historic relationship between labour and the environment and how workers and the issue of class has been both included and excluded in the mainstream environmental discourse. Final projects must be focused on Canada (with larger North American examples accepted.)
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
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, discussions, and films will provide the tools we need to understand the increasingly complex world of work and the environment with a focus on climate change. Students will engage in critical discussions on a number of important topics related to labour, the environment, and climate change.
- Seminar Participation 15%
- Short Assignments 20%
- Presentations 20%
- Essay 45%
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.
David Peterson Del Mar. 2014. Environmentalism. Taylor and Francis.
Carla Lipsig-Mummé and Stephen McBride eds. Work in a Warming World (Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press ; Kingston : School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, 2015)
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html