Oct 05, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LABOR 221G - Dangerous Radicals: Workers’ Fights for the Right to Organize

3 Credit(s) | Lecture |
Course can be counted for credit once

This course focuses on the history of varied U.S. workers’ movements, and their struggles to organize collectively, change conditions of work, and transform politics and society more broadly. It also examines opposition to such movements from employers, government, or even other factions in the ranks of labor and the labor movement. Major themes will include conflicts between labor and capital, the role of political radicalism in labor struggles, the roles of government in labor relations, and the diverse (and sometimes divided)working class. The course will attempt to understand the actions of different people and groups in the context of their times, and to understand how the interpretation of historical events is contested, changes, and influences later struggles. Moreover, this course is defined not simply by its subject matter, but also by the emphasis is facilitated by the subject matter; by focusing on issues of considerable controversy, the course leads students to develop these critical skills in order to understand fully those issues.

Course Attribute(s):
Intermediate Seminar | Diversity Area: United States

Enrollment Requirements:
Prerequisites: ENGL 102  and a minimum of 30 credits

Degree students only

Students may not take more than one 200G (Intermediate Seminar) course