Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
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HIST 346 - Making a Living: U.S. Working-Class History

3 Credit Hours
This course examines the American working-class experience since the 19th century. Readings, films, and discussions will explore class formation, working-class communities, workplace culture and collective action including unionization.We will explore how industrialization, deindustrialization, and the construction of a service economy have shaped the experience of the American working class. How race and gender intersect with class will be central to our study. Americans are decidedly self-conscious and even anxious about discussing social class. This course will “make class visible” and explore the experience of American working-class people, their lives at work, at home, and in politics and popular culture. This course may be applied to the United States history concentration.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101  or CRWS 101  

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in history.

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