|SES #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
Economic and political context
Experiential: Exploring work experience with a race / gender / class lens
|2 and 3||
Historical background: How did we get here?
Film: Field, Connie. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. Clarity Films, 1981.
Understanding gender theories
Experiential: Conceptualizing theory through visual art
|5||Play reading: Daniel, Sarah. "Gut Girls." In Daniels Plays: 2: Gut Girls, Beside Herself, Head-rot Holiday, Madness of Esme and Shaz. Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1994. ISBN: 9780413690401. [Preview with Google Books]|
|6||The squeeze at the bottom: Gender, race and poverty|
|7 and 8||
Leadership from a multicultural perspective
Panel of community leaders: Gender, race / ethnicity and community organizing:
|10||Understanding structural inequities in labor force||Paper prospectus and outline due|
|11||Film: Razasa, Maple, and Pacho Velez. Occupation: A Film About the Harvard Living Wage Sit-In. Filmakers Library, 2002.|
|12 and 13||
Women in corporate leadership
Film: Soderbergh, Steven. Erin Brockovich. Universal Pictures, 2000.
|Mid-term paper due|
|14||Gender strategies to balance work and family|
|16 and 17||Women in politics: From Sarah Palin to Hillary Clinton|
|18 and 19||
Gender and race in the workplace
Sexual harassment in the workplace: From Anita Hill to the National Guard
Contested solution to gender inequities in the workplace: Comparable worth and affirmative action
Experiential: Debate on affirmative action
|22 and 23||
Domestic and European work / family policies: The responsibility of government, private sector or individuals?
Leave policies and policies that address overwork
|24||Child care policy|
|25||Experiential: Envisioning / exploring next steps|
|26||Work in the 21st century: Pressure points for change||Final paper presentation in debate form|