May 22, 2024  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

HIST-261 United States Labor History

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-030 (ACSR-030), completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of RDNG-016 or ACLT-074 with a minimum grade of 3.0. 
An introduction to United States labor history from its beginnings to the present day. This class will study the ethnic and cultural diversity of the American working class and will emphasize the economic social and political contexts in which working people lived. We will evaluate the development and transformation of the unionized and non-unionized workers of the United States. Class race and gender will be significant categories of analysis. Reading of primary and secondary historical sources critical thinking creative discussion and oral presentation will be required of all students.

Course Outcomes
1. Evaluate the economic, social, and political contexts in which the working people of the United States lived 2. Evaluate the role of class, race, and gender in the development and transformation of working class movements 3. Evaluate primary and secondary sources in United States labor history 4. Apply critical thinking, reading, writing and communication skills effectively