HTY 477: The American Worker

Instructor: Professor Beth McKillen

Days/Times: Tuesday, Thursday 12:30-1:45

Course Number: 87328

Location: Stevens Hall 375

Description: Examines changes in the world of work during successive phases of capitalist development since the Revolutionary War. Focus on skilled and unskilled labor; the evolving factory system; public policies and effects of technological change; ethnicity, race, and gender on worker responses. Assesses contemporary workplace issues from an historical perspective.

Prerequisites: Three credits in History or instructor permission.

General Education Requirements:  Satisfies the Western Cultural Tradition, Cultural Diversity, and International Perspectives requirements.