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LBR&WS M114C: African American Political Thought

 

(Same as Afro-American Studies M114C and Political Science M180A.) Lecture, three or four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Intensive introduction to African American political thought, with focus on major ideological trends and political philosophies as they have been applied and interpreted by African Americans. Debates and conflicts in black political thought, historical contest of African American social movements, and relationship between black political thought and major trends in Western thought. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M175: Agitational Communication

 

(Same as Communication Studies M165.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Theory of agitation; agitation as force for change in existing institutions and policies in democratic society. Intensive study of selected agitational movements and technique and content of their communications. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M119: Asian American and Pacific Islander Labor Issues

 

(Same as Asian American Studies M119.) Lecture, three hours. Examination of historical and contemporary labor issues in Asian and Pacific Islander American communities, with emphasis on key role that Asian and Pacific Islander American students can play in supporting labor struggles of low-income immigrants. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M116: Asian American Social Movements

 

(Same as Asian American Studies M116.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Examination of several dimensions of Asian American social movements, including grassroots, mass movement character, political and social vision, and social and political relevance to current issues. How movement participants linked struggle for change with own personal transformation and growth. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M123 Community Formation

 

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M119.) Lecture, four hours. Analysis of historical formation and development of Chicano/Latino communities in 20th century, with focus on labor, immigration, economic structures, electoral politics, and international dimensions. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS 195A: Community or Corporate Internships in Labor and Workplace Studies

 

(Formerly numbered 195.) Tutorial, one hour; fieldwork, 15 hours. Enforced corequisite: course 160. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in supervised setting in community agency, labor union, or other organization concerned with work and employment issues. Placements to be arranged by instructor. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic written reports on their experience. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS 195B: Community or Corporate Internships in Labor and Workplace Studies

 

Tutorial, to be arranged; internship, up to 15 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in supervised setting in community agency, labor union, or other organization concerned with work and employment issues. Placements to be arranged by instructor. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic written reports on their experience. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS 199: Directed Research in Labor and Workplace Studies

 

Tutorial, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M127: Farmworker Movements, Social Justice, and AFL-CIO

 

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M127.) Lecture, four hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Historical and social context of farmworker organizing, including its multiracial origins and its influence on fight for equality of working women. Specific focus on organizing of United Farm Workers and Farm Laborers Organizing Committee, and their relationship to AFL-CIO, other unions, and their influence on Chicano Movement. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M172: Free Speech in Workplace

 

Fink, K.A.

(Same as Communication Studies M172.) Lecture, three hours. Focus on concept of freedom of expression in workplace and how First Amendment, case law, and federal and state statutes affect one’s ability to speak at work. Conflict between discrimination law and ability to speak freely at work as well as meaning and limits of academic freedom. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M166A: Immigrant Rights, Labor, and Higher Education

 

(Same as Asian American Studies M166A and Chicana and Chicano Studies M156A.) Seminar, three hours. New immigrant rights movement, with particular attention to labor and higher education. Overview of history of immigrant rights movement and examination of development of coalition efforts between labor movement and immigrant rights movement nationally and locally. Special focus on issue of immigrant students in higher education, challenges facing undocumented immigrant students, and legislative and policy issues that have emerged. Students conduct oral histories, family histories, research on immigration and immigrant rights, write poetry and spoken word about immigrant experience, and work to collectively develop student publication on immigrant students in higher education. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS 19: Immigration Debate through Film

 

In-depth look at current immigration debate as captured through the imagery of film, both feature and documentary. Films about immigration not only represent the national popular mood about immigration but also play a powerful role in shaping discourse and policies about this issue at local and national levels. Deepens understanding of current immigration debate among first-year students and raises new questions about the power of the media in influencing public's increasing ambivalence towards the topic of immigration. Class meets on October 2, 16, 30, November 13, and 27 in P349 De Neve Plaza.

 

LBR&WS M170: Improving Worker Health: Social Movements, Policy Debates, and Public Health.

 

Delp, L.

(Same as Community Health Sciences CM170.) Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, two hours. Examination of intersection between work, health, and environment, analysis of social causes of health disparities, investigation of historical trends and social movements, interpretation of current policy debates, and development of innovative interventions. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M121: Issues in Latina/Latino Poverty

 

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M121 and Urban Planning M140.) Lecture, four hours. Examination of nature and extent of urban and rural poverty confronting Latina/Latino population in U.S. Special emphasis on antipoverty policies of government and nonprofit organizations and social planning and economic development strategies. Attention also to literature on underclass. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M149: Media: Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality

 

(Same as Communication Studies M149 and Gender Studies M149.) Lecture, four hours; activity, one hour. Limited to junior/senior Communication Studies and Gender Studies majors and Labor and Workplace Studies minors. Examination of manner in which media culture induces people to perceive various dominant and dominated and/or colonized groups of people. Ways in which women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, racial, and ethnic marginalized peoples, class relations, and other subaltern or subordinated groups are presented and often misrepresented in media. Investigation and employment of practical applications of communications and feminist theories for understanding ideological nature of stereotyping and politics of representation through use of media, guest presentations, lectures, class discussions, and readings. Introduction to theory and practice of cultural studies. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M117: Negotiation

 

Johnson, K.

(Same as Asian American Studies M166A and Chicana and Chicano Studies M156A.) Seminar, three hours. New immigrant rights movement, with particular attention to labor and higher education. Overview of history of immigrant rights movement and examination of development of coalition efforts between labor movement and immigrant rights movement nationally and locally. Special focus on issue of immigrant students in higher education, challenges facing undocumented immigrant students, and legislative and policy issues that have emerged. Students conduct oral histories, family histories, research on immigration and immigrant rights, write poetry and spoken word about immigrant experience, and work to collectively develop student publication on immigrant students in higher education. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M173: Nonviolence and Social Movements

 

Wong, K. / Lawson, J.M.

(Same as Afro-American Studies M173 and Chicana and Chicano Studies M173.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Overview of nonviolence and its impact on social movements both historically and in its present context in contemporary society, featuring lectures, conversations, films, readings, and guest speakers. Exploration of some historic contributions of civil rights struggles and role of nonviolent action throughout recent U.S. history. Examination of particular lessons of nonviolent movements as they impact social change organizing in Los Angeles. P/NP or letter grading

 

LBR&WS M122: Planning Issues in Latina/Latino Communities

 

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M122 and Urban Planning M171.) Lecture, four hours. Exploration of socioeconomic, demographic, and political forces that shape low-income communities and analyses of planning intervention strategies. Emphasis on community and economic development and environmental equity. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M128: Race, Gender, and U.S. Labor

 

(Same as Asian American Studies M166A and Chicana and Chicano Studies M156A.) Seminar, three hours. New immigrant rights movement, with particular attention to labor and higher education. Overview of history of immigrant rights movement and examination of development of coalition efforts between labor movement and immigrant rights movement nationally and locally. Special focus on issue of immigrant students in higher education, challenges facing undocumented immigrant students, and legislative and policy issues that have emerged. Students conduct oral histories, family histories, research on immigration and immigrant rights, write poetry and spoken word about immigrant experience, and work to collectively develop student publication on immigrant students in higher education. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS 160: Research Group or Internship Seminars: Labor and Workplace Studies.

 

Seminar, three hours. Enforced corequisite: course 195A. Designed for undergraduate students who are part of Labor Summer Research Internship program. Discussion of qualitative applied research methods used by union researchers and scholars engaged in labor relations and workplace studies. Through combination of lectures, key readings, and active participation in hands-on research internship with local unions and organizations, development of understanding of critical debates regarding role of research and socioeconomic contexts that impact low-wage workers and their families. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS 194: Research Group Seminars: Labor and Workplace Studies

 

Seminar, 90 minutes. Designed for undergraduate students who are part of research group. Discussion of research methods and current literature in field of labor studies or of research of faculty members and/or students. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M166B. Research on Immigration Rights, Labor and Higher Education

 

(Same as Asian American Studies M166B and Chicana and Chicano Studies M156B.) Seminar, two hours. Requisite: course M166A. Expansion of research conducted by students in course M166A involving oral histories, research on immigration/labor/higher education, and evaluation of legislation and legal issues impacting undocumented students. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M165: Sociology of Race and Labor

 

(Same as Afro-American Studies M165 and Sociology M165.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. Exploration of relationship between race/ethnicity, employment, and U.S. labor movement. Analysis of underlying racial divisions in workforce and how they evolved historically. Consideration of circumstances under which workers and unions have excluded people of color from jobs and unions, as well as circumstances under which workers and unions have organized people of color into unions in efforts to improve their wages and working conditions. Impact of globalization on these dynamics. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M180: Southern California Regional Economy

 

Wolff, G. / Ramirez, I.

(Same as Urban Planning CM137.) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to regional economy, with emphasis on Los Angeles. Key economic sectors, labor market composition, and review of conflicting portrayals depicting dynamics of region. Two all-day bus tours of key economic regions and guest lectures by regional experts included. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS 188: Special Courses in Labor and Workplace Studies

 

Working Families and Educational Inequalities in Urban Schools, Shadduck-Hernandez

Latino Immigration History and Politics, Aguilar, J.M.

Seminar, four hours. Program-sponsored experimental or temporary courses, such as those taught by visiting faculty members. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M125: US-Mexico Relations

 

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M125.) Lecture, four hours. Examination of complex dynamics in relationship between Mexico and U.S., using political economy approach to study of asymmetrical integration between advanced industrial economies and developing countries. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M176: Visual Communication and Social Advocacy.

 

(Same as Communication Studies M176.) Lecture, four hours. Visual communication reaches diverse audiences in communicating major social and political topics. Cartoons, posters, murals, and documentary photography have had powerful world impact. Survey of all four genres of visual communications as features of modern mass media. Letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M167: Worker Center Movement: Next Wave Organizing for Justice for Immigrant Workers

 

(Same as Afro-American Studies M167, Asian American Studies M166C, and Chicana and Chicano Studies M130.) Seminar, three hours. Development of theoretical and practical understanding of worker center movement, with focus on historical factors that have led to emergence and growth of worker centers. Role of worker centers in promoting multiethnic and multiracial campaigns for workplace and economic justice. Transnational cross-border solidarity issues and rights of undocumented workers. P/NP or letter grading.

 

LBR&WS M1A-M1B-M1CW. Work, Labor, and Social Justice in U.S.

 

(Same as GE Clusters M24A-M24B-M24CW.) Course M1A is enforced requisite to M1B, which is enforced requisite to M1CW. Limited to first-year freshmen. Letter grading. M1A-M1B. Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Exploration of ways in which work has been transformed over last century, impact of this transformation on working people, and role of labor movement as force for social justice. M1CW. Special Topics. Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course M1B. Topics include labor law/history, gender, race, and workplace. Satisfies Writing II requirement.

 

LBR&WS M144: Women’s Movement in Latin America.

 

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M144 and Gender Studies M144.) Lecture, four hours. Course on women’s movements and feminism in Latin America and Caribbean to examine diverse social movements and locations from which women have launched political and gender struggles. Discussion of forms of feminism and women’s consciousness that have emerged out of indigenous rights movements, environmental struggles, labor movements, Christian-based communities, peasant and rural organizing, and new social movements that are concerned with race, sexuality, feminism, and human rights. Through comparative study of women’s movements in diversity of political systems as well as national and transnational arenas, students gain understanding of historical contexts and political conditions that give rise to women’s resistance, as well as major debates in field of study. P/NP or letter grading.

 

 

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