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

Bordas' principles


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  
15 Government policy  
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

Comparable worth


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