POLS 249/HIST 249/SOC 266

Service Learning

Syllabus and updates

Please note: Dates on the syllabus on the website are correct. If you have any questions about due dates, refer to the syllabus on the website.

Books, readings, and films will be on reserve at the Undergraduate Library.

Thursday, 2/19:  Discussion of impact on labor outside US—both on militancy and on regulative institutions


2/19:  Impact on labor outside US—both on militancy and on regulative institutions

2/24 & 26:  Impact on US workers and some of their responses

3/3:  Consumer campaigns, fair labor

3/5:  Caitlin Morris from NIKE

3/10: Viewing of parts of "Outsourced" and discussion with director

3/12:  What is the future of the labor movement?


Discussion board site:

FINAL PAPER: The paper is due by 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 19, in Gowen 101. Please put my name AND the name of the TA on the paper. The office closes at 4:30. Papers turned in after that time will be considered late.

Required readings and films

Political Science/History/Sociology 249/266, Winter 2009
Introduction to Labor Studies

Instructor: Professor Margaret Levi

Office: Gowen 147
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00 and by appointment
Telephone: 543-7947


Web sites and photos shown in class

NYT editorial on Employee Free Choice Act

NYT article on UNITE HERE

CHECK OUT RESOURCES AND LINKS (left column) for other course-related material

Extra Credit Possiblities
Supplementary Readings and films -- Note: It is necessary to get approval from your T.A. before writing a review/summary for extra credit.

Public Lectures

Readings mentioned in class