Dr. Patrick Ryan

HISTORY (AC) 3850F/G

 
 

CAPITALISM & THE WORKING CLASS

P. Ryan
E-mail:  pryan2@uwo.ca
Ph:  433-0041 Ext. 4442
Office: DL 127
Hours: 12:30-1:30 Th., by appt.

Course Cancelled
Winter 2016

Academic Information Secretary
Lois Mansfield
519-433-0041 x4457
Lois.Mansfield@kings.uwo.ca  -- DL 117



COURSE DESCRIPTION:  An exploration of the making of the working class in North America with the rise of industrial capitalism. Students will examine industrial discipline, labour commodification and dislocation, the experience of poverty and unemployment, family wage earning strategies, workers' religious, political, and labour organizations, among other aspects of the formation of working class consciousness.

Prerequisite(s): 1.0 course at 2200 level or above.


READINGS:

Bryan D. Palmer and Joan Sangster, Labouring Canada: Class, Gender, and Race in Canadian Working-Class History (Oxford, 2008).  Consider Used Copies.

Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1906).  Purchase the Bantam Classic with an introduction by Morris Dickstein

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939).  Purchase the Viking Critical Library, edited by Peter Lisca with Kevin Hearle.



MARKING SYSTEM:

 

Discussion Participation

25% (every week)

Sinclair Paper

20% (Feb. 8)

Steinbeck Paper

20% (Mar. 7)

Term Paper 35% (Apr. 4)

 



ABSENCE AND ACCOMMODATION:

Students are expected to schedule appointments and other responsibilities around class time.  To be excused from discussion participation due to temporary illness, contact me.  If health issues are prolonged, or to request more extensive academic accommodation, you must meet with the course instructor in person and provide documentation to the Dean's Office. 

Penalties for late papers may be avoided if extensions are requested in advance.  Otherwise, a two-mark deduction will be taken for each of the first three days late, and a 5-mark deduction for each day thereafter.  One-month after the due date a zero will be assigned for the paper. 


 

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