Using St. Louis as a lens, the course focuses in on the development of class in the US and attempts to trace historically how class, race, sexuality, and gender influence each other and how this mutual influence shapes our society through immigration, gentrification, welfare, and work. Course readings present classical understandings of class and asks how these understandings are challenged when these other categories of identity are made prominent. Prerequisites: L77 100B, Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or permission of instructor. Attendance on the first day mandatory.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU BA; AS HUM; AS SD I; FA HUM; AR HUM