New Course Proposal

The following new course proposal has been submitted to the Faculty Senate Office for review and approval and is listed here for faculty review and comment. Comments on any new course proposal should be submitted to Ernest May, secretary of the Faculty Senate, at senate@senate.umass.edu.

SOCIOL 381 “Race, Gender & Work” 4 credits; Instructor: Enobong Hannah Branch; This course emphasizes how race/ethnicity and gender affect work, primarily in the contemporary United States. Though we will focus on women and men of color and white women as targets of work inequality, we will also discuss the dynamics of masculinities and white privilege. A variety of methods from qualitative to quantitative to purely theoretical will be utilized; students should be able to read these materials and make connections. Prerequisites: This prerequisite may change after the Undergraduate Studies Committee reviews course sequencing/numbering and prerequisite course requirements for upper-level courses. Specifically, a 200-level prerequisite course in Race, Gender & Society or Work & Society would be added to this course.