Labor Studies | Labor Issues in Television
L290 | 9231 | Nissen, Scott
LSTU L290 Labor Issues in Television Class Number 9231, 1 cr.
Class meets Mondays, 5:45 - 8:25 pm, BH006, November 2, 9, 16, 30,
and December 7. Labor issues have produced some of the most
dramatic events, not only in American history, but also the history
of the world. Because of this, the plight of workers has also been
the foundation for popular television programs and some films.
Specifically, political satirists have produced some of the more
entertaining pieces about labor issues, but also those with the most
biting social commentary. This course is designed to introduce
students to labor studies through analyzing political satire on
television and one film. No prior knowledge of film study or
political satire is necessary to take this course or understand the
subject matter. Instructor: Scott Nissen, Political Science, IUB.