Farmworkers in North Carolina: Roots of Poverty, Roots of Change

DOCST 332S

Focus on those who bring food to our tables, particularly those who labor in the fields of North Carolina and the Southeast. Students will learn about farm work from the plantation system and slavery to sharecropping and up to the migrant and seasonal farmworker population today. Study and analysis of media representations of farmworkers and agricultural issues as well as historical and contemporary documentary work and its contributions to farmworker advocacy. Includes a service-learning component in volving work in the community.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

CULANTH 236S
VMS 341S
LSGS 332S

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, EI, SS