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

Course Number: 
DOCST 332S.01
Course Instructor: 
Charles Thompson
Classroom Building 114
Days and Times: 
MW 10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

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 involving work in the community.