course: Class and Culture


Course covers economic, social, and political causes and consequence of class in America.  Topics include: class culture, education, recent social protests, including Occupy and Tea Party, and the 2016 presidential election.  Emphasizes ways that social class shapes the background and experiences of current Northwestern students and what their future will hold.

Syllabus 2016

Syllabus 2017

  Quotes From Students

“This course was a lesson in critical thinking and opening your eyes.”

“This course should be a requirement for attending Northwestern, or being a human in America.”

“BEST CLASS I’VE TAKEN SO FAR AT NU!”

“Beth is my favorite woman ever and her dog is even more incredible.”

“You walk out actually knowing things about the world.”

“FAVE PROF OF ALL TIME.”

“It really changed my perception of the world.”

“Engaging, honest, knowledgeable, relatable, clear, concise, communicative, smart, structures class well so we learn most we can, challenges class to engage with material.”

“INCREDIBLE WOMAN STUNNING STUNNING STUFF”

“Prof. Red Bird sometimes had trouble getting technology to work but honestly it was quite funny so I wasn’t complaining.”