Kursübersicht "Women and the US Corporate Workplace"

Lehrende(r) der Kurseinheit: Assist. Prof. Dr. Darlene Booth-Bell, Coastal Carolina University


This course will explore how identity and difference (race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and age) impact women’s historical and contemporary USA work experiences. Special topics such as the increased awareness and high profile cases of sexual harassment in the workplace, and other issues of women in the workplace will be studied.


Week 1Historic Perspective - The history of women at work, and labor movements WWI, WWII.Section IWWWW Chapters – Introduction, Prove it again
Week 2Historic Perspective - Current challenges, opportunities, wins, and historic events.Section IIWWWW Chapters – The Tightrope, The Maternal Wall
Week 3Exploitation, pay inequities, slavery, intimate labor issues, shaming, culture of humiliationSection IIIWWWW Chapters – The Tug of War, Double Jeopardy
Week 4Family and work; gender rolesSection IVBH, compare and contrast essay due
Week 5Strategies for success in today’s USA work environmentSection VWWWW Chapters – Leave or Stay, Lessons
Week 6Current political environment and labor re-lated changes including board member-ship, #metoo, education factorsSection VIBH The ambition marriage trade-off for single women. https://hbr.org/2017/05/the-ambition-marriage-trade-off-too-many-single-women-face
Week 7Final Exam  


The course will be delivered in lecture format with interactive teaching methods using discussions. Preparation for class will include reading required materials. The language of instruction is English.


Formal: Full-time students in the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

Academic: Students must be able to function in an English-speaking environment.


Grades will be based on a mid-term compare and contrast essay worth 40 points and a final exam worth 60 points, for a total of 100. Exam will be based on the material covered in class. The instructor reserves the right to make changes to this syllabus, as appropriate.

ArtDatum der LeistungserbringungPrüfungsanmeldung
(bitte Zeitangabe ...Min) Ende 1. HS*Ende 2. HS*individuelles Datum
Klausur: ...Min.wird vom PA festgelegt*  bei Klausur nicht möglich
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Präsentationtt.mm.jj  tt.mm.jj
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* Prüfungsamt Termine


Die Prüfungsleistung ist erbracht und ECTS-Punkte werden zuerkannt, wenn die Prüfungsleistung zu der gewählten Kurseinheit des Gesamtmoduls bestanden worden ist. Die entsprechende Bewertung ergibt dann die Modulnote.


  • What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know ISBN-13: 978-1479814312, listed in syllabus as WWWW.
  • Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being ISBN-13: 978-1562869793, listed in syllabus as BH.

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