Sep 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

AFST 380 - Modern Day Slavery (4)


Slavery, one of the oldest of all tyrannies, continues in modern times as part of our economic, social, and political realities. This course critically examines the phenomenon of slavery and how it continues to perpetuate in our modern world. This will include a brief examination of historical slavery, the different forms of modern day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labor and child labor. Furthermore this course will engage the concepts of race, class and gender, and other identifiers, which contributes to the phenomena. The complex nature of this topic requires an interdisciplinary approach in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the phenomena. Part of the class includes exploring possible strategic solutions to modern day slavery. The class will use a combination of lectures, audiovisuals, classroom discussions, group work, and presentations. Even years Spring.