ENGL 350g: Literature of California

ENGL 350g

Summer 2016

On Route 66 From Oklahoma to California

Andrew Chater, an award-winning producer for the BBC, will lead a group of USC students on an experience offered by the English and History Departments of Dornsife College.  Students will follow the trail of the Joad family in John Steinbeck’s classic novel The Grapes of Wrath from their original home in the Oklahoma dust bowl to the central valley of California, where their experiences as migrant fruit-pickers took place.  The course is ENGL 350g, Literature of California, which satisfies the GE- B, Humanistic Inquiry requirement of the USC General Education.

Course Dates: May 18 – June 14, 2016


Announcing the addition of SWMS 310, Gender and Social Justice, to the Fall 2016 Schedule of Classes

Louise Kerckhoff Prize 2015-2016

Announcing the Louise Kerckhoff Prize, which has been established for the purpose of awarding annual prizes for the best undergraduate and graduate papers in Gender Studies.

2016 Tyler Prize Laureate Lecture

“The Idea of Sustainable Development”
Thursday, April 21, 2016
3:00 p.m.

Sir Partha S. Dasgupta
Emeritus Professor
Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics
University of Cambridge

University of Southern California
The Forum at the Tutor Campus Center

Open to Students, Faculty, Staff and the Public
Reception Following Lecture in the Tyler Prize Pavilion

Sponsored by:
The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement & The University of Southern California
For additional information, please contact Amber Brown at 213-740-6559



French Foreign Policy in an Unstable World

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

3:00-4:30 PM

DML 233

Soci Cinema presents: Bread and Roses

4/14 at 3:30pm 

HSH 201

Bread and Roses is a 2000 dramatic film directed by Ken Loach, a British director known for social realist style of film, and  it stars academy award-winning actor, Adrien Brody, and Mexican-born actress Elpidilla Carillo. The plot deals with the struggle of poorly paid janitorial workers in Los Angeles and their fight for better working conditions and the right to unionize. It is based on the “Justice for Janitors” campaign of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The film also includes non-professional Latino and Black actors who are working people and social movement organizers in Los Angeles.

The film is critical of social inequalities in the United States. Health insurance in particular is highlighted and so is the low pay and lack of benefits among janitorial cleaners. It’s both a love story and a social movement story! The film’s name, “Bread and Roses“, derives from the 1912 textile strike in LawrenceMassachusetts.



Fall 2016 POSC Courses

FALL 2016 POSC Courses