SOC 440 - Sociology of Work
Section: 101
Term: SP 2009
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
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Advisory Prerequisites:
One introductory course in Sociology.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course offers a comprehensive sociological view of the workplace, including job satisfaction and the meaning of work for the worker; the interaction of work and family; issues of class, race, and gender in the workplace; and employee collective participation in the workplace through unions and other organizational forms. The course examines marginal work, unemployment, and the problems that accompany inadequate work. A major part of the course will examine contemporary occupations, with special attention to the roles of the professions and management. We will also study industrial transformation and the roles that technology, corporate structure, and globalization play in this transformation. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on research methods used to study work, including official labor force statistics and ethnography. Required Text: Randy Hodson and Teresa A. Sullivan, The Social Organization of Work, 4th ed. (Thomson Wadsworth, 2008). ISBN-10: 0495003719 ISBN-13: 9780495003717 Also available as an e-book at Others readings will be available on C-Tools.

SOC 440 - Sociology of Work
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101 (LEC)
MWF 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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There will also be a copy on reserve in the library, and there is an on-line version of the text at that is considerably cheaper than the paperback.
ISBN: 9780495003717
The social organization of work, Author: Randy Hodson, Teresa A. Sullivan., Publisher: Wadsworth 4th ed. 2008
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