SOC 440 - Sociology of Work
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
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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Work is a central institution of modern societies and most adults spend several decades of their lives engaged in paid employment. This course provides an introduction to the theories and empirical findings of the sociology of work. The course is designed to provide a broad overview of this subfield and will address questions such as: what does it mean to be a “worker,” and how has this meaning changed through pre-and post-industrial economies? How does the structure of organizations and occupations perpetuate social inequalities? How does the definition—and exploitation—of “labor” differ across different industries? How do workers balance work with other family demands and empower themselves and others to make work more responsive to the needs of workers? The course will challenge taken-for-granted notions about good work, good workers, and good workforce structures.


SOC 440 - Sociology of Work
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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