WORK, ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY
SOCY 361. Work, Organizations, and Society
Three hours lecture (3).
Prerequisite: SOCY 110 or SOCY/ANTH 121
This course examines a wide variety of white- and blue-collar occupations and the impact of organizational structure on work and workers.
Detailed Description of Content of the Course
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with all facets of work. The major areas considered are:
1. The occupational structure
2. Occupational socialization
3. Organizational structure and the impact on work.
4.Technological change and the impact on work.
5.Women's work including clerical and housework.
6.The history of work.
8.Problems with work including discrimination, health and safety, unemployment and underemployment, and marginal jobs.
9.Work and the family
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
The course includes lecture, discussion, oral presentations and class discussions of readings and related current events.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
1. gain an understanding of the nature of work in the United States;
2. be better prepared to understand the careers they choose;
3. be better able to supervise others;
4. develop sociological imagination, i.e., the ability to understand the effect of social structure and culture on individual behavior.
Graded assignments include tests, papers, oral presentations and class discussions.
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
DATE ACTION REVIEWED
January, 2004 Reviewed Peggy A. Shifflett