WORK, EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY

SOC3WES

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores how our experience of work has changed since the beginning of western industrialisation. We consider both paid and unpaid work in the context of broad social, cultural, economic and technological changes, and the way in which these changes have shaped the personal meanings we attach to work. Topics include the growth of the professions, work-life balance, emotional and domestic labour, narratives of work and identity, and the impacts of globalisation on work.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year sociology subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects SOC2WES

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate diverse positions/arguments regarding a relevant topic in sociology

Activities:
The essay requires that students evaluate arguments and diverse positions in the sociology of work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

02. Critically evaluate research and arguments on a relevant topic in the social sciences

Activities:
A 1200-word review of a research article on a key aspect of sociology of work (e.g. gendered division of labour in paid work, ethnic inequalities in the workforce, emotional labour in the domestic sphere)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Present a sustained and complex written argument in sociology

Activities:
A 800-word preliminary exercise (on key changes brought about by the assembly line); a 2000-word essay requiring students to address a major issue in the sociology of work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Sawyer

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,200-word assignment35 02
one 800-word preliminary exercise15 03
one 2,000-word assignment50 01, 03