Work, Employment and Society
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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
Linked to the following assessments:
- Describe the differences between work, labour and employment
- List and explain some of the key concepts and issues relating to the sociology of work (including the division of labour; alienation; exploitation; work; labour, employment and unemployment; technology; labour movement; labour markets; globalization; lean
- List some of the ways in which work has altered in the last 40,000 years
- Identify and explain at least one of the following key historical time periods in relation to work (Hunter/Gatherer; Horticultural; Greek/Roman Slavery; Feudalism; Mercantile Capitalism; TransAtlantic Slavery)
- Describe some of the different economic and political thinking behind different models of capitalism, specifically laissez-faire (1800-1920s), social democratic (1930-1970s), and neo-liberal (1980s- ?)
- Describe parts of the relationships between power, inequality and resistance in relation to capitalism
- Identify differences between the nature of capitalism in developed and developing economies
- Define to at least one of the following four lenses (Social Theory; The Labour Process; Feminism; Subjectivity and Identity) and make connections between them and different aspects of work and popular culture
- Reflect on teaching and learning strategies in the University context
- Use key concepts from the sociology of work to combine insights from the time periods and lenses in order to evaluate the paper’s content
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 33% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 67:33 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 33% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Assignment 1 Poster||
|2. Assignment 2 Essay||
8 Jul 2019
No set time
Required and Recommended Readings*
The required reading for each week is provided in a book of readings. Other required readings will be put on Moodle either in the topics that they relate to or in folders if related to assessment.
Highly Recommended Reading: Hodson, R. and Sullivan, T. (2012). The social organisation of work. (5th ed). Belmont CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
- Edgell, S. (2011). The sociology of work: Continuity and change in paid and unpaid work (2nd ed). London, Great Britain: Sage Publications. (Please note that the 2006 edition is also appropriate). This text is on course reserve in the library.
- Grint, K. (2005). The sociology of work: An introduction (3rd ed). Cambridge, Great Britain: Polity Press. This text is on course reserve in the library.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Restricted papers: LBST101, LABST100