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Work and Employment - SOCX866

Work and employment are basic social experiences. How can we understand them and why are they so important to us? This unit will search for answers by applying sociological key-concepts to contemporary Work and Employment issues. The unit consists of three parts. The first part examines the relevance of work for individuals and society. In the second part, we investigate the organisation of Work and Employment on a political, organisational and individual level. The final part deals with our experience of work. It contemplates the future of work in terms of work-life balance and the chances for individuals' self-realisation. On the basis of those three parts students will gain a clear understanding of work and employment in contemporary societies that will benefit their own careers as well as their understanding of society in general.

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When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Norbert Ebert



NCCW(s): SGY883, SOC866
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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