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Work and Employment - SOC295

Work and employment are basic social experiences. How can we understand them and why are they so important to us? This unit searches for answers by applying sociological key concepts to contemporary work and employment issues. The unit is made up 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 you will gain a clear understanding of work and employment in contemporary societies.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Norbert Ebert

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): SOC290
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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