2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 209 Sociology of Work and Jobs

3 hours 

Explores the importance of work as a major source of individual and group identity, income, lifestyle and influence; how people find jobs; why they choose a particular line of work; why they stay or leave; the different occupations; the pay, prestige, privileges, power and satisfactions they bring; the rise and development of trade unions and professional organizations; how most work has become routinized, impersonal, narrowly limited, yet highly specialized; and on-the-job problems of absence, turnover, boredom, sabotage and stealing.




ENG 101 and SOC 101