Work, Employment and Society

Module code: SY2089

In this module you'll explore the importance of work and employment in contemporary societies by looking at key sociological concepts applicable to work and employment, and analysing significant changes in work and employment.

Topics covered

  • What is Work?
  • Industrialisation, Class and Gender
  • Emotional Labour and Managerial Discipline
  • Unions, Power and Collective Action
  • Ethnicity and Racism in Labour Markets
  • Neoliberalism, Welfare and Unemployment
  • Work, Identity and Consumption
  • Globalisation, Migration and Inequality
  • Precarity, Technology and the Future of Work

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 9 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 119 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Examination, 2 hours (100%)