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Sociology 305: Sociology of Work
Version 1: December 2012 – September 2022. Version 2: October 2022 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze theoretical explanations of work; explain how work and the workplace have evolved over time; analyze factors that contribute to stress, conflict, and inequality in the workplace; apply sociological theories to mitigate conflict in the workplace; assess the impact of organizational culture on performance, productivity, and job satisfaction; evaluate the influence of technology and globalization on interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
Version 1 and 2: The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes, final projects, and a proctored final exam. Topics include: historical foundations of work in sociology; conceptual foundations of work in sociology; social occupations and types of labor; workplace organization and management in society; work and inequality in society; workplace culture; economic trends and us labor; balancing work and family in society; technology and work in society; the impact of globalization on work.
Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology, Public Policy, or Interdisciplinary Studies. (12/17). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sociology, Public Policy, Liberal Studies, Family Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies (10/22 revalidation).