2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Work and Social Change|
|Prerequisites||24 credit points of junior units of study including WORK1003.|
|Prohibitions||WORK2202, WORK2204, WORK2220|
|Lectures||1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week|
|Assessment||Essay (40%), case study/minor essay (25%), exam (35%)|
|Description||This unit is designed to further an understanding about what work means to workers and those who manage them. Each week we will locate a series of concepts drawn from sociological texts and the popular media to the world of work, looking at issues such as the patterns of change and stability in the structure of work and how work is experienced. The unit also looks at the organisational and occupational foundations of working life, bureaucratic and flexible forms of work organisation as they relate to a range of occupational groups including professional work and work which is considered dangerous and deviant. Relationships between work and other institutions, such as the family and education are considered, as well as relations at different workplace levels.|