Work and Social Change (WORK2225)


How people relate to work and organisations changes with the society around it. The aims of this unit are to analyse the way contemporary work has changed through three significant themes/modules. The first theme or module analyses how social change has shaped the nature of work and identity at both collective and individual levels. The second theme examines how institutions outside work, such as the interface of work and family, and unpaid work shapes contemporary work and business. The third module analyses remote and borderless work in Australia and overseas.

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Further unit of study information


1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week


tutorial participation (10%), tutorial facilitation (10%), written opinion piece (10%), research essay (30%), final exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

24 credit points of junior units of study including WORK1003.


WORK2220, WORK2202, WORK2204

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.