Sociology of Work
This course explores the social organization of work by drawing on key sociological theories, research, and concepts, with a focus on Canadian society. The course also explores transformations in work within broader global processes, including migration, immigration, temporary workers, precarious work, labour trend and more. Some of the key topics covered include the following: capitalist work arrangements, corporate practices, labor movements, consumption, the impact of employment/unemployment on the individual and family, and the impact of class, power, race, gender, and age in the labor market. Students will learn to understand, analyze, and evaluate how work is socially organized and how it profoundly shapes our social lives.