Credit Value: 20
Module Coordinator: Mr Knut Laaser, Management, Work & Organisation Division
Contact Hours: 30 hours
Assessment: Essay (approximately 2,500 words) (35%), seminar performance (15%) & final examination (50%)
The module will enable students to appreciate and engage with the complexity of debates in the sociology of work, employment and management, and consider their future implications for patterns and practices of work and employment. Students will be able to understand decisions in complex organisational contexts.
On completion of the module students should be able to understand and critically analyse the wider social and employment context within which organisations (private, public and not-for-profit) operate. They will have developed a critical understanding of key issues and debates within the sociology of work, and other disciplines, in relation to work and employment, an awareness of demographic changes and the impacts of these on labour markets, employment, management, and organisations.
Definitions and key concepts of work
Why people work
External environment conditions & the changing context of work
Different types of work
Gender, race & ethnicity and labour markets
Where people work
Work and life: work/life balance; lifestyle
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.