Work and Power

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Worlds of Work

Spring 2018

Taught By: Rachel Sherman

Section: AX

CRN: 5617

Credits: 4

Work is a central dimension of both human experience and sociological analysis. The kinds of paid and unpaid work people do, how much they work, who does which jobs, how much these jobs pay, and how different jobs are organized all vary according to social and historical factors. This course covers changes in the nature of work in the 20th century, especially the shift from manufacturing to services, and the social causes and consequences of these changes for work, workers, and labor movements. We will also look at how work is linked to other key areas of social life, including gender, race, class, family, and migration. Our primary focus is the U.S., but we will adopt a comparative perspective on other countries as well.

One Social Science Course

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:22pm 6/24/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1102

Date Range: 1/26/2018 - 5/11/2018