SOC 472 Sociology of Work and Occupations

This course offers an overview of different approaches to work settings and complex organizations in urban industrial society. We will discuss classical theories of bureaucracy, the managerial tradition, and critical perspectives drawn from contemporary Sociology, including studies focusing on diversity in the workplace. Also examined are the modern enterprise, state and government, community/volunteer organizations and social movements, and alternatives to dominant organizational forms. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 103 or SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 107 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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