May 27, 2024  
2017-18 Catalog 
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 252 - Work and the Culture of Employment

5 CR

Got a job? Need a job? Don’t want a job? What does it mean to be a worker? Understand the complexities of workers, poverty, and social reform. See yourself as a worker, and understand what that may mean. Topics may include Unions, the class system in America, and the idea of a “good job.”

Course Outcomes
  • Describe how work and being a “worker” are raced, classed, and gendered.
  • Analyze various theories on the social construction of class.
  • Describe the active role workers have played in shaping and challenging working conditions and explain why.

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