SOCI 3374 - Sociology of Work & Occupations


This course examines the world of work, the changing nature of work, and the implications of these changes for individuals and families. Key themes include theories of work and labor process, intersections of race, ethnicity, and gender, job satisfaction and motivation, labor unions, technological and global challenges, and the structure of professions and occupations.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the role of work and occupations in society
  2. Examine and apply various theoretical approaches related to work, employment and occupations
  3. Compare and contrast labor and employment practices worldwide
  4. Evaluate the nature of occupations in various industries
  5. Analyze the dynamics of diversity (gender, race, age, employment status, religion, disability, etc.) in employment and labor relations
  6. Understand issues that can give rise to work conflict (interpersonal to systemic) driven by environmental, cultural, political/ideological, historical, and economic causes

Credit Hours

Workplace Interpersonal Relationships


  • None

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