Sociology (SOCI) 321
Sociology of Work and Industry (Revision 5)
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Area of Study: Social Science
Télé-université du Québec equivalency: SOC 2005
SOCI 321 has a Challenge for Credit option.
The Sociology of Work and Industry is a three-credit, senior-level course. The focus of this course is work: how it developed into its present forms; how it is organized; how individuals experience it; and the social relationships and institutional frameworks so essential for it to occur.
By critically examining key concepts, theories and research findings in the sociology of work and industry, the course provides students with a deeper understanding of the dynamics of change and continuity, the basis for cooperation and conflict, and the varieties of human experiences in the world of work.
- Unit 1: The Study of Work
- Unit 2: The Changing Contexts of Work and Industry
- Unit 3: The Intersections of Inequality and Insecurity
- Unit 4: The Organization of Work
- Unit 5: Surviving the Workplace
- Unit 6: Claiming Workers' Rights: The Difference Unions Make
- Unit 7: The Future of Work in Canada in a Global Perspective
To receive credit for SOCI 321, you must complete four written assignments and achieve an overall grade of D (50 percent) or better for the entire course. Your final grade is determined by a weighted average of the grades you receive on these assignments for credit. The weightings of each assignment are as indicated below.
|Essay Assignment 1||20%|
|Essay Assignment 2||25%|
|Essay Assignment 3||25%|
|Essay Assignment 4||30%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Krahn, H. J., Lowe, G. S., & Hughes, K. D. (2011). Work, Industry, and Canadian Society (6th ed.). Toronto: Thomson Nelson.
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 5, September 12, 2013.
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Updated November 19 2018 by Student & Academic Services