Labor Studies | The Experience of Work
L290 | 7352 | Scherr, Stacy

1 cr hr; Section 7352; 5:45-8:25 PM, Monday, WY005.  Class meets
March 22, 29, April 5, 12 and 19.

Why are some people low paid maids or service workers while others
are high paid executives, doctors or lawyers?  If you could have any
job or career you wanted, what would it be?  Is it possible (or
likely) that everyone can attain a dream job?  These are the types of
questions that we will explore in this course.  We will begin with a
brief overview of the history of work, explore how culture affects
our work life, and discover why some are more likely to end up in
high paying jobs while others end up in low paying jobs.  We will
also discuss how technology influences the work people do and the
types of jobs people will have in the future.  For our "data" we will
read first hand accounts of the various jobs people have.  Class time
will be devoted to interactive learning, discussion, and analysis.
Your grade in this course will be determined by various in and out of
class activities and a take-home final.   Instructor:  Stacy Scherr,
Sociology, IUB.