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Enrol
13.2.2020 at 09:00 - 10.3.2020 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Thu 2.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 7.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 16.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 21.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 23.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 28.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 5.5.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Thu 7.5.2020
10:15 - 11:45

Description

Priority is given to students with Sociology as a major in the MSV programme, second priority to other students in the MSV programme. The course is available to students from other degree programmes at the UH.

MA-students and advanced undergraduate students with at least two years of studies in Social Sciences.

Learning outcomes:

After successfully completing this course the students will be able to:

-Have an overview of the main global changes in working life and employment relations.

-Understand the significance of class, gender, ethnicity, age and other important variables in working life.

-Understand the impact of work on individuals.

-Critically evaluate theoretical arguments in the research area. Critically evaluate the public, everyday debates of work.

-Take part in discussions and debates on work.

-Understand the different political forces and interests that shape and change working life.

-Comprehend how migration and transnational mobility of workers benefit and challenge the functioning of national labour markets.

-Have an awareness of different national models of organising working life.

Recommended time of studies for completion: First year of master’s programme

The course is offered: period I. The course will not be offered in the academic year 2017-2018.

The course requires active participation on lectures. The students are required to write a Lecture Diary that covers the lectures and selected parts of the course literature. The students are also required to give short presentations on relevant topics.

  1. Grint, K. & Darren Nixon 2015. The Sociology of Work 4th Edition. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  2. Alho, R. (2015) Inclusion or exclusion: trade union strategies and labor migration PhD thesis. University of Turku. (pages 1-128). Available online: http://www.doria.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/113738/Rolle%20Alhon%20v%C3%A4it%C3%B6skirja.pdf?sequence=2
  3. Selected contemporary and classic scientific articles and book chapters that introduce the students to different dimensions of working life studies such as technological change, digitalisation, non-standard work, globalisation, gender, “race” and ethnicity, and migration. The selected articles are open access, online articles.

The grading scale is 0-5. Assesment: 70 percent on the basis of the Lecture Diary. 30 percent on the basis of the presentation.

The course requires active participation on lectures. The students are required to write a Lecture Diary that covers the lectures and selected parts of the course literature. The students are also required to give short presentations on relevant topics.

Professor in Sociology