[ 905ITPTAUGK21 ] VU Work and Socienty

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3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Social Science Roland Atzmüller 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine (Aufnahme in das Masterstudium) ODER Zulassung zum Masterstudium Politische Bildung.
Original study plan Master's programme Sociology 2022W
Objectives The lecture (which includes small exercises) aims at presenting an overview about the subject area “Work and society” . This will support the students in their decision, whether to chose a specialisation in addition to the general Master Course in sociology. Accordingly, the lecture presents basic knowledge about the subject.
Subject The lecture introduces students to the history of ideas about Work and connects this with an indepth theoretical examination of the concept of Work. Further it will offer insights into the state of the art of research into different forms of work such as wage labour, other forms of employment, domestic work, subsistence, voluntary work. It will also debate technological changes of work, its political regulation, etc. Concrete teaching contents will vary according to the responsible lecturer.
Criteria for evaluation Depending on the didactic concept one or more criteria will be applied: attendance, active participation, exams, literature essays, presentations and talks.
Methods Concrete methods will differ according to the responsible lecturers, who will vary. Interactive formats – varying roleplays, interviews, fish-bowl debates, poster-sessions etc. – will be linked to intensive readings and debates about different texts. Single and group work about topics the students can chose etc. will help to deepen knowledge.
Language German
Study material Relevant literature will be selected according to the chosen topic.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority