SOC 252 Work and the Culture of Employment • 5 Cr.


Got a job? Need a job? Don?t want a job? What does it mean to be a worker? Understand the complexities of workers, poverty, and social reform. See yourself as a worker, and understand what that may mean. Topics may include Unions, the class system in America, and the idea of a "good job."


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe how work and being a "worker" are raced, classed, and gendered.
  • Analyze various theories on the social construction of class.
  • Describe the active role workers have played in shaping and challenging working conditions and explain why.