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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 209                                    
Course Title: Sociology of Work and Jobs
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Explores the importance of work as a major source of individual and group identity, income, lifestyle and influence; how people find jobs, why they choose a particular line of work, why they stay or leave; the different occupations, the pay, prestige, privileges, power and satisfactions they bring; the rise and development of trade unions and professional organizations; how most work has become routinized, impersonal, narrowly limited, yet highly specialized, and on-the-job problems of absence, turnover, boredom, sabotage, and stealing.

Prerequisite: SOC 101.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: