Sociology of Work/Industrial Sociology

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociology of Work/Industrial Sociology

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    There is a separate registration process to register for this seminar.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In many respects work continues to be a central personal, social and political issue in the contemporary world. The meaning, nature and purpose of work in our lives are all issues of continuing debate and controversy. What light social science can throw on these issues is the main question to be addressed in this module.

    The aims and objectives of the module are to:
    * Introduce ideas useful in the analyzing organizations
    * Encourage critical thought about organizations and the events that occur within them
    * Stimulate critical consideration of organizations as social and political communities
    * Facilitate understanding of organizations as lived and living entities.

    Min./max. no. of students: Maximum 25 students

    Teaching and learning methods: Seminars based on class participation

    Core text: Assigned readings.

    Assessment: Continuous Assessment: Presentation, Comment on Readings, Mid Term Essay and Final Essay.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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