Sociology of Work (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02435
Name of lecturer
Giorgio Gosetti
Coordinator
Giorgio Gosetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SPS/09 - ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND ORGANIZATIONS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IB dal Nov 14, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  

Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is the knowledge of changes taking place in the world of work in relation to the organizational and content dimensions, and the acquisition of the main keys to understanding the sociology of work. Through the study of specific themes at the center of the research activity of the sociology of work are identified concepts, modes of interpretation, analysis tools of the main topics related to work, allowing the acquisition of the necessary elements to understand the relationship that is being building among work, people and society.
The student must acquire skills to: (1) analysis and understanding of the change processes in the economy and in work, concerning various sectors of production of goods and services, public and private; (2) representation of the studied processes and contextualization of specific intervention actions.

Syllabus

The course is divided into two parts. The first part dealt with general aspects of work. Retracing reflections made by a number of authors who have characterized the development of sociology of work, are addressed the specificity of the discipline and the contribution that over the years it has given to interpret contents and changes in the work. In the second part we take into account the different dimensions of work (employment, unemployment, labor market, organizational models, training, etc..), paying particular attention to the changes taking place.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam is taken in oral form and requires the knowledge of the texts:

M. La Rosa (a cura di), Il lavoro nella sociologia (Nuova edizione riveduta e integrata), Carocci, Roma, 2007.
G. Gosetti (a cura di), Lavoro e lavori. Strumenti per comprendere il cambiamento, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.

During the lessons the teacher will provide supplementary materials.

For the deeper analysis of some aspects covered during the course it is recommended to read one of the following texts (which are not subject to examination):
D. Gallie, G. Gosetti, M. La Rosa, Qualità del lavoro e della vita lavorativa. Cosa è cambiato e cosa sta cambiando, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2012.
G. Gosetti, Lavorare nell’impresa artigiana. Cultura del lavoro e qualità della vita lavorativa, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2014.
G. Gosetti, Qualità della vita lavorativa nelle organizzazioni complesse. Il caso dei servizi di salute mentale, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2016.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017