Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2320314
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 4(4-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Sociology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. FATMA UMUT BEPINAR AKGNER
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course aims to understand the development of industrial societies, different industrialization strategies and their political, social implications. It considers the historical aspects of work and work ethic, from ancient times to the present; Tylorism, Human Relations, Neo-Human Relations School, theories of production systems (Blauner and Woodward); labour processes debate; de-skilling and anti-Braverman debate; labour market segmentation; informal forms of work; womens work; trade unions and industrial conflict; transformation of work in the post-industrial society; and post-fordism.