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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Work? - Sociological Definition & Analysis
Course SummarySociology 305: Sociology of Work has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. This self-paced course can help both professionals who need to improve their managerial communication skills, as well as students who need to study for upcoming business exams.
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The course objective is to take students go over sociology concepts through workplace perspectives. Students will learn how to describe and evaluate topics like workplace culture, work-life balance, the impact of workplace technology, social occupations and more.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Final Assignment 1||50|
|Final Assignment 2||50|
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
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- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
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- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Break down theoretical explanations of work.
• Explain how work and the workplace have evolved over time.
• Evaluate factors that contribute to stress, conflict, and inequality in the workplace
• Apply and reframe sociological theories to mitigate conflict in the workplace.
• Measure the impact of organizational culture on performance, productivity, and job satisfaction.
• Evaluate and anticipate the influence of technology and globalization on interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Sociology 305: Sociology of Work consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test to see if you're ready to earn credit. Use the study tools in the course to prepare for your final exam.
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This course has been evaluated and transfer credit-recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category, and by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the upper division baccalaureate degree category. To earn credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with your registrar to see if your school is one of the 2,000 colleges and universities that accept credit for courses recommended by ACE.
- Complete Sociology 305: Sociology of Work by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the credit-granting Sociology 305: Sociology of Work exam on our site.
- Transfer credit for Sociology 305: Sociology of Work to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Historical Foundations of Work in Sociology||Explain the sociological definition of work and analyze the development of work and labor values from agricultural societies through industrialization.|
|Conceptual Foundations of Work in Sociology||Explain key sociological theories, such as alienation, bureaucracy, division of labor and emotional labor.|
|Social Occupations & Types of Labor||Compare the types of labor and explain how occupational choice differs by gender, race/ethnicity, age and social, economic and educational status.|
|Workplace Organization & Management in Society||Explain and apply the concepts of workplace socialization, control, conflict, satisfaction and social identity.|
|Work & Inequality in Society||Describe income inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on race, age, religion, sexual orientation and gender.|
|Workplace Culture||Assess the impact of workplace culture on motivation, job satisfaction, interpersonal relationships and productivity.|
|Economic Trends & US Labor||Categorize crime based on profession and define the concepts of deviance in the workplace, unemployment, minimum wage, poverty and welfare.|
|Balancing Work & Family in Society||Explain the influence of gender roles and culture on work-home expectations. Recognize laws and incentives that are provided by organizations to assist individuals with work-life balance.|
|Technology & Work in Society||Evaluate the impact of technology on the workforce, labor conditions and the emergence of virtual work teams.|
|The Impact of Globalization on Work||Summarize the impact of globalization on work and speculate how these issues will continue to affect local and global work culture.|
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