Introduction to Sciences of Work

ltrav2000  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Sciences of Work
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
15.0 h
Antoine Marie (compensates Merla Laura); Merla Laura;
Main themes
The course will deal with the development of economic activity, and relations between the social partners and the government, by stressing the impact on work (e.g. the economic and social geography of Belgium, major developments in employment and skills, and the structuring of employers' associations and trade unions). The course will also highlight the main sources and means of bibliographical research, and the statistics needed to enable students to study certain issues in more detail when the need for this is felt in other courses; this will be done for a range of reasons including the completion of end-of-course work. Depending on the opportunities available, students may be invited to carry out concrete work on a personal search for sources, and a critical interpretation of these sources

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course aims to give students basic information on work, on collective relations, and on the industrial rela-tions system that has largely developed in Belgium since 1945. It also aims to guide students as they search for the sources they will need in order to deepen these contextual elements of matters relating to questions to do with work.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Other information
This course forms part of a study programme that takes place in the evenings and on Saturday mornings.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Multilingual Communication

Master [120] in Sociology

Master [60] in Labour Sciences (shift schedule)

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Labour sciences (shift schedule)