Sociology of work

ltrav2200  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sociology 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.
5 credits
30.0 h
de Nanteuil Matthieu; Ferreras Isabelle (coordinator);

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
- The genesis and pathway of the sociology of work (abandonment of the de-terminist paradigm, development of the subject-based matrix, and slippage from an issue centred on work situation to one of employment). - Transformations of the organisation of production (the division of labour at the heart of the socio-technical approach, the crisis of Taylorism, and new forms of work organisation). - The enterprise and its logics of action. - A societal analysis of kinds of employment and of skill; the sociology of unemployment. - Identities in the workplace, and forms of insertion. - Departures from industrial society.

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

1 - To focus on the analytical programmes and proposals that make up the cor-pus of the sociology of work and employment. - To make a methodological comparison between the various (monographic, sectoral, typological and societal) approaches to empirical research that constitute this corpus. - To acquire a heuristic understanding of forms of employment at the level of Belgian society.

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
So as to privilege the work of group and the reflexion on the topical questions, the course proposes a specific methodology: regrouping of the lectures over the first two weeks (4 x 4 hours meetings); proposal of sets of themes families for the realization of work; organization of 3 meetings of presentation of the state of progress of the work during the four-monthly period 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 [60] in Sociology and Anthropology

Master [120] in Multilingual Communication

Master [120] in Sociology

Master [60] in Labour Sciences (shift schedule)

Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology

Master [120] in Labour sciences (shift schedule)

Minor in Sociology and Anthropology