SOCI125W
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Ethnography of Work introduces students to anthropological perspectives and social science research methods as these students investigate a range of careers. The course approaches work as a cultural system invested with meanings, norms, values, customs, hierarchies, and behavioral expectations. Through ethnographic techniques, students evaluate the myths and stereotypes about work, as well as gain insight into how and why work matters to people. The course examines work life in the context of contemporary dynamics: the disruption, uncertainty, innovation, and diversity. Assignments encourage students to draw connections between themselves and work so that they can make informed decisions about majors and career paths. (Prerequisite: ENGL120W)