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GENE 79

This course will examine the world of work. We will study a variety of questions pertaining to this vitally important sphere of our lives. What is work? How does it related to our sense of self and well-being? How has it changed in this century? How do various cultures view work? Is the "work-ethic" progressive or oppressive? How does our society value work in relation to family, social needs, and culture? How has work changed in this century? How do changing economic conditions alter the shape of work? How do changing communities and demographics alter patterns of work? What are current and future employment trends? Are there strategies to cope with the changing face of work?