University of Toronto Scarborough
SOCB54H3F – Sociology of Work and Industry 1
Fall 2013 Syllabus
Instructor: Julian Tanner
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2 – 3 PM; Thursdays 3 – 4PM; or by appointment
Phone: (416) 287-7293
This course (Prerequisite: successful completion of both SOCAO1H and SOCA02H,
or SOCA01Y) is an introductory examination of the nature of work and people’s
occupational roles and behaviour in modern industrial settings. Students will be
exposed to some of the major concepts, theories and empirical research in the
sociology of work and industry. Topics will include: young people and the labour
market; women and work; race and ethnicity in the workplace and the professions.
Harvey Krahn, Graham Lowe and Karen Hughes, Work, Industry and Canadian
Society (6 edition). Chapters 1,2,3,4.
The following articles available through the University of Toronto library system:
Tracey Adams,2010.Professions:A useful concept for Sociological Analysis?
Canadian Review of Sociology 47(1):49-70
Maria Adamuti-Trache, Paul Anisef and Robert Sweet .The Impact of Canadian Post
Secondary Education on the Occupational Prestige of highly educated Immigrants.
Canadian Review of Sociology, 50(2) (may2013)
Erin Demaiter and Tracy Adams. 2009 “ ‘I never had a problem with the male–
female thing until….’Women in IA organizations.” Canadian Journal of Sociology, 34
(1): 29 – 51.
Wolfgang Lehmann,2005.Choosing to labour:Structure and Agency in School-Work
transitions .Canadian Journal of Sociology.30(3):325-350
Sally Lindsay. Gendering Work: The masculinization of Nurse Anesthesia. Canadian
Journal of Sociology volume32,no4 2007
Jeylan Mortimer, Changing Experiences of Work,20009 ASSIGNMENTS
Mid-Term Examination (30%)
Based on multiple-choice and matching questions. Written in-class on TUESDAY,
Students unable to write the mid-term examination at the scheduled time must
inform the instructor BEFORE it is conducted, and subsequently provide
documented reasons (e.g. signed doctor’s note) why they were unable to write the
mid-term at the scheduled time. If a make-up test is required, only one time will be
Short-term paper (35%)
The paper is to be 5 pages long and double-spaced. Due in-class on TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 29. Further details about the paper will be given in class.
No extensions will be granted except for medical or similarly exceptional reasons.
Papers should be handed in to me personally DURING CLASS TIME.
HORRIFIC PENALTIES FOR LATE PAPERS: The late submission penalty is 0.5 per
cent of the OVERALL COURE GRADE for each day lat