ERIC Number: ED337378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Proposal for a Course on the Sociology of Work and the Family. Working Paper No. 133.
Adler, Emily Stier
The task of transforming the undergraduate curriculum to reflect feminist concerns should involve a consideration of the way existing curricula are structured. This paper pursues the question of structure and considers two existing and separate courses: the sociology of work (or occupational sociology) and the sociology of the family. Alternative ways of structuring these courses are discussed, including one that would focus on the two spheres of life (work and family) together and the design of a course that has as its core the area where the spheres overlap. An outline for a course on work and families is presented and includes lists of readings for several different topics within the larger concepts. (DB)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Employment, Family (Sociological Unit), Feminism, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Sociology
Wellesley College, Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA 02181 ($4.00, plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Wellesley Coll., MA. Center for Research on Women.
Identifiers: Sociology of the Family; Sociology of Work