Seminar:

PREREQ: 3 COURSES IN SOCIOLOGY, INCLUDING SOC-UA.0001, SOC-UA.0002, OR SOC-UA.0003, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

The rise of a globalized “new economy” has transformed the nature of both paid work and family life. At the workplace, it has created jobs with more flexibility but less security. In the home, it has seen the rise of new options about how to build families, but also new uncertainties about how to organize and sustain a household. Taken together, these revolutionary shifts have left new generations facing deepening conflicts between earning a living and caring for others. To explore the causes, contours, and future consequences of these changes in economic and private life, this seminar will take a two-pronged approach. The first part of the class will focus on cutting edge research about the shape of these contemporary trends. Drawing on these readings, the second half will then allow each student to develop and conduct an original research project based on a relevant topic. ONLINE ONLY COURSE.

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Fall 2020

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Kathleen Gerson
W: 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM ONLI