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The Future of Work - SSPS4111

Year - 2020

Technological disruption, demographic change, globalisation and economic transformation are having a profound impact on the quantity and quality of jobs, how and by whom work is undertaken as well as the distribution of income and well-being. Such changes make the future of work challenging for all societies in the 21st Century. This project unit offers students the opportunity to explore the historical, contemporary and potential future(s) of the role of 'work' in the national and international context. Students will engage in primary and secondary research, with research experts within and external to the University, and apply social science expertise to contemporary public debate.

1x2hr seminars/week, 1x2hr workshop/week

1x2500wd Literature Review (20%), 3x500wd equivalent Quiz (15%), 4x500wd equivalent Research Minutes (Group) (15%), 1x6000wd Research Report (Group) (50%)

Assumed knowledge
36 credits points towards a major in a relevant subject area in the social sciences or humanities


ANTH3998 or ANTH3999 or CRIM3998 or CRIM3999 or ECOP3998 or ECOP3999 or GOVT3898 or GOVT3900 or SCLG3998 or SCLG3999 or SLSS3998 or SLSS3999


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Social and Political Sciences
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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