Work and Leisure (3054LHS)

This course looks at how theories of work and leisure manifest within local, national and global contexts. We look at how compatible, or incompatible, what we know of work and leisure is with what we know about life balance and well-being. Are we getting optimum results from work and leisure that benefit us all? Some groups in society do not believe that we are getting equal opportunities to work and play so we explore control and resistance at work alongside workplace activism and disadvantage in the workplace. Independent variables - gender, ethnicity, disability, age, etc - impact on us as workers but how does the workplace cope with this diversity? Also how does work and leisure fit with the needs of partners and families? Our aim is to look at these questions analytically and seek solutions that use a range of critical sociological and historical studies to do this. These include some texts that will refer to conventions such as case studies, empirically based work, memory, narrative and interpretation.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
26 February 2018
Last day to add a course
11 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
25 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
6 May 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (11398) Open Monday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N16 0.06
Macrossan Building
Nathan Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Tutorial
Tutorial (16461) Open Monday 17:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N78 -1.13
Sir Samuel Griffith Building
Nathan Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
26 February 2018
Last day to add a course
11 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
25 March 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
6 May 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (11397) Open Friday 10:00 - 11:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G23 2.07A
Multimedia Building
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Tutorial
Tutorial (16460) Open Friday 15:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G30 2.11
Arts & Education
Gold Coast Campus