Checking date: 04/05/2018

Course: 2019/2020

Organisations and work sociology
Study: Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (207)

Coordinating teacher: LORENZO CARRASCOSA, LAURA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
An introductory course to Sociology
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Understanding of the basic dimensions of organizations and types of organizations in contemporary society... 2. Introduction to the analysis of organizational behavior, according to their main variables. 3. Initiation in the identification of the main problems or pathologies organizations.
Description of contents: programme
1. A society of organizations 2. Social history of organizations 3. Organizational behavior: rational, natural, and open systems approaches 4. Organizational components: culture and types of organizations 5. Fornall and informal structure 6. Organizational change 7. The organization of labour 8. The future of complez organizations 9. Socio-technical intervnetions
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching will be organized through lectures, and discussion of case studies.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Charles Perrow. Complex Organizations. Random House. 1986

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.