Checking date: 05/06/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Organisations and work sociology
Bachelor in Employment and Labour Relations (Study Plan 2018) (Plan: 401 - Estudio: 207)

Coordinating teacher: SANDELL , FRANK RICKARD

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
An introductory course to Sociology
· Analyze and understand the role of organizations in society. · Know the fundamental dimensions of organizations and the types of organizations in contemporary society. · Introduce in the analysis of organizational behaviour. · Understand the problems of organizations. · Understand the relationship between the media and organizations, and its implications.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to Sociology Sociology of Organizations. Organizations and society Main theoretical contributions Types of organizations Organizations as rational, natural and open systems Change in organizations Elements and structure of organizations Social groups and organizations Culture in organizations Organizations in the Information Society The future of complex organizations. Globalization and organizations The organization of work and workers Workers in organizations Social institutions
Learning activities and methodology
Theory (4ECTS). Theory classes with materials available in Aula Global. Practices (2ECTS). Videos, case studies, best practices and presentations. Group tutorials to solve problems, doubts, etc.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Charles Perrow. Complex Organizations. Random House. 1986

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.