Checking date: 14/05/2019

Course: 2020/2021

Organizations Sociology
Study: Bachelor in Sociology (208)

Coordinating teacher: LORENZO CARRASCOSA, LAURA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Introductory course of Introduction to Sociolgy
1. Knowledge of the basic dimensions of formal organizations, and their variety and role in contemporary societies. 2 Introduction ot the analysis of organizational behavior according to the main dependent variables. 3. Analysis of the main probemns and pathologies of organizational behavior
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction: A society of organizations 2. Social history of organizations 3. Main theoretical contributions 4. Organization theories: rational, natural, and open systems paradigms. 5. Organizational types 6. Organizational change 7. The elements and formal structure of organizations 8. Social groups and organizations 9. Organizational culture 10. The organization of task and workforce 11. Employees in organizations 12. Information society 13. The future of complex organizations. Globalization 14. Socio-technical interventions
Learning activities and methodology
On top of the regular clases, there will be seminars and group tutorial based on selected readings.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Coller, Xavier y Roberto Garvía. Análsis de Organizaciones. CIS. 2004
  • Perrow, Charles. Sociología de las Organizaciones. MCGRAW-HILL . 1990

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