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Organisation and work sociology 7.5 credits

Organisations- och arbetssociologi
First cycle, S0016A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2020 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
by 31 Jan 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Jun 2020

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 1a/1b/1c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (specifik entry A5). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics Mathematics A, Social Studies A (specifik entry 5)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The goal is that the student should after the course show that they both orally and in writing, individually and in groups, to describe and analyze;

  • Relevant theories of organization and work,
  • Work conditions in society and men's and women's relationship to work
  • Organizational theory from a gender and ethnic perspectives

Students will work in groups, do film analysis and writing essays, as a way to train to describe and analyze different organizational theories in an empirical context. They will also do participant observation to understand the relationship between different forms of organizational cultures. The course “organizational and work sociology” are going to be treated from a historical perspective and its development until today. Different organizational forms of bureaucracy to project organizations will be highlighted and its importance for various activities in the society. Working conditions in modern society and organizations will also be described and discussed from a number of angles. The course provides a conceptual understanding of how organizations work and why there are organizations. It also describes women's and men's relationship to the work and organization of one ethnicity and gender.

Lessons, seminars and group exercises. Attendance is compulsory unless the schema state otherwise.

Oral presentation and written essay assingment.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Anna Jansson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2020 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
• Abrahamsson, B. och Andersen, J-A.(2005): Organisation - att beskriva och förstå organisationer. 4th edition. Liber Ekonomi.
• Wahl, A., Holgersson, C., Höök, P. & Linghag, S. (2018): Det ordnar sig: teorier om organisation och kön. 3rd edition. Studentlitteratur.
• Articles will be added

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0002Seminar film analysisU G#1.00MandatoryA15
0003Group taskU G#1.50MandatoryA15
0004Take-home examinationU G VG *5.00MandatoryA15

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.