Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty contact hours per semester. 2 x one hour lectures and 1 x one hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks. The lecture and tutorial programs are staggered and cover the 12 weeks of semester |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Sociology at Level 1|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Reza Hasmath
ContactDr. Reza Hasmath
In this subject, we will undertake a critical exploration and analysis of a phenomenon central to contemporary societies around the world: the organisation. The subject engages with theoretical debates and empirical research that focus on different organisational forms, their emergence and their dynamic interaction with their social, political and economic context. We will explore organisations comparatively, both by looking at organisations in different nations and by analysing organisations from diverse sectors, including the private, state, and not-for-profit sectors. Through such analyses, we will come to see organisations as contested sites of power and authority. You should complete the subject with an understanding of the social, political and economic roles of organisations, and be able to assess critically the interactions between organisations, power and society.
An essay of 1000 words (25%) due in the first half of the semester, a take-home test of 1000 words (25%) due mid-semester, and a research essay of 2000 words (50%) due at the end of the semester.
This subject has a minimum Hurdle Requirement of 75% Tutorial attendance. Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment or sit the final examination. Regular participation in tutorials is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
|Prescribed Texts:||A Subject Reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||This subject is available as breadth to non-Arts students|
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