ILRHR 2685

ILRHR 2685

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

New technologies promise to change the ways we work, prompting the question: which jobs are worth working and which jobs might be better left to the past? This class explores the dirty, dull, and dangerous jobs that many science and technology experts believe can and should be replaced by robots, algorithms, artificial intelligence, and other recent innovations. Rather than accept that certain jobs are inherently bad, we will critically examine what can make even the toughest work rewarding and the most prestigious career unfulfilling. We will use our insights to sketch out the key determinants of a good quality job and then learn about evidence-based policies and practices that organizations can use to evaluate and improve the jobs they offer. Ultimately, we will probe whether it is possible to make any job a good one. Students will interrogate these topics and develop their own opinions through various writing exercises, including memos, op-eds, speaking presentations, and a longer paper.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: ILR sophomores or permission of the instructor.

Satisfies Requirement Satisfies the ILR sophomore writing requirement.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18048 ILRHR 2685   SEM 101

    • MW Ives Hall 103
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Kowalski, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    ILR Sophomore Writing Requirement is limited to ILR sophomores or others with permission of instructor who have not satisfied their ILR Sophomore Writing Requirement. Not open to first year students.