Subject: Political Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies


After exploring the broad understanding of ‘work’ and the political questions surrounding the social reproduction of work, this course will investigate unique legal definition of ‘employment’ as a strict legal relationship between those who sell their labour for a wage and those who purchase that labour in order to create additional value through profit. In Canada, the employment relationship has been regulated through numerous legal regimes, each of which will be described and discussed throughout the class. This course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of both the individual and collective nature of Canada’s employment regimes, while also developing a richer understanding of the politics of work.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credit units of POLS and/or IS; or 36 credit units at the university level, including at least 6 credit units of ANTH, ENG, HIST, INDG, IS, POLS, RLST, SOC, or WGST.

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