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Work: The Value of Vocation

AS DEFINED BY ERNEST BOYER in COLLEGE: THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA, p. 97-98

Except for a handful of individuals, we cannot choose not to work. Everything we know about society suggests that work choices are exceedingly important in shaping the values and social relations of a time.

The characteristics of a culture can, in fact, be defined by looking at work: who works; what work is valued; how it is rewarded; how do people use their leisure time? In an era when "rampant careerism" is alleged in every quarter, it is important for colleges to help students to consider the universal experiences of producing and consuming, and put their work in larger context.

AS DEFINED BY OTHERS

Professor Ed Cell

AREAS THAT FALL INTO THIS CATEGORY

    1. Economics
    2. Labor Studies
    3. Management
    4. Business
    5. Trade Policies
    6. Leisure Studies
    7. Time Use Studies
    8. Class and Status. Social stratification
    9. Employment and Unemployment policies
    10. Studies of vocational training and job training policies
    11. Labor History
    12. Organizational Dynamics
    13. Organizational Change
    14. Labor Laws
    15. Retirement
    16. Pensions and Social Security
    17. Disability Services and Policies
    18. Sheltered Work for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
    19. Gender Studies
    20. Globalization

 

UIS COURSES THAT MEET THIS CATEGORY

Online

On Campus

LIS 499: Independent study of special topic

ECO-315 Economics for Administration (4)

SOA-441 ECCE Social Stratification (ECCE Elective) (4) (also institutions category)

EXL-360 ECCE Social Change and Leadership. (Engagement Experience)  (3) (depending on the site where you do your internship or volunteering, this might be in another Boyer category as well)

ACC-311 Administrative Uses of Accounting (4).

ECO-408 History of Economic Thought (ECO 315 is a prerequisite, or macroeconomics and microeconomics, which are ECO-201 and ECO-202 at UIS, or some other similar experience) (also heritage category).

ECO-302 Macroeconomics in a Global Economy (Prerequisites include Business Calculus, which is MAT-113 at UIS, but not available online, and macroeconomics and microeconomics, which are ECO-201 and ECO-202 at UIS, and not available online from UIS).

LIS-4xx Serving Up Art (4) (also art) (LIS elective)

LIS-4xx Philosophy of Business (4)  (LIS elective)

ACC-211  Introduction to Financial Accounting (3) (You will need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 credit hour units of upper-division coursework. This course leads into ACC-212, and these two courses are prerequisites for BUS-312 and BUS-302) (offered online in the fall)

ACC-212  Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3) (You will need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 credit hour units of upper-division coursework. This course follows from ACC-211, and these two courses are prerequisites for BUS-312 and BUS-302) (offered online in the spring)

MGT-310  Managing Organizational Behavior (3)  (priority registration for business and economics online students, but sometimes a few LIS students can get into this course)

MGT-444  ECCE Work, Family and Community: A U.S. Perspective (U.S. Communities) (4) (also institutions category)

MIS-352  Principles of Management Information Systems (4)

BUS-302  Principles of Financial Management (3) (This course has 4-5 prerequisite courses and gives priority registration to online business and economics majors, but if you have a background with some economics, accounting, and math courses you might be able to get into this course)

BUS-312  Principles of Marketing (3) (This course has 3-4 prerequisite courses and gives priority registration to online business and economics majors, but if you have a background with some economics and accounting courses you might be able to get into this course)

SOA-480  Sociology / Anthropology Topics Course: Section on Work & Occupations (4).

 

LIS 499: Independent study of special topic

ECO-201 Introduction to Microeconomics (3) (Prerequisite is either Business Calculus, which at UIS is MAT-113, or else Calculus I, which at UIS is MAT-115, or some equivalent course experience) (You will need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 credit hour units of upper-division coursework.)

ECO-202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) (Prerequisite is Introduction to Microeconomics, which at UIS is ECO-201) (You will need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 credit hour units of upper-division coursework.)

ECO-315 Economics for Administration (4)

ACC-311 Administrative Uses of Accounting (4)

ACC-454 ECCE Regulation and the American Economy (U.S. Communities) (3) (also institutions category)

ACC-211  Introduction to Financial Accounting (3) (You will need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 credit hour units of upper-division coursework. This course leads into ACC-212, and these two courses are prerequisites for BUS-312 and BUS-302)

ACC-212  Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3) (You will need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 credit hour units of upper-division coursework. This course follows from ACC-211, and these two courses are prerequisites for BUS-312 and BUS-302)

MGT-310  Managing Organizational Behavior (3)  (priority registration for business and economics students, but sometimes a few LIS students can get into this course)

MGT-431  Human Resource Management (3)  (priority registration for business and economics students, but sometimes a few LIS students can get into this course) (prerequisite is Managing Organizational Behavior, which is MGT-310 at UIS)

MGT-441  Organization Development (3)  (priority registration for business and economics students, but sometimes a few LIS students can get into this course) (prerequisite is Managing Organizational Behavior, which is MGT-310 at UIS)

MGT-461  Organization Theory (3)  (priority registration for business and economics students, but sometimes a few LIS students can get into this course) (prerequisite is Managing Organizational Behavior, which is MGT-310 at UIS)

BUS-302  Principles of Financial Management (3) (This course has 4-5 prerequisite courses and gives priority registration to business and economics majors, but if you have a background with some economics, accounting, and math courses you might be able to get into this course)

BUS-312  Principles of Marketing (3) (This course has 3-4 prerequisite courses and gives priority registration to online business and economics majors, but if you have a background with some economics and accounting courses you might be able to get into this course)

SOA-480  Sociology / Anthropology Topics Course: Section on Nature, History & Social Action (4).

SOA-442 ECCE Mexican Migration to the U.S. (Global Awareness) (4) (also institutions category)

SOA-408 (also PHI-411/PSC-433/WGS-411) Feminist Theories (4) (also institutions category) (no prerequisite, but first taking WGS-301 Women, Gender, and Society is highly recommended)

 

 

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Revised 8/29/10 by ejhi