This course introduces students to sociological approaches to work and industrial relations. Students are introduced to classical theories and then these perspectives are applied to analyze current labour market and employment relationships. The objective of this course is first to demonstrate how an understanding of industrial relations can be informed and enriched by classical and contemporary sociological perspectives. Second, it is to enable students to familiarise themselves with sociological perspectives so that they can compare and contrast, support or oppose, distinct approaches to industrial relations and the nature of work. This will facilitate a critical view of the theories that will be explored and applied in the course.