Work and Leisure: Exploring a Balance
LAS 347 - Work and Leisure: Exploring a Balance3 hours Do we need to strike a balance between work and leisure in our lives or are work and leisure part of an integrated continuum of achievement, fulfillment and satisfaction? How does technology feature into the work-leisure equation? In order to answer these questions the seminar will explore the philosophical, historical, sociological and psychological approaches to work and leisure. We will consider whether leisure is work, how to make a living of leisure, and what constitutes a career. The seminar will include readings from studies, literature and the popular press, case studies, media presentations and guest speakers. Students will work independently, as well as in teams, to formulate and express their views of work and leisure.