GCC 3014/5014

The Future of Work and Life in the 21st Century

This course seeks solutions to the technological, demographic, and economic forces that challenge taken-for-granted mindsets and existing policies around work, careers, and life. Students will consider positive and negative impacts of the forces that render the conventional education/work/retirement lockstep obsolete. What do these changes mean for men and women of different ages and backgrounds? What are alternative, sustainable ways of working and living in the 21st century?

These questions reflect global challenges that touch the lives of people everywhere. Students will work in teams to begin to address these realities and formulate innovative solutions to better transform learning, working, caring, and community-building in the 21st century.

Course Details

Meeting Time: Fall 2017, Wednesdays from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Bank

Liberal Education Theme: Technology and Society

Topics: community building, policy, working and living

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: must be a sophomore, junior, or senior

Professors: Phyllis Moen and Steven Ruggles