What is work? What is its purpose? Work to live or live to work? Does work have to be paid? This course will explore how people find meaning and purpose in their work from a historical, political, societal and cultural lens. Students will explore how work has evolved throughout generations and the assumptions and stereotypes formed about various industries and means of making a living by reading and processing case studies and literature on the history and meaning of work and engaging in a semester-long research project. Students will also be exposed to various perspectives on values driven work and how people find their "why" through guest lectures.