HRM-30030 - Discrimination and Equal Opportunities at Work
Coordinator: Deborah J Kerfoot Room: DW1.13 Tel: +44 1782 7 33429
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours:
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2018/19

Business Economics Single Honours (Level 6)
Human Resource Management Dual Honours (Level 6)
Human Resource Management Minor (Level 6)


Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None


Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2018/19

This module covers theories of discrimination and equal opportunities practice and remedies, and therefore provides a highly employment-relevant module which will be very attractive to future employers (national and international) seeking specialist skills. A number of former students are now employed in equality and diversity roles in major public and private sector organisations, or have gone on to be academics in their own right specialising in this field. The module employs research-led teaching, drawing from a wealth of original research and case study material.

Aims
To examine the evidence for labour market inequalities, with particular reference to gender, and to understand the debates surrounding the causes of these inequalities, through the use of theoretical, empirical and case-study research.
To assess the usefulness of existing devices which have been used as remedies for these inequalities, such as the law, equal opportunities policies and collective bargaining, again through reference to original research and case study analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes

examine and explain the evidence for labour market inequalities, focusing on chosen areas of inequality;:
critically evaluate the debates surrounding the causes of these inequalities, through the use of theoretical, empirical and case-study research;:
critically assess the usefulness of existing devices which have been used as remedies for these inequalities, such as the law, equal opportunities policies and collective bargaining, again through reference to original research and case study analysis.:




Study hours

20 hours of lectures and tutorial-based group work (supervised)
5 hours of group development work
125 hours of private study and preparation for group work and essay


School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 70%
3000 word essay
This assessment relates to all elements of the module, and is preceded by a group presentation (30% of the module mark) developed during the module, information from which may be drawn on to inform the essay.

2: Presentation weighted 30%
Group presentation based on chosen area of inequality
Groups will present, having used some of their tutorials, as well as their own time, to prepare an assessment of evidence and explanations for their chosen form of inequality. The presentation will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions.