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LUBS3002 Diversity Management

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Jane Holgate
Email: J.Holgate@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module examines the management of diversity in an organisational context, drawing on research evidence from a number of European countries. The first half of the module focuses on the context for the development of organisational diversity strategies in public and private sectors. The second part of the module focuses on different areas of HRM diversity practice examined through a critical lens, for example recruitment, promotion, training, development and mentoring, pay, flexible working and work-life balance.

Objectives

This module aims to critically evaluate the business case for diversity management policies and practice for employees, managers and entrepreneurs by reference to examples of good employment practice in the context of UK and EU law. Specific policy areas such as recruitment, promotion, training, development and mentoring, pay, flexible working and work-life balance are examined through a diversity lens.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:

- Interpret and outline the business case for diversity in the workplace
- Illustrate why managing diversity has become such a significant subjection employment relations and Human Resource Management (HRM)
- Critically evaluate HRM policy and practice through a diversity lens, in areas such as recruitment, promotion, training, development and mentoring, pay, flexible working and work-life balance

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Deploy effectively skills of analysis and critical thinking
- Identify and evaluate relevant evidence and examples to support an argument
- Write coherently and concisely
- Plan and organise work within time constraints

Subject specific
- Articulate good employment practice in the context of UK and EU law and codes of practice on equality and diversity issues in relation to gender, ethnicity, age, and disability



Syllabus

Indicative content
This module draws on evidence from a number of European countries to examine the management of diversity and why the development of diversity strategies has become such a significant issue for the public and private sector. Areas examined include gender, ethnicity, age and disability. Public sector policy and practice in relation to the promotion of equality and diversity is explored and critically assessed.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Office Hour Discussions10.500.50
Class tests, exams and assessment12.002.00
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours176.50
Total Contact hours23.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- 50 hours: Reading and seminar presentation
- 64 hours: Researching and writing coursework essay
- 62 hours: Revision and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Students have the opportunity to hand in essay plans in order to receive feedback and for office hours discussion with lecturers.
- Detailed written feedback is provided on the coursework assignments to help students assess their progress.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay3,000 Words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53

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