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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5360M Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective

30 creditsClass Size: 186

Module manager: Jennifer Tomlinson
Email: J.Tomlinson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Module replaces

LUBS 5340M Gender & Equality at Work

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

Through this module you will develop an understanding of patterns of (in)equality, diversity and gender relations in Europe. It will bring to light cross national variation in key themes, such as occupational segregation, working-time patterns, pay and organisational cultures, to provide you with both a theoretical and empirical understanding of gender and equality at work internationally.

Objectives

This module aims to give students a theoretical and conceptual vocabulary through which to develop an understanding of patterns of inequality, diversity and gender relations in Europe. It aims to bring to light cross national variation in key themes, such as occupational segregation, working-time patterns, pay and organisational cultures, to provide students with both a theoretical and empirical understanding of gender and equality at work internationally.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to critically evaluate:
- change and continuity in patterns of inequality (gender and ethnicity) in the labour market and workplace
- key factors shaping cross-national variation in the gender composition of labour markets in different countries (EU)
- the role of the EU as a regulatory body committed to equal opportunities legislation
- the role of the state as an institution determining the welfare entitlements of employed mothers and the implications such entitlements have for women’s employment participation
- different theoretical frameworks and their usefulness in explaining cross-national variation in gender/ethnic (in)equality in pay, occupational segregation, management composition, organisational cultures and working-time patterns

Skills outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
Transferable
- conduct analysis and provide relevant evidence and examples to support an argument
- write coherently and concisely to an advance level
- plan, organise and deliver work within time constraints


Syllabus

Indicative content:
The module focuses how individual states and the EU have the capacity to shape and transform aspects of gender and equality through labour market regulation and social security contributions.

In the second section, this module aims to map change and continuity in gender and equality at work.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Seminar111.5016.50
Private study hours272.50
Total Contact hours27.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

60 hrs Reading
41.5 hrs Seminar preparation
85 x 2 hrs: Researching and writing coursework essay and exam revision

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students have the opportunity to hand in essay plans or drafts in order to receive feedback. Lecturers provide verbal feedback and advice in individual tutorials. Detailed written feedback is provided on the coursework assignment to help students assess their progress.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay4,000 word100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 4,000 word coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 11/09/2019

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