2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
LUBS5360M Gender and Equality at Work in Comparative Perspective
30 creditsClass Size: 186
Module manager: Jennifer Tomlinson
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Module replacesLUBS 5340M Gender & Equality at Work
This module is approved as an Elective
Module summaryThrough 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.
ObjectivesThis 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.
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
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- 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
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||272.50|
|Total Contact hours||27.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||300.00|
Private study60 hrs Reading
41.5 hrs Seminar preparation
85 x 2 hrs: Researching and writing coursework essay and exam revision
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents 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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The resit for this module will be 100% by 4,000 word coursework.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 11/09/2019
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