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LUBS5365M Diversity Management

30 creditsClass Size: 150

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

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module examines the growing significance of the management of diversity in an organisational context together with the role of the state and other forms of regulation. You look at the business case for HRM diversity policies and practices in organisations through a critical lens based on research evidence from across Europe.

Objectives

The module examines the management of diversity in an organisational context, drawing on research evidence from a number of European countries. It aims to provide students with a context for the development of organisational diversity strategies in public and private sectors so that different areas of Human Resource Management (HRM) diversity practice can be examined through a critical lens.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Present and critically evaluate the business case for diversity management policies and practice
- Apply knowledge of 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
- 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
- Identify and critically analyse the types of research evidence and methodologies deployed in diversity management literature

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- Apply effective cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
- Write coherently and concisely
- Plan and organise work within time constraints


Syllabus

Indicative content
The context for the development of organisational diversity strategies in public and private sectors
Exploration of why managing diversity has become such a significant subject in employment relations and HRM
The business case for diversity
The role of state and other forms of regulation.
Public sector policy and practice in relation to the promotion of equality and diversity
New dimensions of diversity management, including age and disability
Examination of different areas of HRM practice through a diversity lens; for example recruitment, promotion, training, development and mentoring, pay, flexible working and work-life balance

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar102.0020.00
Tutorial11.001.00
Private study hours269.00
Total Contact hours31.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

63 hrs: Reading
36 hrs Seminar preparation
85 x 2 hrs: Researching and writing coursework essays

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Participation in the seminar classes provides the opportunity for students to assess their progress and receive feedback from tutors on an ongoing basis.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay4,000 word assignment100.00
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: 27/02/2019

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