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Module

NBS8383 : Diversity in a Global Context

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ana Lopes
  • Lecturer: Dr Sue Abbott, Ms Nosheen Khan, Dr David Lain
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module aims to prepare students for their academic studies and professional careers in HR. The module focuses on the management of diversity and inclusion, employment segregation, how multiple dimensions of inequality intersect, and how national contexts shape the salience of particular diversity categories, as well as policies and organisational practices. Alternative approaches to managing diversity will be considered, along with their implications for policy and practice.

Outline Of Syllabus

Context and concepts in equality and diversity
Policy and practice of diversity and equality
Trade Unions and diversity
Employee development and diversity/equality

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion134:0034:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials61:006:00pre-recorded learning materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Pip
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00seminars Pip
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery31:003:00online synchronous (whole cohort)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study481:0048:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module combines lectures with student-led seminars and drop-in surgeries. The lectures introduce students to key concepts, theoretical and policy frameworks, and debates. Student-led seminars are designed to provide students with structured tasks and readings, which form the basis for extended debate and critique. Drop-in surgeries provide opportunities for formative feedback.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002,000 words individual written essay
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2Mprovide formative feedback on the students ideas for the individual assignment.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The essay will assess all intended learning and skills outcomes. The formatively assessed presentation will provide opportunities for development of all intended learning outcomes and skills outcomes.

Reading Lists

Timetable