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IB3E1 - International & European Employment Relations

  • Module code: IB3E1
  • Module name: International & European Employment Relations
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to enable you to understand the main supra-national/transnational institutions of employment relations at global and regional (the European Union and North America) levels; analyse the political and economic developments lying behind the development of global and regional employment relations institutions and regulation, including the impact of multinational companies; and compare and contrast developments in two major regions of the global economy. You will be expected to critically evaluate the literature on the nature and development of the European Union's social dimension.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: understand the main supra-national/transnational institutions of employment relations at global and regional (the European Union and North America) levels; analyse the political and economic developments lying behind the development of global and regional employment relations institutions and regulation, including the impact of multinational companies; summarise key arguments and evidence; demonstrate improved teamworking and presentational skills; use information technology to identify recent development; compare and contrast developments in two major regions of the global economy; critically evaluate the literature on the nature and development of the European Union's social dimension; appreciate the normative and analytical implications of the differing interests of actors in employment relations.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2-hour session per week for 9 weeks. Sessions involve lecture presentation, smaller group discussion and presentations back to the class.

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB3E1-12)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%
15 CATS (Module code: IB3E1-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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