- Module code: GD310
- Module name: World of Work: Global Perspectives on Labour and Livelihoods
- Department: Global Sustainable Development
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
This module introduces students to key concepts and debates about the role of work and labour in processes of global sustainable development. SDG 8 on ‘Full productive employment and Decent Work’ serves as a jumping off point to explore a number of issues and debates about the changing nature of work in the global economy and the possibilities for sustainable, dignified livelihoods. Students will engage these topics through class discussions focused on concrete case studies. Cases will be selected and presented by students themselves in most weeks.
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students will be able to: Understand key concepts in the study of work (i.e. employment and unemployment, free and unfree labour, informal work, global production networks). Critically assess major debates about the changing nature of work in the global economy. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of cross-disciplinary perspectives on the relationships between labour and global sustainable development. Undertake independent research and writing.
Timetabled teaching activities
10 x 2 hour seminars in Term 2
Other essential notes
Available at 15 CATS only to final year Global Sustainable Development (GSD) students. Available to students outside GSD on application.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: GD310-15)|
|A (Assessed work only)||Case Study Presentation||25%|
|Research Paper Proposal (500 words)||15%|
|Research Paper (3000 words)||50%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed (visiting/exchange students)||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Global Sustainable Development (L8A1) - Year 3