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IB240 - Understanding Employment Relations

  • Module code: IB240
  • Module name: Understanding Employment Relations
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aims of this module are: to provide an introduction to British industrial relations. Work is central to our lives as workers and as managers. This module will give an introduction to the subject of industrial relations which studies the employment relationship within a broad political, historical, economic and social context. Learning how to analyse the employment relationship starts with a sound understanding of one country before moving on in optional final year modules to bring in a comparative approach; to allow you to understand the context of British industrial relations and the roles played by different participants: employers, employees, the state and trade unions; to cover major frameworks, theories and concepts concerned with the relationship between those involved in shaping the employment relationship; to encourage the integration of theory and practice by participative seminars which use a variety of teaching approaches.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: understand the influence of employers, employees, trade unions and the state in shaping the employment relationship; evaluate the impact of the changing political, economic and societal context on industrial relations developments and the behaviour of industrial relations participants; understand how to locate industrial relations processes and institutions within broader business management contexts; critically assess a variety of theories, concepts, frameworks and perspectives which inform the study of industrial relations; present analysis of industrial relations in both oral and written form; consolidate skills of discussion in groups and application of theories to case study material.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Departmental link

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

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB240-12)
A1 (Assessed work only) Written Assignment (2500 words) 15 CATS 100%
15 CATS (Module code: IB240-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Written Assignment (2500 words) 15 CATS 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

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