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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3169: Equality and Diversity at Work

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your interdisciplinary understanding of the key legal, psychological and organisational principles involved in contemporary equality and diversity issues. It aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to understand the reasons for and manifestations of inequality in society, specifically in the work environment; it also aims to provide you not only with the knowledge and skills to identify the problems associated with contemporary inequality, but also with the ability to engage with the issues, and to identify solutions to tackle such inequality from an academic perspective. The central aim of this module is to help you develop a more complete understanding of these issues than could be given by any of these disciplines alone, and to develop interdisciplinarity. The aim is for you to make interconnections across educational disciplinary boundaries, through the inclusion of multiple perspectives, knowledge and skills (Law, Psychology, Business), and to synthesise different perspectives and work with others collaboratively in finding solutions to today’s equality problems. This module intends to support you in becoming an interdisciplinary thinker who will analytically and creatively find solutions to today’s most challenging and authentic problems. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate critical awareness of the wide range of legal, psychological and organisational origins, manifestations, and solutions to inequality and lack of diversity
2. Identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues of inequality in the workplace and apply relevant rules and theory from Law, Psychology and Business
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of legal, psychological and organisational concepts, values, principles and procedures with regards to equality in the workplace, and explain the interdisciplinary relationship among them, as well as their limits
4. Apply interdisciplinary knowledge from Law, Psychology and Business to a problem and suggest a solution supported by relevant arguments derived from these disciplines
Personal and Key Skills5. Interact effectively and proactively across disciplinary boundaries to consider other viewpoints, compare and contrast concepts across subjects
6. Synthesise and research across disciplines, developing varied perspectives, integrating (potentially) conflicting insights from different disciplines, and consider alternative ways of solving complex authentic problems
7. Select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively, orally and in writing, relevant concepts and arguments
8. Read a wide range of documents; finding and researching extra material across three disciplines
9. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task