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WORK3203: Gender, Diversity and Inclusion at Work

The unit explores the strategies and initiatives implemented at the workplace and corporate level to manage a diverse workforce with a particular focus on the impact of gender on individuals' experiences of the world of work. While drawing on the intersecting elements of gender and other diversity dimensions (such as cultural diversity; LGBTIQ+; indigeneity; people with disabilities; age), the unit seeks to introduce students to a number of gender perspectives, highlighting how each perspective conceptualizes the issue of gender; provides a different lens to accounting for gender inequality and proposes different "solutions" to the "problem of gender diversity" in organizations. The unit takes a multi-level and multi-disciplinary approach to examining the management of gender and diversity, focusing on live case studies and practical examples.

Code WORK3203
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6
Completion of at least 48 credit points

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply or explain key theories, concepts and examples addressed in the unit
  • LO2. Identify and evaluate the core issues of the question and apply relevant theories, concepts and examples in insightful ways
  • LO3. Rigorously analyse the core debates and synthesise major arguments and perspectives as well as provide evidence and sound justification
  • LO4. Explain and apply theories, concepts and practices clearly, persuasively and to a high professional standard - both verbally and in writing
  • LO5. Debate, discuss and solve problems by building successful campaigns by working in teams
  • LO6. Resolve issues surrounding gender and diversity practices by considering the ethical and social justice issues underpinning this subject terrain