ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
Code ULMS226
Coordinator Ms J Hodgson
Operations and Supply Chain Management
J.Hodgson@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT; ACFI151 BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

  5

      29
Timetable (if known) 120 mins X 1 totaling 24
 
           
Private Study 121
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
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opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1: Individual reflection Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 1,500 words Weighting: 40% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission Standard UoL penalty applies: Stand  -1500 words    40       
Assessment 2: Individual report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2000 words Weighting: 60% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous   -2000 words    60       

Aims

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their understanding and critical awareness of issues associated with managing a workforce characterised by diversity in gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and sexual orientation etc. It will enable students to become familiar with: the drivers of increased workforce diversity; the theories underlying discrimination in organisations; current equality legislation; barriers to equality of opportunity in the workplace for minority groups; and organisational policies and practices for managing diversity in the workplace. Students will also have to opportunity to reflect on how their own diversity might influence their interactions with other individuals at work.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the terms “equality”, “diversity” and “inclusion” in an organisational and international context.

(LO2) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the social equity case and the business benefits case for managing diversity in the workplace.

(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the legal framework for managing diversity in organisations.

(LO4) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the issues related to gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and belief, and sexual orientation in the workplace.

(LO5) Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of the organisational strategies used to develop the effective management of diversity

(LO6) Students will be able to reflect on their own diversity in terms of the topics covered on the module and demonstrate how this might influence their interactions with others.

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Commercial awareness

(S3) Teamwork

(S4) Organisational skills

(S5) Communication skills

(S6) IT skills

(S7) International awareness

(S8) Lifelong learning skills

(S9) Ethical awareness


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures will be used to provide an overview of various themes and topics areas; to consider different approaches, theories, concepts in diversity management; and to place the module readings in context.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 24
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorials will be used to allow for discussions of lecture content, themes, concepts and assessment as well as interaction with other students. Case examples will be used to consider the application of theory to practice. The group work element of the tutorials will provide a context for students to reflect on their own diversity and their team’s diversity.
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 5
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 121
Description: In addition to the directed student learning, students will be expected to engage in independent learning. This includes prepari ng for lectures and tutorials; researching, writing and completing assessments; and wider reading to support the module. Guidance on how students can best use these hours in relation to assessment activities and learning outcomes will be provided in the module handbook.

Costs Information:
There are no additional costs to the student

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Participation in tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Infographic and Individual Report

Skills / attributes: Commercial awareness
How this is developed: Participation in lectures and tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Infographic and Individual Report

Skills / attributes: Teamwork
How this is developed: Participation in tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Organisational skills
How this is developed: Through private study
Mode of as sessment (if applicable): Infographic and Individual Report

Skills / attributes: Communication skills
How this is developed: Through participation in lectures and tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Infographic and Individual Report

Skills / attributes: IT skills
How this is developed: Through private study
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Infographic and Individual Report

Skills / attributes: International awareness
How this is developed: Through participation in lectures and tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Infographic and Individual Report

Skills / attributes: Lifelong learning skills
How this is developed: Through participation in lectures and tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable)

Skills / attributes: Ethical awareness
How this is developed: Through participation in lectures and tutorials
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Infographic and Individual Report


Syllabus

 

The main topics covered by this module will include:
Origins of diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace
The UK and International diversity context
Social equity case of diversity management and the business benefits case
Legal frameworks for equality
Managing gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion and belief, and sexual orientation in the workplace
Organisational approaches to diversity management

Students who have taken Organisational and Management (ULMS151) in year one will find that this module develops the topics of management and leadership. For students who take Introduction to People Management (ULMS206) in year two, this module will complement the content related to the theoretical perspectives, roles and practical activities associate with people management.

Library resources will be accessible through the module reading list contained in the module handbook. Other key learning resources will accessible through VITAL .

Students will be expected to read all resources within the reading list and to read beyond the reading list to find their own supplementary resources.

Students will be expected to complete independent reading in preparation of their assessments and to support their learning in lectures and tutorials.


Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.