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Work and Society

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Programme: Undergraduate

Module Code: N11612

Semester: Autumn

Convenor: Anna Soulsby

Credits & Level: 10 credits; Level 1

Pre-requisites: None.

Co-requisites: None.

Target Students: Available to all qualifying year students.

Delivery: 22 one-hour lectures and 1 two-hour workshop

Assessment: One 1.5 hour examination (100%)

Exam Format:Answer TWO questions out of a choice of SIX. All questions carry equal marks

Summary of Content The module explores the nature of work and society. The module will look at the development of our understanding of work and society. The development of the industrial and the post-industrial society will be explored and its impact on the nature of work, organisation and management. There will be a historical and critical review of the schools of thought and key writers. Examples of research into individual and group experiences of work, organisation and management will be discussed.

Aims To develop an understanding of the key theories and concepts in the development of society and the nature of work.

Key Words: Work and Society; Industrialisation and Post-Industrialisation; Work and Organisations; Development of Management; Organisational Behaviour.

Learning Objectives & Outcomes Knowledge and understanding
This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:
  • The design, development of organisations, including cross-cultural issues, change, diversity and values
Intellectual skills
This module develops:
  • Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation
Transferable (key) skills
This module develops:
  • Self-management and a readiness to accept responsibility and flexibility, to be resilient, self-starting and appropriately assertive, to plan, organise and manage time

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