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PL20466: Comparative employee relations (Spanish)

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 33%, EX 67%
Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 16%)
  • Write up (CW 17%)
  • Exam (EX 67%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: To introduce students to key concepts, approaches and vocabulary in the field of employee relations; to examine structures and institutions of employment relations in a comparative context, focusing particularly on Spain and Britain; to explore cultural differences and similarities influencing employment relations and the possible impact of Europeanisation. After following this course, the student will be familiar with the broad structures of employment relations in Spain and Britain, have a good understanding of basic terminology used in this field, and be able to make informed comparisions between the two national situations.

Content: (1) Historical/cultural setting of employee relations.
(2) Interest representation.
(3) Collective bargaining.
(4) The future of trade unions and employee representation.

Programme availability:

PL20466 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) with Year Abroad (Year 2)


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