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XX20086: French comparative employee relations

[Page last updated: 18 October 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:
  • Coursework (CW 33%)
  • Exam (EX 67%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10079
Aims: To introduce students to comparative frameworks for analysing employment relations in Western European countries: to give students a basic understanding of employment relations in Western European countries, with particular emphasis on France and Britain.

Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this course, students should be able to apply theories of employment relations to specific cases, understand and explain differences between national employment relations systems.

Content: The course will include lectures on managing the employment relationship, trade unions, industrial conflict, the State and the law, theories of employment relations, comparative frameworks; and explaining 'societal' difference.

Programme availability:

XX20086 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB05 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (French) with Year Abroad (Year 2)


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