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Diversity and Organisations (7059.6)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management

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    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139990) - View

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    Syllabus

    This unit is an interdisciplinary analysis of diversity as a positive aspect of globalised organisations. In this unit you will explore the full range of what diversity means in organisations where people work together across boundaries of culture, gender, sexuality, family situations, disability and age, and communities are built to negotiate differences resulting from immigration, refugee movements and claims by indigenous owners. This unit supports a move away from simple affirmations that 'diversity is good' to investigate the effects and uses of diversity in public, private and community sector organisations. It covers strategies such as diversity management and gender mainstreaming and their impact on human resources and customer relations.

    Learning Outcomes

    DESCRIPTION:

    1. recognise the difference between diversity management and equal opportunity concepts

    2. appreciate a range of issues within diversity management

    3. discuss different interpretations of diversity from a range of context and cultural perspectives

    4. critically reflect upon their own constructs of diversity;

    5. critically reflect upon material presented in order to judge how it contributes to appropriate outcomes;

    6. have an understanding of diversity in organisational theory and practice;

    7. analyse specific cases of diversity management and inclusion;

    8. develop practical strategies for negotiating differences between people in organisations

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of 24 credit points in any course, or permission of the unit convener.

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