University of Reading
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Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units8
Hours & Credits
OverviewModule Provider: School of LawNumber of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]Level:6Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term modulePre-requisites:Non-modular pre-requisites:Co-requisites:Modules excluded:Module version for: 2014/5Module Convenor: Dr Grace JamesEmail: email@example.comSummary module description:This module deals with the legal regulation of employment relationships.Aims:This module aims to examine the law governing employment relationships. By examining the legal rules in their historical, social, economic and political context, the module adopts a critical approach to the way that employment relationships are constituted and regulated.Assessable learning outcomes:By the end of the module it is expected that students will be able to:Identify and explain the institutional framework, dispute resolution procedures and sources of employment law;Assess critically the concept of employment and how an employment relationship is constituted;Advise on particular matters of law relating to the subsistence of that relationship and to its termination;Identify and discuss key issues in the regulation of collective bargaining, trade union organisation and industrial action.Additional outcomes:The module will also develop IT, oral presentation, and research skills.Outline content:The historical development and institutional framework of employment lawDispute resolution in the employment contextSources of employment lawThe concept of employmentThe employment contractKey issues in the regulation of the employment relationshipTermination of employmentCollective labour lawBrief description of teaching and learning methods:This module will be taught through lectures and tutorials. The lectures (25) will take place in the Autumn term and tutorials (5) in the Spring term. Tutorials will involve structured group discussions and some presentations by students. Throughout the module, emphasis is placed on the student to actively participate in the learning experience. This includes researching the subject independently and being fully prepared for tutorials.Contact hours:Autumn SpringLectures 25Tutorials 5Guided independent study 75 95Total hours by term 100.00 100.00Total hours for module 200.00Summative Assessment Methods:Method PercentageWritten exam 70Written assignment including essay 30Other information on summative assessment:CourseworkOne assessed essay of 6 pages formatted in accordance with the rules as set out in the School Guide (Programme Assessment).Relevant percentage of coursework: 30%.Formative assessment methods:Penalties for late submission:The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdfYou are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.Length of examination:One two-hour examination paper counting for 70% of the marks. Two questions to be answered from a selection of questions.Requirements for a pass:40% overallReassessment arrangements:Re-sit any failed element: re-examination in September or/and submit a new piece of coursework on a new topic by August/September.Last updated: 8 October 2014
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