INDL - Industrial Relations 1

Module Title:Industrial Relations 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures structured around specific learning objectives. Learning supported by in class discussion and debate and a structured revision programme. E-learning resources including relevant web links, video clips and academic articles. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: Discuss and critically evaluate Industrial Relations theory, explain the institutional and legal context of Industrial Relations in the Irish context and discuss the role and challenges facing key stakeholders .
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe and critically evaluate a theoretical understanding of industrial relations
LO2 Discuss legislation and the institutional context of industrial relations in Ireland
LO3 Analyse and critically evaluate the responses of trade unions and employer organisations to current strategic challenges
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Industrial Relations Theory
The nature of Industrial Relations. The context of Industrial Relations. The role of Theory in Industrial Relations.
Industrial Relations Legislation and Institutions
The Industrial Relations Act 1990. Key Industrial Relations Case Studies. Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court
Trade Unions
The nature, role and structure of Trade Unions. The opportunities and challenges facing the Trade Unions. Current Developments and Issues.
Employer Associations
The nature, role and structure of Employer Associations. The opportunities and challenges facing Employer Associations. Current Developments and Issues.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 7.50
Total Hours 9.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
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