Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of Humanities and Social Inquiry


Subject Information
Subject Code ERLS300
Subject Name Special Topics in Employment Relations
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 36cp of ERLS subject
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Option 1: Directed Study - Minor, bibliographical essay due one week before Census date 20%; AND major assignment / research report or essay (5000 words) due end of semester OR Option 2: Internship Research report as agreed prior to commencement of Internship (3500 words 80%) and reflective journal as essay or regular email (20%).
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1714  $ 1714  $ 1714  $ 1714  $ 1714  $ 1714 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Head of Department or Program, for Faculty Honours Subjects please refer to the School Honours Co-ordinator for more information.
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Di Kelly
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Di Kelly
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota Enrolment in this subject is restricted. Students may not enrol over the web. Please refer to the Head of Department or Program, for Faculty Honours Subjects please refer to the School Honours Co-ordinator for more information.
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Di Kelly
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Di Kelly
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This subject will be available to students either undertaking an approved ERLS internship of at least 50 hours (with report and reflective journal) or undertaking appropriate approved advanced study at a recognised institution or supervised directed advanced upper undergraduate research project at UoW.


Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
FACULTY & DISCIPLINE GRADUATE QUALITIES 1) competent appreciation of disciplinary and professional discourses of ERLS as a social, political economic and power relationship which is subject to contested assumptions and approaches; 2) (especially for Study Abroad or Directed Study) - familiarity with the ways in which the theoretical and analytical tools in employment relations can enable rigorous analysis of everyday events and processes. 3) the ability to think independently and creatively about possible approaches in analysing employment relations 4) excellent competence in evaluating, critically analysing and aptly using journal articles and other research resources; 5) ability to express ideas in a lucid and coherent way, listen to others thoughtfully and critically, and debate issues in the thorough and respectful manner. 6) the capacity to identify and act upon ethical questions as a morally responsible novice professional.
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 1. Understand central issues in employment relations and experience them through work and/or study. 2. Be able to express cogently their findings and experiences at work or in research. 3. Have significant competence in an aspect of employment relations.

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