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WMS3106 Women, Work and Leadership
Credit Points: 15
WMS3105 Working with Women in Minority Groups

This unit is designed to develop student awareness and understanding of the personal, cultural, historical, and structural forces that influence women in the workforce. The unit will explore the nature of "women's work" and examine the reasons for the high level of sex segregation in the labour market. The extent of women's unpaid and voluntary work will be considered; as well as industrial and health issues in the workplace, such as maternity provisions, childcare, sexual harassment, part-time work, union membership, etc. In addition, the unit will investigate present legislation and programmes aimed at enhancing women's career opportunities.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
DMPSWSPsychology - Women's Studies Double Major
MIWOMWomen's Studies Minor
MAWOMNWomen's Studies Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009