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This section provides a suggestion for a post-class assignment for the purpose of assessing student understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section.
The following post-class assignment is proposed, focusing on implicit gender-based bias in job recruitment and selection decisions:
Write a 2000-word essay addressing the phenomenon of implicit gender-based bias in job recruitment and selection decisions. In particular, examine the root causes of the phenomenon and the solutions provided by an EoC approach. In addition, discuss whether blind applications and interviews can help combat unconscious bias against female candidates by both men and women. The essay should consider relevant cultural assumptions and social change (e.g. concerning the equality of opportunities and overcoming historical disadvantage of women).