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WS1005 - Human Rights and Social Issues

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

This subject will introduce students to concepts of social justice, human rights and legal frameworks through a critical analysis of selected issues. Students will be provided with social justice, human rights and legal frameworks for understanding the lives of people who experience disadvantage.

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to identify and critically debate some of the major social justice and human rights issues and dilemmas involved in a range of social policies;
  • be aware of some of the many implications of human rights, social justice and social policy issues for social welfare practitioners;
  • be familiar with the human rights, social justice and social policy issues for a range of individuals and groups including Indigenous people, people with mental health issues, people with a disability, migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, the elderly, children, women, juvenile offenders, employees, people who are unemployed, tenants, people who are homeless, prisoners and others;
  • develop an understanding of the relationship between notions of social justice, human rights, the principles underlying a socially-just society, social policy and the law.
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Subject
Combinations:
WS1003 WS2012

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Debra Miles.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
Method of Delivery: andCDROMWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); wiki (40%); team paper (20%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Debra Miles.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); wiki (40%); team paper (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan
Lecturers: Professor Debra Miles, Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 24 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); wiki (40%); team paper (20%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Debra Miles.
Workload expectations:
  • 14 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (40%); wiki (40%); team paper (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.