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WS1005 - Human Rights and Social Justice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject will introduce students to concepts of social justice and human rights through a critical analysis of selected global and domestic issues. In particular students will be asked to critically examine key debates in human rights discourse and the relevance of social justice in the lives of people who experience economic, social and cultural disadvantage. Students will examine the effectiveness of legal responses and social change strategies.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand the implications of human rights and social justice for helping professionals, educators and policy makers;
  • identify and critically debate human rights and social justice issues and dilemmas;
  • develop an understanding and critical analysis of the relationship between notions of social justice, human rights, the principles underlying a socially-just society, social policy and the law;
  • explore and apply an understanding of advocacy and activism to contemporary human rights and social justice issues.

Subject Assessment

  • quizzes or tests (20%)
  • essays (40%)
  • social action strategy and analysis (40%).
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Subject
Combinations:
WS1003 WS2012

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Online Engagement
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.