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WS1005 - Human Rights and Social Justice

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS1003 WS2012

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles
Lecturer: Dr Vinnitta Mosby.
Contact hours:
  • 10 hours - 10 hours of study required per week.
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); essays (40%); social action strategy and analysis (40%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Professor Debra Miles.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); essays (40%); social action strategy and analysis (40%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Professor Debra Miles
      Lecturer: Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours tutorials
        Assessment: quizzes or tests (20%); essays (40%); social action strategy and analysis (40%).

        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.