Courses & Units

Human Rights and Global Justice XBR207

Hobart

Note:

This unit will be offered off campus in Summer School. It will commence on 29 January 2018.

Introduction

Human Rights are fundamental human rights that are inherent in every individual on the basis of humanity. They are underpinned by concepts of human dignity and the essential equality of all people. This breadth unit takes an inter-disciplinary perspective to the development, application and cultural relativity of human rights and how they are placed alongside our notions of global justice. It combines the perspectives of History, Law and International Relations. Through the unit content, students will begin by exploring the evolution of human rights. The unit goes on to demonstrate how the concept of "human rights" has changed over time, to whom rights have been or are being extended, who or what guarantees protection of the said rights, and how violators of rights have come to be punished in the international system. The unit is global in both its geographical scope and its cultural awareness.

Summary

Unit name Human Rights and Global Justice
Unit code XBR207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School DVC Students & Education
Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Discipline History and Classics|Law|Politics and International Relations
Coordinator

Mr. David Taylor

Teaching staff

Dr. Gail Lugten, Professor Michael Bennett, Dr. Matt Killingsworth, Professor Michael Tate, Ms. Anja Hilkemeijer, and Mr. David Taylor.

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? Yes

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Feb A Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Feb A 29/1/2018 4/2/2018 13/2/2018 25/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090399

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Completion of at least 100 pts of university study (i.e. 8 x 12.5 units)

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

XBR307

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit will be offered off-campus as a two-week (ten day) intensive teaching unit to be conducted in February 2017 (Monday 6 February - Friday 17 February). A third week of non-contact hours is provided to allow students to complete their assessment for this unit (Monday 20 February – Friday 24 February).

Assessment

Short answer test 20%; Campaign leaflet 30%; 2000 evaluative essay 50%

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Flexible Study Options

This unit will be taught online.

Textbooks

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