The unit explores the historically evolved norms and laws as they relate to atrocity crimes and global justice issues, including slavery, climate change, migration and refugees, and labour exploitation. The unit provides a framework by which to understand why the justice issues identified in this unit were, at various times in times in modern history, tolerated, and how they have in time become taboo. In turn, the unit explores the opportunities for, and barriers to, solving these justice issues in a globalised world.
|Unit name||Key Concepts in Social Justice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Doctor Matt Killingsworth|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the nature and foundations of international human rights and the underlying principles, values and concepts of social justice.
- Apply the sources of International Law, international human rights instruments, international and global principles of social justice, and knowledge of relevant institutions and enforcement mechanisms to identify solutions to social justice problems
- Analyse how effectively various sources and instruments contribute to defining and resolving social justice problems in light of international perspectives on the nature of social justice.
- Communicate clearly and effectively, about key concepts of justice using appropriate writing conventions.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
Lectures (on campus/disctance students), 1 hours, weekly.
Tutorials (on campus students), 1 hour, weekly.
Online Discussion Boards (distance students), weekly.
|Assessment||Take home exam (40%)|Critical literature review (20%)|Major essay (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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