This unit is being phased out and may not be offered next year, please consider your study plan accordingly. You will be able to enrol in the unit where there is an availability noted below.
People are different, and one of the most important ways in which we differ is by gender. Gendered bodies are legally and socially regulated in different and, at times, unjust ways. This unit assesses these forms of regulation from the perspectives of Philosophy, Gender Studies, and Law, asking: how is it possible for us to live well when we are all different from one another, and when should ethical ideals of justice be given legal force? We begin with a theoretical overview designed to introduce you to key concepts and important moral debates in ethical, political, and feminist philosophy. This overview will then ground your moral and legal evaluations of importantly gendered issues relating to multiculturalism, queer rights, surrogacy, and abortion. As a consequence, you will develop the skills to think clearly and communicate persuasively on issues of gender and justice. As such, this unit prepares students with important skills which will be relevant in future studies in humanities, social sciences, and law, as well as in all spheres of life, from employment to the home.
|Unit name||Gender and Justice|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Law|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Professor Dirk Baltzly
Dr Louise Richardson-Self, Prof Dirk Baltzly, Prof Margaret Otlowski
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
HAF229 AND HAF329 AND HPH201
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Weekly Lecture (2 hours)
Task 1: Academic Poster (20%)
Task 2: Participation, quizzes and tutorials/online discussions (10%)
Task 3: Position Paper (40%)
Task 4: Take-home exam (30%)
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