Indigenous Rights - 2016

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Unit summary

CHRE510

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Essay (35%) , Presentation - Conference presentation (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit was previously known as Human Rights Issues 2.

This unit will explore Indigenous rights at the global level as well as within the Australian context. It will examine key challenges in areas such as social determinants, gender, youth and leadership in relation to Indigenous rights and encourage a critical engagement with the topic.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe and critique Indigenous rights theories
  2. use appropriate technologies to locate and critically appraise relevant Indigenous rights literature
  3. analyse and communicate Indigenous rights theories
  4. critically analyse political, policy and moral issues using an Indigenous rights framework
  • Essay (35%)
  • Presentation — Conference presentation (40%)
  • Report — Readings report (25%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Australian history and Indigenous rights
2Colonisation and Indigenous rights
3Postcolonial critiques of human rights
4Indigenous understandings of human rights
5Indigenous peoples and international human rights instruments
6Women's rights
7Rights to cultural identity
8Indigenous rights and activism

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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