Subject details

  • Topics
    • Indigenous Australian history and human rights
    • Human rights activism
    • Racism, resilience and respect
    • Indigenous human rights and gender
    • Indigenous human rights and youth
    • Land rights and native title
    • Indigenous human rights and media
    • Governance
    • Indigenous social change and leadership
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

At the completion of this subject 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
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - Conference presentation (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Readings report (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

This subject was previously known as Human Rights Issues 2.

This subject 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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