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Introduction to Human Rights and Social Justice

Postgraduate | CUR-CHRE501 | 2024

Unpack human rights and what the term has meant at different times in history.  Manoeuvre your way through various human rights theories including universalism and socialisation. Address philosophical queries about what we mean by human rights.

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Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Introduction to Human Rights and Social Justice

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. describe and critique human rights theories and philosophies
    2. use appropriate technologies to locate and critically appraise relevant human rights literature
    3. analyse and communicate human rights theories and philosophies
    4. critically analyse political, policy and moral issues using a human rights framework
    5. demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-HRI-MAS-2024 - Master of Human Rights


  • CUR-ISE-MAS-2024 - Master of Information Science (Extended)
  • CUR-ARM-GDI-2024 - Graduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management
  • CUR-ISC-MAS-2024 - Master of Information Science
  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Human Rights

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Master of Information Science

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