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Postgraduate | CUR-CHRE507 | 2024

Social Justice and Development

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Balance the relationship between human rights and economic development concerns.Learn how development was used to justify human rights abuses. Probe colonialist and anti-colonialist ways of thinking. Identify environmental development issues.

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Study method
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
14 weeks

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Social Justice and Development

About this subject

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

    1. describe and critique human rights and development theories
    2. use appropriate technologies to locate and critically appraise relevant human rights and development literature
    3. critically analyse human rights and development issues discussed in the media and literature
    4. critically analyse development projects using a human rights framework.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio/Visual equipment

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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Master of Human Rights

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Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

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