Key Concepts in Social Justice
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain the nature and foundations of international human rights and the underlying principles, values and concepts of social justice.
- Apply the sources of International Law, international human rights instruments, international and global principles of social justice, and knowledge of relevant institutions and enforcement mechanisms to identify solutions to social justice problems.
- Analyse how effectively various sources and instruments contribute to defining and resolving social justice problems in light of international perspectives on the nature of social justice.
- Communicate clearly and effectively, about key concepts of justice using appropriate writing conventions.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
Conditional requisite: 25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
No additional requirements
The subject explores the historically evolved norms and laws as they relate to atrocity crimes and global justice issues, including slavery, climate change, migration and refugees, and labour exploitation. The subject provides a framework by which to understand why the justice issues identified in this subject were, at various times in times in modern history, tolerated, and how they have in time become taboo. In turn, the subject explores the opportunities for, and barriers to, solving these justice issues in a globalised world.
- Take Home Exam (40%)
- Critical Literature Review (20%)
- Major Essay (40%)
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Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Justice Studies