Provides a basic understanding of Critical Race Theory (CRT) by looking at Australia and other nations with liberal democratic and common law traditions, and lasting problems of colonialism, race and racism.
Unit contentOutline of Critical Race Theory - Theoretical origins of CRT - Analysis of traditional civil rights approaches - Critique of the foundations of liberal theory - Organisation of society along racial lines and hierarchies - Discussion of economic, history, politics, narratives, story-telling and socio-psychological theories as these relate to CRT - Strategies for change - Comparative approach between USA and Australia - Overview
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Identify describe and analyse the theoretical foundations of CRT.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Critically appraise the foundations of liberal theory||Intellectual rigour|
|3||Explain the role of law in the organisation of society along racial lines and hierarchies.||Cultural competence|
|4||Evaluate how CRT might contribute to change society, in particular, the racial lines and hierarchies embedded in society.||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
|5||Assess the extent to which America and Australia have taken public as well as private law approaches to eradicate racism, and whether such approaches have succeeded or failed.||Intellectual rigour|
|6||Demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of CRT||Lifelong learning|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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