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Unit description

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 content

Outline 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

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Identify describe and analyse the theoretical foundations of CRT.Intellectual rigour
2Critically appraise the foundations of liberal theoryIntellectual rigour
3Explain the role of law in the organisation of society along racial lines and hierarchies.Cultural competence
4Evaluate how CRT might contribute to change society, in particular, the racial lines and hierarchies embedded in society.Intellectual rigourCultural competence
5Assess 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
6Demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of CRTLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify describe and analyse the theoretical foundations of CRT.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. Critically appraise the foundations of liberal theory
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. Explain the role of law in the organisation of society along racial lines and hierarchies.
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. Evaluate how CRT might contribute to change society, in particular, the racial lines and hierarchies embedded in society.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: 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.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  6. Demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of CRT
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

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