Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Examines justice and its political implications at community, national and international levels. Critically considers approaches on rights, justice, tolerance, liberty and equality, identity and oppression, citizenship, pluralism and democratic dialogue. Facilitates a philosophical evaluation of differing political approaches to justice.

Unit content

Topic 1: A political framework for justice 
Topic 2: Theories of justice 
Topic 3: International and regional institutions of justice 
Topic 4: States and justice 
Topic 5: Human rights and justice 
Topic 6: Gender and justice 
Topic 7: Refugees and justice 
Topic 8: War and justice 
Topic 9: Humanitarian intervention and justice 
Topic 10: Social justice 

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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