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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

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.

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
1explain the importance of political theory to political practicesIntellectual rigourCreativity
2critically explore a range of different political viewsIntellectual rigourCreativity
3critically evaluate problems in the application of ideas to different contexts; community, national, internationalIntellectual rigourCreativity
4present a reasoned argument that defends or criticises ideas of justice in world politics.Intellectual rigourCreativityEthical practice

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

  1. explain the importance of political theory to political practices
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. critically explore a range of different political views
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  3. critically evaluate problems in the application of ideas to different contexts; community, national, international
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. present a reasoned argument that defends or criticises ideas of justice in world politics.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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