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International Human Rights (8513.4)

Level: Undergraduate Second Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media

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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178509) - View
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    Syllabus

    This unit deals with a broad understanding of Human Rights theory, evolution of the concept and contemporary Human Rights Issues. Students will learn the main systems for Human Rights Protection: UN; Regional Systems and Human Rights organizations. The thematic focus would be global in nature yet addressing specific regional issues in context. The unit will examine specific concerns such as group rights, cultural and religious practices and diversity of views amongst human rights debates.

    Learning Outcomes

    DESCRIPTION:

    1. Students having successfully completed this unit will be able to examine various ways to understand the concept of Human Rights.

    2. Students will be able to critically engage with contemporary Human rights issues and the rhetoric involved in these debates.

    3. Students would be able to understand the role of state and non-state actors in human rights debates and practices and develop an understanding of the politics behind human rights debates.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Assumed Knowledge

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    Incompatible Units

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