Human Rights in Context PG (11468.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be co-taught with an undergraduate version of the unit.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse and apply norms of human rights law as arising out of the domestic and international human rights frameworks;
2. Identify appropriate solutions applied to complex real-world rights scenarios and challenges; and
3. Apply advanced skills of: a. Legal communication, research, writing and advocacy, b. Legal problem solving and c. Legal systems and principles.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies and Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies courses.
Students must have passed 11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G or equivalent.
Equivalent units6632 Human Rights Law G
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr Cristy Clark
Paula Gerber and Melissa Castan, Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Law in Australia (Thomson Reuters, 2021) ISBN: 9780455243566 [or Ebook: 9780455243597]
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Due to the nature of the activities, no extensions will be available for pre-workshop assessment tasks or for those assessment activities that take place during workshops.
Where a student is unable to submit or complete these activities due to extenuating circumstances, they should contact the Unit Convenor to arrange for an alternative approach to assessment. Depending on individual circumstances, this may include the pro rata calculation of their final grade (excluding the unsubmitted task/incomplete activity) or the allocation of an alternative assessment task.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Assessment relates to, and take place during, Workshops. If you are unable to attend any of the workshops, please contact the Unit Convenor to negotiate alternative arrangements.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums