International Human Rights (8513.4)
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|Discipline Of Communication And Media||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Examine various ways to understand the concept of Human Rights;
2. Critically engage with contemporary Human rights issues and the rhetoric involved in these debates; and
3. 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.
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
This unit aims to help students to develop lifelong learning skills; engage with relevant existing debates in a group as well as online setting; reflect on their learning experiences; and be able to communicate their knowledge and skills in a responsible and professional manner and apply their knowledge in an organisational setting.
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The recommended supplementary text for this unit is The No-nonsense Guide to Human Rights (Olivia Ball and Paul Gready)
The text can be purchased from the Co-op book shop on campus.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please submit all assessment tasks by 5.30 pm on the respective due dates via Canvas and submit a hard copy in the tutor's pigeonhole.
Remember, Coversheets need to accompany each assessment task and must be signed by the student/s.
Special assessment requirements
Please consult with the unit convenor at the start of the semester if you have any special needs.
Please refer to the UC Supplementary Assessment Policy
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.
Inclusion and engagement
Students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or other circumstances should contact Inclusion and Welfare Service.
Tutorial participation is highly recommended in order to achieve the learning outcomes set out above.
Students missing the Tutorials and not making use of online resources available via canvas will consequently be missing a significant learning experience.
Required IT skills
Minimal: Ability to use a wordprocessor; ability to access and use Canvas; basic familiarity with searching electronic journals and databases available via the UC library website.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Please refer to Canvas site for 8513 to be aware of and understand the citation style required for this unit.