This unit introduces students to human rights frameworks, theories, and practices, and the ways these operate in diverse social and cultural contexts. The unit outlines the history and development of human rights, including international and national frameworks. Students will explore human rights practice through case study examples of a range of human rights issues, violations, and responses.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ASA1024

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Reflect upon the meaning of Human Rights and the development of human rights frameworks  
  2. Explore a range of frameworks and approaches to human rights practice  
  3. Articulate the role of power and politics in human rights  
  4. Outline the role played by civil society in human rights practice  
  5. Discuss the major instruments that protect human rights  
  6. Demonstrate the use of academic writing and referencing  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Other Reflective Writing (approx 400 words) 25%
Test Online Test (1 hour) 20%
Essay Essay (approx 600 words) 30%
Presentation 30 minute presentation in Groups of 4 (approx 5 minutes each plus question time) 25%

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