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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

POL10244 - Australian Politics AND 84 credit points in any SCU units

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the importance of political theory to political practices
2 critically explore a range of different political views
3 critically evaluate problems in the application of ideas to different contexts; community, national, international
4 present a reasoned argument that defends or criticises ideas of justice in world politics.

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

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