Units of Study

SCLG2605 - Social Justice Law and Society

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dinesh Wadiwel

Description

This unit of study examines a range of approaches to social justice, including distributive and recognition or identity theories. We ask how one works out what a socially just society would look like, considering guiding principles such as desert, need, merit and equality of resources, opportunity or capabilities. We then link these ideas with principles and practices of legal equality and human rights law and specific contemporary social justice topics such as racial, gender, environmental and international justice.

Assessments

1x class facilitation (20%), 1x2500wd reflective journal (50%) and 1x1500wd take-home exam (30%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Prohibitions

SCLG2017, SCLG2536

Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

A timetable is not available for this session.
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