Units of Study

SCLG2620 - Human Rights and Social Transformations

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Susan Banki


This unit will examine both how human rights discourses and institutions have transformed states and societies (and failed to do so) and how societies have transformed human rights, connecting this dynamic with broader questions about the relationship between norms, society and politics. It will consider the often implicit constraints, as well as the liberational potential of human rights, engaging debates about the relationship between human rights and culture, religion, colonialism, imperialism, liberal individualism and globalisation.


1xclass debate (10%), 1x1500wd take-home exam (30%) and 1x2500wd essay (60%)


unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Additional Information

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

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