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GEND 2016OL - Encountering Human Rights: Global Citizenship II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week online
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 12 units of Level I undergraduate study
Incompatible: GEND 3016/EX, GSSA 2019/EX, GSSA 3002/EX
Assessment: Short essay (500 word) 30%, Group presentation 20%, Research essay (2,000 word) 40%, Tutorial participation 10%

Since the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a global human rights industry has emerged, making human rights abuses ever more visible, yet global injustices and abuses are arguably as common and entrenched as ever. This course will take a critical approach both to human rights violations, and to the human rights discourses and campaigns that seek to remedy them. We will look at case studies involving rights issues in globalised contexts, for instance refugees, human trafficking, international women's rights campaigns and global Indigenous movements. We will explore the ways in which universal rights have been embraced, problematised and reconfigured as they travel the globe. We will also look at different ways of presenting rights issues - through reports, campaigns, and visual documentary - seeking the most effective ways of presenting rights issues to global publics. Considering these questions we will explore our own reactions to human rights imagery and victims' testimonies, and discuss the most productive ways to respond to the ways in which we are positioned as global citizens with a responsibility for responding to rights issues. The course will offer the opportunity to pursue individual interest in a particular rights issue, and is suitable for those who want to take their interest in social justice into advocacy, campaign or development work, for those who want to cover human rights issues in creative or media work, and for those who simply want to think about how to be ethical and engaged global citizens.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
26336 01OL 120 70 No details available
Note: Online Seminar only
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
28922 01NT 20 2 No details available
Note: Online Seminar only
28923 02NT 18 3 No details available
Note: Online Seminar only
28924 03NT 18 1 No details available
Note: Online Seminar only