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SCY2811

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit introduces to students a sociological understanding of social justice related issues including gender equity, minority rights, democratic government, economic opportunity, environmental protection and human rights. It provides students a comparative view of social justice over a number of political and legal states and chronological periods. A variety of legal issues including those of consitutionalism, social control, and equity are examined to illustrate the disparate definitions of social justice.

Objectives

  1. Identify issues of power and privilege;

  1. Exhibit an awareness and understanding of self in relation to diverse and vulnerable populations;

  1. Understand the various definitions and theoretical debates surrounding social justice;

  1. Learn about national and international social justice movements;

  1. Develop a sociological position regarding the analysis of contemporary social justice related issues.

Assessment

Two assignments (1350 words each): 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Michelle Duffy

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Sociology
Criminal justice

Prerequisites

SCY1801 and SCY1802 or CRJ1001 and CRJ1002 or equivalent

Prohibitions

GSC2211, SCY3811