units

APG5097

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCriminology
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)TBA

Notes

The unit is offered as a Term 3 unit - see the Winter Arts ProgramWinter Arts Program (http://www.monash.edu/students/courses/arts/winter-program.html) page for further information.

Synopsis

The unit provides a critical understanding of the politics which inform the conceptualisation and understanding of international justice. This involves interrogating the motivations and agents responsible for the formation of international bodies, such as the United Nations, the International Criminal Court and other relevant organizations, in defining and addressing issues of justice. Central to the politics of international justice is the issue of how and where power manifests in these diverse mechanisms, the impact this has on the framing of human rights and the subsequent delivery of appropriate responses to the violation of these rights. The unit covers a broad range of topics in which international justice plays a crucial role such as war, economic and environmental crimes and further broadens the debate beyond legally defined criminal acts to include social harm within a global context.

Outcomes

  1. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to critically engage in key debates framing global politics and international relations.
  2. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to work in and adapt to a variety of different cultural and professional environments.
  3. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to display intricate knowledge of a variety of value and ethical systems, and conduct themselves professionally in all working environments.
  4. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to be innovators in their chosen field.
  5. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to apply the highest standard of analytical and critical skills.
  6. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to design and manage large and focussed research projects.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

TBA

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