Human Rights and Social Justice (CISC8007)

Level: 
8
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
Enable the student to critically examine, analyse and discuss, social, cultural and legal concepts of social justice and human rights in Aotearoa-New Zealand and in a global context. To develop a students ability to critique a human-rights-based approach to professional practice in relation to social justice in New Zealand.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Master of Applied Practice or the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice or the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice to enrol in this course.
Topics include: 

May include but are not limited to
1. Human Rights norms and mechanisms.
2. Dynamics of Human Rights.
3. Legal and professional implications of recent debates and changes in social policy
4. New Zealand and international human rights normative frameworks.
5. Human rights institutions; nationally and internationally.
6. Rights-based approaches.
7. Concepts of social justice

May include but are not limited to
- Dynamics of Human Rights.. - Welfare reform, child welfare, and disability welfare. - Legal and professional implications of recent debates and changes in social welfare policy
- New Zealand and international human rights normative frameworks. - Human rights institutions; nationally and internationally.. - Rights-based approaches
.
Learning and Teaching
- Topics may be taught in an integrated manner.. - Supervisor / student meetings/discussions.. - Collaborative and/or individual projects.. - Analyses of written, visual, aural and performance texts.
- Case studies.. - Course readings.. - Exercises focusing on the participants? chosen research topic.. - Exercises based in participants? own context.. - On-line communication with staff and other participants.. - On-line resources in Moodle.
- Face-to-face teaching, including face-to-face teaching with a supervisor, towards the end of the course.. - Workshops emphasising small group activities.. - Off-site delivery
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1876

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
2 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 TutorialFriday14:30 - 16:30 ( )
4 May 18 - 29 Jun 18 TutorialFriday14:30 - 16:30 ( )

Class: 5702

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
27 Jul 18 - 28 Sep 18 TutorialFriday14:30 - 16:30 ( )
19 Oct 18 - 23 Nov 18 TutorialFriday14:30 - 16:30 ( )
Note: This course is offered as part of Master of Applied Practice (Social Practice), Master of Applied Practice (Professional Accounting), Master of Applied Practice, Master of Applied Practice (Technological Futures), Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Social Practice), Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice.

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