Rights and Public Policy

Subject 166-442 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
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Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in political science, public policy and management or socio-legal studies, or postgraduate coursework programs in political science or public policy and management.
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Dr John Chesterman
Subject Overview:

This subject aims to assist students with the development of skills relevant in the policy-making process. This is carried out by familiarising students with developments within legal and ethical philosophy and by requiring them to reflect on the institutions responsible for implementing programs. We consider civil rights issues such as privacy, freedom of speech, sexual and racial harassment, and discrimination. Students who complete this subject should gain skills relevant to policy-making process.

Assessment: A research essay of 5000 words (due during the examination period).
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to apply research skills and critical methods to a field of inquiry;

  • be able to develop persuasive arguments on a given topic;

  • be able to communicate oral and written arguments and ideas effectively and articulately.


Formerly available as 166-058 and as "Law, Ethics and Publicy Policy". Students who have completed 166-058 or "Law, Ethics and Publicy Policy" are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Public Policy and Management
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management(Honours)
Master of Criminology (CWT)
Master of Development Studies (Gender & Development)
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Master of Social Policy
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Gender Studies)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Political Science)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Public Policy and Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Gender Studies)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Political Science)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Public Policy and Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Socio-Legal Studies)

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