Global Justice

Subject 161-515 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - 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
Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week, 8 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission to MA (International Justice) or an approved equivalent course.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr Jeremy Moss


Dr Jeremy Moss
Subject Overview: This subject begins with an analysis of recent attempts to justify the claim that duties of justice apply to the world as a whole. This cosmopolitan point of view is contrasted with nationalist positions which seek to limit duties of distributive justice to obligations shared by national compatriots. In the second half of the course we use major theories of global justice to engage with several pressing international problems including: immigration, armed intervention, international development and national self-determination.
  • be able to demonstrate a substantial knowledge of the area of Global Justice;
  • understand the theoretical sources of the key concepts in this area of study;
  • understand the application of these concepts to their professional field or study area;
  • have developed research and analysis skills to enable further study in the area of international justice at a higher academic level.
Assessment: A 5000 word research essay 100% (due in the final week of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Reading material will be made available by the Centre.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have developed an understanding of the fundamentals of philosophical argumentation and theory;
  • present theories and arguments concisely and critically;
  • see ways in which an argument or explanation could be improved.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Asian Societies)
Master of Arts (International Studies)(Adv. Seminars and Shorter Thesis)
Master of Arts in Philosophy (International Justice)(Adv.Seminars&ShTh)
Master of Arts in Professional and Applied Ethics
Master of International Business
Master of International Business
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Ethics
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics

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