Rights and Public Policy
Subject 166-442 (2009)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|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 the postgraduate certificate/ diploma or fourth-year honours in political science, sociology, public policy and management, criminology, socio-legal studies or the Master of Public Policy and Management, Master of Social Policy or Master of Criminology.|
|Corequisites:||This is a compulsory subject in the Master of Public Policy and Management (200 point program)|
|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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr John Henry Chesterman
ContactDr. 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 legal and political developments within a variety of rights fields and by requiring them to reflect on the institutions responsible for defining and protecting rights. We consider rights issues such as freedom of speech, sexual and racial discrimination, assisted reproductive technologies, euthanasia, Indigenous rights and the impact of bills of rights. Students who complete this subject shoud gain skills relevant to policy-making processes.|
|Assessment:||A research essay of 5000 words (due during the examination period).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Formerly available as 166-058 and 166-442. Students who have completed 166-058 or 166-442 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
This is a compulsory subject in the Master of Public Policy and Management 200-point program.
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
Public Policy and Management
Public Policy and Management
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