Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - 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 |
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Time commitment totals 170 hours.
Admission to the Masters of International Relations.
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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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CoordinatorDr Sow Keat Tok
This seminar will focus on human rights and its critics from a historical and comparative perspective. We will explore the factors that have given rise to radically different conception of rights and justice (i.e. political, economic, cultural, religious, ideological) and look at their implementation and the obstacles at the local, national, and international levels. What is the relationship and relevance of the international human rights movement to local notions of rights? What impact is this having on local gender relations and the relationships of women to their states and communities? Are human rights NGOs weakening or strengthening the nation-states in Southeast Asia. are they sites of resistance or complicity? The seminar introduces students to different conceptions of rights, and social justice, including feminist critiques of rights discourse and of 'development'. ethnographic studies on the relationship between attitudes towards bodily integrity and human rights. the debates about poverty, economic development and access to adequate health care as human rights. We shall draw upon a wide range of sources from theoretical works, philosophical and anthropological critiques of rights discourse, and NGO documents. On completion of the subject students should have a broad historical, comparative and critical perspective on the debates about rights and justice in Southeast Asia.
Hurdle requirements: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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•. the reception of new ideas and the contextualisation of judgments. the adaptation of knowledge to new situations.
•. critical analysis and synthesis through the study of competing theories of rights and their application to diverse examples. the engagement with and processing of different critical perspectives across the interdisciplinary field of asian studies. the development of independent thought and arguments.
•. effective written and oral communication through seminar discussions and debates. critical reading skills through the reading notebook, the preparation and execution of written assessment exercises. exposure to and emulation of competing genres and protocols of critical writing.
•. information management and information literacy through the practice of library and archival research and engagement with electronic databases.
•. teamwork, flexibility, and tolerance through group discussions in seminars. reception of new ideas and opinions. engaging and cooperating with other people from diverse backgrounds.
•. time management and planning through managing and organizing workloads for recommended reading, seminar presentations, and assessment requirements.
100 Point Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) |
100 Point Master of Criminology
100 Point Master of Development Studies
100 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
100 Point Master of Development Studies - Gender and Development Specialisation
100 Point Master of International Relations
100 Point Master of Islamic Studies
100 Point Master of Journalism
150 Point Master of Criminology
150 Point Master of Development Studies
150 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
150 Point Master of Development Studies - Gender and Development Specialisation
150 Point Master of Islamic Studies
150 Point Master of Journalism
200 Point Master of Criminology
200 Point Master of Development Studies
200 Point Master of Development Studies (Gender && Development)
200 Point Master of Development Studies - Gender and Development Specialisation
200 Point Master of Global Media Communication
200 Point Master of International Relations
200 Point Master of Islamic Studies
200 Point Master of Journalism
200 points Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Public Policy and Management
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Gender Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Indonesian
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Media and Communications
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Public Policy and Management
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Gender Studies
Media and Communications
PC-ARTS Public Policy and Management
PD-ARTS Asian Studies
PD-ARTS Public Policy and Management
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