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Human Rights Theory and Philosophy (T2 2019)

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The course commences through exploring the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights and then moves to critiquing this concept from cultural relativist, postmodern, postcolonial and feminist perspectives. It also examines understandings of human rights from a range of cultural and religious perspectives as well as other contemporary rights issues.

Developing an awareness of contemporary issues in human rights is important in professions such as education, health, law, social work and development work, both in the public and private sector. You can also benefit from human rights knowledge in a voluntary capacity, advocating social justice, peace or building a sustainable future.

This course is part of the Human Rights MicroMasters program. If you take the verified certificate pathway for the three human rights courses you will qualify for the MicroMasters credential.

The MicroMasters credential is an achievement in itself, but if you want to study further, you can use it towards studying a Master of Human Rights at Curtin.

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Length 12 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Aug 19 (80 weeks ago)
Cost $300
From Curtin University, CurtinX via edX
Instructors Dr. Caroline Fleay, Caroline Fleay, Greg Watson
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities
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course focuses on inclusion

The course focuses on inclusion of underrepresented groups (post-colonial and non-Western, aboriginal, and disabled populations, for instance) rather than dissecting the existing UDHR and other documents.

discussion posts as graded

This mooc follows a very academic/grad school model: lecture plus readings, with two peer-assessed essays (verified students get instructor grading) and discussion posts as graded material.

inclusion of underrepresented groups

students get instructor grading

very academic/grad school model

current world events

Surprisingly muted, given the subject matter and current world events.

lecture plus readings

surprisingly muted

disabled populations

existing udhr

for instance

graded material

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Rating 4.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 12 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts Aug 19 (80 weeks ago)
Cost $300
From Curtin University, CurtinX via edX
Instructors Dr. Caroline Fleay, Caroline Fleay, Greg Watson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities
Tags Social Sciences Humanities

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