History, Politics and Human Rights

HIS20009 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent
     

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

Prerequisites

50 cp
Equivalent
HIS30012 History, Politics and Human Rights

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the international framework for human rights. Beginning with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the unit examines responses to genocide, inequality and campaigns for civil rights and self-determination. Through an historical analysis of case studies the unit reflects on the limitations in human rights law and the “human condition” more generally.

Unit Learning Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Analyse and explain the framework for the development of human rights including the various covenants, conventions and declarations formulated through the United Nations
2. Examine key struggles for human rights in the twentieth century
3. Locate, interrogate, and integrate primary and secondary source documents in the development of an argument
4. Critically analyse key historiographical debates in human rights literature and examine the limitations of human rights declarations

 
 

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