Course Title: Women and International Justice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Women and International Justice

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2256

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2009,
Spring2012

HUSO2256

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban & Social Studies

Internet

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2015

HUSO2202

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban & Social Studies

Internet

Sem 2 2006,
Summer2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2015

HUSO2202

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Spring2012

Course Coordinator: Una Stone

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2799

Course Coordinator Email:una.stone@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Nil.


Course Description

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the issues that face women in advanced and developing countries. You will study the structure and function of government and intergovernmental institutions and their interpretation of human rights and humanitarian laws. You will also learn about current policies and practices that affect women’s status and opportunities. The course also explores discrimination and human rights violations, issues of culture, health, religion, and patriarchal resistance including the ongoing struggle of the feminist movement to significantly change and improve the status of women.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

(a) Discuss current issues facing women at domestic, national and international levels;
(b) Reflect on the ways in which women are disempowered in particular cultural, social, economic, and political circumstances;
(c) Summarise issues confronting female offenders;
(d) Discover factors that inhibit the promotion of women’s rights at a domestic, local, and international level;
(e) Identify organisations and factors that operate to protect and promote women’s rights at a local and international level


In this course you will develop the following graduate capabilities

  • Informed professional practice
  • Social and cultural responsibility


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is generally delivered online but may be delivered face-to-face. There are no classes associated with wholly online delivery however academic staff are available should assistance be required.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include quizzes, reports, group work, problem solving, threaded discussions, and essay writing. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
 

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment