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Human Rights Theory and Philosophy is an online unit provided by Curtin University in association with Open Universities Australia, that aims to critically examine the concepts, theories, and arguments surrounding the development of human rights.
The unit encompasses a wide range of discursive themes such as the philosophical origins of human rights, as well as their manifestation in international policy through treaties such as the Geneva Convention. This unit will highlight to students how the battle for human rights is ongoing, and details what steps must be taken to change this.
A further theme dissected by this unit is the theoretical critiques surrounding human rights. Students will explore how ideologies such as feminism, cultural relativism and postmodernism all deal with the notions of human rights. The implications of what this means for the future of human rights is also considered.
In order to enrol, you must have been accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Human Rights Theory and Philosophy unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Human Rights Theory and Practice provides students with a critique of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of human rights as they stand today. The unit is ideally suited to anyone looking for a career in protecting the rights of people. Whether this means working for a NGO abroad, or defending the rights of citizens locally, this unit is ample preparation for understanding human rights advocacy and protection.
Specific learning will include understanding the philosophical origins of human rights, how they manifest in government, and understanding how human rights is viewed from various critical perspectives.
Ultimately, Human Rights Theory and Philosophy shows employers that you are serious and knowledgeable about humanitarian affairs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.