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Global Justice, Aid and Security (POL201)

Organisational Unit Global Studies
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description Justice was once thought to be culturally specific; so no general standard of justice applied. Both the idea of an inborn sense of justice and gloabalization have played important roles in the development of a general (global) idea of justice. A concern with global justice often focuses on unjust treatment of people of non-western countries by people from western countries. Both international aid and the various forms of security are affected by the idea of and demands for global justice.
Unit Learning Outcomes On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
UL01 - Explain and analyse the sources of sense of injustice on the parts of people in non-western countries that constituted part of the political and social context in which security and counterterrorism policies, institutions and agencies operate.
UL02 - Effectively communicate complex information, concepts and problems with respect to security and counter terrorism through clear and accurate written work and video or oral presentations.
UL03 - Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills and ethical practice in collaboration with people from diverse backgrounds.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1.5 hours per week; Workshops: 1 hour per week
Unit Learning Experiences The workshops in this unit will vary in form. In some cases, they will comprise a lecture, full group and small group discussions. In some cases, they will comprise a series of short lectures interspersed with full group or small group discussions. In other cases, they will comprise only small group discussions.
Assessment 1. Group Project (Website Treatment): (30%) with embedded Individual Video Presentations: (20%)
2. Participation
3. Examination and Plan
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have completed POL134 Global Justice cannot enrol in POL201 Global Justice, Aid and Security
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Global Security (BGS) [New in 2019]
Criminology + Global Security [Combined] (BCrim)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
International Aid and Development (BA) [New in 2019]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies (BGS) [New in 2019]
Appears in these Co-Majors International Aid and Development
Appears in these Minors International Aid and Development
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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