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Violences (12 points)


Leader: Brett Hough

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit explores violences as a complex set of practices, from a range of disciplinary perspectives although with an overall emphasis on the social sciences. Topic areas covered in any year may include state-sanctioned violences like institutionalised torture and capital punishment; interpersonal violences such as rape and child abuse; and intellectual and political debates over ethics, research methodologies and epistemologies, and issues of representation. This unit will also entail examining violences via cross-cultural perspectives in order to highlight differences and similarities throughout the world.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 20% + Project (6000 words): 60% + Seminar Work: 20%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (1 x film screening and 2 x seminars) per week

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