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Social Justice and Legal Institutions (6 points)


Leader: Darryn Snell

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit introduces to students a sociological understanding of social justice related issues including gender equity, minority rights, democratic government, economic opportunity, environmental protection and human rights. It provides students a comparative view of social justice over a number of political and legal states and chronological periods. A variety of legal issues including those of consitutionalism, social control, and equity are examined to illustrate the disparate definitions of social justice.

Assessment: Two assignments (1350 words each): 30% each + examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: GSC1201, GSC1202 or equivalent

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