ATS2737 - Social justice - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Tori Stratford

Not offered in 2017


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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 constitutionalism, social control, and equity are examined to illustrate the disparate definitions of social justice.


  1. Identify issues of power and privilege;
  2. Exhibit an awareness and understanding of self in relation to diverse and vulnerable populations;
  3. Understand the various definitions and theoretical debates surrounding social justice;
  4. Learn about national and international social justice movements;
  5. Develop a sociological position regarding the analysis of contemporary social justice related issues.


Within semester assessment: 70% + Exam: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ATS1367 and ATS1898 or SCY1802, or ATS1283 and ATS1284, or equivalent


AZA3737, AZA2737, ATS3737