|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||24 September 2023|
Social Justice is a fundamental condition for the survival of any family, community, society, and state. Over time, the perpetuation of systems of injustice leads to experiences of despair and the collapse of any social and economic organisation. The course introduces students to a range of contemporary ideas of equal rights, recognition, and care in multicultural societies. It capacitates students with the most recent theories related to the social struggles for rights, and the juggling of new rights regimes for humans, animals, and machines. The course prepares students to critically evaluate the role of the states in maintaining or transforming injustice predicaments.
This course deals with themes of systems of injustice, the social pathological impacts of inequalities, and the responses offered by social justice approaches. Through theoretical perspectives and practical exercises, students will gain a broad scope of knowledge regarding the meaningfulness of equality, the potential and limits of meritocracy, the need for accountability, knowledge for care giving, and the practices of various social movements. Students will acquire new knowledge of the ways states and state officials operate in responding to injustices.