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ANTH330 – Justice and Development

2017 – S2 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Anna-Karina Hermkens
Contact via akhermkens@gmail.com
W6A, Room 603
TBA
Credit points Credit points
3
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(39cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit on justice and development brings to life the ways in which the institutions and interactions of human society shape regulations and laws. It invites the students to learn more about the dominant themes in legal anthropology and justice studies, and also engage in debates about the importance of these studies to development and our understanding of the state and sovereignty. This unit provides an opportunity to learn about a field of inquiry that has long lacked a sophisticated approach to its applicability in the practices of development at both the level of civil society and the state.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  2. Students will have practical knowledge about a variety of methodological techniques related to assessing the background and dynamics of legal reform programs
  3. Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  4. Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  5. Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Book Review 20% TBA
Essay 40% TBA
Media portfolio 20% TBA
Unit participation 20% n/a

Book Review

Due: TBA
Weighting: 20%

Students write a 800-word book review


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will have practical knowledge about a variety of methodological techniques related to assessing the background and dynamics of legal reform programs
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Essay

Due: TBA
Weighting: 40%

Students write a 3,000 word essay


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will have practical knowledge about a variety of methodological techniques related to assessing the background and dynamics of legal reform programs
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Media portfolio

Due: TBA
Weighting: 20%

Students compile and discuss a collection of 5-10 media representations collected during the semester


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will have practical knowledge about a variety of methodological techniques related to assessing the background and dynamics of legal reform programs
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Unit participation

Due: n/a
Weighting: 20%

Active attendance and engagement with lecture and tutorial materials and discussions 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will have practical knowledge about a variety of methodological techniques related to assessing the background and dynamics of legal reform programs
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Delivery and Resources

Lecture and tutorial times, and locations

 

For current updates, lecture times and classrooms please consult the MQ Timetables website: https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017/

 

 

Unit Schedule

TBA

Learning and Teaching Activities

Book review

Students write a book review of 800 words on Forsyth's "A Bird that Flies with Two Wings"

Essay

Students write a 3000-word essay on a range of topics and based on research

Media portfolio

Students compile and discuss a portfolio of media representations

Unit participation

Active participation and engagement with lecture and tutorial materials and discussions

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html

Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

Results

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Student Enquiry Service

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

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Graduate Capabilities

Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment tasks

  • Book Review
  • Essay
  • Media portfolio

Creative and Innovative

Our graduates will also be capable of creative thinking and of creating knowledge. They will be imaginative and open to experience and capable of innovation at work and in the community. We want them to be engaged in applying their critical, creative thinking.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment tasks

  • Book Review
  • Essay
  • Media portfolio
  • Unit participation

Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative

We want our graduates to have emotional intelligence and sound interpersonal skills and to demonstrate discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgement. They will exercise initiative as needed. They will be capable of risk assessment, and be able to handle ambiguity and complexity, enabling them to be adaptable in diverse and changing environments.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment tasks

  • Book Review
  • Essay
  • Media portfolio
  • Unit participation

Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills

Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Students will have practical knowledge about a variety of methodological techniques related to assessing the background and dynamics of legal reform programs
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment tasks

  • Book Review
  • Essay
  • Media portfolio
  • Unit participation

Problem Solving and Research Capability

Our graduates should be capable of researching; of analysing, and interpreting and assessing data and information in various forms; of drawing connections across fields of knowledge; and they should be able to relate their knowledge to complex situations at work or in the world, in order to diagnose and solve problems. We want them to have the confidence to take the initiative in doing so, within an awareness of their own limitations.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment task

  • Essay

Effective Communication

We want to develop in our students the ability to communicate and convey their views in forms effective with different audiences. We want our graduates to take with them the capability to read, listen, question, gather and evaluate information resources in a variety of formats, assess, write clearly, speak effectively, and to use visual communication and communication technologies as appropriate.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment tasks

  • Book Review
  • Essay
  • Media portfolio
  • Unit participation

Engaged and Ethical Local and Global citizens

As local citizens our graduates will be aware of indigenous perspectives and of the nation's historical context. They will be engaged with the challenges of contemporary society and with knowledge and ideas. We want our graduates to have respect for diversity, to be open-minded, sensitive to others and inclusive, and to be open to other cultures and perspectives: they should have a level of cultural literacy. Our graduates should be aware of disadvantage and social justice, and be willing to participate to help create a wiser and better society.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment tasks

  • Essay
  • Unit participation

Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible

We want our graduates to be aware of and have respect for self and others; to be able to work with others as a leader and a team player; to have a sense of connectedness with others and country; and to have a sense of mutual obligation. Our graduates should be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • - Students will understand the ways in which institutions and interactions of human society develop conceptions of human rights and justice and shape related laws and regulations; Students will have critical anthropological understandings of legal issues, justice, access to justice, legislation, and the importance of these studies to development work that focuses on legal reform
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to engage in debates about the importance of legal anthropology and justice studies, and engage in debates about the importance of these studies for development work in two essays. Students will have knowledge and confidence to competently discuss and apply assessment criteria and methods to assess and develop legal reform programs.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment tasks

  • Media portfolio
  • Unit participation

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Our graduates will have enquiring minds and a literate curiosity which will lead them to pursue knowledge for its own sake. They will continue to pursue learning in their careers and as they participate in the world. They will be capable of reflecting on their experiences and relationships with others and the environment, learning from them, and growing - personally, professionally and socially.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Students will have practical knowledge about a variety of methodological techniques related to assessing the background and dynamics of legal reform programs
  • Students will adevelop their oral presentation and communication skills through class presentations and workshop discussions. Students will improve their critical skills by learning how research data is produced and how choices made by researchers affect the outcome.
  • Students will improve problem-solving skills through research design activities and by engaging in various forms of data analysis.

Assessment task

  • Unit participation