ASP214 - Justice and Equality

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: George Duke
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASP314, ASP319, ASP320, ASP414

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

This introduction to political philosophy will provide an overview of a number of contemporary views regarding justice, liberty, equality, and democracy. In particular, the unit will involve a detailed consideration of Liberalism, Marxism, Contemporary Feminism, Critical Race Theory and Communitarianism.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Identify and discuss in a reflective and critical way, in essay format, some of the philosophical problems raised by political philosophy

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication
ULO2

Construct essay-length arguments of your own using language that is concise, clear and conforms to the standards of academic scholarship (e.g., proper referencing of sources)

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving
ULO3

Interpret, understand and engage critically with a range of primary and secondary philosophical texts relating to contemporary political philosophy

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Research and Writing Exercise 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 6
Assessment 2 - Essay 2400 words
or equivalent
60% Week 11
Assessment 3 - Seminar/Online Exercises 600 words
or equivalent
15% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ASP214
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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