ARTSC103-23B (HAM)

Rights and Reason

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
Academic Divisions
Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences Office
School of Social Sciences

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: monique.mulder@waikato.ac.nz

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: em.pooley@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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Students will develop critical thinking skills by reasoning about human rights. There are a range of aspects of Human Rights that benefit from critical analysis. Examples include asking what we mean when we talk about Human Rights, or asking whether the concept of Human Rights makes sense. When examining particular claimed Human Rights, how are they talked about, breached, enforced, theorized? (Examples may include: the right not to be enslaved, the right not to be tortured, LGBT rights, animal rights and climate rights).
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is taught partly online and partly face-to-face. It is Flexi, and can be completed without attending campus.

Lectures: this paper has no timetabled lectures. Lecture material will be delivered via the lesson activity on Moodle (see below).

Tutorials: students will sign up for a tutorial in the first week. The paper has face-to-face, zoom, and asynchronous (untimetabled) tutorial options. Note that some tutorials options will not appear on the timetable. Tutorial availability may change depending on numbers and teacher availability.

Students who attend zoom tutorials require a device with zoom software and working audio. No zoom tutorials will be recorded in this paper.

Students who cannot attend any of the timetabled tutorials may attend an asynchronous tutorial option. This will involve discussion on an online forum, and/or a Moodle activity. This will be completed at times of the student's choosing, 20 minutes a day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday each week.

This paper will run Kaupapa Māori and Pacific tutorial options: see Moodle for details.

Due dates for classes, online activities, and assessments are noted below.

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Required Readings

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There is no textbook for this paper. Most of the readings are embedded in the online lessons, and will be available through those lessons.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Recognise and paraphrase arguments in written texts regarding contemporary human rights issues
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  • Evaluate arguments discussing the basis of human rights and our moral obligations and duties, presented both orally and in writing
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  • Argue for a conclusion, both verbally and in writing
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  • Evaluate the reliability of online information sources
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
31 Jul 2023
11:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
21 Aug 2023
11:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay Plan
18 Sep 2023
11:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Tutorial presentation
15
  • Other: Oral presentation to tutorial group
5. Essay
16 Oct 2023
11:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Tutorials
15
7. Online lessons
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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