6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.
Not offered in 2017
For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7129
In this unit, students will critically examine the law of anti-discrimination in Australia. There will be a focus on the law's theoretical underpinnings, and underlying policy concerns. The unit will deal largely, although not exclusively, with Commonwealth anti-discrimination law. The latter portion of the unit will involve an examination of anti-discrimination principles in specific contexts drawn from, amongst others: the use of genetic testing to determine people's entitlement to particular benefits (such as favourable migration status); prohibitions on religious and racial vilification; same-sex marriage; and prohibitions on the wearing of religious clothing and artefacts
On completion of this unit a students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and understanding of recent developments in relation to anti-discrimination law in Australia with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning.
- Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the various anti-discrimination law and issues arising as a result of the law's theoretical underpinnings and underlying policy concerns.
- Conduct research into the legal position pertaining to, and policy concerns arising in respect of, the application of anti-discrimination principles based on knowledge of appropriate research principle and methods.
- Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to the application of anti-discrimination principles to specific contexts.
Research assignment (3,750 word): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 word): 50%
24 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements).