HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights (8)
This subject will provide theoretical understanding and context for human rights practice within the human services. The subject covers the history and theories of human rights, human rights instrumentalities and human rights activists and movements. It outlines a social work practice framework that draws on a human rights framework, including anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice.
Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Assumed Knowledge
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of human rights theories
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the history of human rights in an international context
  • have an understanding of human rights instrumentalities, human rights activists and human rights movements in an international context
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of concepts of antidiscriminatory and antioppressive practice
  • be able to explain and apply human rights principles to social work practice
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the implications of human rights for social work practice
The subject will cover the following topics:
- History of human rights - Theories of human rights - Three generations of human rights - Human rights in a globalised world - Human rights instrumentalities, human rights activists and human rights movements - Anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice - Human rights and social work
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.