DISCRIMINATION AND THE LAW
Credit points: 15
Discrimination and unfavourable treatment form the basis of inequality and the exclusion of citizenship in both public and private spheres. In this subject, we examine the concepts of formal and substantive equality and the limits and possibilities of Australian anti-discrimination legislation for eliminating discrimination and promoting equality within a broader societal context. We also evaluate the extent to which law itself perpetuates, or contributes to, varying forms of social inequality and regulation. The specific topics that we focus on include: race; religion; sex (including sexual harassment, and pregnancy-related discrimination); sexuality; age; and disability (including intellectual and physical impairment, as well as the controversies associated with discrimination on the grounds of obesity, mental illness and physical appearance)
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicola Henry
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Legal Studies or Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities or Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.
Incompatible subjects LST3DAL
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Weekly readings available via LMS and/or e-reserve in the library||Prescribed||N/A||N/A|
Select to view your study options…
Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicola Henry
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Eight weekly quizzes (500 word equivalent)||15|
|One 1500-word research essay||40|
|One 35-minute exam (500-word equivalent)||15|
|One peer review task (1000-word equivalent)||20|
|Seven weekly blogs (700 words equivalent)||10|