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LA3105 - Constitutional Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject explores the relationships between the various levels of government: freedoms under the Constitution; parliament, judiciary and the separation of powers; taxation and excise duties; Australia's relationship with other countries; the commercial powers.

Learning Outcomes

  • an awareness of the significance of the Constitution to legal practice and in everyday life;
  • develop an ability to critically appraise political institutions, and acquire an informed view of the role of law in government;
  • develop the ability to research and analyse primary and secondary sources;
  • development of written and oral communication skills.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (70%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: LA1101 and LA1102
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA2013 and LA2014 and LA2004

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours tutorials - Synthesising session 1 hour per week
  • 26 hours workshops - 2 hours per week
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours tutorials - Synthesising session 1 hour per week
  • 26 hours workshops - 2 hours per week
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • 13 hours online Tutorials - Online collaborate sessions 1 hour per week
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.