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FP0105 - Legal Studies

[Not offered in 2011]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Law Office

Available to students enrolled in the JCU Foundation Program.

This course assists students to develop the tools and strategies they will need in order to successfully identify and interpret the numerous legal situations and issues that arise in their everyday lives. It will also give them a brief overview of their legal rights and obligations in certain situations that they will encounter.

Learning Outcomes

  • recognise common social situations which have legal implications for their daily lives;
  • explain their legal rights and responsibilities;
  • apply a knowledge of the law with respect to the interrelationships among individuals, society and the rule of law in Queensland, Australia and the rest of the world;
  • understand the processes, operations and structure of our legal system so that that they may be more informed and responsible members of the community in which they live;
  • use strategies and tactics that enable them to use rational and objective methods as well as qualitative and subjective judgments when examining social and legal issues.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area.

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.