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LA1103 - Law, Society and Change

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

This subject provides a contextual understanding of law as a phenomenon which can be viewed from a variety of perspectives. In particular, it provides students with the tools to critique law's outcomes and operations within the context of individuals, cultures and the environment as well as its position within domestic and international economic and political arrangements.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe and analyse modern legal issues as a complex interplay of factors at the individual, community, national, and international level;
  • communicate a specific knowledge of a range of topical problematic legal issues;
  • analyse law as a phenomenon capable of examination from a range of different perspectives.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully.
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Combinations:
LA1006

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Lecturer: Mr Neil Dunbar.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour tutorial/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); oral outline of assignment to be presented in tutorials (10%); assignments (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hour lecture/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour tutorial/week
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); oral outline of assignment to be presented in tutorials (10%); assignments (40%).

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.