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Law Honours (7039.5)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



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    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147981) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147980) - View

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    Students will undertake a program during which they will develop their honours thesis.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the ability to manage and complete a substantial research project under supervision;

    2. Demonstrate the ability to locate and utilise the most up-to-date primary and secondary sources relevant to the research project;

    3. Demonstrate knowledge of existing research paradigms and methodologies as reflected in an explicit justification of the choice of paradigm and methodology;

    4. Demonstrate the capacity to engage in critical thinking in both the evaluation of research literature and the formulation of original arguments; and

    5. Demonstrate mastery of written expression through (a) employing the basic principles of effective, grammatical and argumentative writing, (b) polishing multiple drafts under supervision, and (c) complying with the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 3.

    Contact Hours

    Meetings with supervisor as required.


    Approval of the Unit Convener. Entry to the LLB program. During their law studies, a student seeking admission to the Honours program must achieve at least a credit average in all law units undertaken at the University of Canberra, or have the potential of achieving a credit average in all law units counted towards their final Honours GPA, this being determined by averaging their scores in all eligible units in accordance with the Law Honours Policy.

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