Current Issues in Law and Justice (11263.1)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the working of relevant laws in the selected field, the policy behind the law and its place in the system of justice;
2. Explain the implications of legal issues in the selected field, including where relevant international obligations in that field; and
3. Critically analyse and solve problems in the selected field and to explore particular topics in the selected field in depth.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.
Students must have passed at least 36 credit points, including unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
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There are no required textbooks. Students will be introduced to reading material prior to commencement of the unit and during the teaching period, with information in lectures and on Canvas (check both the 'Modules' section and the 'Reading List').
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The unit is taught on an intensive basis. Extensions will not be granted without a formal UC Extension Request Form. There are no retrospective extensions.
Special assessment requirements
All assessment items must be attempted in order to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This unit is taught on an intensive basis, with all content being delivered in only two weeks, from 5:30pm-9:30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the first week and from 5:30pm-9:30pm on Monday and Wednesday in the second week. Despite being taught on in a two week period, students should expect to invest the time required for a 3 credit point unit
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums