Current Issues in Law and Justice B (11782.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|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)
Learning outcomesOn successful 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. Evaluate the implications of legal issues in the selected field, including where relevant international obligations in that field; and
3. Critically analyse and solve legal problems in the selected field and to explore particular topics in the selected field in depth.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
Prerequisites11251 Foundations of Law and Justice
|Teaching start date
|27 November 2023
|Mr Rob MacLean
|27 May 2024
|Dr Sascha Dov Bachmann
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 the 'Reading List').
Submission of assessment items
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 three weeks, from 10:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Despite being taught in a three week period, students should expect to invest the time required for a 3 credit point unit. Students are strongly recommended to watch the video lectures and commence the readings prior to the Workshops.
Assessment will relate to, and take place in, workshops, so students who are unable to attend will need to negotiate this with the Unit Convenor.
Required IT skills
In this event that we need to move online, this unit will involve 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