Law and Society (6599.4)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Canberra Law School||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop a basic familiarity with concepts in the sociological study of law and society;
2. Improve their skills in accessing and interpreting relevant academic literature;
3. Enhance skills in thinking critically about socio-legal issues;
4. Develop skills in comparing institutions and practices;
5. Enhance skills in planning and carrying out empirical research; and
6. Enhance skills in applying research findings within a policy environment
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
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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S Bottomley and S Bronitt, Law in Context, 4th ed. Federation Press, 2012
Readings on Reserve:
"Chapter 1 An Introduction to Law and Soceity", M Lippman, Law and Society, SAGE Publications, 2015
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please see details under each assessment item in a prior section.
Special assessment requirements
All written assignments must be completed 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.
Response Essay 1 and 2 should address a question discussed in tutorials
Response Essay 1: Response to a tutorial question of student's choice discussed in weeks 1-4 (Tutorials 1, 2 and 3)
Response Essay 2: Response to a tutorial question of student's choice discussed in weeks 5-9 (Tutorials 4, 5, 6 and 7)
Tutorial questions will be posted on UCLearn prior to each tutorial.
Please see the details provided in the assessment schedule for Participation.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums