Institutions of Law and Government G (9582.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Graduate Level|| 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 outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Distinguish between different institutional arrangements, compare their characteristics and critique them in their specific context;
2. Explain the diversity of legal systems and governmental structures, display cultural sensitivity and adaptability and relate their relevance to the activities of business and government;
3. Apply comparative and international legal insights to examine the impact of different institutional arrangements on the operation of government and business domestically and transnationally;
4. Critique from theoretical, practical and policy perspectives the relationship between domestic and international legal structures and governance arrangements and their implications for transnational business activities and global economic governance.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Ms Jenny Duxbury|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Ms Jenny Duxbury|
Set readings and other materials (eg video clips) for this unit will be posted on UC Learn (Canvas) site.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Written assessment must be submitted by the required date and time (there is no reason why work cannot be submitted early, and this practice is actively encouraged). Students are expected to lodge assignments within the stipulated time limit. The onus rests on individual students to comply with the timetables for completing and submitting assessment. You should therefore learn to manage your time so that, for instance, printer or computer malfunction several hours before the deadline does not disqualify you from submitting assessment on time. Moreover, lecturers have responsibilities to ensure relative equity and fairness to the majority of students who perform on time, as well as other responsibilities that they have organised around the teaching and assessment timetable in a particular term.
There is no requirement for lecturers to mark assessment submitted late. However, in this unit the following practice will be followed. Late assignments that are submitted within seven days of the specified submission date and time will be accepted for marking. However, 5% of the mark assessed will be deducted for each day the assessment is overdue to a maximum cumulative penalty of 35% of the assessed mark. Late assignments submitted more than seven days after the prescribed date and time will not be accepted for marking. In this case a student will not receive any marks for the relevant piece of assessment.
These requirements will not be applied unfairly. They are intended to strike a reasonable, practicable balance between the different factors of relative equity amongst participating student and management of the lecturer's workload, including the on-going teaching program.
Where you, as a student, encounter genuine and exceptional circumstances that will or may prevent submitting an assignment on time you should immediately contact the the lecturer.
Genuine requests on reasonable grounds (e.g., unforeseen paid work commitments, child or family-care responsibilities, illness or family matters including bereavements) will not ordinarily be refused. In cases of illness, you may be required to produce a medical certificate.
Special assessment requirements
There are none.
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.
Inclusion and engagement
Students are expected to access the online materials regularly and to participate in all class activities.
Required IT skills
Basic IT literacy (online research tools and writing using Word)
Work placement, internships or practicums