Studies in Law 1

Course code EPHUMA147Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

Studies in Law 1 is an introduction to the Australian legal system. It explores the foundation of our legal heritage and specific areas of law. The major mode of delivery is lectures, although some audio visual is used.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
On-Line from CallaghanSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will have:
1. foundational knowledge of the Australian legal system and key legal concepts.
2. preparatory competence in academic, research, communication and study skills.
3. the ability to successfully engage with the university teaching and learning environments.
4. a developing understanding of requirements of academic integrity and ethical conduct.
ContentTopics in Studies in Law 1 include:
1. law in society
2. historical development of law
3. essay writing
4. constitutional law
5. structure of Australian government.
6. common law and statute law
7. the legal profession
8. court system
9. native title
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMultiple choice test
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay Plan 4%
Essay 16% 1200-1500 words.
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination.
Quiz - On-lineWeekly online quizzes.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA147