Course handbook

Description

Criminal and Civil Law is an introduction to the Australian legislation and case law that deals with offences in both the public and private branches of law. It gives an overview of basic legal concepts, terminology and principles in both civil and criminal cases and considers the difference in their aims and outcomes. It also explores the wider context in which legal issues arise and the interrelationship between law, justice and society in the changing nature of law.


Availability2017 Course Timetables2018 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Online

  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. demonstrate knowledge of the categories, elements, defences and causes of crime.

2. demonstrate an understanding of civil law areas in which legal disputes commonly arise in Tort and Consumer Law.

3. demonstrate competence in academic, research, communication and study skills.

4. demonstrate the ability to locate, organise and analyse legal information from a variety of sources including legislation and cases.

5. demonstrate the ability to successfully engage with the university teaching and learning environments.

6. demonstrate a developing understanding of requirements of academic integrity and ethical conduct.


Content

Topics in EPHUMA247 Criminal and Civil Law include:

1.           Introduction to crime

2.           Criminology

3.           Murder

4.           Manslaughter

5.           Criminal Defences

6.           Punishment

7.           Consumer Law

8.           Negligence


Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.


Assessment items

Essay: Criminology

Quiz: Online Weekly Quizzes

In Term Test: Class Test - Criminal Law and Punishment

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Based Learning Question - Consumer Law

In Term Test: Take Home Exam - Problem Based Learning Question - Negligence


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks

Online

Tutorial

Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Face2Face Day x 2