LAW AND (DIS)ORDER

LST1LOJ

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

Are there differences in how people understand and experience law? How does law relate to social order and social change? And what is justice? In this subject, students examine law and legal issues as sites of contest where conflicting interests, understandings and agendas come into play. The insights and methods of the social sciences are used to explore law's interconnection with cultural, economic and political contexts as well as its role in constituting social relations within and across communities. Attention is focussed upon three key themes: law, legal consciousness and social order; crime, criminalization and justice; and global experiences of 'the rule of law'. Included within each of these is consideration of key concepts and contemporary issues of local and global significance. This subject is the first year core for the 'Crime, Justice and Legal Studies' interdisciplinary major in the Bachelor of Arts and a first year core unit for the Bachelor of Criminology, It is also an elective for the 'Global Citizenship' Essential.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LST1LLC, LST1CCR, LST1LAS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at first-year for the Crime, Justice and Legal Studies interdisciplinary major in the Bachelor of Arts.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between law and political, economic and cultural contexts

Activities:
Mini-Lectures, readings, workshop exercises and discussion; online activities, two-part exercise, quizzes, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Identify ways in which the law reflects and constitutes varying forms of social relations

Activities:
Mini-lectures, readings, workshop exercises and discussion, online activities, two-part exercise, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Identify and analyse the factors and processes involved in legal and social change

Activities:
Mini-lectures, reading, workshop exercises and discussions, online activities, quizzes, media analysis, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Critically reflect upon key issues and debates relating to law, justice and global citizenship

Activities:
Mini-lectures, readings, workshop exercises and discussion, online activities, essay, quizzes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Demonstrate and awareness of the ethical and cultural considerations related to law and justice issues

Activities:
Mini-lectures, readings, workshop exercises and discussion, online activities, quizzes, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

06. Employ an interdisciplinary perspective in communicating about law, justice and legal studies

Activities:
Mini-lectures, readings, workshop discussions, two-part exercise, online activities, media analysis, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1200 word research essay30 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
One 2-part 800 word exercise20 01, 02, 06
One 800 word media analysis20 03, 06
10 on-line weekly quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.5 hours evidence based learning per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Ten 1.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1200 word research essay30 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
One 2-part 800 word exercise20 01, 02, 06
One 800 word media analysis20 03, 06
10 on-line weekly quizzes (equivalent to 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 05, 06