ANIMAL WELFARE LAW AND POLICY

LAW3ANI

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will consider the relationship between people and animals in ethics, law, and society. Topics to be considered will include the legal classification of animals, companion animals, animals in the wild, regulation of the use of animals for food and entertainment, anti-cruelty laws, live export, animals used in scientific experimentation, zoos and circuses and international developments including public interest litigation in animal law. The subject also considers the political and social context in which law and policy is formulated and applied in animal law matters.  Students will also have the opportunity to enhance their research and writing skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in LVLGE, LVLGEB, LVLUE, LVLUEB, LWLAT, LWLATB, LWLBUSB, LWLINT, LWLMC, LWLPSB, LWLSC, LWLSCB, LZCOML must have completed LAW1LIM Legal Institutions and Methods and LAW2TOT Principles of Tort Law, or may enrol with permission of the subject co-ordinator or delegate. Students enrolled in other degrees must have completed at least 120 credit points in their degrees to enrol in this subject, or may enrol with permission of the Director of Programs or delegate.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVariousPrescribedVariousVarious
MediaVariousPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and discuss the common law and legislation impacting on the welfare of animals

Activities:
Online presentations Prescribed and optional reading Assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Analyse the political and social context in which law and policy is formulated and applied in animal law matters

Activities:
Online presentations Prescribed and optional reading Assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critique the capacity of current law to improve the welfare of animals

Activities:
Online presentations Prescribed and optional reading Research assessment task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate the capacity to reflect on the interaction between natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems

Activities:
Online presentations Prescribed and optional reading Research assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2017, Winter semester, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Lecture/Film Week: 27 - 28
Ten 1.0 hours lecture/film per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Directed Reading Week: 27 - 28
Twenty five 1.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Tests10 01, 02, 03, 04
5 minute presentation submitted online20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research Essay of 4000 words70 01, 02, 03, 04