CRIMINOLOGY SKILLS

LCR1CSS

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully study and achieve in their course. Students will learn legal research skills relevant to the practice of Criminology. This will be guided and supported through applied learning activities to examine and apply effective techniques of time management and develop the capacity to work effectively as part of a team, and to practice critical thinking and reflection. The subject will have a strong emphasis on the development of appropriate oral and written communication skills, including grammar, referencing, essay and report writing, presentation and conflict resolution skills. In-class activities and assessment tasks will be directed to building and assessing these skills in a Criminology context, using practical examples and current issues in the discipline.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNicole Ryan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesSeminar exercises, online activities, portfolios, reflective career influence activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into: LBCR ;LBCRB - Bachelor of Criminology LZCPY;LZCPYB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science SZCYCR Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Criminology

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop study and career management strategies
02. Develop and apply time management and communication strategies to work effectively as a member of a team
03. Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and structure of different writing genres, such as essays, reports and literature reviews
04. Employ effective oral communication practices in informal and formal class contexts
05. Prepare written academic assessments to an appropriate standard
06. Analyse arguments and provide critical responses

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Ryan

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment (Skills exercises) - 1500 word equivalent These will consist of a series of online activities, available through the LMS for students to complete during the semester. These will be designed to provide formative feedback in relation to both academic and career management skills

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Team Presentation 500 word equivalent (individual) Teams will research and present on a topic related to a current issue in Criminology

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

Research Writing (2000 words) Topic will relate to a current issue in criminology practice. Students will be required to demonstrate ability to write for different audiences and purposes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Ryan

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment (Skills exercises) - 1500 word equivalent These will consist of a series of online activities, available through the LMS for students to complete during the semester. These will be designed to provide formative feedback in relation to both academic and career management skills

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Team Presentation 500 word equivalent (individual) Teams will research and present on a topic related to a current issue in Criminology

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

Research Writing (2000 words) Topic will relate to a current issue in criminology practice. Students will be required to demonstrate ability to write for different audiences and purposes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicole Ryan

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment (Skills exercises) - 1500 word equivalent These will consist of a series of online activities, available through the LMS for students to complete during the semester. These will be designed to provide formative feedback in relation to both academic and career management skills

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Team Presentation 500 word equivalent (individual) Teams will research and present on a topic related to a current issue in Criminology

N/AOral presentationGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

Research Writing (2000 words) Topic will relate to a current issue in criminology practice. Students will be required to demonstrate ability to write for different audiences and purposes.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3, SILO5, SILO6