LAW AND (DIS)ORDER

LST1LOJ

2020

Credit points: 15

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, we 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 addresses the 'Global Citizenship' Essential by considering how citizens, states and the law advance and sometimes impede cross cultural understanding, equality and human rights. This subject is a first year core for the 'Crime, Justice and Legal Studies' interdisciplinary major in the Bachelor of Arts and a first year core for the Bachelor of Criminology.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLST1LAS OR LST1CCR OR LST1LLC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship that exists between law, social and legal change, and political, economic and cultural contexts
02. Identify ways in which the law reflects and constitutes varying forms of social relations
03. Critically reflect upon key issues and debates relating to law, justice and global citizenship
04. Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and cultural considerations related to law and justice issues
05. Communicate about law and justice issues in a manner that is clear and concise and reflects an interdisciplinary perspective.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h 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 1.50 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1200 word Research EssayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Analytical Exercises (1600 words equivalent) One two-part Analytical Exercise (600 words) and one Media Analysis (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6
3 online quizzes (equivalent to 1,000 words) The subject content is delivered in three sections. Each quiz will focus on a single section and the key concepts and issues addressed within it.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h 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 1.50 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1200 word Research EssayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Analytical Exercises (1600 words equivalent) One two-part Analytical Exercise (600 words) and one Media Analysis (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6
3 online quizzes (equivalent to 1,000 words) The subject content is delivered in three sections. Each quiz will focus on a single section and the key concepts and issues addressed within it.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h 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 1.50 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1200 word Research EssayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Analytical Exercises (1600 words equivalent) One two-part Analytical Exercise (600 words) and one Media Analysis (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6
3 online quizzes (equivalent to 1,000 words) The subject content is delivered in three sections. Each quiz will focus on a single section and the key concepts and issues addressed within it.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h 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 1.50 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1200 word Research EssayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Analytical Exercises (1600 words equivalent) One two-part Analytical Exercise (600 words) and one Media Analysis (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6
3 online quizzes (equivalent to 1,000 words) The subject content is delivered in three sections. Each quiz will focus on a single section and the key concepts and issues addressed within it.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusanne Davies

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.50 h 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 1.50 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1200 word Research EssayN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Analytical Exercises (1600 words equivalent) One two-part Analytical Exercise (600 words) and one Media Analysis (1000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO6
3 online quizzes (equivalent to 1,000 words) The subject content is delivered in three sections. Each quiz will focus on a single section and the key concepts and issues addressed within it.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5