To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
- Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
- Bachelor of Arts and Science
- Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary R-7), Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary R-7)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
A student may complete a major sequence of 36 units in Law and Society by completing two Year 1 topics (9 units), two Year 2 topics (9 units) and two Year 3 topics (9 units) plus two additional topics (9 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 topics listed in the program of study below.
A student may complete a minor sequence of 22.5 units in Law and Society by completing two Year 1 topics (9 units), two Year 2 topics (9 units) plus and additional topic (4.5 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 Topics listed in the program of study below. Students in the BEd(MSS)BA cannot complete a minor in Law and Society.
Law and Society is not offered as an extended major.
This major aims to produce students who understand the role of justice and policy development and application in providing mechanisms for the development of a just and equitable society. It addresses justice issues in a number of different areas and allows students opportunities to develop skills and an understanding of a range of justice areas, including young people, gender issues, business, health, education, mediation and advocacy.
On completing this major in conjunction with their other Bachelor studies students will be able to demonstrate:
- comprehensive understanding of the way justice systems operate in contemporary societies, both in Australia and internationally
- well-developed written and verbal communication skills
- skills as independent learners and workers, as well as skills for group and team work.
The following is the program of study for a 36 unit major sequence in Law and Society and should be read in conjunction with the course rule for the degree in which you are enrolled.
Major - Law and Society
Core - Year 1 topics
Core - Year 2 topics
CRIM2301 Criminal Law in Context (4.5 units)
plus an additional 9 units from the year 2 or 3 topics listed below*
Core - Year 3 topics
SOCI2025 Sociological Research: Design, Methods and Ethics (4.5 units)
plus an additional 9 units from the year 3 topics listed below*.
Option - Year 2 topics
INTR2006 Debating Human Rights (4.5 units)
LEGL2114 Regulating Small Business (4.5 units)
LEGL2117 Crimes Against Populations (4.5 units)
PHIL2601 Ethics for Professionals (4.5 units)
PHIL2608 Freedom, Law and Society (4.5 units)
PHIL2613 Global Justice (4.5 units)
SOCI2015 Sociology of Deviance (4.5 units)
WMST2015 Sex, Gender and the Law (4.5 units)
Option - Year 3 topics
CRIM3402 Advanced Research Methods and Analysis (4.5 units)
INTR3101 Global Inequality (4.5 units)
INTR3102 Controversies in International Relations (4.5 units)
ITAL3215 The Italian Mafia: Origin and Representations (4.5 units)
LEGL3112 Regulating Technology (4.5 units)
LLAW3256 Socio-Legal Theory (4.5 units)**
SOCI3047 Shaping the Future (4.5 units)
SOCI3049 Sociology of Law (4.5 units)
WMST3013 Gendering Politics and Policy: Justice, Rights and Representation (4.5 units)
XXXXxxxx International Protection of Human Rights (4.5 units)
XXXXxxxx International Trade Law and Development (4.5 units)
*Students may substitute up to 9 units of related year 2 or 3 topics with the approval of the Director of Studies, providing any individual topics prerequisites are met.
** Students intending to take LLAW3256 Socio-Legal Theory should also include PHIL1060 Critical Reasoning (4.5 units) or SOCI1001 Issues in Sociology (4.5 units) as part of their Bachelor of Arts electives.
Refer to Honours - Law and Society