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Due to physical distancing requirements relating to the
COVID-19 pandemic, invigilated exams have been replaced with an equivalent
Property economics is fundamentally concerned with the economic management of property rights. In this unit you will examine the general principles of property, property rights and real property law with a focus on Queensland and applications in other states as required. You will examine topics including: the nature of real and personal property; customary property rights; the bundle of rights approach to ownership; lesser bundles of rights such as leaseholds, easements, covenants, and mortgages; property rights registration systems; legal principles and practices related to the administration of property rights.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Prerequisite: LAWS11030 or LAWS19031 or LAWS11054 or (LAWS11057 and LAWS11059)
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For end of term examinations Take-home exams have been incorporated. The temporary change from invigilated exams to take-home exams was supported by the accrediting body, the Australian Property Institute (API).
1 Written Assessment
Part A - (30 marks)
This task consists of an essay of no more than 2,000 words using standard citation style addressing a topic that will be published on the unit Moodle site. The task gives students the opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking and understanding applied to an issue related to property law and then communicate that view through the academic mechanism of an essay.
Your essay should:
Adopt a position agreeing or disagreeing with this statement.
Identify, present, discuss and analyse notions of private property, ownership and possession.
Identify, present, discuss and analyse appropriate legal materials to support your argument.
Use the conventions of essay style (e.g. structure, referencing).
Part B - (15 Marks)
This task will focus on an analysis of a case involving property law. The task gives students the opportunity to demonstrate critical thinking and understanding applied to a practical issue in property law. It consists of reading a case that will be set in the Moodle site and answering a set of questions requiring short answers.
Part C - (5 marks)
This task asks you to reflect upon this unit and your personal experience of it. This is not a unit evaluation question but one that asks you to consider your approach to the unit and your learning. The details of the questions for reflection will be set out in the Moodle site for the unit.
Assessment Due Date
Week 8 Wednesday (4 May 2022) 11:55 pm AEST
To be submitted via Moodle
Return Date to Students
Week 10 Wednesday (18 May 2022)
To be returned via Moodle
The assessment criteria for Part A includes knowledge, analysis & argument, writing style, presentation and referencing.
The assessment criteria for Part B is short answer response.
The assessment criteria for Part C is show answer response.
Full details of how these graded will found on the Moodle site.
Explain the nature and type of various proprietary rights in land
Examine the creation of various proprietary interests in land and analyse their relative enforceability at law and in equity
Formulate an informed decision by applying the relevant property rights principles and law arising out of an encountered fact situation
Apply appropriate style and terminology to communicate effectively in the discipline.
Information Technology Competence
Cross Cultural Competence
Complete an invigilated examination
During the examination period at a CQUniversity examination centre
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
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