LAWS40047 - Introduction To Law In Australia

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides students with an introduction to law in Australia, but with a special emphasis on pre-colonisation Indigenous Australan legal systems, and how these systems have been impacted by Western legal systems. The unit gives students a basic introduction to various types of law in contemporary Australian society, including criminal, civil and administrative law. In line with the unit's Indigenous Australian focus, there is also an emphasis on Native Title and property law, and the ways in which these may affect Indigenous Australians.

Details

Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Non-award unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 100% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Positive feedback on content material.
Recommendation
Continue to update the research material. The unit will also make sure that the correct protocols are followed when referring to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Action Taken
Lecturers have regularly provided updated material on Moodle. Students are directed to follow correct protocols and terminology when relating to Aboriginal and Torres Islander people through feedback on the assessments and information provided on Moodle.
Source: Unit evaluation responses
Feedback
Positive feedback about Moodle content
Recommendation
Continue to provide links to online resources for students for research and make sure that they are mainly sourced from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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