To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
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.
A minor in Law and Society is not available to students who commenced the Bachelor of Education (Primary R-7), Bachelor of Arts from 1 January 2019.
The minor sequence is not available to students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary R-7) from 1 January 2020
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.
Program of study
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
CRIM1102 Criminal Justice System (4.5 units)
LEGL1201 Law in Australian Society (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
CRIM2301 Criminal Law in Context (4.5 units)
CRIM2205 Basics of Research Design and Methods (4.5 units)
Core- Year 3 topics
CRIM3402 Advanced Research Methods and Analysis (4.5 units)LLAW3256 Socio-Legal Theory (4.5 units)*
plus an additional 9 units from the following Option topics:
INTR2006 Debating Human Rights (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)
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)
SOCI3047 Shaping the Future (4.5 units)
WMST2015 Sex, Gender and the Law (4.5 units)
WMST3013 Gendering Politics and Policy: Justice, Rights and Representation (4.5 units)
* Students 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