Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Politic Sc & Internat Studies

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Assignment and exam

Course coordinator

Dr Trajce Cvetkovski

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course will be offered as the Level 2 POLS2116 in 2014 and will move to the Level 3 POLS3116 from 2015. Students who commenced their program prior to 2014 and who wish to obtain credit for this course as a Level 2 should enrol in this course in 2014. From 2015 students who complete this course will obtain credit as a Level 3 course. Please note: the course Levels are not interchangeable ¿ if the course is completed as a Level 2 it cannot be credited as a Level 3. This course will examine the political character of the legal system in Australia, including the political dimensions of how the courts' decision-making affects contemporary political issues. The first section of the course considers the legitimacy of the law, and the difference between formal and substantive conceptions of justice. The second section of the course considers the structure of the independent judicial system in the Australian constitutional system of governance, including the influence of international norms. The final section of the course investigates key policies and issues.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile