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Unit of Study LAW00112 - Constitutional Law (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the imposition on the Australian colonies of British law, and the gradual growth of political independence and nationhood, being aware of gender and race issues
2 demonstrate in discussion or in a written essay a knowledge of the Constitution of New South Wales and the Commonwealth Constitution;
3 analyse significant constitutional case law and explain its significance to constitutional law
4 demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within a team
5 demonstrate in discussion or a written essay an understanding of the cultural context and social and political impact of constitutional law, including the environmental, gender and race issues pertaining to constitutional law
6 describe and apply as part of a problem-solving exercise the doctrine of the separation of powers, the division of powers between the Commonwealth and the States and the significance of constitutional restrictions on Commonwealth and State powers
7 describe in discussion or in a written essay the impact of the Constitution on human rights and civil liberties.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the imposition on the Australian colonies of British law, and the gradual growth of political independence and nationhood, being aware of gender and race issues
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  2. demonstrate in discussion or in a written essay a knowledge of the Constitution of New South Wales and the Commonwealth Constitution;
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  3. analyse significant constitutional case law and explain its significance to constitutional law
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within a team
    • GA6:
  5. demonstrate in discussion or a written essay an understanding of the cultural context and social and political impact of constitutional law, including the environmental, gender and race issues pertaining to constitutional law
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA7:
  6. describe and apply as part of a problem-solving exercise the doctrine of the separation of powers, the division of powers between the Commonwealth and the States and the significance of constitutional restrictions on Commonwealth and State powers
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  7. describe in discussion or in a written essay the impact of the Constitution on human rights and civil liberties.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed learning resources

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