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Unit of Study LAW10170 - Race and the Law (2014)

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  • Pre-requisites

      96 credit points in any SCU units

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 Identify describe and analyse the theoretical foundations of CRT.
2 Critically appraise the foundations of liberal theory
3 Explain the role of law in the organisation of society along racial lines and hierarchies.
4 Evaluate how CRT might contribute to change society, in particular, the racial lines and hierarchies embedded in society.
5 Assess the extent to which America and Australia have taken public as well as private law approaches to eradicate racism, and whether such approaches have succeeded or failed.
6 Demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of CRT

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

  1. Identify describe and analyse the theoretical foundations of CRT.
    • GA1:
  2. Critically appraise the foundations of liberal theory
    • GA1:
  3. Explain the role of law in the organisation of society along racial lines and hierarchies.
    • GA7:
  4. Evaluate how CRT might contribute to change society, in particular, the racial lines and hierarchies embedded in society.
    • GA1:
    • GA7:
  5. Assess the extent to which America and Australia have taken public as well as private law approaches to eradicate racism, and whether such approaches have succeeded or failed.
    • GA1:
  6. Demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of CRT
    • GA5:

Prescribed learning resources

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