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Unit of Study LAW72011 - Why the State Needs to Kill: law, violence and the production of political authority (2018)

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  • Pre-requisites

      72 credit points in any university course
  • Co-requisites

      N/A
  • Co-requisites

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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 Analyse the explanatory models for state violence, its origins and its modes of expression
2 Analyse and engage with literary and theoretical accounts of state violence in different contexts.
3 Apply theories of race and the way it intersects with questions of state violence and authority
4 Critically analyse and distinguish between various modes of resistance to state violence

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

  1. Analyse the explanatory models for state violence, its origins and its modes of expression
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  2. Analyse and engage with literary and theoretical accounts of state violence in different contexts.
    • GA1:
  3. Apply theories of race and the way it intersects with questions of state violence and authority
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  4. Critically analyse and distinguish between various modes of resistance to state violence
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.