The aim of this course is to engender critical thought about law. In particular, the course introduces students to feminist theories about law. A range of topics will be discussed using a diverse range of feminist and critical materials. Topics will include feminism within the academy, the concept of equality and violence against women as well as other topics.
At the conclusion of this course students should be able to:
- Describe particular feminist and other critical theories
- Use these theories to explore particular areas of law or legal issues such as discrimination, native title, abortion, violence against women, recognition of same sex relationships, and access to in vitro fertilisation.
This course aims to provide students with critical skills which they can bring to bear in any area of law, complementing and building on skills attained in Lawyers, Justice and Ethics and Legal Theory.
The proposed means of assessment for this course will provide students with the option of undertaking at least two pieces of assessment, including one piece during the semester. More information about the means of assessment, including the relationship between the assessment and the learning outcomes of the course will be available on the course home page by the first week of semester.
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Throughout the course there will be three hours of teaching per week. This will generally involve a one hour lecture and a two hour seminar. Students are generally expected to devote approximately 10 hours overall per week to this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Information about prescribed texts will be made available in the course outline. See the course home page.
Preliminary ReadingThe preliminary reading required for this course will be available from the course home page at least one week prior to the commencement of the course.
Indicative Reading ListA reading guide will be available on the course web page.
Assumed KnowledgeA knowledge of feminist and critical theory is NOT required before studying this course.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 3
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
- Domestic fee paying students
- International fee paying students
Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|9075||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person|