• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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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.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  1. Describe, discuss, explain, analyse and critique a selection of key feminist and other critical theories
  2. Explain, appraise and evaluate feminist and critical strategies and methods
  3. Apply feminist and other critical theories to analyse law or legal issues, and generate new perspectives
  4. Design, plan and execute a substantial piece of written scholarship, with some independence
  5. Engage in communication and debate with peers and staff in ways which respect social and cultural diversity

Indicative Assessment

Indicative Assessment

1. Seminar Participation in 2 nominated seminars from Weeks 2- 12 (each seminar worth 5% of overall mark).
2. Reflection Paper 1 and 2 (each paper worth 15% of overall mark).
3. Research Paper (worth 60% of overall mark).


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Workload

Three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a program which includes the Bachelor of laws or Juris Doctor and completed or be completing five LAWS1000 or 6100 level courses or JD(O) and have completed LAWS8712 Australian Public Law and International Law B.

Fees

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4786 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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