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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Describe, discuss, explain, analyse and critique a selection of key feminist and other critical theories
- Explain, appraise and evaluate feminist and critical strategies and methods
- Apply feminist and other critical theories to analyse law or legal issues, and generate new perspectives
- Design, plan and execute a substantial piece of written scholarship, with some independence
- Engage in communication and debate with peers and staff in ways which respect social and cultural diversity
Indicative AssessmentIndicative 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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WorkloadThree contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
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