This course looks at the way citizenship in law sits with broader notions of citizenship; it compares the legal notion of citizenship with the normative notion. The course also uses Australia as a case study to look at citizenship law and policy. There will also be a strong comparative country aspect to the course.
It is expected that the following topics will be covered:
- Introduction: the concept of citizenship
- Citizenship and constitutions
- Birthright citizenship
- Citizenship by grant
- Citizenship by descent
- Citizenship and administrative law/merits review
- The difference that citizenship makes
- Loss of citizenship
- Dual citizenship
- Post-national citizenship
- International law and citizenship/nationality
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify, investigate and explain, to demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of the principles underlying the theoretical debates about citizenship;
- Identify, interpret and critically examine the relationship between the theoretical debates and citizenship law;
- Identify and explain the complex principles, concepts and elements of citizenship law
- Investigate, synthesise, evaluate and discuss the policy issues arising from the principles, policies and law considered in the course; and
- Plan, design and individually execute a substantial research based project that identifies and critically examines aspects of citizenship law and policy, using relevant research principles and techniques to provide practical solutions to complex problems.
- Group class presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research essay — 7000 words (90) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThere is no prescribed text for this course.
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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