LAWS3334 Law and Religion

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Law and Society major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
This unit invites students to undertake an interdisciplinary and comparative study of the relationship between law and religion. While the focus of the course is Australian law, students are invited to compare the Australian experience with overseas jurisdictions and international law. Classes cover a broad spectrum of topical issues which are considered from the viewpoints of a range of religions, belief systems and academic disciplines. Students undertake research into one issue of their choice in the broad area of law and religion.
Students are able to (1) explain the relationship between law and religion in Australia in a global context; (2) demonstrate basic knowledge of the breadth and complexity of issues in the discipline of law and religion; and (3) develop their skills in undertaking scholarly research of primary and secondary sources utilising legal and social sciences databases.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research project and (2) reflection journals. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Renae Barker
Unit rules
LAWS2227 Law in Action
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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