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LAWS4201 Dissertation (Law and Society) Part 1

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Law and Society [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
Content
The objective of the two dissertation units together is the production of a research dissertation of around 12,000 words on a topic of the student's choosing (in consultation with a supervisor) in the field of Law and Society. This research is carried out under the supervision of a staff member who discusses issues relating to the research with the student, reads and comments on drafts, and provides overall guidance.
Outcomes
Students are able to (on successful completion of the two dissertation units) produce a significant project demonstrating an appropriate level of mastery of theoretical constructs and, further or in the alternative, the operation of those constructs. The work shows independence of thought, consistent organisational skills, and developed argumentation and analysis.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a written proposal and presentation of the proposal at a methodology seminar (assessment continued) and (2) dissertation (assessment continued). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Claire Kaylock
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
LAWS3341 Investigating Law and Society or LAWS3344 Law and Contemporary Social Issues or LAWS3316 Law, Advocacy, Activism and Change
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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