Courses & Units

Sociology of Law HGA307

Hobart

Introduction

Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are to evaluate the social basis of the construction of the legal subject; to assess liberal conceptions of rights and justice; and to analyse the relationship between law and social inequality by considering issues related to rurality, disability, class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.

Summary

Unit name Sociology of Law
Unit code HGA307
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Dr Max Travers

Teaching staff

Dr Max Travers

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 090301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HAF209, HAF309

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly

Off Campus: Online lecture recordings and online participation

Assessment

500 word assignment or equivalent (10%), 3,000 word assignment (40%), 2 hr exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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