Courses & Units

Sociology of Law HGA307

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 unit focuses on understanding legal practices and decision-making, the challenges in defining and implementing rights, the effectiveness of regulation, the crisis being experienced by civil courts, and the challenges facing the legal profession.

Summary

Unit name Sociology of Law
Unit code HGA307
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Ms Rashaam Chowdhury|Doctor Vicky Nagy
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key concepts, issues and theoretical approaches relating to the sociology of law.
  • Apply relevant sociological approaches to analyse the complex relationships between law and society.
  • Evaluate the implications of law in relation to social inequality.
  • Clearly communicate your ideas in written and verbal form.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090301 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

AssessmentTake Home Exam (40%)|Blog (10%)|Essay (40%)|Tutorial/Online Discussion Participation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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