Postgraduate Module Descriptor
LAWM689: The Family, Law and Social Change
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
• Family definition and the law – responses to social change and medical technology.
• Equality and vulnerability – autonomy, financial remedies and shared parenting.
• The legal meaning of domestic violence – a struggle between accepted and marginalised knowledge.
• Cultural and religious diversity, child protection and marriage.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||15||6 x 2.5 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||100||Seminar preparation and independent reading|
|Guided independent study||35||Assessment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).