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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3158: Law and Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims to develop your research skills. Above all, it aims to develop your critical analysis of existing arguments, and your creative ability to propose innovative solutions supported by persuasive reasoning. Since the topics will be chosen by the group, the module aims to develop your understanding of issues which are topical generally, and of particular importance to you.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Compare, analyse and synthesise the principal rules and theories relating to the given topic
2. Select and assess appropriate techniques of evaluation and to evaluate selected aspects of the given critically
3. Identify, explain and critically evaluate key issues in the given topic and to apply relevant rules and theories
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Integrate and assess information from primary and secondary legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques
5. Select, integrate and present coherently and reflectively, orally and in writing, relevant legal and theoretical arguments
6. Demonstrate knowledge of legal and philosophical concepts, and their political implications
Personal and Key Skills7. Interact effectively and proactively within a learning group, to share information and ideas, and to manage conflict
8. Communicate and engage in debate effectively and accurately, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the context
9. Work independently and to manage time efficiently in preparing for the prescribed learning activities and assessment
10. Manage relevant information and to develop own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance