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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2155: Jurisprudence

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to encourage you to reflect upon the relevance and significance of abstract, theoretical and philosophical ideas for your doctrinal legal studies. It will introduce you to theories about the nature, purposes and authority of law, enable you to develop your powers of analytical and critical thought and give you the opportunity to develop techniques of independent, abstract and systematic analysis.

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. demonstrate understanding of theoretical approaches to the nature, purposes and authority of law;
2. demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of the theoretical schools of thought covered on the module;
3. identify, explain, critically assess and analyse issues arising in key areas of jurisprudence;
4. deal with complex issues and problems arising in jurisprudence, reach appropriate and reasoned conclusions and offer analysis and criticism of theoretical arguments in these areas.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. integrate and assess information from theoretical sources using appropriate techniques;
6. select, integrate and present relevant theoretical arguments coherently and reflectively.
Personal and Key Skills7. manage relevant learning resources, information and learning strategies, and develop your own arguments and opinions with minimum guidance;
8. work independently to complete a specified task.