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Complete this Open Universities Australia and RMIT University unit to learn about the role of law in society, justice and morality. Jurisprudence is essentially the theory, science or philosophy of law – this means that it is an umbrella for quite a number of topics, including the nature of law itself. You will be exposed to several theories and approaches to the philosophy of law during this unit, from positivism to feminist jurisprudence.
During this online Jurisprudence unit you will be made aware of a number of approaches to contemplating and studying law. You will gain an understanding of the philosophical approaches to law, as well as the social science perspective, and become aware of how the field of law perceives itself.
You will also become familiar with the leading theories of jurisprudence, and will gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these theories. You will be able to discuss these in an articulate manner, with appropriate use of legal terminology.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into the following course:
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in or intending to complete the following unit:
In this law unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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The knowledge gained during this unit will be applicable to a range of other units within the field of law. Having an understanding of jurisprudence will also aid you in understanding other legal subjects.
You will develop your ability to work within a team through collaborative work with your peers, and will thus be encouraged to develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively. As with any subject within the field of law, you will be expected to make careful choices with regard to language, and to use legal terminology accurately.
During the unit you will be expected to progress to a point where you can confidently identify assumptions and theories underpinning the legal and political arguments that factor into decisions regarding legal reform.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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