6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
Topics include: concepts of equality and discrimination; the Australian social context; the law developed around State and Federal anti-discrimination legislation primarily in sex discrimination; grounds of discrimination including sex, race, disability and sexuality discrimination, and (if time) discrimination based on political or religious belief or activity; areas of activity covered or exempted from the legislation; constitutional complications of the legislation; problems of proof; procedural issues and the remedies available to victims of discrimination; concludes by evaluating effectiveness of the legislation and alternative measures like affirmative action.
On completion of the subject a student should have:
- acquired knowledge of the problem of unjustifiable discrimination and its Australian social context, and of anti-discrimination laws and their application and interpretation
- developed their research and writing skills through preparing a research paper
- developed an understanding of the philosophical and legal concepts of equality and discrimination and the problems of the development of this area in the common law context
- developed the ability to think critically about concepts of equality, discrimination, special treatment, and the capacity and limits of law as a mechanism of social change.
Examination (1.5 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time): 60% and 2,000 word research assignment (40%).
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information
Dr Colin Campbell Research ProfileResearch Profile (http://monash.edu/research/people/profiles/profile.html?sid=6214&pid=3846)
For students enrolled in the LLB (Hons) course from 2015: LAW1111 Foundations of Law, LAW1112 Public Law & Statutory Interpretation, LAW1113 Torts, LAW1114 Criminal Law 1,LAW2101 Contract A , LAW2102 Contract B, LAW2111 Constitutional Law, LAW2112 Property A