- Ms Emma R McClean (Senior Lecturer - Westminster University)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminar||11 x 2 Hour Seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OR ASSIGNMENTS UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 3,000 WORDS||80%|
|Semester Assessment||ORAL PRESENTATION||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT OF UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 3,000 WORDS TO BE RESUBMITTED, IF FAILED||80%|
|Supplementary Assessment||ORAL PRESENTATION OR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IN LIEU OF AN ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of general methodological issues in human sciences
2. To demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Jurisprudential and Comparative issues in Law and Criminology
3. To understand and appreciate the Jurisprudential and Comparative presuppositions and implications of legal and criminological research in general
4. To engage in Jurisprudential and Comparative debate in the context of legal and criminological research
5. To demonstrate an understanding of the implications of Jurisprudential and Comparative issues within the context of a particular research project
6. To present a critical and well-informed understanding of the contribution of methodological, jurisprudential and comparative reflection to the effective development of an original research project in the field of Law and Criminology
This module provides training in (a) an appreciation of the philosophical and epistemological foundations of legal and socio-legal research and research in cognate interdisciplinary fields and of the different objectives and principles inherent in each of these fields; and (b) the location, reading and use of different media, in particular literary and historical sources, as compared with conventional legal sources, material and documentation.
- Secondary sources and historiography
- Comparison of law: methodological aspects and theories
- Supranational dimension of law (international, european, cross border)
- Influential theoretical schools and streams
Note: The precise syllabus of this course may vary slightly subject to teaching staff and students interests.
Throughout the module, students will practise and develop their skills of research, analysis, time-management, oral and written presentation. In seminars they will develop their ability to listen, understand and explain subject related topics as well as present a point of view orally and discuss their thoughts with the rest of the class; their assignments will enable them to develop their skills of independent research, analysis, presentation and writing (including data collection and retrieval, IT and time management). All learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in any legal profession.
This module is at CQFW Level 7