Content/Assessment:

Written short answer responses, class activities and essays

Group Presentations

Research topics about current legal and political issues

External 3 hour exam

Homework:

1 1/2 - 2 hours per week which Increases towards exams

Revision of weekly lessons

Important Points:

Note-taking skills are taught for revision

Essay planning and drafts are necessary

Recommended readings and textbook chapters should be summarized to enhance depth of knowledge and revision

There are opportunities to participate in out of class activities such as; court visits, Youth Parliament, United Nations activities and University extension courses that are credited towards first year university results

Students have said:

Keep your work well organised

You are able to choose the topics you prefer to study for the exam

You need to get into the habit of completing assignments and meeting deadlines

Listen to the news and read a variety of newspapers and journals

This subject really helped in Introduction to Law at UTAS