- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Law
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: Yes
Jurisprudence is the study of law and legal concepts in their historical, philosophical and sociological contexts
1 hour lectures Monday at 1000 and Friday at 1400 in Semester 1 together with 3 x 1 hours tutorials.
2 hour written examination - 2 questions in December exam diet
Main Assessment In: December
The aim of the course is to enhance students' understanding of law by placing it in its theoretical, philosophical and sociological contexts.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
On completion of the course, students will demonstrate an ability to state, analyse and evaluate the following:
Â· basic relations between law, justice and rights
Â· theories of natural law and human rights
Â· theories of legal system and legal order
Â· basic approaches in the sociology of law
In addition, students will demonstrate an ability to
Â· think and argue about legal concepts, topics and issues
Â· demonstrate skills of selecting relevant ideas, balancing and evaluating them
Â· present concepts and arguments both orally and in written form coherently and effectively
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must complete all elements of assessment.