units

LAW4108

Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2015

Synopsis

Topics covered include: the guarantees of fundamental liberties; the role of the Conference of Rulers; relations between the federation and the states; the judiciary; special and emergency powers; processes of constitutional amendments; the separation of powers doctrine; the methods, techniques and attitudes of the Malaysian judiciary in constitutional interpretation.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should:

  1. have acquired an understanding of the functioning of the Malaysian constitutional system
  2. have acquired an appreciation of contemporary issues relating to the constitutional and political systems of Malaysia
  3. be able to see the dynamics of constitutional change in the context of a developing society, with a diversity of races, religions and cultures.

Assessment

Research assignment (5000 words): 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Workload requirements

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.

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Prerequisites

LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104