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.
Not offered in 2018
The unit focuses on providing the students with an understanding of fundamental aspects of the legal and constitutional systems of Malaysia and Singapore. Topics covered include the making of the Malaysian and Singapore constitutions, the King, Rulers and the Constitution, the 1983 Constitutional Crisis, the 1993 Constitutional Crisis, Emergency Powers and Preventive Detention Laws, the Malaysian Judiciary, religious freedom in Malaysia and Singapore's Presidency.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Apply knowledge and understanding of the key features of the constitutional systems of Malaysia and Singapore, with creativity and initiative to new situations for further learning;
- Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the significance of political and legal developments in relation to constitutionalism in Malaysia and Singapore;
- Conduct research into the fundamental aspects of the legal and constitutional systems of Malaysia and Singapore, based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods;
- Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts to Malaysian and Singaporean constitutional systems.
One 1,500 word research essay 30%;
Class participation 10%; and
Final exam (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading and noting time) 60%
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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