Sub-major - Legal Studies

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1140.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

1652.9 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1823.5 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
6021.4 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

Students in this sub-major examine the nature and functions of law and law-making and the development of Australian and international legal systems. Students have the opportunity to investigate the key areas of law and justice, including family law, youth justice, and first peoples and the criminal justice system. This sub-major meets NSW Education Standards (NESA) content requirements for students who wish to teach Legal Studies in NSW Secondary Schools.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Di Dickenson
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Di Dickenson

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points.

200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law
200978 Legal Analysis and Critique

Choose two of

200984 Government and Public Law
102699 Youth Justice and Practice
200633 Family Law
102038 Crime Prevention and Community
102711 Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice
102916 First Peoples and Criminal Justice

Note: from 2022 this unit replaces 102712 First Peoples and Criminal Justice

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