Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3009: Critical Issues in Human Dignity and Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Note: the syllabus will vary slightly every year to reflect the latest developments in the international discussions on dignity.
1. Introduction to the concept of human dignity - Identifications of legal fields and key issues - Contextual location in time and places - Academic responses to the increasing uses of dignity in law
2. Discussion of key examples of legal uses of dignity (indicative list only) - Introduction: identification of issues and apparent paradoxes - Selected issues:
Human dignity and equality - Human dignity and autonomy - Dignity and life - Dignity and welfare - Dignity and integrity - Dignity and work - Dignity and time
3. Critical assessment of uses of dignity as a legal concept - Awareness of scholarly motives, background and wider agenda - Implication of methodological choices on scholarly analysis - Proposing a definition of human dignity: method and substance
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||24||12 x 2 hour lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||3||3 x One hour workshop|
|Guided independent study||48||Study group for lecture preparation and work|
|Guided independent study||18||Workshop Preparation|
|Guided independent study||57||Independent reading and research|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).