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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2102: Art and Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

  • The key aim of the module is to provide you with the opportunity to explore the rich relationship between various areas of law through art, thereby deepening your understanding of the intersections of law in general and especially its impact on cultural and social development.
  • The module also aims to provide you with interdisciplinary learning opportunities that will generate rich and stimulating engagements both with the material and peers.
  • With a portion of the assessment based on a creative work, the module aims to develop and strengthen your appreciation of how the law filters and facilitates cultural production. The essay component of the assessment criteria aims to enhance critical thinking and creative argumentation skills.
  • Throughout the module, you will be challenged to nurture creative and analytical capacities that are particularly valued by employers. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the relationship between law and cultural production
2. Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of main areas of law and visual arts scholarship, using a wide range of appropriate concepts, interpretative techniques and terminology
3. Think critically and creatively through the production of an artistic output based on the application and critical analysis of relevant law and its practical application
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Exercise critical thinking and judgment concerning the assumptions and aspirations of law
5. Explain relevant information from primary and secondary legal sources using appropriate interpretative techniques
6. Engage with legal materials as a critical and creative reader
Personal and Key Skills7. Identify, retrieve, and use a range of library-based and electronic resources with minimum guidance
8. Manage time independently and efficiently in preparing for learning activities, to be proactive in developing your own learning, and to work independently within a limited time frame to complete a specified task