Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM689: The Family, Law and Social Change

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Staff-led seminars
Seminar 1: Family Definition and the Law - Responses to Social Change and Medical Technology
Seminar 2: Equality and Vulnerability – autonomy, financial remedies and shared parenting.
Seminar 3:
Seminar 4: The legal meaning of domestic violence: a struggle between accepted and marginalised knowledge.
Seminar 5: Cultural and religious diversity, child protection and marriage.
Seminar 6: Student-led seminar
Oral Presentation on topic critiquing article of student's choice relevant to selected summative essay topic.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
15 135 0

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities15 hours6 x 2.5 hour seminars
Guided independent study135 hoursIndependent study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).