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Learning outcomes

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, students will be able to:

No. Course learning outcome
1 Demonstrate a depth of disciplinary knowledge in at least one field in the arts, humanities and/or social sciences by applying discipline-based expertise to research, project, and work-based problems.
2 Synthesise knowledge, experience and practice by constructing and testing new arguments and proposing evidence-based solutions.
3 Communicate complex ideas and data effectively to diverse audiences through context-dependent forms of communication.
4 Critically analyse and evaluate competing sources of knowledge and information using a variety of different modes of communication.
5 Approach local and global challenges in research, professional practice, and civil life with personal integrity and intellectual rigor.
6 Apply ethical frameworks to academic research and inquiry by working productively and collaboratively in diverse groups and across disciplines and cultures.
7 Combine distinct forms of disciplinary knowledge to communicate in interdisciplinary contexts across different fields and areas of expertise.
8 Develop innovative and original interpretations and insights.

Bachelor of Laws

Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws course are intellectually rigorous, have cross-disciplinary knowledge, demonstrate master of legal subject matter, including techniques of statutory interpretation and legal reasoning, to satisfy admission to legal practice in Australia and become skilled technical lawyers. They are able to:

No. Course learning outcome
1 Integrate and critically apply knowledge, understanding and the skills and techniques associated with the discipline of law to effectively engage with the evolving nature of the discipline, legal profession and legal practice.
2 Define and critically analyse legal concepts and problems in their historical and contemporary context, formulate potential solutions and defend conclusions by evaluating relevant legal sources, ideas and evidence.
3 Communicate skilfully through appropriate use of media, technology and modes of communication with lawyers, clients and others, and enrich understanding and engagement of law and legal issues in various social contexts.
4 Skilfully access, synthesise, utilise and manage information through effective legal research strategies and responsible use of appropriate resources, tools, digital and other media.
5 Interact with law as a dynamic discipline by moving between disciplinary norms and conventions to re-interpret, reconstitute and reframe issues, problems, disparate ideas, observations and resources, and thereby generate novel ideas, tools, solutions and outputs.
6 Work productively, collaboratively and openly in diverse groups, settings and across cultural boundaries by making respectful, reasoned and ethical choices in personal and professional intercultural settings and through on-going self-reflection, acknowledging the culture, traditions and beliefs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other communities, and the contemporary and historical ways in which law interacts with issues of gender, race, religious belief and sexuality.
7 Integrate and synthesise legal and non-legal viewpoints and practices and work effectively across disciplinary and professional boundaries individually and with others to produce effective outcomes.
8 Engage in self-reflection and, within a coherent ethical framework, recognise different perspectives and roles in society, and make decisions consistent with professional responsibilities.
9 As engaged and reflective professionals, initiate and lead constructive change, especially for disadvantaged groups and individuals in the community, through responsible modes of persuasion and active participation with others.