Socio-legal Studies

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Socio-Legal Studies

Honours

Honours in Socio-Legal Studies requires 48 of credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

SLSS4101 Theory and Method in Socio-Legal Studies

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 2000wd Critical commentary (20%), 1x 1000wd equivalent Presentation (30%), 1x 3000wd Journal (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides theoretical and conceptual insights into socio-legal research, so students can reflect critically on their own research processes via the analysis of substantive topics, including policing, legal secrecy, surveillance, critical discourse analysis of race, sex and gender, and matters of indigenous law.
SLSS4102 Advanced Social Science Methodology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 500wd Ethics paper (10%), 1x 2500wd Critical essay (40%), 1x 3000wd Comparative essay (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines a range of sociological research methods, including their historical and political locations and logics, with a view to providing students with a strong methodological framework to situate their own research practices, and to produce greater reflexivity about social research and writing in sociology.

Honours thesis units of study

SLSS4103 Socio-Legal Studies Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x1hr supervision meeting/semester Mode of delivery: Supervision
This unit provides students the opportunity to begin developing their own research project working closely with their supervisors and engaging in activities that will facilitate the timely completion of their research. Activities may include drafting a literature and methods review, submitting an ethics application, and the scoping for fieldwork.
SLSS4104 Socio-Legal Studies Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 6x1hr supervision meeting/semester Assessment: 1x 18000-20000wd Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Working closely with supervisors, students produce an original piece of written socio-legal research, which may include the analysis of data gathered from fieldwork that is applied to relevant literature/s, or the writing of a thesis using secondary sources, which are analysed to produce an original contribution to knowledge.