Modiwl SXL-3110:
Int. Law & Contemporary Issues

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Law

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1 a 2

Trefnydd: Dr Alison Mawhinney

Amcanion cyffredinol

The aim of this module is to provide undergraduate students with a broad and solid introduction to the area of International Law with a specific introduction to international human rights law, public international law, and international criminal law and other contemporary issues.

Cynnwys cwrs

The aim of this module is to enhance students’ understanding about the international context of law. Students will begin with the building blocks, starting with some of the fundamental principles of Public International Law. On grasping these core principles students will be well placed to move forward to more sophisticated examination of some core topics of international human rights law, and international criminal law in the context of contemporary issues.

Meini Prawf

C- i C+

C- to C+ • Knowledge of key areas/principles • Understands main areas • Limited evidence of background study • Answer focussed on question but also with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure • Arguments presented but lack coherence • Has several factual/computational errors • No original interpretation • Only major links between topics are described • Limited problem solving • Some weaknesses in presentation and accuracy

ardderchog

A- to A* • Comprehensive knowledge • Detailed understanding • Extensive background study • Highly focussed answer and well structured • Logically presented and defended arguments • No factual/computational errors • Original interpretation • New links between topics are developed • New approach to a problem • Excellent presentation with very accurate communication

da

B- to B+ • Strong knowledge • Understands most but not all • Evidence of background study • Focussed answer with good structure • Arguments presented coherently • Mostly free of factual/computational errors • Some limited original interpretation • Well known links between topics are described • Problems addressed by existing methods/approaches • Good presentation with accurate communication

trothwy

D- to D+ • Knowledge of key areas/principles only • Weaknesses in understanding of main areas • Limited evidence of background study • Answer only poorly focussed on question and with some irrelevant material and poor structure • Arguments presented but lack coherence • Several factual/computational errors • No original interpretation • Only major links between topics are described • Limited problem solving • Many weaknesses in presentation and accuracy

E- FAIL:• Insufficient to fulfil the associated learning outcomes • Deficiencies in Knowledge even of key areas/principles • No evidence of understanding, even of main areas • No evidence of background study • Answer relies on tangential material and lacks a coherent structure • No arguments presented • Many factual/computational errors • No original interpretation • No links between topics are described • No attempt to solve problems • The presentation is very weak containing many inaccuracies

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Apply knowledge of international law to actual or hypothetical factual scenarios.

  2. Critically evaluate the key sources of international law and how these apply to specific situations

  3. Critically assess a broad and critical appreciation of the history, theory and practice of international law

  4. Critically assess a critical understanding of fundamental legal principles in public international law, international human rights law, international criminal law in the context of contemporary issues.

  5. Critically appraise the broader political, cultural and economic contexts in which international law operates.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Examination of fundamental understanding 33
Exam on Application of Knowledge 67

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Private study

private study either alone or within study groups - students will be given significant direction and advice by tutor and module leader with respect to private study topics and objectives

156
Seminar

22 x 2 hour weekly seminars

44

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
  • Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Develop the ability to interpret legal rules and employ techniques of legal reasoning competently and efficiently in order to offer a range of solutions and conclusions to actual or hypothetical complex legal problems, all supported by relevant academic literature, jurisprudence and legislative research. Such solutions will be clearly communicated and presented
  • Develop the ability to analyse complex legal issues, set against the background of the political, social, economic or cultural contexts in which they may arise
  • Develop those skills which are necessary for scholarship and research in legal subjects, namely the ability to identify relevant primary and secondary legal sources and to retrieve accurate legal information using paper and electronic sources

Adnoddau

Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr

Most resources in the reading list will be drawn from sources already available to students through the library. Consideration will be given if a textbook is chosen to the cost of that textbook.

Rhestr ddarllen

A reading list is currently being developed.

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