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LS2028: SCOTTISH LEGAL HISTORY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 14:09


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to the main points of Scottish legal history from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. In weeks one to eight, lectures and tutorials will provide a general overview as well as more detailed coverage on particular topics e.g. the legal literature and notable jurists, the development of the courts and procedure, and periods of flux and reform of the law. Workshops held in weeks nine and ten allow students to work on a (non-counting) group project charting the history of a legal rule.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Simpson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the main points of Scottish legal history from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries (eg. the legal literature and notable jurists, the development of the courts and procedure, periods of flux and reform). It will also introduce them to the method of doctrinal legal history.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

32 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment

In or around week three, students will be required to complete an online multiple-choice quiz, for which they will receive feedback instantly through myAberdeen. In or around week ten, students will be required to submit one non-counting answer of around 500 words to a question examined in the workshops. A model answer to the question will be provided and the students' work returned with written comments thereon. A feedback lecture will be held after the exam results are returned.

Feedback

Feedback will also be provided on an ongoing basis in tutorials in the form of tutors' responses to students' contributions in class.

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