|1||Name of Course||Jurisprudence|
|4||Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme||LAC5243 is one of the core subjects for SMSU program. The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with some important legal concepts, especially morality, justice, judicial precedent, and rights and duties; to enable the student to learn the similarities and differences between western and Islamic legal theories and concepts, and bring out the distinguishing features of the later; to encourage the student to explore the role of law and lawyers in the society with special reference to Malaysia; and to instil the capability among the student to study and solve contemporary socio-legal problems.|
|5||Semester and Year offered||Semester 10 (Year 5)|
|6||Student Learning Time
|7||Credit Value||3 (120/40 = 3.0 )|
|8||Pre-requisite (if any)||None|
|9||Learning outcomes||At the end of this course, students are able to:
|10||Transferable skills||Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through the process of lectures, tutorials and other activities that the instructor seem suitable.|
|11||Teaching-Learning and Assessment Strategy||Teaching-learning strategy:
The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.
|12||Synopsis||The course deals with ‘legal theories’ and ‘legal concepts’. These will include the following: nature and scope of jurisprudence and its relevance in the contemporary world; nature, scope and function of law as given by various schools of thought. The approach will be both expository and sensorial. Attempts will be made to determine the relevance of various legal theories in the modern legal systems. The concepts of justice, morality and their relationships with law; sources of law with special reference to judicial precedents; and rights and duties will also be discussed.
Relevant aspects of Islamic jurisprudence, wherever required, will be discussed.
|13||Mode of Delivery||Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.|
|14||Assessment Methods and Types||
|15||Mapping of the Course Learning Outcome/Module to the Programme Learning Outcomes||Refer to attachment|
Content Outline and the SLT per Topic
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE
|Course Learning Outcomes||Compliance to PO||Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs)||Assessment Tasks (ATs)|
|1- Describe various jurisprudential legal theories, like natural law theory, positivism, historical and social dimensions of law, and realism, the concepts of justice, morality, judicial precedents and rights and duties both from western as well as from the Islamic perspective; (LO1-CT4-K4)||3||Classroom lecture and discussion||Written test presentation|
|2- Apply these theories and concepts to solve various social problems; (LO3-PS3-P5)||3||Lecture, Tutorials and Presentation||Instructor evaluation of the presentation|
|3- Prepare research skills for conducting inter-disciplinary studies. (LO5-TS4-A5).||3||Assignments||Instructor evaluation of the assignment|