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This unit will explore the mythical foundations of modern law and illustrate how science fiction, and more specifically climate fiction, may represent a new “mythology for the future”. Students will be asked to read a selection of contemporary works of climate fiction and discuss their possible relevance in the legal realm, with particular reference to environmental law and Earth Jurisprudence.
Topic 1: Law and mythology
Topic 2: Law and science fiction
Topic 3: Science fiction as a new mythology for the future
Topic 4: Earth Jurisprudence and climate fiction
Topic 5: The possible role of climate fiction in the legal realm
Topic 6: Critical analysis of some works of climate fiction
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of law, mythology and science fiction||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss how science fiction may represent a new mythology for the future||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|3||demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of Earth Jurisprudence||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||discuss the possible relevance of climate fiction in the legal realm||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|5||discuss the relationship between Earth Jurisprudence and climate fiction||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|6||employ critical thinking to analyse climate fiction as a new mythology for the future||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
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