6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
Topics covered include: the guarantees of fundamental liberties; the role of the Conference of Rulers; relations between the federation and the states; the judiciary; special and emergency powers; processes of constitutional amendments; the separation of powers doctrine; the methods, techniques and attitudes of the Malaysian judiciary in constitutional interpretation.
On completion of this unit students should:
- have acquired an understanding of the functioning of the Malaysian constitutional system
- have acquired an appreciation of contemporary issues relating to the constitutional and political systems of Malaysia
- be able to see the dynamics of constitutional change in the context of a developing society, with a diversity of races, religions and cultures.
Research assignment (5000 words): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 50%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
See also Unit timetable information