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School of Law

SOLM271 Children, Law, and Society (B21)

Module Description

This module engages with legal and moral debates relating to children, at both the international and national levels. It examines a wide range of child-focused issues, such as those concerning colonialism, racialisation, sexuality, state regulation of the family, and children’s voices. You are introduced to relevant theories and studies, among which are theories of children’s rights, postcolonial and anti-racist scholarship, queer theory, criticisms of child development theories, and writing about risk and ‘moral panic.’

Applicable Groupings

Mode of Assessment

  • Weekly writing assignments
  • Independent research essay (5,000-7,500 words)

Credits

30 Credits