Legal Studies (LGST) 230
The Canadian Legal System (Revision 3)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Precluded course: LGST 430. (LGST 230 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for LGST 430.)
LGST 230 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Sample course pages (PDF)
Questions? Contact the Course Coordinator Archie Zariski
This course is designed primarily for students who are interested in learning more about Canada's legal system, its history and development, and trends in Canadian law.
- Unit 1: What Is Law?
- Unit 2: Sources of law and Application of Canadian Law
- Unit 3: Canadian Constitutional Law
- Unit 4: Rights and Freedoms in Canada
- Unit 5: The Canadian Court System
- Unit 6: Judges and Lawyers
- Unit 7: Resolving Disputes outside the Court Room
- Unit 8: Future Trends in the Canadian Legal System
To receive credit for LGST 230, you must submit five assignments, achieve an overall course grade of D (50 percent) or better and receive a passing grade of 50 percent or better on the final examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
The final examination for this course must be taken online with an AU-approved exam invigilator at an approved invigilation centre. It is your responsibility to ensure your chosen invigilation centre can accommodate online exams. For a list of invigilators who can accommodate online exams, visit the Exam Invigilation Network.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Boyd, Neil. Canadian Law: An Introduction, 6th edition. Scarborough, ON: Nelson, 2015.
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
To receive credit for the LGST 230 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination. A letter grade will be given based upon the examination mark awarded.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, December 22, 2015.
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Updated January 17 2019 by Student & Academic Services