COURSE SYLLABUS

Social law 7.5 credits

Socialrätt
First cycle, J0047N
Version
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2017

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 11 Jan 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG
Subject
Jurisprudence
Subject group (SCB)
Law and Legal Studies
Main field of study
Jurisprudence

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and J0046N Legal introduction course (15 hp) or J0030N Public regulations of Real Estates (15hp) or equivalent.


More information about English language requirements


Selection

The selection is based on 1-165 credits.



Course Aim
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
-Explain the meaning of basic legal concepts and principles within the area of social law
-Explain the foundations of the legal framework applicable to handling cases within the area of social law
-Describe how public access and secrecy legislation affects the handling of cases within the area of social law
-Identify, structure and analyze basic legal problems in social law, administrative law and secrecy law
-Propose solutions to legal problems within the areas of law covered by the course

Contents
The course constitutes a specialization in social law and covers basic legislation within the field of public access and secrecy law, administrative law and municipal law.

Realization
The course consists of lectures, seminars and exercises. In between the teaching moments, the implementation is based on self-study of the course literature and of assigned material and questions. Students are expected to appropriately prepare themselves for the different teaching moments, by reading relevant parts of the course literature and by answering specifically designated questions. At the exercises, the students must verbally present their proposed solutions, as well as respond to and discuss the solutions proposed by other students. Preparations for the exercises should as far as possible take place in groups. The exercises and seminar material used in the course are largely constructed from case law and real-life situations. Hence, the course has been designed so as to reflect the working environment for a jurist working with social law issues.

Examination
The student must demonstrate that he or she meets the objectives of the course in a written exam. This means that the student must demonstrate that he or she can explain the meaning of key legal concepts and principles in the area of the course, as well as explain the fundamentals of the legal framework applicable to handling cases within the area of social law. The student must furthermore demonstrate that he or she can explain how legislation on public access and secrecy affects the handling of cases within the area of social law. The student must also demonstrate, in the written exam, that he or she can identify structure and analyze basic legal problems in the field of social law, administrative law and secrecy law in a structured, educational and stringent manner.

Remarks
Due to similar content, the course can not be included in a degree together with the course J0035N Social law or other courses with similar content.

 A student who does not personally register or contact ETS student administration, eduets@ltu.se, within the three first days of the teaching period risks losing their place in the course. This also applies to students with guaranteed place.

Examiner
Maria Pettersson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lundell, Bengt och Strömberg Håkan: Handlingsoffentlighet och sekretess, Studentlitteratur AB, latest edition.

Fahlberg, Gunnar, Socialtjänstlagarna: bakgrund och tillämpning, Liber, latest edition

Legal texts.

Articles, case law and other electronic material may be used and thus become part of the course requirements

Reference literature:
Lundgren, Thunved & Sunesson: Nya Sociallagarna: med kommentarer, Norstedts Juridik, latest edition

Thomas Erhag, Pernilla Leviner, Anna-Sara Lind: Socialrätt under omvandling: om solidaritet och välfärdsstatens gränser, Liber, latest edition.

Zetterström: Offentlighet och sekretess- in nuce, Liber, latest edition

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

Modules
CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examU G VG7.50MandatoryA17

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.