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Course syllabus P2205 - Stylistics of English Legal Texts (FP - WS 2019/2020)

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University: Pan-european University
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Stylistics of English Legal Texts
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
8 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
third term in a Bachelor´s study programme
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
oral exam
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the subject is to provide the students with academic vocabulary from the selected areas of legal English terminology. The course is designed to teach the students the basic wordstock from various branches of law, by means of studying and analysing authentic legal texts and explaining fundamental legal concepts to them. The subject is a natural continuation of Legal communication in English I., II., although more space is devoted to the production of oral presentations, translation of legal documents, working on grammar exercises in order to practise the correct usage of grammar related to this type of specialist English. Successful and active participation in the course is possible only on the condition that the students sufficiently masters grammar and wordstock taught in Legal communication in English I., II.
Course contents:
Substantive Criminal Law - elements of crime, classification of crimes, defences
Criminal Courts in England and Wales
Procedural Criminal Law in England and Wales
Recommended or required reading:
KURUCOVÁ, Z. -- DEMOVIČOVÁ, A. English for Law Students. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, s.r.o., 2016. 236 p. ISBN 978-80-73-80-588-3.
KURUCOVÁ, Z. -- DEMOVIČOVÁ, A. -- ROZINA, E. -- BOJSOVÁ, P. English for legal purposes. 1st ed. Žilina: Eurokódex, 2013. 351 p. ISBN 978-80-8155-015-7.
KUMMEROVÁ, S. -- URBÁNKOVÁ, D. -- POTÁSCH, P. Legal English : fundamental terms and topics. 3rd ed. Žilina: [Vydané v spolupráci s] Paneurópska vysoká škola, 2010. 392 p. ISBN 978-80-89447-34-3.

Language of instruction:
class activity, class attendance and making a presentation
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 1252

18,6 %18,5 %
19,3 %
14,0 %
28,0 %
1,6 %
Name of lecturer(s): Mgr. Andrea Demovičová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
PaedDr. Zuzana Kurucová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
prof. PhDr. JUDr. Peter Potásch, PhD. (examiner)
JUDr. Marián Prievozník, PhD. (examiner, lecturer)
Mgr. Marta Stáreková (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
JUDr. Jana Tomaníčková (examiner, lecturer)
Last modification:
11. 11. 2019

Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 11/11/2019.

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