Bachelor of Social Science

Handbook

Bachelor of Social Science

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1st Aug 2015 1:43am

Program Code

10716

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face - Some courses may be available via distance learning.

Duration

Domestic - 3 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 3 years full time.

ATAR (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus60.0574.00
Ourimbah60.3574.00

Recommended Studies

HSC English (Advanced) or equivalent. For psychology: HSC Mathematics or equivalent.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Social science provides you with the opportunity to analyse, challenge and gain an insight into theories about life cycle, gender, class, race, work, social justice and social organisation.

Social science theories are the result of systematic thinking, observations and reflection, and contribute to political and moral debate in society, rather than dictate precise answers to complex social problems.

The APAC (Australian Psychology Accreditation Council) accredited major sequence is not available to students who commence the program in 2012 or after. A Psychology major is available in the program, however it is not accredited for students commencing study in 2012 onwards. Students who commence the program in 2012 or after, and who wish to complete an accredited Psychology program, are advised to apply for admission to the 4 year Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) program.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.  Admission information for Australian students and residents is available from http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students .  Admission information for international students can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply .You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

240 units

Program Duration

3 years full time or part time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

This program requires the successful completion of 240 units as follows:

80 units of Core courses

80 unit Bachelor of Social Science major comprising of compulsory & directed courses from one area as follows:

  • 20 units at 1000 level (including all 1000 level compulsory courses)
  • 20 units at 2000 level (incl. all 2000 level compulsory courses)
  • 40 units at 3000 level (incl. all 3000 level compulsory courses).

40 units of Approved Social Science courses (otherwise known as 'Social Science Electives'). Any course listed in the Bachelor of Social Science Program Handbook (excluding Core courses) will count as a Social Science Elective.

40 units of Electives. Electives can be chosen from any non-restricted courses offered by the University, including additional courses from this program and from your own major if available.  You should check the assumed knowledge of the courses to see whether or not they are suitable for you.  If you wish to do SOCS3300 the Social Science Placement you should save an elective until the end of your program.

Please Note:

  • Students must complete between 40-100 units at each level (eg 1000 level, 2000 level, 3000 level). Please ensure you do not exceed 100 units at each level when choosing approved Social Science courses and electives
  • Each course can only be counted once within this program. You cannot 'double count' a course (eg  you cannot count a course towards both your major and your electives, etc)
  • Full-time enrolment (80 units per year) will enable program completion in 3 years. Students may enrol in less per year but completion will take proportionately longer. You must complete this program in 8 years.

Transition Arrangements

STUDENTS WHO COMMENCED IN 2005-2012 (inclusive)

Your Program Enrolment Checklist (PEC) above will assist with enrolment & understanding this program's requirements & structure. Please refer to the relevant PEC in accordance with your year of commencement in this program.

Your program requires the successful completion of 240 units as follows:

  • 80 units of Core courses
  • 80 unit major (with max. 20 units at 1000 level & min. 40 units at 3000 level)
  • 40 units of Approved Social Science courses (any course in this program (excluding Core courses). Also known as 'Social Science Electives'.
  • 40 units of Electives (any non-restricted courses offered by the University, including additional courses from this program).

Please Note:

  • Students are permitted to complete max. 100 units of 1000 level courses in this program
  • Students are strongly encouraged to complete the compulsory courses for their major where possible
  • From 2013, the Economic Policy Analysis, Film Media & Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, & Philosophical & Religious Studies majors have been discontinued. Pre-2013 students currently undertaking one of these majors will be able to complete this major in full. Please refer to the Further Information section for details
  • In 2013, courses for majors may have been streamlined. Pre-2013 students are permitted to enrol in available courses as outlined in the B Social Science pre-2013 Program Information document, located in the Further Information section above
  • If you commenced this program in 2010 or earlier, you must complete this program in 10yrs. If you commenced in 2011 or later, you must complete this program in 8yrs
  • 2005-11 (inclusive) students studying the 120 unit APAC approved sequence of courses in Psychology followed by an accredited fourth year, will be able to complete the accredited sequence, but must do so within a limited time. Students should seek independent advice from the School of Psychology & their Program Officer.

Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS1100Professional Practice and Key Debates in Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2100Organisational Management and Social Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2200Social Analysis: Key Perspectives in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2300Ethical Debates in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS3100Policy Development, Program Management and Evaluation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS3200Applied Social Research Proj
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units

Aboriginal Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3251International Indigenous Comparative Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3380Human Rights and the World's Indigenous Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1390Australian Aborigines and Human Rights
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2241Aboriginal Political Protest
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR2242Aboriginal Labour: Past and PresentNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2243Indigenous People, Global Warming and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2245Aboriginal People and Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2330Traditional Aboriginal Society
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2440Aboriginal Health Past and Present
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2450Aboriginal Health Practices
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3024Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3080Indigenous Research
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR3440Indigenous Health Around the World
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3450Health Equity for Indigenous Australians Closing the GapNot currently offered10 units

Community Welfare and Human Services major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

SPSW1001Introduction to Human Services and Community Welfare
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SPSW2003Social Policy in Australia
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW3001Progressive Counselling: Human Services Policy and Programs
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW3003Case Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

SOCA1040Constructions of Childhood, the Family and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW1002Social Issues in the Human Services
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SPSW1401Working in Human Service Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI2120Challenging Political DiscoursesNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2400Globalisation, Social Justice and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW2001Human Rights, Advocacy and Social Change
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW2002Working with Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA3089Sociology of Death and DyingNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3178Health, Illness and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3220Youth Culture and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA3351Social Policy and Social Justice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3850Indigenous People of the Contemporary WorldNot currently offered10 units
SPSW3008Mental Disorder: Critical Practice Approaches
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SPSW3015Human Services and Community Welfare Practicum
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW3070Regional Social Policy and Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SPSW3358Globalisation & Comparative Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
SPSW3401Progressive Human Services Practice IINot currently offered10 units
SPSW3402Child Protection and Child Welfare: Theory and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
SPSW3404Juvenile Justice
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW3408Working with Young People
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SPSW3411Gendered Violence: Theory and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
SPSW3413Progressive Human Services Practice INot currently offered10 units

History major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

HIST1001Europe and the World
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HIST2002Reading the Past
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HIST3003History Workshop
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

AHIS1000Ancient Greece
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
AHIS1040War in the Ancient World
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS1060Rome: A Survey of History and ArchaeologyNot currently offered10 units
AHIS1070Classical Literature: An IntroductionNot currently offered10 units
HIST1002The United States from Civil War to Superpower
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST1010Foundations of Australian SocietyNot currently offered10 units
HIST1051The Australian Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
HIST1052Australia and the WorldNot currently offered10 units
AHIS2000The Augustan Age: Politics, Society and Literature
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS2051Athens and Empire
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
AHIS2110Sparta
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS2370Ancient Cultures: The Art of Magic
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2005MillenniumNot currently offered10 units
HIST2025Contact Zones in Colonial HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HIST2031History, War, and FilmNot currently offered10 units
HIST2051History and HeritageNot currently offered10 units
HIST2055Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2065A Sunburnt Country: Australian Environmental HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HIST2133China from the Opium WarsNot currently offered10 units
HIST2210Australian Foreign Relations: Australia and Asia
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2461Europe from Renaissance to Revolution, 1450-1800
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2490History of Australian SportNot currently offered10 units
HIST2650War and Australian Society
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HIST2668Reading and Writing Australian BiographyNot currently offered10 units
HIST2672Israel and the Middle East: Roots of the current conflict
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2735The European Union in the New Millenium: Challenges of IntegrationNot currently offered10 units
THEO2003Late Medieval and Reformation StudiesNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3000The Ancient Historians
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS3020Late Roman RepublicNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3130Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon EnglandNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3220Early Roman Empire: from AD 14 to 68
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS3310Greek and Roman Epic
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS3500Sport and Spectacle in AntiquityNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3510Greek SocietyNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3520Roman SocietyNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3540Etruscan and Roman ArtNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3550Greek and Roman MythologyNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3663Myth and FairytaleNot currently offered10 units
HIST3001Directed Reading and ResearchNot currently offered10 units
HIST3052Australia and the South PacificNot currently offered10 units
HIST3053Reel History
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
HIST3055Australian Cities in ContextNot currently offered20 units
HIST3151The African American Experience from Martin Luther King to Barack ObamaNot currently offered20 units
HIST3191The Christian World, 1400-1650Not currently offered20 units
HIST3200Foreign Relations:Australia and the Great PowersNot currently offered20 units
HIST3220Issues in Australian HistoryNot currently offered20 units
HIST3242Growing Up in Australia
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
HIST3455The Russian RevolutionNot currently offered20 units
HIST3581Sex and Scandal in HistoryNot currently offered20 units
HIST3600Women's HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HIST3620Maps & Dreams: Aboriginal-Colonial Relationships in Australian History Maps and DreamsNot currently offered20 units
HIST3630Chivalric SocietyNot currently offered20 units
HIST3640Fascism, War and Genocide, 1900-1945
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST3670The French Revolution and Napolean
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Human Geography and the Environment major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3240Globalisation:Cities, Economies
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development & the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation & Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3006Sustainability: Theory and Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3330Work Integrated Learning in Development Studies and Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

HRM and Industrial Relations major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

IRHR1001Managing the Organisation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3000Applied Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR2010Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3040Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
IRHR3510Human Resource Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
LEGL3111Employment Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MNGT3005Managing Organisational Change
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units

Leisure and Tourism Management major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

LEIS1130Leisure Behaviour and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR2001Tourism, Culture and Heritage Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR3000Leisure Tourism and Environmental Issues
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR3001Tourism Planning and Policy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

TOUR1000Tourism Principles and Practices
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR2000EcoTourism and Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR2002Visitor Management
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
TOUR3002Events Management
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
TOUR3003Tourism Marketing
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Linguistics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

LING1111Introduction to Linguistics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
LING2001Languages of Australia and the Pacific
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3000Linguistic Methods and TheoryNot currently offered20 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

LING1112Introduction to Linguistics 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING2000Language and SocietyNot currently offered10 units
LING2006Phonetics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING2501Cross-cultural Communication
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING2502Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING2503Language and IdentityNot currently offered10 units
LING3002Syntax
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3008Introduction to Phonology and Morphology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3110Language and Cognition
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING31202nd Language Acquisition
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING3200Speech and Language Disorders
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
LING3280Language in Education
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
LING3310Language and Meaning
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3350Structure of English
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3430Language and culture in the PacificNot currently offered10 units

Politics and International Relations major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI2001Ideas in Political Science
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3002Power and the State
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3150Foundations of International Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

POLI2030Politics and Power in AsiaNot currently offered10 units
POLI2050Political Theory and Social Change
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2120Challenging Political DiscoursesNot currently offered10 units
POLI2130Principles of Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
POLI2140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
POLI2160Global Power and World OrderNot currently offered10 units
POLI2170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI2180Politics, Policy and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI2190United States Politics and International RelationsNot currently offered10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleNot currently offered10 units
POLI2202Global Terrorism: Politics and Problems
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST3200Foreign Relations:Australia and the Great PowersNot currently offered20 units
POLI3001Organisations, Politics and Society
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
POLI3030Politics and Power in AsiaNot currently offered10 units
POLI3050Political Theory and Social Change
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3120Challenging Political DiscoursesNot currently offered10 units
POLI3130Principles of Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
POLI3140The Politics of GlobalisationNot currently offered10 units
POLI3160Global Power and World OrderNot currently offered10 units
POLI3170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI3180Politics, Policy and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3190United States Politics and International RelationsNot currently offered10 units
POLI3201Politics of Genocide: A Global ComparisonNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3173Aborig Peoples & Racialised Policy in AustNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3351Social Policy and Social Justice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units

Psychology Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2500Introduction to Abnormal Behaviour
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3500Advanced Health Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3700Advanced Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 30 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

PSYC2300Cognitive Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2400Biological Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2600Personality and Social Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3000Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3001Advanced Psychological Measurement
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3300Advanced Cognitive Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3301Advanced Perception and Learning in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3400Advanced Biological PsychologyNot currently offered10 units
PSYC3600Advanced Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units

Sociology and Anthropology major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

SOCA1020Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA2400Globalisation, Social Justice and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3230Identity and Culture
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3500Studying the Social: Contemporary Approaches in Sociology and Anthropology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA1030Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA1040Constructions of Childhood, the Family and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA1200Health Sociology I
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA2081New Media and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2325Cultural Worlds of Health and Illness
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA2700Gender, Religion and PowerNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3000Introduction to Studies in GovernmentalityNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3089Sociology of Death and DyingNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3095Economic Sociology - A Case Study ApproachNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3173Aborig Peoples & Racialised Policy in AustNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3174Aboriginal Culture and Politics in AustraliaNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3178Health, Illness and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3220Youth Culture and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA3240Violence and Social OrderNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3280Global Change and Public HealthNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3290People's Power: Social Movements and Community ActivismNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3315Bodies in Cultural PerspectiveNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of Food
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
SOCA3351Social Policy and Social Justice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3360Social and Cultural Deviance in the CityNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3370Madness and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3630Drugs in CultureNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3666Consumption and Everyday LifeNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3850Indigenous People of the Contemporary WorldNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3902Religion and Politics in Contemporary SocietyNot currently offered10 units

Electives

A minimum of 40 units must be taken from Approved Social Science courses (any course in this program (excluding Core courses), also known as 'Social Science Electives'.

Complete 80 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

80 units

Honours

Students who perform well during the Bachelor of Social Science program with a credit average (GPA of 5.0) or greater, may apply for a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) program allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Social research skills: knowledge and skills in the design and/or conduct of social research
  • Social research skills: The capacity to collect, organize, critically assess information
  • Social research skills: The capacity to collect, organize, critically assess information
  • Critical thought and informed decision-making: The ability to structure and present logical arguments, critically analyse material and opinions, and make informed decisions
  • Effective management and teamwork skills: The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively to apply knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement
  • Communication, interpersonal and presentation skills: Proficient level of written, oral, or interpersonal skills, including the effective use of information and communication technologies
  • Ethical and socio-cultural sensitivity: An understanding of ethical issues, standards, and/or public responsibility in relation to professional practice
  • Ethical and socio-cultural sensitivity: An appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, knowledge of and sensitivity towards cultural diversity and marginalised groups

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Psychology Major.

This major is for students with a general interest in Psychology, and for those who see Psychology as complementary to their studies in Social Science. It is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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