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Program Code10716
Selection Rank
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73.65 (Median SR)
62.00
73.65 (Median SR)
Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook

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.

Some majors are offered predominantly at one campus and others are offered at both the Callaghan and Ourimbah campus or online.  The availability of courses within the majors is subject to change.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • 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

Details

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Program code10716
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
  • Australian students - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 3 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus62.0073.65
Ourimbah62.0073.65

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Recommended studiesHSC English (Advanced) or equivalent. For Psychology Studies major: HSC Mathematics or equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
  • International students - AUD29,990 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
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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 here.  Admission information for international is available here. During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank.  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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 here.


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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying 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 students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

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 and 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 Social Science Directed courses. Choose any Compulsory or Directed Course listed in the Bachelor of Social Science Handbook (excluding Core courses).

- 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. Suggestions for electives that may complement your program or major are listed under the Suggested Electives section below.  You should check the assumed knowledge of the courses to see whether or not they are suitable for you. 

For students interested in undertaking work placement experience, a 10 unit course, SOCS3300 – Bachelor of Social Science Placement is available to students in the third year of their program. This course should be completed as a 10 unit Social Science Directed Course or a 10 unit Elective in your final year of the program.

Students must complete a minimum of 40 units at each level (1000, 2000, 3000) with no more than 100 units at the 1000 level.

Students must only complete courses that form part of the program and must not complete more than 240 units.

Please Note:

  • 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.
  • Electives and Approved courses cannot be used to recognise a second Major within the program.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

Transition Arrangements 2021

From 2021 there are changes to the compulsory and directed course requirements for the following majors:

  • Criminology
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology

In addition, the Directed courses list for most majors have been amended.  Courses completed prior to 2021 will count towards the Directed course requirements for the major.

Please refer to the 2021 Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents Section for more details.

Transition Arrangements 2019

From 2019 there are changes to the compulsory and directed course requirements for the following majors:

  • History Major
  • Linguistics Major

For students who commenced the program prior to 2019 please refer to the 2019 B Social Science Major Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents section.

Transition Arrangements 2018

A. Community Welfare and Human Services Major

From 2018 the Community Welfare & Human Services major will be replaced by the Human Services major.

For students who commenced the program prior to 2018, and who are currently undertaking a Community Welfare & Human Service major, the following arrangements are in place:

  1. Students who have completed all requirements (40 units compulsory and 40 units directed courses) in the Community Welfare & Human Services major prior to 2018, but have not yet completed all requirements of their program, will be awarded the existing Community Welfare & Human Services major.
  2. Students who have completed all 40 units of compulsory courses in the Community Welfare & Human Services major, but have not yet completed all 40 units of directed courses, will be required to complete the relevant equivalent directed courses from the Human Services major, and will be awarded the Community Welfare & Human Services major.
  3. Students who have not yet completed all 40 units of compulsory courses in the Community Welfare & Human Services major will be required to complete the relevant equivalent compulsory courses and directed courses in the Human Services major, and will be awarded the Human Services major.

Please refer to the 2018 Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents section. 

B. Aboriginal Studies Major

From 2018 the Aboriginal Studies major will be replaced by the Global Indigenous Studies major. Any student who commenced this program prior to 2018, and who is currently undertaking the Aboriginal Studies major will now complete the Global Indigenous Studies major. All courses remain the same.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SOCA1010Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCS1100Professional Practice and Key Debates in Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2100Organisational Management and Social Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2200Social Analysis: Key Perspectives in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCS2300Ethical Debates in the Social Sciences
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS2400Applied Social Research
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS3100Policy Development, Program Management and Evaluation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCS3200Applied Social Research Project
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Global Indigenous Studies major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR3251International Indigenous Comparative Studies
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR3380Human Rights and the World's Indigenous Communities
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR1390Australian Aborigines and Human Rights
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres
  • Winter - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2241Aboriginal Political ProtestNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2242Aboriginal Labour: Past and PresentNot currently offered10 units
ABOR2243Indigenous People, Global Warming and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2245Aboriginal People and Law
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2330Traditional Aboriginal Society
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2440Aboriginal Health Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR2450Aboriginal Health PracticesNot currently offered10 units
ABOR3024Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR3080Indigenous Research
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
20 units
ABOR3440Indigenous Health Around the World
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ABOR3450Health Equity for Indigenous Australians Closing the GapNot currently offered10 units

Human Services major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HUSE1001Introduction to Human Services
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUSE2001Shaping Human Services: Social Policy and the Political Process
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUSE3001Casework and Case Management in Human Services
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUSE3002Human Service Practice Engagement Placement
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC1243Foundations of Strong Families--Capable CommunitiesNot currently offered10 units
CRIM2030Criminology in the Legal Context
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC2243Prevention and Early Intervention Approaches in Family and Community ServicesNot currently offered10 units
HUSE2002Child Protection WorkNot currently offered10 units
HUSE2003Juvenile Justice
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUSE2005Gendered ViolenceNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2400Future Societies: Beyond Capitalist Globalization
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC3243Integrated Practices in Addressing Vulnerabilities in Families and CommunitiesNot currently offered10 units
HUSE3003Human Rights in Social Policy and Human ServicesNot currently offered10 units
HUSE3005Working with Groups and CommunitiesNot currently offered10 units
HUSE3006Social Policy and Planning in Regional Contexts
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUSE3007Disability and Aged Care
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
POLI3204Dissident Economics, Ratbag Politics and the Reimaging of Public PolicyNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3220Youth Culture and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Criminology Major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CRIM1010Introduction to Criminology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CRIM2030Criminology in the Legal Context
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CRIM3010Crime, Power and the State
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CRIM1020Victimology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Summer 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1050Youth, Health and Crime: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CRIM2001Criminal Justice in Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CRIM2010Media Criminology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
CRIM2020Criminal Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST2006Australian Underworlds: Histories of Crime in Australia
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HUSE2002Child Protection WorkNot currently offered10 units
HUSE2003Juvenile Justice
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUSE2005Gendered ViolenceNot currently offered10 units
POLI2202Global Terrorism: Politics and ProblemsNot currently offered10 units
SWRK2005Violence, Abuse and Trauma : Theory and Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
CRIM3001Criminal Justice Placement
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST3006The History of Violence
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST3581Sex and Scandal in History
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
SCHS3001Social Sciences Supplementary Placement Course
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA3220Youth Culture and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

History major

Directed Courses

Choose 80 units from the list to fulfil the requirements for this major (a minimum of 10 units at 1000 level and a minimum of 40 units at 3000 level).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AHIS1000Ancient Greece
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS1040War in the Ancient WorldNot currently offered10 units
AHIS1060Rome: A Survey of History and ArchaeologyNot currently offered10 units
HIST1001Europe and the World
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST1002The United States from Civil War to SuperpowerNot currently offered10 units
HIST1003The Foundations of America
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST1051The Australian Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST1052Origin of Controversies
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS2000The Augustan Age: Politics, Society and Literature
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS2051Athens and EmpireNot currently offered10 units
AHIS2110SpartaNot currently offered10 units
AHIS2370Magic and Witchcraft in Greece and RomeNot currently offered10 units
AHIS2500Myths of the Ancient Greek World
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2002Fact or Fiction? Reading the Past
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST2006Australian Underworlds: Histories of Crime in Australia
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST2021The History of Slavery
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HIST2025Contact Zones in Colonial HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HIST2031History, War and FilmNot currently offered10 units
HIST2051Making Digital History: Curating for Public Audiences
  • Winter - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2065A Sunburnt Country: Australian Environmental HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HIST2210Australian Foreign Relations: Australia and AsiaNot currently offered10 units
HIST2650War and Australian Society
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST2668Reading and Writing Australian BiographyNot currently offered10 units
HIST2672Israel and the Middle East: Roots of the current conflictNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3000The Ancient HistoriansNot currently offered20 units
AHIS3001Late Roman Republic Age of Civil CrisesNot currently offered20 units
AHIS3130Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon EnglandNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3220Early Roman Empire: from AD 14 to 68Not currently offered20 units
AHIS3510Greek Society
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
AHIS3520Roman SocietyNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3540Etruscan and Roman ArtNot currently offered10 units
AHIS3663Folklore and Fairy Tale in AntiquityNot currently offered10 units
HIST3006The History of Violence
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST3008Global Perspectives on the First World War
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST3053Reel HistoryNot currently offered20 units
HIST3151The African American Experience from Martin Luther King to 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 AustraliaNot currently offered10 units
HIST3455Global Age of Revolution: Russia, Germany and Modern TurkeyNot currently offered20 units
HIST3581Sex and Scandal in History
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
HIST3600Global Women's HistoryNot currently offered10 units
HIST3620Maps and Dreams: Aboriginal-Colonial Relationships in Australian HistoryNot currently offered20 units
HIST3621Maps and Dreams: Aboriginal-Colonial Relationships in Australian History
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HIST3640Fascism, War and Genocide, 1900-1945
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
20 units
HIST3673The Future of the Middle EastNot currently offered10 units

Human Geography and the Environment major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3006Surviving the Anthropocene: Sustainability in the 21st Century
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS1003Environmental Values and Ethics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development and the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS2002Environmental Legislation and Planning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG2130Geographies of Development
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS3001Integrated Impact Assessment
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3008Organisational Placement in the Environmental Sector
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG3300Rethinking Development
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

HRM and Industrial Relations major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
IRHR1002Dynamics of People and Work in Organisations
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR2010Introduction to Industrial Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR2270Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UTCC)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3000Applied Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LEGL1001Foundations of Law
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3035Managing Diversity
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3040Negotiation and Advocacy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3510Human Resource Development
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
IRHR3540International Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEGL3111Employment Law
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Tourism and Event Management major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LEIS1000Leisure Behaviour and Organisation
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
TOUR2003Global Tourism Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS3003Event Strategy and Leadership
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
TOUR3003Destination Management and Marketing
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LEIS2001Event Operations Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
TOUR2001Tourism and Cultural Heritage
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
BUSN3002Industry Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
LEIS3100Volunteer Management
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
TOUR3004Specialised Sectors of the Tourism Industry
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units

Linguistics major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LING1111Introduction to Linguistics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
LING2001Indigenous languages of Australia and the Pacific
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3310Language and Meaning
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 50 units Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
LING1112Introduction to Linguistics 2
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING2006Phonetics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING2140Language Testing and Evaluation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING2501Cross-cultural CommunicationNot currently offered10 units
LING2502Issues of Bilingualism and Bilingual EducationNot currently offered10 units
LING3002Syntax
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3008Introduction to Phonology and Morphology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING31202nd Language Acquisition
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
LING3350Structure of English
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Politics and International Relations major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI1010Australian Politics and Government
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI1020Introduction to Politics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI2203International Political Economy and Global Development
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3180Politics, Policy and Government
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
POLI2001Ideas in Political Science
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI2200The Global Politics of Indigenous PeopleNot currently offered10 units
HIST3201Foreign Relations: Australia and the Great Powers
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
POLI3002Power and the State
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3140The Politics of Globalisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3150Issues in International Relations
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
POLI3160Global Power and World OrderNot currently offered10 units
POLI3170Regime Change and Altered StatesNot currently offered10 units
POLI3203Democracy in the 21st Century: Local Power, Policy and Participatory Politics
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
SOCA3173Aborig Peoples & Racialised Policy in AustNot currently offered10 units

Psychology Studies major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC1010Psychology Introduction 1
  • Summer 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC1020Psychology Introduction 2
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC2500Introduction to Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC3500Advanced Health Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC3700Advanced Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
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).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
PSYC2300Cognitive Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2400Biological Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PSYC2600Personality and Social Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC2800Special Topics in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC3000Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3001Advanced Psychological Measurement
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3300Advanced Cognitive PsychologyNot currently offered10 units
PSYC3301Advanced Perception and Learning in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3400Advanced Biological PsychologyNot currently offered10 units
PSYC3600Advanced Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC3800Advanced Special Topics in Psychology
  • Summer 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Sociology and Anthropology major

Compulsory Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SOCA1020What is Anthropology?
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA2400Future Societies: Beyond Capitalist Globalization
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA3780Social Lab
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 50 units from Directed Courses (a major has a max. of 20 units at 1000 level and a min. of 40 units at 3000 level).

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA1030Introduction to the Sociology of ReligionNot currently offered10 units
SOCA1050Youth, Health and Crime: A Sociological Introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1200Health Sociology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
FMCS2200Popular Culture and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA2020Society, Space and Power
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA2050Alcohol and other Drugs in Sociological PerspectiveNot currently offered10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA2325Cultural Worlds of Health and Illness
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA2700Gender, Religion and Power
  • Winter - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3173Aborig Peoples & Racialised Policy in AustNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3174Aboriginal Culture and Politics in AustraliaNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3178Health, Illness and SocietyNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3220Youth Culture and Risk
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3230Identity and Culture
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3280Global Change and Public HealthNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3315Bodies in Cultural PerspectiveNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3351Social Policy and Social JusticeNot currently offered10 units
SOCA3666Consumption and Everyday Life
  • Winter - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3790Migration, Society and the Media
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3850Indigenous People of the Contemporary World
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA3902Religion and Politics in Contemporary SocietyNot currently offered10 units

Electives

Complete 40 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.

40 units

Suggested electives

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. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
EDUC3802Applied Learning in Diverse Contexts10 units
ENGL3012Crime Fiction: Mutations of a Genre10 units
GEOG2080Cities and Regions10 units
GEOG3090Society and Space10 units
HUMA3000Indigenous Cultural Competencies in the Humanities10 units
SCHS3001Social Sciences Supplementary Placement Course10 units
SOCA2020Society, Space and Power10 units
SOCS3300Bachelor of Social Science Placement10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences

Students undertaking Psychology are advised to complete this course as an elective to get the most out of the major.

10 units
STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research Methods

Students undertaking Psychology are advised to complete this course as an elective to get the most out of the major.

10 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 to undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.


Additional information

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.

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