Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

167799 v.5 Bachelor of Social Science


Course CRICOS Code: 041803C
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years


The principal aim of this course is to provide an introduction to social science theories and research techniques and methodologies.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites


Specific Requirements

STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is of three years full-time or equivalent part-time study. The discipline based majors are available in either an internal or an external study mode. Some students may elect to include a mix of both internal and external studies in their programs. A limited number of units in the Special Purpose Program Major in Public Relations may be completed in the external study mode. Most units in the Special Purpose Program are available in the internal mode only.

Course Organisation

Students select, except those taking the Special Purpose Program in Public Relations, one or two majors in the following disciplines: anthropology; geography; history; politics or sociology. Majors other than these discipline majors can only be undertaken in conjunction with a major in one of the five disciplines mentioned above. A major (consisting of the equivalent of 12 full units) must include at least the equivalent of four full third year units. Instead of a second major, students may include a four full unit minor and eight full elective units in their course. Students undertaking the Special Purpose Program in Public Relations instead undertake a program of an equivalent of 24 full units with optional units selected from a list provided. The following minors are also available: anthropology; geography; history; politics; sociology; development studies; environmental management; gender studies in social sciences; globalisation studies; international relations; sport and society; tourism; work and entertainment in the new economy and South Asian studies. Each student's program is planned in consultation with staff members of the Department. Units chosen from those available in other schools are generally restricted to one per semester.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

For details on the honours classes refer to the General Section of the Handbook.

Course Structure



Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

301506 v.2   Anthropology Major   300.0
301511 v.2   Geography Major   300.0
301507 v.2   History Major   300.0
301509 v.2   Politics Major   300.0
301510 v.2   Sociology Major   300.0
Optional units (No year level specified) Hrs/Wk Credits
301454 v.2   South Asian Studies Major   300.0
301457 v.2   Gender Studies Major   300.0
301499 v.2   Undergraduate Units/Minors Available in the Department of Social Sciences  
301544 v.3   Development Studies Major   300.0
305736 v.1   International Relations Major   300.0
305753 v.1   Environmental Management Major   300.0
305766 v.1   Work and Entertainment in the New Economy Major   300.0
# This major must be undertaken in conjunction with the Undergraduate Humanities Special Purpose Program Stream (For Public Relations Major) and not with a discipline or alternative major
* These majors can only be undertaken in conjunction with a Social Science discipline major (ie as part of a double major program)


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y   Y  
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y   Y  

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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