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Bachelor of Social Science (BSSC) - BSocSc

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): External: 909295; Toowoomba campus: 909291

CRICOS code (International applicants): 059206K

This program is offered only to continuing students. No new admissions will be accepted. Students who are interested in this study area should consider the BART Bachelor of Arts which will be offered from Semester 1, 2018.

 On-campusExternal
Semester intake:No new admissionsNo new admissions
Campus:Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:3 years full-time, 6 years part-time 

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Program aims

Social scientists study people, groups of people and interactions between people. The Bachelor of Social Science program is intended for those who want to work with people - in the public sector, non-governmental organisations, etc - to deliver community welfare and social justice. This requires a blend of critical appraisal and consultative skills in tasks including community consultation and policy analysis, skills which are useful in a changing labour market and which help students to make more sense of their lives.

The program aims to produce graduates who will have:

  • a broad understanding of people, society and human services within society

  • a specialist interest in the characteristics and needs of a particular service area (such as education, human rights or sustainability)

  • some practical experience at appraising and evaluating human services and/or introducing innovations and improvements.


Graduates should obtain job satisfaction through working with people from across society: applying their problem solving skills to produce sustainable improvements in the targeting, delivery and outcomes of human services in society.

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Program objectives

On completion of the Bachelor of Social Science program, graduates will:

  • have developed a sound understanding of society, people and systems within society, and methods for evaluating society

  • have developed a specialist understanding of a selected aspect of society via the designated majors

  • be able to apply their knowledge and skills in an interdisciplinary context to address society’s problems

  • have acquired communication, numeracy, and research skills appropriate to the field

  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the key theories in social science.


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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 16, tertiary entrance rank 64 or equivalent qualification.^
  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

^

These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2018 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank. The additional points don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information about USQ's Special Admissions carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The program comprises 24 units as follows:

  • 4 units of core courses (listed below)

  • Major 1 (8 units) chosen from:

    1. Interdisciplinary Social Science

    2. Applied Social Science


  • Major 2 (8 units) chosen from:

    1. Anthropology

    2. Behavioural Science

    3. Communication and Media Studies

    4. History

    5. Indigenous Studies

    6. International Relations

    7. Language and Culture



and either

  • 4 electives

    or

  • one 4-unit minor chosen from:

    1. Anthropology

    2. Communication and Media Studies

    3. Community Welfare and Development

    4. History

    5. Indigenous Studies

    6. International Relations

    7. Journalism

    8. Public Relations



Students may need to select courses as electives that constitute prerequisites for courses within their chosen Majors.

  First Year Level  Second Year Level  Third Year Level  Total 
Core courses  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace  
  SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving 
Major 1  eight courses over first, second and third year levels, with at least two courses at third year level. 
Major 2  eight courses over first, second and third year levels, with at least two courses at third year level. 
Minor or Electives  four courses 
Total        24 

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

The following table sets out the core courses and the recommended enrolment pattern in the core courses by full-time on-campus students.

Year  Semester  Course 
Year 1  Semester 1  CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship 
Year 1  Semester 1  SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences 
Year 1  Semester 2  SOC1001 Conflict and Peace 
Year 3  Semester 2  SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving 

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Major studies objectives

Major 1

Major 1 is a specified group of courses with a strongly social scientific ethos and with a value of eight units. Within the major there is a great deal of flexibility, enabling students to select courses that reflect their interests and aspirations, with the proviso that it will contain at least two courses at third level (i.e. courses whose code begins with three letters and then the number 3, e.g. SOC3000, ANT3006). The following options are offered for Major 1, and more detailed information is available below:

Majors available 
Interdisciplinary Social Science  Applied Social Science 

Major 2

Major 2 is a specified group of courses, normally in a discipline area which is either within or cognate to the social sciences. They also contain at least two courses at third level. The following options are offered for Major 2, and more detailed information is available below:

Majors available 
Anthropology  Indigenous Studies 
Behavioural Science  International Relations 
Communication and Media Studies   Language and Culture 
History   

Non-Arts Majors

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science may take the Behavioural Science Major, which consists of courses offered by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences. Enrolment in this major is subject to pre-requisites, quota availability and timetabling constraints. Students wishing to pursue graduate study in Psychology should consult with the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts regarding acceptable content areas in the Bachelor of Social Science. Some of the other Majors include courses from outside of Arts undergraduate programs; enrolment in these courses is also subject to pre-requisites, quota availability and timetabling constraints.

Enrolment

All students are urged to adhere to the recommended enrolment patterns as detailed in relevant sections. Completion of enrolment requirements will be necessary before a student will be permitted to enrol in more advanced courses.

Major 1

Interdisciplinary Social Science

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
Students must complete the following course: 
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
Students must complete one or both of the following two courses: 
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
Students must select at least two of the following third level courses: 
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics  S1 (ONL) 
PRL3012 Public Relations Research  S1 (,ONL), S3 (ONL) 
STA3100 Evaluating Information  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
Students must select further courses from the following list to make a total of eight courses for the major: 
ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
HMT1000 A History of Ideas  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PRL2004   S2 (ONC, ONL) 
Students may select no more than two courses from the following four courses:   
LAW1114 Law in Context  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
POL1000 Government, Business and Society  S1 (ONL, ONC), S2 (ONL) 
POL2000 Political and Economic Ideas  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
POL2001 Politics and International Business  S2 (ONC, ONL) 

Note: students who are considering Honours or postgraduate study, or a career in research, are advised to take some or all of the following courses: ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology and STA3100 Evaluating Information. STA3100 Evaluating Information is subject to offer by the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

Applied Social Science

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
Students must complete these two courses  
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights   S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
Students must select two or more courses from the following third-level courses 
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
Students must select further courses from the following list, to make a total of eight courses for the major  
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
CMS2022 Communication and Power  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PRL2004   S2 (ONC, ONL) 

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

Major 2

Anthropology major

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction   S2 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health   S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT3009 Heritage and Museum Studies   S2 (ONC, ONL) 
Select two of the following courses: 
ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State   S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT3010  S2 (ONC, ONL) 

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

Behavioural Science major

The behavioural sciences provide an understanding of human behaviour in relation to individual agency within social, cultural, group, and organisational contexts. It informs the social scientist of ways to understand, evaluate and change behaviour associated with many aspects of social issues and community engagement. Graduates with a behavioural science major are employed in the public, private and community sectors where effectiveness requires particular knowledge of human behaviour and relationships factors. While this degree does not contain all of the components required for progression into a career as a psychologist, students who wish to complete an accredited major in Psychology and be eligible to progress to an Honours degree in Psychology, can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Sciences degree.

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
Students must complete these five courses:   
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A  S1 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology  S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A (Note: before enrolling in PSY2100, students must complete STA3100 Evaluating Information as a prerequisite. STA3100 can be completed within the Interdisciplinary Social Science major. If undertaking the Social Justice major, STA3100 must be taken as an elective.   S1 (ONC, ONL) 
Students must complete a further three courses from:   
PSY2030 Developmental Psychology  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY3030 Abnormal Psychology  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY3050 Counselling Psychology  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY3111 Research Methods in Psychology B  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY3250 Sport and Exercise Psychology  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology  S1 (ONC, ONL) 

Communication and Media Studies major

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
CMS1012 Introduction to Media Studies  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
CMS2017 Television: History, Texts and Industry  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
CMS2018 Cultural Industries - Cultural Economies  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
CMS2019 Global Hollywood  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
CMS3013 New Media  S1 (ONL) 
SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
CMS2022 Communication and Power  S2 (ONC, ONL) 

History major

Course  Semester/Mode of offer 
Complete eight of the following courses:  
HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS3004 Approaches To History  S1 (ONL) 
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea  S1 ( ONC, ONL) 
HIS3006 Modern Asian History  S2 (ONC, ONL) 

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

Note: HIS3004 Approaches To History is recommended for students considering study in history at Honours level.

Indigenous Studies major

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures   S2 (ONC, ONL) 
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia   S1 (ONC, ONL) 
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology   S2 (ONC, ONL), S3 (ONL) 
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State   S1 (ONC, ONL)  
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History   S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State   S1 (ONC, ONL) 
ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia  S1 (ONC, ONL) 

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

International Relations major

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing World  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
HIS3006 Modern Asian History  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Issues in Contemporary and Historical Migration  S2 (ONL) 

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

Language and Culture major

Course  Semester/Mode of Offer 
LAC1001 Language Survival Skills  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
LAC1002 Language, Peoples and Places  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
LAC2001 Language, Culture and Custom  S1 (ONC, ONL) 
LAC2002 Language, History and Identity  S2 (ONC, ONL) 
LAC3001 Language and the Contemporary World  S1 (ONL) 
Select three units from the following two options:
Option 1: Select LAC3002 plus two other courses from the courses below, or
Option 2: Select LAC3003 (2 units) plus one other course from the course below. 
LAC3002 Language and Culture Special Project  S2 (ONL) 
LAC3003 Language and Culture Special Project A (This is a two unit course.)  S2 (ONL) 
LAC3004 In-Country Study/Professional Placement  S1 (ONL), S2 (ONL) 
LIN5000 The Nature of Language  S1 (ONC, ONL), S2 (ONL) 

Note: upon presentation of evidence of successful completion of language and cultural studies at an appropriate competency level in the relevant country (China or Germany), students may apply for course credit and/or unspecified credit towards their major. Students who wish to study LAC3004 In-Country Study/Professional Placement must contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts to discuss to discuss their enrolment plan.

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Minor Studies

In this section:

Minor studies are designed to enable students to widen their knowledge and perspectives, or to complement their choice of major. Students who take one of the following Minor Studies may reduce the number of core courses in the degree to four, subject to the restrictions stated above. The recognised Minors in the Bachelor of Social Science degree are as follows:

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Anthropology

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An IntroductionS2     S2  
ANT1001 Introductory AnthropologyS1     S1 , S3  
ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making AnthropologyS2     S2  

Select one of the following two courses:

ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health     
ANT2005 Culture, Religion and BeliefS1     S1  Pre-requisite: ANT1001

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Communication and Media Studies

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students should select four courses from the Communication and Media Studies major, subject to pre-requisite requirements:


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication StudiesS1  S1    S1  
CMS1012 Introduction to Media StudiesS2  S2    S2  

Select any two courses from the following:

CMS2017 Television: History, Texts and IndustryS1  S1    S1  
CMS2018 Cultural Industries - Cultural EconomiesS2  S2    S2  
CMS2019 Global HollywoodS1  S1    S1 , S3  
CMS3013 New Media    S1  
SOC3001 Global Conflict CommunicationS2     S2  

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Community Welfare and Development

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
CDS1000 Community Welfare and DevelopmentS1   S1   S1 , S3  

And three of the following:

CDS1001 Human Relations and Communications   S1   
CDS2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights in the Human Services  S1   S1  
HSW1000 Foundations of the Human Services Disciplines  S2   S2  
PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development*S1     S1  

Footnotes
*This course is available on-campus at Toowoomba and Springfield campuses in S1.

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History

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian HistoryS2  S2    S2  
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CES2  S2    S2  

Select two of:

HIS2000 Contemporary Australia     
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian HistoryS1     S1  Pre-requisite: HIS1001 or HIS2000 or KNL1001 or KNL1002 or ANT3000 and one other History or KNL or Anthropology course
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea     

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

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Indigenous Studies

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island AustraliaS1   S2   S1 , S2  

Select three of the following four courses:

ISE1001 First Nations Literature and WritingsS1     S1  
ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous CulturesS2     S2  
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation StateS1     S1  
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and CommunityS1     S1  

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International Relations

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing EraS1     S1 , S3  
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human SecurityS2     S2  
INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing WorldS1     S1  Pre-requisite: INR1000 or INR1001
INR3000 Australian Foreign RelationsS1     S1  

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Journalism

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
JRN1020 Journalism Practice^S2  S2    S2 , S3  
JRN2000 News ReportingS1  S1    S1  Pre-requisite: JRN1000 or JRN1020
JRN1010 News Literacy#S1  S1    S1  
JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics*‡¶ S2    S2  

Footnotes
^Formerly JRN1000: Students who have completed JRN1000 should not enrol in JRN1020.
#Formerly JRN2010: Students who have successfully completed JRN2010 should not enrol in JRN1010.
*This course is compulsory.
‡¶Students who have successfully completed JRN3006 should not enrol in JRN2006

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Language and Culture

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Commencing students in the Language and Culture Major must elect to study either the German or Mandarin Chinese streams. They are advised to contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts to arrange appropriate enrolment patterns.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
LAC1001 Language Survival SkillsS1 , S1     S1  
LAC1002 Language, Peoples and PlacesS2 , S2     S2  Pre-requisite: LAC1001
LAC2001 Language, Culture and CustomS1     S1  Pre-requisite: LAC1002
LAC2002 Language, History and IdentityS2     S2  Pre-requisite: LAC2001

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Public Relations

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseOn-campusExternal
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
PRL1002 Principles and Practice of Public RelationsS1  S1    S1  
PRL1005 Social Media EngagementS2  S2    S2  
PRL2003 Writing for Public RelationsS1     S1  
PRL2001 Issues and Crisis ManagementS2     S2  

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Electives/Approved courses

Elective courses are designed to enable students to further increase their knowledge and widen their perspectives. Choice of an elective will depend on the availability of the course(s), time tabling constraints, quotas, and other restrictions such as prerequisites and entrance requirements. Where students select to take elective courses, they are encouraged to select the following courses:

Courses 
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology 
HMT1000 A History of Ideas 
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights 

Students may already being doing some of these courses within their program, and the others are particularly relevant to a social science degree. However, electives can be freely chosen from across the university.

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IT requirements

Access to an up-to-date computer is necessary. On-campus students can access appropriately equipped laboratories, but should consider acquisition of their own computer. External students should be able to access a computer with the following minimum standards. All students should have access to email and the Internet via a computer running the latest versions of Internet web browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. The University has a wireless network for on-campus students' computers. In order to take advantage of this facility and further enhance their on-campus learning environment, students should consider purchasing a notebook/laptop computer with wireless connectivity. A notebook/laptop may be required for some courses.

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. Find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library.

Some courses in this program will have compulsory residential schools. Please consult course specifications for details.

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Credit

Although not all students are full-time, the degree is split into a first year, a second year and a third year (as per the recommended enrolment plans). Students who transfer into the degree may be able to enter the second or third year directly, depending on their prior qualifications. Students who, in the past ten years, have already passed the equivalent of 8 course units of social science or 12 course units from other disciplines may enter the second year of the degree, and students who have passed the equivalent of 16 units of social science or 24 course units from other disciplines may enter the third year of the degree. Where such block credit is given, the courses to be taken shall be determined by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, and students may be permitted to graduate with one major rather than the usual two. Alternatively, credit transfer may be given on a course-by-course basis, enabling students to be exempt from specific courses in the Bachelor of Social Science as long as they have passed other courses in the past ten years that are comparable in content and level.

No course may be counted towards more than one part of the degree under any circumstances, the parts of the degree being defined as the Core, Major 1, Major 2, a recognised Minor, and Elective courses.

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Other information

Please note that all recommended enrolment patterns are subject to approval.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Major 1: Interdisciplinary Social Science / Major 2: Anthropology

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
Major 1 course or elective1111
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111,3
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction1212
ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology1212

Either

INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212

Or

Major 1 course or elective1111

Year 2

Either

ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health2121

Or

ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief2121Pre-requisite: ANT1001

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121

Either

INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State2121
Major 1 course or elective2222

Either

STA3100 Evaluating Information2222

Or

Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

Either

ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health#3131

Or

ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief*3131Pre-requisite: ANT1001

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia#3131

Or

Major 1 course or elective3131

Select two of the following four courses:

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics31
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3
Major 1 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
#This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
*This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Interdisciplinary Social Science / Major 2: Behavioural Science - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A1111,3
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology1212,3

Either

INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212

Or

Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212

Year 2

Major 1 course or elective2121
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion2121Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour2121Pre-requisite: PSY1010

Either

INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121
STA3100 Evaluating Information2222
Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A*3131Pre-requisite: PSY1010 and STA2300. For students enrolled in Program BSSC with a major in BES: PSY1010 and STA3100

Select one course from the following three courses:

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics31
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3
Major 1 or Elective 3131
Major 1 or Elective 3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
Major 1 or Elective 3232
Major 1 or Elective 3232
Major 1 or Elective 3232

Footnotes
*Students who wish to take PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology should instead take PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A in their second year and STA3100 Evaluating Information in their first year.

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Major 1: Interdisciplinary Social Science / Major 2: Communication and Media Studies enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies1111
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
CMS1012 Introduction to Media Studies1212

Either

INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1222

Or

Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

CMS2017 Television: History, Texts and Industry2121
CMS2019 Global Hollywood2121

Either

INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
CMS2018 Cultural Industries - Cultural Economies2222
CMS2022 Communication and Power2222

Either

STA3100 Evaluating Information2222

Or

Major 1 course or elective
Major 1 course or elective

Year 3

SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication3232

Select two of the following four courses:

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics31
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3
Major 1 course or elective3131
Major 1 course or elective31 31
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
CMS3013 New Media3132
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

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Major 1: Interdisciplinary Social Science / Major 2: History recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE1111
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History1212
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE1212

Either

INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security121212

Or

Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History2121Pre-requisite: HIS1001 or HIS2000 or KNL1001 or KNL1002 or ANT3000 and one other History or KNL or Anthropology course
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea3121
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology21221, 3
Major 1 course or elective2121
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia2121

Either

STA3100 Evaluating Information222222

Or

Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

HIS3004 Approaches To History~31Pre-requisite: Any first year History course plus one other in History or International Relations

Select two of the following four courses:

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics31
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3
Major 1 course or elective3131

Either

INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era313132

Or

Major 1 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)

Either

HIS3002 The Twentieth Century3232Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations

Or

HIS3006 Modern Asian History3232
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
~Students considering Honours in History are advised to study this course.

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Major 1: Interdisciplinary Social Science / Major 2: Indigenous Studies recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia1111
ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures1212
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology1212,3

Either

INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212

Or

SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction1212

Year 2

HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History2121Pre-requisite: HIS1001 or HIS2000 or KNL1001 or KNL1002 or ANT3000 and one other History or KNL or Anthropology course

Either

INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2121

Either

INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security2222

Or

SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212

Either

STA3100 Evaluating Information2222

Or

Major 1 course or elective2222

Either

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State2131

Or

Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia3131

Or

Major 1 course or elective3131

Select two of the following three courses:

POL3013 Sustainability and Politics31
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3
Major 1 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)

Either

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131

Or

Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Interdisciplinary Social Science / Major 2: International Relations recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era1111
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212
Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing World2121Pre-requisite: INR1000 or INR1001
Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121

Either

STA3100 Evaluating Information2222

Or

Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective2222
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century2222Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations
HIS3006 Modern Asian History2222

Year 3

INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies3131

Select two of the following four courses:

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics3132
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective 3131
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3131
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations3232
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3232

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Interdisciplinary Social Science / Major 2: Language and Culture enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
LAC1001 Language Survival Skills1111
LAC1002 Language, Peoples and Places1212Pre-requisite: LAC1001
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

LAC2001 Language, Culture and Custom2121Pre-requisite: LAC1002
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
LAC2002 Language, History and Identity2222Pre-requisite: LAC2001

Either

STA3100 Evaluating Information2222

Or

Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

LAC3001 Language and the Contemporary World31Pre-requisite: LAC2002
LIN5000 The Nature of Language31,2

Select two of the following four courses:

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
POL3013 Sustainability and Politics3132
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3
LAC3004 In-Country Study/Professional Placement31,2
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)

Either

LAC3003 Language and Culture Special Project A22Pre-requisite: LAC3001 or for GERMAN language competency levels of B1 or above two units

Or

LAC3004 In-Country Study/Professional Placement31,2
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

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Major 1: Applied Social Science / Major 2: Anthropology recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
Major 1 course or elective1212
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
HMT1000 A History of Ideas121212
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction1212
ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology1212

Year 2

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights^2121Pre-requisite: HMT1000

Either

ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health2121

Or

ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief2121Pre-requisite: ANT1001

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2222

Either

ANT3010 2222

Or

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State2121

Either

ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology2222

Or

Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

Either

ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health3131
ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief3131Pre-requisite: ANT1001

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia3131

Or

Major 1 course or elective3131

Select two of the following three courses:

SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication3232
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies3131
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State313132
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

Footnotes
^ students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Applied Social Science / Major 2: Behavioural Science recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A1121, 3
Major 1 course or elective1111
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology1212,3
Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights^2121Pre-requisite: HMT1000
PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour2121Pre-requisite: PSY1010
PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion2121Pre-requisite: PSY1010
Major 1 course or elective2121
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2222
STA3100 Evaluating Information*2222
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective2222

Year 3

PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A3131Pre-requisite: PSY1010 and STA2300. For students enrolled in Program BSSC with a major in BES: PSY1010 and STA3100

Select two courses from the following four courses:

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131 Select INR1000 if not studied in Year 1
SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication3232
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies3131
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3232

Footnotes
^ students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree
*Students who wish to take PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology should instead take PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A in their second year and STA3100 Evaluating Information in their first year.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Applied Social Science / Major 2: Communication and Media Studies enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies1111
Major 1 course or elective1111
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
CMS1012 Introduction to Media Studies1212
Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights^2121Pre-requisite: HMT1000
CMS2017 Television: History, Texts and Industry2121
CMS2019 Global Hollywood2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
CMS2018 Cultural Industries - Cultural Economies2222
CMS2022 Communication and Power2222
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication323232

Select one course from the following three courses:

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies3131
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
Major 1 course or elective3131
Major 1 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
CMS3013 New Media32
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

Footnotes
^ students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Applied Social Science / Major 2: History recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE1111
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History1212
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE1212
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights^2121Pre-requisite: HMT1000
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History2121Pre-requisite: HIS1001 or HIS2000 or KNL1001 or KNL1002 or ANT3000 and one other History or KNL or Anthropology course
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea3121
Major 1 course or elective2121
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia2121
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2121
Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

HIS3004 Approaches To History~31Pre-requisite: Any first year History course plus one other in History or International Relations

Select two courses from the following four courses:

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131
SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication323232
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies3131
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
Major 1 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)

Either

HIS3002 The Twentieth Century3232Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations

Or

HIS3006 Modern Asian History3232
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

Footnotes
^ students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
~Students considering Honours in History are advised to study this course.

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Major 1: Applied Social Science / Major 2: Indigenous Studies recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures1111
Major 1 course or elective1111
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction**1212
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures1212
PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology1212,3

Year 2

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights^2121Pre-requisite: HMT1000
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History2121Pre-requisite: HIS1001 or HIS2000 or KNL1001 or KNL1002 or ANT3000 and one other History or KNL or Anthropology course

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia2121

Or

Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2121

Either

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131

Or

Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131

Either

ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia3131

Or

Major 1 course or elective3131
SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication323232
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving22Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)

Either

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131

Or

Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or elective3232

Footnotes
**Students are advised to take this course as an elective
^ students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Applied Social Science / Major 2: International Relations recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era1111
Major 1 course or elective1111
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212
Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights^2121Pre-requisite: HMT1000
INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing World2121Pre-requisite: INR1000 or INR1001
Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2121
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century2222Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations
HIS3006 Modern Asian History2222

Year 3

Either

INR3002 Nationalism and Revolution in Southeast Asia3131

Or

INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies3131

Select two courses from the following three courses:

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131
SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication323232
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations3131
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3232
Major 1 course or Major 2 course or elective3232

Footnotes
^ students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Major 1: Applied Social Science / Major 2: Language and Culture enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Note: Students who wish to study LAC3004 In-Country Study/Professional placement must discuss this with the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts in the context of their enrolment plan.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11, 211, 2, 3Enrolment is not permitted in CMS1000 if MGT1200 has been previously completed.
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111
LAC1001 Language Survival Skills1111
Major 1 course or elective1111
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
LAC1002 Language, Peoples and Places1212Pre-requisite: LAC1001
Major 1 course or elective1212
Major 1 course or elective1212

Year 2

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights^2121Pre-requisite: HMT1000
LAC2001 Language, Culture and Custom2121Pre-requisite: LAC1002
Major 1 course or elective2121
Major 1 course or elective2121
LAC2002 Language, History and Identity2222Pre-requisite: LAC2001
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2121
Major 1 course or elective2222
Major 1 course or elective2222

Year 3

LAC3001 Language and the Contemporary World31Pre-requisite: LAC2002
LIN5000 The Nature of Language31,2

Select two courses from the following four courses:

ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State3131
SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication323232
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies#3131two units
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
LAC3003 Language and Culture Special Project A32Pre-requisite: LAC3001 or for GERMAN language competency levels of B1 or above two units
Major 1 course or Elective3232

Footnotes
^ students cannot study both HMT2000 and CDS2000 within the one degree
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
#This course is offered in even-numbered years only.