Bachelor of Social Science with Honours

Course Code

80109

Version

5

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of a Bachelor of Social Science in a relevant major, from this or another university; or

Qualifications recognised by the Faculty as equivalent to that above.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Additional selection requirements

Applicants must satisfy the requirements of the school(s) in which honours is to be undertaken that the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to an honours degree has been attained.

Special admission requirements

Admission to the honours degree shall follow on directly from the pass degree and, normally, no later than five years following completion of the pass degree.

Candidates for honours who have graduated with a pass degree from another university or who graduated more than five years ago may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the Head of School recommends as a condition of entry to honours.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).  Students scoring below this may be offered up to six months intensive language training prior to admission to the course.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Schools in which the Bachelor of Social Science with Honours may be taken:

  • Arts and Social Science

  • Earth and Environmental Science

With the approval of the relevant Head(s) of School(s) a joint honours degree may be undertaken in more than one field of study.

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Options

Select single or joint honours

Single Honours (80109-SGL-HON08)

or

Joint Honours (80109-DBL-HONS)

Single Honours (80109-SGL-HON08)

Select an honours discipline

Anthropology

Asia-Pacific Community Development

Archaeology

Criminology

Environmental Studies

Geography

History

Human Services

Politics and International Relations

Psychology

Sociology

Anthropology (80109-ANT-HONS)

AN4006:06  Anthropology Honours Seminar A

AN4 0 07:06  Anthropology Honours Seminar B

AN41 0 0:06  Anthropology Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

AN 4 101:06  Anthropology Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

Asia-Pacific Community Development (80109-APA-HONS)

AN4006:06  Anthropology Honours Seminar A

SS4100:06  Social Science Joint Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

SS4101:06  Social Science Joint Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

WS 4 005:03  Social Inquiry Analysis

WS4514:03  Theories for Social Work Practice

Archaeology (80109-ARC-HONS)

AR4006:06  Archaeology Honours Seminar A

AR4007:06  Archaeology Honours Seminar B

AR4102:06  Archaeology Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

AR4103:06  Archaeology Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

Criminology (80109-CRI-HONS)

SY4017:06  Sociology Honours Seminar A

SY4018:06  Sociology Honours Seminar B

SY4100:06  Sociology Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

SY4101:06  Sociology Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

Environmental Studies (80109-ENV-HONS)

EV4100:06  Honours in Tropical Environment Studies and Resource Management (Pt 1 of 2)

EV4101:12  Honours in Tropical Environment Studies and Resource Management (Pt 2 of 2)

EV5007:03  Introduction to Research

PLUS

Select 3 CP of EV level 3 or 5 subjects

EV3001:03  Environmental and Regional Planning

EV3002:03  Environmental Impact Assessment

EV3009:03  Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV3018:03  Professional Vacation Placement

EV3100:03  Coastal Management

EV3200:03  Terrestrial Resource Management

EV3201:03  Managing Coastal and Marine Environments

EV3203:03  Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles

EV3205:03  Conserving Tropical Rainforests

EV3251:03  Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas

EV3252:03  Indigenous Environmental Management

EV3254:03  Tropical Agroforestry

EV3255:03  Managing Rainforest Wildlife

EV3401:03  Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

EV3404:03  Field Studies in Tropical Geography

EV3406:03  Coral Reef Geomorphology

EV3407:03  Fire Science and Management for Northern Australia

EV3454:03  Natural Hazards

EV3456:03  Catchment Assessment and Management

EV3501:03  Advanced Remote Sensing

EV3502:03  Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV3503:03  GIS for Environmental Analysis

EV3601:03  Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management

EV3606:03  Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Planning

Geography (50109-GEOG-HONS)

Geography Honours (Full time) (50109-GEO-HONFT)

EA4401:12  Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part 1 of 2)

EA4402:12  Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part 2 of 2)

or

Geography Honours (Part Time) (50109-GEO-HONPT)

EA4501:06  Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part-Time) (Part 1 of 4)

EA4502:06  Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part-Time) (Part 2 of 4)

EA4503:06  Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part-Time) (Part 3 of 4)

EA4504:06 Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part-Time) (Part 4 of 4)

History (80109-HIS-HONS)

HI4300:06  History Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

HI4301:06  History Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

HI4443:06  Writing History

HI4444:06  History's Past

Human Services (80109-HUM-HONS)

WS4010:06  Honours Reading and Research Design Part 1 of 2

WS4011:06  Honours Reading and Research Design Part 2 of 2

WS4016:06  Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

WS4017:06  Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

Politics and International Relations (80109-PIR-HONS)

PL4001:06  Applied Political and International Analysis

PL4002:06  Theory and Method in Political Science

PL4500:06  Political Science Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

PL4501:06  Political Science Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

Psychology (80109-PSY-HONS)

PY4104:06  Psychology Thesis Part 1 of 2

PY4105:06  Psychology Thesis Part 2 of 2

PY4108:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 1 of 2

PY4109:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 2 of 2

Sociology (80109-SOC-HONS)

SY4017:06  Sociology Honours Seminar A

SY4018:06  Sociology Honours Seminar B

SY4100:06  Sociology Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

SY4101:06  Sociology Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

Joint Honours

Select honours area 1 (80109-DBL-HONS1)

PLUS

Select honours area 2 (80109-DBL-HONS2)

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of specified HU or SS level 4 subjects

HU4001:06  Joint Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

or

SS4100:06  Social Science Joint Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

HU4002:06  Joint Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

or

SS4101:06  Social Science Joint Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

List of subjects available to choose under honours area 1 (80109-DBL-HONS1) and honours area 2 (80109-DBL-HONS2)

Select 6 credit points of specified subjects

EV3001:03  Environmental and Regional Planning

EV3002:03  Environmental Impact Assessment

EV3009:03  Foundations of Natural Resource Management

EV3018:03  Professional Vacation Placement

EV3100:03  Coastal Management

EV3200:03  Terrestrial Resource Management

EV3201:03  Managing Coastal and Marine Environments

EV3203:03  Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles

EV3205:03  Conserving Tropical Rainforests

EV3251:03  Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas

EV3252:03  Indigenous Environmental Management

EV3254:03  Tropical Agroforestry

EV3255:03  Managing Rainforest Wildlife

EV3401:03  Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology

EV3404:03  Field Studies in Tropical Geography

EV3406:03  Coral Reef Geomorphology

EV3407:03  Fire Science and Management for Northern Australia

EV3454:03  Natural Hazards

EV3456:03  Catchment Assessment and Management

EV3501:03  Advanced Remote Sensing

EV3502:03  Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EV3503:03  GIS for Environmental Analysis

EV3601:03  Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management

EV3606:03  Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Planning

AN4006:06  Anthropology Honours Seminar A

AN4007:06  Anthropology Honours Seminar B

AN4100:06  Anthropology Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

AN4101:06  Anthropology Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

AR4006:06  Archaeology Honours Seminar A

AR4007:06  Archaeology Honours Seminar B

AR4102:06  Archaeology Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

AR4103:06  Archaeology Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

EL4100:06  English Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

EL4101:06  English Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

EL4040:06  Literary and Cultural Theory

EL4060:06  Recent Australian Writing

EL4070:06  Contemporary British Literature

EA4501:06  Honours in Earth and Environmental Science (Part-Time) (Part 1 of 4)

FR4403:06  French Honours Coursework

FR4419:06  Theory and Practice of Translation

HI4443:06  Writing History

HI4444:06  History's Past

IA4010:06  Indigenous Research Ethics, Methodologies and Procedures

IA4012:06  Interpreting Research

PL4001:06  Applied Political and International Analysis

PL4002:06  Theory and Method in Political Science

PL4500:06  Political Science Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

PL4501:06  Political Science Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

PY4108:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 1 of 2

PY4109:06  Advanced Topics in Psychology Part 2 of 2

SY4017:06  Sociology Honours Seminar A

SY4018:06  Sociology Honours Seminar B

WS4005:03  Social Inquiry Analysis

WS4514:03  Theories for Social Work Practice

WS4010:06  Honours Reading and Research Design Part 1 of 2

WS4011:06  Honours Reading and Research Design Part 2 of 2

EV5007:03  Introduction to Research

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Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The field of study shall appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable