Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) [End-on]

Year

2015

Course code

80109

Version

6

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQFLevel 7 Bachelor Degree in a Social Science discipline or qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent to that above;

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across their undergraduate degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the final year of their undergraduate degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Entry to the program is by invitation of the College Dean

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.

Students 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 recommended by the College Dean.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of social theory, practice and professional ethics in at least one discipline in the social sciences

  • Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods in at least one discipline in the social sciences

  • Analyse critically and evaluate social systems, institutions, structures and/or practices

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise perspectives, arguments and sources of qualitative and/or quantitative data pertinent to complex social, political, historical, economic, environmental and/or cultural issues, particularly those related to quality of life in the tropics worldwide

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of research to a variety of audiences through advanced proficiency in written and spoken English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills

  • Design, plan and execute a social science research project with some independence

  • Apply social theory to research, demonstrating advanced understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in some areas in at least one discipline in the social sciences

  • Respectfully and responsibly apply knowledge of diversity and difference among people, especially vulnerable and Indigenous peoples, in research and scholarship.

Course Structure (all majors except Geography, Environmental Studies)

CORE SUBJECTS

SS4100:06 Social Science Honours or Graduate Diploma Thesis Part 1 of 2

SS4101:06 Social Science Honours or Graduate Diploma Thesis Part 2 of 2

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A

Table A (ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

12 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Criminology

Townsville

History

Cairns

Townsville

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Media and Writing

Townsville

External study

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External study

Course Structure (Geography and Environmental Studies Majors)

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table B

Table B (EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

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

Award title

BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BSocSc(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable