Handbook

Bachelor of Arts

Course code

10110

Version

12

Professional Accreditation Status

The Psychology major for this course is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). With one further year of study in Psychology graduates will be eligible for provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (4+2 Pathway).

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

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

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Study plans must include:

At least 3 credit points at level 1 from any four of the following subject prefixes: AN, AR, CI, CU,CV, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SS, SY or WS; and

At least 3 credit points of Indigenous Australian Studies either SS1010 or a subject prefixed IA, or AN1001 (Singapore).

A minimum of 42 credit points must be taken at levels 2 and 3, of which, at least 18 credit points must be at level 3.

A maximum of 15 credit points may be taken from subjects outside of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, except for subjects specified under a major.

Additional completion requirements

The psychology major is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence. Students wishing to complete an APAC accredited sequence should seek advice from the Division Office.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to Australian Indigenous cultures and peoples

  • Appraise the place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence

  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems in at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas, through proficiency in written and spoken English language and numeracy, appropriate to their audience and in a range of modes and media

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship

  • Identify and have potential to act and reflect upon opportunities for lifelong learning and career development.

Course Structure

Course Structure – Townsville, Cairns

Course Structure - Singapore

Course Structure - Townsville, Cairns

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of level 1 Arts, Creative Media, Environmental Sciences, and Social Sciences subjects

Arts, Creative Media, Environmental Sciences, and Social Sciences subjects include the following prefixes:

AN, AR, CI, CU, CV, CY, EL, EV, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SS, SY and WS;

PLUS

Select SS1010 or any IA level 1, 2 or 3 subject

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects at level 1, 2 and 3

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects at level 2 and 3

PLUS

Select a single or double major in second year

Single Major

Select a major from Table A

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

OR

Double Major

Select a major from Table A

PLUS

Select a second major from Table A

Table A (MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single or double

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

Notes

All majors are available mid year

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Chinese

Cairns (Suspended 2013 – 2015)

Criminology

Townsville

English

Cairns

Townsville

External study

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

French Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

French Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

German

Townsville

History

Cairns

Townsville

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

Italian

Cairns

Japanese Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Japanese Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Media and Writing

Townsville

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

Socio-Economics

Townsville

External

Not available in joint degrees.

Students who wish to enrol in the Socio-Economics major should complete BU1003:03 Economics for Business in year 1 or in year 2 of their degree before attempting subjects in the Socio-Economics major.

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External study

The Asian Century

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

Course Structure - Singapore

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

OPTIONS

Select 12 credit points of specified level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects from List 1

PLUS

AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of undergraduate level 1, 2 or 3 subjects

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of undergraduate level 2 or level 3 subjects

PLUS

Select a single or double major from Table B in second year

Single Major

Select a major from Table B

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of level 2 or 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects OR

Double Major

Select a major from Table B

PLUS

Select a second major from Table B

List 1

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

PY1101:03 Exploring Psychology 1

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2

SS1111:03 Introduction to Counselling

SS1112:03 Multicultural, Child and Adolescent Counselling

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Table B (SINGAPORE MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single or double

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

NB The Asian Century major is proposed to commence in 2016.

Notes

All majors are available mid year

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

The Asian Century

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns

Singapore

Not all majors are available in Singapore

Townsville

Not all majors are available in Townsville

External

Not all majors are available externally

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

9 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete one more year of psychology plus two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited masters degree.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

12 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 19 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Approved abbreviation

BA

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 48 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Advanced Diploma of Arts.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional year of study.

Eligibility

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


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