Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

Program Code

BSOCS

Academic Year

2017

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

Students in this program will investigate, analyse and interpret the major social justice challenges facing an increasingly globalised world. This program mixes core learning in a broad range of relevant areas with practical research investigation. Students will be introduced to methods and tools to design and conduct social research, as well as develop approaches to analyse findings and advocate change.
From a social justice standpoint, students will learn to recognise differing needs, and develop a range of approaches and methods to understand and respond to the critical social problems and public issues in society. They will also build valuable qualitative and quantitative research skills, and have the opportunity to design their own independent research projects.
The Bachelor of Social Sciences has a strong focus on applied social research, policy analysis, and writing in the key areas of the social sciences.
The Bachelor of Social Sciences is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Social Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Social Sciences .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences, the student must complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Level I courses not exceeding 24 units
  2. Core courses to the value of 33 units
  3. Closed Electives to the value of 6 units
  4. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units that are available to the student, excluding courses from the following subject areas: GEOG, GSSA, POLIS, or courses from any optional major or minor.
  5. Open Electives to the value of 24 units
    or
  6. A major to the value of 24 units may be taken from the following:
    • Criminology
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Sociology
  7. A minor to the value of 18 units may be taken from the following, plus an Elective courses to the value of 6 units:
    • Criminology
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Sociology

or

  1. A minor to the value of 21 units may be taken in Psychology. Students undertaking this minor are not required to take the 9 units of Broadening Electives and will need to undertake Elective courses to the value of 12 units.

Students who have passed courses in the degree of Bachelor of Laws at the University will be granted credit toward the Bachelor of Social Sciences up to a maximum of 24 units.

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 33 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media 3
GEND 1107 Gender, Work and Society 3
GEND 1107EX Gender, Work and Society 3
GEOG 1101 Geographies of Globalisation 3
GEOG 2132 Social Science Techniques 3
GSSA 3007 Taking it to the Streets: Applied Social Sciences 6
POLIS 1105 Introduction to Politics 3
SOCI 2010 Politics, Policy & Citizenship 3
SOCI 2012 Social Research 3

and

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Social Sciences Level II/III Closed Electives or ARTS 3200 Arts Internship

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 3200 Arts Internship 6