Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

Program Code

BSOCS

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

This program will not be offered in 2020

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 is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

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 24 units including ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind or ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind
  3. Closed Electives to value of 6 units
  4. ARTS 3200 Arts Internship to the value of 6 units; OR
  5. Closed Electives to value of 12 units in lieu of the courses required in (3) (4)
  6. Broadening Electives to the value of 9 units, excluding courses from the following subject areas: ARTS, ASIA, GEOG, or SOCI
  7. Open Electives to the value of 27 units; OR
  8. If studying a Major in Criminology, Open Elective courses to the value of 12 units in lieu of the courses required in (6) and (7); OR 
  9. If studying a Major in Politics and International Relations, Open Elective courses to the value of 12 units in lieu of the courses required in (6) and (7); OR
  10. If studying a Major in Sociology, Open Elective courses to the value of 12 units in lieu of the courses required in (6) and (7); OR
  11. If studying a Minor in Criminology, Open Elective courses to the value of 18 units in lieu of the courses required in (6) and (7); OR
  12. If studying a Minor in Politics and International Relations, Open Elective courses to the value of 18 units in lieu of the courses required in (6) and (7); OR
  13. If studying a Minor in Sociology, Open Elective courses to the value of 18 units in lieu of the courses required in (6) and (7); OR
  14. If studying a Minor in Psychology, Open Elective courses to the value of 15 units in lieu of the courses required in (6) and (7)

Students who have passed courses in the Bachelor of Laws at the University of Adelaide 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 24 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind 3

and

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ASIA 1104 Introduction to Asian Cultures 3
GEOG 1101 Geographies of Globalisation 3
GEOG 2132 Social Science Techniques II 3
SOCI 2010 Politics, Policy & Citizenship 3
SOCI 2012 Introduction to Social Research 3
SOCI 3012 Taking it to the Streets: Applied Social Sciences 6