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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are to provide students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences and languages as well as a broadunderstanding of selected fields of study outside these areas. The degree is designed so that a Bachelor of Arts graduate should be able to: * Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Access and appreciate national and international debates in their specialised areas of study. * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a * respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, to read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context. * Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and otherinformation technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Criminology)
  • Course description
    Criminology is available as both a 100 point major and a 75 point minor area of study.

    Major
    Level 1

    25 points of study consisting of:

        * From Graffiti to Terrorism or Law In Society

    and

        * One Interdisciplinary Foundation Subject

    Levels 2/3

    37.5 points taken at each of level 2 and level 3, including:

        * Social Science Research Methods (compulsory at level 2)
        * Crime and Public Policy (capstone subject, compulsory at level 3)
        * 50 points of Criminology Elective Subjects


    The capstone subject is not available in the minor or as breadth studies outside the BA.

    Total 100 points

    Minor
    Level 1

    25 points of study consisting of:

        * From Graffiti to Terrorism or Law In Society

    and

        * One Interdisciplinary Foundation Subject

    Level 2/3

        * 50 points of Criminology subjects (4 subjects) including Social Science Research Methods (compulsory at level 2).

    Total 75 points

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