Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

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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 (Sociology)
  • Course description
    Sociology is available as both a 100-point major and a 75-point minor.


    Level 1 (25 points)

        * one Arts Interdisciplinary Foundation Subject
        * and one level 1 Sociology subject (12.5 points)

    Level 2 (37.5 points)

        * Social Science Research Methods and
        * 25 points from level 2 subjects listed

    Level 3 (37.5 points)

        * Contemporary Sociological Theory (capstone subject)
        * 25 points from level 3 subjects listed

    Total 100 points


    Level 1 (25 points) consisting of:

        * One Arts Interdisciplinary Foundation Subject
        * 12.5 points from level 1 subjects listed

    Level 2 (25 points) consisting of:

        * 25 points from level 2 subjects listed (Social Science Research Methods is strongly recommended).

    Level 3 (25 points) consisting of:

        * 25 points from level 3 subjects listed

    Total 75 points

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

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