Courses & Units

Bachelor of Social Science (13E)

The Bachelor of Social Science is a specialist course of study for those who are interested in working with people and in affecting social and political change.

The degree brings together disciplines that relate to human experience and behaviour, exposure to how contemporary organisations work and an understanding of national and international social and political issues. Students may also be able to gain experience through a variety of internships in politics, non-government organisations or the public sector as part of their degree.

Studies are based in either Sociology or Public Policy majors, with a choice of complimentary majors in Criminology, Political science, International relations or from other disciplines including Psychology, Human resource management, Geography and Environmental Studies.

Whether you wish to work in community development, foreign affairs, politics or social welfare, the Bachelor of Social Science is the perfect degree to provide you with the knowledge and expertise for solutions in the real world.

Duration

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Minimum 3 Years

Up to a maximum of 7 Years

Location

Hobart, Launceston

ATAR

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

See entry requirements below


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Minimum 3 Years

Up to a maximum of 7 Years

Location

Hobart, Launceston

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 027725G


Course intake

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early), Spring school

Course rules

See full course rules and guidelines

Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

The Bachelor of Social Science aims to give undergraduates a broad exposure to applied social science, while allowing them to study social science and management issues within a non-professional educational context. Students will be able to link the disciplinary bases of management and administrative studies to their practical applications.

The program will develop a student's general abilities in the areas of:

  • written expression
  • linguistic skills
  • creative self-expression
  • capacity to analyse and interpret in a dispassionate and objective manner
  • capacity for reasoned criticism
  • data acquisition and analysis
  • research techniques
  • marshalling facts in support of arguments, and
  • evaluating the possible outcomes of alternative courses of action, with the emphasis varying according to the particular program chosen.


Students will be able to prepare themselves for careers in the post-industrial service sector whilst acquiring a qualification that will certify them in the specific knowledge and skills that social science can offer. Students may obtain professional recognition from the Australian Human Resources Institute if they have completed a Human Resource Management major.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Social Science, you need to choose 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives.


This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • Two majors of 8 units each: each major consists of 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four student elective units: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study the equivalent of a second minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas – it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 8-10 units at advanced level.

If students wish to enrol in both Politics & Policy and International Relations as a either a major and minor combination or as two majors, please note HIR101 and HPP101 cannot count to both major(s)/minor combinations and different introductory level units will be required. An example of these combinations are as below:-

Politics & Policy major: HPP101 and HTA101; PLUS International Relations minor or 2nd major: HIR101 and HGA101,

Where alternative units are required, you will need to contact Arts Student Central to have your study plan manually amended. Once done you will be able to enrol accordingly via eStudent.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a detailed account of the history, evolution and impact of political parties and political leaders across the world. It explores cases and examples from both democratic and authoritarian regimes, highlighting the different ways that political representation can…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc, this…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces students to the workings of the global political economy by examining its trade, investment, financial, monetary and sustainability dimensions. Examines the global economic governance system, focusing on the World Trade Organization (WTO), bilateral and regional investment treaties, the G8/G20,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit focuses on the problems experienced by the world's less and least developed countries. Such countries- in Africa, Asia and Latin America- are struggling to overcome high rates of infant mortality, malnutrition, poverty, illiteracy and environmental degradation in a…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the globalisation of environmental problems, broader governance approaches to global environmental policy, including the links between trade and environment. Students will gain an understanding of issues of international environmental governance, global political economy and ecology. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a detailed account of the history, evolution and impact of political parties and political leaders across the world. It explores cases and examples from both democratic and authoritarian regimes, highlighting the different ways that political representation can…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the idea of 'sustainability' and the politics, policy and practices that transform the concept into reality on the ground. Divided into three modules, the unit commences with an exploration of the contested nature of sustainability as articulated…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Provides students with a broad introduction to the increasingly intimate relationships between media and politics. The unit critically analyses key ideas on the role of the media in politics, including the democratic and propaganda models of media. It examines the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to green politics and political parties; and the role of 'greens' in government. It traces in a comparative sense, green ideas, values and politics from grass roots inception, through to green political platforms and the policy…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels. Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics. The unit begins with an overview of United States political history, culture and institutions before focusing on the nature and impact of recent presidencies. It examines key issues which dominate contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered by the School at undergraduate level. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSummer school
LauncestonWinter school
LauncestonSpring school
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 2
Cradle CoastSummer school
Cradle CoastWinter school
Cradle CoastSpring school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role of women in politics and public decision-making. The unit will specifically address the issues of women as citizens and consumers of policy; women as public officials making and delivering policy; and women as politicians representing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Examines the roles and functions that the police play as a major agency of governance in society. The structures and strategies of policing are analysed and the relationships between the police, other governmental institutions and the general public are discussed.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSummer school

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their undergraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their undergraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

SAMS is a core unit for students completing a sociology major. It provides students with an understanding of the theoretical models and concepts developed by sociologists to explain the major social transformations of Western industrial democracies from the end of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Choose a total of 4 advanced units from the list(s) below.
Choose 3 minimum - 4 maximum advanced units from the following list:

The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit considers how culture and social structures shape reproduction. We will examine the contested meanings of reproduction, including how individuals plan for and experience reproduction, how social meanings influence biological understandings of reproduction, and social understandings of who should…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Families are often seen in contradictory terms: as a natural unit and one that is in crisis. Family and intimate relationships are at the same time both intensely personal and political social entities. In this unit you will explore the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will enable students to understand how the creative and cultural industries have dramatically changed how we relate to economic, social, cultural, aesthetic, natural, scientific and technical domains of our lives. While culture grew significantly as an industry and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Focuses on the sociological analysis of contemporary religion and spirituality in Australia and other societies. There is a particular emphasis on the New Age, Paganism, Indigenous religions, and the renewal of formal religion through processes such as fundamentalism and Pentecostalism.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit applies a sociological lens to the terrain of racial and ethnic relations in Australia. It introduces theories of race, ethnicity, Indigeneity and whiteness and applies these to historical and contemporary race relations and the empirical research on Australian…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The body is normally understood as exclusively biological, but it is also subject to competing social forces. For example, our bodies allow us to comprehend the world. It is also the site through which others come to identify and classify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Teaches students how to conduct qualitative research focusing on techniques of observation, in-depth interviewing and data analysis. The unit has a practical orientation, students will actually engage in interviewing, participant observation, transcription and data analysis during the course. Assignments are…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit enables students to take a specialist elective in an area of sociology not covered in the three streams of the new sociology major. It makes it possible to draw on the knowledge and expertise of the staff group,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Health and illness are culturally salient topics in contemporary Australia. This unit provides a sociological analysis of a number of key issues and debates from the sociology of health and illness. The unit identifies and analyses a range of issues…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to the sociology of nature and provides a solid understanding of human relations with the natural world. The unit covers three broad areas. First, global variations in human relations with the natural world, including cultural, religious and mythic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Explores the changing patterns of social hierarchy (income, power and status) and exclusion (prejudice and discrimination) within contemporary societies and globally, with a particular focus on Australia. The unit examines theoretical debates on causes and consequences and inequalities, and empirical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Uses a number of sociological concepts, such as (post)industrial society, democracy, individualism and modernity, as tools for understanding the changing character of Australian society. These tools are used to interpret new developments in such topical areas as class and work,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jan B

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 0 minimum-1 maximum advanced non-Sociology unit from the following list:

This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Nov

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertaking a minor are require to complete the two introductory level units and two intermediate level units selected from amongst those listed below.
Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience across Australia from the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit explores some debates about aspects of Aboriginal social life before the British colonisation-for example, social and political structures, economies, religious…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit considers the challenges facing Australia's Aboriginal peoples as they strive for economic viability. It analyses past approaches, current trends and the theories underpinning community development. International experience in community development and how it informs and influences Australian policy…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal societies and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Statistics consistently show that Aboriginal mortality rates far exceed those of setter-Australians, indeed some 50% of Aboriginal Australians die before they reach the age of 50. This unit explores the reasons for this situation, taking a social determinants approach that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit engages with a broad range of Indigenous life writing, particularly from New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Indigenous perspectives on topics as diverse as mission life, inner city ghettoes, the Redfern riot, cross-cultural liaisons, and the Government…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Choose one of the following pairs:-

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

or

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

or

This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

or

This unit provides an introduction to major theoretical areas in cognitive and biological psychology, and associated practical applications. Lecture topics include biological psychology, sensation, perception and memory, language, thinking and reasoning, motivation and emotions, and states of consciousness. In practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to how theory and research in psychology can be applied to provide insight into human behaviour in a wide range of settings. Topics covered range from extreme sport to online behaviour, behaviour in organisations and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

or

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonIntensive Session Jun
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Plus the following two core units;-

In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Principles of Economics 1 is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) degrees. It is also available as a student elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of Tasmania.Principles…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Principles of Economics 2 is a core unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc), the two economics majors offered by the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, and is also available as a nominated elective in a wide range of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate unit

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

Intermediate Microeconomics has two main purposes. First, it provides the basic foundations of economics. Starting from a number of fundamental assumptions, this unit develops the neoclassical theory of the optimising behaviour of consumers and firms and the process of interaction…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with understanding of a wide range of issues related to international trade theory, policy and contemporary global issues. In doing so, it builds on knowledge of both the micro and macro sides of the international economy.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit equips students with the macroeconomic theories used in the 'real world', for example, by Treasury officials in formulating the Government Budget, or by business economists forecasting GDP and inflation. The unit expounds the IS-LM models that allows students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This foundation unit in Geography bridges the physical and social sciences. You will develop knowledge of different environments and societies and how they change as you study earth evolution, human development and their interactions. In our increasingly global lives, this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, of how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Australia's accelerating engagement with Asia requires a capacity to understand our northern neighbours, empathise with them, and relate to and work with them.In this unit you will have opportunities to understand the nature of the physical environment of selected parts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The physical and living aspects of the environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy the planet. This unit highlights the conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain Earth's ecosystems and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human geography, the study of human life in the context of space, place and environment, provides valuable tools for understanding and transforming the world. The unit explores contemporary issues of economic prosperity, political justice and cultural identity, and related debates…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (late)
Cradle CoastSpring school (late)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides students with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power and politics,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on foundational concepts introduced in BMA121 Managing People at Work. Students are introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines. Classical, neoclassical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

If students wish to enrol in both Politics & Policy and International Relations as a either a major and minor combination or as two majors, please note HIR101 and HPP101 cannot count to both major(s)/minor combinations and different introductory level units will be required. An example of these combinations are as below:-

Politics & Policy major: HPP101 and HTA101; PLUS International Relations minor or 2nd major: HIR101 and HGA101,

    Year 1
    Compulsory introductory unit

    We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Year 2
    Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

    This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21 st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is primarily concerned with changing power structures in contemporary international relations. It thus focuses on assessing the policy intentions and power capabilities of great and rising powers such as the United States, China, the UK, France, Russia and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is concerned with international security, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated 'inter-national' issues). It examines the nexus between theory and practice in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    An introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of the China. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the rise of China as a global power. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is concerned with the question of the changing/evolving nature of violence in the international realm. Part one of the unit will trace the emergence of modern thought about violence through theoretical 'traditions' and the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    If students wish to enrol in both Politics & Policy and International Relations as a either a major and minor combination or as two majors, please note HIR101 and HPP101 cannot count to both major(s)/minor combinations and different introductory level units will be required. An example of these combinations are as below:-

    Politics & Policy major: HPP101 and HTA101;  PLUS International Relations minor or 2nd major: HIR101 and HGA101,

    Where alternative units are required, you will need to contact Arts Student Central to have your 13E study plan manually amended. Once done you will be able to enrol accordingly via eStudent.

      Year 1
      Compulsory introductory units

      This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 2
      Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

      This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides a detailed account of the history, evolution and impact of political parties and political leaders across the world. It explores cases and examples from both democratic and authoritarian regimes, highlighting the different ways that political representation can…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 1
      Compulsory introductory units

      This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartSemester 2
      Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
      LauncestonSemester 1
      Cradle CoastSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Cradle CoastSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 2
      Compulsory intermediate units

      This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of the scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartSemester 2
      Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups, and intergroup relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people's perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 1
      Compulsory introductory units

      Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1
      Cradle CoastSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Cradle CoastSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 2
      Compulsory intermediate units

      SAMS is a core unit for students completing a sociology major. It provides students with an understanding of the theoretical models and concepts developed by sociologists to explain the major social transformations of Western industrial democracies from the end of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      or
      Year 1

      Choose one of the following pairs

      This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartSemester 2
      Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
      LauncestonSemester 1
      Cradle CoastSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Cradle CoastSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      or

      This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      or

      To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartIntensive Session Jun
      LauncestonSemester 1
      LauncestonIntensive Session Jun
      Cradle CoastSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Cradle CoastSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      or

      Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1
      Cradle CoastSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Cradle CoastSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      or

      This unit provides an introduction to major theoretical areas in cognitive and biological psychology, and associated practical applications. Lecture topics include biological psychology, sensation, perception and memory, language, thinking and reasoning, motivation and emotions, and states of consciousness. In practical…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides an introduction to how theory and research in psychology can be applied to provide insight into human behaviour in a wide range of settings. Topics covered range from extreme sport to online behaviour, behaviour in organisations and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 2
      Compulsory Intermediate unit

      The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

      Case management is the dominant service delivery approach used by criminal justice and human services agencies to provide services to individuals and families. This unit introduces and explores case management methodologies, professional communication skills and offender supervision processes and practices.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      This unit provides an introduction to the newly emerging area of forensic criminology through an examination of the field of forensic investigation. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics and cybercrime, forensic interventions in social…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit explores the theory, methods, practical applications and analysis of particular crime and criminal justice topics in specific areas of concern. It is designed to provide an opportunity to examine diverse subject matter by drawing upon the specialist expertise…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      Hobart5 Week Session Nov

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides a critical introduction to the philosophies, principles and practices of juvenile justice and child protection. The interface between juvenile justice and child protection is well established, institutionally, historically and in terms of shared clients, and an informed…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit examines major issues concerning contemporary policing practices including such topics as policing diversity, policing public order and dissent, policing illicit drug use, policing domestic violence, and the militarisation of policing. Crime management strategies and forensic practices will also…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 3
      Compulsory Advanced level units

      In this unit you will focus on sociological approaches to crime and the criminal justice system with the objective of understanding research and debates about: (i) the criminal justice system (police, courts, corrections); (ii) patterns of crime (measuring crime victims…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The unit offers a broad overview of the major theories and approaches to the study of crime and deviance. It provides a survey of diverse and competing interpretations of criminal and deviant acts, the situations and contexts within which crime…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Provides a sociological perspective on the relationship between law and society through a critical analysis of the basic processes of law, issues of social power and legal institutions, and law reform and social change. The aims of the subject are…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      Case management is the dominant service delivery approach used by criminal justice and human services agencies to provide services to individuals and families. This unit introduces and explores case management methodologies, professional communication skills and offender supervision processes and practices.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      This unit provides an introduction to the newly emerging area of forensic criminology through an examination of the field of forensic investigation. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics and cybercrime, forensic interventions in social…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit explores the theory, methods, practical applications and analysis of particular crime and criminal justice topics in specific areas of concern. It is designed to provide an opportunity to examine diverse subject matter by drawing upon the specialist expertise…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides a critical introduction to issues and debates relating to crime in the context of sport. From doping to corruption in the world game, sport and crime are inextricably linked. Sharing a number of themes and issues such…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      Hobart5 Week Session Nov

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit is designed to introduce students to the issues and processes associated with working with offenders, particularly those under the authority of corrective services in prison and community corrections. The unit explores issues pertaining directly to how best to…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartWinter school

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Explores the nature of environmental crime and its social regulation. The unit has three main topical concerns. First, to investigate the nature of environmental crime from the point of view of legal, ecological and justice perspectives, with an emphasis on…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Explores the changing patterns of social hierarchy (income, power and status) and exclusion (prejudice and discrimination) within contemporary societies and globally, with a particular focus on Australia. The unit examines theoretical debates on causes and consequences and inequalities, and empirical…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered in the Police Studies undergraduate program. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories;…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Introduces students to moral debates about what the content of the law ought to be and to some of the major theories of law, such as Natural Law, Positivism and Realism and some of the most influential modern theories, including…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      Year 1
      Compulsory introductory units

      This foundation unit in Geography bridges the physical and social sciences. You will develop knowledge of different environments and societies and how they change as you study earth evolution, human development and their interactions. In our increasingly global lives, this…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1
      Cradle CoastSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, of how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Cradle CoastSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 2
      Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

      This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Australia's accelerating engagement with Asia requires a capacity to understand our northern neighbours, empathise with them, and relate to and work with them.In this unit you will have opportunities to understand the nature of the physical environment of selected parts…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The physical and living aspects of the environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy the planet. This unit highlights the conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain Earth's ecosystems and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Human geography, the study of human life in the context of space, place and environment, provides valuable tools for understanding and transforming the world. The unit explores contemporary issues of economic prosperity, political justice and cultural identity, and related debates…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSpring school (late)
      LauncestonSpring school (late)
      Cradle CoastSpring school (late)

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Society needs professional environmental managers who have the knowledge and skills to effectively tackle problems of sustainable resource use and biodiversity conservation. Environmental managers also play an important role in helping communities identify and move towards sustainable and just futures.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 3
      Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

      Being a multidisciplinary unit, this unit brings together the subject material of a number of disciplines to help design policy. In order to manage marine ecosystems sustainably, including decisions to use or conserve these ecosystems, an understanding of the primary…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides students with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of MPAs, planning and administration, processes for establishing an MPA and management…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides an overview of marine ecosystem restoration. The syllabus includes current restoration philosophy, views and concepts, synthetic ecology, developing viable restoration frameworks, physical parameters, biological parameters, restoring assemblages, assessment and monitoring and sustaining restored ecosystems. Students learn to…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      This unit comprises a one-semester geographical or environmental research project. The aim of the unit is to provide students with research experience and skills in an area of their own choosing. Project design, data collection, data management and data presentation…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      LauncestonSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Political ecology brings together the study of natural systems and social systems, exploring questions of justice and power in the context of environmental change and resource use. The unit addresses concerns about the scarcity, distribution, control and sustainability of natural…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Over six hundred million people live on the world's 43 island nation-states and on hundreds of sub-national island jurisdictions. Australia is one such place, comprising over 12,000 islands, islets and rocky outcrops. Islands have distinct geographies and their peoples have…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Climate change is an immensely complex social and environmental problem with implications for all areas of study. Over coming decades, efforts to cope with climate change will require progress in knowledge creation, policy development, professional practice, technological advances and everyday…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Human induced climate change is arguably the most serious problem currently facing our planet. Detection and attribution of human induced climate change requires an understanding of the mechanisms of natural climate variability as well as climate change. Earth's climate is…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Change occurs in modern landforms and sediments by means of landslides, river bank erosion, and coastal loss with sea level rise, and this unit focuses on understanding such change. Fieldtrips will visit real current situations, and you will learn field…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit is ideally suited to students wishing to combine their studies with extensive field work and first hand interaction with natural areas. It focuses on processes that form natural landscapes over time, and on the significance of physical landforms…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      A unit essential for those working towards a career managing natural environments and people in protected areas. For those with other vocational interests, the unit is a way to learn about natural ecosystems and the principles of conservation management. Fire,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSummer school

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type, there are landscape processes, both…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Have you ever wondered how our native forests function and why they are where they are? Would you like to know why our forests are so important in terms of biodiversity and carbon capture? This unit answers these and many…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      How valuable are trees on farms and in the rural landscape generally? How can land managers use trees to grow timber as well as to reverse the problems of land degradation, for example soil erosion, excess salinity and exposure of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      The unit introduces students to the concept of place using the perspective of phenomenology. Because phenomenology promotes the particular over the generalized, and the insights of subjective experience over claims of objectivity, much recourse is made to the creative engagements…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      In this unit we ask 'how can we foster the development and care of sustainable settlements?' In response, we first develop capacities to understand the challenges facing contemporary society by examining five key concepts: sustainability, community, governance, citizenship and scale.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      This unit is currently unavailable.

      This unit provides practical skills for planning and managing wilderness and other natural areas, with emphasis on conservation of both natural and cultural values, environmental protection, and impacts of adjoining or associated uses such as nature-based tourism and primary production.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartIntensive Session Jun

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students


      Year 1
      Compulsory introductory units

      This unit provides students with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      HobartSemester 2
      LauncestonSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Cradle CoastSemester 1
      Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2
      HobartSpring school (extended)
      LauncestonSemester 2
      Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 2
      Compulsory intermediate units

      This unit provides an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power and politics,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1
      Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1
      Shanghai Ocean UniversityShanghai Semester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit builds on foundational concepts introduced in BMA121 Managing People at Work. Students are introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines. Classical, neoclassical…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      Year 3
      Compulsory advanced units

      This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding, implementing and managing the process of change. The need to manage change is increasingly recognised as a critical success factor for organisations today. This unit provides students with the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1
      LauncestonSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The attraction, recruitment, selection, remuneration, performance management and, when necessary, termination of an organisation's human resources are now widely recognised as critical contributors to organisations achieving their objectives. Today's HR professionals are expected to have sound skills in these areas.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 1

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      The development of an organisation's human resources is now widely recognised as a critical component in gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Developing people's capabilities in diverse contexts is thus a vital role played by HR professionals, and one…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      This unit offers students an opportunity to pursue advanced study in the discipline of industrial relations (IR). Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to explain the influence of culture in approaches to IR, plan and contribute to…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
      HobartSemester 2

      Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

      If students wish to enrol in both International Relations and Politics & Policy as a either a major and minor combination or as two majors, please note HIR101 and HPP101 cannot count to both major(s)/minor combinations and different introductory level units will be required. An example of these combinations are as below:-

      • International Relations major: HIR101 and HGA101, PLUS Politics & Policy minor/2nd major: HPP101 and HTA101.

      Where alternative units are required, you will need to contact Arts Student Central to have your study plan manually amended. Once done you will be able to enrol accordingly via eStudent.

        Year 1
        Compulsory introductory units

        We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 2
        Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

        This unit is concerned with international security, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated 'inter-national' issues). It examines the nexus between theory and practice in…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        An introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of the China. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the rise of China as a global power. The…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit is concerned with the question of the changing/evolving nature of violence in the international realm. Part one of the unit will trace the emergence of modern thought about violence through theoretical 'traditions' and the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 3
        Choose a total of 4 advanced units from the list(s) below.
        Choose 2 minimum - 4 maximum advanced units from the following list:

        This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc, this…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit is primarily concerned with changing power structures in contemporary international relations. It thus focuses on assessing the policy intentions and power capabilities of great and rising powers such as the United States, China, the UK, France, Russia and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit is concerned with international security, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated 'inter-national' issues). It examines the nexus between theory and practice in…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        An introduction to the most important themes and issues in the international relations of the China. Students will gain a basic understanding of how the major frameworks of international relations interpret the rise of China as a global power. The…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit is concerned with the question of the changing/evolving nature of violence in the international realm. Part one of the unit will trace the emergence of modern thought about violence through theoretical 'traditions' and the writings of Niccolo Machiavelli,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the evolution of Australian foreign policy, Australia's key partnerships and relationships both in its own region and beyond, as well as some of the emerging challenges that must…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Offers a systematic study of various forms of `disorder` in the post-Cold War era, with a particular focus on terrorism. States are increasingly confronted with unpredictable, internal and trans-national threats to their security, for example: new and diverse forms of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Introduces students to the workings of the global political economy by examining its trade, investment, financial, monetary and sustainability dimensions. Examines the global economic governance system, focusing on the World Trade Organization (WTO), bilateral and regional investment treaties, the G8/G20,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit examines cooperation by states in international relations, focusing on political, economic, security and human rights regimes evident in international organisations, especially the United Nations, the European Community, the OSCE, NATO, ASEAN and APEC. The overall aim of the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        The unit focuses on the problems experienced by the world's less and least developed countries. Such countries- in Africa, Asia and Latin America- are struggling to overcome high rates of infant mortality, malnutrition, poverty, illiteracy and environmental degradation in a…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit examines the globalisation of environmental problems, broader governance approaches to global environmental policy, including the links between trade and environment. Students will gain an understanding of issues of international environmental governance, global political economy and ecology. The unit…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This is a 'capstone' (highly recommended) third year unit for all students undertaking a major in International Relations. It surveys the major theoretical perspectives on international relations and explores how they can assist us to understand world politics. In particular,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics. The unit begins with an overview of United States political history, culture and institutions before focusing on the nature and impact of recent presidencies. It examines key issues which dominate contemporary…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels. Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System;…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered by the School at undergraduate level. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        HobartSummer school
        HobartWinter school
        HobartSpring school
        LauncestonSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 2
        LauncestonSummer school
        LauncestonWinter school
        LauncestonSpring school
        Cradle CoastSemester 1
        Cradle CoastSemester 2
        Cradle CoastSummer school
        Cradle CoastWinter school
        Cradle CoastSpring school

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their undergraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their undergraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan;…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Choose 0 minimum - 2 maximum advanced non-International Relations units from the following list:

        The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Examines the roles and functions that the police play as a major agency of governance in society. The structures and strategies of policing are analysed and the relationships between the police, other governmental institutions and the general public are discussed.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSummer school

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Considers the public international law aspects of the law of the sea and the Antarctic continent. The unit examines the Antarctic Treaty, Madrid Protocol, Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Australia's maritime zones of jurisdiction and international…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit examines controversial and topical issues in contemporary public international law including --the role of international politics and international relations in the process of international law, the impact of the United Nations Organisation, current trends in regionalism, the development…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Introduces the structure of the international legal system and the legal relations between states and other entities recognised in the international legal system. The unit commences with a discussion of the nature of international law, and an assessment of the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Examines the theory of human rights and their development in international law and application to Australian domestic law. A consideration is made of the basic principles, instruments and issues in international human rights law. A study is conducted of United…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Covers the following topics: (a) Origins and framework of the EU: Treaty of Rome. Merger of early Communities/EU Institutions (Court, Council, Commission, Parliament); (b) EU Law making: by treaty, regulation, directive, decision, incorporation into member states' legal systems (Doctrine of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit will deal with international trade law developed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including case studies involving the trade and environment interface and trade-human rights issues as well as the dispute settlement system.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 1

        This unit introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of media studies. It explores a broad range of media examples from the perspectives of text, industry and audience. Topics may include: advertising, celebrity, and fan cultures. These topics form the basis…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit introduces students to the study of journalism and news media. Students will analyse news media from a range of perspectives, including that of the journalist, the audience, the industry, and the media researcher. The unit employs media and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 2

        Introduces students to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession into its societal and media contexts. Students become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in seeking, organising and presenting information. The dual emphasis…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit explores the central role of popular media in contemporary society and culture. It uses key concepts, approaches and debates in popular media analysis to investigate how media impacts on us and on our world. By examining the convergence…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit provides students with an introduction to the theory and practices of broadcast journalism. Students will cover writing for radio and television, interviewing, researching, camera and sound recording, and editing. In addition, students will explore the electronic media industries…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit provides students with intermediate skills in news analysis and news writing. Students build their understanding of news by examining the practices and texts of news producers and the broader political, social, economic and organisational dynamics impacting on news;…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit examines ethical and legal frameworks for print, broadcast and online media in Australia and internationally. It provides students with an understanding of the ethical context for decision-making in media professions and examines the professional codes of ethics that…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Year 3

        Students are assigned to a placement in the media and communications industry either in a government, private or not-for-profit organisation approved by the University. Students learn the practical skills necessary for the media and communications practitioner. Placement gives students the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        In this unit students will engage in an historical and contextual analysis of news images, focusing on documentary photography but also analysing illustration and painting. News images add meaning to news narratives, but at the same time they generate their…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit gives students the opportunity to undertake supervised research on a special topic in Journalism, Media and Communications. Students meet regularly with a supervisor throughout the semester. Approval of the Program Director is required to enrol in this unit.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        International conflicts – including wars between states, insurgencies against 'occupiers', and social movements protesting transnational corporations – play out on the international media stage everyday, with outcomes influenced by their representation in the media arena. This unit examines the professional…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit explores the music industry at a time of significant change. It considers the ways in which the music industry's focus is no longer on the sale of recorded music to consumers but on the licensing music for use…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Considers contemporary and historical feature writing, and examines the roles of narrative, ethics, opinion and audience in the production of this style of journalism. The unit focuses on profiles, literary journalism and news features. For assessment, students will research, write…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Sport is a major driver of media change. New media practices, technologies, platforms, policies and economies have developed to service the multi-billion dollar global sporting industry. Its stars are among our biggest media celebrities; sporting events attract massive advertising dollars;…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit provides students with advanced skills in audience analysis and measurement. students will build on their understanding of media audiences by tracing the history of audiences studies from early approaches such as the Birmingham School's work on subcultures to…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit will develop the students ability to analyse the production and consumption of media content and information across multiple platforms and spaces. Three ares will be addressed:'theory' explains current approaches towards cross-platform entertainment, 'narratives' explores storytelling models such as…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in the area of journalism, media and communications.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSummer school

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit provides an overview of contemporary principles and tools of marketing communications, and considers how management develops sound communications strategies to achieve marketing objectives. Topics include: advertising planning, media selection, direct response marketing, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        How is gender represented and communicated through television, film, magazines, and other channels in popular culture? This unit explores different conceptions of representation, drawing on film theory, cultural studies, media studies, and contemporary gender theory. We will analyse the ways…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit explores the relationships between knowledge, power, perception, and notions of truth which operate through the reporting of Asia. The unit moves beyond analysis of representations of Asia and Asians by examining how the media 'constructs Asia' through technical…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Investigates the common law and statutory controls over the broadcasting, print and online media in Australia. The unit examines legal and economic aspects of the regulatory regimes which apply to the media, including issues of licensing, ownership and control. Legal…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        If students wish to enrol in both Politics & Policy and International Relations as a either a major and minor combination or as two majors, please note HIR101 and HPP101 cannot count to both major(s)/minor combinations and different introductory level units will be required. An example of these combinations are as below:-

        Politics & Policy major: HPP101 and HTA101; PLUS International Relations minor or 2nd major: HIR101 and HGA101,

        Where alternative units are required, you will need to contact Arts Student Central to have your study plan manually amended. Once done you will be able to enrol accordingly via eStudent.

        Year 1
        Compulsory introductory units

        This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 2
        Choose 2 intermediate units from the following list:

        This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit provides a detailed account of the history, evolution and impact of political parties and political leaders across the world. It explores cases and examples from both democratic and authoritarian regimes, highlighting the different ways that political representation can…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 3
        Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

        The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit focuses on late-20th /early 21st Europe, analysing the degree to which pre-modern ideas of Europe continue to permeate its modern, institutional existence. Through introducing students to the rationale behind the establishment of the EU, the euro etc, this…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Introduces students to the workings of the global political economy by examining its trade, investment, financial, monetary and sustainability dimensions. Examines the global economic governance system, focusing on the World Trade Organization (WTO), bilateral and regional investment treaties, the G8/G20,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        The unit focuses on the problems experienced by the world's less and least developed countries. Such countries- in Africa, Asia and Latin America- are struggling to overcome high rates of infant mortality, malnutrition, poverty, illiteracy and environmental degradation in a…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit examines the globalisation of environmental problems, broader governance approaches to global environmental policy, including the links between trade and environment. Students will gain an understanding of issues of international environmental governance, global political economy and ecology. The unit…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit puts the art of policy making into a political context and introduces students to theoretical tools for policy analysis. It examines the role and influence of values, power, governance, institutions and actors upon decision-making. Students are also introduced…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit provides a detailed account of the history, evolution and impact of political parties and political leaders across the world. It explores cases and examples from both democratic and authoritarian regimes, highlighting the different ways that political representation can…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit examines the idea of 'sustainability' and the politics, policy and practices that transform the concept into reality on the ground. Divided into three modules, the unit commences with an exploration of the contested nature of sustainability as articulated…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Provides students with a broad introduction to the increasingly intimate relationships between media and politics. The unit critically analyses key ideas on the role of the media in politics, including the democratic and propaganda models of media. It examines the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit introduces students to green politics and political parties; and the role of 'greens' in government. It traces in a comparative sense, green ideas, values and politics from grass roots inception, through to green political platforms and the policy…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels. Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System;…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics. The unit begins with an overview of United States political history, culture and institutions before focusing on the nature and impact of recent presidencies. It examines key issues which dominate contemporary…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Provides the opportunity for students to undertake study in an approved topic of special interest to them that is not covered by the School at undergraduate level. Unit is taught at advanced, pre-Honours level and is normally restricted to students…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        HobartSummer school
        HobartWinter school
        HobartSpring school
        LauncestonSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 2
        LauncestonSummer school
        LauncestonWinter school
        LauncestonSpring school
        Cradle CoastSemester 1
        Cradle CoastSemester 2
        Cradle CoastSummer school
        Cradle CoastWinter school
        Cradle CoastSpring school

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit examines the role of women in politics and public decision-making. The unit will specifically address the issues of women as citizens and consumers of policy; women as public officials making and delivering policy; and women as politicians representing…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Examines the roles and functions that the police play as a major agency of governance in society. The structures and strategies of policing are analysed and the relationships between the police, other governmental institutions and the general public are discussed.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSummer school

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their undergraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their undergraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Note: Students considering a career in Psychology need to complete an accredited undergraduate sequence of study in Psychology (12 units) to progress to fourth year and postgraduate study in Psychology. The requirement for the accredited undergraduate sequence is completion of an accredited Psychology major (8 core units) and a minor in Behavioural Science (4 units, which can be taken as student electives and degree electives - for intermediate units - in the Bachelor of Science).


        Year 1
        Compulsory introductory units

        This unit provides an introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include the historical context of psychology, research design, lifespan development, and abnormal psychology. Students are required to undertake independent reading to…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
        LauncestonSemester 1
        Cradle CoastSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit provides a further introduction to major areas in psychology and to basic techniques for psychological investigations. Lecture topics include research methods, intelligence, social psychology and cross-cultural psychology. Students are required to undertake additional reading to extend their knowledge…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2
        Cradle CoastSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 2
        Compulsory intermediate units

        This unit introduces students to experimental design, methodology, and data analysis in psychological research. Lectures will present students with a systematic overview of major principles and issues of the scientific method, research design and methodology and hypothesis testing to facilitate…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        HobartSemester 2
        Hobart5 Week Session Jan A
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        The lectures examine aspects of overt social behaviour, such as two-person encounters, behaviour in small and large groups, and intergroup relations. Research in social cognition, which studies people's perceptions and interpretations of the social world, will also be presented. Lecture…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 3
        Compulsory advanced unit

        Research methods lectures extend studies in experimental design and analysis to the use of analysis of variance, planned and post hoc comparisons, analysis of interactions, and repeated measures designs. Students are also introduced to regression and trend analysis, two factor…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Compulsory advanced units (accredited sequence-pre honours pathway):
        Hobart

        Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        The series of lectures in psychological assessment provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the assessment of adults. The lectures aim to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and an awareness of issues in…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

         
        Launceston

        Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Provides an advanced coverage of two core areas: individual differences in intelligence and personality, and the assessment of these characteristics and other psychological characteristics such as cognitive style and anxiety. Lectures in psychological assessment focus on the assessment of adults…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

          
        Choose three advanced units from the following list (Standard pathway- non accredited sequence)

        Provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive and social-emotional domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, emphasising predominant developmental aspects for different periods of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Cognitive neuroscience utilises a range of scientific techniques to examine the link between the neural organisation of the brain and various cognitive functions, such as how we think, feel and act. This unit builds on the intermediate material covered in…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit aims to introduce students to a range of psychiatric disorders including psychological symptoms, theoretical models, assessment and evidence-based treatments. Consideration is given to a range of cognitive-behavioural strategies employed by the clinical psychologist in the treatment of various…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit will provide an introduction to psychology and law. The progression of lecture topics in this unit will roughly follow the course of an investigation and trial of a criminal case, covering issues such as eyewitness memory; false memories;…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit examines the processes underlying skill acquisition and human performance. Skilled performance across many tasks involves the coordinated processes of perception, cognition and action. Of particular interest are the substantial changes in these processes that occur as people gain…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit introduces students to the field of organisational and industrial psychology. This is an applied field that draws on core theories and ideas from psychology and applies them to organisational and work contexts. The unit will be taught…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Comprises two lecture streams focusing on specific issues in educational psychology. The first stream covers a range of theories and concepts from cognitive, behaviourist and humanist psychology. These perspectives will be examined in relation to their relevance and application to…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        The series of lectures in psychological assessment provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological assessment, with an emphasis on the assessment of adults. The lectures aim to promote an understanding of fundamental concepts in assessment and an awareness of issues in…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        In this unit, students are introduced to the most important and hotly debated issues in the psychology of language. Lecture topics include the distinctive features of human language as a system of communication, current theories of how children acquire language,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit is concerned with understanding how and why culture is an important determinant of the validity of psychological research and knowledge. The emphasis is on culture as a system of explanatory variables that help us account for human diversity.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This 13-week online unit provides students with an overview of counselling concepts and skills. Students will be introduced to theories of counselling and basic communication skills. Multicultural counselling and an awareness of some of the ethical and professional issues facing…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance compared to more routine environments. This 13-week online unit provides an introduction to factors influencing human performance in extreme environments including Polar Regions, Outer Space,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Provides an advanced coverage of two core areas: individual differences in intelligence and personality, and the assessment of these characteristics and other psychological characteristics such as cognitive style and anxiety. Lectures in psychological assessment focus on the assessment of adults…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        The first part of the unit focuses on community psychology, its history, the contexts within which it can be applied, and the methods used to study it. Community psychology is examined from developmental, ecological, community diversity, sense of community, coping,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit covers the main areas in contemporary Health Psychology. The unit will focus on health psychology, its origins and history, the contexts within which it can be applied, and the methods used to study it. Health Psychology will be…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit provides coverage of human development over the lifespan (infancy to old age) including cognitive, social-emotional and cultural domains of development. The major periods of development are examined, including infancy, childhood (early, middle and late), adolescence and adulthood (young,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Psychological factors are recognised as having an important part to play in the attainment of success in all achievement contexts. Increasingly, there is a demand for health professionals to deliver non-clinical programmes designed to complement and integrate with other health…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

               

        Year 1
        Compulsory introductory units

        Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1
        Cradle CoastSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2
        Cradle CoastSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 2
        Compulsory intermediate units

        SAMS is a core unit for students completing a sociology major. It provides students with an understanding of the theoretical models and concepts developed by sociologists to explain the major social transformations of Western industrial democracies from the end of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2
        LauncestonSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Year 3
        Choose a total of 4 advanced units from the list(s) below.
        Choose 3 minimum - 4 maximum advanced units from the following list:

        The unit provides an introduction to social research as practiced in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Students will be introduced to research methods that enable the collection and analysis of data relating to a range of social phenomena. They will…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit considers how culture and social structures shape reproduction. We will examine the contested meanings of reproduction, including how individuals plan for and experience reproduction, how social meanings influence biological understandings of reproduction, and social understandings of who should…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Families are often seen in contradictory terms: as a natural unit and one that is in crisis. Family and intimate relationships are at the same time both intensely personal and political social entities. In this unit you will explore the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit will enable students to understand how the creative and cultural industries have dramatically changed how we relate to economic, social, cultural, aesthetic, natural, scientific and technical domains of our lives. While culture grew significantly as an industry and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Focuses on the sociological analysis of contemporary religion and spirituality in Australia and other societies. There is a particular emphasis on the New Age, Paganism, Indigenous religions, and the renewal of formal religion through processes such as fundamentalism and Pentecostalism.…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        This unit applies a sociological lens to the terrain of racial and ethnic relations in Australia. It introduces theories of race, ethnicity, Indigeneity and whiteness and applies these to historical and contemporary race relations and the empirical research on Australian…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        The body is normally understood as exclusively biological, but it is also subject to competing social forces. For example, our bodies allow us to comprehend the world. It is also the site through which others come to identify and classify…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 1
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Teaches students how to conduct qualitative research focusing on techniques of observation, in-depth interviewing and data analysis. The unit has a practical orientation, students will actually engage in interviewing, participant observation, transcription and data analysis during the course. Assignments are…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit enables students to take a specialist elective in an area of sociology not covered in the three streams of the new sociology major. It makes it possible to draw on the knowledge and expertise of the staff group,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Health and illness are culturally salient topics in contemporary Australia. This unit provides a sociological analysis of a number of key issues and debates from the sociology of health and illness. The unit identifies and analyses a range of issues…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Introduces students to the sociology of nature and provides a solid understanding of human relations with the natural world. The unit covers three broad areas. First, global variations in human relations with the natural world, including cultural, religious and mythic…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Explores the changing patterns of social hierarchy (income, power and status) and exclusion (prejudice and discrimination) within contemporary societies and globally, with a particular focus on Australia. The unit examines theoretical debates on causes and consequences and inequalities, and empirical…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartSemester 2

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        How do we learn to 'do' gender correctly? Is gender 'natural'? In this unit, you will develop a critical lens through which to understand the social forces and structures of power that shape us as gendered individuals and construct the…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        This unit is currently unavailable.

        This unit examines the position and experiences of young people in contemporary society, and challenges some of the negative discourses that surround 'youth'. It provides an analysis of the social construction of 'youth' and highlights diversity through an examination of…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        LauncestonSemester 1

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Uses a number of sociological concepts, such as (post)industrial society, democracy, individualism and modernity, as tools for understanding the changing character of Australian society. These tools are used to interpret new developments in such topical areas as class and work,…

        Credit Points: 12.5

        LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
        HobartIntensive Session Jan B

        Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

        Choose 0 minimum-1 maximum advanced non-Sociology unit from the following list:

        This unit examines the representation of crime in the media and its role as a primary source of information for public discourse about crime, criminality and criminal justice in contemporary society. Students engage with key critical criminology and media and…

        Credit Points: 12.5

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