Bachelor of Social Science (13E)

Overview  2018

Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

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.

Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

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
Course rules
Current students
  Australian Qualification Framework level: 7
View 2017 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

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
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 027725G
Current students
View 2017 information
Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Are you interested in studying the Bachelor of Social Science from Semester 1, 2018? We are no longer taking applications for this version of the degree (13E), which has been updated as part of A New State of Mind we are creating through our new curriculum. To apply or for more information, please refer to the new course pages:

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.

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.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Social Science will be strong applicants for positions in a wide range of fields including social and market research, policy development and analysis, social welfare administration, human resource management, industrial relations and public administration and management in commonwealth, state and local government sectors.

Professional Recognition

Students who complete a major in sociology may become a member of the Australian Sociological Association. Students who complete a major in Human Resource Management may obtain professional recognition from the Australian Human Resources Institute .

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Social Science, you need to choose 2 majors, a minor, 2 student electives and 2 breadth units. Your majors and minor must be in different study areas.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • Two majors of 8 units each: each major consists of 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, and 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, and 2 intermediate units
  • Two breadth units: 1 introductory and 1 at introductory/intermediate/advanced level (further information about breadth units)
  • Two 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.
  • 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 for example HTA101; PLUS International Relations minor or 2nd major: HIR101 and for example 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
Compulsory intermediate units:

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 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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units:

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'. Students will be introduced to theoretical lenses and models for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit has two central goals. First, it aims to provide students with an introduction to comparative politics. Second, it seeks to provide students with advanced knowledge of politics in contrasting parts of the world. The unit consists of three…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Choose two advanced electives from:

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

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 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 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 in the Parliament as part of their undergraduate studies. Students interested in an internship should contact the relevant course coordinator for details about which opportunities may be available in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Refer to the Discipline website for further information on study options and pathways.

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 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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:

This unit builds upon research strategies introduced in XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research. Students will develop social research skills in major qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences. Qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time, there is an increasing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The social diversity that is increasingly a part of Australian society includes new religious groups and new immigrant groups, as they interact with established ethnic and religious groups, and Indigenous peoples. Social processes and sociologically informed social policy are key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to sociological theory and empirical research about a range of health and illness issues. These include the social distribution and patterning of health and illness, inequalities in health, expert and public knowledge about health and illness,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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 2

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
Hobart5 Week Session Nov

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.

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
LauncestonSemester 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 1
Choose one of the following pairs:-

HGA101 and HGA102 are recommended if you do not have a Sociology major or minor

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
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. Topics include biological psychology, sensation, perception and memory, language, thinking and reasoning, motivation and emotion, and states of consciousness. In practical exercises,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 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
Cradle CoastSemester 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
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
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
Launceston8 Week Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

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
LauncestonSemester 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 enables you to improve your decision-making in all domains of your life. The unit will enable you to better understand aspects of the microeconomic policy environment in which you operate, and to apply the key economic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

Principles of Economics 2 facilitates improved decision making in all domains of your life. You will develop a better understanding of aspects of the macroeconomic policy environment in which business managers operate and the choices faced by policy makers in…

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 you with 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

BEA202 provides you with an understanding of a wide range of issues related to international trade theory, policy and contemporary global issues. In undertaking the unit, you will develop knowledge of both the micro and macro aspects of the international…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Intermediate Macroeconomics equips you 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 allowing you to…

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 introduction to geography and environmental studies integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world…

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 global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Do you want to acquire the tools to better understand and transform the different, overlapping worlds we each inhabit individually and collectively? In this unit, you will explore the empirical concerns and disciplinary approaches of Human Geography as you analyse…

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

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

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you 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
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 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 you with 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

This unit of study builds on foundational concepts introduced in Managing People at Work. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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
Compulsory intermediate units:

This unit is concerned with the study of ‘security’ in all the breadth that this notion has gained over the past decades. Starting from an analysis of the classical understanding of security which links state sovereignty with warfare we will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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 1

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

Year 1

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
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

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
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 1
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 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
Compulsory intermediate units:

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 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

 
Year 1

Choose one of the following introductory 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 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
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
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
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
Launceston8 Week Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

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. Topics include biological psychology, sensation, perception and memory, language, thinking and reasoning, motivation and emotion, and states of consciousness. In practical exercises,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartSpring school

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
HobartSummer school

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
LauncestonSemester 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

Choose 2 advanced units from the following list:

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartSummer 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
HobartIntensive Session Jun

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

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 2

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

The aim of this unit is to give students an introduction to understanding different forms of violence against women. Students will examine the social and political underpinnings of violence against women in society, with particular attention to their gendered and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

IntroductionOffers 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 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 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Geography and Environmental Studies develops your understanding of the world at a human scale in the context of the great issues of our time. The major focuses on developing skills in understanding spatial and environmental relationships and resolving the best paths through environmental issues. It explains the patterns on the globe of climate, landforms, life, societies, cultures and economies. The major leads on to careers in environmental and social planning and management and strongly complements the other natural and social sciences.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This introduction to geography and environmental studies integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world…

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 global environment interact to produce the extraordinary variety of landscapes, environments and species that occupy this planet. This unit highlights the interplay and conservation of these processes so that they continue to maintain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Do you want to acquire the tools to better understand and transform the different, overlapping worlds we each inhabit individually and collectively? In this unit, you will explore the empirical concerns and disciplinary approaches of Human Geography as you analyse…

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

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

Year 3
Choose 4 advanced units from the following list:

This unit comprises a one-semester geographical or environmental research project. It provides students with research experience in a study topic or area of their own choosing. Project design, data collection, data management and research presentation skills will be developed. The…

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

Political ecology is a diverse field of scholarship, activism and professional practice that brings together the goals of social justice and environmental sustainability. Analysing nature and society as one system, you will explore concerns about the scarcity, distribution, control and…

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. The 'island-continent' of Australia comprises over 12,000 islands, islets and rocky outcrops, while the island-State of Tasmania is an archipelago of…

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 knowledge creation, policy development, professional practice, technological advance and everyday life. This unit will help you to interpret and integrate a wide range of disciplinary perspectives and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school

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

Conservation of geological features and landscapes is a global priority. This unit considers strategies to sample, understand, and address geoconservation issues. By way of a series of field-based and problem-based learning experiences, the following skills and knowledge will be developed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines agricultural production systems within the context of climate, landscapes and natural resources. Management of soil, land, water and vegetation resources on a catchment and property basis will be covered. Students will develop competency in the assessment of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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 major can be taken on campus at the Hobart campus or via distance.

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit provides you 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
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 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 you with 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

This unit of study builds on foundational concepts introduced in Managing People at Work. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical perspectives that have influenced the development of the Human Resource Management (HRM) and Industrial Relations (IR) disciplines.…

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 you an opportunity to pursue advanced study in the discipline of industrial relations (IR). Upon completion of the unit, you 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

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
Compulsory intermediate units:

This unit is concerned with the study of ‘security’ in all the breadth that this notion has gained over the past decades. Starting from an analysis of the classical understanding of security which links state sovereignty with warfare we will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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 1

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units:

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 looks at the diverse forms of international, global and transnational cooperation and asks critically how they have developed over time and space. It examines the structures of power and equality/inequality in international relations and how these are reflected…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Choose two advanced electives from:

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.

IntroductionOffers 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 2

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit examines the theory and practice of ‘sustainable development’ in countries in the ‘Global South’ in Africa, Asia and Latin America. While differing significantly from each other, these countries share a common syndrome, seeking to combat high levels of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This is a ‘capstone’ (highly recommended) third year unit for all students undertaking a major in Politics, Policy or International Relations. It surveys the most important theoretical perspectives of these three majors and explores how they can assist us to…

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.

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

Year 1
Choose 2 introductory units from the following:

We often hear that media industries are in decline. However, as this unit will demonstrate, what we are actually seeing is a profound reshaping of new and old media industries in response to shifts in the media landscape. In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The ability to produce screen content is becoming increasingly valued in today's media environment. This unit introduces you to the key concepts, methods and practices of screen production. You will gain hands-on experience in filming and recording sound, editing, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies and explore a range of topics including media effects, citizen journalism, children’s media, and fan cultures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of media writing. You will learn techniques for news, feature, copy, online, script and media release writing, and will produce a package of practical work showcasing different writing styles. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Year 2
Choose 2 intermediate units 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. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

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. This unit examines the relationship between sport and media in contemporary society. It provides…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

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 of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your 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

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

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 unit from the list(s) below.
Choose a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 units from the following advanced list:

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your 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 provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

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 of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

Choose up to 1 from the following non-Journalism advanced list:

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

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.

This unit builds upon research strategies introduced in XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research. Students will develop social research skills in major qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences. Qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

How to understand the media, news, and reporting is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. At the same time, any analysis of the media needs to take into account reporting of Asia and from Asia.In this unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

This advanced elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen text and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

YEAR 1
Compulsory introductory units

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

YEAR 2

This unit offers students an opportunity to engage with industry and community via a work-integrated learning project. Students work as part of a team, roleplaying as specialists within their chosen study areas, to devise and deliver media and communications content,…

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. You will engage with key critical criminology and media…

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. This unit examines the relationship between sport and media in contemporary society. It provides…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

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 of music for…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your 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

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

YEAR 3
Choose 3 minimum or 4 maximum advanced units from the following list:

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 of music for…

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides you with an opportunity to develop the media analysis skills gained in first year. Emerging Screen Practices investigates patterns and changes in the production and consumption of screen texts. Topics may include: cross-media narratives; ownership vs streaming;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit examines the storytelling tactics and strategies associated with the design and communication of brand narratives. The unit addresses the ways in which, in the changing media environment, brand narratives are now communicated via social networks and key 'influencers'…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives you the opportunity to further develop the skills and knowledge gained in Making Media: Filming, Editing, and Design. Technical and storytelling skills will be taught in workshops on photography, cinematography, editing, sound, animation, and graphic design. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit combines creative practice with business skills in media and screen industries. You will learn about the political, legal, economic, cultural and technological frameworks that impact upon creative practice. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to the principles, practices and theories of public relations and places the profession in its societal and media contexts. You will become familiar with public relations writing and develop skills in gathering, organizing and presenting information.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit offers you the opportunity to undertake supervised fieldwork in an area of media studies. You will develop your understanding of the changing media environment and your ability to map media cultures. You will also be introduced to methods…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

Media industries, companies and organisations have access to more data than ever before. Increasingly, we hear that production is data-driven; formulated for and by algorithms. But what does it truly mean to create and consume content in the era of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the media texts, communication strategies, and media and food industry relationships associated with food media and communications. It will consider media's intensified focus on food from two perspectives—the growth in popular food media (television cooking shows, cookbooks,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

You will be assigned to a work placement in journalism, media or communications either in a government, private, or not-for-profit organisation approved by the University. As part of your internship you will, where opportunity allows, contribute to the production, publication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides you with skills in news analysis and news writing. You will build your 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

Building on first year screen analysis skills, this unit examines video games and virtual worlds from the perspective of text, industry, and audience. You will explore, analyse and discuss topics including: fandom and video game communities; storytelling and innovation in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Choose up to 1 advanced unit from the following non-Journalism list:-

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

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.

This advanced elective in English aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop theoretically informed arguments in response to screen text and genres. Students will explore key approaches and methodologies for analysing films and/or television series, develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit builds upon research strategies introduced in XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research. Students will develop social research skills in major qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences. Qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

How to understand the media, news, and reporting is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. At the same time, any analysis of the media needs to take into account reporting of Asia and from Asia.In this unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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 for example HTA101; PLUS International Relations minor or 2nd major: HIR101 and for example 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
Compulsory intermediate units:

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 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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units:

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'. Students will be introduced to theoretical lenses and models for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit has two central goals. First, it aims to provide students with an introduction to comparative politics. Second, it seeks to provide students with advanced knowledge of politics in contrasting parts of the world. The unit consists of three…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Choose two advanced electives from:

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

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 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 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 in the Parliament as part of their undergraduate studies. Students interested in an internship should contact the relevant course coordinator for details about which opportunities may be available in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Learn about the major areas in psychology and basic techniques for psychological investigations and gain insight into research methodologies, individual social behaviours, group and intergroup relations.

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
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
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 1
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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

 

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This 13-week blended unit provides third year 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

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

  

       

Refer to the Discipline website for further information on study options and pathways.

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 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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:

This unit builds upon research strategies introduced in XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research. Students will develop social research skills in major qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences. Qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 tourism and cultural industries have dramatically changed our lives. Cultural industries have grown significantly, with examples such as museums, regional festivals and wilderness adventures. At the same time, there is an increasing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The social diversity that is increasingly a part of Australian society includes new religious groups and new immigrant groups, as they interact with established ethnic and religious groups, and Indigenous peoples. Social processes and sociologically informed social policy are key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to sociological theory and empirical research about a range of health and illness issues. These include the social distribution and patterning of health and illness, inequalities in health, expert and public knowledge about health and illness,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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 2

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
Hobart5 Week Session Nov

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.

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
LauncestonSemester 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Student Electives

Student Electives are your choice of unit from any study area across the University, subject to requisites being met.  You will find the Student Elective schedule in your Study Plan in your eStudent.  If you need assistance with your selection, please contact Arts Student Central at Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au

Entry requirements

Eligibility

Applicants will be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements, which include several categories of special admission, set by the University for entry to degree courses. No specific Faculty or subject prerequisites apply.

Articulation from

A student who has completed or partly completed another degree from this University or another approved institution can apply for credit for their previous study towards the BSocSc degree. Units from courses offered by other faculties of the University may be included provided they do not exceed the permissible weighting. Also articulates from Associate degree in Arts.

Articulation to

Bachelor of Socience Science articulates to:

- Bachelor of Social Work (subject to successful completion of the equivalent of at least two years full-time study (200% of units) in the Bachelor of Social Science degree or two years full-time study (200% of units) in the degree program, excluding foundation units, in which they have studied a minimum 25% of psychology and a minimum of 25% of Sociology units)

- Master of Social Work upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Social Science (subject to completion of components of studies in society and that of the individual, human behaviour and/or human development)

- Bachelor of Arts(Hons) (relevant streams)

- Bachelor of Business (Hons) (subject to individual negotiation)

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students

2018 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $28,000 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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