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Undergraduate courses

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Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology


Undergraduate courses

2014

Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology James Cook University

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Study Arts, Social Sciences or Psychology

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Anthropology 6 Archaeology 7 Asia-Pacific Governance & Development

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Criminology 10 English 11 Environment & Heritage

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Environmental Studies

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French 14 Geography 16 German 17 History 18 Human Services

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Indigenous Australian Studies

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Italian 22 Japanese 23 Languages 24 Media & Writing

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Multimedia Journalism

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Political Science

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Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)

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Psychology (Bachelor of Psychology)

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Social & Criminal Justice

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Social Work

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Sociology 36 Tropical Health & Society

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Joint Degrees

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Alternative Entry Pathways

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Accommodation 42 Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology – courses summary

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“I had the ambition to not only go farther... but to go as far as it was possible to go.� Captain James Cook James Cook (1728-1779) was a remarkable navigator and explorer, whose legacy is still with us. His three voyages across the Pacific had profound influence on many areas of human endeavour: astronomy, marine surveying, cartography, geography, natural history and anthropology.

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Bachelor of Social Work students with school children in Jaipur, India.

James Cook University Education for a confident future With its campuses and study centres throughout Queensland and in Singapore, internationally awarded JCU is a wise choice for students seeking a high-ranking, culturally diverse education that will equip them to make a difference in their world. JCU students have unique opportunities to gain academic knowledge and genuine, real-life experience Australian and international employers are looking for. The University’s tropical location and proximity to World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region have strongly influenced the course options offered. More than 40 per cent of the world’s population now lives in the tropics and this is likely to be close to 50 per cent by 2050. The region generates around 20 per cent of global economic output and is home to some 80 per cent of the world’s biodiversity. JCU is recognised worldwide for the quality of research and educational programs that further tropical knowledge – ecology, medicine, environment, sustainability and marine biology. Named after Captain James Cook (17281779), the remarkable navigator and explorer who was the first to map the coastline of eastern Australia, JCU also maintains a deep commitment to the Indigenous peoples of Australia. Few universities provide the breadth of Indigenous educational opportunities that

JCU offers. The whole University community values and celebrates the achievements of its many distinguished Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, graduates and staff. An over-riding goal of the University is that when JCU students graduate, they will possess internationally-recognised qualifications, as well as leadership skills and self-reliance that will help each one take their place in the career of their choice and make a valuable contribution to local and global communities.

Teaching Excellence by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council (now called Office for Learning and Teaching). • JCU was awarded five stars for ‘Success In Getting A Job’ (see Good Universities Guide, 2012).

An exceptional education • JCU has earned its place among the top 4 per cent of universities around the world (see Academic Ranking of World Universities). • The University achieved the Australian Government’s highest ranking of “Well Above World Standard” for its research in the areas of Environmental Science and Management, Ecological Applications and Medical Microbiology (see Excellence in Research for Australia National Report, 2012). • JCU’s Professor Jim Burnell, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was named 2011 Australian Lecturer of the Year. • Over the past five years, JCU academics have been awarded 39 National Awards for | 3


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Study Arts, Social Sciences or Psychology Make a difference in your world With your JCU qualifications in Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology or Social Work you can make a difference to the lives of many people in northern Queensland, Australia, Singapore and around the world. You can seize opportunities to work in so many stimulating careers including social work, psychology, counselling, media and publishing, administration, the management of cultural institutions, advertising, government, health, welfare, policy, heritage, community development, and foreign affairs. You can choose courses that equip you to work in social planning, international aid, cultural heritage, environmental management and allied health professions. But JCU does not stop there. The University offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate degrees to further develop your professional and research expertise. A high academic performance throughout your JCU Bachelor degree can lead to Honours or a fourth year of study – the stepping-stone to a research higher degree such as a Masters or PhD. See our Postgraduate booklets for more details.

Options Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, Languages, Indigenous Australian studies, Media and Writing, History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services, Asia-Pacific Governance and Development, Environment and Heritage, Tropical Health and Society – your list of study options goes on and on.

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Here’s your opportunity to gain qualifications that match your passion. The programs offered are designed to be flexible. You can choose just one major area of study, or select two majors – one of which might be with another faculty – giving you even more employment options. For example, you could combine a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Writing) with a Bachelor of Science for a career in science journalism, or a Bachelor of Arts (English and History) with a Bachelor of Education for a teaching career. Combined degrees allow you to complete two programs in slightly more time than you would take to complete one. Degree choices within our faculty include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Languages, Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism, Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Social Sciences. You’ll study the highest quality courses, taught by respected lecturers recruited from around the world – people with real-life experience who share your desire to understand the common problems facing the world. You’ll learn how problems may be solved through interdisciplinary approaches and partnerships. And you’ll especially gain knowledge that connects you with one of the most dynamic 21st century regions in the world, and one that is shaping Australia’s future – the Asia Pacific.

Indigenous student support If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, the faculty is committed to helping you find successful and productive career pathways.

We employ a full-time Indigenous Support Officer to assist you with academic, financial and mentoring support if you need it. Scholarships and bursaries are available, while other resources include the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (TAS) and the national Indigenous Cadetship Scheme (ICS), which provides supplementary wages and work experience. Visit: www.jcu.edu.au/study/indigenous-students.

Study abroad You can also apply to study abroad at JCU’s Singapore campus, or at one of our 30 exchange partner universities around the world. You can study subjects relevant to your course while overseas and receive credits towards your JCU degree when you return home. Participation in the Student Exchange program is subject to faculty approval. To learn more, email <exchange@jcu.edu.au> or visit www.jcu.edu.au/studentexchange

What you’ll experience When you choose to study at JCU towards your arts, social sciences, psychology or social work degree, or double degree, you will experience a personalised learning environment that encourages debate and discussion. You will study with highly qualified and dedicated staff who know you by name, and who genuinely care about your success. Many JCU lecturers are leaders in their fields, and you gain the benefit of their experience and superior knowledge. Innovation and flexibility in teaching styles and technologies are fundamental to teaching at JCU. Many programs offer flexible delivery, in varied block modes and in online formats.


While we look at the world from a tropical and Asia Pacific perspective, you will gain skills that are valued universally. You’ll have opportunities for real-world experience, including work placements and industry projects that will prepare you for your professional life. Through classroom discussions, teamwork and individual projects and assignments, you can acquire a whole set of skills designed to prepare you for your chosen career. These include: • Creativity and flexibility – thinking outside the square • An appreciation of diversity in culture and ideas • Research skills including identifying issues, problems and resources, gathering and extracting information • Problem solving including critical thinking, analysis, synthesising, decision making • Communication skills including listening, interpersonal skills, concise writing and reporting, editing, and presenting and public speaking • Organisational skills including multi-tasking, time management, ability to work under stress, coordinating tasks, managing groups, managing conflict, and promoting change • Leadership skills including taking the initiative, facilitating discussion, project managing, negotiating, listening, being sensitive and supportive, cooperating and delegating, making decisions with others. JCU programs include opportunities for students to participate in an amazing array of experiences that can take you to destinations throughout

Queensland and far beyond. Imagine – you might be researching the societies and cultures of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific (Anthropology), diving wrecks on the Great Barrier Reef (Archaeology), exploring abandoned mining towns (History), losing yourself in the romance of the Renaissance or in children’s classics (English), exploring multimedia technologies, working across multiple platforms including print, radio, television and online, and learning web design, graphic design, digital storytelling, photography, interviewing and writing (Multimedia Journalism). And that’s just a taste of the variety of studies available at JCU.

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Career opportunities

• Media, journalism, television, radio, film

Preparing you for a dynamic future Workplaces in today’s rapidly changing world are seeking adaptable graduates, and JCU courses are designed to help you meet your career goals. And you can value-add to your career opportunities by including non-compulsory programs offered by JCU’s Professional College that will give you leadership and community engagement skills, and skills to successfully interact with other cultures. JCU graduates can be found working throughout Australia and around the world in an eclectic array of professions including: • Social services and health • Human resources, management, administration • Human services • Marketing

• Local, state and federal government (for example defence, justice, treasury, education, foreign affairs and trade, and more) • Police and correctional services • Urban and rural planning, community planning and engagement, aid work (community, national and international), disaster and conflict management, population planning, protected area management • Cultural heritage and environmental management, national parks, sustainable development • Policy analysis, advising, lobbying • Publishing, translation, writing and creative industries, script writing and editing, film reviewing • Professional Psychology practice • Event coordination, museums, archives, galleries, libraries, theatres, cultural institutions • Public relations, advertising, marketing, philanthropy • Hospitality and tourism • Social, cultural and heritage organisations • Professional Social Work practice • Teaching in schools, TAFE institutes, Adult Education Colleges, and universities. Some professions also require specific postgraduate qualifications. Our Bachelor degrees are prerequisites for fourth year study, the stepping-stone to a Masters and PhD.

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Anthropology

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

What is Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of human social and cultural life. Anthropologists study the patterns of beliefs, values, meanings and technologies developed by past and present human societies. Issues of concern to all contemporary societies feature in Anthropology studies, including religious beliefs, political and economic practices, war and peace, social inequality, multiculturalism, globalisation, development, environmental issues and social change.

Course overview Anthropology is a tool for understanding our world, with a focus on social and cultural systems (including virtual realities and internet communities). Anthropology at James Cook University aims to provide students with a wide range of skills and experiences. Teaching staff have strong research interests in the societies and cultures of Australia, Papua New Guinea, Africa, the Pacific, and Southern and Southeast Asia.

Course highlights A priority in teaching Anthropology at JCU is to provide students with a wide range of skills and experience. One such skill includes fieldwork, which is research outside the conventional classroom. Field research can take place in Papua New Guinea, Africa, and the Pacific, or in hospitals and zoological parks, for example – anywhere an interesting anthropological problem has been identified. Although original fieldwork in anthropology normally takes place at postgraduate level, the crucial methods are introduced at undergraduate level.

Professional recognition Graduates who have completed an Honours year are eligible for membership of the Australian Anthropological Society.

Career opportunities Anthropologists work in museums, universities, government departments and special research institutes. Government departments and non-government organisations give high priority to anthropological qualifications in recruiting for projects within Australia and overseas with, for example, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and aid agencies. There is also a growing demand for these skills in areas including environmental and social impact assessments, and research relating to native title and heritage issues. Mining companies also employ anthropologists.

Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Anthropology major Core subjects Recommended subject: • Time, Truth & the Human • Anthropology: Cultural Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative Diversity in Global Perspective & the Making of Place Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Australia Through Time & Place • Asia-Pacific Development: Culture & Globalisation • Arts Edge • Medical Anthropology Anthropology major Select four subjects from: • Myth & Ritual • Culture, Knowledge & Environment • Sex, Drugs & Human Nature • Anthropology of Violence • Anthropological Linguistics (Cairns only) Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Archaeology

Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

What is Archaeology?

Study program at a glance*

Archaeology is the study of past human societies through the materials they have left behind. This evidence can include settlements, objects, buildings, burials, roads and tracks, irrigation works, and rubbish that is left behind. It may also include examination of historical documents. Archaeologists believe that using a broad spectrum of evidence allows for a more accurate picture of a society.

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Archaeology uses a range of sophisticated techniques, but the method most associated with the discipline is excavation, where soil and other deposits that accumulate over time are slowly and systematically removed. Archaeology includes topics such as human evolution (tracing the path from our distant ancestors over millions of years), as well as studying the social lives of gatherer-hunters, agriculturalists and city-dwellers. Archaeological evidence is used to reconstruct subsistence activities and broader economics, ritual and religion, and trade and exchange. Archaeology is also used in forensic investigations. Modern Archaeology provides scope for both humanistic and scientific approaches in exploring and understanding what it is to be human.

Course overview Archaeology at James Cook University makes the most of our local environment and our direct links to tropical Asia, as well as introducing students to the big questions, such as: When did our ancestors become human? What prompted some of our ancestors to give up hunting and gathering? and Why did people start living in cities? You will investigate Indigenous and colonial Australia, our Pacific and Asian neighbours, and the origins of European society.

Course highlights Archaeology students at JCU have access to world-class, in-house geophysics equipment. You can participate in site visits and fieldwork projects, and gain experience in field techniques. Staff and research students have active projects around Townsville, in northern Queensland, and a project in Southeast Asia investigating the 4000-year transition from early farming to the rise of kings and emperors in Southeast Asia.

Professional recognition Graduates who have completed an honours year are eligible for membership of the: • • • • •

Australian Archaeological Association Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Australasian Society of Historical Archaeology Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology World Archaeological Congress.

Career opportunities Opportunities exist for graduates as consultants and advisors on specific projects relating to cultural heritage assessments, including in mineral and resource exploration industries. Archaeology graduates also pursue careers in universities, museums and interpretive centres, forensic science laboratories, government departments, local councils, communities charged with heritage protection and management, and mining companies.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Archaeology major Recommended subject: • The World of Archaeology

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Peoples of the Coast & Sea • Arts Edge Archaeology major Select five subjects from: • Australia through Time & Place • The Archaeology of Celtic Europe • Forensic Archaeology • Archaeology of the Near East, Egypt & the Classical world • Ancestors and Emperors: the Rise & Fall of Ancient Societies • Archaeology of the Ancient Maya: A Tropical Rainforest Civilisation • Rock Art Field School Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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John Brooksbank

Studying Bachelor of Social Science (Asia-Pacific Governance & Development)

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Asia-Pacific Governance & Development

Bachelor of Social Science (Asia-Pacific Governance & Development) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

What is Asia-Pacific Governance and Development?

Study program at a glance*

Increasingly, communities within the Asia-Pacific region have to deal with conflicts, natural disasters and serious sustainable development issues. Effective democratic governance is central to promoting a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia-Pacific region.

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Aid organisations, national bodies and foreign affairs departments in the Asia-Pacific region require graduates with the appropriate knowledge and skills to work in these areas.

Course overview This degree brings together subjects from anthropology, political science, geography and social welfare to equip students with the appropriate training needed for work within the context of the Asia-Pacific region. Graduates will be prepared for careers in areas such as sustainable development, aid, disaster relief, planning and social welfare. These areas span the government sector as well as the increasingly significant non-government (or NGO) sector.

Course highlights Asia-Pacific Governance and Development takes a multidisciplinary approach and students explore culture, political systems, societies, and how we as individuals make sense of the world. After all, the world cannot be understood from the perspective of one discipline alone.

Career opportunities Social science graduates are equipped to critically analyse information and conduct research that can make a difference at local, national or international levels. They work in areas such as social planning, international aid, cultural heritage, environmental management, and allied health professions such as counselling and welfare. Graduates can pursue careers in government and non-government agencies, or in multinational corporations that interact with countries, communities or businesses in the Asia-Pacific region in roles including: • • • • •

Diplomacy, cross-cultural communication and negotiation International conflict, cooperation and trans-border security Disaster management Community aid International trade.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • An Introduction to Social Science Research Practices • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Primary major Recommended subject: • Level-1 Anthropology (AN), History (HI), Political Science (PL) and Sociology (SY) subjects

Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Qualitative Research • Tropical Futures: Social Science at Work • Describing & Analysing Behaviour Or • Social Survey Design & Analysis Primary major Select six subjects from: • Impact of Change on Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective • The Anthropology of Violence • Nationalism in the Modern World • Globalisation – Historical Perspectives • Governance, Democratisation & the State • Government & Politics in Developing Areas • Power & Protest in a Globalising World • Asia-Pacific Development: Culture & Globalisation • Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. The second major can be from the Bachelor of Arts, or Planning and Geography from the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Criminology

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

What is Criminology?

Study program at a glance*

Criminology is a field of social science that focusses on the causes of crime, crime prevention, the systems of social control, and the treatment, rehabilitation and punishment of criminals.

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Course overview This degree was developed in consultation with community organisations, Queensland Police, Corrective Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, Department of Communities, Education Queensland and local councils. It combines the study of sociology, social work, law, anthropology, Indigenous affairs and psychology. Graduates are prepared for work in a variety of roles in criminal justice and communitybased agencies concerned with social justice.

Course highlights Students complete a group research project in third year, in conjunction with Townsville and Cairns agencies.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subject: • Deviance, Crime & Society

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3

Professional recognition

Core subjects • Arts Edge

Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Criminology.

Primary major Select five subjects from: • Perspectives on Criminology • Youth Deviance • Advanced Criminological Research Design • Advanced Criminological Research Practice • Crime Prevention & Community Safety • Green Criminology

Career opportunities Criminology graduates can pursue careers with a variety of organisations including: • • • • • • •

Police services (federal and state) Correctional services departments (for example, as parole officers) Correctional facilities Juvenile justice organisations Justice departments Communities departments Community organisations.

The skills acquired in this course are valued by a broad range of employers who seek graduates with critical thinking, analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.

Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) can be combined with Business, Law, Science or Social Work. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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English

Bachelor of Arts (English) Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

What is English?

Study program at a glance*

The reading and study of literature has always been a pleasure and an end in itself, but it is in fact much more than that. By providing training in the use and understanding of language, the study of English also builds generic skills of a precise and invaluable nature that serve you well for life in every profession. To handle language, in terms of both analysis and presentation, is a great talent.

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English is also an almost unrivalled source of historical and cultural understanding. Quite unlike any other subject, it gives an insight into the scope and variety of human interaction. English graduates have long been prized for their intellectual sharpness, flexibility, and creativity.

Course overview English involves the study of language and literature, developing critical thinking and advanced writing, reading and research skills. It ranges across many types of literary topics, genres and periods. It is available to study on campus or online.

Course highlights You can study British Literature, for example, from Chaucer through to the present day. Additionally, there are many tempting options – Children’s Literature, Australian and American Literature, Postcolonialism, and Literary Theory, to name a few. Graduates consistently rate the English major at JCU very highly for its intellectual interest and the enthusiastic commitment of its staff. Employers consistently tell universities that many graduates lack confidence in the areas of written and oral presentation, and in problem-solving. No other course provides training in these abilities in such an approachable and enjoyable package as English, making it an excellent choice.

Career opportunities The excellent analytical and writing skills of English graduates prepares them for careers in journalism, editing and publishing, creative writing, research, librarianship, public relations, advertising, script-writing, theatre and television work, and (with additional qualifications) teaching in all educational settings.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject

Primary major Recommended subject: • Critical Reading

Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major Select six subjects from: • Creative Writing • Reading & Writing the Short Story • Modern Literature • Australian Literature • American Literature • Children’s Literature • The Romantic Vision • Postcolonial Narratives: Writing, Place, Identity • Progress and Anxiety: The Victorian Age • Heroism & Humanism: Shakespeare & the English Renaissance • Self, Science & Society in Eighteenth-Century Literature • Critical Theory (required for Honours study) Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Environment & Heritage

Bachelor of Social Science (Environment & Heritage) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

What is Environment and Heritage?

Study program at a glance*

Our world needs people with the skills to understand and manage changing natural and socio-cultural environments. This course explores the relationship between environmental issues, cultural heritage, and questions of long-term sustainability.

Level 1

Course overview This course introduces you to the different knowledge and methods used to preserve important natural and cultural landscapes. You’ll select a range of subjects with an environmental and/or heritage focus, gaining valuable skills in the management of unique socio-cultural and natural environments. Research projects in the final year will give you hands-on exposure to relevant sectors and issues. Through this course, students will gain an appreciation of Australia’s unique natural and social diversity, as well as knowledge of vital sustainability and preservation issues in the wider tropical region. Areas covered include the rights and ethical responsibilities of preserving remnants of past sites and environments, government and non-government roles in promoting the preservation of important natural areas and landscapes, and the value of Australia’s unique Indigenous histories and cultures.

Course highlights Students at James Cook University have access to some of the most spectacular environments on earth, including the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region, tropical savannah, and wetland environments. Students also benefit from JCU’s close links with leading environmental management agencies such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Wet Tropics Management Authority, Queensland’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Links with these organisations translate into exciting and relevant work-experience placements and project-work opportunities.

Career opportunities Graduates have skills that are transferable across many sectors, including government, education, the arts, business, and industry. You have the opportunity to select subjects in your key interest areas. Depending on your course of study, you may be able to work as an environment and heritage officer in government departments, non-government and community organisations, national parks and environmental management agencies, Indigenous representative bodies, and museums and heritage institutions.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • An Introduction to Social Science Research Practices. • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Primary major Recommended subject: • Level-1 Anthropology (AN), Archaeology (AR), History (HI), and Sociology (SY) subject

Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Qualitative Research • Tropical Futures: Social Science at Work Plus one subject from: • Describing & Analysing Behaviour • Social Survey Design & Analysis Primary major Select six subjects from: • Urban Geography & Design • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems • Ecology and Australian Indigenous Cultures • Environmental Law & Policy • Culture, Knowledge & Environment • Australia Through Time & Place • Environmental History • Peoples of the Coast & Sea • Introduction to Historical Cultural Heritage • Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. The second major can be from the Bachelor of Arts, or Planning and Geography from the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program may be available in the secondary major, to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Environmental Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

What is Environmental Studies?

Study program at a glance*

Environmental Studies deals with the fact that the environment and humanity are inextricably linked. Study in this area is concentrated on the future of this planet and the human societies it supports, a future which depends upon committed, informed and critical people trained to confront the challenges of environmental issues.

Level 1

Course overview This degree explores environmental issues within the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts framework. It combines a dynamic, inter-disciplinary approach to examine the functioning, management and appreciation of the environment. It integrates study from economics, engineering, law, science and social science with the relevant basic disciplines of ecology and geography.

Course highlights Students at JCU have access to some of the most spectacular environments on earth, including the World-Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region, tropical savannah, and wetland environments. Students also benefit from JCU’s close links with leading environmental management agencies such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Wet Tropics Management Authority, Queensland’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Links with these organisations translate into exciting and relevant work-experience placements and project-work opportunities.

Career opportunities Graduates can pursue careers that require an interdisciplinary understanding of the environment and society. They may find employment in areas including: • Environmental education • Environmental consultancy • Public and private organisations with responsibilities for ecologically sustainable development.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subject: • At least one Level 1 Environmental Science (EV) subject

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major Select six subjects from: • Introduction to Environmental Economics • Environmental Law & Policy • Environmental & Regional Planning • Environmental Impact Assessment • Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas • Indigenous Environmental Management Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. The second major can be from the Bachelor of Arts, or Planning and Geography from the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

Concerned about environmental issues and want to be involved in solutions? Our Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies) can give you the skills to make a difference.

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French

Bachelor of Arts (French†) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English (and French to Year 12 for Advanced major) Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031 † An Advanced program is available to students completing French to Year 12. French is also available within the Bachelor of Languages, see page 24.

Why study French?

Study program at a glance*

French is spoken by more than 300 million people, and is the official language of 29 countries. It is the second most studied foreign language in the world after English. Francophone culture has penetrated broadly and deeply into our region, particularly in East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) and the Pacific (New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and French Polynesia).

Level 1

France is geographically the largest country in the European Union, and the second largest in Europe. It has been one of the world’s foremost powers for many centuries. It is the most visited country in the world, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annually. France is also home to some of the world’s greatest literature, from the Middle Ages to the existentialist movement of the twentieth century.

Course overview French at James Cook University gives students a deeper understanding of France, its language, culture and history, while at the same time offering a particular focus on the French language in the tropics. Studying a language within the Bachelor of Arts gives you a range of second major and joint degree options for enhanced career opportunities.

Course highlights Language students at James Cook University receive a range of practical reading, writing and listening experiences with the aid of highly-qualified foreign language experts. Teaching is by mixed mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources. Exciting components of this course include immersion subjects in New Caledonia for students who have completed their second year at university.

Career opportunities The ability to speak a second language greatly expands career opportunities. Graduates find employment within Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and businesses requiring foreign language skills for trade negotiations, treaties, security, environment, international aid and human rights, and in business and tourism. With additional qualifications, language professionals can also develop careers in education, law, communications and journalism. Graduates with a knowledge and ability to speak French could pursue a range of careers including: • International trade including multinational business, finance and economics • Government affairs including developing trade and export opportunities, diplomacy, defence or immigration • Tourism and hospitality • Translation • International aid and emergency relief • Teaching.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject

Primary major • Foundation French 1 • Foundation French 2 Note, a pass in Foundation French 1 is required for admission to Foundation French 2, and a pass in Foundation French 2 for admission to Intermediate French 1.

Advanced major • Intermediate French 1 • Intermediate French 2 Note, a pass in Intermediate French 1 is required for admission to Intermediate French 2, and a pass in Intermediate French 2 for admission to Advanced French 1a.

Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major • Intermediate French 1 • Intermediate French 2 • Advanced French 1a • Advanced French 1b • Advanced French 2a • Advanced French 2b Advanced major • Advanced French 1a • Advanced French 1b • Advanced French 2a • Advanced French 2b • Advanced French 3a • Advanced French 3b Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Geography

Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

What is Geography?

Study program at a glance*

Geography is the science of place. By studying patterns and processes of interaction between people, natural events and the environment, geographers can help solve major ecological and environmental problems. Geographers are ‘big picture’ people, bringing together a combination of specialist skills to tasks such as environmental and town planning, land management and environmental impact assessment.

Level 1

Course overview Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Geography) study the patterns and processes of interaction between people, natural events and the environment. As a Geography student, you will learn the skills required to analyse ecological and environmental problems. You will learn to identify problems, evaluate explanations, analyse data and suggest solutions. You will also do practical and project work, both alone and in groups, gathering and interpreting information in the field as well as from written sources. You will gain skills in field observation and measurement, basic statistical procedures, computing techniques, and, in physical geography, methods of laboratory analysis.

Course highlights Students at James Cook University have access to some of the most spectacular environments on Earth including the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Wet Tropics Region, tropical savannah and wetland environments. Students also benefit from JCU’s close links with leading resource management agencies such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Wet Tropics Management Authority, Queensland’s Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Links with these organisations translate into exciting and relevant work experience placements and project work opportunities. Northern Queensland’s cultural life is as diverse as its natural environment. Its Indigenous cultures share the tropics with people from around the world. Northern Queensland is also one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. You will study land use ranging from traditional Aboriginal land management to mining and urban development.

Career opportunities Geographers work for government or non-government agencies with interests in: • • • •

Local and regional planning Disaster planning Population planning Protected area management.

With further study, you could pursue a career as a researcher or teacher at all levels of the education system.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subject: • At least one Level-1 Environmental Science (EV) subject

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge • Cradle to Grave: Population, Economy & the Environment • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems • Terrestrial Resource Management • Coasts & Catchments: Geomorphology & Management • Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management Primary major Select one subject from: • Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation & Planning (Townsville only) • Natural Hazards (Cairns only) Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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German

Bachelor of Arts (German†) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031 † also available within the Bachelor of Languages, see ‘Languages’ on page 24

Why study German? Germany is the fourth largest economy after the United States, China and Japan. It is also a major political power, playing a vital and central role in the European Union. The German language is also spoken in Switzerland and Austria, countries that play a leading role in international banking and are home to many international agencies such as The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Atomic Energy Agency. German is also an important international language for philosophy, physics, engineering, music and art history. Approximately 100 million people speak German as their native language. Some four per cent of Australians can trace their origins back to Germany, and the two countries share values, cultural traditions, economic and legal systems, and cooperate in many areas internationally and bilaterally. Like France, Germany has an exceptional literature and musical tradition that is esteemed throughout the world.

Course overview German at James Cook University gives students a deeper understanding of Germany, its language, culture and history. Studying a language within the Bachelor of Arts gives you a range of second major and joint degree options for enhanced career opportunities.

Course highlights Language students at James Cook University receive a range of practical reading, writing and listening experiences with the aid of highly-qualified foreign language experts. Teaching is by mixed-mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources.

Career opportunities The ability to speak a second language greatly expands career opportunities. Graduates find employment within Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and businesses requiring foreign language skills for trade negotiations, treaties, security, environment, international aid and human rights, and in business and tourism. With additional qualifications, language professionals can also develop careers in education, law, communications and journalism. Graduates with the knowledge and ability to speak German could pursue a range of careers including: • International trade including multinational business, finance and economics • Government affairs including developing trade and export opportunities, diplomacy, defence or immigration • Tourism and hospitality • Translation • International aid and emergency relief • Teaching.

Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Primary major • Foundation German 1 • Foundation German 2 Note, a pass in Foundation German 1 is required for admission to Foundation German 2, and a pass in Foundation German 2 for admission to Intermediate German 1.

Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major • Intermediate German 1 • Intermediate German 2 • Advanced German 1a • Advanced German 1b • Advanced German 2a • Advanced German 2b Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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History

Bachelor of Arts (History) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

What is History?

Study program at a glance*

Historians examine how people of the past might have thought, what their motivations might have been, and what the consequences of their actions were. They study past social and cultural conditions, along with political and economic events, to gain a special knowledge about humanity. The study of history helps us to know where we came from as a society, and to imagine and envisage what the future may hold.

Level 1

Course overview Studying past social and cultural conditions along with political and economic events can reveal novel insights into the world around us. History graduates develop skills and insights for careers that demand high levels of research and skilful communication. The study of history enhances career prospects in a range of fields, including education, government, the non-government sector (NGOs), politics, trade and diplomacy, and more. Second majors in English (literature), archaeology, politics, and other disciplines combine very well with a major in History. Specialisations are offered in Australian, Pacific and World history. Subjects include environmental history, cultural heritage, and Australian and Pacific exploration. The School of Arts and Social Sciences is home to the North Queensland Photographic Collection and the North Queensland Oral History Project.

Course highlights JCU has specialised in collecting, writing and publishing northern Queensland regional history for decades. This has resulted in excellent historical collections including photographs, oral history and rare books. History students are encouraged to use these collections.

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for membership to the Historians Professional Association (Qld) Inc., and its equivalent in other states.

Career opportunities History graduates are successful in careers that require in-depth research, writing and public presentation including: • • • • • • •

Development analysis Museums and archives Government policy, practice and law Publishing Journalism Heritage Teaching.

Historians also work as independent consultants and as researchers. Graduates in History can be found in all walks of life, including among politicians.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subject: • World History Since 1900

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major Select six subjects from: • Globalisation – Historical Perspectives • Environmental History • Australian & Pacific Exploration • Nationalism in the Modern World • Australian History • History of Terrorism • The European Union • Introduction to Historical Cultural Heritage • Researching Local History • The European Union Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Human Services

Bachelor of Arts (Human Services) Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

What is Human Services?

Study program at a glance*

Human Services is a professional field that deals with individual and social problems in a community environment, and the implementation of the processes and strategies to manage those problems. It involves assisting and supporting individuals and groups within a community to overcome difficulties and life changes.

Level 1

Course overview Human Services is a flexible major that can be studied on campus or online. Studies in Human Services produces graduates with the communication, research, analytical and problem-solving skills that are essential in the support and social welfare sectors of industry, and in community services. Areas of specialisation include aged services, community work, child and family studies, disabilities studies, mental health services, rehabilitation counselling, youth services, corrective services, and more. Compatible second majors include Sociology, Political Science or Indigenous Australian Studies, and more.

Course highlights This course aims to provide students with practical skills in addition to theoretical knowledge. Field trips, individual and group projects, and subjects in practical skills are taught by highly-qualified professionals with many years of experience in professional practice. Human Services students benefit from James Cook University’s close research and working relationships with government agencies and local community organisations.

Career opportunities Human Services graduates are employed in government and non-government agencies and large corporations in areas including: • • • • •

Social policy Organisational practice and social responsibility Community planning, development and disaster relief Social welfare and community services Education and capacity building.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major • Human Rights & Social Issues • Self in Professional Helping

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge • Interpersonal Practice • Professional Values & Ethics Primary major Select at least one subject from: • Australian Women’s Studies • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Skills & Frameworks for Practice • Organisational Practice • Community Work Plus at least three from: • Group Work • Working in Child & Family Welfare • Rural Welfare • Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts (Human Services) can be combined with Business, Law or Science. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Indigenous Australian Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

Why study Indigenous Australian Studies? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have an important place in tropical Queensland as the traditional custodians of the land and sea, and as part of a culturallydiverse community. Traditional connections and responsibilities remain strong, making an important contribution to the region’s cultural life. The School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS) provides subjects in this course, and manages research projects that provide the opportunity for students to undertake research in the field of Indigenous studies.

Course overview The Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) can be studied on campus or online, and is designed to give students a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their histories, environment, cultures, languages, politics and economies. The degree is offered to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. It recognises the significance of Indigenous languages and cultures as an important part of the heritage of all Australians.

Course highlights Through collaboration with Indigenous communities, the Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) offers first-hand experience of the diversity of Indigenous life in northern Australia. Field trips will give you first-hand experience of contemporary Indigenous communities, enhancing your understanding of community histories and current issues. You will also gain an insight into research ethics and protocols for consulting with communities.

Career opportunities This is an employment-orientated degree that equips Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Career pathways exist with the private sector, Indigenous community organisations and government departments. Indigenous Australian Studies graduates work in the public and private sectors in: • • • • • • • • • •

Management Politics Policy and planning Research Advocacy Administration Community engagement Cultural heritage management Education and training Community welfare.

Key industries include tourism, the arts, media, health, law, the environment, human services, and resource management.

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Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subject: • Any Level-1 Indigenous Australian Studies (IA) subject

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major • Black Writers • Ecology & Australian Indigenous Cultures • Australian Indigenous Politics • Indigenous Australian World Views 3: Introduction to Indigenous Research • Impact of Change on Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective • Indigenous Family Wellbeing & Community Development • Language & Culture in Indigenous Australia • Media & Race Relations Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.


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Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) (History) Graduated 2013

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Italian

Bachelor of Arts (Italian†) Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Cairns 321031 † also available within the Bachelor of Languages, see ‘Languages’ on page 24

Why study Italian?

Study program at a glance*

Italy’s contribution to the cultural and historical heritage of Europe has been immense. It has been responsible for many artistic and intellectual movements that spread through Europe and beyond, including the Renaissance. Italy was the home of many of the great figures in art, literature, science and philosophy, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Dante Alighieri and Galileo.

Level 1

Italian is also one of the most widely spoken languages in Australia. This is partly due to the fact that Italians make up the largest single non-English speaking group of migrants. North Queensland’s link to the Italian people goes back more than 90 years to the 1920s, when many Italian families settled in the region.

Course overview Italian at James Cook University gives students a deeper understanding of Italy, its language, culture and history through a Bachelor of Arts framework. Studying a language within the Bachelor of Arts gives you a range of second major and joint degree options for enhanced career opportunities.

Course highlights Language students receive a range of practical reading, writing and listening experiences with the aid of highly-qualified foreign language experts. Teaching is by mixed-mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources.

Career opportunities The ability to speak a second language greatly expands career opportunities. Graduates find employment within Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and businesses requiring foreign language skills for trade negotiations, treaties, security, environment, international aid and human rights, and in business and tourism. With additional qualifications, language professionals can also develop careers in education, law, communications and journalism. Graduates with the knowledge and ability to speak Italian could pursue a range of careers including: • International trade including multinational business, finance and economics • Government affairs including developing trade and export opportunities, diplomacy, defence or immigration • Tourism and hospitality • Translation • International aid and emergency relief • Teaching.

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Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Primary major • Foundation Italian 1 • Foundation Italian 2 Note, a pass in Foundation Italian 1 is required for admission to Foundation Italian 2, and a pass in Foundation Italian 2 for admission to Intermediate Italian 1.

Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major • Intermediate Italian 1 • Intermediate Italian 2 • Advanced Italian 1a • Advanced Italian 1b • Advanced Italian 2a • Advanced Italian 2b Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.


Japanese

Bachelor of Arts (Japanese†) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031 † also available within the Bachelor of Languages, see ‘Languages’ on page 24

Why study Japanese? The Japanese language has acquired world-wide importance because of the position Japan occupies as the third largest economy in the world. After China, Japan is Australia’s second most-important trading partner, and Singapore’s fourth most-important trading partner. A dramatic growth in trade and tourism between Australia and Japan over the last 20 years has given Japanese speakers an edge in the international business arena, and the travel and tourism industries. Asian languages do present a challenge to native English speakers, but the Japanese program at JCU has a long history of success in helping students to overcome such hurdles. Like any other endeavour in higher education, the bigger the challenge, the greater the opportunity.

Course overview

Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

JCU’s Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) is designed to give students a deeper understanding of Japan, its language, culture and history through a Bachelor of Arts framework.

Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject

Course highlights

Foundation major for beginners • Foundation Japanese 1 • Foundation Japanese 2

Language students receive practical reading, writing and listening experience with the aid of highly-qualified foreign language experts. Teaching is by mixed-mode delivery and includes lectures, face-to-face tutorials, seminars and online resources.

Career opportunities The ability to speak a second language greatly expands career opportunities. Graduates find employment within Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations requiring foreign language skills for trade negotiations, treaties, security, environment, international aid and human rights, and in business and tourism. With additional qualifications, language professionals can also develop careers in education, law, communications and journalism.

Foundation major • Basic Japanese 1 • Basic Japanese 2 Note, a pass in Basic Japanese 1 is required for admission to Basic Japanese 2, and a pass in Basic Japanese 2 for admission to Intermediate Japanese 1

Advanced major • Intermediate Japanese 1 • Intermediate Japanese 2 Note, a pass in Intermediate Japanese 1 is required for admission to Intermediate Japanese 2, and a pass in Intermediate Japanese 2 for admission to Advanced Japanese 1a

Note, a pass in Foundation Japanese 1 is required for admission to Foundation Japanese 2, and a pass in Foundation Japanese 2 for admission to Basic Japanese 1

Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major • Intermediate Japanese 1 • Intermediate Japanese 2 • Advanced Japanese 1a • Advanced Japanese 1b • Advanced Japanese 2a • Advanced Japanese 2b Advanced major • Advanced Japanese 1a • Advanced Japanese 1b • Advanced Japanese 2a • Advanced Japanese 2b • Advanced Japanese 3a • Advanced Japanese 3b Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, this degree can be combined with Business, Law, Science, Social Work or Education. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Languages

Bachelor of Languages Campus: Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 4 years* full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Not available QTAC codes: Townsville 311171; Cairns 321171 * Students must have successfully completed Years 11 and 12 (or equivalent) in the language selected for their major. Students without this background will be required to take foundation subjects in their first year (Level 1), which will extend the duration of their course.

Why study a language? A knowledge of modern languages is the key to successful communication between different cultures and countries. In a rapidly globalising labour market, international opportunities for graduates are at a new level, and the deep study of a new language can change your perspectives and your future in ways few other programs can do. Languages can give you the edge in employment opportunities. The School of Arts and Social Sciences at James Cook University offers specialised teaching in: • • • •

French German (Townsville only) Italian (Cairns only) Japanese.

Course overview In the Bachelor of Languages students study subjects which are designed to immerse them in all aspects of their chosen language. In order to further their language skills and cultural understanding, students have a unique opportunity to participate in a 1-year study-abroad program in a country where the language of study is spoken. Those who study two languages split their study-abroad year and spend six months each in the two countries where their chosen languages are spoken.

Course highlights Modern language students will experience quality tuition from highly-qualified foreign language experts, and access to a wide range of audiovisual resources. An exciting component of the Bachelor of Languages is one year of study at an overseas university in Level 3 (third year).

Career opportunities Bachelor of Languages graduates find employment in Australia and overseas in government, non-government organisations and businesses requiring skills in negotiations related to trade, treaties, security, environment, or international aid and human rights. Language professionals also develop careers in communications, journalism, education, LOTE (Languages other than English) and Teachers of English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), publishing, law, tourism and interpretation services.

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Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Language major Foundation Language subjects Secondary language major and electives Foundation language subjects for second language major Or Electives at Level 1 Level 2 & 3 Basic, intermediate or advanced level language subjects in second major Or Level-1, -2 or -3 electives Plus Study Abroad (see page 4) Level 4 Advanced level language subjects Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, this degree can be combined with the Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary). See page 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.


Media & Writing

Bachelor of Arts (Media & Writing) Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031

What is Media and Writing?

Study program at a glance*

Media and Writing has been developed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in writing. Through the major, students will have the opportunity to develop writing skills in a variety of genres including journalism, fiction, non-fiction and the short story.

Level 1

Emphasis is also placed on the acquisition of critical reading skills, which are vital to the professional writer.

Course overview This major offers you the opportunity to gain skills across the areas of media, public relations, journalism and writing. It allows you to add professional or vocational skills to make you work ready. Designed and taught by academic staff, including widely-published authors and journalists, the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Writing) will prepare you for a career as an independent writer, professional communicator and/or public relations specialist.

Course highlights Within the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Writing), students have the opportunity to produce professional creative work for their portfolio. Students will also experience hands-on teaching by professional and published authors. The Bachelor of Arts (Media and Writing) is made up of theory lessons and practical writing workshops, which teach students about creative writing, media editing, and professional writing.

Career opportunities Through the study of a variety of writing skills, students can prepare for careers in government, non-government organisations, lobby groups and environmental agencies, as media advisors, editors, fiction or non-fiction writers, literary agents and copywriters. Journalism and writing skills, plus an ability to speak the languages of the news and public relations, will greatly enhance career prospects.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subjects: • Effective Writing • Writing Convergent Stories

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major Select at least six subjects from: • Public Relations Campaigns • Writing Convergent Stories 2 • Media Law & Ethics • Creative Writing • Reading & Writing the Short Story • Introduction to Broadcast Journalism • Media Editing • Industry Internship Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts (Media & Writing) can be combined with Business, Law, Science or Social Work. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Winsome Denyer

Bachelor of Arts-Journalism* Graduated 2008 Associate Producer ABC News 24 * Now Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism

“I love the adrenaline of watching the world’s most significant news events unfold before my eyes. As an associate producer with ABC News 24, I help bring the news as it happens, into the living rooms of viewers across Australia.”

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Multimedia Journalism

Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism Campus: Townsville Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311471

What is Multimedia Journalism?

Study program at a glance*

The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism is a ground-breaking course which provides the digital media skills required for journalism careers in the changing media landscape, and prepares students to tell stories using video, audio and text.

Level 1

Course overview The Bachelor of Multimedia Journalism prepares students to enter a digital media world where stories are told across multiple platforms – radio, TV, print and online. Journalists are no longer expected to exclusively work in one medium. They are expected to be storytellers using a variety of digital tools – video cameras, audio recorders, digital cameras, and computers. Audiences are seeking fresh, innovative ways in which to get their news – from videos to audio and pictures, as well as text and through social networks. As a student in this course, you will prepare your own stories on a digital media platform, JCNN. This will give you real world experience in writing stories, filming news and producing audio pieces for a real audience, as well as producing a portfolio of work. Special attention will be paid to key roles including collecting sound and visual material, and helping to produce the media platform, JCNN. You will gain editing skills to get the stories out to deadline. Such real-life skills are complemented by studying a variety of subjects in creative arenas such as graphic design, photography, web authoring or digital music technology, as well as critically analysing the changing role of the journalist in today’s society. You will gain an understanding of the language of news, as well as learning how to work within the legal and ethical frameworks expected in professional practice.

Course highlights You will enjoy small class sizes and good interaction with lecturers. As well as working as journalists, editors and producers for the media platform, JCNN, students will spend time in the media industry, in TV, radio, print or multimedia as interns. The course incorporates Work Integrated Learning (WIL) from Level 1 (first year).

Career opportunities Tomorrow’s journalists will be working primarily for the web. Students will have a portfolio of multimedia work at the end of their degree to prepare them to enter the changing media industry.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • The Journalist & Society • Writing Convergent Stories • Photographic Capture • The Digitised Image • Digital Music Media

Secondary major or electives Select two elective subjects

Plus either: • Design for Media Communication • Or an elective Level 2 Core subjects • Writing Convergent Stories 2 • Media Law & Ethics • Introduction to Broadcast Journalism • Media Editing

Secondary major or electives Select three elective subjects

Plus either: • Introduction to Web Design • Music & Sound Media Level 3 Core subjects • Multimedia Production • Radio Documentaries • Video Journalism • Industry Internship • Investigative Features • Photojournalism

Secondary major or electives Select one elective subject

Plus either: • Interactive Media Design • Digital Music Technology * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

In addition to their journalistic skills, depending on their choice of subjects, graduates will have skills in web design, graphic design, digital storytelling, photography and digital manipulation to add to their career skills.

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Political Science

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

What is Political Science?

Study program at a glance*

Political Science includes the study of political institutions, processes and cultures in different countries, and the analysis of relations between countries and their governments.

Level 1

Political scientists are at the forefront of analysing and providing strategic advice on domestic and international affairs and policy. An understanding of political systems and government policies is essential to anyone interested in a career in government or international diplomacy, and is very useful for careers in the community and private sectors. It makes an ideal major in the Arts program alongside majors such as History, Sociology, and Indigenous Australian Studies.

Course overview This course is available to study on campus or online, and combines the study of politics and public policy with comparative government and international relations. Students explore international affairs from political, historical, economic and legal perspectives, and examine the complex interactions between the domestic and international affairs of nations.

Course highlights Students studying this major enjoy excellent interaction with lecturers. There are also some opportunities to participate in parliamentary internship placements and in the Global Voices program, in which competitively selected students attend high-level international forums such as Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the G20, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the United Nations (UN).

Professional recognition Graduates can apply for membership of the Australian Political Science Studies Association, and the International Political Studies Association.

Career opportunities Politics graduates analyse and provide strategic advice on domestic and international affairs and policy for governments, industry and non-government organisations (or NGOs). Graduates are skilled as private consultants, researchers, advisors or lobbyists: • • • •

With government (legislative, judicial, executive, planning) As politicians in local, state or federal government In business, finance, taxation, public relations or communications In the non-government sector in philanthropy, community development, welfare, and unions.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subjects: • The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Arts Edge Primary major Select at least six subjects from: • Policy Analysis & Management • Governance, Democratisation, the State • The European Union • Government & Politics in Developing Areas • International Relations & Foreign Policy • Australia & World Politics • Australian Public Policy & Politics • Governing Australia Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) can be combined with Business, Law, Science or Social Work. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Singapore Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

What is Psychology? Psychologists are interested in how people think, feel and behave. They study this at an individual, group, organisational and community level. Psychologists apply this knowledge to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems. Psychologists use scientific methods to study the human mind and behaviour. They develop theories and test them, which provides new information that adds to the body of established knowledge.

Course overview This major is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the biological, social, and cultural factors which influence how humans think, feel, and behave.

Course highlights JCU’s Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) places a strong emphasis on students being actively engaged in current research. Psychology also hosts a series of seminars each year that are presented by national and international experts, who provide the most current knowledge and research activity in various fields of Psychology.

Professional recognition This major is offered to students who want an understanding of psychology to combine with another area of study. Students wishing to register as psychologists should instead take the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council’s (APAC) 4-year Bachelor of Psychology, see page 31.

Career opportunities Graduates of the non-accredited Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) major (over three years) can pursue a diverse range of careers in government and human services organisations, business corporations, and the health sector. Psychology and arts qualifications are valuable in, for example, media, market research, advertising, public relations and human resources.

Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Psychology major Recommended subjects: • Exploring Psychology 1 Or • Exploring Psychology 2 Please note, it is recommended to complete both subjects

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Plus one subject from: • Exploring Psychology 1 • Exploring Psychology 2 Level 2 & 3 Psychology major Select at least two subjects from: • Brain & Behaviour • Describing & Analysing Behaviour • Health Psychology • Human Development Across the Lifespan • Experimental Investigation & Analysis of Behaviour • Evolution of Behaviour • Forensic Psychology • Learning & Behaviour • Memory & Cognition

Plus at least four subjects from: • Advanced Behavioural Research Design & Analysis • Social Psychology • Psychopathology • Principles of Counselling • Theoretical Foundations of Modern Psychology • Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment & Ethics • Personality & Individual Psychology • Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind • Advanced Health Psychology

Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Students wishing to complete an APS accredited sequence must complete additional psychology subjects within their program. Please consult the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences for advice on the required subjects. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) can be combined with Business, Law, Science or Social Work. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Emanuele Timpone Bachelor of Psychology Graduated 2009

Psychologist, Queensland Correctional Services

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The quality of the teaching and student support was excellent. The lecturers were always available, and I made some wonderful, long-lasting friendships. Studying psychology at JCU was thoroughly enjoyable. Knowing you can make a difference is really appealing.â&#x20AC;?

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Psychology (Bachelor of Psychology) What is Psychology? Psychologists are interested in how people think, feel and behave. They study this at an individual, group, organisational and community level. Psychologists apply this knowledge to assess, diagnose, prevent, and treat problems. Psychologists use scientific methods to study the human mind and behaviour. They develop theories and test them, which provides new information that adds to the body of established knowledge.

Course overview This course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the biological, social, and cultural factors which influence how humans think, feel, and behave.

Course highlights James Cook University’s Bachelor of Psychology places a strong emphasis on students being actively engaged in current research. Students are encouraged to participate in research projects during their fourth year (Level 4) with postgraduate students and staff. In addition, the Psychology Department hosts a series of seminars each year that are presented by national and international experts, who provide the most current knowledge and research activity in various fields of psychology.

Professional recognition Students who complete the 4-year Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence in psychology are eligible to apply for provisional registration as psychologists with the Psychology Board of Australia.

Career opportunities To progress your career as a professional psychologist requires an additional two years of postgraduate study or two years of supervision in the workplace. Professional psychologists work in private practice, government policy development, health and allied health, education, human resources management, research institutions, or the criminal justice system and correctional facilities.

Bachelor of Psychology Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Singapore Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 4 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311081; Cairns 321081

Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Core subjects • Exploring Psychology 1 • Exploring Psychology 2 • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences • Australian Story: An Introduction to Sociology Level 2 & 3 Core subjects These subjects must be completed in this order: • Describing & Analysing Behaviour • Experimental Investigation & Analysis of Behaviour • Advanced Behavioural Research Design & Analysis • Memory & Cognition Options At least three Level-2 subjects from: • Brain & Behaviour • Health Psychology • Human Development Across the Lifespan • Environmental Psychology • Forensic Psychology • Learning & Behaviour • Memory & Cognition. Plus at least four Level-3 subjects from: • Social Psychology • Psychopathology • Principles of Counselling • Behaviour in Organisations • Theoretical Foundations of Modern Psychology • Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment & Ethics • Personality & Individual Psychology • Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind • Advanced Health Psychology Level 4 Options • Group Project Part 1 of 2 • Group Project Part 2 of 2 • Advanced Topics in Psychology 1 • Advanced Topics in Psychology 2 Or students can apply to do Honours as listed below Honours Honours consists of the fourth year of study with the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. See page 38 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Social & Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Social Science (Social & Criminal Justice) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

What is Social and Criminal Justice?

Study program at a glance*

Issues of crime, criminal justice and social justice are central concerns of modern society. This field of social science focusses on social processes concerned with criminalisation and the causes of crime, crime prevention, and the systems of social control – as well as the treatment, rehabilitation and punishment of criminals.

Level 1

Course overview This major area of study brings together theoretical criminal justice, broader social policy and program practice-related studies relevant to a professional career in criminology, criminal justice, and community-based agencies concerned with social justice and human rights. The program incorporates coverage of street/predatory crime, white collar crime, environmental crime, and globalisation of crime.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Primary major Recommended subjects: Level-1 Criminology (CY), History (HI), Indigenous Australian Studies (IA) subject and other codes including Archaeology (AR), Communications (CU), Political Science (PL), Psychology (PY), Sociology (SY)

Core subjects • An Introduction to Social Science Research Practices • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Course highlights Social and Criminal Justice students undertake field placements in a variety of roles in criminal justice agencies, and community-based agencies concerned with social justice.

Career opportunities Social and Criminal Justice graduates can pursue careers with various organisations throughout Australia including: • • • • • • • • • •

Police services (both federal and state) Correctional service departments and facilities Juvenile justice Justice departments Communities departments A wide range of community organisations Crime and Misconduct Commission Australian Institute of Criminology Australian Crime Commission Other agencies with an interest in crime, criminal justice and social justice.

The skills acquired in this program are particularly attractive to a broad range of employers interested in graduates with critical thinking, analytical skills and problemsolving abilities.

Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Qualitative Research • Tropical Futures: Social Science at Work Plus one subject from: • Describing & Analysing Behaviour • Social Survey Design & Analysis

Plus at least four subjects from: • Australian Indigenous Politics • Forensic Psychology • Anthropology of Violence • Forensic Archaeology • Perspectives on Criminology • Youth Deviance • Policy Analysis & Management • Power & Protest in a Globalising World • Media & Race Relations • Community Work

Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. The second major can be from the Bachelor of Arts, or Planning and Geography from the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program may be available in the secondary major, to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Our Bachelor of Social Science offers great flexibility â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you can compliment your major with a discipline from another degree.

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Colin McPherson Bachelor of Social Work Graduated 2008

Service Leader, Youth Services, Community Solutions, Mackay

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a mature-age student, I had to juggle full-time work and family responsibilities, which was a bit of a challenge. The support from the JCU staff assisted a lot. The study of social work can help ground people. You may not be able to fix the world, but you can certainly assist in some way.â&#x20AC;?

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Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Mackay; Flexible Mode: on campus or flexible; full time or part time Duration: 4 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311091; Cairns 321091; Mackay 331091; Flex 311099

What is Social Work? The social work profession is committed to the pursuit of social justice, the enhancement of the quality of life, and the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in society. Social workers address the barriers, inequities and injustices that exist in society, and are actively involved in situations of personal distress and crisis. They are also involved in research, policy development and analysis and consultancy. Social workers promote respect for traditions, cultures, ideologies, beliefs and religions amongst all ethnic groups and societies. Social workers: • Work with individuals groups and communities to shape and change the conditions in which they live • Advocate for disadvantaged members of society • Work towards the elimination of social inequalities in society to facilitate a more equitable distribution of resources • Engage in research to build our understanding of society • Analyse, challenge and develop social policies.

Course overview In studying social work at James Cook University, students will learn about the society in which they live and about human and social behaviour. Students will learn about themselves and their values, and develop their knowledge and skills in a human services and social policy environment. In particular, students will develop an understanding of human rights and social justice, and how these concepts impact in Australian society and internationally.

Course highlights JCU’s Bachelor of Social Work places a strong emphasis on professional practice experience. Supervised field placements with social welfare agencies during the third and fourth years of study ensure that students have substantial opportunity for developing professional skills in the field. This degree places an increasing emphasis on international aspects of social work and has a focussed commitment to respectful practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Students who demonstrate a strong performance may qualify for entry into the honours program and should consult the honours coordinator. For entry to research higher degrees, an Honours degree may be essential. The Department of Social Work and Human Services offers a range of postgraduate study opportunities at Post Graduate Certificate, Masters and Doctoral level.

Professional recognition The Bachelor of Social Work is a professional degree accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates are eligible for membership.

Career opportunities Career prospects for social workers are strong. They can pursue careers in either human services or social policy research and development. They work for government and non-government agencies and communities, or work in private practice, providing counselling, advocacy and support services. Graduates may specialise in particular service areas including the elderly, public housing, drug addiction, child abuse, domestic violence, youth, and mental illness.

Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Social Work options • Self in Professional Helping • The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science • Human Rights & Social Issues • An Introduction to Social Sciences Research Practices Plus one subject from: • Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology • Deviance, Crime & Society Plus one subject from: • Exploring Psychology 1 • Exploring Psychology 2 • Psychology for Social Welfare Practice Elective subjects Select two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Social Work options • Interpersonal Practice • Professional Values & Ethics • Organisational Practice • Community Work • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Skills & Framework for Practice • Group Work • Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice • Field Education 1 • Social Work & Welfare Practice. Plus one subject from Indigenous Australian Studies (IA) area of study Plus one subject from: • Women’s Studies • Sociology Level 2 • Criminology Level 2 Plus one subject from: • Australian Indigenous Politics • Policy Analysis & Management Elective subjects Select three elective subjects Level 4 Social Work options • Social Work & Mental Health • Theories for Social Work Practice • Social Inquiry Analysis • Professional Development for Social Work Practice • Field Education II. Or students can apply to do Honours * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Campus: Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

What is Sociology? Sociology is the study of social relationships, groups, institutions and processes in the contemporary world. Sociologists are at the forefront of attempts to understand the causes of the cultural, economic, environmental and technological changes that transform our lives. Sociology is a diverse field of study that covers all aspects of social life, but all sociological inquiry is centred on critical thinking. Sociologists question popular explanations of social life and look closely at the dynamics of power and inequality.

Course overview A major in sociology will provide students with the conceptual tools and skills needed to critique and explain everyday interactions at individual, group, or societal levels. You can also choose electives from complementary areas including history, political science or law, to name a few. Our advisors will help you to design your study program and select your subjects to match your interests and career plan.

Course highlights Sociology students gain an ability to understand what is happening around them through a critical lens, and throughout their subjects they analyse personal experiences, popular culture and current events.

Professional recognition Sociology graduates may join The Australian Sociological Association and the Australian Social Research Association.

Career opportunities Governments and non-government organisations apply the work of sociologists for policy analysis and development. Market research organisations also employ sociologists to assist in the understanding of diverse markets for different products and/or services. But applications are much wider. Sociology is used wherever questions arise about the effects of social structures or the direction of social change. Sociology graduates can pursue careers in a range of roles including: • • • • • • •

Forecasting social change Developing public policy Team building Management (human resources, productivity, sustainability) Community development Human and community services Planning for urban and other complex social systems.

Study program at a glance*

Full-time students take four subjects per semester Level 1 Core subjects • Time, Truth & the Human Condition • Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place

Primary major Recommended subject: • Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Plus one subject from: • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences Or any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1, 2 or 3 subject Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Qualitative Research • Arts Edge Plus five subjects from: • New Forms of Work, Organisation & Career • Sociology of Health & Medicine • Social Survey Design & Analysis • Gods, Myths & Cults • Power & Protest in a Globalising World • Youth, Identity & Popular Culture • Family, Gender & Sexuality in Contemporary Society Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program is available to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in a reduced time, and can enhance career prospects. At JCU, the Bachelor of Arts can be combined with Business, Law, Science or Social Work. See page 38 and 39 for more information. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Tropical Health & Society

Bachelor of Social Science (Tropical Health & Society) Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 3 years full time Prerequisites: English Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC codes: Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

What is Tropical Health and Society?

Study program at a glance*

Australia and the Asia-Pacific are facing a shortage of social scientists trained in tropical health issues. These skills are in demand in federal, state and local governments, research organisations, educational establishments, and consulting companies, among others. They examine health and social trends to improve public health in the tropics.

Level 1

Course overview Tropical Health is a key discipline of public health training. This major provides tropical health education that draws on both international and domestic content, and is complemented by fieldwork throughout northern Queensland.

Full-time students take four subjects per semester

Primary major Recommended subjects: Level-1 Anthropology (AN), Psychology (HI) subjects, or other subject codes including Health Science (HS), Psychology (PY), Psychology (PL), Sociology (SY), Indigenous Studies (IA) and Welfare Studies (WS)

Core subjects • An Introduction to Social Science Research Practices • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

Staff teaching this subject are prominent researchers and academics. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach that includes social welfare issues, socioeconomic and cultural factors, as well as research skills, health policy and public health.

Course highlights As a student of Tropical Health and Society, you will benefit from James Cook University’s strong research presence in northern Queensland’s health and welfare sectors.

Professional recognition Graduates who have completed an Honours year (see below) are eligible for membership of the Australian Anthropological Society.

Level 2 & 3 Core subjects • Qualitative Research • Tropical Futures: Social Science at Work Plus one subject from: • Describing & Analysing Behaviour • Social Survey Design & Analysis

Career opportunities Tropical Health and Society graduates will be qualified to work in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and many other regions of the world. Careers are diverse and can include positions with government departments and non-government organisations in: • • • • • • •

Health policy development Education and welfare services Health promotion Public and foreign affairs Community health professionals Public health educators or researchers Roles with non-government organisations and international aid organisations, such as the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Select six subjects from: • Health Promotion for Health Professionals • Health Psychology • Medical Anthropology • Sex, Drugs & Human Nature • Sociology of Health & Medicine • Indigenous Family Wellbeing & Community Development • Advanced Health Psychology • Group Work

Second Major & Electives All students are encouraged to select a second major. The second major can be from the Bachelor of Arts, or Planning and Geography from the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This may still enable additional elective subjects to be chosen. Honours An Honours program may be available in the secondary major, to students demonstrating high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Joint Degrees

Bachelor of Arts*-Bachelor of Businessâ&#x20AC; 

Bachelor of Arts*-Bachelor of Science*

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Duration: 4 years full time

Duration: 4 years full time

Prerequisites: English plus other requirements for Business major

Prerequisites: English, Maths B, Chemistry, plus other requirements for Science major

Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC code: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Mid-year entry: Dependent on Science major chosen

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availability of majors varies between campuses. Visit www.jcu.edu.au/courses/

QTAC code: Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

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all business majors are offered externally except for Health Management

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Why combine Arts and Business? A joint degree in Arts and Business will give you the broad, well-rounded educational experience that you get from the Bachelor of Arts, coupled with practical and professional business skills. Depending on your majors, you could pursue a career in, for example, international business with a second language, finance journalism, public relations for a corporation, or market research (with psychology and marketing expertise). There are many dynamic career paths available.

availability of majors varies between campuses. Visit www.jcu.edu.au/courses/

Why combine Arts and Science? If you have an interest in Arts and Science you can broaden your career horizons. Arts at James Cook University has majors across many areas, creating varied career options. For example, an Arts major in Archaeology with Chemistry in Science could lead to a fascinating research career, an Arts major in Media and Writing paired with Environmental Science could lead to environmental journalism or editing, while a double-Arts major of Sociology and Geography with a Science degree could lead to a career in human geography.

Bachelor of Arts*-Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts*-Bachelor of Social Work

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Duration: 5 years full time

Duration: 5 years full time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: Yes

Mid-year entry: Yes

QTAC code: Townsville 311061; Cairns 321061

QTAC code: Townsville 311091; Cairns 321091

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availability of majors varies between campuses. Visit www.jcu.edu.au/courses/

Why combine Arts and Law? This degree will give you a legal qualification with complementary Arts skills, and is strongly supported by the legal profession. Combining Law with a major in English, for example, will give you writing skills for judgements and legal documents. With language studies, you could work as a lawyer in Asia or Europe for a multinational law firm. Combine Political Science and Law for a role in politics and Government. Sociology and Human Services combine with Law for social policy and development roles with non-government organisations, such as Oxfam or ACOSS.

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availability of majors varies between campuses. Visit www.jcu.edu.au/courses/

Why combine Arts and Law? This degree will give you a professional accredited Social Work qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. You could, for example, combine an Arts major in Politics or Sociology to move into a career in social policy with government departments or non-government organisations. Or combine an Arts major in Indigenous Australian Studies for a career with Indigenous communities and organisations.


Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Arts*

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bachelor of Languages

Campus: Townsville

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Duration: 4.5 years full time

Duration: 5 years full time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: Yes

Mid-year entry: Not available

QTAC code: depends on Education major

QTAC code: Townsville 313111

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availability of majors varies between campuses. Visit www.jcu.edu.au/courses/

Why combine Arts and Education? Study a specialisation in the Bachelor of Arts to broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring greater depth to your secondary-school teaching expertise. You could include studies in English, French, History, German, Geography and Japanese. A Bachelor of Arts is also valuable for nonteaching careers in, for example, educational management or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

Why combine Languages and Secondary Education? If you want to be a secondary school language teacher, combining your Education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study at an overseas university, so you can polish your chosen language skills.

Bachelor of Education (Primary)Bachelor of Languages

Bachelor of Business*â&#x20AC; -Bachelor of Psychology

Campus: Townsville

Mode: on campus and external; full time or part time

Mode: on campus; full time or part time

Duration: 4 years full time

Duration: 5 years full time

Prerequisites: English

Prerequisites: English

Mid-year entry: Yes

Mid-year entry: Not available

QTAC code: Townsville 311081; Cairns 321081

QTAC code: Townsville 313211

Why combine Languages and Primary Education? If you want to be a primary school language teacher, combining your Education degree with the Bachelor of Languages will provide a year of study at an overseas university, so you can polish your chosen language skills.

Campus: Townsville; Cairns

*

availability of majors varies between campuses. Visit www.jcu.edu.au/courses/

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all business majors are offered externally except for Health Management

Why combine Business and Psychology? Combining business and psychology will give you expertise in understanding human behaviour and how this impacts on organisations and business. Career areas could include management, human resources, marketing and market research, training and development. With further study you could practice as a psychologist for a career in counselling or industrial and organisational psychology.

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Molly Mahlouzarides

Studying Bachelor of Law â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations*) * Now Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)

In 2012, Molly travelled to the World Trade Organisation in Switzerland, as part of the Global Voices Australian youth delegation. JCU is in partnership with the Global Voices program.

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Alternative Entry Pathways

Diploma of Arts Campus: Townsville; Cairns Mode: on campus; full time or part time Duration: 1 year full time Prerequisites: none Mid-year entry: Yes QTAC code: Townsville 311451; Cairns 321451

Who is this course for? The Diploma of Arts is for prospective Arts, Humanities, Psychology, Social Science, Education or Social Work students wanting to meet prerequisite requirements for entry to a Bachelor degree, while sampling study options in Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences.

James Cook University has a commitment to make university education accessible and achievable for a wider range of people in our region. If it has been a while since you finished school, or if you do not have the academic entry requirements for the course you want to study, there are other entry options available to you. Below is a brief overview of some of the alternative entry pathways available at JCU – please contact the Student Enquiry Centre for further information. James Cook University, The Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE and Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE are in the process of developing a partnership to provide a pathway into higher education for students who: • Did not get the results they needed for university entry • Did not complete school and would like to pursue further study •A  re mature-aged and wish to return to study but are unsure of their skills •H  ave taken some study at TAFE but would like to undertake further study at university.

Six-month Tertiary Access Course (TAC) This preparatory course is for students who have not completed high school, or who do not have the academic entry requirements to enrol in some undergraduate courses at JCU. For more information, visit www.jcu.edu.au/sias

Diploma courses Diploma courses are 1-year study programs (or longer if taken part time) designed for students who may not meet the academic entry requirements for their preferred degree.

Alternative entry with QTAC The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offers alternative entry options, to show that non-school leaver applicants can have reasonable prospects of success in a course. Visit the QTAC website for further information on Alternative Entry: www.qtac.edu.au/Applying-NonYear12/AlternativeEntry.html

Course overview This is a 1-year program of study for those seeking entry to university, but who may not have the prerequisite for entry to their chosen course. It is also suitable for those who would like to determine their personal suitability for university study before committing to a full degree. The program of study includes subjects that build generic skills in areas such as effective writing, critical reading and the analysis of social and cultural issues. These will prepare you for further study in a range of fields, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Successful completion of the Diploma of Arts guarantees entry to a wide range of degree programs at JCU, along with transfer of academic credit. If you wish to progress into a degree program, consultation with the appropriate Faculty office is advised before you enrol, to design an appropriate study program.

Course highlights With so many fascinating JCU Arts subjects to choose from, this course lets you sample before you commit to full degree studies.

Study program at a glance* Core subjects • Effective Writing • Critical Reading • Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology Plus one subject from: • Communication, Information & Society • Preparatory Mathematics Other subjects Select four subjects from: • Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective • The World of Archaeology • Communication, Information & Society • Deviance, Crime & Society • Foundation French 1 & 2 • Foundation German 1 & 2 (Townsville) • Foundation Italian 1 & 2 (Cairns) • Foundation Japanese 1 & 2 • World History Since 1900 • Linking Indigenousness 1 • Indigenous Australian World • Views 1: Survival, Identity & Cultural Diversity • The Journalist & Society (Townsville) • News Writing & Style (Townsville) • Preparatory Mathematics • The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science • Exploring Psychology 1 & 2 • Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences * Study program at-a-glance information is included as an indicator of course content only, and is subject to change. Subject selections for individual student Study Plans are finalised following admission to their course.

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Accommodation Deciding where to live

JCU Accommodation Service

Townsville campus

You may be moving away from home for the first time. We understand. It can be a big deal finding a new place to call home. The dedicated JCU Accommodation Service team are there to help you. They understand how important it is to find accommodation that suits your needs and budget. Read on for an overview of the accommodation choices at JCU campuses.

Living on campus JCU’s Townsville campus has seven on-campus colleges and halls offering accommodation for around 1,478 students.

Start looking ASAP Availability of accommodation is limited, so it is a very good idea to start organising accommodation as soon as possible after you have chosen to study at JCU. A great tip is to start arranging your accommodation as soon as you apply to JCU to avoid disappointment. Registrations open each year on August 1 for the following year and April 1 for the following semester. This means you are definitely in the queue for on-campus accommodation. You can apply online at www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

How much does accommodation cost? An average price per week for a student room in a hall or college with full-board (all meals provided) will range from $270 to $350. On-campus halls and colleges offer discounts for up-front payments or if you have a sibling staying there. Rental and share accommodation in Townsville and Cairns can cost around $120 to $180 per week for a room in a share apartment or house.

Help with accommodation costs If you have to move away from home to study and are from a disadvantaged background, Commonwealth Government Scholarships can assist with relocation and accommodation costs. www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

Homestay/boarding with a family Contact the Accommodation Service to learn more about boarding with a family and for help to decide whether this option is right for you.

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On-campus accommodation means you will be living in student colleges and halls located on the university grounds. There are many advantages to living on campus. You’ll experience a social atmosphere, meeting up with fellow students and making lifetime friendships and connections with students from around the world, and outside your academic circles. And you can also walk or cycle to your classes. For students who are not so keen on cooking for themselves, the majority of on-campus accommodation provides three meals a day. There is one self-catering hall, Rotary International House. Colleges There are three colleges on the JCU Townsville campus. Most colleges offer full board, with three meals a day. There are single room and share options, with a range of prices.

Our two preferred off-campus options are within 400 metres of campus, making it an easy walk to uni. Cairns Student Lodge Fully-catered accommodation for 225 students. (07) 4057 1111 <info@studentlodge.com.au> www.studentlodge.com.au The Beaches Luxury apartments: www.the-beaches.com.au Share house/private rental accommodation If you think you would like to live in a share house, we recommend you contact Cairns Sharehouse, a private business that professionally manages share facilities for students in houses, units and apartments around Cairns. (07) 4041 1875 <info@cairns-sharehouse.com> www.cairns-sharehouse.com

Colleges are: • The Saints Catholic College • St Mark’s College • The John Flynn College. Halls of residence There are four non-denominational, on-campus halls housing 770 students. Options include full board and self-catering, single- and twin-share rooms and townhouses. Some wheelchair accessible self-catering units are available. • University Hall • George Roberts Hall • Western Courts • Rotary International House. Enquire via www.jcu.edu.au/jcuhalls Off-campus accommodation Popular off-campus choices that are a short distance from campus are: • Cedar Lodge Motel • Riverside Convention Centre.

Cairns campus Off-campus accommodation Cairns is an internationally recognised premier tourist destination. There are many commercial accommodation providers offering short- and long-term accommodation, as well as share house and homestay options. To check options, visit our website www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

There are a variety of accommodation options available – from on campus to off campus. JCU’s Accommodation Service will be happy to help you find the right option for you.


Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; courses summary BACHELOR DEGREE with majors

Prerequisites

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

Others

Mid-Year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref

6

ARTS Anthropology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

Archaeology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

7

Criminology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

10

English

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

11

Environmental Studies

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

13

French

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

14

French (advanced major)

English; French to Year 12

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

14

Geography

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

16

German

English

3

311031

-

-

yes

19/61

17

History

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

18

Human Services

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

19

Indigenous Australian Studies

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

21

Italian

English

3

-

321031

-

yes

19/61

22 23

Japanese

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

Media & Writing

English

3

311031

-

-

yes

19/61

25

Political Science

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

28

Psychology

English

3

311031

321031

-

yes

19/61

29

Sociology

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/61

36

Languages French

English

4

311171

321171

-

yes

18/62

24

Japanese

English

4

311171

321171

-

yes

18/62

24

Italian

English

4

-

321171

-

yes

18/62

24

German

English

4

311171

-

-

yes

18/62

24

Multimedia Journalism

English

3

311471

-

-

yes

17/64

27

Psychology

English

4

311081

321081

-

yes

14/70

31

SOCIAL SCIENCE Asia-Pacific Governance & Development English

3

311261

321261

-

yes

19/61

9

Environment & Heritage

3

311261

321261

-

yes

19/61

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English

Social & Criminal Justice

English

3

311261

321261

-

yes

19/61

Tropical Health & Society

English

3

311261

321261

-

yes

19/61

37

SOCIAL WORK

English

4

311091

321091

331091 (Mk) 311099 (Flex)

yes

15/68

35

JOINT BACHELOR DEGREES

Prerequisites

Mid-year entry

OP/RANK

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yes

19/61

38

Arts-Business

English plus other requirements for chosen Business major

Years (full time)

Campus availability and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

4

311031

321031

Arts-Laws

English

5

311061

321061

yes

15/68

38

Arts-Science*

English; Maths B; Chemistry (plus other requirements for chosen Science major)

4

311031

321031

depends on Science major chosen

19/61

38

Arts-Social Work

English

5

311091

321091

yes

15/68

38

Business-Psychology

English plus other requirements for chosen Business major

5

311081

321081

yes

14/70

39

Education (Secondary)-Arts

English; and other necessary prerequisites for chosen specialisation

4.5

**

-

yes

16/66

39

Education (Primary)-Languages

English

5

313211

-

yes

16/66

39

Education (Secondary)-Languages

English; and other necessary prerequisites for chosen specialisation

5

313111

-

yes

16/66

39

Mid- year entry

OP/RANK

Page ref

Please note, campus availability for joint degrees depends on majors chosen.

PATHWAY PROGRAMS

Prerequisites

Diploma of Arts

none

Tertiary Access Course (TAC)

Internal Selection Program (ISP)

Years (full time)

Campuses and QTAC codes Townsville

Cairns

1

311451

321451

yes

20/60

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0.5

apply to JCU

apply to JCU

yes

N/A

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all Science majors are available with this joint degree, except for the General Science program ** QTAC code depends on Education major (Mk) = Mackay N/A = not applicable (Flex) = flexible delivery including online learning with some compulsory residential periods on Townsville campus Please note, Honours programs are available for most JCU bachelor degrees. The minimum duration for an Honours degree is four years of full-time study. Not all majors are available at both campuses. *

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Want to know about the following? • • • • • • • •

Entry requirements for school leavers and non-school leavers How to apply to JCU – study costs and scholarships Campus life Accommodation Technology, library and study resources Student support services Information for Indigenous students Upcoming info sessions.

Here is a full list of our Undergraduate study area booklets: Arts, Social Sciences & Psychology Business & IT Creative Arts Education Engineering Law Medicine, Health & Veterinary Sciences Science

Then visit our Student Centre on campus and pick up a JCU Undergraduate Guide.

You can also find these booklets at our campuses, or online at: www.jcu.edu.au/publications

Online version: www.jcu.edu.au/publications You can also visit our website: jcu.edu.au

View specific course information online at: www.jcu.edu.au/courses If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact us: Student Centre: Freecall 1800 246 446 Email: <study@jcu.edu.au>

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