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Humanities & Social Sciences

2012 Undergraduate courses • Anthropology • Archaeology • Asia-Pacific Governance and Development • Criminology • English

• Environment and Heritage • Environmental Studies • Geography • History • Human Services

• Indigenous Australian Studies • Political Science • Psychology • Social and Criminal Justice • Social Science

• Social Work • Sociology • Tropical Health and Society


Alana Colbert Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology)(Honours), 2010 Archaeologist, Exxon, Papua New Guinea

As part of my thesis, JCU organised a three-week dig in Ban Non Wat, Thailand. My research project involved uncovering the life story of individuals from archaeological sites through the study of human skeletal remains. My individuals were a man with a broken femur, a very short lady, and a burial site scattered over three layers. Going to these sites and seeing the artefacts for myself was incredible. To be a successful archaeologist you have to do Honours, but you also need to be organised, have an interest in other cultures, a good attention to detail and like to get dirty!

After I completed my Bachelor of Arts I travelled to Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and worked on a dig in Greece. It was a way to decide if archaeology was what I really wanted to do. It was amazing and I retuned and enrolled in Honours. As an Honours student I divide my time between researching in the library, writing on my computer and meeting with my JCU supervisor once a week. We

discuss my project’s progress and that’s really helpful. I’m commencing work on a project in Papua New Guinea. There is a major pipeline being laid though PNG and they need archaeologists to survey for pre-historic and cultural material that may be affected or destroyed.


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Contents About James Cook University

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Study Humanities and Social Sciences at James Cook University

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Journalism, Communications and Languages at James Cook University

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The student experience

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Make a difference in society

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Academic courses Anthropology

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Archaeology

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Asia-Pacific Governance and Development

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Criminology

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English

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Environment and Heritage

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Environmental Studies

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Geography

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Human Services

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History

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Indigenous Australian Studies

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Psychology (3 Years)

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Political Science

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Psychology (4 Years)

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Social Work

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Sociology

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Social and Criminal Justice

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Tropical Health and Society

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Humanities and Social Sciences joint degrees

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Alternative entry pathways

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Diploma of Arts

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Humanities and Social Sciences courses summary

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About James Cook University Strong foundations A dynamic university with more than 17,000 students, main campuses in Townsville and Cairns and satellite campuses in Brisbane and Singapore, James Cook University (JCU) is Queensland’s second oldest university. We offered our first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland. JCU became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970 when Queen Elizabeth signed the proclamation in Townsville.

Internationally recognised A JCU qualification is internationally recognised for excellence. The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, and in 2010 placed us in the top 301-400 grouping of the more than 14,000 universities in the world.* In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.** Only one other university in Queensland makes this prestigious list.

Teaching excellence Study with us and you will learn from expert teachers. Over the past three years JCU academics have won more than 20 citations for teaching excellence from the

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Australian Teaching and Learning Council – more teaching awards than many larger universities. With degrees accredited by leading professional organisations, the University received four stars in The Good Universities Guide 2011 for outstanding graduate employment results.

Practical focus JCU courses will give you opportunities for hands-on experience from internships, vacation placements and real-world projects with business, industry and government organisations, to field trips in the natural environments of northern Queensland. JCU works with employers and industry groups to make sure our courses reflect best industry practice. Our courses will give you the key skills essential to all successful careers - effective writing and communication, how to research a topic effectively and the ability to use the latest technology.

advice and support. We also offer free workshops to help you improve your study and research skills. All of our students have access to the latest online study resources, 24-hour computer laboratories and free technology skills workshops. The JCU library, with its main hub at the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library on the Townsville campus, is one of the best in Queensland.

“A JCU qualification is internationally recognised for excellence.”

Helping you succeed JCU gives you the support you need to succeed. This starts with our friendly and approachable teaching staff and continues through to all of our services for students. Our Student Mentor Program links new students with second or third year students in the same course for

* International Handbook of Universities, International Union of Universities 2010. ** Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010. This ranking system is widely acknowledged as a leading global indicator of university status.


Study Humanities and Social Sciences at James Cook University If you are interested in culture, society, political systems and how we make sense of our world, you should consider a degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences. As a graduate from these study areas you will have a special range of skills and will bring passion, curiosity and interest to your future career. The Humanities and Social Sciences are concerned with people – not as patients, but as people – whole and entire human beings who play all those roles and do all those things and more. People come from different types of family and society, from differing religious, cultural, historical, and philosophical traditions, and express themselves in different media and different forms. They may understand their environments differently, and respond to birth, life, and death in countless different ways – courses in these study areas consider humanity in its broadest sense. The skills you will build studying Humanities or the Social Sciences are as diverse as humanity itself. They include the capacity to research independently and to analyse and communicate complex forms of knowledge.

These skills are flexible, portable, adaptable, creative, and intellectual. They are as valuable in cities as they are in regional areas, in Australia or overseas – in fact in any organisation that has a human interface. At James Cook University the Humanities and Social Sciences offer flexible degree programs with a broad range of elective subjects, and opportunities for you to combine your interests as double majors or in joint degrees.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) The Bachelor of Arts is based on the seven liberal arts established at the same time as the university system in the twelfth century in Europe. The BA curriculum instills a broad general knowledge and develops your rational thought and intellectual capabilities. At JCU you can select from 13 majors in the BA, or combine these in a joint major. The BA aims to produce graduates with the maximum of intellectual curiosity and creativity for a broad range of interesting careers. You might, for example, combine majors in Sociology and Japanese, or English and Journalism. Core first-year subjects in human understanding of time and space, history and culture introduce you to the specific values of the BA.

Bachelor of Social Science If you intend to work actively in the community, the Bachelor of Social Science is for you. After core subjects in research methods and cultural enquiry with an Australian and regional focus, as a Social Science student you will choose from four majors: Asia-Pacific Governance and Development; Environment and Heritage; Social and Criminal Justice; and Tropical Health and Society.

Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Psychology These are professional degrees that provide accredited training if you want to pursue a career as a Social Worker or Psychologist.

Joint degree opportunities You can combine the Bachelor of Arts with six other degrees at JCU, leading to a myriad of career opportunities. For example, you could combine a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) 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. See pages 32 & 34 for joint degree information.

“The skills you will build studying Humanities or the Social Sciences are as diverse as humanity itself.”

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Journalism, Communications and Languages at James Cook University In addition to the courses listed in this book, the School of Art & Social Sciences also offers a range of courses in Journalism, Communications and Languages.

Journalism Journalists interpret, report and comment on a wide range of subjects, from art to aeronautics, from politics to policing, from sport to science. Our new degree program Multimedia Journalism is run in cooperation with James Cook University’s School of Creative Arts and is designed to prepare graduates to enter the changing media landscape in Australia and internationally. You will study subjects encompassing new and traditional media technologies and be equipped with the skills you need to enter the media industry while producing work for our own digital media platform, JCNN. The BA majoring in Journalism allows you to develop the writing and research skills to complement the other study areas within your degree such as public relations, 4

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communications, English and history. You will also cover essential subjects such as the legal and ethical aspects of Journalism.

Communications Studying Communications at JCU will prepare you for a variety of careers in this dynamic sector. Communications is an interdisciplinary program, either with a Humanities slant (in our Writing, Communication and Cinema majors within the Bachelor of Arts) or as a course of study in the Public Relations major, also in the Bachelor of Arts. Subjects cover relations between governments, policy makers, media institutions, audiences and forms of media. We offer a critical approach to cinema studies and a new major in Writing that provides skills in fiction and non-fiction, creative and short story writing, through to feature writing.

Languages If you’ve always wanted to learn a language, or to continue studying

a language you began at school, JCU can provide the entry pathways you need. Australians – and Australia – have a vested interest in successful international relations, so fluency in other languages – as well as being a program in its own right – is also a worthwhile addition to other programs of study. Studying languages at JCU will help you develop and improve your communication skills and your understanding of other societies and cultures. Being proficient in a second language broadens your career prospects and fosters social and economic benefits for Australia in areas such as tourism, education, law, commerce, government and sport. Career prospects aside, learning a foreign language is a pleasure in itself, giving you access to a vast network of cultural resources and references in fashion, music, design, architecture, literature, theatre, cinema, and the visual arts. Opportunities for overseas placement in the Bachelor of

Languages program allow you to bring your studies to a higher level of fluency and understanding. For more information on these programs, pick up a copy of our Journalism, Communications & Languages brochure or visit www.jcu.edu.au.

Journalism, Communications & Languages

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Chinese • Communicati on and Cinema • French Languages • Multim • German • Italian edia Journalism • Public • Japanese • Journal Relations • Writing ism .


The student experience As a Humanities or Social Sciences student at JCU you will experience a learning environment that encourages debate and discussion. Classes are small, the timetable is as flexible as we can make it, and lecturers’ doors tend to be open rather than closed. Graduate experience surveys regularly tell us that larger universities provide a lower level of service in terms of contact and support, and a more anonymous and homogenised intellectual atmosphere. You will study with highly qualified and dedicated staff, an above-average proportion of whom are leaders in their fields. Innovation and flexibility in teaching styles and technologies are fundamental to teaching. Many programs offer flexible delivery, online, and conventional classroom delivery. If you study Anthropology with us you will research the societies and cultures of Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Pacific. Politics and International Relations

may take you to South-East Asia. In Archaeology you might dive wrecks on the Great Barrier Reef, and in History you might study abandoned mining towns. In English it might be the Renaissance or the twentieth century avant-garde. Forensic Psychology or the Psychology of Memory are two of many specialisations in that department, and welfare, rights, and social justice form vital parts of the Social Work program. While we look at the world from a tropical perspective, you will gain skills that are valued universally. Opportunities for real-world experience, including work placements and industry projects, will prepare you for your professional life. The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Social Science are degrees that enable you to follow your interests and explore many areas. Your freedom and capacity to choose, to contrast and compare, and to build a historical and cultural

sense of the world is something we want to strengthen. By contrast, the Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Psychology programs build more focused, sequential, and skills-based outcomes and are accredited by the related professional organisations.

On your marks ‌ While assessment methods vary between subjects and courses, generally a subject will require you to provide written assignments such as essays, projects and examinations. Assessment may also be based on giving tutorials or presentations, attending lectures and tutorials, contributing to discussions or completing practical work.

You can study subjects relevant to your course while overseas, and receive credits towards your JCU degree when you return. Being a student in a foreign country will give an international edge to your degree and can broaden your employment opportunities even further. Participation in the Student Exchange program is subject to Faculty approval and is not available for all courses. Please contact exchange@jcu.edu.au for more details or visit: www.jcu.edu.au/student/exchange

Travel and study If you think you have to finish studying before you start travelling, as a JCU student you may be eligible to spend a semester or two studying at one of more than 30 exchange partner universities around the world.

Make a difference in society Our graduates make a difference to life in northern Queensland and around the world. They work in many fields believing that society is not something you take for granted but something you intend to improve. Humanities and Social Science graduates enjoy stimulating careers across a wide range of areas 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. Social Scientists work in social planning, international aid, cultural heritage, environmental management and allied health professions.

By pursuing a joint degree, you can increase your career opportunities with combined professional qualifications, for example in Law or Education. When you are in the workforce, JCU offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate degrees to further develop your professional and research expertise. The Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences contributes to key research areas at JCU.

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Academic Courses Anthropology What is Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of societies and cultures. Anthropologists study the patterns of beliefs, values, meanings and technologies developed by past and present human societies. In the past, Anthropology was inspired by European contact with non-western cultures in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and the Pacific. Today, issues of concern to all contemporary societies including multiculturalism, globalisation, development, change, empowerment and human equality feature in Anthropology studies. Course overview Anthropology is a tool for understanding our world with a focus on culture and cultural systems. 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, the Pacific, and South 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 of the

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conventional classroom. Field research can take place in foreign countries including 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 methods are introduced at undergraduate level.

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects of Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective Plus Two elective subjects

Professional recognition

Level 2 & 3

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Anthropological Society.

Level 3 core subject

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.

Plus select six subjects from the following: Medical Anthropology Myth & Ritual Culture, Knowledge & Environment Sex, Drugs & Human Nature Anthropology of Violence Asia-Pacific Development: Culture & Globalisation Australia Through Time & Place Plus Select Second Major from list of majors in the Bachelor of Arts Or select six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.


Archaeology What is Archaeology?

Course highlights

Archaeology is the study of past human societies through the materials they have left behind. This evidence can include bodies and graves, objects, buildings, roads and tracks, irrigation works, rubbish that is left behind as well as written records. Archaeologists believe that using a broad spectrum of evidence allows for a more accurate picture of a society.

Archaeology students at JCU have access to world-class, in-house geophysics equipment.

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 to us over millions of years) as well as the social lives of gatherer-hunters, agriculturalists and city-dwellers. Archaeological evidence is used to reconstruct subsistence activities and broader economics, ritual and religion, trade and exchange, while applications of the discipline have been 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 of world Archaeology and human origins – when did our ancestors become human? What prompted some of our ancestors to give up hunting and gathering and start on the road towards civilization?

You can participate in site visits and fieldwork projects throughout northern Queensland. An archaeological field laboratory on the Townsville campus provides experience in field techniques. Staff and research students have active projects around Townsville, further afield in northern Queensland, and on land and under the ocean. A recent project investigated the 4,000-year transition from early farming to the rise of kings and emperors in Southeast Asia. Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for membership of: Australian Archaeological Association; Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists; Australasian Society of Historical Archaeology; Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology; and World Archaeological Congress. Career opportunities Archaeology graduates pursue careers in universities (as teachers and/or researchers), museums and interpretive centres, forensic science laboratories, government departments, local councils, and communities charged with heritage protection and management. Archaeologists also work as consultants and advisers on specific projects or policies, especially those relating to native title claims, and for mineral and resource exploration industries.

Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: The World of Archaeology Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Peoples of the Coast and Sea Level 3 core subject Plus five subjects from Level 1, 2 and 3 Archaeology subjects, examples include: Australia through Time & Place Archaeology of the Near East, Egypt and the Classical world Hominoid Evolution Forensic Archaeology Plus Select a second major from list of majors in the Bachelor of Arts Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

You will investigate both Indigenous and colonial Australia, learn about our Pacific and Asian neighbours, as well as come to understand the origins of European society.

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Asia-Pacific Governance and Development What is Asia-Pacific Governance and Development? Increasingly, communities within the Asia-Pacific region are having 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. 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, and 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.

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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; and • International trade.

Bachelor of Social Science (Asia-Pacific Governance and Development) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

Course structure* Level 1 Computing Skills for Social and Behavioural Sciences Australian People: Indigenous and Anthropological Perspectives Plus Four subjects from other Arts and Social Sciences study areas Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Social Science Field Placement Qualitative Research Describing & Analysing Behaviour Or Social Survey Design & Analysis Plus six subjects from: Asia-Pacific Development: Culture & Globalisation The Anthropology of Violence (offered in odd years) Nationalism in the Modern World Globalisation - Historical Perspectives Impact of Change on Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective Governance, Democratisation & the State Government & Politics in Developing Areas (offered in odd years) Power & Protest in a Globalising World (offered in even years) Tourism and the Environment Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice Plus Three subjects from a single social science study area at Levels 2 and 3. Plus Two subjects Level 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Two elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis.


John Brooksbank Studying Bachelor of Social Science (Majoring in Asia-Pacific Governance and Development)

What I am sure of is that I want to return to PNG one day and make a difference and I know that my studies at JCU will be of great benefit in helping achieve that goal. I first stumbled across a few anthropology subjects and politics that really interested me because I could relate to them through my Dad’s work in Papua New Guinea. Interest is a big part of my motivation to undertake studies in Asia-Pacific Governance. It also touches on international relations and foreign policy and I can see myself using this knowledge back home. I enjoy the course because of the wide variety of subjects

it offers. The course spans across fields such as history, politics - domestic and international - anthropology and basic social science methods. I am able to study a variety of people and concepts including students in the local JCU environment, tribes and societies in PNG and politics and ideologies in Europe. This freedom and vast range of subjects gives an important insight into career options after study.

The lecturers and tutors would have to be one of the highlights of my time at JCU. Because JCU is a small community, lecturers and tutors not only teach but also advise and support students on a personal level. I have enjoyed the university experience because it has allowed me to grow and challenge myself.

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Criminology What is Criminology?

Career opportunities

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

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; and community organisations.

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 community-based agencies concerned with social justice. Course highlights Students complete a group research project in third year, in conjunction with Townsville and Cairns agencies. Professional Recognition Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Criminology.

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.

Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Deviance, Crime and Society Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Plus Perspectives on Criminology Youth Deviance Advanced Criminological Research Design Advanced Criminological Research Practice Green Criminology Crime Prevention & Community Safety Plus Six subjects from the second major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Two elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Fred Dor Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology & Human Services)*, 2010

I wanted to share my exuberance for life and hope for the future with members of the community who, like me, have experienced disadvantages in their lives. I didn’t have the most positive opportunities and experiences in my childhood and teenage years and subsequently left school at 16. However, after 10 years of being in the workforce I discovered my abilities and realised I could succeed against the odds.

* this course has been replaced by the Bachelor of Social Science (Social and Criminal Justice).

I enrolled in a Bachelor of Social Science at JCU via adult entry, and did a uni prep course to get me started. I took four years to complete the degree because I also wanted to get some experience in the human

services field. So I took a year off and worked as a Community Support worker in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. That was an eye-opening experience and after the year I was very motivated to get back to uni. JCU’s academic advisors were a great sounding board at that time and helped me make decisions about where to specialise. The Cairns campus at JCU is surrounded by rainforest with the beach nearby so it provides a relaxing study

environment. I met many likeminded people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and ages all keen to be supportive and share information. Plus the administration and teaching staff were happy, outgoing and professional. JCU’s flexible delivery options meant I could do subjects externally or with limited access, and as many or as few as I wanted each semester. It made studying very manageable as I could organise it around my work and family situation. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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English

Bachelor of Arts (English) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

What is English?

Course highlights

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.

The English major at James Cook University is one of the more traditional of its kind in Australia and is now available to study online. You can study British Literature, for example, from Chaucer through to the present day. From that parent tree there are many tempting options – Children’s Literature, Australian and American Literature, Cinema, 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.

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

Employers consistently tell universities that many modern graduates lack confidence in the areas of written and oral presentation, and in problemsolving. 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, scriptwriting, theatre and television work, and (with additional qualifications) teaching in all educational settings.

Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery on campus or online; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth and the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts & Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Critical Reading Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Plus select six subjects from the following: Creative Writing Reading & Writing the Short Story Modern Literature Australian Literature American Literature Heroism & Humanism: Shakespeare & the English Renaissance Children’s Literature The Romantic Vision Self, Science & Society in Eighteenth-Century Literature Women & Society in the Nineteenth-Century Novel Critical Theory Postcolonial Narratives: Writing, Place, Identity Plus select a second Arts major or select six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Peter Fisher Studying joint degree Bachelor of Arts (English)-Bachelor of Science

The JCU lecturers are also fantastic. They are insightful, eager to help, and give detailed feedback on your work. After high school I considered studying medicine, but as I had many other interest areas, including a love of English and writing, I didn’t want to commit to a 6-year degree if I wasn’t sure. So I enrolled in Arts majoring in English as well as a Science degree majoring in pharmacology. That way I was covering both my areas of interest. Studying English exposes you to a variety of great literature you might not otherwise read. I also like studying gothic novels,

in particular Frankenstein and Dracula. The course has taught me how to appreciate different writing styles, to analyse texts and to greatly improve my research skills. The Science degree has been fantastic too. I like the opposition the two degrees provide. My uni week includes four or five hours of science prac, plus 10 hours of lectures and tutorials. I try to keep one day free to study, as I do a lot of extra curricular hours, including tutoring five or six students and working part-

time. I enjoy going to uni each day and meeting new people. Studying at JCU has given me so much freedom and independence. I enjoy managing my time and having the autonomy to do my own personal learning. Recently I wanted to gain an insight into the publishing industry, so I emailed various agencies and ended up doing five weeks work experience during my semester break at Scholastic in Sydney. That was a great learning opportunity. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Environment and Heritage What is Environment and Heritage? The world’s climate is changing. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, 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, human cultures, and questions of long-term sustainability. 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 preservation of unique socio-cultural and natural environments. Work placements and 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 a 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.

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Course highlights Students at James cook University have access to some of the most spectacular environments on earth, including the World listed Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics, tropical savanna, and wetland environments. Students also benefit from JCU’s close links with leading environmental management agencies such as: 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.

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Environment and Heritage) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

Course structure* Level 1 Computing Skills for the Social and Behavioural Sciences Australian People: Indigenous and Anthropological Perspectives Plus Four subjects from other Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Social Sciences Field Placement Qualitative Research Describing & Analysing Behaviour or Social Survey Design & Analysis Plus six subjects from: Culture, Knowledge & Environment Australia Through Time & Place Peoples of the Coast & Sea Urban Geography & Design Environmental History Ecology & Australian Indigenous Cultures Environmental Law & Policy Policy Analysis & Management Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice Introduction to Historical Cultural Heritage Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Plus Three subjects from a single social science discipline at Levels 2 and 3 Plus Two subjects Level 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Two elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis.


“JCU students have access to some of the most spectacular environments on Earth.”

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Environmental Studies What is Environmental Studies?

Course highlights

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.

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, tropical savanna, and wetland environments. Students also benefit from JCU’s close links with leading environmental management agencies such as 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 workexperience placements and project-work opportunities.

Course overview This degree explores environmental issues within the flexibility of a Bachelor of Arts framework. It combines a dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to examine the functioning, management and appreciation of the environment. It integrates study from economics, engineering, law, science and social sciences, with the relevant basic disciplines of ecology and geography. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a flexible degree that enables you to tailor a study program to suit your interests and equip you for a broad variety of career options. The BA is recognised by employers as providing a broad education that produces graduates with the communication, research, analytical and problem-solving skills that are essential in today’s workforce.

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.

Bachelor of Arts (Environmental Studies) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Any Level 1 Environmental Science subject Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Plus Introduction to Environmental Economics Environmental Law & Policy Environmental & Regional Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas. Indigenous Environmental Management Plus Six subjects from the second major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Geography What is Geography? 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. 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, tropical savanna and wetland environments. Students also benefit from JCU’s close links with leading resource management agencies such as: 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. The world’s oldest 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.

Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from the Level 1 Bachelor of Arts & Social Sciences subject list Including recommended subject for this major: Any Level 1 Environmental Science subject Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Plus Cradle to Grave: Population, Economy and the Environment Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Terrestrial Resource Management Coasts & Catchments: Geomorphology & Management Social Impact Assessment: Environmental Management Disasters: Vulnerability, Mitigation & Planning (in Townsville) or Natural Hazards (in Cairns) Plus Six subjects from the second major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Human Services What is Human Services?

Course highlights

Human Services is a professional field that deals with human social problems in a community environment, and the implementation of the procedures to manage those problems. It involves assisting and supporting individuals and groups within a community to overcome difficulties and life changes. Areas of specialisation include: aged services; community housing work; child and family studies; disabilities studies; diversional therapy; mental health services; rehabilitation counselling; youth services; and corrective services.

This course aims to provide students with practical experience 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 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.

Course overview The Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree that can be studied on campus or online, and enables you to tailor a study program to suit your interests for a broad variety of career options. This degree is recognised by employers as providing a broad education that produces graduates with the communication, research, analytical and problem-solving skills that are essential in today’s workforce.

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; • Allied health and community services; and • Education and capacity building.

Bachelor of Arts (Human Services) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery on campus or online; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Human Rights and Social Issues and/or Self in Professional Helping Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Interpersonal Practice Professional Values and Ethics Plus one subject from: Australian Womens Studies Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Frameworks for Practice Organisational Practice Community Work Plus three subjects from Group Work Working in Child and Family Welfare Rural Welfare Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice Plus Six subjects from the second major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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History

Bachelor of Arts (History) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

What is History?

Course highlights

Historians examine how people of the past 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.

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.

Course overview

Professional recognition

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.

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

Specialisations are offered in Australian, Pacific and world history. Subjects include environmental history, cultural heritage, and Australian and Pacific exploration. Students can include subjects from literature, archaeology and politics. James Cook University’s School of Humanities is home to the North Queensland Photographic Collection and the North Queensland Oral History Project.

Career opportunities History graduates are successful in careers that require in-depth research, writing and public presentation including: museums and archives; government policy, practice and law; publishing; journalism; heritage; and teaching. Historians also work as independent consultants and as researchers.

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: World History Since 1900 Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Plus six subjects from: Globalisation - Historical Perspectives Environmental History Australian & Pacific Exploration Nationalism in the Modern World Australian History History of Terrorism Introduction to Historical Cultural Heritage Researching Local History The European Union Plus Six subjects from the second major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Indigenous Australian Studies What is Indigenous Australian Studies? Aboriginal and/or 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 culturally diverse 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/or 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, and community welfare. Key industries include tourism, the arts, media, health, law, the environment, human services, and resource management.

Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Australian Studies) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery on campus or online; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031, Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative, & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Any Indigenous Australian Studies Level 1 subject Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Plus Indigenous Australian World Views 2: Cultural Diversity in the Workplace Indigenous Australian World Views 3: Introduction to Indigenous Research Plus two subjects from: Black Writers Ecology & Australian Indigenous Cultures Australian Indigenous Politics Impact of Change on Indigenous Peoples: A Global Perspective Plus two subjects from: Indigenous Family Wellbeing & Community Development Language & Culture in Indigenous Australia Media & Race Relations Plus Six subjects from the second major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Psychology (3 Years) What is Psychology?

Professional recognition

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. (Definition from the Australian Psychological Society.)

Students wishing to register as Psychologists should consult with the Faculty for academic advice to ensure they choose the correct sequence of subjects. The Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) sequence is not automatically part of the Bachelor Arts (Psychology) structure.

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 within the Bachelor of Arts framework. Alternatively James Cook University offers the professionally accredited program (a four-year Honours program). Course highlights JCU’s Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) places a strong emphasis on students being actively engaged in current research within the department. In addition, the 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.

Career opportunities Graduates of the non-accredited (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. Graduates who have completed the APAC accredited, four-year Bachelor of Psychology program are eligible for provisional registration with the Australian Psychological Society. To achieve full registration an additional two years of supervised practice is required. Graduates must undertake an additional two years of postgraduate study to advance to professional psychologists. Professional psychologists work in private practice, government policy development, health and allied health, education, human resource management, research institutions, or the criminal justice system and correctional facilities.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative & the Making of Place Plus select 4 subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Exploring Psychology 1 or 2 Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Plus Select two subjects from the following: 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 Select four subjects from the following: 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 Plus Select a second Arts major or select six subjects of Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects 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. *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Political Science What is Political Science?

Course highlights

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

Students studying this major enjoy excellent interaction with lecturers. There are also opportunities to participate in the activities of the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the North Queensland Public Policy Forum.

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 can be useful for a range of careers in the community and private sectors. It makes an ideal major in the Arts program alongside areas such as sociology, history, and Indigenous 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.

Professional recognition

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

Course structure* Level 1 Time, Truth & the Human Condition Our Space: Networks, Narrative & the Making of Place Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science

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

Plus Two elective subjects

Career opportunities

Plus Select six subjects from the following: Policy Analysis & Management The European Union Governance, Democratisation & the State Government & Politics in Developing Areas International Relations & Foreign Policy Australian & World Politics Australian Public Policy & Politics Governing Australia

Politics graduates analyse and provide strategic advice on domestic and international affairs and policy for governments, industry and non-government organisations. Graduates can work as private consultants, researchers, advisers or lobbyists in: government (legislative, judicial, executive, planning); as politicians in local, state or federal government; in business in finance, taxation, public relations or communications; and in the non-government sector in philanthropy, community development, welfare, and trade unions.

Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject

Plus select another Arts major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Science subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Bianca Leigh Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Relations)*-Bachelor of Laws, 2010 Law Clerk, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Townsville

Uni life at JCU was great and I learnt some excellent study techniques as I progressed through the course. The JCU lecturers and uni staff were of immense assistance to me and I can’t thank them enough. I was interested in human rights from an early age so I enrolled at JCU in an Arts degree majoring in Politics and International Relations plus a Bachelor of Laws. Many of my elective subjects dealt with countries torn apart by war crimes, genocide and the effect of intervening organisations on their legal systems. So now I’d like to further my studies and undertake a Masters in International Human Rights Law with a view to working for the United Nations. * this major is now called Political Science.

Currently I’m working with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and finding the legal work very interesting as it aligns with my own personal values of helping people who need assistance. It also means I’ll be able to become admitted as a solicitor in 2011. In fourth year uni I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. As I underwent chemotherapy I still wanted to continue my studies because sitting in a hospital bed was driving me crazy. It was difficult to concentrate at times but I wanted the chance of a

normal life. I’ve been in remission for over 12 months and have become a national advocate for the Sony Foundation and Canteen, the youth cancer fund. We have secured a $15m grant to develop cancer wards throughout the country and are seeking another $15m. It has given me the chance to make a positive experience out of a negative one. I encourage all students to embrace both the social and study side and build on the friendships you make. Enquiries 1800 246 446 ~ www.jcu.edu.au

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Psychology (4 Years) What is Psychology?

Professional recognition

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. (Definition from the Australian Psychological Society.)

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

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 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.

Career opportunities Graduates who have completed the APAC accredited, four-year Bachelor of Psychology program are eligible for provision registration with the Australian Psychological Society. To progress your career as a professional psychologist requires an additional two years of postgraduate study. Professional psychologists work in private practice, government policy development, health and allied health, education, human resource management, research institutions, or the criminal justice system and correctional facilities.

Bachelor of Psychology Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 4 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311081; Cairns 321081

Course structure* Level 1 Exploring Psychology I Exploring Psychology II Australian People: Indigenous & Anthropological Perspectives Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology Plus Four optional undergraduate subjects from the Bachelor of Psychology subject list Level 2 & 3 Describing & Analysing Behaviour* Experimental Investigation & Analysis of Behaviour* Advanced Behavioural Research Design & Analysis* *must be completed in this order At least three subjects from the APAC accredited sequence from the Bachelor of Psychology: Brain & Behaviour Health Psychology Human Development Across the Lifespan Evolution of Behaviour Forensic Psychology Learning & Behaviour Memory & Cognition Social Psychology Psychopathology Principles of Counselling Behaviour in Organisations Theoretical Foundations of Modern Psychology Introductory Psychometrics, Assessment and Ethics Personality & Individual Psychology Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of Mind Advanced Health Psychology At least four third year subjects from the APAC accredited sequence from the Bachelor of Psychology: Social Psychology 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 Plus Any six Level 2 or 3 subjects Level 4 (or students can elect to do Honours as listed below) Group Project Part 1 of 2 Group Project Part 2 of 2 Advanced Topics in Psychology 1 Advanced Topics in Psychology 2 *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

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Kelli Harris Bachelor of Psychology, 1992 Psychologist (MAPS)

Since I was a child I have always believed in the human spirit and that people are born intrinsically good and are worth helping. As a young person I was always asking ‘why’ when it came to understanding the human condition. I believe humans are capable of change and with psychological knowledge they can gain the power to create that change. My parents fostered this belief through their teachings. I have now been a Psychologist for almost half my life and these beliefs are unwavering. It is rewarding to assist people through difficult times to

understand and manage a psychological disturbance that has prevented them from living a fulfilling life. My years of study as an undergrad at JCU were some of the most memorable and wonderful times of my life. We were a close-knit group, having only books and journals to learn from and share, not the web pages and electronic data of today! With JCU being a relatively small university, I have maintained friendships with other students and staff

throughout the years since graduating. I truly believe JCU taught me to think (even further) outside the square and to value research. It gave me a love of Psychology and a desire to continually gain knowledge. I enjoy promoting the importance of Psychology and in assisting people in their quest for their ‘authentic’ self’.

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Social Work What is Social Work? Social Work is a profession that implements a wide range of social services and programs. Social Workers provide counselling and support to people in need and contribute to the development of social policy. Social workers help people with personal and social problems attain their full potential. They work to improve living conditions by assisting with problems such as drug addiction, mental illness, poor housing, and neglect or abuse of children or the elderly.

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. 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

In studying social work at James Cook University, students will learn about the society in which they live and about human and social behaviour.

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 counseling, advocacy and support services.

Students will learn about themselves and their values and develop their knowledge and skills in a human services and social policy environment.

Graduates may specialise in particular service areas including the elderly, public housing, drug addiction, child abuse, domestic violence, youth, and mental illness.

Course overview

Course highlights JCU’s Bachelor of Social Work places a strong emphasis on professional practice experience. Supervised

Bachelor of Social Work Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns; Mackay; Flexible delivery on campus or flexible; full-time or part-time 4 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311091; Cairns 321091; Mackay 331091; Flex 331099

Course structure* Level 1 Self in Professional Helping The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology or Deviance, Crime and Society Human Rights & Social Issues An Introduction to Social Sciences Research Practices Plus one of: Exploring Psychology 1 or 2 Psychology for Social Welfare Practice Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Interpersonal Practice Professional Values & Ethics Organisational Practice Community Work Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Skills and Framework for Practice Group Work Developmental Approaches to Eco-Social Justice Field Education 1 Social Work and Welfare Practice Indigenous Studies free choice Sociology/Women’s Studies/Criminology level 2 Plus one of: Qualitative Research Social Survey Design and Analysis Researching Social Issues Australian Indigenous Politics or Policy Analysis & Management Plus Three elective subjects Level 4 Social Work & Mental Health Theories for Social Work Practice Social Inquiry Analysis Professional Development for Social Work Practice Field Education II Plus select three credit points of Sociology/Women’s Studies/Criminology subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours Students who demonstrate a strong performance may qualify for entry into the Honours program that combines thesis research with coursework at Level 3 and 4. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. The School of Social Work offers a range of postgraduate study opportunities at Diploma, Masters and Doctoral level. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Nyree Perry Bachelor of Social Work, 2008 Counsellor, The Women’s Centre, Townsville

Social Work is a helping profession and the idea of helping people with their problems was very appealing. We see up to 80 women a day at the Centre. We counsel them in relation to domestic violence, homelessness, relationship issues, drug and alcohol abuse, child sexual assault, rape and many other issues. While it can be a stressful work environment, it is a very supportive one. As a free, government-funded service, we deliver positive outcomes to the community everyday. Making a real difference to individuals is truly rewarding. I struggled during my schooling and can relate to other women

who have experienced similar difficulties. As a mature-age student I wasn’t sure how I would go at university but the assistance I received from the JCU lecturers and students was great. It meant I was able to overcome my learning issues and successfully complete the course. We studied subjects like Social Environmentalism, which looks at how humans interact with their environment, and Indigenous People and the Media, which examines mediarelated racism. They were both

excellent. You can also research assignments in your own areas of interest. I did two placements during my course and one led to my current position. A Social Work degree teaches you about cultural diversity. You need a willingness to learn, to be flexible and have an open mind. I’m a good listener and love the work I do – it fits like a glove.

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Sociology 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. Course overview This is a flexible degree that may be studied on campus or online and allows you to choose whether to undertake a single specialisation or to follow a more general program. Sociology subjects can be selected to make up a large or small part of your overall program. You can also choose electives from complementary areas including history, political science or law, to name a few. James Cook University advisers will help you to design your study program and select your subjects to match your interests and career plan. Course highlights As a Sociology student, you will have access to excellent computer facilities that are particularly useful for research methods subjects.

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns; Flexible delivery on campus or online; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311031; Cairns 321031; Flex 311039

The Australian Sociological Association and the Australian Social Research Association.

Course structure*

Career opportunities

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

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. 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; and • Planning for urban and other complex social systems.

Level 1

Plus Four subjects from Level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Including recommended subject for this major: Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Level 3 core subject Qualitative Research Plus five subjects from: New Forms of Work, Organisation & Career Sociology of Health & Medicine Gods, Myths & Cults Power & Protest in a Globalising World Youth Identity & Popular Culture Social Survey Design & Analysis Family, Gender & Sexuality in Contemporary Society Qualitative Research Plus Six subjects from the second major or six subjects from Level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Professional recognition

Honours

There is no official registration for professional sociologists in Australia. However, many graduate sociologists are members of

An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. Joint degree opportunities See page 32 and 34 for Bachelor of Arts joint degree options.

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Phillip Obah Studying Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Completed Tertiary Access Course, 2009

My name is Phillip Obah and I’m a traditional lore man. I left school after Year 10 and went through that teenage stage where you don’t know what you want to do. My people are from central Queensland and my father is a senior lore man for my traditional tribe, the Wadja. His responsibilities will eventually be passed down to me. My people were involved in a native title process and that process made me understand how much my father was doing for our family and our people in his role as a senior lore man. I decided that I needed to look ahead and prepare for the future and that’s why I chose to come

to university. But because I hadn’t finished school, I couldn’t enter a degree program. JCU’s School of Indigenous Australian Studies (SIAS) told me about the Tertiary Access Course (TAC) and I enrolled. The six-month course gave me the qualifications to enter the Bachelor of Arts. I hope to join the national Indigenous Cadetship Scheme, which provides vacation work, professional help and study costs for Indigenous students.

Sociology is a broad area of study. I’m enjoying my course and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. In studying Sociology I hope to assist Aboriginal communities with the balance of traditional lore and social structures. I want to help them to become stronger in traditional lore so they can overcome the troubles and barriers that exist for our people.

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Social and Criminal Justice What is Social and Criminal Justice? Issues of crime, criminal justice and social justice are central concerns of modern society. This field of social science focuses 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. Course overview This degree brings together theoretical criminal justice, broader social policy and program practice related studies relevant to a professional career in criminology, criminal justice and communitybased 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. 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, correctional facilities, juvenile justice, justice departments, communities departments, a wide range of community organisations, Crime and Misconduct Commission, Australian Institute of Criminology, Australian Crime Commission, and any 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 problem solving abilities.

Bachelor of Social Science (Social and Criminal Justice) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

Course structure* Level 1 Computing Skills for the Social & Behavioural Sciences Australian People: Indigenous & Anthropological Perspectives Plus Four subjects from Arts and Social Science subject areas Plus Two electives Level 2 & 3 Social Sciences Field Placement Qualitative Research Describing & Analysing Behaviour Or Social Survey Design & Analysis Plus six subjects from: Anthropology of Violence (offered in odd years) Forensic Archaeology (offered in even years) Crime, Media & Popular Culture Perspectives on Criminology Youth Deviance Australian Indigenous Politics Media & Race Relations Policy Analysis & Management Forensic Psychology Power & Protest in a Globalising World (offered in even years) Plus Three subjects from a single social science discipline at Levels 2 and 3 Plus Two subjects from Level 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Two electives *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. The Faculty also offers a wide range of postgraduate study opportunities in the social sciences.

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Tropical Health and Society What is Tropical Health and Society? Australia is 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. Course overview Tropical Health is a key discipline of public health training. This new course provides tropical health education that draws on both international and domestic content, and is complemented by fieldwork throughout northern Queensland. Staff teaching this subject are prominent researches and academics. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach that includes social welfare issues, socio-economic 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. 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, and roles with non-government organisations and international aid organisations such as the World Health Organisation.

Bachelor of Social Science (Tropical Health and Society) Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 3 years full-time English Yes Townsville 311261; Cairns 321261

Course structure* Level 1 Computing Skills for the Social & Behavioural Sciences Australian People: Indigenous & Anthropological Perspectives Plus Four subjects from four of the following subject groups: Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, Environmental Studies, History, Indigenous Australian Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Welfare Studies Plus Two elective subjects Level 2 & 3 Social Sciences Field Placement Qualitative Research Describing & Analysing Behaviour Or Social Survey Design & Analysis Plus six subjects from: Medical Anthropology Sex, Drugs & Human Nature (offered in odd years) Health Promotion for Health Professionals Ecology & Australian Indigenous Cultures Policy Analysis & Management Health Psychology Advanced Health Psychology Sociology of Health & Medicine (offered in odd years) Group Work Plus Three subjects from a single social science discipline at Levels 2 and 3: Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, History, Indigenous Australian Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Welfare Studies Plus Two subjects from level 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects Plus Three elective subjects *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

Honours An Honours program is available for those students who demonstrate high academic performance. Honours consists of an extra year of study and the development of a personal research project and thesis. An Honours degree is usually essential for entry to research higher degrees. The Faculty also offers a wide range of postgraduate study opportunities.

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Humanities & Social Sciences joint degrees Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Business 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.

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Laws 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 Politics and Law for a role in politics. Sociology and Human Services combine with Law for social policy and development roles with non-government organisations such as Oxfam or ACOSS.

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science 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 could lead to a fascinating research career; a major in Journalism paired with Environmental Science could lead to environmental journalism or editing; a major in Sociology with Geography could lead to a career in human geography.

Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of Social Work Why combine Arts and Social Work?

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Business Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns* on campus; full-time or part-time 4 years full-time English yes Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Laws Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns* on campus; full-time or part-time 5 years full-time English yes Tsv 311061; Cns 321061

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Science Campus: Townsville; Cairns* Mode: on campus; full-time or part-time Duration: 4 years full-time Prerequisites: English for BA plus requirements for Science major Mid-year entry: yes QTAC codes: Tsv 311031; Cns 321031

Bachelor of Arts-Bachelor of Social Work Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns* on campus; full-time or part-time 5 years full-time English yes Tsv 311091; Cns 321091

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. * Not all majors available on all campuses. Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences for more information on (07) 4781 6559 or (07) 4042 1000. Continued on page 34 32

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Michelle McConochie Studying joint degree Bachelor of Arts (French)-Bachelor of Social Work Exchange student for one year at Universite’ Toulouse-le Mirail, France

My goal is to work overseas in community development, so I decided on a joint degree in Arts and Social Work to combine language and social work skills. The highlight of my studies so far has been a six-month exchange in France during my third year. The Faculty provided me with a travel grant to assist with the costs of the trip, and it was an amazing experience. While I was studying at Universite’ Toulouse-le Mirail I also had the opportunity to teach English at a French high school. Other practical opportunities that I have had in the course include a trip

to New Caledonia for a two-week French course, where I was hosted by a local French-speaking family. The most enjoyable part of studying at JCU is the great teaching facilities combined with the small classes. Each week we are given projects and asked to create our own interpretation of the topic as a presentation. This approach develops your analytical and communication skills.

Once I finish my joint degree I would like to teach English in France and contribute to community development through a non-government organisation.

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Joint degrees (continued) Bachelor of Education†Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education (Middle School)/(Secondary) -Bachelor of Arts Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Why combine Arts and Education? This degree will give you a teaching qualification with complementary Humanities and Social Science skills in reduced time. Your Arts major will broaden your knowledge and skills, and bring greater depth to your middle or secondary teaching expertise. You could include a major in English, History or languages, to name a few. You could also pursue a non-teaching career in, for example, educational management or with government departments in policy and administration around children, families and community development.

Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Psychology

†

Townsville; Cairns* on campus; full-time or part-time 4.5 years full-time English yes Depends on Education major

Middle School and Secondary only

Bachelor of Business-Bachelor of Psychology

Why combine Business and Psychology? This joint degree 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.

Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns (depending on business major) on campus; full-time or part-time 5 years full-time English yes Tsv 311081; Cns 321081

* Not all majors available on all campuses. Please contact the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences for more information on (07) 4781 6559 or (07) 4042 1000.

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Alternative entry pathways James Cook University is committed to making 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. Bridging subjects These can help you gain the prerequisite subjects required for entry into specific courses, including Maths and Chemistry.

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

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.

Diploma of Arts Who is this course for? Prospective Arts and Social Science degree students wanting to gain prerequisite requirements while sampling study options in Arts, Humanities and the Social Sciences. Course overview This is a one-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 examine 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

Diploma of Arts

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 Academic Registrar or Associate Dean 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.

Campus: Mode: Duration: Prerequisites: Mid-year entry: QTAC codes:

Townsville; Cairns on campus; full-time or part-time 1 year full-time None Yes Townsville 311451; Cairns 321451

Course structure* Effective Writing Critical Reading Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology Plus Communication, Information and Society or Preparatory Mathematics Plus four subjects from the following: Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective The World of Archaeology Foundation Chinese 1 (Cairns) Foundation Chinese 2 (Cairns) Communication, Information & Society Deviance, Crime & Society Foundation French 1 Foundation French 2 Foundation German 1 (Townsville) Foundation German 2 (Townsville) World History Since 1900 Linking Indigenousness 1 Indigenous Australian World Views 1: Survival, Identity & Cultural Diversity Foundation Italian 1 (Cairns) Foundation Italian 2 (Cairns) Foundation Japanese 1 Foundation Japanese 2 The Journalist & Society News Writing & Style Preparatory Mathematics The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science Exploring Psychology 1 Exploring Psychology 2 Australian People: Indigenous & Anthropological Perspectives *Course structure information is included as an indicator of course content only and is subject to change

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Humanities & Social Sciences courses summary Campuses and QTAC codes

Years (full-time)

TSV

CNS

Others

Mid-year entry

OP/RANK

Page

English

3

311031

321031

see major

yes

19/62

see major

Anthropology

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

Archaeology

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

7

Criminology

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

10

English

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

12

Environmental Studies

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

16

Geography

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

17

History

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

19

Human Services

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

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BACHELOR Majors

Pre-requisite information

ARTS

311039 (Flex)

311039 (Flex)

6

Indigenous Australian Studies

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/62

20

Political Science

English

3

311031

321031

311039 (Flex)

yes

19/62

22

Psychology

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

21

Sociology

English

3

311031

321031

yes

19/62

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PSYCHOLOGY

English

4

311081

321081

yes

14/71

24

SOCIAL SCIENCE

English

3

311261

321261

yes

19/62

Asia-Pacific Governance and Development

English

3

311261

321261

yes

19/62

8

Environment and Heritage

English

3

311261

321261

yes

19/62

14

Social and Criminal Justice

English

3

311261

321261

yes

19/62

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Tropical Health and Society

English

3

311261

321261

yes

19/62

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SOCIAL WORK

English

4

311091

321091

yes

15/69

26

OP/RANK

Years (full-time)

JOINT BACHELOR DEGREES

311039 (Flex)

331091 (M) 331099 (Flex)

Campuses and QTAC codes TSV

CNS

Mid-year entry

see major

Page

ARTS-BUSINESS

4

311031

321031

yes

19/62

32

ARTS-LAWS

5

311061

321061

yes

15/69

32

ARTS-SCIENCE

4

311031

321031

yes

19/62

32

ARTS-SOCIAL WORK

5

311091

321091

yes

15/69

32

BUSINESS-PSYCHOLOGY

5

311081

321081

yes

14/71

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EDUCATION (MIDDLE SCHOOL)-ARTS

4.5

313211

323211

yes

16/67

34

EDUCATION (SECONDARY)-ARTS

4.5

313111

323111

yes

16/67

34

Mid-year entry

OP/RANK

yes

20/61

Please note, campus availability of joint degrees with majors depends on the major chosen.

DIPLOMA

Pre-requisite information

ARTS

none

Campuses and QTAC codes

Years (full-time)

TSV

CNS

1

311451

321451

Others

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James Cook University Campuses

Singapore Thursday Island Mount Isa

Cairns Townsville Mackay Brisbane

JCU’s main campuses are in Townsville and Cairns. We also have campuses in Brisbane and Singapore for international students, and study centres for some courses in Mackay, Thursday Island and Mt Isa.

Townsville Townsville is Queensland’s second largest city with a population nearing 180,000 people. A thriving industrial city on Queensland’s northern coastline, Townsville is also an administrative and important service centre for north-eastern Australia. It is uniquely located within easy reach of two World Heritage listed natural wonders – the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics region. To the west are the savannas and gulf country of the outback.

Cairns Townsville campus Located on 386 hectares of natural parkland in the suburb of Douglas, the Townsville campus supports approximately 12,000 students. On-campus colleges and halls of residence provide accommodation for around 1,250 students and there are excellent fitness and sporting facilities.

Cairns’ idyllic location has seen it evolve from a small seaport, servicing busy industries inland, to a popular tropical destination for visitors from around the world. Cairns lies 350km north of Townsville, and its population of more than 150,000 people enjoy life in a cosmopolitan coastal city, uniquely positioned between two World Heritage listed natural icons – the coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics region. So accessible are these regions from Cairns, visitors can enjoy both in one day.

JCU Townsville Campus

Cairns campus The Cairns campus is located at the foot of rainforest-covered mountains, 15 kilometres north of the city centre and adjacent to Cairns’ northern beaches. Officially opened in 1995, this growing campus of some 4,000 students has modern and innovative teaching facilities, and specialist research hubs. New developments include a $30 million, state-of-theart teaching facility for dentistry. For more information about JCU campuses and Study Centres visit: www.jcu.edu.au/about/locations

JCU Cairns Campus

Support services for students Learn more about the many support services available to JCU students at: www.jcu.edu.au/student Accommodation service Apply for on-campus accommodation in Townsville, or search our online accommodation database: www.jcu.edu.au/accommodation

Careers and employment service

Indigenous students at JCU

Disability support

Search for casual work at our online jobs database and get careers advice from trained employment officers: www.jcu.edu.au/careers

Find out about study support and scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: www.jcu.edu.au/study/ indigenous-students

Student mentor program

Language and learning services

AccessAbility is a confidential service for all students with a temporary or permanent disability, injury, illness or health condition. Contact the service if you have study-support needs: www.jcu.edu.au/disability

Team up with a student mentor who is in the same course as you: www.jcu.edu.au/ learningskills/mentor

Learning advisers offer free short courses, on campus and online, to help you manage your time and study better: www.jcu.edu.au/learningskills


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EnquiriesTownsville@jcu.edu.au EnquiriesCairns@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au/future Course information www.jcu.edu.au/courses International students James Cook University International Townsville campus (07) 4781 5601 international@jcu.edu.au Cairns campus (07) 4042 1558 isccairns@jcu.edu.au www.jcu.edu.au/international QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) PO Box 1331 Level 2, 33 Park Road Milton QLD 4072 1300 467 822 or (07) 3858 1222 www.qtac.edu.au Scholarships Search for scholarships, bursaries and grants online: www.jcu.edu.au/scholarships

Courses & Careers: JCU Undergraduate Study Guide 2012 Postgraduate Study Guide 2012 Key dates JCU Open Day Cairns Sunday 21 August 2011 JCU Open Day Townsville Sunday 28 August 2011 Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO) 16-17 July 2011 RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane QTAC closing date (for on-time applications) Late September 2011 Teaching Period 1, 2012 Classes commence Monday, 20 February 2012 For JCU events and career market information visit: www.jcu.edu.au/events


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