Bachelor of Social Science

Program code

1576

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$6,566.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

12

OP 2019

73

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate IV

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 20 credit points for foundation courses for your chosen majors;
  • two 60 credit point majors;
  • 10 credit points for a listed elective course;
  • 10 credit points for a free-choice elective.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1710LHS Introduction to Social Science  10
Tri 1,3 1007LHS Understanding the Social World  10
Tri 1,3 1043SCG Introduction to Environmental Sustainability  10
OR
Tri 1 1009PSY Introduction to Psychological Science and Society (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 2,3 1002PSY Introduction to Psychology 2  10
OR
Tri 1,3 1011PSY Psychology in Professional Contexts  10
Tri 1,2,3 1305AFE Business Data Analysis  10
OR
Tri 1 2009CCJ Statistics for Social Research  10
OR
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10
Tri 1,2,3   Free-choice elective  10
OR
Tri 1,2,3 5904LHS Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 1712LHS Research Methods for Social Science  10
Tri 2   Foundation courses for majors  20

Note 1: Students required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5904LHS.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2111LHS Social Policy Development and Evaluation  10
Tri 1,2   Major courses (see Note 1) 60
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10

Note 1: Students must complete two 60 credit point majors to meet degree requirements. You must ensure that a minimum of 20 credit points in each major are at level 3 or higher. Your foundation courses for the majors are not counted in this 60 credit points.

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed elective  10
Tri 1,2   Major courses (see Note 1) 60
Tri 2 3711LHS Social Science in Action (Capstone)  10

Note 1: Students must complete two 60 credit point majors to meet degree requirements. You must ensure that at least 20 credit points in each major are at level 3 or higher. Your foundation courses for the majors are not counted in this 60 credit points.


You must complete the following foundation course for the major:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 2303AFE Economics for Decision Making 2 (offered Tri 3 at Gold Coast only) 10
Tri 1,2 2304AFE Intermediate Macroeconomics  10
Tri 1,2 2305AFE Intermediate Microeconomics (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 3307AFE International Economics  10
Tri 2 3312AFE Economic Policy Analysis  10
Tri 1,2 3311AFE Cost Benefit Analysis Applications (see Note 1) (GC Tri 1; NA Tri 2) 10

Note 1: 2303AFE is a prerequisite for these courses.

You must complete the following foundation course for the major:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1444ENV Global Environmental Challenges  10

You must complete 60 credit points, of which at least 20 credit points are at level 3 or higher from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2524LHS Environmental and Climate Change Communication (offered from 2020) (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 2221ENV Environmental Politics and Policy  10
Tri 2 2281ENV Economics and the Environment  10
Tri 1 2107ENV Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  10
Tri 1 2416ENV Environmental Anthropology  10
Tri 1 3307ENV Environmental and Social Futures  10
Tri 1,3 4118ENV Policymaking and Climate Change  10
Tri 2 3306ENV Environmental Management  10

Note 1: 2524LHS can only be counted towards one major (either Environmental Sustainability or Media, Communication and Social Change).

You must complete the following foundation course for the major:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1117LHS World History  10

You must complete 60 credit points of which at least 20 credit points are at level 3 from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2718LHS Structures of (in)security  10
Tri 2 2715LHS Conflict and Forced Displacement (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 2020GIR Global Security (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 2055LHS A History of Terrorism and Political Violence  10
Tri 2 2020CCJ Counter-Terrorism Law  10
Tri 1 3018GIR Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, and Globalisation (offered GC even years; NA odd years) 10
Tri 2 3550LHS Migration, Settlement and Integration  10
Tri 3 3612LHS Islam and Muslim Communities in the West  10
Tri 2 3145LHS War, Peace and Security: Humanity and History  10
Tri 2 3026CCJ Fraud and Cybercrime  10

Note 1: 2715LHS can only be counted towards one major (either Global Security Threats or Social Justice).

Note 2: 2020GIR can only be counted towards one major (either Global Security Threats or Politics in Asia).

You must complete the following foundation course for the major:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2,3 1061LHS Ideas, Issues and Inquiry (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 2 1511LHS Communication: Theory, Scholarship and History  10

You must complete 60 credit points of which at least 20 credit points are at level 3 from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2201LHS English as a Global Language  10
Tri 1 2512LHS Public Writing and Professional Practice (offered from 2019) 10
Tri 2 2013CCJ Crime and Media  10
Tri 2 2509LHS Media, Politics and Public Opinion  10
OR
Tri 2 2006GIR Politics, Spin and the Media  10
Tri 2 2524LHS Environmental and Climate Change Communication (offered from 2020) (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 2611LHS Islam, Media and Conflict  10
Tri 1 3203LHS Discourse, Text and Power  10
Tri 1 3305LHS Media Audiences  10
Tri 1 3507LHS Human Rights, Media and Change (offered from 2021) 10
Tri 2 3517LHS Crisis and Disaster Communication  10
Tri 2 3521LHS Social Media for Journalism and Public Relations  10

Note 1: 2524LHS can only be counted towards one major (either Environmental Sustainability or Media, Communication and Social Change).

You must complete one of the following foundation courses for the major:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1008IBA Understanding Asia (offered at Gold Coast) 10
OR
Tri 2 1003GIR Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia (offered at Nathan) 10

You must complete 60 credit points of which at least 20 credit points are at level 3 from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2008GIR Chinese Government and Politics (GC offered even years; NA offered odd years) 10
Tri 1 2020GIR Global Security (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 2016GIR Power in East Asia (GC offered odd years; NA offered even years) 10
Tri 2 2019GIR Politics of International Law and Organisations  10
Tri 2 2015GIR Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1 3017IBA Crime, Business and Politics in Asia  10
Tri 1 3027GIR Business and Politics in the Asia Pacific Region  10
Tri 2 3010GIR China and the World (GC offered odd years; NA offered even years) 10

Note 1: 2020GIR can only be counted towards one major (either Global Security Threats or Politics in Asia).

You must complete the following foundation course for the major:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1003CCJ Law Government and Justice  10

You must complete 60 credit points of which at least 20 credit points are at level 3 of higher from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2013GIR Political Leadership  10
Tri 1 2222LHS Drama for Social Action  10
Tri 2 2034LHS Aboriginal Political Histories  10
Tri 2 2015CCJ Gender, Crime and Justice  10
Tri 1 2139LHS Power and Politics (not offered from 2019) 10
Tri 2 2715LHS Conflict and Forced Displacement (see Note 1) 10
Tri 3 2035LHS Global Indigeneities  10
Tri 3 2022LHS (Re)Imagining Aging and Dying 1 (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 1,3 3142LHS (Re)Imagining Aging and Dying 1  10
Tri 1 2144LHS THE BIOGRAPHY PROJECT: Biography and Life Stories at End of Life (not offered from 2020) 10
OR
Tri 1,3 3144LHS The Biography Project: Biography and Life Stories at End of Life  10
Tri 1 3016CCJ Race, Crime and Justice  10
Tri 1 3015CCJ Youth Justice  10
Tri 2,3 3006CCJ Punishment, Justice and Reform (offered Tri 3 online) 10
Tri 1 5223LAW Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law  10

Note 1: 2715LHS can only be counted towards one major (either Social Justice or Global Security Threats).


Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1 (Economics major) 10
Tri 2 1444ENV Global Environmental Challenges (Environmental Sustainability major) 10
Tri 2 1117LHS World History (Global Security Threats major) 10
Tri 2,3 1061LHS Ideas, Issues and Inquiry (Media, Communication and Social Change major in 2018 only) 10
Tri 2 1511LHS Communication: Theory, Scholarship and History (Media, Communication and Social Change major from 2019) 10
Tri 2 1008IBA Understanding Asia (offered at Gold Coast) (Politics in Asia major) 10
OR
Tri 2 1003GIR Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia (offered at Nathan) (Politics in Asia major) 10
Tri 2 1003CCJ Law Government and Justice (Social Justice major) 10

You must complete 10 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3305AFE Applied Econometrics  10
Tri 1,2 3031IBA Griffith Innovation Challenge  10
Tri 1,2,3   Global Mobility Study Tour (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2,3 3200LHS Independent Internship  10
Tri 2 3035LHS Research in Sociology  10
Tri 2,3 3006IBA Business Ethics and Corporate Governance (Tri 2: OL, GC & NA; Tri 3: NA) 10

Note 1: General information is available here. Specific information is available to enrolled students under 'Program FAQs' on the Learning@Griffith program site.

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance, please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1004IBA Modernising Asia  10
Tri 1 1009IBA Communicating Across Asia  10
Tri 1 1101GIR Introduction to Politics  10
Tri 1 1506LHS Fundamentals of Communication  10
Tri 1 1603LHS Islam in the Modern World  10
Tri 1 1705LHS Foundations of Western Culture  10
Tri 1,2 1001EHR Work and Employability  10
Tri 1,2 1008IBA Understanding Asia  10
Tri 1,2,3 1003MKT Introduction to Marketing  10
Tri 1,2,3 1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1  10
Tri 1,3 1013CCJ Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice  10
Tri 2 1003CCJ Law Government and Justice  10
Tri 2 1003GIR Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia  10
Tri 2 1013IBA Transforming Asian Economies  10
Tri 2 1117LHS World History  10
Tri 2 1213LHS Approaches to Human Security  10
Tri 2 1444ENV Global Environmental Challenges  10
Tri 2 1510LHS Introduction to Public Relations (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 1 1505LHS Introduction to Communication and Journalism  10
Tri 2,3 1019LHS Foundations of Academic Writing  10
Tri 2,3 1016LHS Dangerous Pleasures: An Introduction to Literary Studies  10