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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences
Campus(es)Berwick, Gippsland, Off Campus

Notes

  • In 2010 only the first-year sequence is offered at the Berwick campus, however from 2011 onwards upper-level units will also be available.

Description

The major in psychological studies includes a set of psychology units with an applied flavour. It is designed for students who wish to complete a major in psychology in conjunction with studies in a number of other areas such as science, social work, sociology, communications, management, marketing or education. At first-year level, the sequences provides a brief coverage of a wide range of human behaviours, including seeing and hearing, sleep and dreaming, learning, remembering, thinking, functioning of the brain and nervous system, language, social interactions, dealing with stress, abnormal behaviours and emotions, with more in-depth coverage of developmental topics. The second and third-year units are geared more towards the applied aspects of psychology.

Note: Psychological studies is not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Those interested in undertaking APAC-accredited units should refer to 'psychology' entry at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/aos/arts-ug-psychology-arts.html.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in psychological studies must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • PSS1711 Exploring human behaviour
  • PSS1712 Behaviour across the lifespan

Note: Students are not permitted to study PSS1711/PSS1712 if they have previously completed BHS1711/BHS1712 or PSY1011/PSY1022.

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in psychological studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below, including the core unit
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including the core unit. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Core

  • SCY2817 Quantitative social research

Elective

  • PSS2711 Knowing me, knowing you: Perspectives on personality
  • PSS2713 The individual in a social context
  • PSS3716 Psychology of sport and adventure
  • PSS3718 Forensic psychology
  • PSS3719 Parapsychology

Units not offered in 2010

  • PSS2712 Behavioural disorders
  • PSS3717 Psychology at work
  • PSS3720 People and other animals: Studying the relationship between humans and other species

Important information for pre-2005 Gippsland and off-campus students

From 2005 the 'behavioural studies' programs offered at Gippsland campus and via off-campus learning were renamed 'psychological studies'. Students who commenced behavioural studies units prior to this change can complete their first-year sequence, minor or major (or complete later year electives) by undertaking the new psychological studies (PSS) units. Students who are unsure of which units to enrol in should contact the school regarding their options.

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Communication)
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1731 Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3926 Bachelor of Sports Promotion and Events Management

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 3911 Bachelor of Arts (Communication) and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 2130 Bachelor of Arts (Communication) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1802 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 3904 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Social and Community Welfare
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts