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Monash University Handbook 2011 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

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/ug-psychology-arts.html.

Units

First-year level

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

  • ATS1359 Exploring human behaviour: An introduction to psychology
  • ATS1360 Developmental psychology: Behaviour across the lifespan

Note: Students are not permitted to study ATS1359/ATS1360 if they have previously completed ATS1261/ATS1262 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 compulsory unit
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below, including the compulsory unit. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Compulsory unit

  • ATS2831 Quantitative social research

Elective units

  • ATS2819 Perspectives on personality psychology
  • ATS2820 Abnormal psychology and behavioural disorders
  • ATS2821 Social psychology
  • ATS3842 Sport psychology
  • ATS3844 Forensic psychology
  • ATS3845 Parapsychology
  • ATS3846 People and other animals: A social science perspective

Units not offered in 2011

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Associate Degrees

  • 4074 Associate Degree in Arts and Social Sciences
  • 4040 Associate Degree in Community Welfare and Counselling

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International) + 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 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
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1802 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 3911 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication) and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 2130 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Disability)
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing