This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Social Sciences|
Behavioural studies is available only as a minor from 2015. Continuing students who commenced at Monash prior to 2015 will be able to complete a major. For further information contact the behavioural studies coordinator.
The minor in behavioural studies has particular focus on social behaviour. It allows students to gain an understanding of human and social behaviour that complements a range of majors and other minors on offer within the Faculty of Arts. The discipline draws on historical and emerging insights from psychological, philosophical, biological and cultural explanations of human behaviour. Many students completing majors in anthropology, criminology, sociology, politics and international relations can benefit from completing a minor in behavioural studies.
The minor allows graduates to develop skills valued by employers, including interpersonal and communication skills, critical reasoning, and analytical and teamwork skills. Graduates will have developed insight into their own behaviour and motivations and those of others making them socially savvy and interpersonally effective employees.
Upon successful completion of the minor, students will be able to:
Students completing a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in behavioural studies must complete four units (24 points), including:
(a.) two first-year gateway unitsgateway units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2015handbooks/undergrad/arts-08.html) (12 points):
For the purposes of a minor in behavioural studies the following first-year level combinations may also be counted as first-year gateway units:
(b.) the following two units: