This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
The minor in Behavioural studies has particular focus on social behaviour. Our minor allows for students to gain understandings of human and social behaviour that complement a range of majors on offer within the Bachelor of Arts. The discipline draws on historical and emerging insights from psychological, philosophical, biological and cultural explanations of human behaviour. The minor also provides students with a strong foundation in social research methods. Many students completing majors in Anthropology, Criminology, Sociology, Politics and International relations 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. Our graduates have developed insight into their own behaviour and motivations and those of others making them socially savvy and interpersonally effective employees.
Behavioural studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield and Clayton and 0202 Bachelor of Letters at Clayton as a minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this minor will be able to:
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited towards the minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2016handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html).
(a.) Two level 1 gateway* units (12 points):
* Students who have completed one of the following pairs may use them to replace the two gateway units: PSY1011 (Psychology 1A) and ATS1262 (Understanding social behaviour), or PSY1011 (Psychology 1A) and PSY1022 (Psychology 1B). However, PSY1011 and PSY1022 can be counted towards either psychology or behavioural studies, but not to both.
(b.) The following unit (6 points):
(c.) One unit (6 points) from the electives listed below.
Units are 6 points unless otherwise stated.
Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:
Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor by using 24 points of their free electives.
Successful completion of the minor can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts component in the following double degrees: