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ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
GLOBAL STUDIES Global studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that focuses on the issues that have shaped , and continue to shape , our contemporary world . It explores how transnational political , economic , social and cultural developments influence the possibilities for cooperation to address subnational , national , regional and global problems , and assesses the prospects for a more peaceful and just global order .
Units you can take in this area of study :
• AMU1325 Introduction to World Politics and History
• AMU1326 Transformation from Above : Globalisation and the State
• AMU2015 Cities and Citizens
• AMU2453 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
• AMU2625 Borders , People and Identity : Migration in the 21st Century
• AMU2685 Malaysian Studies
• AMU2920 Transformation from Below : Civil , Society , Social Movements and Political Change
• AMU3570 International Relations
• AMU3575 Task Force : Responding to Global Challenges
• AMU3630 Governing the Global Economy : Stability , Efficiency , Justice
• AMU3650 A World in Crisis : Multilevel Responses to Global Emergencies
• AMU3744 Workplace Learning Internship
• AMU3019 Change It ! Leadership and Transformation in a Global Society
PSYCHOLOGY Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour . It is a broad scientific discipline that includes investigations of the brain , learning , memory , reasoning , decision making , language , developmental and social processes , personality , and mental health and well-being . It is also concerned with the practical and ethical applications of psychological research to the profession .
Units you can take in this area of study ( 48 points required to major ):
• PSY1011 Psychology 1A
• PSY1022 Psychology 1B
• PSY2042 Personality and Social Psychology
• PSY2061 Biological Psychology
• PSY2071 Development Psychology
• PSY2112 Organisational Psychology
• PSY3032 Abnormal Psychology
• PSY3041 Psychological Testing Theories of Ability and Ethics
• PSY3051 Perception and Cognitive Psychology
• PSY3120 Introduction to Counselling
• PSY3130 Health Psychology
• PSY3150 Contemporary Social Psychology
• PSY3250 Positive Psychology
Units you can take in this area of study if you ’ re pursuing an extended major ( 60 credit points ), accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council :
• PSY1011 Psychology 1A
• PSY1022 Psychology 1B
• PSY2042 Personality and Social Psychology
• PSY2061 Biological Psychology
• PSY2071 Developmental Psychology
• PSY2112 Organisational Psychology
• PSY3032 Abnormal Psychology
• PSY3041 Psychological Testing Theories of Ability and Ethics
• PSY3051 Perception and Cognitive Psychology
• PSY3062 Research Methods & Theory
• PSY3120 Introduction to Counselling
• PSY3130 Health Psychology
• PSY3150 Contemporary Social Psychology
• PSY3250 Positive Psychology
PUBLIC RELATIONS ( MINOR ) The Public Relations minor will introduce you to the various processes through which companies and other organisations strategically create and manage their reputation and image using various forms of publicity and non-paid communication . The different units in this minor will enable you to gain the understanding of how public relations works in its various social contexts and the skills needed to portray and position a client ’ s product , achievement , reputation and values / ideas to a general public or specialised publics .
Units you can take in this area of study :
• AMU1010 Introduction to Public Relations
• AMU1277 Media Studies
• AMU2814 Transforming Community : Project Design and Public Relations for Social Campaigns
• AMU3070 Public Relations : Cases and Approaches
WRITING ( MINOR ) The Writing minor will introduce you to a range of practices in the context of creative fiction and non-fiction and other literary genres . You will become familiar with conventions and experimentation in contemporary writing , especially prose forms , and gain appreciation for the various techniques associated with them in their contemporary production . Upper-level units offer the opportunity to reflect critically on , and consolidate , your own writing practices as you apply the skills and techniques you have learned in individual and collaborative projects . The emphasis throughout the minor is on writing not only as a means of self-expression and communication , but as a craft that clarifies our individuality and creativity through exploring possibilities and innovations afforded by writing .
Units you can take in this area of study :
• AMU1312 Introduction to Creative Writing
• AMU1314 Writing Techniques : Forms and Literary Devices
• AMU2315 Strategies in Writing Experiments
• AMU3859 Writing Portfolio
This is what the course will look like
YEAR 1 Major
YEAR 2 Major
Major Minor Minor Arts elective Arts elective Free elective Free elective
Major Minor Minor Arts elective Arts elective Free elective Free elective
YEAR 3 Major Major Major Major Free elective Free elective Free elective Free elective
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