Course Information

The School of Social Sciences offers a suite of innovative courses in disciplines such as Criminology, Politics and International Relations, Social Sciences, Social Work, Development Studies and Sociology.  Even if you are majoring in another discipline, our courses can taken for General Education or a Free Elective.

The following course outlines will give you a sense of the key questions, issues and debates tackled in each course, along with their aims, learning outcomes and assessments.  These course outlines are indicative of course content, and please note that the official course outlines are available through Moodle to enrolled students.

2020 Course Outlines

ARTS1750 - Introduction to Global Development
ARTS1810 - Foundations of Politics and International Relations
ARTS1870 - Rethinking the Social
ARTS2755 - Global Development in Practice: Concepts and Practices for inclusive Development
ARTS2816 - Who Gets What? The Global Politics of Inequality
ARTS2818 - Australian Politics
ARTS2821 - Colonialism: Resistance, Justice, and Transition
ARTS2872 - Living and dying
ARTS2876 - Understanding the Self
ARTS3750 - Development, Community and Environment
ARTS3758 - Global Change Internship
ARTS3759 - Preparing for and Reflecting on International Internships
ARTS3783 - Great, Emerging and Declining Powers in the  Contemporary World
ARTS3874 - Culture and Human Rights
ARTS3875 - Decolonising Research Methods
ARTS4266 - Puzzles, Planning, and Presentation for Honours in the Social Sciences
ARTS4268 - Methodologies in the Social Sciences: Questions and Quandaries
COMD5000 - NGOs, Civil Society and Development
COMD5001 - International Development Policy
CRIM1010 - Criminology: An Introduction
CRIM2037 - Explaining Punishment
CRIM3022 - Public Health and Corrections
HUMS2000 - Arts Internship
POLS5100 - International Relations Internship
POLS5120 - Global Politics: The Globalisation of World Politics
POLS5129 - The Foreign Policies of the Great Powers
PPEC1001 - Introduction to Politics, Philosophy and Economics
SOCF5103 - Research Issues in Counselling Social Work
SOCF5108 - Therapeutic Contexts and Relationships
SOCF5110 - Professional Practice Research Project
SOCW1001 - Introduction to Social Work
SOCW2003 - Introduction to Social Work Counselling and Assessment
SOCW2008 - Culture, Identity and Diversity
SOCW2100 - Aboriginal People and Social Work
SOCW3009 - Ethics and Reflective Practice
SOCW3012 - Social Work Practice Level 3 Placement A
SOCW4003 - Advanced Social Work Practice Methods
SOCW4011 - Evidence and Practice Based Research
SOCW4012 - Social Work Practice in Mental Health and Trauma
SOCW7857 - Refugees and Forced Migration
SOSS1000 - Policy and Society
SOSS2001 - Qualitative Social Research
SOSS3002 - Social Science Project
SRAP5001 - Policy Analysis
SRAP5021 - Policy, Advocacy and Activism in the Digital Age
SRAP5101 - Research Methods and Project Design
SRAP5103 - Research Report
SRAP5106 - Academic Writing in the Social Sciences
SRAP5107 - Research Project

ARTS1846 - Politics, Peace and Prosperity
ARTS2754 - Research for Impact in Global Development
ARTS2877 - Technologies, Culture, Society
ARTS2870 - Citizens, Action and Dissent
ARTS3755 - Development in Practice: Project Design
ARTS3810 - Politics & International Relations: Theory and Practice
ARTS3820 - How to start a revolution: activism, social movements and political change
ARTS3822 - The Art of Political Science
ARTS3883 - Personhood in Asia
ARTS3885 - Trauma and Violence
ARTS3886 - Living Social Justice: Experience and Practice
ARTS4268 - Methodologies in the Social Sciences: Questions and Quandaries
ARTS5201 - Knowledges and Ethical Practices
COMD5001 - International Development Policy
COMD5004 - Climate Change Adaptation & Development
CRIM1011 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIM2031 - Indigenous Perspective in Criminal Justice
CRIM2034 - Crime, Politics and the Media
CRIM2038 - Young People and Juvenile Justice
CRIM3000 - Criminology in Practice
CRIM3019 - Restorative Justice
HUMS2000 - Arts Internship
POLS5100 - International Relations Internship
POLS5121 - International Organisations and Global Politics
POLS5127 - China and Asia-Pacific Security
POLS5131 - Insurgency, Terrorism and Political Violence
SOCF5104 - Counselling Practice A
SOCF5109 - Family Inclusive Practice
SOCF5110 - Professional Practice Research Project
SOCW1001 - Introduction to Social Work
SOCW3013 - Social Work Practice Level 3 Placement B
SOCW4013 - Child and Family Welfare Practice
SOCW4015 - Honours Research Thesis
SOCW4016 - Social Work Honours Advanced Practice Portfolio
SOCW7851 - Community Development
SOSS1000 - Policy and Society
SOSS3001 - Quantitative Social Research
SOSS3006 - Social Sciences in the Workplace
SRAP5103 - Research Report
SRAP5107 - Research Project

ARTS1753 - Culture, Experience and Change
ARTS1811 - Contemporary Issues in Government and Global Politics
ARTS2751 - International Development 
ARTS2813 - International Security
ARTS2817 - Diplomacy and Statecraft: Past, Present, Futures
ARTS2820 - Justice
ARTS2871 - Power and Powerlessness
ARTS2874 - Culture and Emotion
ARTS3751 - Global Development: Theory, Practice and Reflexivity
ARTS3812 - Manias, Panics and Crashes: Global Political Economy in an Era of Crisis
ARTS3814 - Australian Foreign Policy
ARTS3821 - The Politics of Identity in the 21st Century
ARTS3870 - Debates and Controversies in Sociology and Anthropology
ARTS3872 - Media, Culture and Power
ARTS5206 - Research Specialisation
CRIM1010 - Criminology: An Introduction
CRIM1011 -  Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIM2041 - Crime and Punishment in Historical Perspective
COMD5002 - Development, Human Rights and Global Health
POLS5102 -  Key Issues in Australian Foreign Policy
POLS5122 -  The International Political Economy
POLS5161 -  Developing Countries and the International System
SOCF5102  -  Selected Practice Frameworks
SOCF5110  -  Professional Practice Research Project
SOCF5112  - Complex Practice Issues
SOCW1004 - Lifespan, Health and Resilience
SOCW2006 - Social Work Practice- Community Work
SOCW2009 - Social Work Counselling with Individuals, Families and Groups
SOCW3006 - Socio-Legal Practice in Social Work Settings
SOCW3010 - Organisational Practice
SOCW4015 - Honours Research Thesis
SOCW4016 - Social Work Honours Advanced Practice Portfolio
SOCW4017 - Social Work Practice Level 4 Placement A
SOCW4018 - Social Work Practice Level 4 Placement B
SOCW7852 - Politics of International Aid
SOSS1001 -  Social Research and Society
SOSS3002 -  Social Science Project 
SOSS3003 -  Policy Analysis
SOSS3006 -  Social Sciences in the Workplace
SRAP5018 -  Power, Politics and Policy
SRAP5101 -  Research Methods and Project Design
SRAP5102 -  Research in the Real World
SRAP5103 -  Research Report

SRAP5107 -  Research Project


 

2019 Course Outlines

ARTS1750 - Introduction to Development Studies
ARTS1810 - Foundations of Politics and International Relations
ARTS1870 - Rethinking the Social
ARTS2752 - Local Politics of Development
ARTS2755 - Development in Practice: Humanitarian Action
ARTS2816 - Who Gets What? The Global Politics of Inequality
ARTS2818 - Australian Politics
ARTS2821 - Comparative Politics and Colonialism: Processes of Resistance, Justice and Transition
ARTS2876 - Understanding the Self
ARTS2877 - Technologies, Culture, Society
ARTS3750 - Development, Community and Environment
ARTS3783 - Great, Emerging and Declining Powers in the Contemporary World
ARTS3819 - Emerging Challenges in International Security
ARTS3875 - Decolonising Research Methods
ARTS3883 - Personhood in Asia
ARTS4266 - Puzzles, Planning, and Presentation for Honours in the Social Sciences
ARTS4268 - Methodologies in the Social Sciences: Questions and Quandaries
COMD5000 - NGOs, Civil Society and Development
COMD5001 - International Development Policy
CRIM1010 - Criminology: An Introduction
CRIM2037 - Explaining Punishment
CRIM3011 - Crime Prevention Policy
CRIM3022 - Public Health and Corrections
HUMS2000 - Arts Internship
PPEC1001 - Introduction to Politics, Philosophy and Economics
POLS5100 - International Relations Internship
POLS5120 - Global Politics: The Globalisation of World Politics
POLS5129 - The Foreign Policies of the Great Powers
POLS5130 - International Peace and Security
POLS5132 - Gender in Global Politics
SOCF5108 - Therapeutic Contexts and Relationships
SOCW1001 - Introduction to Social Work
SOCW2003 - Counselling: Engagement, Assessment and Brief Intervention
SOCW2008 - Culture, Identity and Diversity
SOCW2100 - Aboriginal People and Social Work
SOCW3009 - Ethics and Reflective Practice
SOCW3012 - Social Work Practice Level 3 Placement A
SOCW4003 - Advanced Social Work Practice Methods
SOCW4011 - Evidence and Practice Based Research
SOCW4012 - Social Work Practice in Mental Health and Trauma
SOCW4015 - Honours Research Thesis
SOCW7857 - Refugees and Forced Migration
SRAP1000 - Policy and Society
SRAP2001 - Qualitative Social Research
SRAP3002 - Social Research and Policy Project
SRAP5001 - Policy Analysis
SRAP5021 - Policy, Advocacy and Activism in the Digital Age
SRAP5101 - Research Methods and Project Design
SRAP5103 - Research Report
SRAP5106 - Academic Writing in the Social Sciences
SRAP5107 - Research Project

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