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BA/BSocSc Geography-Extended Major

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
27824 AUD
National
6687 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87

About this course

This dual degree program allows students to combine studies in the unique and innovative Bachelor of Social Science program with a wide range of majors in the arts. For example, foreign language studies can be combined with a major in Development. The Bachelor of Social Science teaches students how to develop strategies to help find solutions to a range of social issues at the local, national and international level.

Geography has never been more relevant or important to society and its future. With the Earth's population set to expand from seven billion to nine billion in the next 50 years, humans will be influenced by the environment more than ever before. The world will need professionals who are able to monitor and assess changes. Geographers study patterns and processes of natural and built environments and of human activities, and their causes and consequences. They collect, analyse and report this information to enable informed decision making to take place. Geographers are actively involved in addressing many of today's big issues such as climate change and population growth.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test.
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • OP/Entry rank:11/76
  • Year 12 or equivalent English.

 For International students:

  • Year 12 or equivalent English.
  • At least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).

 

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Course Modules

Bachelor of Social Science:

      Part A-Compulsory:

  • ANTH1030 Anthropology of Current World Issues: An Introduction
  • POLS1102 Introduction to Politics & Public Policy
  • SOCY1050 Introduction to Sociology
  • POLS2703 Principles of Research: Social and Comparative Perspectives
  • SOCY2339 Introducing Quantitative Research
  • SOCY3329 Qualitative Social Research
  • SOSC3201 Research, Planning, and Design
  • SOSC3211 Project
  • ANTH2270 Migration, Culture, and Identity
  • POLS2402 Globalisation & International Political Economy

      Part B-Major

      Development:

  • POLS1701 Introduction to International Inequality & Development
  • ANTH2060 Environmental Anthropology
  • ANTH2250 Medical Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives
  • ANTH2260 Applied Anthropology and Indigenous Territories
  • POLS2101 Indigenous Politics & Policy
  • POLS2404 The Political Dynamics of Development and Resistance
  • POLS2603 Gender and Global Politics
  • SOCY2020 Sociology of the Environment
  • SOCY2220 Globalisation & Development in Post-Colonial Societies
  • SOSC2288 Community Development: Local and International Practices
  • ANTH3019 Development Practice & Social Impact

      Social and Public Policy:

  • SWSP1011 The Welfare of Australians
  • POLS1101 Introduction to Australian Politics
  • POLS2101 Indigenous Politics & Policy
  • POLS2201 Australian Foreign Policy
  • POLS2401 Politics & the Economy
  • POLS3102 Governance & Australian Public Policy
  • POLS3115 Environmental Politics & Policy
  • POLY1000 Australian Social Policy
  • POLY3000 Analysis and Practice in Social Policy

       Health and Society:

  • SOCY1030 Introduction to Health, Illness and Society
  • ANTH2250 Medical Anthropology: Local and Global Perspectives
  • ECON2460 Health Economics
  • PUBH1103 Health Systems & Policy
  • PUBH2004 Understanding Health Behaviours
  • PUBH3001 Health Services Planning & Evaluation
  • SOCY2179 Sex, Drugs, and Disease: Health of the Marginalised
  • SOSC2190 Human Bodies, Culture & Society
  • SOSC2288 Community Development: Local and International Practices
  • SOCY3020 Medicine, Markets and Health: Sociological Perspectives on Health and Illness

Geography-Extended Major:

  • GEOG1000 Human Settlements
  • GEOM1000 Geographical Information and Data Analysis
  • GEOS1100 Environment & Society
  • GEOS2105 Geography of Australia
  • ENVM2200 Resource Management & Environmental Planning
  • GEOG2000 Economic Geography: Location and Land Use
  • GEOG2001 Human Mobility and Migration
  • GEOG2104 Urban Geography
  • GEOG2205 Global Population Issues
  • GEOM2000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
  • GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems
  • GEOS2100 Environmental Systems
  • GEOS2101 Climatology & Hydrology
  • GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology
  • GEOS2110 Tectonic Geomorphology of Active Plate Boundaries
  • CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
  • ENVM3200 Coastal Processes & Management
  • ENVM3201 Catchment Processes & Management
  • ENVM3202 Coral Reef Processes & Management
  • ENVM3203 Tools for Environmental Assessment and Analysis
  • ENVM3400 International Experience Field Studies
  • GEOG3000 Regional Economic Development Planning
  • GEOG3003 The Global Metropolis
  • GEOG3205 Applied Demography
  • GEOM3001 Advanced Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
  • GEOM3002 Advanced Geographical Information Systems
  • GEOM3005 Geospatial Processing and Web Mapping
  • ENVM3115 Climate Change and Environmental Management
  • GEOS3004 International Field Studies: Natural & Built Environments of a Selected Region
  • GEOS3106 Environmental Hazards
  • GEOS3107 Plants, People and the Environment
  • GEOS3108 Meteorology
  • MARS3012 Physical-biological Oceanography
  • REDE3200 Real Estate Development Planning
  • GEOS3102 Global Change: Problems and Prospects
  • GEOS3103 Progress in Geography
  • GEOS3400 Research Topic
  •       

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.Domestic applications for admission to all undergraduate programs are made online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).If you are not a current Year 12 applicant, you will be asked to include details of any previous studies and any subsequent tertiary study (e.g. university or TAFE studies). If you believe your work experience is relevant to your application, please provide supporting documentation.

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