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Graduate Certificate in Social Science

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Program Code 11439
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
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UAC Code UAC Website
CRICOS Code 041317F
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to face on campus and some courses are available by distance learning.
Program Enrolment Checklist

Description

THERE IS NO NEW INTAKE INTO THIS PROGRAM. FROM 2013, THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Science program by coursework is intended for graduates with an interest in the social sciences and related areas at postgraduate level. The courses available cover a range of special interest areas, enabling students with a specific focus to select courses according to their particular interests. Students are not, however, confined to suggested specialisations but can choose from the broad range of courses on offer within the program. Suggested special interest areas include:

-Aboriginal Studies -Creative Writing -Human Service Management -Philosophy

Why study with us?

The Graduate Certificate in Social Science familiarises students with the current issues addressed in the Social Sciences. The Social Sciences approaches develop systematic thought, observation, reflection and develop understanding of complex social issues.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are available in government and non-government areas in keeping with the specialisations undertaken in the program.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Social Science, or any other program approved by Faculty Board. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible for the applicant to produce evidence of possessing other qualifications together with appropriate high-level work experience for recognition of prior learning as may be approved by the Faculty Board.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Applicants who have completed relevant Postgraduate studies may apply for up to 20 units of credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Social Science.

International Students

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle’s English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

This program requires the successful completion of 40 units of approved courses over one semester full-time or part-time equivalent. However please be aware that not all courses may be offered in any one semester. All courses are offered at the Masters level. Some courses are offered both on-campus and by distance. For details on the mode of delivery please see the individual course entries.

The program is delivered through on campus and/or distance learning, please check timetable information for the availability of individual courses and their location of offer.

Course Information

Aboriginal Studies

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
ABOR6001 Aboriginal Foundation Studies Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6002 Decolonisation: An Australian Context Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6003 Contemporary Aboriginal Studies Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6005 Abor Educ 1st World Policy/Third World Outcomes Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6006 Switching Black Power back on in Indig. Learning Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units

Creative Writing

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
ENGL6004 Creative Nonfiction Not currently offered 10 units
ENGL6005 The Art of the Novel Not currently offered 10 units
ENGL6006 Poetry Workshop Not currently offered 10 units
ENGL6007 The Short Story Not currently offered 10 units

Generic Specialisation

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
ABOR6001 Aboriginal Foundation Studies Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6002 Decolonisation: An Australian Context Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6003 Contemporary Aboriginal Studies Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6004 Community Development Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6005 Abor Educ 1st World Policy/Third World Outcomes Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ABOR6006 Switching Black Power back on in Indig. Learning Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
AHIS6000 Ancient History Directed Study Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6012 Introduction to Educating Boys Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENGL6004 Creative Nonfiction Not currently offered 10 units
ENGL6005 The Art of the Novel Not currently offered 10 units
ENGL6006 Poetry Workshop Not currently offered 10 units
ENGL6007 The Short Story Not currently offered 10 units
HIST6000 History Directed Study Not currently offered 10 units
HIST6010 Aboriginal Australia through European Eyes Not currently offered 10 units
HIST6051 Issues in Australian Heritage Not currently offered 10 units
PHIL6910 Technology and the Environment Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6100 International Health: Cross-cultural and critical social science perspectives Not currently offered 10 units
SOCA6120 Beyond Globalisation: Social Changes and Global Challenges Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6190 Gender and Social Change Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool) 10 units
SOCA6440 Supervised Reading 1 Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6570 Social Change and Development Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6590 Environmental Issues and their Social Context Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6640 Social Science Research Methods Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SOCA6680 Food Sociology: Understanding the Social Appetite Not currently offered 10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in the Human Services Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6010 Evidence Based Practice Not currently offered 10 units
SWRK6100 Policy and Program Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6300 Current Developments in Human Service Delivery Not currently offered 10 units

Human Service Management

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
SOCA6240 Project Design and Evaluation Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6006 Working Against Violence Not currently offered 10 units
SWRK6008 Capacity Building in the Human Services Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6010 Evidence Based Practice Not currently offered 10 units
SWRK6050 Human Service Practice with Men and Boys Not currently offered 10 units
SWRK6100 Policy and Program Evaluation Not currently offered 10 units
SWRK6200 Transformative Leadership in Human Services Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)
10 units
SWRK6300 Current Developments in Human Service Delivery Not currently offered 10 units

Philosophy

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
PHIL6910 Technology and the Environment Not currently offered 10 units