Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Social Theory)

Course 377-ST (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Graduate Enquiries, Arts & Music Student Centre Rm 104 (Ground Floor) Old Arts Building Tel: +61 3 8344 5321/+61 3 8344 6395 Fax: +61 3 9347 0424 Email:
Course Overview: The postgraduate certificate provides an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study and may qualify graduates for entry to the postgraduate diploma.

Course coordinators:
Dr John Rundell, Email: and
Dr John Cash , Email:
School of Social and Environmental Enquiry

Objectives: Students who complete the postgraduate certificate should:
  • understand the major social theories relevant to contemporary critical enquiry;
  • demonstrate critical engagement with significant debates in the discipline;
  • develop skills of critical analysis in relation to specific areas of social theory.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • at least one core subject in Social Theory
  • up to three elective subjects
Total 50 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
Subject Options: Core subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Elective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2008
Students wishing to take an elective subject other than those listed above must consult the Social Theory 4th year coordinator.
Entry Requirements: 1. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria -

• an undergraduate degree with at least 50 credit points at second or third year level in a cognate discipline with a grade average of at least H2B (70%) in these subjects , or equivalent; or
• a Graduate Diploma in a relevant area of study with a grade average of at least H2B, or equivalent.

2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews or tests and may call for referee reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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