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Social and Developmental Psychology (BA) (Discontinued)


    Title Social and Developmental Psychology (BA)
    Course Code B1316; B1316A
    Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
    Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
    Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
    Qualification Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Social and Developmental Psychology
    Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
    Professional Accreditation Students who wish to proceed to fourth and later years of study in psychology and/or be eligible for professional registration must minimally complete three extra core units (which can be taken as the Neuroscience minor) mandated by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Details are included in the structure of the minor.
    Excluded Double Majors Psychology
    Excluded Minors Social and Developmental Psychology
    Fees

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    Domestic - Undergraduate - Commonwealth supported - commenced 2010 or later

    Domestic - Undergraduate - Full fee paying - commenced any year

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2014

    International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2015 to 2017

    Course Plans

    For assistance with course planning, please contact your Student Advisor.

    Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

    Course Structure - 72 credit points

    Part I - 24 credit points

    Year 1 - 24 credit points

    Transition Unit - 3 credit points

    BAR100 Academic Learning Skills - 3 points
    Not available this year

    Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

    BAR150 Ideas and Identity - 3 points
    Not available this year

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    PSY141 Introduction to Psychological Science - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    PSY173 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY101 Introduction to Cultural Psychology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Part II - 48 credit points

    University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

    Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

    Year 2 - 21 credit points

    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

    For Primary Major in Social and Developmental Psychology

    BSC201 Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    For All Other Primary Majors

    BAR200 Developing Research Skills and Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    PSY285 Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY286 Psychology: Human Development - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    PSY287 Psychology: Evolved Social Cognition - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Year 3 - 21 credit points

    Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

    The Research Skills unit to be taken will depend on the student's Primary Major enrolment. Select from the following.

    For Primary Major in Social and Developmental Psychology

    BSC302 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    For All Other Primary Majors

    BAR300 Advanced Research in the Arts - 3 points

    Core Units - 9 credit points

    PSY391 Psychology: Individual Differences and Performance - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    PSY392 Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY393 Psychology: The Developing Mind - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    General Electives - 9 credit points

    Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

    Additional Professional Registration Requirements

    Students who wish to proceed to fourth and later years of study and/or be eligible for professional registration must complete the following three units mandated by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. These can be taken as a Neuroscience minor.

    PSY388 Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    PSY251 Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    PSY294 Psychology: Cognitive Processes - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Entry into the Graduate Diploma in Psychology or Honours (fourth year of study) is only permitted for students who have completed an accredited three-year sequence. The minimum entry standard is a Credit average over all Psychology units completed in the preceding 3 year sequence.

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