Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts

 

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course resolutions

1.
Course codes

Code

Course title

BPESUART-02

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts


2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the course.
(3)
The requirements for completion of the Dalyell Stream are as specified in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees and Part 6 of these resolutions. Candidates who wish to exit the stream should do so through the enrolment system or by contacting the Student Centre.

4 Faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for the duration of the combined degree course.
(2)
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Admission standards set by regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies and government for teacher education must also be met. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Policy.
(2)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) or equivalent set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the degrees in the combined program are set out in:
(a)
the Table of Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts units of study; and
(b)
Table A for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies; and
(c)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
Table O from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(e)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees.
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table S, Table O, and Table D mean Table A, Table S, Table O, and Table D as specified here.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts, a candidate must complete 240 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(a)
108 units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D, including:
(i)
a major from Table A, which must align with the first teaching area;
(ii)
a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 48 credit points in a second teaching area from Table A or Table S;
(iii)
for students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units from the Open Learning Environment as set out in Table O;
(iv)
for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream;
(1) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and
(2) a minimum of 12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D.
(v)
for students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study;
(1) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.
(vi)
elective units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D as appropriate;
(vii)
if enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream in Table D and
(b)
132 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts Table.
(3)
The enrolment pattern for these requirements is set out below.
(a)
Year 1:
(i)
12 credit points of Education One units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts Table;
(ii)
12 credit points of 1000-level units or, for non-beginner language students, equivalent first year units from an Arts Major according to the requirements set out in Table A which shall be the first teaching area;
(iii)
12 credit points of 1000-level units of study or, for non-beginner language students, equivalent first year units in a second teaching area, chosen from Table A or Table S which shall be the second teaching area;
(iv)
12 credit points of elective units from Table A, Table S, Table O or, for students in the Dalyell stream, Table D.
(b)
Year 2:
(v)
24 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts Table, including 12 credit points of Education Two units and 12 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units;
(vi)
12 credit points of 2000-level units or, for non-beginner language students, equivalent second year units from the Arts major (first teaching area) selected according to 2 (a) (i) above as set out in Table A; and
(vii)
12 credit points of 2000-level units or, for non-beginner language students, equivalent second year units from the second teaching area selected according to 2 (a) (ii) above area, chosen from Table A or Table S.
(c)
Year 3:
(i)
36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts Table, including 24 credit points of teaching area units; and
(ii)
12 credit points of 3000-level units or, for non-beginner language students, equivalent third year units from the Arts major (first teaching area) selected according to 2 (a) (i) above as set out in Table A.
(d)
Year 4:
(i)
36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts Table, including 12 credit points of teaching area units; and
(ii)
12 credit points of 3000-level units or, for non-beginner language students, equivalent third year units from the Arts Major (first teaching area) selected according to 2 (a) (i) above as set out in Table A.
(e)
Year 5:
(i)
24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts Table, including 6 credit points of Education Three Optional units; and 18 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
(ii)
12 credit points of 3000-level units or, for non-beginner language students, equivalent third year units from the second teaching area selected according to 2 (a) (ii) above or 12 credit points of elective units from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as listed in Table A; and
(iii)
12 credit points of study from the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O or, for students in the Dalyell stream, Table D according to 2 (a) (iii-v) above.
(4)
Selection of majors, minors and units of study must align with requirements set by the Faculty, relevant Schools and departments, and regulatory bodies or accrediting agencies.

7 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major in the first teaching area as set out in Table A for the Bachelor of Arts is a requirement of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts. Candidates have the option of completing a minor in the second teaching area as set out in Table A or Table S. Both the major and the minor must support the teaching areas.
(2)
The majors and corresponding teaching areas available in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts are:
Teaching areas Majors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Studies
Ancient History * Ancient History
Arabic Arabic Language Literature and Culture
Chinese Chinese Studies
English English
French French Studies
German Germanic Studies
Classical Hebrew and
Judaic Studies
Modern Hebrew or Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew
Hebrew (Modern) Hebrew (Modern)
Modern History * History
Indonesian Indonesian Studies
Italian Italian Studies
Japanese Japanese Studies
Korean Korean Studies
Latin Latin
Modern Greek Modern Greek Studies
Drama Theatre and Performance Studies
Spanish Spanish and Latin American Studies
Economics Economics or Economic Policy
Economics Political Economy

*Candidates selecting Ancient History as a first teaching area may not choose Modern History as a second teaching area and vice versa.
(3)
The minors and majors available as second teaching areas in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/ Bachelor of Arts are:
Teaching areas Minors available as second majors in the Faculty
of Arts and Social Sciences
Aboriginal Studies Indigenous Studies
Ancient History * Ancient History
Arabic Arabic Language Literature and Culture
Chinese Chinese Studies
English English
French French Studies
German Germanic Studies
Classical Hebrew and Judaic
Studies
Modern Hebrew or Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew
Hebrew (Modern) Hebrew (Modern)
Modern History * History
Indonesian Indonesian Studies
Italian Italian Studies
Japanese Japanese Studies
Korean Korean Studies
Latin Latin
Modern Greek Modern Greek Studies
Drama Theatre and Performance Studies
Spanish Spanish and Latin American Studies
Economics Economics
Economics Political Economy
Geography Geography
TESOL Linguistics
TESOL English
TESOL Languages Other Than English
Mathematics Mathematics
Business Studies Work and Organisational Studies
Business Studies Political Economy

*Candidates selecting Ancient History as a first teaching area may not choose Modern History as a second teaching area and vice versa.
(4)
Requirements for majors are as set out in Table A.
(5)
Requirements for minors are as set out in Table S.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Except with permission of the Dean a candidate must complete all unit of study requirements specified for each year, including Professional Experience units, before proceeding to the next year.
(2)
Progression within a major, minor or program:
(a)
Except with the permission of the relevant major, minor or program coordinator (except a language major), candidates must pass all 1000-level units of study within a major, program or minor, before proceeding to 2000-level units within that major, program or minor, or else undertake those 1000-level units concurrently with the 2000-level units. Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass all 2000-level units of study within a major (except a language major), program or minor, before proceeding to 3000-level units or else undertake those 2000-level units concurrently with the 3000-level units.
(b)
Candidates in a language major commence at a level commensurate with their previous ability as determined by the Faculty and must complete lower level units before completing the next higher level or else undertake those lower level units concurrently with the next higher level.
(3)
Progression within the Dalyell Stream:
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt advanced units at higher levels than the usual sequence through a program, major or minor.
(b)
Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark (CSAM) at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in any other major, minor, program or stream into which they were admitted, but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(c)
Candidates enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who do not satisfy requirements for the Dalyell Stream but who otherwise meet requirements for the award course in which they are enrolled will graduate from the award course without the Dalyell Stream. Students may not study units additional to the maximum credit points for their award course except with the approval of the Associate Dean.

9 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either Education or an area of study in the Bachelor of Arts.
(2)
Honours in Education requires the completion of an alternative 12 credit point honours pathway described in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) Table of units. Completion of the degree is required in the minimum standard fulltime duration.
(3)
Honours in an area of study in the Bachelor of Arts is available to meritorious students by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component after completion of requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary; Humanities and Social Sciences)/ Bachelor of Arts combined degree.
(4)
For candidates completing the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts and also completing an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the requirement in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies for completion of a second major or equivalent shall be deemed to have been met by completion of the 132 credit points of units of study from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences)/Bachelor of Arts Table specified in 6 (2) (b).
(5)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) are set out in these resolutions and in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Admission and award requirements for honours in an area of the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the Resolutions of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Table A and the Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

10 Award of the degrees

(1)
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Science is awarded at either Pass or Honours level.
(2)
The Bachelor of Arts is awarded at pass level. Honours in Arts is taken by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component.
(3)
Candidates who attempt the Bachelor of Arts with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirement for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degree or combined degree at pass level for which they fulfil requirements.
(4)
The honours degree in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Science) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

11 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to complete the Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
12.
Transitional provisions
(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.