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 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

BPESUART-01

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 Cross-faculty management

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

4 Admission to candidature

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. 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 Rule.

5 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 Faculty of Education and Social Work Table of Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts units of study and
(b)
Tables A and B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
(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, comprising:
(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 junior units of study in a first teaching area (the Major sequence), chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A;
(iii)  12 credit points of junior units of study in a second teaching area, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Tables A or B; and
(iv)  12 credit points of junior (level 1000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Tables A or B.
(b)
Year 2
(i)  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;
(ii)  12 credit points of senior (level 2000 or 3000) units of study in the first teaching area (the Major sequence), chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A; and
(iii)  12 credit points of intermediate or senior (level 2000 or 3000) units of study in the second teaching area, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Tables A or B.
(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 senior (level 2000 or 3000) units of study in the first teaching area (the Major sequence), chosen from Arts and Social Sciences 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 and Social Sciences Table, including 12 credit points of teaching area units; and
(ii)  12 credit points of senior (level 2000 or 3000) units of study in the first teaching area (the Major sequence), chosen from Arts and Social Sciences 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)  24 credit points of senior (level 2000 or 3000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A or B.

6 Majors

(1)
Completion of a Table A major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Arts in this combined degree program. Candidates have the option of completing up to two majors. A major must support the teaching area. A major requires the completion of 36 Senior (level 2000 or 3000) credit points chosen from units of study listed for that major. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The majors and the corresponding teaching areas available are specified in the Table of Majors below:

Teaching areas

Majors in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables A and B

Aboriginal Studies

Indigenous Australian 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 ^

Hebrew (Classical) and Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture +

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

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 via versa.
^Available only as a second teaching area.
+Available only as a second major.

7 Progression rules

Except with the 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.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates, in either Education or Bachelor of Arts.
(2)
Honours in Education requires the completion of an alternative 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 full-time duration.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Arts requires an additional full-time year of study after the completion of the combined degrees. Part-time is permitted if approved by the administering department or program.
(4)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) are set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Arts are listed in the Course Resolutions relating to the Bachelor of Arts.

9 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Bachelor of Arts are awarded at either Pass or Honours level.
(2)
The honours degree in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
(3)
The honours degree in the Bachelor of Arts is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(4)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.

10 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the combined program and elect to transfer to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and complete the Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020 and provided that there is no suspension of candidature, in which case the candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.