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G02 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology - Women's Studies)

The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology – Women’s Studies) degree is designed for graduates who wish to either pursue further study in Psychology or Women’s Studies (Honours) or those who wish to be employed within the women’s services arena.  This double major prepares students for work environments such as women’s refuges, sexual assault centres,  multicultural women’s health centres, and neighbourhood learning centres.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study on Joondalup campus. It is also available by external study.



Standard university admission requirements apply, however, if entry to Psychology is higher than basic entry, this will be the standard adhered to.



The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology – Women’s Studies) comprises 24 units of study.  Students are required to complete twelve units in Psychology and twelve units in Women’s Studies.  Psychology units are required to be completed in strict year sequence (i.e., all first year units must be completed before proceeding to second year units, and all second year units must be completed before proceeding to third year units).



Semester 1
CSV1105 Interpersonal Skills 15
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology 15
PSY1102 Research Methods in Psychology 1 15
WMS1101 A Woman's Place in Society 15
Semester 2
CSV1102 Introduction to Social Analysis 15
PSY1203 Biological Determinants of Behaviour 15
PSY1204 Social Determinants of Behaviour 15
WMS1103 Gender Studies: Terms and Debates 15
Semester 1
CSV3111 Community Development 15
PSY2202 Research Methods in Psychology 2 15
PSY2301 Learning and Motivation 15
WMS3105 Working with Women in Minority Groups 15
Semester 2
CSV3103 Helping Skills in Community Settings 15
PSY2231 Developmental Psychology 15
PSY3224 Psychology and Social Change 15
WMS2250 Women’s Services Practice Skills 15
Semester 1
HST3213 Women's Health Issues 15
PSY3303 Research Applications and Ethical Issues 15
PSY3343 Abnormal Psychology 15
WMS3106 Women, Work and Leadership 15
Semester 2
PSY3202 Personality 15
PSY3304 Cognition 15
CSV3203 Working with Groups 15
WMS3351 Advanced Women's Services Practice Skills 15
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004