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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Double Major In Psychology and Writing

Students will integrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives and empirical findings in the core topics of psychology, towards understanding personal, social, cultural and global human behaviours. Those who have a passion for writing will find the opportunity in this offering to develop skills in a range of genres, as well as to nurture their capacity for creativity, applying a psychological frame to several areas of writing, such as autobiography and biography, poetry, drama, fiction, writing therapy and community writing.

Related careers

Reviewer, Historian, Scriptwriter, Journalist, Copywriter, Biographer, Publicist, Editor, Publisher, Writer

Double Major structure

This Double Major structure will be available to students commencing the Double Major from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

Students will integrate knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in the core topics of psychology and apply this broad and coherent knowledge as a scientific pursuit of topics and theories for understanding personal, social, cultural including indigenous, organisational, and global human behaviours. Those who have a passion for writing will find the opportunity in this offering to develop skills in a range of genres, as well as to nurture their capacity for creativity, applying a psychological frame to several areas of writing, such as autobiography and biography, poetry, drama, fiction, writing therapy and community writing.



Year One - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology 15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives 15
WRT1101Language and Writing 15
Plus
One unit from the Elective Units list below.
 


Year One - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 1 15
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour 15
WRT1103Creativity and Writing 15
Plus
One unit from the Elective Units list below.
 


Year Two - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
PSY2301Learning and Motivation 15
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 2 15
Plus
Two units from the Elective Units list below.
 


Year Two - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
PSY2231Developmental Psychology 15
PSY2305Individual Differences 15
Plus
Two units from the Elective Units list below.
 


Year Three - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues 15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology 15
PSY3216Group Process and Group Management 15
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology 15
 


Year Three - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception 15
PSY3304Cognition 15
PSY3246Systems Consultation 15
PSY3306Psychology, Community and Work 15
 


Elective Units
UnitDescription Points
WRT3105Writing Drama 15
WRT3106Writing Therapy 15
WRT3107Writing Poetry 15
WRT3212Community Writing 15
WRT3114Writing and Editing 15
WRT3215Authorship and Publication 15
CCA3108Independent Study 15
WRT3120Biographical and Autobiographical Writing 15
FAV2102Scriptwriting: Short Films 15
JOU2111Introduction to Journalism 15
PAM2121Playwriting Workshop 1 15
 


NOTE: Students may include one (1) unit from the English Major or the Children's Literature Minor in the Writing Major.

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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