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Humanities Pathway Program - 7016

Program Summary

 
Faculty: DVC (A) Board of Studies
 
   
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Typical Duration: 1 Years
 
 
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
 
 
Min UOC Per Semester: 6
 
 
Max UOC Per Semester: 24
 
 
Min UOC For Award: 48
 
  

Program Description

The Humanities Pathway Program is an enabling program that provides:
  1. a pathway into academic study in Arts, Social Sciences and Law for Indigenous students with gaps in their knowledge or preparation for University. Indigenous students who are highly motivated to study in these areas will find this program attractive;
  2. a pathway for other local students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds into academic study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
On successful completion of the program, students will receive some academic credit for work completed in the diploma and will be offered entry to mainstream degree programs at UNSW. Indigenous students will be offered a place in Arts and Social Sciences or Combined Arts/Law. General Plan students will be offered a place in Arts and Social Sciences degree programs subject to meeting the minimum WAM requirements below:


Arts, Social Work, Social Science, Music, Education - 50 WAM

Media (Media Production), Media (Screen & Sound), Criminology & Criminal Justice - 70 WAM

Media (Comm & Journalism), Media (PR & Advertising), International Studies - 75 WAM

Students will also be eligible for some advanced standing.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

By undertaking the Humanities Pathway program, motivated students will have the opportunity to
  • strengthen their academic literacy and communication skills;
  • develop their critical and analytical thinking;
  • complete introductory courses in their chosen field and
  • adjust to University study with a strong support structure.
Students who successfully complete the Law Plan (Indigenous only) will, in addition, develop foundational legal skills and knowledge and be exposed to a range of practical legal experiences which will equip them to undertake the LLB.

Program Structure

Students must complete a total of 48 units of credit (UOC) in approved courses. For details of courses please consult the individual plan records below.

The Diploma may be undertaken in the following three streams:

Indigenous students intending to seek admission to the LLB must complete the Law (Indigenous) plan, and may only enter combined LLB/Arts or Social Sciences programs.

Indigenous students intending to seek admission to the Arts and Social Sciences programs must complete the Arts and Social Sciences (Indigenous) plan.

Students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds intending to seek admission to Arts and Social Sciences programs must complete the Arts and Social Sciences (General) plan.

Academic Rules

  1. Students must complete a total of 48 uoc from the approved courses in one of three plans above.
  2. Students must complete their diploma within four semesters of study.

Note: Student enrolments will be Commonwealth-funded and students will not have to pay Commonwealth Support charges.

Fees

For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/fees/FeesMainPage.html

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Indigenous Plans (HUMSA17016 - HUMSC17016)

  • Applicants must be Indigenous Australians.
  • Applicants must apply for admission directly through the UNSW Nura Gili Scheme.
  • Applicants may have completed Pre-Law, Pre-Social Work, Pre-Programs, or have applied to UNSW through the Nura Gili Access Program.
  • Applications will be accepted from September until January.
  • Students must consult the Coordinator of the Enabling Program academic advisor in Nura Gili prior to enrolment in order to determine an appropriate individualised program.

Applicants for the General Plan (HUMSB17016)

  • Applicants must have included a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences program among their top three UAC preferences as of close of change of preferences for the Main Round (tbc) and been unsuccessful in gaining entry to any UNSW degree program.
  • Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents who have attended a high school included in the Priority School Program (PSP) and/or who have applied to UNSW through the ACCESS Scheme and are ACCESS eligible.
  • Applicants must apply directly to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Centre.
  • Applicants must complete the Expression of Interest form available from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Student Centre.
  • Applicants must include a letter of support from their Principal or nominee with their application.
  • Applications close 30 September 2011.
As part of the selection process shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a short writing skills test and attend an interview with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in late January 2012

Articulation

The program provides for articulation to Arts and Social Sciences programs and combined LLB/Arts and Social Sciences programs. On successful completion, students will be elgible for some advanced standng in completed courses that form parts of Arts and Social Sciences programs and combined LLB/Arts and Social Sciences programs.

If, on completion of requirements, a student gains admission to a degree program they would articulate with specified credit.

A student who completes the program but does not wish to proceed to a degree program would be provided with a Certificate of Achievement certifying that they have completed an enabling program.

Advanced Standing

Students who complete the Diploma and progress to an approved undergraduate degree program will be eligible for advanced standing (transfer credit) in successfully completed courses that form part of that program. For details of credit available please consult the individual plan records.


No credit will be granted to any student for ATSI0001 and ATSI0002 or HUMS0001 and HUMS0002 as these are enabling courses to support students in their program.

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