The minor in behavioural studies has particular focus on social behaviour. Our minor allows for students to gain understandings of human and social behaviour that complement a range of majors on offer within the Bachelor of Arts. The discipline draws on historical and emerging insights from psychological, philosophical, biological and cultural explanations of human behaviour. The minor also provides students with a strong foundation in social research methods. Many students completing majors in anthropology, criminology, sociology, politics and international relations benefit from completing a minor in behavioural studies.
The minor allows graduates to develop skills valued by employers, including interpersonal and communication skills, critical reasoning, and analytical and teamwork skills. Our graduates have developed insight into their own behaviour and motivations and those of others making them socially savvy and interpersonally effective employees.
Behavioural studies is listed in A2000 Bachelor of Arts at Caulfield and Clayton and as a minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this minor will be able to:
- apply an understanding of key concepts in human and social behaviour to real world issues of importance to contemporary society, and critically assess current approaches
- apply an understanding of knowledge production in behavioural studies in a range of contexts relevant to behavioural studies and the social sciences (e.g. behavioural health interventions and social inclusion programs)
- critically evaluate the psychological and sociocultural mechanisms underpinning behaviour.