CHAPTER 3 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF THE BACHELOR OF SOCIAL

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					                                  CHAPTER 3

                  PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OF THE
               BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCES DEGREE


3.1   ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

      The Admission Board of the University stipulates and administers admission
      requirements and processes. In specific fields of study such as Social Work and
      Development Planning and Management, special candidates with relevant
      working experience, such as government servants as well as those from the
      NGOs, may be considered for admission. The respective section with the
      cooperation of the University’s Admission Board administers admission.


3.2   PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

      The Bachelor of Social Sciences is a 100-unit academic programme. Courses
      are divided into 4 categories: core (basic and major), minor, elective and
      university/option courses. Unit requirements are given in Table 3.1.

                            Table 3.1: Programme Structure

                                                          Credit
                        Courses                                              Code
                                                       Requirements
       Core (Basic)                                            17              T
       Core (Major)                                            48              T
       Minor                                                 0*/16            M
       Electives                                             20*/4             E
       University Courses                                      15              U
          Bahasa Malaysia                              (2)
          Islamic and Asian Civilisations              (2)
          Ethnic Relation                              (2)
          English Language/Language Option             (4)
          Co-Curriculum/Option                         (3)
          Skill Courses/Option                         (2)
                                       Total                  100

      *For Social Work major only.
3.3   COURSES OFFERED

      Courses offered by the School of Social Sciences are given in Chapters 5, 6, 7,
      8, 9, 10 and 11. The philosophy behind the course offerings is to introduce
      students to a broad range of knowledge, that are inter-disciplinary and multi-
      disciplinary, covering core, minor and elective courses. Each area of
      specialisation (major) will then emphasise the integration of theory, practice or
      application and methods so that students are not only provided with knowledge
      as well as quantitative and analytical skills in basic and common core courses,
      but also the opportunity to acquire knowledge and particular skills available in
      the respective areas of specialisation. Besides that, some majors, for example,
      Development Planning and Management also encourage cross listing of courses
      with other areas of specialization in order to strengthen the concept of a multi-
      discipline education.


3.4   GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

      As a requirement for graduation, each student must accumulate at least 100
      credit units, as given in Table 3.1, in at least six (6) semesters or three (3) years
      of study.

      3.4.1    Basic Core Courses (17 credits)

               Basic and common core courses in the School of Social Sciences
               consist of introductory courses at the 100 and 300 levels, which are
               compulsory for all students.

               1.      SKW102/4    Introduction to Anthropology and Sociology
               2.      SKW103/4    Introduction to Political Science
               3.      SKW104/4    Introduction to Economic Issues
               4.      SKW120/2    Statistics for Social Sciences
               5.      SKW320/3    Philosophy of Social Research

      3.4.2    Major Core Courses (48 credits)

               Major core courses are 200 and 300 level courses that are offered by
               each of the following five programmes:

               [i]        Anthropology and Sociology
               [ii]       Economics
               [iii]      Social Work
               [iv]       Development Planning and Management
               [v]        Political Science

               Students are required to choose one major programme from the second
               semester of studies and accumulate a total of 48 credits from the
               courses offered by the major programme selected.
3.4.3   Minor Courses (16 credits)

        Minor From The School of Social Sciences

        Minor courses consist of a package of 16 credits offered by a particular
        field of specialisation at Universiti Sains Malaysia. The School of
        Social Sciences offers the following minor programmes:

        1.        Anthropology and Sociology
        2.        Policy and Public Administration
        3.        Economics
        4.        International Relations
        5.        Industrial Relations
        6.        Social Administration and Development
        7.        Development Planning and Management
        8.        Psychology
        9.        Political Science
        10.       Southeast Asian Studies

        For details of these course packages of each minor field, please refer to
        the relevant chapters.

        With the exception of students who have chosen Social Work as their
        major programme, students in the School of Social Sciences may opt
        for a minor package within the School or those offered by other
        Schools.

        Minor Packages from Other Schools

        Students from the School of Social Sciences are also allowed to choose
        any minor package offered by other Schools/Centres/Units. The
        following packages are offered to all students and details can be
        accessed in the Minor Programmes Handbook.

        School of Humanities

        Students are required to accumulate 16 credits and a minimum C grade
        for the introductory course for all minor fields.

        1.    English Language Studies (16 credits)

              HEA101/4      Introduction to English Language Studies
              HET123/4      A Study of Language
              HET224/4      Style in New Literature in English
              HET321/4      Writing for Professional Purposes
              HXE308/4      English for Specific Purposes
2.   Geography (16 credits)

     HGA101/4       Introduction to Geography
     HGT111/4       Techniques in Geography
     HGF121/4       Physical Geography
     HGM131/4       Human Geography

3.   Literature (16 credits)

     HKA101/4       Introduction to Literature
     HKN101/4       Poetics and Conventions of Nusantara Literature
     HKT121/4       Literary Theory and Criticism
     HKN207/4       Modern Malay and Indonesian Fiction and Drama

4.   Malay Studies (16 credits)

     HMA101/4       Introduction to Malay Language Studies
     HMT221/4       Malay Phonetics and Phonology
     HMT222/4       Malay Syntax
     HMT223/4       Malay Morphology

5.   Islamic Studies (16 credits)

     HIA101/4       Introduction to Islamic Studies
     HIU122/4       Elaboration of the Islamic Creed: Concept and
                    Realisation
     HIS213/4       Sources and Principles of Islamic Law
     HIS224/4       The Islamic Family Institution
     HIU225/4       Education of Moral Virtues in Islam
     HIS315/4       Mu’amalat: Concept and Application

6.   History (16 credits)

     HSA101/4       Introduction to History

     And

     Malaysia – Choose one course from the following

     HSM116/4       Malaysian Political History to Early 20th Century
     HSM210/3       Malaysian Socio-Economic History

     Southeast Asia – Choose one course from the following

     HST121/4       Mainland Southeast Asia
     HST223/3       Insular Southeast Asia
     Asia – Choose one course from the following

     HSC224/3      History of East Asia
     HSI242/3      History of West Asia
     HSB233/3      History of South Asia

7.   Translation and Interpretation (16 credits)

     HBT100/4      Introduction to the Theory and Practice of
                   Translation
     HBT105/4      Translation Methods
     HBT112/3      Malay and English Grammar and Editing Strategies
     HBT206/3      Producing and Editing Translation
     HBT302/3      Sociolinguistics and Translation

School of Management

     Management

     Students are required to take AKW103 and AKW104 before being
     allowed to register for AKP201, AKP202 and AKP301.

     Compulsory (8 credits)

     AKW103/4      Introduction to Management
     AKW104/4      Finance and Accounting

     Electives (8 credits) – Choose 2 courses from the following

     AKP201/4      Marketing
     AKP202/4      Organisational Behaviour
     AKP301/4      Operations Management

School of Communication

1.   Communication Studies

     Basic Core (3 credits) – Choose one course

     YKT101/3      Introduction to Human Communication
     YKT102/3      Introduction to Mass Communication
     YKT103/3      Communication and Society

     Common Core (4 credits)

     YTK111/4      Theory and Research in Communication I
     Electives (9 credits) – Choose 3 courses

     YBP223/3      Advertising
     YBP224/3      Public Relations
     YBP326/3      Corporate Communications
     YBP327/3      Media Management
     YFP222/3      Script Writing and Screen Play
     YFP321/3      Television Studies
     YFP324/3      Cinema Studies
     YWP215/3      Introduction to Journalism

2.   Science and Environmental Journalism

     Basic Core (3 credits) - Choose one course

     YKT102/3      Introduction to Mass Communication
     YKT103/3      Communication and Society

     Core (10 credits) – Choose 3 courses

     YWP221/3      Journalism I (compulsory)
     YWP325/3      Science Writing and Reporting (compulsory)
     YKT112/4      Communication for Social Development
     YKT214/4      Communication Technology

     Electives (3 credits) – Choose 1 course

     YWP223/3      Feature Writing
     YWP324/3      Seminar on Media, Science and Environment

Centre for Archaeological Research Malaysia

     Archaeology (16 credits)

     UAW101/4      Introduction to Archaeology
     UAW302/4      Science in Archaeology
     UAW303/4      Southeast Asian Archaeology
     UAW304/4      Archaeological Excavation

School of Computer Sciences

1.   Computer Science

     Compulsory (4 credits)

     CPM101/4      Principles of Programming
     Electives (12 credits) - Choose 3 courses

     CPM211/4      Data Structures and Programming Paradigms
     CMM212/4      Database Organisation and Design
     CPM311/4      Programming Language Concepts and Paradigms
     CPM312/4      Software Engineering Practices

2.   Information Technology

     Compulsory (4 credits)

     CPM102/4      Principles of Computing

     Electives (12 credits) - Choose 3 courses

     CMM211/4      Multimedia, Internet and Networking
     CMM212/4      Database Organisation and Design
     CMM311/4      System Analysis and Design
     CMM312/4      Management of Information Systems

School of Arts

Students must accumulate a total of 16 credits and attain a minimum C
grade for the introductory course in each minor package.

1. Fine Arts

     Compulsory (4 credits)

     VHA101/4      Introduction to Fine Arts

     Electives (12 credit units) – Choose 3 courses

     VHC111/4      Painting I
     VHF111/4      Photography I
     VHA112/4      Sculpture I
     VHG112/4      Graphic Design I
     VHP111/4      Printmaking I

2. Communication Graphics

     Compulsory (4 credits)

     VHA101/4      Introduction to Fine Arts

     Electives (12 credits) – Choose 3 or 4 courses

     VRA111E/4 Foundation of Computer Graphics
     VRH221E/4 Typography
     VRL221E/4 Drawing
    VRS104/2      2 Dimensional Studio Basic
    VRS105E/2     3 Dimensional Studio Basic

3. Acting and Directing

    Compulsory (4 credits)

    VLA101/4      Introduction to Theatre

    Electives (12 credits) – Choose 3 courses

    VLP110E/4     Acting I
    VLP119E/4     Technical Theatre I - Stagecraft
    VLP112/4      Traditional Malay Theatre I – Wayang Kulit
    VLP224/4      Traditional Malay Theatre II – Mak Yong
    VLP229E/4     Technical Theatre II - Lighting
    VLT201/4      Theory and Technique of Traditional Acting

4. Pedagogy and Presentation

    Compulsory (8 credits)

    VZA101/4      Introduction to Music
    VZZ263/4      Malaysian Music

    Electives (8 credits) – Choose 3 courses

    VZZ156/2      Theory and Composition I
    VZZ206/2      Theory and Composition II
    VZZ218/4      Appreciation of Western Music
    VZZ186/2      Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble I

5. Music Technology

    Compulsory (8 credits)

    VZA101/4      Introduction to Music

    And

    VZZ156/2      Theory and Composition I
    VZZ186/2      Vocal/Instrumental Ensemble I

    Or

    VZZ211/4      Contemporary Musical Aesthetics
     Electives (8 credits)

     VZZ202/2       Basic Music Technology
     VZZ252/2       Basic Music Technology Notation
     VZZ263/4       Malaysian Music

School of Education

Students must have a Teaching Certificate/ Diploma.

1.   Primary Education

     Electives (16 credits) – Choose any 4 courses

     PGM211/4       Development and Acquisition of Language and
                    Mathematical Skills
     PGM212/4       Instructional System for Elementary School
     PGM311/4       Learning Through Creative Arts
     PGM312/4       Trends and Issues of Educational Innovation in
                    Primary School
     PGM361/4       School Leadership

2.   Curriculum Studies

     Electives (16 credits) – Choose any 4 courses

     PGM231/4       Curriculum Perspectives
     PGM232/4       Teachers’ Thinking Towards Curriculum and
                    Instruction
     PGM333/4       Trends and Issues in Curriculum
     PGM431/4       Seminar in Contemporary Educational Studies
     PGM341/4       Instructional Design and Development
     PGM343/4       Management of Educational Resources

3.   Educational Technology

     Electives (16 credits) – Choose any 4 courses

     PGM341/4       Instruction Design and Development
     PGM342/4       Production of Education Programmes
     PGM343/4       Management of Educational Resources
     PGM231/4       Curriculum Perspectives
     PGM331/4       Trends and Issues in Curriculum

4.   Educational Administration and Management

     Electives (16 credits) – Choose any 4 courses

     PGM361/4       School Leadership
     PGM362/4       School Law and Regulations
     PGM363/4      Organisation and Supervision of School
     PGM261/4      Educational Organisational Management
     AKW103/4      Introduction to Management
     AKP202/4      Organisational Behaviour
     AOP351/4      Human Resource Management

5.   Educational Counselling Psychology

     Electives (16 credits) – Choose any 4 courses

     PGM221/4      Cognitive Theories of Learning
     PGM322/4      Motivation and Learning
     PGM321/4      Theories of Personality
     PGM324/4      Psychology of Adjustment
     PGM325/4      Counselling Techniques

Language and Interpretation Centre

1.   Japanese Language Studies

     Students must accumulate 16 credits after taking 4 levels of the
     minor package. LLJ401 is an optional course.

     LLJ100/4      Elementary Japanese
     LLJ200/4      Intermediate Japanese
     LLJ300/4      Advanced Japanese I
     LLJ400/4      Advanced Japanese II
     LLJ401/4      Business Japanese (optional)

2.   Chinese Language Studies

     Students must accumulate 16 credits after taking 4 levels of the
     minor package. LLC401 is an optional course.

     LLC100/4      Elementary Chinese
     LLC200/4      Intermediate Chinese
     LLC300/4      Advanced Chinese I
     LLC400/4      Advanced Chinese II
     LLC401/4      Business Chinese (optional)

3.   Communication Arabic

     Students must accumulate 16 credits after taking 4 levels of the
     minor package. LLA401 is an optional course.

     LLA100/4      Communicative Arabic I
     LLA200/4      Communicative Arabic II
     LLA300/4      Communicative Arabic III
     LLA400/4      Communicative Arabic IV
     LLA401/4      Business Arabic (option)
School of Industrial Technology

1.   Bio-Resource, Paper and Coating Technology

     Compulsory (12 credits)

     IWK101/4       Principles of Coatings Technology
     IWK102/4       Principles of Bio-Resource Science and Technology
                    (Wood)
     IWK103/4       Pulp Production & Paper Recycling

     Electives (4 credits) – Choose 1 course

     IWK202/4       Bio-Resources Based Products
     IWK203/4       Stock Preparation & Paper Making
     IWK201/4       Raw Materials & Coating Chemistry

2.   Food Technology

     Compulsory (16 credits)

     IMA207/3       Food Preservation and Processing Laboratory
     IMK103/2       Introduction to Food Science and Technology
     IMK104/3       Nutrition
     IMK105/2       Biochemistry
     IMK208/3       Food Preservation and Processing I
     IMK210/3       Food Preservation and Processing II

School of Physics

     Physics

     Compulsory (16 credits)

     ZCA101/4       Physics I (Mechanics)
     ZCA102/4       Physics II (Electricity and Magnetism)
     ZCT103/3       Physics III (Vibrations, Waves and Optics)
     ZCT104E/3      Physics IV (Modern Physics)
     ZCT191/2       Physics Practical I

School of Biological Sciences

     Biology

     Compulsory (16 credits)

     BOM111/4       Biodiversity
     BOM112/4       Basic Ecology
     BOM113/4       Cell Biochemistry
     BOM114/4       Fundamental Genetics
School of Chemical Sciences

    Chemical Sciences

    Compulsory (16 credits)

    KTT111/3      Inorganic Chemistry I
    KOT121/3      Organic Chemistry I
    KFT131/3      Physical Chemistry I
    KAT141/3      Analytical Chemistry I
    KUT101/2      General Chemistry Practical I
    KUT102/2      General Chemistry Practical II

School of Mathematical Sciences

    Mathematics

    Required Core (8 credits)

    MAA101E/4 Calculus for Science Students I
    MAA111E/4 Algebra for Science Students

    Electives (8 credits) – Choose 2 courses

    MAA161E/4     Statistics for Science Students
    MAA102E/4     Calculus for Science Students
    MAT122E/4     Differential Equations I
    MSG162E/4     Applied Statistical Methods
    MAT203/4      Vector Calculus
    MSG262/4      Quality Control
    MSS211/4      Modern Algebra

School of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

    Tropical Environmental Studies (16 credits)

    BSF101/3      Biodiversity in the Tropics
    BSF102/4      Man and the Environment
    MAA190/4      Mathematical Techniques for Environmental
                     Science
    KEN200/3      Environmental Quality Management
    ZGM278/3      Environmental Geoscience
    KEN300/3      Environmental Chemistry
3.4.4.   Electives (4/20 credits)

         All students from the School of Social Sciences must register for:

         SKW121/4 – Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative
         Methods

         Students who have chosen Social Work as their major programme are
         not allowed to choose a minor programme; instead they must register 4
         courses (16 credits) from the list of elective courses listed under the
         Social Work programme.

3.4.5    University Courses (15 credits)

         Each student must accumulate a total of 15 credits by taking courses
         listed as University courses. The University courses are:

         [i]   Bahasa Malaysia (2 credits): LKM400/2 Bahasa Malaysia IV
               is compulsory for all students. Malaysian students must obtain
               a grade not less than a C.

               (a) Bahasa Malaysia Courses for Foreign Students

                    1) LKM101/2 Preparatory Bahasa Malaysia I
                       LKM102/2 Preparatory Bahasa Malaysia II
                       LKM201/2 Intermediate Bahasa Malaysia

                        These three courses, each of which lasts eight weeks,
                        are offered as Intensive Bahasa Malaysia courses and
                        are prerequisites for a non-Malaysian student intending
                        to enrol in a first degree programme at USM.

                    2) LKM300/2 Bahasa Malaysia III

                        This course is offered to foreign students who are
                        pursuing first degree courses in USM. Prior to taking
                        this course, the foreign undergraduates must have taken
                        and passed LKM201. They must pass LKM300 with a
                        minimum C grade before taking LKM400. Foreign
                        students must take LKM400 but a pass in LKM400 is
                        not a graduation requirement for them.

               (b) Bahasa Malaysia Courses for Malaysian Students

                    1) LKM300/2 Bahasa Malaysia III

                        This course is for students who do not posess credit
                        grades (Grades 1A – 6C) in the Bahasa Malaysia
                        subject at the SPM level.
              2) LKM400/2 Bahasa Malaysia IV

                 All Malaysian students must take and pass LKM400
                 with the minimum of a grade C in order to graduate.

[ii]    Islamic and Asian Civilizations (2 credits). The course carries
        2 credits and is compulsory for all students. Students must
        obtain a grade not less than a C.

        Beginning from the 2005/06 academic year, the Islamic and
        Asian Civilizations course (TITAS), which carries an academic
        value of two units, has been introduced in all the public
        institutions of higher learning in Malaysia as a compulsory
        course to replace TITAS I and TITAS II. Every student is
        required to register and pass the Islamic and Asian Civilizations
        course as a part of their degree requirements.

        The main objective of the course is to provide the students with
        a comprehensive understanding of the history, worldviews,
        principles, values and important aspects of Islamic civilization
        in Malaysia. It is hoped that an academic exposure of the
        various religions, cultures and major achievements of Islamic
        and Asian civilizations, the students who will be Malaysia’s
        future leaders, administrators and professionals will be more
        informed and sensitive to issues pertaining to civilization which
        can facilitate greater understanding, integration and unity among
        the peoples of diverse ethnicity and religions in Malaysia.

        The main topics that will be covered in the TITAS course are as
        follows:

        HTU223/2 - Islamic and Asian Civilizations

        I.   Introduction to Civilization.
        II.  Interaction among the various Civilizations (Malay,
             Chinese and Indian).
        III. Concept and Worldview of Islamic civilization.
        IV. Islam in Malay civilization and its Role in the Formation
             of Malaysian Civilization
        V. Contemporary Issues of Islamic and Asian Civilizations
        VI. Islam Hadhari and the National Development Process.

[iii]   Ethnic Relation (2 credits): The course carries 2 credits and is
        compulsory for all students starting from the 2005/06 Academic
        Session intake. The course is classified as a University course
        (code U) and students must attain a minimum C grade; students
        must repeat the course until this minimum grade is obtained.
        Contact hours in the form of formal lectures carry 40%, while
        Tutorial/Practicum/Research/Fieldwork, which carries 60%, will
        be managed by the respective Schools.
       The objectives of the course are: (a) to enhance the
       understanding of social contract in Malaysia and the basis of
       harmony of its ethnic relation; (b) to increase students’
       understanding of the challenges of the various ethnic relations
       and cultures in Malaysia; (c) to deepen the understanding of the
       concept of ethnic relation in a society of various religions and
       faiths; and (d) to involve students in a creative learning
       experience of a multi-ethnic society.

       The course will (a) focus on the fundamental concepts of ethnic
       relation and culture; (b) investigate the development of ethnic
       relation in Malaysia; (c) attempt to provide an understanding of
       Malaysian society according to Malaysia’s mould and regional
       interconnectedness in ASEAN; (d) to understand and manage
       global challenges to ethnic relation and culture in Malaysia and
       Asia; and (e) to introduce students to ethnic relation according
       to religious perspective.

       The main topics for the course are:

       SHE101/2 – ETHNIC RELATION

       I.         Ethnic Relation: Fundamental Concepts
       II.        Religion and Society
       III.       Ethnic Relation within the context of the Constitution
       IV.        Ethnic Relation within the context of Economic
                  Development
       V.         Challenges to Ethnic Relation in Malaysia in a
                  Globalised Era: Comparative Perspective
       VI.        Ethnic Relation in Malaysia’s Political Development
       VII.       Ethnic Relation within the context of Islam Hadhari
       VIII.      Two Lectures by Prominent Personalities.

[iv]   English Language (4 credits): English language proficiency
       courses are compulsory. Students exempted from registering
       particular levels of English language proficiency courses must
       replace them with advanced English language courses or other
       foreign language courses.

       (a) English Language Courses (as compulsory English
           Language units)

              Students must take and pass the stipulated English
              Language courses in fulfilment of the University
              requirement for graduation. The courses relevant to the
              Social Science discipline are as follows:
      No.       Course Code/Units              Course Title
          1        LMT100/2             Preparatory English
          2        LSP300/2             Academic English
          3        LSP401/2             General English

    In order to obtain units in the English Language courses,
    students have to pass with a minimum Grade C. Otherwise,
    no units will be awarded.

(b) English Language Courses (as compulsory English
    Language/option/skills units)

    The following courses may be taken as university courses
    to fulfil the compulsory English Language requirements or
    as skills courses or as options.

               Course
       No.                             Course Title
              Code/Units
      1       LHP451/2     Effective Reading
      2       LHP452/2     Business Writing
      3       LHP453/2     Creative Writing
      4.      LHP454/2     Academic Writing
      5.      LHP455/2     English Pronunciation Skills
      6.      LHP456/2     Spoken English
      7.      LHP457/4     Speech Writing and Public Speaking
      8.      LHP458/2     English for Translation
      9.      LHP459/2     English for Interpretation

(c) Entry Requirements for English Language Curses

    (1) Students with a score of 260-300 (Band 6) in MUET
        must accumulate 4 units of English from the courses in
        the post-advanced level (LHP451/LHP452/LHP453/
        LHP454/LHP455/LHP456/LHP457/LHP458/LHP459).
        They can also take foreign language courses to replace
        their English Language units but they must first obtain
        a written consent from the Director of the Centre for
        Languages and Translation. (Please use the form that
        can be obtained from the Centre for Languages and
        Translation.)
               (2) Students with a score of 179 and below in MUET are
                   required to resit MUET to improve their score to Band
                   4 (180–219) or take LMT100 and pass with a
                   minimum of a grade C.

               English Language                                      Course
       No.                            Grade        Level of Entry
                 Qualification                                       Status
       1      LSP401              A–C              LHP451/          Core-
              *MUET               Band 6           LHP452/          required/
                                  (Score 260-      LHP453/          Option
              **Discretion of     300)             LHP454/          (2 units)
              Director                             LHP455/
                                                   LHP456/
                                                   LHP457/
                                                   LHP458/
                                                   LHP459

       2      LSP300              A–C              LSP401           Core-
              *MUET               Band 5                            required
                                  (Score 220-                       (2 units)
              **Discretion of     259)
              Director

       3      LMT100              A–C              LSP300           Core-
              *MUET               Band 4                            required
                                  (Score 180-                       (2 units)
              **Discretion of     219)
              Director

       4      *MUET               Band 3/2/1       LMT100/          Pre-
                                  (Score 0-179)    Resit MUET       requisite/
              **Discretion of                                       Audit
              Director                                              (2 units)

      Note:    * MUET: Malaysian University English Test.
               ** Students can get advice from the Centre for Languages and
                  Translation if they have English Language qualifications
                  different from that shown in the above table.

[v]        Co-Curriculum (3 credits): Students are allowed to register up
           to three (3) units of Co-Curriculum courses or substitute them
           with optional courses.

           The Co-Curriculum programme is opened to all USM students.
           Among the objectives of offering the co-curriculum courses are
           to broaden the scope of students’ exposure to various aspects of
           life, other than academics. The co-curriculum courses are aimed
           at producing graduates who are not only versatile but can adapt
           themselves well to various situations. Students can choose to
           participate in any of the following co-curriculum activities/
           courses:
                  Uniformed Armed Group
                  Uniformed Unarmed Group
                  Sports
                  Culture
                  Community Services
                  Entrepreneurship

                  In any Academic Session, a student is allowed to register not
                  more than 2 units of co-curriculum activities. Students, who
                  have registered for those co-curriculum activities that are carried
                  out for two semesters, are not allowed to drop the activity in the
                  second semester. All students who have registered for the
                  packaged courses must continue to participate in the activity
                  until they have fulfilled all the requirements of the course.

Types of Co-Curriculum Activities and Courses Offered

                 Course
  Programme                                    Course Title                            Note
                  Code
 UNIFORMED     WTD101/1   Reserve Officer Training – Junior Level                   Package
 ARMED         WTD201/1   Reserve Officer Training – Intermediate Level             (3 years)
 GROUP         WTD301/1   Reserve Officer Training – Senior Level
               WTL101/1   Reserve Navy Officer’s Training – Junior Level            Package
               WTL201/1   Reserve Navy Officer’s Training – Intermediate Level      (3 years)
               WTL301/1   Reserve Navy Officer’s Training – Senior Level
               WTU101/1   Air force Reserve Officer Training – Junior Level         Package
               WTU201/1   Air force Reserve Officer Training – Intermediate Level   (3 years)
               WTU301/1   Air force Reserve Officer Training – Senior Level
 UNIFORMED     WLK101/1   University Rover Training – Level One                     Package
 UNARMED       WLK201/1   University Rover Training – Level Two                     (2 years)
 GROUP         WJA101/1   St. John Ambulance I                                      Package
               WJA201/1   St. John Ambulance II                                     (2 years)
               WBM101/1   Red Crescent First Aid Training – Level One               Package
               WBM201/1   Red Crescent First Aid Training – Level Two               (2 years)
 SPORTS        WSC105/1   Volleyball                                                1 semester
               WSC106/1   Golf                                                      1 semester
               WSC108/1   Karate – Beginning                                        Package
               WSC208/1   Karate – Intermediate                                     (3 semesters)
               WSC308/1   Karate – Advanced
               WSC110/1   Archery                                                   1 semester
               WSC111/1   Table Tennis                                              1 semester
               WSC112/1   Swimming                                                  1 semester
               WSC113/1   Aerobic Exercise                                          1 semester
               WSC114/1   Squash                                                    1 semester
               WSC115/1   Taekwando – Basic                                         Package
               WSC215/1   Taekwando – Intermediate                                  (3 semesters)
               WSC315/1   Taekwando – Advanced
               WSC116/1   Tennis                                                    1 semester
               WSC119/1   Badminton                                                 1 semester
               WSC122/1   Scuba Diving                                              1 semester
                   Course
Programme                                         Course Title                   Note
                    Code
CULTURE       WCC101/1         Angklung                                       1 semester
              WCC103/1         Painting                                       1 semester
              WCC105/1         Gamelan                                        1 semester
              WCC107/1         Guitar                                         1 semester
              WCC108/1         Jazz Band I                                    Package
              WCC208/1         Jazz Band II                                   (3 years)
              WCC308/1         Jazz Band III
              WCC109/1         Choir                                          1 semester
              WCC110/1         Handicraft                                     1 semester
              WCC113/1         Seni Silat Cekak I                             Package
              WCC213/1         Seni Silat Cekak II                            (3 years)
              WCC313/1         Seni Silat Cekak III
              WCC115/1         Modern Dance                                   1 semester
              WCC116/1         Traditional Dance I                            1 semester
              WCC117/1         Modern Theatre                                 1 semester
              WCC118/1         Malay Shadow Play                              1 semester
COMMUNITY     WKM101/1         Community Service – Initial Planning           Package
SERVICE       WKM201/1         Community Service – Project and Research       (2 years)
ENTRE-        WUS301/1         Entrepreneurship                               1 semester
PRENEURSHIP

                     Refer to the Co-Curriculum Programme Handbook for further
                     information on the Co-Curriculum courses.

            [vi]     Skills Courses (2 credits): Students are encouraged to register
                     up to 2 units of skills courses or substitute them with optional
                     courses.

                     (a) Students in the School of Social Sciences are encouraged to
                         take the following skills courses:

                            HPW102/2 Critical Thinking
                            HTV201/2 Thinking Technique
                            CMM111/2 Information Technology Concepts and Skills.

                     (b) Foreign Language Courses

                            The foreign language courses offered by the Centre for
                            Languages and Translation can be taken by students as
                            options or skills courses to fulfil the number of units
                            required for graduation. Students are not allowed to
                            register for more than one foreign language course per
                            semester. They must complete at least two levels of a
                            foreign language course before they are allowed to register
                            for another foreign language course. However, students are
                            not required to complete all four levels of a foreign
                            language course. Foreign language courses offered are as
                            follows:
          Arabic Language                        Chinese Language

          LAA100/2      Arabic Language I        LAC100/2     Chinese Language I
          LAA200/2      Arabic Language II       LAC200/2     Chinese Language II
          LAA300/2      Arabic Language III      LAC300/2     Chinese Language III
          LAA400/2      Arabic Language IV       LAC400/2     Chinese Language IV

          Japanese Language                      German Language

          LAJ100/2      Japanese Language I      LAG100/2     German Language I
          LAJ200/2      Japanese Language II     LAG200/2     German Language II
          LAJ300/2      Japanese Language III    LAG300/2     German Language III
          LAJ400/2      Japanese Language IV     LAG400/2     German Language IV

          Spanish Language                       French Language

          LAE100/2      Spanish Language I       LAP100/2     French Language I
          LAE200/2      Spanish Language II      LAP200/2     French Language II
          LAE300/2      Spanish Language III     LAP300/2     French Language III
          LAE400/2      Spanish Language IV      LAP400/2     French Language IV

          Thai Language                          Tamil Language

          LAS100/2      Thai Language I          LAT100/2     Tamil Language I
          LAS200/2      Thai Language II         LAT200/2     Tamil Language II
          LAS300/2      Thai Language III
          LAS400/2      Thai Language IV

          Korean Language

          LAK100/2      Korean Language I
          LAK200/2      Korean Language II

              Note:

              Optional courses consist of courses chosen by students from outside
              the School of their study. They are registered to replace University
              courses.

              For detailed information on language courses, students should refer to
              the Handbook of The Centre for Languages and Translation.


3.5   PRACTICAL TRAINING

      3.5.1   Compulsory Practical Training for Social Work

              All students from the Social Work programme must undertake
              compulsory practical training, known as Practicum I and Practicum II.
              They will be placed in different human service organisations, either
              government organisations or non-government organisations. For
              Practicum I, students will undertake 2 days of practical training per
        week while for Practicum II, practical training is done during the long
        vacation. Each student is given a one-hour supervision for Practicum I
        and for Practicum II, supervision is given during his or her training.
        Nevertheless, supervisors at the relevant agencies will also be available
        for consultation and supervision.

3.5.2   Optional Practical Training

        Social Science students are encouraged to undergo eight (8) weeks of
        practical training during the long vacation at the end of their second
        year. Students who choose to do so are placed in government or
        private organisations to expose them to the world of work and
        employment.

				
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