Past Handbooks (2000 to 2009) - JCU


SUBJECTS

SUBJECT INFORMATION

Important Notice Regarding Placement and Practicums

Study Periods

Census Dates

Start and End Dates

Examination and Assessment

Subject Chains

Subject Prefixes

SUBJECT SCHEDULES

Master Schedule of Subjects

Schedule of Arts and Social Sciences Subjects

Schedule of Science Subjects

SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS

SUBJECT INFORMATION

All subjects are offered on condition that staff and resources are available. Students are advised to read this Important Notice for Students.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STUDENTS REGARDING PLACEMENT AND PRACTICUMS

Process needed for students going on placement/practicums.

Where students are undertaking a placement activity in satisfaction of a requirement as part of an approved course of study, prior to being allowed to go on placement, the placement Coordinator will ensure that all of the following requirements have been satisfied.

  • The student is enrolled at the University in an approved course of study.

  • For insurance purposes, the student is enrolled in the placement subject.

    • Where the placement precedes a teaching period, the student is pre-enrolled.

    • Where the placement is subsequent to a teaching period, the student may undertake the placement on a Result Withheld basis.

  • Fees associated with the subject/placement have been paid to the University either in full or in line with an approved payment scheme.

  • The placement program is recognised as a course-related activity thereby bringing the activity under Public Liability in-service coverage.

  • The student, if working with children, is in possession of a suitability card; or has taken the prescribed steps toward obtaining a suitability card by completion of the relevant application for a working with children check and lodgement with the placement agency for submission to the Commission for Children and Young People.

  • The student, if performing a placement as a health care worker, has taken appropriate steps towards compliance with Queensland Health immunisation requirements in accordance with the signed undertaking provided as a condition of enrolment.

CENSUS DATES

A student’s enrolment in a subject is considered to be finalised as at close of business on the last working day on or before the census date.

Students are liable for student contribution amounts, tuition fees or international student fees for subjects in which they are enrolled after the census date for the subject. Withdrawals from subjects must be made, in writing, by the close of business on the last working day on or before the census date.

Government legislation specifies that a student cannot enrol in a subject as a Commonwealth supported student after the census date for the subject.

START DATES AND END DATES

In specific circumstances it is sometimes necessary for the teaching of a subject to start prior to the standard start date of the study period or for the subject to finish after the standard end date of the study period. In instances where this occurs, information on the non-standard start date or end date is provided online via JCU’s subject database on the Courses and Degrees webpage.

Study Periods marked with a plus(+) have non-standard start/end dates. Please refer to the web Handbook for these dates.

SUBJECT CHAINS

Students will notice that some subject titles end in phrases such as “Part 1 of 2” or “Part 3 of 4”. Such subjects form part of a subject chain which is a group of two or more subjects, all of which must be successfully completed in sequence to achieve a passing grade. Before enrolling in the first subject in a subject chain, students should note the following:

  • subject codes are numbered sequentially. eg AN4001:12, AN4002:12 (or EA4210:06, EA4220:06, EA4230:06, EA4240:06);

  • the subject name indicates where the subject comes in the chain. eg Anthropology Honours Part 1 of 2 and Anthropology Honours Part 2 of 2;

  • Part 1 subjects are prerequisites for Part 2 subjects, Part 2 for Part 3 etc;

  • the census date and last date for withdrawal without academic penalty for each subject in a chain are those for the study period in which it is offered;

  • all subjects in a subject chain are to be completed in sequential study periods;

  • students will not be eligible to receive a passing grade until all subjects in the subject chain have been successfully completed;

  • upon successful completion of the final subject in a chain, students will receive the same passing grade for all subjects in the chain.

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

The final assessment for each subject will be due on or before the end date of the study period in which the subject is taught. The last two weeks of Study Periods 1 and 2 are reserved for formal examinations. The week prior to each examination period is reserved for study vacation.

The last two weeks of all other study periods are generally allocated for the completion of assessment.

STUDY PERIODS

All James Cook University subject offerings are assigned to a study period. There are 11 main study periods, numbered from Study Period 1 through to Study Period 11. There are also a number of additional study periods available only to specific teaching locations or disciplines.

Each study period has a designated:

  • start date

  • end date

  • census date

  • last date for addition or substitution of subjects without prior approval of subject coordinator

  • last date for withdrawal without academic penalty

  • date for release of subject results.

Each study period is also allocated to a teaching period. The academic year is divided into two teaching periods. Teaching Period 1 is the first six months of the year and Teaching Period 2 is the second six months of the year. Subjects with a census date prior to 1 July fall within Teaching Period 1 and subjects with a census date on or after 1 July fall within Teaching Period 2.

Study Period Start DateEnd Date Census Date*Last date for addition or substitution without approval of subject coordinator Last date for withdrawal without academic penalty Date for release of subject results
Main Study Periods
1 03 Mar 2008 27 Jun 200804 Apr 200807 Mar 200828 Apr 200814 Jul 2008
2 04 Aug 2008 28 Nov 200805 Sep 200808 Aug 200826 Sep 200815 Dec 2008
Other Study Periods
302 Jan 2008 29 Feb 200825 Jan 200808 Jan 200828 Jan 200817 Mar 2008
403 Mar 2008 09 May 200828 Mar 200807 Mar 200804 Apr 200826 May 2008
528 Apr 2008 27 Jun 200823 May 200802 May 200826 May 200814 Jul 2008
616 Jun 2008 08 Aug 200827 Jun 200820 Jun 200811 Jul 200825 Aug 2008
730 Jun 2008 08 Aug 200811 Jul 200804 Jul 200818 Jul 200825 Aug 2008
804 Aug 2008 10 Oct 200805 Sep 200808 Aug 200808 Sep 200827 Oct 2008
929 Sep 2008 28 Nov 200817 Oct 200803 Oct 200824 Oct 200815 Dec 2008
1001 Dec 2008 16 Jan 200912 Dec 200805 Dec 200819 Dec 200802 Feb 2009
1101 Dec 2008 27 Feb 200919 Dec 200805 Dec 200809 Jan 200916 Mar 2009
Australian Trimester Study Periods (mainly used by JCU Brisbane & Kuala Lumpur)
2124 Mar 2008 04 Jul 200818 Apr 200828 Mar 200809 May 200828 Jul 2008
2221 Jul 2008 31 Oct 200815 Aug 200825 Jul 200805 Sep 200824 Nov 2008
2317 Nov 2008 06 Mar 200912 Dec 200821 Nov 200809 Jan 200930 Mar 2009
2414 Jan 2008 07 Mar 200825 Jan 200818 Jan 200808 Feb 200831 Mar 2008
2512 May 2008 04 Jul 200823 May 200816 May 200806 Jun 200828 Jul 2008
2608 Sep 2008 31 Oct 200819 Sep 200812 Sep 200803 Oct 200824 Nov 2008
JCU Singpaore Trimester Study Periods
5103 Mar 2008 13 Jun 200828 Mar 200814 Mar 200818 Apr 200807 Jul 2008
5230 Jun 2008 10 Oct 200825 Jul 200811 Jul 200815 Aug 200803 Nov 2008
5327 Oct 2008 06 Feb 200928 Nov 200807 Nov 200812 Dec 200802 Mar 2009
5410 Dec 2007 08 Feb 200811 Jan 200821 Dec 200714 Jan 200803 Mar 2008
5514 Apr 2008 13 Jun 200809 May 200825 Apr 200812 May 200807 Jul 2008
5611 Aug 2008 10 Oct 200805 Sep 200822 Aug 200808 Sep 200803 Nov 2008
JCU Singpaore Semester Study Periods
5803 Mar 2008 27 Jun 200804 Apr 200814 Mar 200825 Apr 200821 Jul 2008
5904 Aug 2008 28 Nov 200805 Sep 200815 Aug 200826 Sep 200822 Dec 2008
Beijing Trimester Study Periods
6121 Jan 2008 16 May 200815 Feb 200825 Jan 200814 Mar 200809 Jun 2008
6219 May 2008 19 Sep 200813 Jun 200823 May 200818 Jul 200813 Oct 2008
6322 Sep 2008 16 Jan 200917 Oct 200826 Sep 200814 Nov 200809 Feb 2009
SIMA Singapore Study Periods
7131 Dec 2007 30 Mar 200825 Jan 200804 Jan 200808 Feb 200821 Apr 2008
7204 Feb 2008 27 Apr 200807 Mar 200808 Feb 200814 Mar 200819 May 2008
7303 Mar 2008 01 Jun 200828 Mar 200807 Mar 200811 Apr 200823 Jun 2008
7405 May 2008 03 Aug 200823 May 200809 May 200813 Jun 200825 Aug 2008
7530 Jun 2008 28 Sep 200825 Jul 200804 Jul 200808 Aug 200820 Oct 2008
7601 Sep 2008 30 Nov 200819 Sep 200805 Sep 200810 Oct 200822 Dec 2008
7729 Sep 2008 28 Dec 200817 Oct 200803 Oct 200807 Nov 200819 Jan 2009
7803 Nov 2008 01 Mar 200928 Nov 200807 Nov 200826 Dec 200823 Mar 2009
7901 Dec 2008 01 Feb 200919 Dec 200805 Dec 200826 Dec 200823 Feb 2009
Guangzhou Study Periods
8124 Dec 2007 15 Feb 200811 Jan 200828 Dec 200718 Jan 200810 Mar 2008
8218 Feb 2008 11 Apr 200807 Mar 200822 Feb 200814 Mar 200805 May 2008
8331 Mar 2008 23 May 200818 Apr 200804 Apr 200825 Apr 2008 16 Jun 2008
84 12 May 200804 Jul 200823 May 200816 May 200806 Jun 2008 28 Jul 2008
85 23 Jun 200815 Aug 200811 Jul 200827 Jun 200818 Jul 2008 08 Sep 2008
86 11 Aug 200803 Oct 200805 Sep 200815 Aug 200808 Sep 2008 27 Oct 2008
87 06 Oct 200821 Nov 200817 Oct 200810 Oct 200824 Oct 2008 15 Dec 2008
88 10 Nov 200826 Dec 200828 Nov 200814 Nov 200801 Dec 2008 19 Jan 2009
Research Periods
1 01 Jan 200830 Jun 200804 Apr 2008
2 01 Jul 2008 31 Dec 200805 Sep 2008
* Census dates do not apply to international students studying through JCU partnership arrangements (such as ITTI, JCU Brisbane and JCUSingapore). The census dates for these students are as established in the offer contract.

SUBJECT PREFIXES

All subject codes begin with a two-letter prefix signifying the subject area. The subject areas and prefixes are shown below under the faculty to which they belong:

FACULTY OF ARTS, EDUCTION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology (AN)
Archaeology (AR)
Cinema (CN)
Chinese (CI)
Communications(CU)
Criminology(CY)
Education (ED) (HM)
English (EL) (LC)
French (FR)
German (GR)
History (HI)
Humanities(HU)
Indigenous Studies (IA)
Italian (IT)
Japanese (JA)
Journalism (JN)
Political Science (PL)
Psychology (PY)
Social Sciences (SS)
Sociology (SY)
Welfare Studies (WS)
Women’s Studies (WC)

FACULTY OF LAW, BUSINESS AND THE CREATIVE ARTS

Accounting and Finance(CO)
Business (BU) (BX)
Communication Design (GA)
Creative Arts (CV)
Economics (EC)
Law(LA)
Law/Business (LB)
Music (MU)
New Media Arts (NM)
Photography (PT)
Theatre (TH)
Tourism(TO)
Visual Arts (VA)

FACULTY OF MEDICINE, HEALTH AND MOLECULAR SCIENCES

Anatomy and Histology (AT)
Biochemistry (BC)
Biomedical Science (BM)
Chemistry (CH)
Genetics and Genomics (GG)
Health Science (HS)
Medicine(MD)
Medical Laboratory Science (ML)
Microbiology (MI)
Nursing Science (NS)
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Pharmacy(PC)
Physiology and Pharmacology (PP)
Physiotherapy (PS)
Public Health and Tropical Medicine (TM)
Rehabilitation Science (RH)
Speech Pathology (SL)
Sport and Exercise Science (SP)
Veterinary Science (TV)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Aquaculture (AQ)
Astronomy (AS)
Biological Sciences (BS)
Botany (BT)
Botany/Zoology (BZ)
Chemical Engineering (CL)
Civil and Environmental Engineering (CS)
Computer Systems Engineering (CC)
Computer Science (CP)
Earth Science (EA)
Earth/Environmental Science (ET)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering(EG)
Environmental Science (EV)
Geography(EV)
Information Technology (CP)
Marine Biology (MB)
Mathematics and Statistics (MA)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Physics (PH)
Science – general (SC)
Tropical Agriculture(AG)
Zoology (ZL)