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Bachelor of Social Sciences (Anthropology and Sociology) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration6 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees550/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudySocial Sciences
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Course Description

The Anthropology and Sociology program offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences, UNIMAS is designed to introduce students to a variety of theories, concepts and perspectives that inform the studies of anthropology and sociology. Its teaching and learning strategies are directed and relevant to the communities in Sarawak particularly, and Borneo as a whole. This approach helps to explore the themes of cultural diversity and social aspects that are unique to the societies in Borneo. Furthermore, students will be challenged to deploy critical reasoning and methodology when examining and debating contemporary issues such as globalisation, inequality, marginalisation, social transformation, sustainable development and environment.

Through engagement with these approaches, the program aims to produce graduates who are analytically competent and sensitive to current problems. Graduates in the discipline will have a firm grounding in the research specialization namely of Gender, Ethnicity and Belief System and Indigenous Knowledge. Overall, the program is set to become a forefront of anthropological and sociological studies and research on Borneo.

After graduating from this program, the students are able to:

  • Describe, define and differentiate the principles and concepts of Anthropology and Sociology.
  • Prepare, interpret and analyze Anthropological and Sociological data during fieldwork.
  • Communicate efficiently with stakeholders.
  • Apply knowledge and skills in problem solving and decision making in any fields engaged in.
  • Act professionally in the field they are engaged in and be responsible in helping with development in accordance to the social, community and global needs.
  • Apply knowledge gained and plan for continuous knowledge enhancement in facing global challenges.
  • Portray specific skills and plan for the future especially in matters related to entrepreneurship.
  • Show consistency in attitude and aspiration, with high ethical value.
  • Display awareness towards the diversity of culture and be responsible socially, in leadership practices and also in daily conversations and at national level.
Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into most undergraduate programmes are as follows:

Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)

AND
 
A good pass in the Sijil Tinggi Peperiksaan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of:
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
  • Grade C (NGMP 2.00) in two (2) other subjects,

OR

A good pass in Sijil Matrikulasi KPM/Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM with a minimum
  • CGPA of 2.00

OR 

A recognised Diploma in relevant fields

AND
 
Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • At least Band 1
Good pass in the Sijil Peperiksaan Malaysia (SPM) with a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia subject or a credits in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper and a pass in Sejarah subject (for SPM 2013 and above) in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
 
 
Notes:

1. Entry requirements into professional courses such as Medicine and Engineering are generally much higher. In addition there are also specific requirements for entry into certain programmes. Further details can be obtained from the relevant faculties.

 
 
2. For foreign students, the general requirement is a good pass in A level, Matriculation, Higher School Certificates or other equivalent pre-university examinations. Malaysian Government Policy states that admission into certain degree programmes are restricted to local students only.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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