Office of DVC Education

The Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Graduate Outcomes for Bachelor Degree Programmes

3-year Bachelor Programmes (in these programmes, students follow a defined sequence of courses linked to a particular choice of majors and/or minors):

Bachelor of Arts

Education Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Extend knowledge and apply theories of human development and psychology in the Pacific island context;
  2. Develop and apply a working understanding of curriculum development, assessment and evaluation and action research;
  3. Monitor and evaluate the curriculum through reflective practices;
  4. Generate critical thinking, promote creativity and acquire knowledge, ideas, and approaches in Pacific Island Education Systems;
  5. Demonstrate a high standard of ethical and professional conduct.

Bachelor of Arts (History) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Engage imaginatively with past contexts, patterns of encounters and value systems in Pacific and global histories;
  2. Evaluate different historical sources (primary and secondary) and perspectives to produce historical analysis;
  3. Conduct systematic and ethical research taking account of historical theories and methods;
  4. Communicate structured and evidence-based arguments in various formats.

Bachelor of Arts (History) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Critically discuss the role of the media in society, with reference to historical background and theoretical frameworks in the Pacific and global contexts;
  2. Practise all aspects of journalism in a way that conforms to legal frameworks, ethical standards and cultural norms, both locally and internationally;
  3. Communicate accurately, appropriately and in a timely manner in all media formats and platforms;
  4. Use technical and professional competencies for practising journalism in different contexts and different media, including social media, both individually and collaboratively;
  5. Conduct journalistic and academic research using appropriate methods for different contexts and following ethical standards and procedures in Pacific contexts.

Law Graduate Outcomes

See Bachelor of Laws Graduate Outcomes

Linguistics Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Use appropriate techniques to describe and analyse linguistic data, particularly drawn from the Pacific region;
  2. Produce appropriate forms of written and spoken texts that employ accurate metalinguistic terminology and demonstrate ethical and critical engagement with linguistic ideas;
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the relevance of linguistic understanding in informing such issues as human rights, cultural heritage, social development, education and planning.

Bachelor of Arts (Literature) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse Literary/Cultural texts, employing discipline-specific key terms;
  2. Evaluate the relationship between Literary/Cultural texts and a range of theories and contexts;
  3. Individually and collaboratively produce original studies, relatable to Oceania, which are well written, researched and referenced;
  4. Apply critical, creative and pedagogical skills to contexts beyond the discipline.

Language Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Use analytical techniques, contextual knowledge and theoretical positions to interpret literary texts and language data;
  2. Evaluate the importance of language and literature within the Pacific region and beyond;
  3. Synthesise this knowledge with issues of social development, education for sustainable living, and the contested relationship between tradition and modernity in the Pacific.

Pacific Language Studies Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Display competence in and understanding of one or more languages spoken in the Pacific region;
  2. Evaluate the place of both indigenous and introduced languages within the multilingual Pacific;
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the relevance of linguistic understanding and competence in contributing to such issues as human rights, cultural heritage, development and planning, education, politics and business.

Pacific Policing Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Build intellectual capacity to allow for critical thinking about policing and its professional mandate (Intellectual Capacity);
  2. Develop participantsí ability to function within a regional policing context (Social Functionality);
  3. Foster knowledge transference to facilitate practices informed by understanding of local and international theories (Knowledge Transference).

Pacific Vernacular Language Graduate Outcomes

Fijian:

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Comprehend the indigenous languages of Fiji, including their phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and historical and continuing development;
  2. Evaluate the indigenous oral traditions and arts of Fiji, including those recorded in the past, and distinguish the genuine from the spurious;
  3. Critically analyse existing indigenous knowledge, customs and practices of Fiji, including those that have become obsolete and those that have developed more recently.

Hindi:

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Comprehend the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of Hindi;
  2. Critically evaluate Hindi Literature in its various spoken and written forms;
  3. Analyse the emergence and development of Hindi Language, literature and culture in Fiji.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Critically analyse psychological and social behaviour, practices and issues of relevance to Pacific societies and cultures by applying the basic principles of psychological thinking, theories and concepts (Critical Psychological Analysis);
  2. Conduct psychological research, supported by relevant methods, theories, and methodologies that are informed by ethics and critical thinking to analyse social issues, psychological processes, and practices and policies relevant to the Pacific region and beyond (Psychological Research);
  3. Consistently communicate effectively and in a culturally appropriate manner in contexts related to the practice of psychology;
  4. Consistently engage in self-reflection based on psychological knowledge, skills and ethics.

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric

Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) Programme Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply critically, research-informed and theoretical knowledge in social work practice and decision-making;
  2. Engage in practice that draws on various social work models and methods of practice and follows professional and ethical standards and protocols;
  3. Practise social work that is inclusive of the needs of indigenous peoples and diverse communities within the Pacific region and globally;
  4. Engage in practice, which promotes social change, and social and ecological justice, gender equity, and empowers individuals, families, groups and communities;
  5. Engage critically and reflectively in practice that is grounded in policies that are relevant to particular fields of practice;
  6. Evaluate organisational management, governance structures, and communication systems and processes relating to social and community work practice;
  7. Conduct a research study into identified aspects of social services, fields of practice and policy;
  8. Communicate effectively and appropriately with multiple stakeholders, clients and communities.

Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric

Sociology Graduate Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, graduates should be able to:

  1. Critically analyse social behaviour, practices and issues of relevance to Pacific Island societies and cultures by applying the basic principles of sociological thinking, theories and concepts (Social Analysis);
  2. Design social research, supported by relevant methods and methodologies that are informed by ethical and reflexive considerations, to analyse social issues, practices and policies (Social Research);
  3. Recognise and critically examine the structures, processes and dynamics of inequalities at local, regional and global levels (Critical Scholarship).

Bachelor of Arts (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) Programme Graduate Outcomes

The following programme graduate outcomes and rubrics are applicable to both the strands within this major, namely:

  • Technology Strand
  • Food and Nutrition Studies Strand

On successful completion of this programme, graduates are expected to be able to:

  1. Apply critically core knowledge, theoretical principles, skills and competencies in TVET contexts in the Pacific;
  2. Apply legislation, policies, standards, and regulations that impact on work practices and environments at local, regional and global levels;
  3. Operate and maintain machinery, equipment and tools pertinent to their TVET context;
  4. ngage in research and enterprise activities demonstrating creativity and innovation;
  5. Collaborate effectively in learning and workplace contexts;
  6. Employ appropriate language and modes of communications including ICT in workplace and other contexts;
  7. Demonstrate high standards of ethical and professional conduct;
  8. Promote a safe and inclusive working environment.

Bachelor of Arts (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) Programme Graduate Outcomes and Rubric