Learning, Teaching and Student Services (LTSS)

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.

History Graduate Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of past contexts; analyse the ideas and behaviours of past actors in the context of their times (Historical Context);
  2. Demonstrate understanding that history is an interpretation of the past from various perspectives; analyse historical literature (Historical interpretation);
  3. Demonstrate ability to find, evaluate, and use historical sources to produce historical analysis (Historical Evidence).

Journalism Graduate Outcomes

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

  1. Apply appropriate investigative, research, writing and presentation skills for effective news reporting and analysis within Pacific media contexts and beyond (News Reporting);
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of culturally sensitive modes of interviewing and reporting (Interviewing and Reporting);
  3. Contribute to Pacific development by providing accurate information about economic, environmental, governance and other public interest issues (Pacific Development).

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.

Literature Graduate Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse texts as literary/filmic constructs, employing the technical vocabulary specific to the discipline;
  2. Evaluate the ideological structures of discourse, employing the theoretical vocabulary specific to the discipline;
  3. Use these technical and theoretical skills to produce original, critical, well-researched and Ethical studies, relatable to regional contexts.

Literature and 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.

Psychology Graduate Outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse psychological and social behaviour, practices and issues of relevance to Pacific Island societies and cultures by applying the basic principles of psychological thinking, theories and concepts (Critical Psychological Analysis);
  2. Design 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).  

Social Work Graduate Outcomes

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

  1. Advocate social and ecological justice in the Pacific and beyond (Advocacy);
  2. Formulate culturally appropriate and gender sensitive policy options for diverse Pacific contexts (Policy);
  3. Use appropriate practice approaches that are informed by ongoing reflection such as Tanoa, Kakala, casework, family work, group work, community work, social policy, and social enterprise to strengthen and empower the disadvantaged in diverse Pacific contexts (Reflect Practice).

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).

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Graduate Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking, resilience, adaptability and acquisition of knowledge, ideas and approaches in TVET contexts (Technology & Food and Nutrition) and in the context of PIC cultures;
  2. Critically examine regulations, legislation, policies and practice that impact on working environments at local, regional and global levels;
  3. Employ appropriate language and technology to enhance lifelong learning and workplace communication;
  4. Apply knowledge and skills through research, enterprise, innovation, and employment;
  5. Apply theoretical principles in skills development for Technology and Food and Nutrition;
  6. Demonstrate a high standard of ethical and professional conduct;
  7. Encourage collaboration, teamwork and cooperative work to promote learning and productive work practices.