UPNG School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS) Programs

UPNG School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS) specializes in programs related to civil society, journalism, communication and etc.

Enrichment Courses

The enrichment courses are taken offered by SHSS are not only taken by students enrolled under the school’s program but also taken by students enrolled under School of Business and Public Policy (SBPP) and School of Law (SOL). Particularly by first Year Students in those two schools.

Enrichment Courses-Semester 1

  • 4.13902 Communication & Life Skills
  • 4.23904 Civics & Ethics

Semester 2-Enrichment Courses

  •  4.10105 Science Communication
  •  4.10105 Business Communication
  • 4.10407 Communication Skills for SHSS
  • 4.23904 Civics & Ethics

Anthropology/Sociology/Archaeology Strand Programs

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Anthropology/Sociology/Archaeogy)

1st Year

Semester 1 

  • 4.14001  Study of Human Society
  • 4.13902 Communication and Life Skills
  • 4.23904 Civics & Ethics

Semester 2 

  • 4.14002 Modern PNG Society

2nd Year

Semester 1

  • 4.24012 Introduction to Archaeology
  • 4.24015 Research Methods I
  • 4.24035 Melanesian Cultures
  • 4.24052 Technology in Material Culture

Semester 2

  • 4.24002 Archaeology of PNG
  • 4.24010 Theories of Society
  • 4.24025 Gender & Sexuality
  • 4.24054 Art & Aesthetics

3rd Year

Semester 1

  • 4.34005 Regional Archaeology
  • 4.34015 Archaeological Methods I
  • 4.3040 Cultural Ecology
  • 34052 Museum & Living Past

Semester 2

  • 4.34025 Social Mapping
  • 4.34028 Media Anthropology
  • 4.34030 Anthropology of Economies
  • 4.34053 Art in Contemporary PNG

4th Year

Semester 1

  • 4.44020 Social Impact Studies
  • 4.44045 Kinship & Genealogy
  • 4.44052 Art & Cultural Production

Semester 2

  • 4.44025 Research Methods II
  • 4.44050 Archaeological Methods II
  • 4.44054 Theories in Anthropology of Art
  • 4.44030 Reading Course (Archaeology)
  • 4. 44040 Reading Course (Anthropology)

Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Major in Anthropology/Sociology/Archaeology)

This program is normally taken after completion of the above Bachelor of Arts 4-year program. Especially as a bridge program towards taking a Master Degree program. The program is a 1-year program.

Semester 1

  • 4.54010 Advance Theory & Methods-Anthropology
  • 4.54020 Advance Theory/Methods-Archaeology
  • 4.54040 Advance Theory/Method-Sociology
  • 4.54050 Selected Topics

Semester 2

  • 5.54000 BA-Honors Sub-Thesis
  • 5.54030 Thesis Writing

 

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Arts & Design)

1ST Year-Semester 1-Courses

  • 16001 Fundamentals of Art & Design
  • 16002 Seeing & Drawing

1st Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 16028 Life Drawing
  • 16101 Introduction to Print Making

 

2nd Year-Semester 1-Courses

  • 26002 Graphics Design Fundamentals
  • 26004 Introduction to Fine Arts

2nd Year-Semester2-Courses

  • 16007 3-Dimensional Art
  • 26003 Introduction to Textile & Fashion Design

3rd Year-Semester1-Courses

  • 36001 Computer Aided Art & Design I
  • 36006 Fine Arts I
  • 36008 Textile Design I
  • 36012 Fashion Design I

3rd Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 36002 Computer Aided Art & Design II
  • 36004 Fashion Design II
  • 36007 Visual Communication I
  • 36018 Photo Communication

4th Year-Semester 1-Courses

  • 46009 Final Arts II
  • 46020 Visual Communications II
  • 46021 Textile Design II
  • 46022 Professional Practice I

4th Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 46000 PNG Arts & Art Form
  • 46004 Multimedia Design
  • 46023 Professional Practice II

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Theatre Arts)

1st Year –Semester 1 Courses

  • 17101 Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • 17103 Acting, Mime, & Speech

1st Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 14104 Introduction to Media Arts
  • 14105 Background to PNG Theatre
  • 17102 Techniques of Dance

 

2nd Year-Semester 1 Courses

  • 27101 Design, Costume, & Make-Up
  • 27103 Theatre Arts Management

2nd Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 27102 Practical Theater & Directing
  • 27104 Scripting & Creative Dramatics

 

3rd year-Semester 1-Courses

  • 37101 Playwright Workshop
  • 37104 Theatre & Media Technologies

3rd Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 37106 Practical Theater Production
  • 37105 Theater in PNG

 

4th Year-Semester1-Courses

  • 47102 Choreographic Procedures
  • 47106 Community Theatre
  • 47101 Special Projects in Theater

 

4th Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 47103 Acting Speech Art
  • 47105 Directing Studies
  • 47101 Special Projects in Theater

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Music)

1ST Year-Semester 1 Courses

  • 17001 Introduction to PNG Music Studies
  • 17002 Materials of Music I

1st Year-Semester 2 Courses.

  • 17003 PNG Music Studies A
  • 17004 Materials of Music II
  • 17005 PNG Performance I

2nd Year-Semester 1-Courses

  • 27006 Materials in Music II
  • 27007 PNG Music Studies B
  • 27008 PNG Performance II

2nd Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 27009 Materials of Music II
  • 27010 Music Practice I

 

3rd Year-Semester 1-Courses

  • 37011 Materials in Music V
  • 37012 PNG Music Studies C
  • 37013 Music Practice II (Group)

3rd Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 37014 Creative Workshop I
  • 37015 Music Practice III
  • 37016 Music Technology

4th Year-Semester 1-Courses

  • 47017 PNG Music Studies D
  • 47018 Project in Music I
  • 47019 Music Practice IV

4th Year-Semester 2-Courses

  • 47020 Creative Workshop II
  • 47021 Project in Music II
  • 47022 Music Practice V

 

Bachelor of Arts (Major in History)

1st Year-Semester 1

  • 10602 Introduction to Pacific History
  • Broadening Course

1st Year-Semester 2

  • 10601 PNG History (Broadening Course)

 

2nd Year-Semester 1

  • 20604 Oral History
  • 20610 East Asian History

2nd Year-Semester 2

  • 20606 Modern Europe from the French Revolution.
  • 23911 History & Ideas (Broadening Course)

 

3rd Year-Semester 1

  • 30611 Australian History
  • 30612 USA History: Civil War to the Present
  • 30615 War & Peace in the Twentieth Century
  • 30616 Development of Global Economy

3rd Year-Semester2

  • 30621 Colonialism & Nation Building in PNG
  • 30601 PNG Labor History
  • 30610 Modern English History

 

4th Year-Semester 1

  • 40615 PNG in the World Economy
  • 40619 Reading Course in PNG’s Economic Development

4th Year-Semester 2

  • 40617 Oral Traditions Fieldwork
  • 40618 PNG History: Sources and Method.
  • 40619 Reading Course in PNG’s Economic Development.

 

 

Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Major in History)

Taken after completion of Bachelor of Arts (Major in History) as a bridging program for those who are interested to pursue a Master degree in the related field.

Semester 1

  • 50620 Historiography
  • 506203 Feminist Historiography
  • 50622 Topics in Melanesian History

Semester 2

4.50601 Sub-Thesis

 

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Gender Studies)

1st Year-Semester 2

  • 24201 Introduction to Gender Studies

2nD Year-Semester 1

  • 44201 Women & Colonization

 

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Philosophy)

1st Year-Semester 1

  • 11801 Logic
  • 21801 Epistemology

2nd Year-Semester 1

  • 21802 Philosophy & Journalism

2nd Year-Semester 2

  • 21803 Social Political Philosophy

 

3rd Year-Semester 1

  • 31801 Contemporary Moral Issues
  • 31825 Melanesian Philosophy

3rd Year-Semester 2

  • 31803 Existentialism (Philosophy & Literature)
  • 31835 Business Ethics & Development

 

4th Year-Semester 1

  • 41802 Reading Course (Philosophy)

4th Year-Semester 2

  • 41801 Comparative Philosophy
  • 41803 Reading Course (Philosophy)

Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Major in Philosophy)

One-year program after completion of the Bachelors program. Normally taken as a lead up course to a Master program.

Semester 1

  • 51804 Advance Philosophical Methods
  • 51802 Critical Theories of Existence

Semester 2

  • 51805 Melanesian Metaphysics
  • 51800 Sub-Thesis

Information & Communication Science Strand

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Information & Communication Science)

1st Year-Semester 1

  • 13701 Information Literacy (Broadening Course)

1st Year-Semester 2

  • 13702 Introduction to Information & Communication Studies

 

2nd Year-Semester 1

  • 23703 Information Sources in Social Sciences & Humanities
  • 23704 Management Information Services
  • 23705 Organization of Information I
  • 23706 Information Technology I

2nd Year-Semester 2

  • 23702 Information Society (Broadening Course)
  • 23707 Marketing of Information Service

 

 

3rd Year-Semester 1

  • 33709 Records Management

 

3rd Year-Semester 2

  • 33708 Organization of Information 2
  • 33710 Information Technology 2

 

4th Year-Semester 1

  • 43711 Outreach: Information Extension Services
  • 43714 Seminar: Information & Communication Issues

4th Year-Semester 2

  • 43713 Archives Management
  • 43712 Fieldwork/Professional Practice

 

Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Major in Information & Communication Technology)

One-year program after completion of Bachelors of Arts (Major in Information & Communication Technology)

Semester 1

  • 53712 Research Methods in Information Management
  • 53713 Advance Information Sources, Systems & Services

Semester 2

  • 53714 PNG’s Information Environment
  • 53715 Sub-Thesis

Journalism & Public Relations Strand

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Journalism & Public Relations)

1st Year-Semester 1

  • 13801 Mass Communication

1st Year-Semester 2

  • Enrichment Courses

2nd Year-Semester 1

  • 23801 News Techniques
  • 23803 Practical Reporting I
  • 23804 Print Media Production I

2nd Year-Semester 2

  • 23802 Media Laws and Ethics
  • 23805 Print Media Production II

3rd Year-Semester 1

  • 33803 Electronic Media 1
  • 33804 Public Relations I

3rd Year-Semester 2

  • 33801 News Coverage
  • 33802 Practical Reporting II

 

4th Year-Semester 1

  • 43805 Advance News Practice

4th Year-Semester 2

  • 43801 Electronic Media II
  • 43802 Public Relations II
  • 43803 Community Publishing
  • 43806 Public Relations Practice

 

Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Major in Journalism & Public Relations)

One year program after the completion of Bachelor of Arts (Major in Journalism & Public Relations).

Semester 1

  • 53807 Mass Media Theory
  • 53803 Information & Communication

Semester 2

  • 53806 Information & Communication Trends & Development
  • 53801 Sub-Thesis