Bachelor of Counselling
The Bachelor of Counseling program aims to produce trained and competent counselors. This programme offers a comprehensive coverage of knowledge in counseling with strict emphasis on producing highly trained professional counselors. The comprehensive curriculum was developed to suit the demands for counsellors and helping professionals based on established curriculum requirements and standards. Students who enrol in this program are expected to follow the curriculum as stipulated by the programme. The curriculum requires students to fulfill a total of 25 credit hours of of University Core Courses, 78 credit hours of Programme Core Courses, 18 credit hours of Elective Courses and 15 credit hours of practicum, internship and academic exercise.
The University Core Courses are compulsory courses mandated by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. They cover basic yet essential knowledge base such as nationhood studies, civilizational studies, language, writing and co-curricular activities.
The Programme Core Courses consist of compulsory courses which incorporate all the basic skills considered crucial for students to learn and master. The areas covered by these courses include basic counseling practice in various settings, counseling techniques and skills, psychological courses, theories in counseling and psychology, current and specific issues in counseling and related services, research methods, academic exercise and field practicum. This program also offers a host of elective courses for students to choose from. Each elective course is tailored to specific practice areas relevant to counseling services and the helping profession in general. They offer in-depth coverage of practice, applied knowledge, skills development and other issues considered relevant and essential to the profession.
B. Couns Course Structure
To be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Counselling with Honours [B. Couns. (Hons.)], a student is required to enrol and pass a minimum of 136 credit hours which cover five (5) components, namely University Core Courses, Programme Core Courses,Programme Electives, Free Electives and Practicum, Internship and Academic Exercise. Students are also required to achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 for every semester in order to avoid conditional pass. The programme structure is as follows:
|A||University Core Courses||25|
|B||Program Core Courses||78|
|C||Program Emphasis Courses||15|
|D||Free Elective Course||3|
|E||Practicum, Internship & Academic Exercise||15|
LIST OF COURSES OFFERED BY SEMESTER
Students are advised to enroll in courses based on the suggested schedule presented below. The schedule has been planned in such a way that the courses and their credit hours are evenly distributed and in accordance with the level of study deemed suitable for majority of students. By following the schedule, students will be able to ensure that they do not left out any courses that are required for them to complete the programme.
|SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
|SADN1043||Ethnic Relations||3||SADN1013||Islamic and Asian Civilization||3|
|SSYA1013||Introduction to Psychology||3||SSYM1023||Human Growth and Development||3|
|SSKC1013||Basic Principles of Counselling and Guidance||3||BPMN1013||Introduction to Management||3|
|SCCT1013||Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Society||3||SSQL1113||Statistics for the Social Sciences||3|
|SBLM1013 @ SBLM1053||Introduction to Writing @ Malay Language for Management||3||SBLE1033||English for Communication I||3|
|SADN1033||Malaysian Nationhood Studies||3||BPME1013||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship||3|
|SEMESTER 3||SEMESTER 4|
|SBLE1043||English for Communication II||3||SBLE2103||Process Writing||3|
|SSZK2003||Research in Social Science||3||SSKC2323||Individual Counselling Skills||3|
|SSYM2213||Human Learning||3||SSKC2333||Group Counselling Skills||3|
|SSKC2213||Theory and Practice of Counselling||3||SSYS2023||Social Psychology||3|
|SSKC2233||Theory and Practice of Group Counselling||3||SSKC2313||Helping Skills||3|
|SEMESTER 5||SEMESTER 6|
|SSYP2133||Psychological Testing||3||SSKC3463||Counselling and Current Issues||3|
|SSYP2313||Abnomal Psychology||3||SSKC4323||Self-Identity Crisis||3|
|SSYP2433||Health Psychology||3||SSKC3353||Behaviour Modification||3|
|SSKC3233||Counselling in Islamic Perspective||3||SSKC2343||Ethics and Acts of Counsellor||3|
|SSKC3433||Career Development and Choices||3||SSYD3033||Industrial and Organizational Psychology||3|
|XXXXXX3||Free Elective||3||SSKC3813||School Counselling and Guidance||3|
|SEMESTER 7||SEMESTER 8|
|SSKC3733||Community Counselling||3||SSCZ4996||Academic Exercise||6|
|SSKC4813||Counselling at the Higher Learning Institution||3||SSCX4996||Internship||6|
|SSYP4543||Personnel Recruitment and Placement||3|
PROGRAMME ELECTIVE COURSES
With programme electives, students are given ample choice and are allowed to tailor their course enrollment according to their specific interests and needs. The table below contains a list of programme elective courses (shaded in green) that the students can choose from which will enable them to focus on certain aspects of social work practice and areas of intervention.
FREE ELECTIVE COURSE
For a total of three (3) credit hours, students are allowed to choose and enroll a course from any other programmes ouside of their current programme. This allows the students to add value to their learning by incorporating knowledge and learning experience from other fields or disciplines. For example, students who are interested in foreign language can register for a language course from other programmes or departments. By allowing for such freedom, students are given the opportunity to complement their learning based on their interests or as they see fit.
COURSE OFFERING BY SEMESTER
The table below contains a list of courses offered by the programme according to the semester in which they are offered. Some of these courses are offered intermittently while some are available every semester. The table will serve as a guide for students to plan their study accordingly. However, students are also advised to constantly refer to the department for the latest information with regard to these course offerings.
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