Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences (General) External Degree


Introduction


The faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has decided to amend its external degree programs and improve its quality and relevance so that the employability of external degree holders would be enhanced effectively in keeping with the national requirements and the individual’s needs for pursuing higher studies. Having considered the status quo and the guidelines provided by the University Grants Commission with the intention of upgrading the quality of external degree programme, the faculty suggests a revision to its existing external degree programme. The external degree programme is comprised of 22 study fields (subjects) offered by ten (10) departments of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Entry Qualifications


The general regulation is that those who have passed G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination with three passes minimum at one sitting are qualified to apply for external degree program relevant to the subjects offered by the Faculty. In addition, those who possess any of the similar qualifications already accepted by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura are eligible to apply for External Degree Program.

Eligibility to register in the First Examination in Humanities and Social Sciences:

All applicants are undergone for a written and/or oral examination determined by a panel of faculty members. Applicants are selected for registration based on their merit order of results and the availability of resources in the faculty.


Course Outline


Detailed Course Outlines -Part I

Detailed Course Outlines – Part II

 

The FHSSs intends to equip the students with the following skills and attitudes in order to build up a productive graduate. Such students will have both specialist knowledge and general intellectual and life skills that equip them for employment and lay the foundations for a lifetime of continuous personal development which is necessary for national development.

  • Intellectual skills through the main subjects offered by the degree programme.

  • Practical skills in the application of theoretical knowledge for various purposes.

  • Communication skills required for being effective employers, employees, social worker or as a responsible citizen.

  • ICT skills required for research, project planning and implementation.

  • Analytical skills to identify and deal with problems and solving problems effectively.

  • Other soft skills required for working and living in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and international communities.

  • Attitudes required for working with people and organizations in a humane, innovative and sociable manner.


CURRICULUM STRUCTURE


Bachelor of Arts (General) External Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty offers three subjects/Study fields for every year. Two papers are offered under each subject/study field in every academic Year. In addition three compulsory courses are offered for English, IT and Soft Skills.

First year

Subjects/Study Fields Courses Compulsory or not Credit Value
Subject 1 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
Subject 2 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
Subject 3 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
ENGE 1105 English -1 compulsory 02
SOSE 1106 IT-1 compulsory 02
SOFT 1107 Sri Lankan Society compulsory 02

 

Second Year

Subjects/Study Fields Courses Compulsory or not Credit Value
Subject 1 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
Subject 2 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
Subject 3 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
ENGE 2105 English -2 compulsory 02
SOSE 2106 IT-2 compulsory 02
SOFT 2107 Introduction to Management compulsory 02

 

 

Third Year

Subjects/Study Fields Courses Compulsory or not Credit Value
Subject 1 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
Subject 2 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
Subject 3 Course 1 04
Course 2 04
ENGE 3105 English -3 compulsory 02
SOSE 3106 IT-3 compulsory 02
SOFT 3107 Leadership and Personality Development compulsory 02

 

The subjects/Study fields registered at the first academic year by a student should be continued in the Second and third academic years.


Subjects/Study fields are as follows.


Social Sciences Humanities

Anthropology Buddhist Civilization

Archeology Buddhist Philosophy

Communication and Media Studies Dancing

Criminology Drama & Theatre

Economics English

Geography Hindi

History Music

International Relations Pali

Philosophy Sanskrit

Political Science Sinhala

Psychology Study of Cultures

Social Statististics

Sociology

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