People and Planet Criteria

Question:

People and Planet Criteria

Answer:

 What are the People and Planet Requirements?

 

1.   To satisfy the requirements a Program of Study for a single Award must include:

 

i.           one unit taken from the Schedule of People Units and one unit taken from the Schedule of Planet units, and

 

ii.          those units must be taken in two different Faculties.

 

2.     Where any additional criteria for selection of People units and/or Planet units are stipulated in the Schedule of Programs of Study Currently Open For New Admissions, these criteria supersede the criteria in this Schedule of People units and Planet units in relation to the Programs of Study in which they appear, and only do so to the extent that they are inconsistent with this Schedule of People units and Planet units.


3.     The following units may not be credited to satisfy the People unit or Planet unit requirements of an award:

 

i.         units listed as part of the specific minimum requirements or foundation units for that award in the Schedule of Programs of Study Currently Open For New Admissions, and

 

ii.        units listed as part of the student's qualifying major for the award in the Schedule of Majors.

 

4.     A student may apply for Recognition for Prior Learning with regard to satisfying the requirements for a People unit or Planet unit.

 

5.     Unless it contravenes criterion (2) in this Schedule, the Academic Senate may deem a unit to be substantially the same in content to a specific People unit or Planet unit, and in that case that unit may be credited towards the People unit or Planet unit requirement, as appropriate, in the Program of Study which the student is admitted to.

 

What are the requirements for those undertaking double degrees?

Students undertaking a double degree have the same criteria as a single degree :  People and Planet units have to be from two different faculties and cannot be a foundation unit or part of a qualifying major.

 

What are the requirements for those undertaking a single degree with double major?

The requirements for People and Planet units are that both People and Planet have to be from two different faculties, and cannot be a unit listed as part of the student's qualifying major for the award in the Schedule of Majors.

 

Is it acceptable for me to choose a People or Planet unit from within my Department?

Yes this could be possible - as long as the unit is not listed as part of the minimum requirements or foundations units for your award, or listed as part of your qualifying major.

 

Students cannot choose People and Planet units from their required units - can they do People/Planet units from a required option set?

 

For example: a student doing BA (Ancient History) LLB

In the handbook, it says:   200 level requirements: Required 6 cp from AHIS200 - AHIS269

Can I choose AHIS230 as a Planet unit?   No you would not be able to choose AHIS230 as it is included in your requirements.

 

  

Where can I find a list of People and Planet units?

 

The People units and Planet units can be found in the Handbook

 

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