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Bachelor of Arts (BART) - BA

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Springfield campus: 929441; Toowoomba campus: 909441; Online: 909405

CRICOS code (International applicants): 009258A

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Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Springfield, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:3 years full-time, 6 years part-time or external 
Program articulation:

To: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Arts aims to produce graduates who are critical and creative thinkers with the transferable skills to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing labour market, who will contribute to the long-term improvement of societies and economies, both local and global, and who can reconcile deep disciplinary knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences with broader forms of knowledge based on the sense of justice and civilization that is essential to effective citizenship within a democratic society.

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Program objectives

On successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • productively transfer discipline-based competencies in the Humanities and Social Sciences to further learning and professional contexts

  • critically evaluate multiple sources of evidence in developing their own individual viewpoint

  • clearly and coherently present ideas and logical arguments in a range of modes that are fit for purpose

  • act as responsible, ethical citizens based on respect for diversity of cultures and peoples, both locally and globally

  • apply relevant theories to researching, planning, and achieving effective solutions to complex problems

  • participate both autonomously and collaboratively in informed debates, discussions and activities to produce new ideas, processes and artefacts.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 16, tertiary entrance rank 64 or equivalent qualification.^
  • Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

^

These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2018 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank. The additional points don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information about USQ's Special Admissions carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Arts is comprised of 24 single-unit courses as indicated in the table below. Students are not permitted to complete more than ten Level 1 courses as part of this program.

Second major, minor and/or elective courses from other USQ undergraduate programs

Students may select a second major, minor and/or elective courses from other USQ undergraduate programs, subject to meeting prerequisite requirements and with the approval of the Program Coordinator. Typically students tend to consider a second major, minor or elective courses from the Bachelor of Business and Commerce, Bachelor of Communication and Media, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Science

Area of study   Number of units  
OPTION 1 (12–unit extended majors) 
Core courses  4 units (see below for a list of core courses) 
1 x 12–unit extended major from the Bachelor of Arts
  • Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended)

  • Contemporary International Studies (Extended)

  • English Literature (Extended)

  • History (Extended)

  • Journalism (Extended)


 
12 units 
Plus one of the following:
  • Second major (8 units) or

  • 2 x 4 unit minors, or

  • 1 x 4 unit minor and 4 units of elective courses


 
8 units 
Total:  24 units 
OPTION 2 (8–unit majors) 
Core courses  4 units (see below for a list of core courses) 
1 x 8–unit major from the Bachelor of Arts
  • Anthropology

  • Archaeology

  • Contemporary Media Studies

  • Creative and Critical Writing

  • English Literature

  • History

  • Indigenous Studies

  • International Relations

  • Journalism Studies

  • Language and Culture**

  • Legal Studies

  • Public Relations Studies

  • Social Justice Studies


**The Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese) major will be discontinued after Semester 2, 2018. Students completing or wishing to undertake this major will be required to study via cross-institutional mode from 2019 onwards. Students intending to continue language studies after 2019 in cross-institutional enrolment are advised to contact BELA Academic Program Support for further details.
 
8 units 
Plus:
  • Second major (8 units), or

  • Approved USQ 8-unit major.


 
8 units 
Plus one of the following:
  • 1 x 4-unit minor, or

  • 4 units of elective courses.


 
4 units  
Total:  24 units 
OPTION 3 (8–unit majors from other programs):  A minimum of three Level 3 courses must be taken within Option 3. 
Core   4 units (see below for a list of core courses) 
1 x 8–unit major from the Bachelor of Arts:
  • Anthropology

  • Archaeology

  • Contemporary Media Studies

  • Creative and Critical Writing

  • English Literature

  • History

  • Indigenous Studies

  • International Relations

  • Journalism Studies

  • Language and Culture**

  • Legal Studies

  • Public Relations Studies

  • Social Justice Studies


**The Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese) major will be discontinued after Semester 2, 2018. Students completing or wishing to undertake this major will be required to study via cross-institutional mode from 2019 onwards. Students intending to continue language studies after 2019 in cross-institutional enrolment are advised to contact BELA Academic Program Support for further details.
 
8 units 
Plus:
  • 3 x 4-unit minors, or

  • 2 x 4-unit minors and 4 units of elective courses


 
12 units 
Total  24 units 

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

All students must take the following core courses:


The recommended pattern for enrolment in core courses by full-time on-campus students:

Year  Semester  Course 
Year 1   Semester 1   CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship, and ISE1000 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australia* 
  Semester 2   HMT1000 History of Western Ideas 
Year 2   Semester 1   HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights 

Footnotes
*Students who have successfully completed EDC2200 First Nations Education are not required to undertake ISE1000.

This pattern can only be varied with permission from the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. Students who have not completed the required Year 1 core courses during their first year of study may be advised to complete these courses before progressing in the program.

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Major studies

Bachelor of Arts major sequences

A Bachelor of Arts major is a specified group of 8 units that cover specialisation in a recognised field of study within Humanities and Social Sciences. A major must have courses over three levels and contain at least three Level 3 (usually indicated by a 3000 code). The following majors are offered in this program (refer to recommended enrolment patterns for lists of specific courses):

Majors available (8 units)  
Anthropology  
Archaeology 
Contemporary Media Studies  
Creative and Critical Writing 
English Literature  
History  
Indigenous Studies  
International Relations  
Journalism Studies 
Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese)** 
Legal Studies  
Public Relations Studies 
Social Justice Studies 

Footnotes
**The Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese) major will be discontinued after Semester 2, 2018. Students completing or wishing to undertake this major will be required to study via cross-institutional mode from 2019 onwards. Students intending to continue language studies after 2019 in cross-institutional enrolment are advised to contact BELA Academic Program Support for further details.

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of people and analyses what it means to be human in a wide range of contexts and places: from the study of material culture to popular culture, public health policies and the world’s religions. Anthropology can be used to address some of society’s most compelling questions on war, gender, discrimination, racism and other divisions of power. Students of the Anthropology Major go beyond the traditional idea of studying remote societies and cultures to look at the social and cultural experiences of our own lives; they will delve deeper into the questions they ask about the world, and be given the academic skills needed to make a difference.

Archaeology

Archaeologists give us the chance to see how people lived in the past, and how they interacted with one another and the environment. Studies of the material traces of the past also help people to make important decisions about property, resources, and cultural heritage in the present day. Students taking the Archaeology Major at USQ will open a window to the past under the direction of some of Australia's most respected archaeologists, with opportunities for practical archaeological training, including field methods and laboratory analysis.

Contemporary Media Studies

How people engage with their society is closely related to our use of media technologies, from print to screen, or from everyday interactions to social networks. This major combines the study of communications and media theories with applied studies in contemporary media institutions. Students of Contemporary Media Studies analyse the areas of film, social media, television and popular culture more broadly, all of which dynamically shape people’s lives in a media-driven world.

Creative and Critical Writing

The Creative and Critical Writing major allows students to gain deep understanding of the theoretical and philosophical understandings of writing and writing practices that then inform the students’ own practice as writers. Courses have a thematic focus so students acquire the skills to write effectively, but also learn to think critically about how, why, where and when we write about experiences, landscapes or people.

English Literature

English Literature fosters students' passion for great writing and develops skills in forming critical arguments, conducting research, and documenting evidence. Study in this area encourages students to be analytical and to develop a clear and expressive writing style in a range of modes. Students explore both the great works of literature as well as innovative and contemporary works of poetry, prose, drama, film, new media and critical essays.

History

The historian, like a detective, examines clues, assesses the reliability of witnesses and seeks out the reasons and truth behind an event. Historians have insights into what events have happened and why. Through critical thinking and real-world application, students learn to piece together information from the past and apply it to current events and issues. Students will examine world civilisations, historic and contemporary Australia, race relations in Australian history, European history, modern Southeast Asia, and the 20th century.

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous studies at USQ will give students an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives and ways of thinking. Students learn about Indigenous issues and elements that have shaped and influenced Indigenous communities in Australia. Indigenous staff will enable students of this major to develop the ability to work with and within Indigenous communities in culturally appropriate and effective ways.

International Relations

This major is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of Australian domestic and external affairs. A range of theoretical perspectives is examined, including institutional structures, policy frameworks, political systems and ideologies, economies and security regimes in various regions. Students will also study the complexities of cross-cultural interaction and issues which will be developed analytically through issue-based, problem-solving approaches.

Journalism Studies

The Journalism Studies major is designed for students who wish to become journalism scholars, researchers, and media commentators and specialists. Students will learn about the history and development of the free press and theories and principles that govern the practices of news institutions in the modern world. Bachelor of Arts students who wish to become practising journalists in industry should instead take the 12-unit Journalism (Extended) major.

Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese)

The Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese) major will be discontinued after Semester 2, 2018. Students completing or wishing to undertake this major will be required to study via cross-institutional mode from 2019 onwards. Students intending to continue language studies after 2019 in cross-institutional enrolment are advised to contact BELA Academic Program Support for further details.

Students select a pathway in either German language or Mandarin Chinese language and undertake studies to develop advanced communicative skills and sociocultural competence, using the experience of language learning as a gateway to the broader study of history, politics, culture, traditions, customs and national identities. A variety of spoken and written texts from contemporary and earlier eras are studied, and students are encouraged to acquire a cross-cultural awareness in preparation for the possibility of life or study abroad. No prior knowledge of the language is needed.

Legal Studies

The Legal Studies major gives students the chance to learn how to analyse case studies, debate key legal concepts, be introduced to legal research, and study possible methods of resolving conflicts, including litigation. Students will examine Australian foreign policy and Australia's historic and contemporary relations on a global basis.

Public Relations Studies

With this major students will gain the skills and knowledge to review communication policies within an organisation and develop and implement communication programs and strategies. Students of the Public Relations Studies major will also develop skills required in the industry, such as creating public awareness campaigns and improving organisation, public and media relations. Students learn to identify communication problems of organisations through appropriate research and strategic planning.

Social Justice Studies

The Social Justice Studies major is a field of study intended for those who want to work with people - in the public sector, non-governmental organisations, and more - to deliver community welfare and social justice. This requires a blend of critical appraisal and consultative skills in tasks including community consultation and policy analysis, skills which are useful in a changing labour market and which help students to make more sense of their lives. Students study social justice issues in local, national, and international arenas to become more informed citizens and community leaders.

Bachelor of Arts discipline extended majors

An extended major is a specified group of courses that cover deeper specialisation within a recognised field of study or cross-disciplinary studies offering coherent connections, with a value of twelve units. Extended majors consist of courses over three levels and normally will contain at least three Level 3 courses (usually indicated by a 3000 code). The following extended majors are available (refer to recommended enrolment patterns for lists of specific courses):

Extended majors available (12 units)  
Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended) 
Contemporary International Studies (Extended) 
English Literature (Extended) 
History (Extended) 
Journalism (Extended) 

Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended)

Students undertaking an Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended) major gain a thorough understanding of the close connections between the study of the material traces of past peoples and our knowledge of people and cultures in the present.

Contemporary International Studies (Extended)

The Contemporary International Studies (Extended) major draws from a range of subjects including history, international relations, languages, cultural studies and politics, giving you a broad perspective on current issues in the world and how these impact on Australia and its international relations. This degree will give you an edge in this competitive industry and is particularly useful when studied in conjunction with studies in business or law. As part of this degree, you will be encouraged to consider spending a semester studying abroad.

English Literature (Extended)

Students of the English Literature (Extended) major study dynamic interactions between literary forms and film in the modern evolution of the discipline of English Literature. They will develop an informed appreciation of both canonical and contemporary literatures in English, while also understanding the rise of cinema as it has become one of the most important art forms in the modern world. Studies in this field equip students to become responsive and responsible readers with the capability to express critical insight as to how the text operates.

History (Extended)

The History (Extended) major provides additional studies that equip students for careers as historians in a globalising world. Through critical thinking and real-world application, students learn to piece together information from the past and apply it to current events and issues. Studies in this extended major equip students to approach the crises facing the world today with a deep understanding of the historical emergence of the modern international system, as well as the ability to investigate key issues confronting global politics today.

Journalism (Extended)

This major will qualify students for work as practising journalists in industry. With a practical approach, the Journalism (Extended) major builds on the principles and concepts taught in the Journalism Studies major by equipping students with skills in reporting, writing, editing, design and production of content for a range of media including radio, television, online, newspaper and magazines. The extended major will produce industry-ready graduates with a broad interdisciplinary knowledge base.

Other non-Arts majors in the Bachelor of Arts

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts are expected to develop a broad base of skills and knowledge, so they may take any approved combination of courses from those offered across other USQ undergraduate programs. For Bachelor of Arts purposes, a major in these areas comprises eight units of which at least three must be at Level 3. Enrolment in these majors is subject to any pre-requisites, quota availability and timetabling constraints. Please note that non-Arts majors may also require permission from the relevant Faculty before a student can commence an academic plan including these majors.

The Bachelor of Arts at Springfield

A limited number of majors and minors are available on-campus at Springfield as indicated.

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Minor Studies

Minor studies are designed to enable students to widen their knowledge and perspectives, or to complement their choice of major. Courses must be taken over at least two levels and should be in the same discipline or recognised multi-disciplinary area. Students may take one of the minors indicated in the Minor studies section of this Handbook. Students should take courses to the value of at least four units in the selected Minor study. Choice of a minor will depend on the availability of the subject area, timetabling constraints, quotas and other restrictions such as auditions and interviews in certain areas of the Arts, as well as approval by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

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Electives/Approved courses

Elective courses enable students to further increase their knowledge and widen their perspectives. Choice of an elective will depend on the availability of the course(s), timetabling constraints, quotas, and other restrictions such as auditions and interviews in certain areas of the Arts, as well as approval by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. Courses available for elective study are generally those found in the Minor studies section of this Handbook.

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IT requirements

For information technology requirements please refer to the minimum computing standards as advised by the University.

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Exit points

Students may exit with the Diploma of Arts if they have completed 8 courses as follows:


Students may exit with the Associate Degree of Arts if they have completed 16 courses as follows:


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Enrolment

All students are urged to adhere to the recommended enrolment patterns as detailed in the next section of the Handbook. Completion of enrolment requirements will be necessary for a student to be permitted to enrol in more advanced courses.

Given the program structure information, students should plan their enrolment making sure they have fulfilled all core and discipline focus requirements (depending on their choice of enrolment pattern). Enrolment requirements must be satisfied before enrolling in a course. As a guide, full-time students should plan to undertake 8 courses per year and external or online students, who are in employment, a maximum of 6 courses per year. This is exclusive of any semester 3 enrolments, which may be used to maintain progress within an enrolment pattern where required. Students wishing to enrol in more than 4 courses in any semester must first obtain permission from the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Anthropology (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Some Level 2 and Level 3 courses are offered in alternate years (see below) and can therefore be taken in either your second or third year of enrolment; however where possible, students should seek to complete Level 2 courses before undertaking Level 3 courses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction1212
ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health2121
ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief2121
ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology2222
ANT3009 Heritage and Museum Studies3232

Students must complete two of the following courses:

     ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia3131Pre-requisite: ANT1000
     ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation3131
     ANT3010 Food and Culture3232

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Archaeology (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Some Level 2 and Level 3 courses are offered in alternate years (see below) and can therefore be taken in your second or third year of enrolment; however where possible, students should seek to complete Level 2 courses before undertaking Level 3 courses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction1212

Select one of the following two courses:

     HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE1111
     ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures1212
ANT2008 Archaeological Laboratory Methods: Analysis and Interpretation2121
STA3100 Evaluating Information2222
ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia3131Pre-requisite: ANT1000
ARPA343 Archaeology in the Field§31
ANT3009 Heritage and Museum Studies3232

Footnotes
Students who are also enrolled in the Indigenous Studies major must take HIS1000.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
§Available cross-institutionally through University of New England.

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Anthropology & Archaeology (12-unit extended major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Some Level 2 and Level 3 courses are offered in alternate years (see below) and can therefore be taken in your second or third year of enrolment; however where possible, students should seek to complete Level 2 courses before undertaking Level 3 courses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology1111, 3
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction1212
ANT2008 Archaeological Laboratory Methods: Analysis and Interpretation2121
ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology2222
ANT2002 Culture, Illness and Health2121
ANT2005 Culture, Religion and Belief2121
STA3100 Evaluating Information2222
ARPA343 Archaeology in the Field§31
ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia3131Pre-requisite: ANT1000
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation3131
ANT3009 Heritage and Museum Studies3232
ANT3010 Food and Culture3232

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
§Available cross-institutionally through University of New England.

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Contemporary International Studies (12-unit extended major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students considering the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) are advised to study either HMT3001 Independent Study Project A or HMT3002 Independent Study Project B.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Select six of the following courses:

     INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era1111, 3
     INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212
     INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing World2121Pre-requisite: INR1000 or INR1001
     HIS3006 Modern Asian History2,322,32
     INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Issues in Contemporary and Historical Migration32
     INR3000 2,312,31
     INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies2,312,31
     HIS3002 The Twentieth Century2,322,32, 3Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations

Students must also choose either the Global Studies or the Languages pathway:

Languages pathway: Students may take any six courses from those offered in the Language and Culture enrolment pattern**

OR

Global Studies pathway: Students may take six of the following courses:

     POL1000 Government, Business and Society1111
     SOC1001 Conflict and Peace2222
     HIS2000 Contemporary Australia2121Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001
     HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE2222
     POL2001 Politics and International Business2222
     HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea3131Pre-requisite: Any First Year History Course
     SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
     SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication3232Students cannot study both SOC3001 and CMS3001 within the same degree.
     HMT3001 Independent Study Project A*31Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.
     HMT3002 Independent Study Project B*32Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
**The Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese) major will be discontinued after Semester 2, 2018. Students completing or wishing to undertake this major will be required to study via cross-institutional mode from 2019 onwards. Students intending to continue language studies after 2019 in cross-institutional enrolment are advised to contact BELA Academic Program Support for further details.
*Students may select either HMT3001 Independent Study Project A or HMT3002 Independent Study Project B . Students cannot complete both courses.

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Contemporary Media Studies (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
CMS1012 Introduction to Media Studies1212
CMS2017 Television: History, Texts and Industry2121
CMS2019 Global Hollywood2121, 3
CMS2009 Celebrity and Society2222
CMS2018 Cultural Industries - Cultural Economies2222
CMS3013 New Media31
CMS2020 Broadcast Media: History and Theory3232
CMS3007 Reading World Cinema3232

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Creative & Critical Writing (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students considering future studies in creative writing should study either HMT3001 Independent Study Project A or HMT3002 Independent Study Project B .


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
CWR1001 Writing Good Prose1111
CWR1002 Writing about People1212
CWR2001 Fairytales and Other Forms2121Pre-requisite: CWR1002
CWR2002 Writing About Place2222Pre-requisite: CWR1001
CWR3001 Writing Speculative Fiction31Pre-requisite: CWR1001 Writing Good Prose and CWR2001 Fairytales and Other Forms
CWR3002 Poetry and Poetics3232Pre-requisite: CWR2001

Select two of the following courses:

     ISE1001 First Nations Literature and Writings11
     PUB1001 Publishing and Culture11
     PUB3001 Editing and Publishing for Writers31
     PUB3002 32
     HMT3001 Independent Study Project A*31Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.
     HMT3002 Independent Study Project B*32Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.

Footnotes
*Students may enrol in either HMT3001 Independent Study Project A or HMT3002 Independent Study Project B , but cannot enrol in both courses.

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English Literature (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This major is offered fully online – some on-campus offers are restricted to either Springfield or Toowoomba campus.

Students who intend to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature are advised to take eight units of English Literature subjects, plus HMT3001 Independent Study Project A (Year 3, Semester 1) or HMT3002 Independent Study Project B (Year 3, Semester 2) as an elective.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature1111, 3
ENL1001 Australian Stories1212

Select three of the following four courses:

     ENL2006 Literature and Adolescence: Writing the Child2121
     ENL2007 Speculative Fictions / Science Fiction2121
     ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time2222
     ENL2005 Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature22

Select three of the following four courses:

     ENL3000 Modernism3131Pre-requisite: ENL1000
     ENL3007 Law and Literature31
     ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books32Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001
     ENL3008 Screening Literature: Texts in Adaptation3232

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English Literature (12-unit extended major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students who intend to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature will be eligible to apply following completion of this extended major (having met other required eligibility criteria for entry into the program).


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature1111, 3
THE1001 Theatre in Context 1: Sophocles to Shakespeare1111
ENL1001 Australian Stories1212

Select eight of the following 11 courses:

     CMS2019 Global Hollywood2121, 3
     ENL2006 Literature and Adolescence: Writing the Child2121
     ENL2007 Speculative Fictions / Science Fiction2121
     ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time2222
     ENL2005 Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature22
     THE2007 Shakespearean Theatre: Then and Now2222
     ENL3000 Modernism3131Pre-requisite: ENL1000
     ENL3007 Law and Literature31
     ENL3008 Screening Literature: Texts in Adaptation3232
     ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books32Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001
     CMS3007 Reading World Cinema3232

Select one of the following project courses:

     HMT3001 Independent Study Project A31Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.
     HMT3002 Independent Study Project B32Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.

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History (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Some Level 2 and Level 3 courses are offered in alternate years (see below) and can therefore be taken in your second or third year of enrolment; however where possible, students should seek to complete Level 2 offerings before undertaking Level 3 courses.

It is strongly recommended that students intending to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) should complete HIS3004 .


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Complete eight of the following courses:

HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE1111
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History1212
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia2121Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001
HIS2001 2121
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE2222
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea3131Pre-requisite: Any First Year History Course
HIS3004 31
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century2, 322, 32, 3Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations
HIS3006 Modern Asian History2, 322, 32

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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History (12-unit extended major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Some Level 2 and Level 3 courses are offered in alternate years (see below) and can therefore be taken in your second or third year of enrolment; however where possible, students should seek to complete Level 2 courses before undertaking Level 3 courses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Select 12 of the following courses (a minimum of four level 3 courses should be selected):

HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE1111
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History1212
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia2121Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001
HIS2001 2121
HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE2222
SOC2000 Identity, Inequality and Social Justice2121
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century2,322,32, 3Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations
HIS3006 Modern Asian History2,322,32
HIS3005 Europe: History of an Idea3131Pre-requisite: Any First Year History Course
HIS3004 31
SOC3010 Environment and Society3131
INR3000 3131
INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Issues in Contemporary and Historical Migration32

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Indigenous Studies (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students enrolling in the Indigenous Studies major are encouraged to do a major in Anthropology or History for their second major.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
ISE1001 First Nations Literature and Writings1111
ISE1002 Comparative and Contemporary Indigenous Cultures1212
ISE1003 Contexts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Representation1212
ISE2001 Reconciliation from Policy to Practice2121
ISE2002 Human Rights and Ideologies of the Nation State2121
ISE2000 Reconciliation from Policy to Practice2222
ISE3000 Language, Culture, Country and Community3131
ISE3001 Perspectives on Knowledge3232

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International Relations (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students undertaking the International Relations major are strongly advised to consider the career advantages gained by study of a language (Chinese Mandarin or German) as an accompanying minor or major study, while students considering Honours or postgraduate study are advised to take either HMT3001 Independent Study Project A or Independent HMT3002 Independent Study Project B as an extra final year elective.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era1111, 3
INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security1212
INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing World2121Pre-requisite: INR1000 or INR1001
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century2,322,32, 3Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations
HIS3006 Modern Asian History2,322,32
INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies2,312,31
INR3000 2,312,31
INR3005 Migrant Worlds: Issues in Contemporary and Historical Migration32

Footnotes
This course is offered in even-numbered years only.
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Journalism Studies (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
JRN1010 News Literacy *1111
JRN1020 Journalism Practice#1212, 3
JRN2000 News Reporting2121Pre-requisite: JRN1000 or JRN1020
JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics§2222
JRN2008 History of Journalism21
JRN3005 Journalists and Power32

Select two of the following six courses, of which one must be a Level 3 course:

     JRN2001 Photojournalism and Editorial Design2121Pre-requisite: JRN1020
     JRN2002 Radio Journalism2222Pre-requisite: (JRN1000 or JRN1020) and JRN2000
     JRN3003 Feature Writing3131Pre-requisite: JRN1000 or JRN1020
     HMT3001 Independent Study Project A31Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.
     JRN3001 Online Journalism3232Pre-requisite: JRN2003 or JRN3003
     HMT3002 Independent Study Project B32Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.

Footnotes
*Formerly JRN2010: Students who have successfully completed JRN2010 should not enrol in JRN1010.
#Formerly JRN1000: Students who have completed JRN1000 should not enrol in JRN1020.
§Formerly JRN3006: Students who have successfully completed JRN3006 should not enrol in JRN2006.

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Journalism (12-unit extended major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
JRN1010 News Literacy *1111
JRN1020 Journalism Practice#1212, 3
JRN2000 News Reporting2121Pre-requisite: JRN1000 or JRN1020
JRN2001 Photojournalism and Editorial Design2121Pre-requisite: JRN1020
JRN2002 Radio Journalism2222Pre-requisite: (JRN1000 or JRN1020) and JRN2000
JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics§2222
JRN2008 History of Journalism21
JRN3003 Feature Writing3131Pre-requisite: JRN1000 or JRN1020
HMT3001 Independent Study Project A31Pre-requisite: Completion of 16 units, of which 5 must be in area of proposed study project; subject to agreement of appropriate supervisor. Enrolment is not permitted in HMT3001 or HMT3002 if PRL3002 has been previously completed.
JRN3005 Journalists and Power32
JRN3001 Online Journalism3232Pre-requisite: JRN2003 or JRN3003
CMS3008 Communication and Media Industries32

Footnotes
*Formerly JRN2010: Students who have successfully completed JRN2010 should not enrol in JRN1010.
#Formerly JRN1000: Students who have completed JRN1000 should not enrol in JRN1020.
§Formerly JRN3006: Students who have successfully completed JRN3006 should not enrol in JRN2006.

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Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese) (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Commencing students in the Language and Culture Major must elect to study either the German or Mandarin Chinese streams. (Note: Only one language can be studied in this major.)

The Language and Culture (German or Mandarin Chinese) major will be discontinued after Semester 2, 2018. Students completing or wishing to undertake this major will be required to study via cross-institutional mode from 2019 onwards. Students intending to continue language studies after 2019 in cross-institutional enrolment are advised to contact BELA Academic Program Support for further details.

Notes

Important: upon presentation of evidence of successful completion of language and cultural studies at an appropriate competency level in the relevant country (China or Germany), students may apply for course credit and/or unspecified credit towards their major.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
LAC1001 Language Survival Skills1111
LAC1002 Language, Peoples and Places1212Pre-requisite: LAC1001
LAC2001 Language, Culture and Custom21Pre-requisite: LAC1002
LAC2002 Language, History and Identity22Pre-requisite: LAC2001
LAC3001 Language and the Contemporary World31Pre-requisite: LAC2002

Choose one of the following two options:

Option 1: Choose LAC3002 Language and Culture Special Project plus two other courses from the courses below, or

Option 2: Choose LAC3003 Language and Culture Special Project A (2 units) plus one other course from the courses below:

LAC3002 Language and Culture Special Project32Pre-requisite: LAC3001
LAC3003 Language and Culture Special Project A*32Pre-requisite: LAC3001 or for GERMAN language competency levels of B1 or above
LAC3004 In-Country Study/Professional Placement31, 2
LIN5000 The Nature of Language31, 2

Footnotes
*This course is equivalent to two units.

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Legal Studies (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Select eight of the following courses:

HIS1115 Legal History1111Enrolment is not permitted in HIS1115 if LAW1114 or LAW1202 has been previously completed.
LAW1111 Australian Legal System11, 211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BBLA or BBBL or BCLW or BCLA or BCBL or LLBP or BALW or BABL or BART or BEDU
LAW1112 Legal Writing and Research11, 211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BBLA or BBBL or BCLW or BCLA or BCBL or LLBP or BALW or BABL or BART or BEDU
LAW1122 Legal Conflict Resolution1212Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
HIS2001 2121
LAW1121 Criminal Law1212Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BEDU (Legal Studies) Students LAW1111 or LAW1201; all other Students (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
LAW1113 Civil Obligations A (Contract and Torts)1111Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BEDU (Legal Studies) Students LAW1111 or LAW1201; all other Students (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
LAW1123 Civil Obligations B (Contract)1212Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
LAW1124 Civil Obligations C (Torts)1212Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
LAW2222 Public International and Human Rights Law2222Pre-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
INR3000 2121

Footnotes
This course is offered in odd-numbered years only.

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Public Relations Studies (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Select eight of the following courses:

PRL1002 Principles and Practice of Public Relations1111
PRL1005 Social Media Engagement1212
PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development2121
PRL2003 Writing for Public Relations2121
PRL2001 Issues and Crisis Management2222
PRL2004 Issues in Organisational Communication2222
PRL3001 Public Relations Campaign Development31
PRL3003 Public Sector and Public Service Communication3232
PRL3012 Public Relations Research31,3

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Social Justice Studies (8-unit major)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences1111, 3
SOC1001 Conflict and Peace1212
SOC2000 Identity, Inequality and Social Justice2121
SOC2001 Sociology of Social Enterprise2222
SOC2022 Power and Society* 2222
SOC3010 Environment and Society#3131

Select two of the following courses:

     SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving32Pre-requisite: 12 course units (though 16 course units is recommended)
     SOC3001 Global Conflict Communication^3232
     STA3100 Evaluating Information3232

Footnotes
*Students cannot study both SOC2022 and CMS2022 within the one degree
#Students cannot study both SOC3010 and CMS3010 within the one degree
^Students cannot study both SOC3001 and CMS3001 within the one degree