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Bachelor of Arts

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  104591
External Studies
  104591
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
096875K
CDU Course Code

WARTS1

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE

This creative course develops your understanding of political science, ethics, culture, history, and differing perspectives in modern human society.

You will strengthen your written and oral communication skills, critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, preparing you to move into speciality fields such as history, philosophy, political science, literary studies, communications, languages (Chinese, Greek and Indonesian), Indigenous knowledge systems and Indigenous culture.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

StudyLink

All International applicants must apply through StudyLink unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in areas such as land councils, museums, research, training, diplomacy, advisor, communications, media, or consultancy particularly where these organisations engage with central and northern Australia and Asia.

  • Pathways for VET to Higher Education
    Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


    Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course structure includes a common core of six units and allows students the flexibility to undertake either single, double or extended majors in the specialist areas of History, Philosophy, Political Science, Literary Studies, Communications, Languages (Chinese, Greek and Indonesian), Yolngu Languages and Culture, Indigenous, Indigenous Languages and Linguistics, Indigenous Cultural Resources, Indigenous Policy, Hellenic Studies and Indonesian Studies.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

MAJORS:

Students are required to complete one of the following three (3) options.

Option 1: Single Major
Complete (at least) 60cp meeting all the requirements from only ONE of the Majors outlined below (not applicable for the Extended Major). At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete a Major.

Option 2: Double Major
Complete 60cp meeting all the requirements from ONE of the Majors outlined below, AND 60cp meeting all the requirements from ONE OTHER of the Majors outlined below. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed, in each, to complete the Double Major.

Option 3: Extended Major
Complete 120cp from ONE of the extended Majors below. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Extended Major.

Note: Units cannot count towards more than one Major.
 

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC100
Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

 

Core Units
(6 units)
60cp Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.

PHI110 Critical and Creative Thinking
PHI120 Ethics
LIT210 Great Books
POL214 Political Ideas
HUM220 Themes in Global History (available from 2019)
PHI250 Self in a Digital Age
 

Specialist Electives - Single Majors
(6-12 units)
60-120cp Specialist Elective units totalling 60 credit points selected from one of the Majors as detailed below.

COMMUNICATIONS - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
COM102 Introducing Communications Studies
COM201 Media and Professional Writing
COM202 Media, Culture and Representation
COM203 Global Communication Industries (available from 2019)
COM301 Communications Independent Study (Research)
COM302 Communications Independent Study (Creative)
COM303 Writing, Journalism and Media Ethics (available from 2019)

HISTORY - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
HIS142 Introduction to Australian History
HIS231 Colonial Rule in Southeast Asia
HIS246 Colonial North Australia
HIS252 Modern History of Southeast Asia
HIS347 North Australia in the 20th Century
HIS355 Mainland Southeast Asia
CAH301 Independent Studies A
CAH302 Independent Studies B

LITERARY STUDIES - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 levels must be passed to complete the Major:
LIT103 Creative Practice in a Digital Context
LIT104 Introduction to Australasian Literature
LIT203 Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetics (available from 2019)
LIT204 Workshop in Creative Writing: Fiction
LIT205 Guilty Reading: Topic in Popular Genres (available from 2019)
LIT302 Independent Study in Creative Practice (repeatable)
LIT303 Independent Study in Academic Research (repeatable)
LIT304 Advanced Creative Writing

PHILOSOPHY - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
PHI210 Culture, Arts, and Ideas I
PHI220 Culture, Arts, and Ideas II
PHI230 Rationality and Decision Theory
PHI240 Knowledge and Cultural Diversity (available from 2019)
PHI310 Philosophy of Science (available from 2020)
PHI320 Social Cognition, Power, and Surveillance
PHI330 Independent Studies in Philosophy I (available from 2020)
PHI340 Independent Studies in Philosophy II (available from 2020)

POLITICAL SCIENCE - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
POL101 Introduction to Australian Politics
POL120 Introduction to International Relations
POL249 Foundations of Western Civilisation
POL285 Comparative Political Systems
POL321 Comparative Politics in Asia
POL350 Australian Public Policy
POL364 Case Studies in Asian Politics
POL372 Contemporary Global Issues (available from 2019)
POL374 War, Revolutions, and Terror (available from 2019)

CHINESE LANGUAGE - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
CHN101 Chinese Language 1
CHN102 Chinese Language 2
CHN201 Chinese Language 3
CHN202 Chinese Language 4
CHN301 Chinese Language 5
CHN302 Chinese Language 6
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Study 1
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Study 2

INDONESIAN LANGUAGE - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
INI101 Indonesian Language 1
INI102 Indonesian Language 2
INI201 Indonesian Language 3
INI202 Indonesian Language 4
INI301 Indonesian Language 5
INI302 Indonesian Language 6
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Study 1
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Study 2

MODERN GREEK LANGUAGE - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major. Note that some units are only offered internally:
HEL101 Modern Greek Language 1
HEL102 Modern Greek Language 2
HEL201 Modern Greek Language 3
HEL202 Modern Greek Language 4
HEL301 Modern Greek Language 5
HEL302 Modern Greek Language 6
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Study 1
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Study 2

YOLNGU LANGUAGES AND CULTURE - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture
CAS111 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature
CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation
CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2
CIK305 Cultural Transactions: Communication and Negotiation
INL390 Indigenous Language Project

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp must be passed to complete the Major:
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1
INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2
INL130 Language in Society
INL220 Resource Production and Use
INL221 Indigenous Language Maintenance and Revitalisation
INL300 Linguistic Applications for Indigenous Language Analysis
INL360 Language Centre Management
LGA320 Dictionary-making
LMA210 Languages in Contact
LMA310 Community Language Planning

INDIGENOUS POLICY - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
ATI110 Indigenous Policymaking
IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture
IND150 Colonising Australia
ATI210 Indigenous Governance and Leadership
ATI211 Indigenous Policy Principles and Practice
CIK210 Indigenous Knowledge: Representing and Recording Country
ATI310 Indigenous People and Social System
ATI311 Race and Policy
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project

INDIGENOUS CULTURAL RESOURCES - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
ATI140 Indigenous Land and Resources
IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
CIK210 Indigenous Knowledge: Representing and Recording Country
CIK230 Indigenous Engagements: Land and Water
CIK240 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity
ATI321 Impact Assessment and Management of Cultural Sites
CIK341 Global Perspectives on Indigenous Land and Sea Management
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project
 

Specialist Electives - Extended Major 120cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 120 credit points selected from one of the Extended Majors as detailed below.

HELLENIC STUDIES - Complete 120cp from the following units. At least 40cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major. Note that some units are offered internally only:
HEL101 Modern Greek Language 1
HEL102 Modern Greek Language 2
HEL201 Modern Greek Language 3
HEL202 Modern Greek Language 4
HEL231 Byzantine World 1
HEL232 Byzantine World 2
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Study 1
HEL301 Modern Greek Language 5
HEL302 Modern Greek Language 6
HEL311 Modern Greek Cultural Studies 1
HEL312 Modern Greek Cultural Studies 2
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Study 2

INDONESIAN STUDIES - Complete 120cp from the following units. At least 40cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
INI101 Indonesian Language 1
INI102 Indonesian Language 2
INI201 Indonesian Language 3
INI202 Indonesian Language 4
INI210 Indonesia: State and Society (available from 2019)
INI220 Indonesia and the World (available from 2019)
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Study 1
INI301 Indonesian Language 5
INI302 Indonesian Language 6
INI310 Politics of Indonesia (available from 2019)
INI320 Major Issues in Contemporary Indonesia (available from 2019)
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Study 2
 

Electives
(4-10 units)
40-100cp

Students with a Single Major must take 100cp Elective units selected from undergraduate units offered by the
University, including units from the above areas of study.
Note: If a student nominates to undertake more than the minimum 60cp of specialist electives the Units cannot count towards more than one Major Sequence.

Students with a Double Major must take 40cp Elective units selected from undergraduate units offered by the University, including units from the above areas of study.

Students with an Extended Major must take 40cp Elective units selected from undergraduate units offered by the University, including units from the above areas of study.

Undergraduate units are coded at 100 to 300 level, for example CAH1xx, CAH2xx and CAH3xx would be first, second and third year units respectively.
 

  240cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit
  SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 Single Major

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
PHI110 Critical and Creative Thinking CO PHI120 Ethics CO
LIT210 Great Books CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Year 2
PHI250 Self in a Digital Age CO HUM220 Themes in Global History (available 2019) CO
POL214 Political Ideas CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Elective E Elective E
Year 3
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective E Elective E
Elective E Elective E
Elective E Elective E

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Double or Extended Major

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
PHI110 Critical and Creative Thinking CO PHI120 Ethics CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
PHI250 Self in a Digital Age CO HUM220 Themes in Global History (available 2019) CO
POL214 Political Ideas CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Year 3
LIT210 Great Books CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Elective E Elective E

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit
  SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

Single Major

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    PHI120 Ethics CO
    Elective E
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU HUM220 Themes in Global History (available 2019) CO
PHI110 Critical and Creative Thinking CO Specialist Elective SE
LIT210 Great Books CO Elective E
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Year 3
PHI250 Self in a Digital Age CO Specialist Elective SE
POL214 Political Ideas CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Elective E
Elective E Elective E
Year 4
Specialist Elective SE    
Elective E    
Elective E    
Elective E    

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Double or Extended Major

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    PHI120 Ethics CO
    Elective E
    Elective E
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU HUM220 Themes in Global History (available 2019) CO
PHI110 Critical and Creative Thinking CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Year 3
PHI250 Self in a Digital Age CO Specialist Elective SE
POL214 Political Ideas CO Specialist Elective SE
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
Elective SE Elective E
Year 4
LIT210 Great Books CO    
Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE    
Elective E    

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