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Bachelor of Arts

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Batchelor
Global Humanities in a Digital Age (CSP)
N/A
590234
Creative and Digital Arts (CSP)
N/A
590234
Architectural Design (CSP)
N/A
590234
Society and Culture (CSP)
N/A
590234
Languages and Linguistics (CSP)
144171
590234
Communications, Literature and Digital Media (CSP)
N/A
590234
Contemporary Indigenous Australia (CSP)
144151
590234
Indigenous Governance and Policy (CSP)
144161
590234
Music Making, Production and Performance (CSP)
N/A
590234
Casuarina Campus
Indigenous Governance and Policy (CSP)
104801
590230
Languages and Linguistics (CSP)
104811
590230
Music Making, Production and Performance (CSP)
104821
590230
Society and Culture (CSP)
104831
590230
Global Humanities in a Digital Age (CSP)
104791
590230
Architectural Design (CSP)
104751
590230
Communications, Literature and Digital Media (CSP)
104761
590230
Contemporary Indigenous Australia (CSP)
104771
590230
Creative and Digital Arts (CSP)
104781
590230
Online
Architectural Design (CSP)
104751
590230
Communications, Literature and Digital Media (CSP)
104761
590230
Contemporary Indigenous Australia (CSP)
104771
590230
Creative and Digital Arts (CSP)
104781
590230
Society and Culture (CSP)
104831
590230
Languages and Linguistics (CSP)
104811
590230
Indigenous Governance and Policy (CSP)
104801
590230
Global Humanities in a Digital Age (CSP)
104791
590230
Music Making, Production and Performance (CSP)
104821
590230
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Batchelor
Global Humanities in a Digital Age
0101026
Architectural Design
0101026
Society and Culture
0101026
Languages and Linguistics
0101026
Communications, Literature and Digital Media
0101026
Contemporary Indigenous Australia
0101026
Indigenous Governance and Policy
0101026
Music Making, Production and Performance
0101026
Creative and Digital Arts
0101026
Casuarina Campus
Society and Culture
0101026
Languages and Linguistics
0101026
Music Making, Production and Performance
0101026
Creative and Digital Arts
0101026
Global Humanities in a Digital Age
0101026
Architectural Design
0101026
Communications, Literature and Digital Media
0101026
Contemporary Indigenous Australia
0101026
Indigenous Governance and Policy
0101026
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

Batchelor: this course is available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery through the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in Batchelor.

Batchelor SATAC code 144141 and Casuarina/Online SATAC code 104651 are no longer available for admission. Applicants should use the SATAC codes for the specific specialisation to apply.

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WARTS2

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

The Bachelor of Arts is a highly flexible, new-age degree featuring a choice of nine majors, each offering a unique perspective on the world around you and your role in it. You'll learn how to improve your decision making, generate new ideas, and think critically and creatively. At a time when some jobs are disappearing, others are evolving and new jobs are emerging, these are the transferable skills that will future proof your career.

CDU's Bachelor of Arts develops both the breadth and depth of your knowledge. It gives you the freedom to focus on your area of interest, while also studying other subjects from a wide range of fields. At CDU, you'll benefit from a unique focus on Indigenous leadership and the issues and opportunities facing Northern Australia and South-East Asia.

You'll also have the flexibility to study online, on campus or a mix of both, part time or full time. With 24/7 access to learning materials and online collaboration tools, you can study when it suits you.

Choose from nine majors:

Communications, Literature and Digital Media: Explore how the digital age is changing communication, interaction and the way information is shared. Learn about social media, media ethics, creative and professional writing, and multi-screen communication.

Society and Culture: Learn how philosophy, sociology and Indigenous perspectives influence the way we think about the world and make decisions. You'll explore the social issues facing Northern Australia and Southeast Asia and the cultural drivers that impact change.

Global Humanities in a Digital Age: Examine the impact of today's digital environment on politics, public policy and government decision making in Australia and South-East Asia, and understand how lessons learned from the past can inform the government decisions of the future.

Indigenous Governance and Policy: Develop the knowledge and skills to develop meaningful policy and implement change for Australia's Indigenous peoples. You'll learn about the sociological, economic, historical and cultural drivers that impact Australia's Indigenous policy making and governance.

Contemporary Indigenous Australia: Gain the skills and knowledge to work with Indigenous cultures and communities in a culturally-competent way. This major focuses on developing your inter-cultural practice, with an emphasis on the role of Indigenous languages, cultural sites, land rights and resources, community engagement and advocacy.

Languages and Linguistics: Learn a new language and examine the role of language and linguistics in our communities - Chinese, Greek, Indonesian or one of three Indigenous languages (Yolngu, Arrernte or Bininj Kunwok). Explore how languages are written and preserved, and offers opportunities to advance your language skills with an in-country study program.

Creative and Digital Arts: Gain the skills, knowledge and portfolio to succeed in the creative and digital arts industries. Learn about creative theory and business practices and complete a range of creative projects using new and emerging design technologies.

Music Making, Production and Performance: Learn to make, produce and perform music using an instrument of your choice. You'll complete a combination of theory-based and hands-on subjects using new and emerging technologies, and gain industry experience through community-based projects.

Architectural Design: Explore the concepts and theories of architectural design, focusing on Australia's north, the tropics and South-East Asia. Learn how to represent your ideas, understand space and the built form, and use industry-standard tools, technologies and architectural techniques.

Credit transfers & pathways

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

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; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $25,328.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

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.

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  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • 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 Bachelor of Arts offers students a pathway into diverse specialist and interdisciplinary thematic areas with nine majors available including; communications, literature and digital media; society and culture; global humanities in a digital age; Indigenous governance and policy; contemporary Indigenous Australian; languages and linguistics; creative and digital arts; music making, production and performance; and architectural design.

As a student, your journey through this program will develop core communication, critical and creative thinking skills to prepare you to participate in a multi-disciplinary and global workforce.


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

Students are required to:

  • complete the four (4) compulsory core units
  • complete all requirements from one of the majors. You may choose to undertake a second major and/or units within the entire course.
  • pass at least 30 credit points at level 300 to complete a major
  • take a minimum of 60 credit points of level 300 units
  • take a maximum of 100 credit points from level 100 units
     
Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below:

IAS101 Indigenous Australia
IAS102 Northern Exposure
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities
IAS202 Northern Futures
 

Specialist Electives
(8 - 17 units)
80 - 180cp

Specialist Elective units selected from one of the Majors as detailed below:

COMMUNICATIONS, LITERATURE AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Complete 80-160cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS111 Introduction to Australasian Literature
IAS112 Creative Practice in a Digital Context
IAS113 Introducing Communications Studies
IAS114 Introduction to Screen Media
IAS211 Media and Professional Writing
IAS212 Media and Culture in Global Communications
IAS213 Guilty Reading: Topics in Popular Genres
IAS214 Contemporary Literature and Writing
IAS215 Screen Media and Production 1
IAS216 Screen Media and Production 2
IAS311 Writing, Journalism and Media Ethics
IAS312 Communication Studies Research Project
IAS313 Workshop in Creative Writing
IAS314 Research in Literary Studies
IAS315 Digital Sound Recording and Design
IAS316 Digital Media Research Project

SOCIETY AND CULTURE
Complete 80-160cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS121 Critical and Creative Thinking
IAS122 Ethics and Decision Theory
IAS123 Sociological Perspectives
IAS124 Contested Knowledges
IAS221 Social Identities and Relationships
IAS222 Global Sociology
IAS223 Representing and Recording Country
IAS224 Philosophy of Arts and Culture
IAS225 Cultural Resource and Site Management
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
IAS321 Indigenous Sovereignty and Challenges of Reconciliation
IAS322 Research with Indigenous People
IAS323 Modern Sociological Perspectives
IAS324 Sociology of Crime and Deviance
IAS325 Cognition and Philosophy of Science
IAS326 Social Cognition and Power in the Digital Age

GLOBAL HUMANITIES IN A DIGITAL AGE
Complete 80-160cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS131 Colonising Australia
IAS132 Colonial Rule in South-East Asia
IAS133 Introduction to International Relations
IAS124 Contested Knowledges
IAS231 Colonial North Australia
IAS232 Themes in Global History
IAS233 Foundations of Western Civilisation
IAS234 Indonesia: State and Society
IAS236 Indonesia and the World
IAS243 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
IAS331 South-East Asia in the 20th Century
IAS332 North Australia in the 20th Century
IAS333 Political Ideas
IAS334 Politics of Indonesia
IAS335 War, Revolutions and Terror
IAS336 Major Issues in Contemporary Indonesia

INDIGENOUS GOVERNANCE AND POLICY
Complete 80-160cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS131 Colonising Australia
IAS142 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
IAS123 Sociological Perspectives
IAS144 Indigenous Land and Resources
IAS241 Indigenous Policy Principles and Practice
IAS242 Indigenous Governance and Leadership
IAS243 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
IAS244 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
IAS246 Advocacy and Social Action
IAS321 Indigenous Sovereignty and Challenges of Reconciliation
IAS322 Research with Indigenous People
IAS341 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
IAS342 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
IAS343 Race and Policy
IAS344 Indigenous People and Social Justice

CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA
Complete 80-160cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS131 Colonising Australia
IAS142 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
IAS124 Contested Knowledges
IAS144 Indigenous Lands and Resources
IAS223 Representing and Recording Country
IAS225 Cultural Resource and Site Management
IAS245 Indigenous Contemporary Perspectives
IAS246 Advocacy and Social Action
IAS252 Language Maintenance and Identity
IAS254 Partnership and Engagement in Indigenous Land and Sea Management
IAS322 Research with Indigenous People
IAS351 Indigenous Networking and Collaboration
IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work
IAS353 Indigenous Cultures and the Environment
IAS354 Impact Assessment and Management of Cultural Sites
IAS355 Indigenous Knowledges and Wellbeing

LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS
Complete 80-170cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS161 Language Studies 1 (repeatable)
IAS162 Language Studies 2 (repeatable)
IAS163 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1
IAS164 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2
IAS165 Language in Society
IAS261 Language Studies 3 (repeatable)
IAS262 Language Studies 4 (repeatable)
IAS264 Resource Production and Use
IAS265 Semantics
IAS266 Language Acquisition
IAS267 Languages in Contact
IAS361 Indigenous Language Maintenance and Revitalisation
IAS362 Advanced Language Studies (repeatable)
IAS363 Community Language Planning
IAS364 Dictionary Making
IAS365 Linguistic Applications in Indigenous Language Analysis
IAS366 Language Centre Management

CREATIVE AND DIGITAL ARTS
Complete 120-170cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS171 Creative Studio 1 (20cps)
IAS172 Creative Studio 2 (20cps)
IAS271 Creative Studio 3 (20cps)
IAS272 Creative Studio 4 (20cps)
IAS371 Creative Practice and Theory (20cps) (repeatable)
IAS173 Drawing and Other Visual Representation Tools (repeatable)
IAS174 Digital Media and Online Content Design (repeatable)
IAS273 Sculptural Design (repeatable)
IAS274 Digital Image Capture and Photographic Media (repeatable)
IAS372 Business of Creative Industries

MUSIC MAKING, PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE
Complete 120-180cp from the following units.
At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major.

IAS184 Digital Composition
IAS181 Music Making and Theory 1 (20cp)
IAS182 Music Making and Theory 2 (20cp)
IAS281 Music Making and Theory 3 (20cp)
IAS282 Music Making and Theory 4 (20cp)
IAS381 Music Making, Production and Performance (20cp) (repeatable)
IAS283 Indigenous and Community Music
IAS284 Ensemble and Choral (repeatable)
IAS315 Digital Sound Recording and Design
IAS382 Music for Playing and Wellbeing
IAS383 Music and the Educator (repeatable)

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Complete a minimum of 160cps from the following:

IAS191 Architectural Design 1 (20cp)
IAS192 Architectural Design 2 (20cp)
IAS291 Architectural Design 3 (20cp)
IAS292 Architectural Design 4 (20cp)
IAS391 Architectural Design 5 (20cp)
IAS392 Architectural Design 6 (20cp)
IAS193 Design and Representation in Architecture
IAS194 Architectural Technology and Environment 1
IAS293 Architectural Technology and Environment 2
IAS294 Architectural Technology and Environment 3
IAS393 Architectural Theory and Practice (repeatable)

Professional Skills, Cross Cultural Awareness, Independent Study, In-Country and Placement Electives
You may, in consultation with the coordinator of your major, choose to undertake study from the capstone units listed below. These units are an invaluable opportunity to gain experience before entering the workforce or starting postgraduate study. They are designed to build on the particular strengths and skills you have acquired while studying your major.
Depending on the pathway you choose, the unit/s will need to be submitted to the Learning and Teaching Committee in the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society and approved by the College’s Dean.
The units are only available for manual enrolment. To enrol, Special Enrolment is required through eForms.

IAS401 Foundations for Professional Practice and Skills (repeatable)
IAS402 Intercultural Practice (repeatable)
IAS403 Independent Study (repeatable)
IAS404 In-Country Placement (repeatable)
IAS405 Placement Experience (repeatable)
IAS406 Language Translation and Protocols (repeatable)
 

General Electives
(2 - 12 units)
20 - 120cp

Units totalling between 20 - 120 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University. 

You may take between 2 and 12 general elective units, which are selected from undergraduate units offered by CDU, including units offered within the Bachelor of Arts program that are not part of your major.

When selecting electives, choose units at a suitable level. The first number in each unit code indicates the year level at which the subject is taught. Undergraduate units are coded at 100 to 300 level, therefore units coded as IAS1xx, IAS2xx and IAS3xx would be first, second and third year units respectively.

Note: students must not exceed 100 credit points at 100 level units.

  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 full time 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:

  • 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: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
IAS101 Indigenous Australia CO IAS102 Northern Exposure CO
Specialist Elective - 100 level SE Specialist Elective - 100 level SE
Specialist Elective - 100 level SE Specialist Elective - 100 level SE
Specialist Elective - 100 level SE Specialist Elective - 100 level SE
Year 2
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities CO IAS202 Northern Futures CO
Specialist Elective - 200 level SE Specialist Elective - 200 level SE
Specialist Elective - 200 level SE Specialist Elective - 200 level SE
Specialist Elective - 200 level SE Specialist Elective - 200 level SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective - 300 level SE Specialist Elective - 300 level SE
Specialist Elective - 300 level SE Specialist Elective - 300 level SE
Specialist Elective - 300 level SE Specialist Elective - 300/400 level SE
Specialist Elective - 300 level SE Specialist Elective - 300/400 level SE

 

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 full time 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:

  • 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: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 Full-time Study Plan

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    IAS102 Northern Exposure CO
    Specialist Elective - 100 level SE
    Specialist Elective - 100 level SE
    Specialist Elective - 100 level SE
Year 2
IAS101 Indigenous Australia CO IAS202 Northern Futures CO
Specialist Elective - 100 level SE Specialist Elective - 200 level SE
Specialist Elective - 100 level SE Specialist Elective - 200 level SE
Specialist Elective - 100 level SE Specialist Elective - 200 level SE
Year 3
IAS201 Cultural Capabilities CO Specialist Elective - 300 level SE
Specialist Elective - 200 level SE Specialist Elective - 300 level SE
Specialist Elective - 200 level SE Specialist Elective - 300 level SE
Specialist Elective - 200 level SE Specialist Elective - 300 level SE
Year 4
Specialist Elective - 300 level SE    
Specialist Elective - 300 level SE    
Specialist Elective - 300/400 level SE    
Specialist Elective - 300/400 level SE    

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