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Bachelor of Arts (Global Humanities in a Digital Age)See course structure
Examine the impact of today's digital environment on politics, public policy and government decision making in Australia and South-East Asia.
Diploma of Arts (Society and Culture)See course structure
Ideal for anyone who wants a taste of studying society and culture, but may not be ready to commit to a full degree.
Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and DevelopmentSee course structure
Develop your knowledge in Indigenous policy, international education, health, governance, emergency and disaster response, or environmental management.
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Are peace and democracy worth dying for?Read more
We have all seen the images of war on our television screens. What happens when, inevitably, the guns fall silent and the blades are returned to their sheaths? When the red mist recedes, and some form of non-violent rationality raises its weary head above the bloodied parapets.
Hannah is researching military vets who attend uniRead more
At first, Australian Air Force veteran Hannah Taino-Spick didn’t think she was eligible to do a research degree. Thanks to a supportive professor at Charles Darwin University, however, Hannah is now pursuing a PhD via a Higher Degree by Research (HDR).
Why an Arts degree is worth studyingRead more
Is an arts degree worth it? It’s a question you might be asking yourself as the Australian Government proposes to re-direct funding from Arts degrees to degrees in health, education, science and technology. It absolutely is, says Pro Vice-Chancellor Ruth Wallace.