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Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts)

Associate Degree in Liberal Studies (Arts) [exit point only]
University Certificate in Liberal Studies (Arts) [exit point only]

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CSU's Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts) provides flexible course options by offering access to a diverse pool of subjects, thereby increasing the potential for students to meet a wider range of vocational needs in an increasingly broad variety of environments.

  • Why study this course?

    The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts) program aims to provide flexible course options by offering access to a diverse pool of subjects thereby increasing the potential for students to meet a wider range of vocational needs in an increasingly broad variety of environments. Graduates with the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts) are equipped with knowledge, skills and expertise in a variety of areas of endeavour; instructed in the methods of discovery, advancement and utilisation of knowledge; and have enhanced transferable skills such as proficient written and oral communication.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts)

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (normally equal to 24 subjects).

    • Students must satisfactorily complete COM120, Reasoning, Values and Communication.
    • Students must satisfactorily complete 1 indigenous studies subject, chosen from IKC101 or IKC102.
    • No more than 10 level 1 subjects (80 points) may be counted towards the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts).
    • At least 5 subjects (40 points) must be taken at level 3.
    • No more than 8 subjects (64 points) may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education.

    Associate Degree in Liberal Studies (Arts) [exit point only]

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points (normally equal to 16 subjects).

    • Students must satisfactorily complete COM120, Reasoning, Values and Communication.
    • No more than 8 level 1 subjects (64 points) may be counted towards the Associate Degree in Liberal Studies (Arts).
    • At least 4 subjects (32 points) must be taken at level 2.
    • No more than 6 subjects (48 points) may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education.

    University Certificate in Liberal Studies (Arts) [exit point only]

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (normally equal to 8 subjects).

    • Students must satisfactorily complete COM120, Reasoning, Values and Communication.
    • No more than 3 subject (24 points) may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Enrolment pattern

    It is not possible to specify an enrolment pattern. Students will receive written advice from Course Coordinators about the subjects that best suit their needs and interests. It will be the students' responsibility to select subjects based on this advice, subject availability, prerequisites, co-requisites and/or enrolment restrictions. Students must complete COM120, Reasoning, Values and Communication.

  • Admission information

    To be admitted into the course, prospective students need to indicate their likelihood of success through one or more of the following:

    • previous studies;
    • English Language proficiency;
    • voluntary or paid work experience;
    • TAFE tertiary study preparation programs;
    • performance in tests and examinations conducted by professional recognised bodies;
    • participation in continuing education programs and/or staff development programs conducted by adult education agencies, consultancies, professional bodies or employers;
    • completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) or equivalent aptitude tests; and,
    • other attainments and experience deemed appropriate by the Course Coordinator.

    Previous studies include:

    • the NSW Higher School Certificate or interstate /overseas equivalent;
    • the International Baccalaureate Diploma;
    • a completed or part completed course of a university, college of advanced education or other accredited tertiary institution;
    • a completed or part completed course of a TAFE college or other accredited post-secondary institution (including TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate);
    • an approved Foundation Studies program certificate;
    • completion of undergraduate subjects as an Associate Student with the University or through another University, or Open Universities Australia.
    • completion of CSU OPEN subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYYJABL
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKABL
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaCGSYYYEABL

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points at a pass level or better.

  • How to apply
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  • About the School
    School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    CSU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides a supportive environment that builds authentic relationships, promotes critical thinking and encourages students to achieve their full potential. The School has more than 60 academic staff with specialisations in areas such as English, history, human services, justice studies, philosophy, politics, social work and sociology. Based on the Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga campuses, the School offers a diverse environment, producing high quality research that makes a significant contribution to policy and practice.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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