Bachelor of Arts

includes:

Bachelor of Arts

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Arts BA

Availability

Bachelor of Arts (1408LB)

On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Arts

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts must meet the following requirements:

*          An ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)
OR
*          Successful completion of two university-level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
*          A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification
OR
*          50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
OR
*          Successful completed of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
*          Two years full time (or equivalent) work experience that meets the following requirement: the ability to demonstrate the development of literacy, analytical skills, and social-historical knowledge.
 

English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency requirements apply. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language  for the specific requirements. 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Credit may be awarded for relevant equivalent study completed within 10 years of applying for the course.

Specific credit packages of 128 points are available to students who have successfully completed 3 years of study at Vianney College, Wagga Wagga, and who wish to undertake a major in English, history, philosophy, psychology or sociology within the course.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

BACHELOR OF ARTS
The course, which comprises 192 points, consists of a combination of Majors and Minors (128 points), 2 core subjects (16 points), and 6 unrestricted electives (48 points). Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

All students must complete EITHER two Majors OR one Major and two Minors.

The course structure is as follows:

  • 2 x 8-subject Majors selected from List A OR
  • 1 x 8-subject Major selected from List A PLUS 2 x 4 subject minor selected from List B
  • 1 compulsory Indigenous subject IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • 1 compulsory subject COM120 Reasoning and Writing
  • 6 unrestricted electives (48 points)


In selecting areas of study and subjects, the following rules apply:

  • No more than 15 subjects can be taken from any one discipline area
  • No more than 6 subjects may be taken from outside Lists A and B
  • No more than 10 x Level 1 subjects may be counted towards the degree
  • At least 5 x Level 3 subjects must be completed
  • A student completing a minor in Indigenous Studies is free to choose an additional elective in place of the compulsory Indigenous subject
  • Unrestricted elective subjects may be selected from any area within CSU, subject to any other restrictions

A discipline is defined as follows:

Art History: all subjects with ART or VIS codes
English: all subjects with LIT or WRT codes, plus COM327
History: all subjects with HST codes, plus COM225
Philosophy: all subjects with PHL codes plus POL205
Psychology: all subjects with PSY codes
Sociology: all subjects with SOC codes, plus COM219

LIST A: MAJORS
English
History
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology

LIST B: MINORS
Art History
Children's Literature
Criminal Justice Studies
Economics
English
History
Indigenous Studies
Islamic Studies
Language and Culture
Mathematics
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Theology
Writing

In special circumstances the Course Coordinator may approve Minors in disciplines not listed above.

MAJORS

ENGLISH MAJOR

Level 1 (choose 2 subjects)
LIT107 English Literature 1
LIT108 English Literature 2
*LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
LIT201 Irish Literature
LIT212 American Literature
LIT214 Australian Literature
LIT216 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT218 The 'Woman Question' in Nineteenth-Century England and America
LIT219 Drugs and Alcohol in Literature
**LIT220 Screenwriting
**LIT221 Creative Writing
**WRT210 Writing for Publication
*LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
COM327 Literature and Film
LIT301 Modernism
LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing
LIT303 The English Novel from Austen to Lawrence
LIT315 Author in Context: Special Literary Study
*LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
*LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens
**WRT301 Life Writing

NOTE:
*A student may include in their English major no more than two of LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition, LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism, LIT324 Australian Children's Literature and LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens.
** A student may include in their English major no more than two of LIT220 Screenwriting, LIT221 Creative Writing, WRT210 Writing for Publication and WRT301 Life Writing.


HISTORY MAJOR

Level 1

HST101 The Short Twentieth Century I
HST102 The Short Twentieth Century II

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
HST201 Colonial Australia
HST204 Twentieth Century Australia
HST210 Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST212 Film and History
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
HST214 Medieval World

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
HST301 International History from 1945
HST303 Literature and Society
HST308 Australia and Asia
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives
HST311 Philosophy of History

NOTE: Some Level 2 and Level 3 subjects may be offered in rotation from year to year.

PHILOSOPHY MAJOR

Level 1

PHL101 Applied Ethics
PHL103 Theories of Human Nature

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PHL201 Critical Reasoning
PHL202 Ethical Theory
POL205 Political Ideas
PHL206 Problems of Philosophy
PHL209 Theories of Justice

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
PHL302 Values and Decisions
PHL304 Philosophy of Science
PHL305 The Self


PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR (NON-ACCREDITED)

An 8-subject Psychology major, not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), is chosen in the following way:

Level 1
PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2

Level 2
PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

And at least two from the following:

PSY202 Developmental Psychology
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY208 Biopsychology

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology#
PSY304 Psychopathology
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition
PSY308 Psychology of Learning#
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods#

# Students studying online must attend a compulsory residential school for this subject.


SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Level 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality

Level 2
SOC205 Social Research

And at least one from the following:

SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC212 Class: Images and Reality
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
SOC220 Living in a Global World
SOC226 Rural Sociology

Level 3
SOC303 Sociological Theory

And at least one from the following:

SOC302 Environment and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society
SOC316 Animals and Society


MINORS

ART HISTORY MINOR
ART113 European Art 1850-1920: Origins of Modernity
ART114 Modern Art - Twentieth Century 1920-1970

And any two of the following:

ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
ART240 Introduction to Islamic Art and Design
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
ART317 Art and Books

NOTE: Some Level 3 subjects may be offered in rotation from year to year.


CHILDREN'S LITERATURE MINOR
LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition
LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism
LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens

CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES MINOR
JST110 Law and Society
JST205 Criminology
PHL209 Theories of Justice

And one of the following:

PSY211 Psychology of Crime
JST201 Criminal Law and Process
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST204 Young People and Crime
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society


ECONOMICS MINOR
ECO130 Business Economics

And three of the following:

ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO240 Forecasting for Business
ECO320 International Economics
ECO355 Contemporary Economic Issues


ENGLISH MINOR
Two of the following:

LIT107 English Literature 1
LIT108 English Literature 2
*LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition

And any two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

LIT201 Irish Literature
LIT212 American Literature
LIT214 Australian Literature
LIT216 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT218 The 'Woman Question' in Nineteenth-Century England and America
LIT219 Drugs and Alcohol in Literature
LIT220 Screenwriting
LIT221 Creative Writing
WRT210 Writing for Publication
*LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism
COM327 Literature and Film
LIT301 Modernism
LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing
LIT303 The English Novel from Austen to Lawrence
LIT315 Author in Context: Special Literary Study
*LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
*LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens
WRT301 Life Writing

NOTE:
A student may include in their English minor no more than two of LIT124 Childrens Literature: the Oral Tradition, LIT224 Childrens Literature: Fantasy and Realism, LIT324 Australian Childrens Literature and LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens.



HISTORY MINOR
HST101 The Short Twentieth Century I
HST102 The Short Twentieth Century II

And any two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

HST201 Colonial Australia
HST204 Twentieth Century Australia
HST210 Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST212 Film and History
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
HST214 Medieval World
HST301 International History from 1945
HST303 Literature and Society
HST308 Australia and Asia
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives
HST311 Local History in Context

INDIGENOUS MINOR
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

And

IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Realities

And one of the following subjects:

IKC201 Comparative Indigenous Studies
IKC202 Indigenous Australians and Literature
COM217 Indigenous Peoples Portrayals and Representation
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
IKC300 Politics of Race and Representation
IKC303 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control
THL 225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality
THL328 Reconciliation: the theological/political nexus in Indigenous public policy

ISLAMIC STUDIES MINOR
ISL151 Islam in the Modern World

And any three of the following, with at least 1 at Level 2:

ART240 Introduction to Islamic Art and Design
ISL260 Introduction to Arabic Reading
ISL261 Beginner Arabic Language 1
ISL353 World Religions in Australia
ISL355 Women in Islam
ISL383 Islamic History: Caliphate Era


MATHEMATICS MINOR
MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications
MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications

And any two from the following:

MTH203 Numerical Methods
MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
MTH219 Linear Algebra
MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations


PHILOSOPHY MINOR
PHL101 Applied Ethics

And any three of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

PHL103 Theories of Human Nature
PHL201 Critical reasoning
PHL202 Ethical Theory
POL 205 Political ideas
PHL206 Problems of Philosophy
PHL209 Theories of Justice
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
PHL302 Values and Decisions
PHL304 Philosophy of Science
PHL305 The Self


PSYCHOLOGY MINOR
Students must complete two subjects at Level 1:

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2

And two other subjects selected from Level 2 and Level 3 PSY subjects for which the pre-requisites have been met, with at least one of these subjects being at Level 2.


SOCIOLOGY MINOR
SOC101 Introductory Sociology or
SOC108 Sociology of Health and
SOC102 Social Inequality

And two from the following, with at least one at Level 2:

SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC205 Social Research
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
SOC220 Living in a Global World
SOC226 Rurality in a Globalised World
SOC302 Environment and Society
SOC303 Sociological Theory
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society
SOC316 Sociology of Animals


THEOLOGY MINOR
Two subjects from:

THL105 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL106 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL111 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL113 Being the Church

And two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

THL208 Synoptic Gospels
THL211 Creation and Ecology
THL225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality
THL231 Christianity in Australian History
THL242 New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
THL245 God, Humanity and Difference
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
THL322 Theology, Arts and Film
THL326 Theological Ethics
THL329 World Religions
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue


WRITING MINOR
Any four of the following:

LIT220 Screenwriting
LIT221 Creative Writing
WRT210 Writing for Publication
WRT301 Life Writing
LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens


LANGUAGE AND CULTURE MINOR
Students may do an International Exchange Program as part of their Bachelor of Arts. This program counts as a minor in the degree and is equivalent to 32 credit points. The minor, or part thereof, is achieved by a student successfully completing studies in an approved program at a CSU Exchange Partner University.

International Exchange
HSS305 International Exchange is worth 8 points and can be counted as an elective. This subject is provided in recognition of students' full and compliant participation in an International Short Term Program. Programs will comprise 120-140 hours learning in a cultural and educational program in an international setting involving students engaging in studies of culture, language, history, art, etc. with visits to sites of cultural and educational significance, and intercultural engagement with local people. These activities may take place within the context of a professional work placement. However, workplace placements, in this subject, do not contribute to professional accreditation hours. The Social Work Exchange program does not qualify for this subject.

Enrolment Pattern

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the requirements for their majors and minors. It is expected that students will complete Level 1 subjects before progressing to Level 2 subjects, and Level 2 subjects before progressing to Level 3 subjects for each of their majors and minors.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

HSS305 International Exchange
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods
THL105 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL106 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL111 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL113 Being the Church
THL242 New Religious Movements and Alternative Spiritualities
THL322 Theology, The Arts And Film
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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