HSS100 WIL 1: The Contemporary Bachelor of Arts (4)

This subject has two purposes:

First, it provides an overview of the course that covers the overall course structure and progression planning;

  • the role and structure of the specialisations and minors and advice on how to progress through them; and
  • the unique Work Integrated Learning and transferrable skills components of the course.

Second, it provides the platform for the first Work Integrated Learning experience of the course. This requires students to research potential industry and community sectors for the following information:

  • workforce/industry expectations and standards; and
  • the future outlook of the respective industry/sector.

Students will be required to engage with this information and reflect on their own potential career trajectory.


Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HSS100. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify salient features of the course and articulate the correct way of progressing through the course;
  • be able to comment on the changing role of the Bachelor of Arts in the broader Australian context;
  • be able to identify examples of potential future industries/sectors of employment;
  • be able to articulate workforce/industry expectations and standards; and
  • be able to reflect on their own potential career trajectory.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • What is a Bachelor of Arts?
  • Why study a Bachelor of Arts?
  • Key features of Charles Sturt's BA
  • Preparation and goal setting
  • Employment sectors for BA grads
  • Final reflection and goal setting

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.