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UNDERGRADUATE

INFORMATION

BROCHURE

2017

Bachelor of Arts

deakin.edu.au

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LANGUAGE DIPLOMAS

Give your Bachelor of Arts a Language Diploma

add-on

By studying one of Deakin’s four language diplomas alongside your

degree, you’re acquiring not only linguistic skills, but also essential

cultural, historical and social perspectives, giving you a leading edge in

a wide range of exciting and challenging careers.

Language skills in Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian and Spanish

are all strategic in terms of Australia’s interests and are important in

diplomacy, defence, security, commerce and trade related fields.

Learning a language is not only exciting

– it provides you with a way of seeing things

from a different perspective, preparing you to be a

flexible and inspired global citizen in an ever-changing

world.

The language diplomas are suitable for all students who are studying

an undergraduate degree at Deakin. Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin),

Indonesian and Spanish may also be taken as a major within the Bachelor

of Arts (A300) or Bachelor of International Studies (A326). Gain valuable

skills, make lifelong international connections and add value to your

resume with opportunities to study overseas and immerse yourself in real

world cultural experiences.

It doesn’t matter if you have no prior language experience, have

previously studied the language or are a native speaker - at Deakin

we are equipped to offer students of all backgrounds relevant

subject streams.

Dr Tony Joel

Course Director, Bachelor of Arts

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Education and especially the Bachelor of Arts (BA). We hope that you are

excited about the learning experience that awaits you here at Deakin University.

For many new students, adjusting to tertiary studies can be a confusing time. Trying to make sense of how to

select your areas of study is particularly challenging in a course as large and diverse as the BA, which offers you

choices from hundreds of units spread cross more than 30 major sequences. This booklet is designed to make

this task easier for you.

The following pages provide general information on the BA including: short summaries of every discipline offering

a major sequence; a course overview and the course rules; and mapping exemplars of some of the more popular

combinations of majors, minors, and electives to illustrate how you may choose to complete your degree.

Located within the Faculty of Arts and Education, the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) and

the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) share responsibilities for the BA. Disciplines from within

SCCA that offer a major sequence in the BA are Animation, Children’s Literature, Dance, Drama, Film and

Television, Gender and Sexuality, Journalism, Literary Studies, Media Studies, Photography, Professional and

Creative Writing, Public Relations, Visual Arts, and Visual Communication Design. SHSS offers major sequences

in Anthropology, Arabic, Australian Studies, Chinese, Criminology, History, Indonesian, International Relations,

Language and Culture Studies, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Policy Studies, Sociology, Spanish,

and the new interdisciplinary offering Studies of Religions. All of the above options can be studied as a major

or minor sequence. Individual units can also be studied as electives. The BA also features a range of additional

minors including Buddhist Studies, Geography, Motion Capture, Sport and Society, and Sustainability and

Society and the new Professional Practice and Experience minor can help to further enhance your employability.

One of the great joys afforded by the BA is making the most of the flexibility on offer to immerse yourself in

subjects that you are already passionate about while also exploring less familiar areas that arouse your curiosity.

We encourage you to consider challenging yourself by enrolling in a unit or two from areas that you have never

studied before. Why not learn a language? Are you inquisitive about what criminology entails? What about

studying some history, philosophy, politics, or sociology to develop better knowledge and understanding of the

world in which we live? Perhaps something in the artistic and communicative fields such as journalism, public

relations, film and digital media, the visual and performing arts, or literature hold appeal. The choice is yours.

As you commence your studies at Burwood, Geelong, or in the Cloud, please do not hesitate to contact our

academic or professional staff all of whom will be happy to help and provide assistance.

WELCOME

On behalf of SCCA and SHSS, best wishes for all your future studies at Deakin.

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INFORMATION ABOUT OUR DISCIPLINES

Animation

Animation is an integral part of the moving

image and is found in film-making, special

effects, game design, graphic design and the

scientific imaging industries. It helps make

the unimaginable, imaginable. Explore your

creativity in the area of animation, looking at

different techniques ranging from the drawn

graphic to the virtual 3D and motion capture

and understand how to use them to your

advantage in creating moving images.

Develop a range of skills and expertise suited

to careers in the creative arts, entertainment

industry, education, visualisation and any role

that involves making creative choices, team

work and communicating ideas visually.

Graduates can be found working in advertising

agencies, film production companies, the

games industry, marketing consultancies,

multimedia businesses, television corporations

and web development companies.

Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human beings as

they exist today in all their amazing difference

and diversity. In this, it is the only truly global

science, and the only science that introduces

you to the full complexity and wonder of the

exotic age in which we live.

In a rapidly changing and globalising world,

anthropology is the science to give you the

edge. Most other subjects you will take in

university will only be able to provide you with

university knowledge and skills limited to this

society and culture - the society you live in, the

city you grew up in, the people you’ve always

known. But today this is no longer enough.

Life and work in the 21st Century requires a

whole new perspective - a worldly perspective.

The science of anthropology breaks you out

of the jail that is your own culturally and

socially limited experience and introduces

you to fascinating cultures and societies way

beyond anything you have previously known

or imagined. There is a strong emphasis in

anthropology on empirical and practical realworld

knowledge - this will involve study and

internships in foreign cultures and work all

over the globe.

If you’d like to travel…if you’d like to embark on a lifechanging

journey…if you’d like to see the world as

you’ve never seen it before…if you’d like to broaden

your experience of other human beings and learn

about peoples and places and practices so unusual

and strange that your world-view will be forever

transformed…if you have a passion for the strange,

the shocking and the mysterious…if you want to

be exposed to the myriad of diverse and different

excitements that this world has to offer…if you’re

fascinated by magic, sorcery, witchcraft, languages,

customs, different economies, different political

systems, different cultures, amazing rituals and

religious beliefs, exotic sexual practices, wild men and

women, new technologies, alternative ways of living...

then anthropology is for you.

Anthropology will give you the skills for just about

any job in the emerging global work-force. In a highly

competitive jobs market, anthropology gives you

a higher level of understanding, a unique quality

and an edge on other job applicants. You will find

anthropologists working in all areas of contemporary

life - in mining and mineral exploration helping

companies work with local populations; in film and

television; as researchers, producers and writers; in the

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;

in the United Nations; in all areas of government and

policy preparation; in public health; in food sciences;

in humanitarian agencies and NGO’s worldwide; in

corporate research and development - the list goes on.

A major in anthropology will combine very well with

languages, criminology and sociology. Many students

combine a major in anthropology with a Bachelor of

International Studies.

Arabic

The Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa

form an area of critical global importance having broad

strategic, economic, religious and cultural influence.

The Middle East comprises the fourth largest trading

block among Australia’s overseas trading partners, with

the total value of Australia’s trade with the Middle

East more than doubling in the last decade. Develop

communication skills in modern standard Arabic and

enhance your language fluency through contextual

knowledge of Middle Eastern history, culture and

society. Students taking Arabic are encouraged to take

complementary units in the relevant area studies in

order to obtain sound background knowledge of the

cultural, geopolitical and historical issues relevant to

the regions where Arabic is spoken.

Deakin Arabic is a national award winning program with

emphasis on communicative competence and innovative

teaching methodologies. Its distinguishing characteristics

lie in the areas of powerful partnerships and innovative

blended learning approaches supporting student

experiential learning. The online learning experience is

totally interactive, providing participating students with

immediate feedback on their work.

Australian studies

“Knowing Australia today by knowing our pasts”.

Australian studies brings together history, geography,

Politics, gender studies and cultural studies for a

unique interdisciplinary examination of Australia in its

contemporary, historical and global contexts. In the

process, it develops a core set of Arts degree knowledge

and disciplinary skills in units that are a synthesis of its

component disciplines and subjects of study, especially

in relation to land (AIA105), Gender Studies (AIA106);

Indigenous Australia (AIA200) and Australia and Asia

(AIA300). Australian Studies can be taken with other

degrees such as Law, Science and Education. Australian

Studies offers analysis of debates, ideas, values and

issues that situate scholarship and workplace roles in

national and international contexts. This is critical for

students who will seek employment in a globalising

workforce.

There is strong student interest in Australian studies –

around 1000 students take the first year units. Students

are drawn from across the Faculty of Arts and Education

as well as other faculties; units are also popular with

international and exchange students. Many students

utilise what they learn in primary and secondary

teaching. Australian studies is also the foundation

stone on which to build a career in journalism and the

media; law, commerce and business; tourism; cultural

institutions; public service; government organisations;

social welfare, including community development in

Australia and overseas; and libraries and information

management.

Australian Studies staff are leaders in their fields.

They publish in high impact national and international

journals, collaborate with Australian and international

scholars, contribute to current affairs in outlets such

as The Conversation, and win competitive research

grants and prizes for their research. One staff member

was awarded the Australian Geographers’ Australia-

International Medal in 2012, while another was

appointed the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair in Australian

Studies at Peking University in 2013.

A major in Australian studies will combine well with

languages, history, politics, anthropology and sociology.

Children’s literature

Deakin is a world leader in children’s and young people’s

literature and has developed a full major in the Bachelor

of Arts in this growing field. Discover major trends in

children’s texts across a range of media, and how stories

for young people reflect and challenge the values of

their time. This study area caters to students who are

interested in children’s literature as a prominent domain

of literary production and is of particular relevance

to those who intend to work with children and young

people as primary or secondary teachers and librarians,

and those who wish to produce texts for young people.

Chinese

China is Australia’s biggest trading partner and Standard

Chinese, commonly known as Mandarin Chinese, is a

major language of the world. It is the official language

in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Singapore

and widely used in community groups in Hong Kong,

South-East Asia, North America and Australia. Chinese

is also one of the five official languages of the United

Nations.

The Chinese language program at Deakin offers students

the opportunity to attain proficiency in spoken and

written Chinese and provides an understanding of the

Chinese culture and ways of life. Students studying

Chinese are encouraged to select complementary units

related to China and Asia in international relations,

Australian studies, history, language and culture studies.

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely-spoken language

in the world. By learning to speak Mandarin, you can

communicate with millions of Chinese–speaking people

around the world. As a continuing ancient civilisation,

Chinese culture is boundlessly fascinating. A knowledge

of Mandarin will help you gain a deeper understanding

of the Chinese culture. As China is rising, it is starting to

play a major role in the world.

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Criminology

Criminology explores why and how some behaviours

are defined as ‘criminal’ within society. It also considers

ways to minimise crime and harm, and critically

examines existing criminal justice policies, practices and

institutions. To consider questions of justice, criminology

draws on a number of disciplines including psychology,

law, sociology, history and Politics. Criminology requires

you to investigate the causes of crime, the ways of

understanding crime and the criminal, and deals with the

very important question of ‘what should we do about

crime?’

Deakin has an extensive Criminology program offering

more student choice than any other university in

Victoria. We offer a Criminology major sequence in

the Bachelor of Arts and a dedicated Bachelor of

Criminology. We also offer four combined degrees:

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor

of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science,

Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security, and

a Bachelor of Forensic Science/ Bachelor of Criminology.

You can also use the Trimester system to considerably

fast-track your studies.

You should study criminology if you are interested in

understanding the causes of and responses to crime

and want to pursue an exciting career in state or federal

policing, security or intelligence, corrections or prisons,

customs or border security, government or the private

sector.

For those wishing to learn more about Criminology@

Deakin please consult our blog site:

https://blogs.deakin.edu.au/criminology/

Dance

A major in dance at Deakin provides contemporary

dance training, access to guest practitioners, the skills

to choreograph your own work, as well as the chance to

develop as a collaborative artist.

Deakin is the only university where collaborative work

in dance/new media, interdisciplinary art practices and

online computer technology is a core component of the

course.

There is also a focus on skills in oral and written

communication, personal and group management,

reflection and decision-making. Final-year students

are able to participate in the creation of original

choreographic works for live performance and

performing arts (dance) internships.

You may find work as a dancer in community dance

organisations, contemporary dance companies,

contemporary performance companies, dance

associations, dance education, freelance choreography,

performing arts centres and video and film businesses.

Drama

The drama program develops your skills in contemporary

drama practices and perspectives. It comprises a

dynamic combination of acting theory and practice,

performance styles and processes, theatre history, text

studies, community theatre and technical studies.

You may find employment in community theatre, drama

associations, drama education, film and television

production, independent theatre companies and

performing arts centres.

Education studies

The Education major is designed to provide you with

skills and insights to be able to leverage your degree

to achieve employment in a broad range of education

related fields and organisations. You will learn about

educating children, young people and adults in formal

and informal contexts. It will not provide you with

accreditation for teaching in schools, but will provide

you with a solid grounding should you wish undertake

an accredited initial teacher program after completing

your BA. Some units may be credited toward these

postgraduate studies.

Film and Television

Film studies develops your creative and critical thinking

while providing you with a practical and theoretical

grounding in the production and application of film,

video and television.

Graduates can be found working in advertising agencies,

broadcast television, corporate communication

companies, film education associations, film production

companies, freelance film production, media associations

and television corporations.

Gender studies (Minor)

Our lives are intrinsically shaped by the social forces

around us including Politics, economics, culture,

knowledge and power. Gender is a primary social vehicle

in the shaping of the self in tandem with sexual identity,

class, status, the body, age and geographical location.

Necessarily, therefore, gender needs to be considered

within a multidisciplinary set of offerings.

These offerings are available to students via online and

face-to-face settings. Both options allow students to

work within groups and independently and always with

ready guidance from senior staff possessing research and

conceptual skills developed over time around gender

issues.

Choosing a gender studies minor will augment your

skills in critical thinking, policy and textual analysis,

historical inquiry, political and social theory and major

philosophical concepts. Graduates with a Gender Minor

will be well placed to pursue employment in law, social

work, public sector organisations, human resources,

education, public relations, media and communications.

Geography (Minor)

Consider some current questions and issues:

How many people will exist on planet earth in 2050?

Where and how will they live?

What will be the impacts – physical and human – of

climate change?

Why are natural disasters appearing to be more frequent

and intense and why do they impact hardest on the

poor? (such as the Haiti earthquake? Hurricane Katrina,

the Indian Ocean tsunami)

Why are we attracted to cities and what are the

implications of a global urbanisation rate of more than

50%? ie over half of the world’s population now live in

cities

Why are people migrating in ever-larger numbers?

Where are they coming from and where are they going

to?

Is the earth sustainable?

Will China and the BRICI countries (Brazil, Russia, India,

China, Indonesia) become global economic leaders and

what does this mean for us in Australia? In Melbourne?

In Geelong?

These are just some of the questions that Geography as a

discipline poses and answers.

So what is this thing called Geography?

Geography bridges the human and physical sciences. It

seeks to describe and explain the uneven distribution of

human activity across the globe. It is built around five key

concerns:

1. Location – where and why human activities are

distributed across the globe

2. Place – how do spaces become imbued with human

meanings and become places?

3. Human-environment relations and interactions

4. Movement – how and why are people and places

connected?

5. Regions – how and why is one area of the earth

similar or different to another?

Students undertaking a Geography minor will be able to:

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History

understand the nature of the discipline, its

spatial perspective, various components,

concepts, history and major debates

secure a command of those physical processes

which produce the major patterns of climate,

soils and geomorphology across the globe

analyse and recommend ways in which humanenvironment

interactions can occur in a

sustainable way

comprehend how and why human patterns of

economic, social and cultural activity vary across

the globe.

History at Deakin provides students with an exciting

range of units that will help them understand how and

why the world we live in has come about. At Deakin,

the history group concentrates on the history of the last

two centuries. Our contemporary focus ties our research

interests into our teaching and gives our students a

range of subjects which are directly relevant to their

lives today. We cover a range of history topics including:

World history of the Twentieth Century, Nineteenth

and Twentieth Century Australian history (including

Indigenous – non Indigenous encounters), European

history, Asian and Pacific history, film in history and

gender in history. The history major is also designed to

meet the needs of Deakin’s Education students, students

interested in a range of careers in the broad history field

and those students who just wish to supplement their

other university units with the study of history.

The study of history at university can lead to a range

of fascinating and rewarding careers. A significant

proportion of our history majors go on to teach history

at either primary or secondary levels. Some students

also go on to work in museums and in the broad

area of preserving cultural heritage. Deakin provides

postgraduate courses in both of these career areas.

Other career options for graduates with history majors

include: professional history, public sector positions,

history tourism, archivists and librarians, journalism,

diplomacy and management and administration. Many

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students at Deakin also wish to pursue their love of

history as an elective while taking their alternative

vocational study. History at Deakin also provides a full

honours year and post-graduate research degrees which

can lead, among many other career paths, to university

positions in history.

A major in history will combine well with language,

sociology, Australian studies and politics

Indonesian

The Indonesian program at Deakin is one of the main

providers of training and professional development for

Victorian teachers in partnership with the Department

of Education and Training (DET). Indonesia is Australia’s

closest Asian neighbour and is the fourth most populous

nation in the world. Indonesia is a major member of

ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations,

and figures prominently in Australia’s foreign policy

and international activities. At Deakin, you can study

Indonesian as an elective, a minor, a major or within the

Diploma of Indonesian.

Indonesia has a very dynamic popular culture and

internationally acknowledged traditional art forms that

include music, dance, visual arts, architecture, and

archaeology. It is also very important in the history of

the European nations as the original ‘Spice Islands.’

Today, Indonesia is an attractive destination for western

business, with many major corporations operating there.

These include Australian companies such as ANZ, Rio

Tinto, The Commonwealth Bank, and IAG as well as many

others operating in a range of economic sectors. As a

result, demand for fluent users of Indonesian is high.

The language remains one of the most widely taught in

Victorian schools, and there is a need for well-trained

Indonesian teachers.

International relations

Studying International Relations (IR) will enhance your

understanding of the key political dynamics of our time.

The discipline of IR encompasses the study of policyrelated

dynamics such as diplomacy, foreign policy

and global governance, as well as theoretical dynamics

relating to questions of order, justice and resistance in

world Politics. It also considers questions relating to the

changing nature of world Politics, evident in emerging

forms of regionalism and globalisation. The IR discipline

at Deakin University has developed undergraduate units

that address a wide range of key problems, trends and

developments in world Politics. At an undergraduate

level, we have first year units that introduce students to

IR and examine Australia’s position in the world. We also

have units that examine the dynamics of the Asia-Pacific

and Middle East regions, the foreign policy of the United

States, China’s rising position in the world, security,

human rights, the contemporary Politics of globalisation,

global governance and IR theory. These topics, and the

wider academic skills taught within IR units, prepare

students to think critically and communicate effectively

as professionals and citizens in an increasingly complex

and globalised world.

International relations combines well with politics and

policy studies, Middle East studies, and languages.

Journalism

Our long-established Journalism major prepares you

for an exciting career whether your goal is to work in

print, TV, radio or in the growing number of multimedia

industries.

Journalism at Deakin emphasises practical hands-on

learning; you not only learn about journalism you will be

producing journalism and will graduate with a portfolio

of news stories in different formats. The curriculum

covers news and feature writing, radio and TV reporting,

multimedia and online journalism, local and international

journalism and media ethics and law.

After 12 credit points, which includes at least 4 credit

points of Journalism units, you will be eligible to apply

to undertake an internship which helps you gain vital

industry experience for your CV. You also have the

option to complete a Journalism Minor. Aside from

traditional Journalism roles, graduates are highly sought

after by many organisations because of skills such as

research, writing, and production.

So it is understandable that our graduates find work in a

diverse range or organisations which include: advertising

agencies; consumer and business magazine publishers;

metropolitan, suburban and country newspapers;

press agencies; public relations agencies; publishing

companies; radio stations and television channels.

Entrepreneurial graduates are also forging careers as

freelance journalists.

Literary studies

At Deakin, literature is the door to new understandings

of culture history and identity.. Our literary studies

scholars have international profiles in, poetry, ecology,

philosophy and Australian literature, and will guide

you in critical and creative journeys through great

literature from the past to today. There are also many

opportunities for your own creative writing and critical

analysis to be developed in relationship to literature.

You may find employment opportunities in the

education sector, freelance writing, arts administration,

government departments, libraries, market research

companies, advertising and public relations agencies and

publishing companies, as well as in the development of

your own writing career.

Media studies

This is an area of rapid and continuous technological,

political, economic and social change. Much of the

recent explosion in the stock of human knowledge is

linked with developments in media. This area of study

enables you to graduate with a unique ‘multiskilled’

qualification appropriate for many careers and job

markets.

Graduates of media studies will be multiskilled media

professionals ready to embrace innovative career

pathways in digital and social media, the entertainment

industry, marketing consultancies, PR firms, magazine

publishers, film and television companies.

Middle East studies

A major in Middle East studies is one of the most popular

options at Deakin because of what you learn and how

it’s taught. The content of the units covers everything

from ancient history through to modern conflicts and the

foundations of the clashing ideologies that run through

the region today. Understanding this complexity can be

challenging, but thanks to our online role playing system,

students get to fully immerse themselves in the political

intrigues of the region. Spending two weeks pretending

to be a president, a diplomat or an extremist group might

sound daunting, but over 97% of our students indicate

that this is the most engaging and worthwhile learning

exercise they have ever undertaken at university.

Undertaking Middle East studies at Deakin is the key

to understanding what is perhaps the most important

region in the global system. No matter where you live,

the echoes of what goes on in the Middle East affect you

every time you queue up at airport security, or every

time you put petrol in your car. If you want a major that

is intriguing and relevant to a wide range of careers in

areas such as diplomacy, security, business and political

policy, then this major is the right choice for you.

Middle East studies combines well with international

relations, politics and policy studies, and languages.

Motion capture (Minor)

Motion capture facilitates the capturing of real world

movement, which can then be adjusted and applied to

virtual objects. It is an integral part of many films and

animations but it can also be used to capture movements

for analysis. It involves the ability to direct actors on the

floor and to then extract and clean up the movement for

virtual characters.

Acquire a highly specialised area of animation that is

not offered at many other universities with a suite of

practical units to help you navigate through it. Develop

a range of skills and expertise suited to careers in

the creative arts, entertainment industry, education,

visualisation and roles that involve making creative

choices, team work and communicating ideas visually.

Graduates can be found working in advertising agencies,

film production companies, the games industry,

marketing consultancies, multimedia businesses,

television corporations and web development

companies.

Philosophy

There are lots of reasons to study for a philosophy major,

but two stand out: philosophy is the most fun subject

you will do at university, and it teaches you sharp critical

thinking skills that will give you an edge whatever else

you study or whatever your future career.

Philosophy is really enjoyable because you get to look at

the fundamental questions of human existence. Other

majors tend to focus on a particular narrowly-defined

subject matter, but philosophy asks the big questions,

across differing cultural perspectives, such as: Is there a

human nature? What is the basis of morality? Is there

a God? Do we have an obligation to be just? How is

scientific knowledge possible? What is the relationship

between sex and love? These are just a few examples

of philosophical questions. It is intensely stimulating

and rewarding to be able to engage with these ideas in

discussions with your lecturers and fellow students.

A major in philosophy will give you a significant

advantage at university or in the professional workplace.

This is because the study of philosophy teaches generic

skills which are transferable to a very wide variety of

vocational courses and post-university careers – critical

thinking and analytical skills, communication skills and

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the ability to be able to think with imagination and

rigour. Studies have consistently shown that philosophy

graduates perform among the top 10% on entrance

exams for law and medicine (e.g. LSAT, GMAT, GRE).

Philosophy graduates are also popular with employers

because of their problem-solving skills and ability to

think critically.

So: try philosophy for a major that is both intellectually

rewarding and practically useful!

Photography

Learn the basic techniques and practices of photography,

using analogue and digital technologies, then progress to

a range of professional analogue and digital photographic

formats, as well as darkroom and studio environments.

Students in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Photography)

are strongly encouraged to experiment, research and

develop their own conceptual and aesthetic sensibilities.

The work undertaken at this level is applicable to

exhibition, installation, multimedia and collaborative

productions, and provides a strong basis for postgraduate

studies and professional practice. In the photography

major sequence you develop innovative projects that use

the internet to capture images of photography students

from around the world. Students are encouraged to

participate in experimental photography.

You may find employment opportunities in community

arts organisations, creative practice, freelance

photography, photo journalism, professional studio

photography and web and multimedia design companies.

Politics and policy studies

A politics and policy studies major will enhance your

understanding of the big issues in the world today, and

assist you to develop the skills to make a difference

in your lifetime. We investigate the challenge posed

to Australia and the world by climate change; asylum

seekers and refugees; development; inequality; political

parties and new social movements. We examine the

ideas behind the policy and the rhetoric. We look

globally for different solutions; investigate how policy

lessons are learned; and assess the impact on domestic

and global Politics. We examine how and why some

people are able to exercise power better than others,

and assess ideas and opportunities for addressing the

pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of

our time.

The skills you will learn in a politics and policy studies

major will set you up for a career with impact:

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How to effect political change

Critical analysis of political and policy debate

Smart interpretation of media and public

discourse

Writing, debating, and digital communication

skills

Policy analysis and briefing skills

Practical media campaigning

On-campus seminars and online discussion boards create

enhanced learning forums and the opportunity for lively

debate from different perspectives. Current events

feature strongly in many units.

Our major examines domestic Politics and policy, and

broader political dynamics within Asia, Europe, the

United States, Africa, and South America.

Professional and creative writing

Gain expertise, practical experience and develop

creative skills. The emphasis in this major is on the

achievement of professional standards, and the sklils

needed for publication. Initially, you undertake various

forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing,

progressing to editing, non-fiction and fiction writing,

script and poetry writing.

You may find employment in freelance editing and

writing, finance, health and manufacturing industries,

government departments, media and entertainment

industries, publishing companies, tourism, hospitality

and service industries.

Professional Experience and Practice (Minor)

By studying a generalist degree such as the Bachelor

of Arts (BA), you will learn and apply transferable skills

that make you highly employable across a wide range

of sectors. Employers value graduates who are critical

thinkers with problem-solving skills, and individuals who

possess self-management skills and are team players.

Deakin’s BA also places great emphasis on developing

highly effective communication skills and digital literacy

as we prepare our students to become entrepreneurial

and mobile global citizens.

In addition to the more than 30 discipline-based areas

of study we offer, ranging from anthropology through

to visual communication design, in 2017 Deakin is

introducing a new professional experience and practice

minor as part of its BA program. Consisting of four new

units purposefully tailored to provide students with realworld

learning experiences, the professional experience

and practice minor is designed to further advance the

employability and employment outcomes of Deakin

BA students and graduates (as well as those in other

courses).

Pursue your passions through studying the disciplines

of your choice as majors, and improve your career

opportunities even further by also undertaking the

professional experience and practice minor as part of

your BA degree.

Public relations

Studying public relations at Deakin prepares graduates

for employment in the growth area of professional and

strategic communication.

Our PR graduates can be found working in consultancies,

businesses, sporting organisations, all levels of

government and the non-profit sector. You’ll work

and study with the public relations teaching staff; a

dedicated team of experienced practitioners, awardwinning

teachers and committed researchers. They have

designed a Major and Minor study sequence where

you’ll undertake a mix of theory and real-world learning

tasks so you develop your critical and creative thinking

skills.

You’ll build a portfolio of work showcasing your

communication, planning and problem-solving to

future employers. You will study topics such as social

media, event management, campaigns, media relations,

marketing communication and government relations, all

through the lens of ethical and sustainable practice.

And after 12 credit points (including at least 4 credit

points of Public Relations units), you can apply to

undertake an internship where you’ll gain vital industry

experience for your CV. A public relations major or minor

is the ideal vocational complement for many other study

fields where communication skills are valued.

Sociology

Sociology is the study of society, social groups and social

relations. Thinking sociologically allows you to critically

understand the processes that shape our societies and

cultures. Sociology examines key aspects of everyday

life including: ethnicity, religion, gender, migration,

consumerism, globalisation, deviance, health, youth

culture and intimate relationships.

We’re also social researchers. Our core business lies in

teaching students how to carry out research projects

on these topics using both qualitative (interviews, focus

groups) and quantitative (large surveys) techniques. In

addition, we teach students how to analyse their data by

using dynamic theoretical frameworks. These research

skills are highly desired in both the private and public

sectors

On successful completion of the sociology major

sequence, students should have the following disciplinespecific

skills:

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an ability to explain key sociological concepts

such as socialisation, modernity, post-modernity,

gender, social class, race and ethnicity,

the family, and globalisation

an ability to identify core theoretical

understandings in sociology

an ability to apply sociological analysis to a

range of contemporary issues such as

health, family life, deviance,

international migration and the media.

an ability to understand conflict, cohesion and

social change in societies.

an ability to explain the systems, practices

and technologies of control and their historical

transformation in Western cultures.

an ability to recognise the impact of social policy

on social life.

an ability to critically assess the work of other

social researchers.

an ability to apply research methods in analysing

the social world.

Sociology combines well with languages, criminology,

anthropology, and history.

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Spanish

The recent introduction of spanish (in 2014) reinforces

the commitment to internationalisation in the Deakin

Languages program. Students learn languages, develop

cultural awareness and competency, and acquire an

international perspective. Spanish is truly a global

language, spoken by almost half a billion people

worldwide. At Deakin, you can study Spanish as an

elective, a minor, a major or within the Diploma of

Spanish.

Become a worldly citizen: study Spanish.

Spanish is a major international language with more

than 400 million speakers on 5 continents. It is the

national language of more than twenty countries and the

third most widely spoken language in the world (after

Mandarin and English). Spanish is an official language

of the United Nations and of other international

organisations such as the European union and the

Organisation of American States. In the United States

of America, Spanish is the second most widely spoken

language. In Australia, Spanish is one of the seven most

common languages (excluding English

spoken in the home (ABS Census data 2011).

Sport and society (Minor)

Historically, sport’s prominent role in society can be

traced back at least to the ancient Olympic Games in

Greece (dating from 776BCE). Today, sport enjoys everincreasing

popularity and influence as its global reach

can be gauged from local participation at grassroots

levels (junior, youth, and senior) through to professional

competitions on national and international stages.

Sport has a profound impact on society from cultural,

social, educational, political, and economic perspectives.

Indeed, some may even argue that we have reached the

stage where, to bend Karl Marx’s well-known dictum, in

the twenty-first century sport arguably has supplanted

religion as the new “opium of the people.”

Sport is a growing industry and opportunities to follow

a career path in this field have never been greater.

Accordingly, sport is a dynamic growth area of tertiarylevel

studies. Our new Sport and Society minor sequence

invites students to explore key issues surrounding

sport’s role — past and present — in the modern

world in a structured and meaningful way. Through its

interdisciplinary approach, this minor features a rich

and diverse blend of units from criminology, history,

sociology, education, business, and health.

Studies of religions

Since the turn of the 21st Century religion has played

a prominent role in the media and popular culture. The

vast majority of the world’s population hold religious

beliefs and religion also plays a significant role in

conflict and peace building, including terrorism and

international development. As a result governments,

non-governmental organisations, and the United Nations

frequently work with faith-based organisations and

scholars of religions to counter risks and to advance

human and environmental security. In addition, we are

currently living and working in places where the religious

composition varies significantly from context to context.

In some cities, the vast majority of the population is

religious, while in others growing numbers of people are

declaring no religious affiliation. Australia is becoming an

increasingly religiously diverse and non-religious society

concurrently. In order to navigate and manage this

diversity we need to develop a greater understanding of

religions and non-religious worldviews and the influence

they have on people’s identity and ways of life. Religious

and interreligious literacy are critical and highly valued

skills in and beyond Australia, and this Major will provide

students with this sought after expertise.

This major of studies of Religions is multi-disciplinary and

includes subjects with a focus on religion from sociology,

philosophy, anthropology, history and literary studies.

Students may also be able to complete a Honours year in

Studies of Religions. New subjects and study tours will be

added in 2017 and 2018.

Sustainability and society (Minor)

‘Sustainability’ is a principle that guides behaviour and

decision-making in a broad range of human domains and

professional occupations. However, what ‘sustainability’

means to different people and in different contexts can

vary. For some, ‘sustainability’ is a lifestyle choice. For

others, it is a barrier to maximising profit. Still others

try to balance the needs and wants and priorities of

humans, with the natural environment. Managing our

environmental and social expectations into the future

is a task we all face. Meeting the challenges of complex

sustainability problems requires an interdisciplinary

approach to training. Deakin already offers a suite of

units that focus on sustainability across disciplines,

Schools and Faculties. The sustainability minor draws

together these offerings into a coherent package for

students seeking a more comprehensive understanding

of sustainability than is provided within their host

degree. Students graduating with this Minor will have

some of the necessary skills in critical analysis, political

critique and problem-solving to grapple with the

environmental challenges that face our society in the

future. This Minor will suit those with an interest in

natural resource management, environmental policy,

the role of society in shaping environmental values, the

tangible human impacts of good and bad environmental

management, and the practical challenges of achieving

sustainable outcomes both in Australia and

internationally.

Visual arts

The major sequence in visual arts allows students to

invest in a range of skills across the contemporary arts.

From traditional media techniques in painting, drawing

and printmaking through to 3D modelling, video and

multi-disciplinary forms.

Critical thinking and collaboration are key skills in

the 21st century, so as individual technical skills are

enhanced the student’s capacity to adapt and critique

their environment, relate to others to problem solve, and

articulate an ethical or political position is expanded.

At levels 1 and 2 students are encouraged to respond to

studio workshops, seminars, lectures and gallery visits

through key themes that allow for skill development,

critical reflection and material exploration.

As students step from level 2 to 3 they are encouraged

to develop their own practice and research skills

through studio seminars, independent studio practice,

exhibitions in Deakin’s galleries and in working with key

organisations in Melbourne, Geelong and elsewhere.

The sequence of units develops students professionally

and can open up options for work in education, curation,

arts administration, public art, graphic design, art

therapy and for further postgraduate study.

Visual communication design

Study in the visual communication design (major)

develops both practical and theoretical skills, offering a

dynamic combination of contemporary design theory,

specialised studio practices and practical outcomes,

in a variety of associated design disciplines. Students

who complete the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual

Communication Design) are open to many career

opportunities in the areas of advertising, design studios,

print houses, corporate companies who host in-house

design services, government and private practices.

Students can choose to either specialise or explore a

multidisciplinary approach to utilise their design-based

skills in a broad range of areas. For example, graphic

design and photography for print-based media and

magazine work, UX design, design and visual arts/

illustration for digital and print publishing, design and

animation for motion graphics, web-based content

for television title sequencing, and design for public

relations and the media. The options are endless.

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SUGGESTED MAJOR

COMBINATIONS

The course maps in this section are for illustrative purposes only. Students must meet the course rules and unit requirements as set out in the

Handbook (http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/university-handbook/2017-handbook). Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or

delete details of course offerings and other information published herein. Students are advised to check the relevant Handbook online (at the

above link) for the most up-to-date information relating to their course structure and available units.

A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN HISTORY AND AUSTRALIAN

STUDIES)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIH107 - World History Between the Wars 1919-1939 (CORE

UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIA106 - Sex, Race and Australia’s People (CORE UNIT) major

sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

AIH108 - The Cold War World: 1945-1991 (CORE UNIT) major

sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIA105 - Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to

2010 (CORE UNIT) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIH264 - The Holocaust (OPTIONAL CORE UNIT) major

sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIA200 - Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century (CORE

UNIT) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Australian Studies Elective (Level 2 e.g. AIP230) major

sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 3

AIH288 - Exploring Australia’s Indigenous Pasts (OPTIONAL

CORE UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH2XX or AIH3XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT (CORE UNIT)

Australian Studies Elective (Level 2 e.g. AIP209) major

sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIH3XX

major sequence 1 – 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH399 Making History

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

History

Units

Level 1

World History Between the Wars 1919

AIH107

- 1939

AIH108 The Cold War World: 1945-1991

Level 2

AIH203

Papua New Guinea: Exploring Village,

Nation and the Kokoda Track

AIH205 Sex and Gender in History

AIH238 Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH256 Sport in History

AIH263

"History Written with Lightning": Film

and the Past

AIH264 The Holocaust

AIH267 Conflict and Memory in Modern Asia

AIH288 Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

Level 3

AIH320

AIH326

AIH389

History Internship (Final year of offer

2017)

Australia’s Empire: Colonialism in Papua

New Guinea

The French Revolution and the Struggle

for Freedom

AIH399 Making History

Major study - students must complete core units:

AIH264 or AIH288 plus AIH399

Australian Studies

Units

Level 1

Visions of Australia: Time and Space

AIA105

From 1700 to 2010 (Major study core)

AIA106

Level 2

AIA200

Sex, Race and Australia's People (Major

study core)

Indigenous Australians in the 20th

Century (Major study core)

AIH238 Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH288 Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

AIP230 Understanding Public Policy

AIP209 Asylum challenges in Australia and Asia

Level 3

AIA300

AIA301

Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to

Asian Century (Major study core)

Australian Urban Geography: National

and International Perspectives

Australia’s Empire: Colonialism in Papua

AIH326

New Guinea

Major study - students must complete 4 core units

AIA105, AIA106, AIA200 and AIA300.

.

AIH2XX or AIH3XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Australian Studies Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIA300 - Australia’s Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Australian Studies Elective (Level 2 or 3)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

* AIH238 and AIH288 count towards both majors.

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN HISTORY AND POLITICS AND

POLICY STUDIES)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIH107 - World History Between the Wars 1919-1939

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP107 – Introduction to Politics

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

AIH108 - The Cold War World: 1945-1991

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP116 - Visions and Values in Politics

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIH264 - The Holocaust (OPTIONAL CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH288 - Exploring Australia’s Indigenous Pasts (OPTIONAL

CORE UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH2XX or AIH3XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

History

Units

Level 1

World History Between the Wars 1919

AIH107

- 1939

AIH108 The Cold War World: 1945-1991

Level 2

AIH203

Papua New Guinea: Exploring Village,

Nation and the Kokoda Track

AIH205 Sex and Gender in History

AIH238 Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH256 Sport in History

AIH263

"History Written with Lightning": Film

and the Past

AIH264 The Holocaust

AIH267 Conflict and Memory in Modern Asia

AIH288 Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

Level 3

AIH320

History Internship (Final year of offer

2017)

Politics and Policy Studies

Units

Level 1

AIP107 Introduction to Politics

AIP116 Visions and Values in Politics

Level 2

AIP230 Understanding Public Policy

AIE255

Issues and Themes in Middle East

Politics

AIP243 Europe's Political Transformation

AIP245 Environmental Politics

AIP208

Government and Politics of the United

States

AIP209 Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIP211 Politics of Development

AIP247 Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies

Level 3

AIP300 Democracy and Dissent

AIP301 Political Parties and Social Movements

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH326

Australia’s Empire: Colonialism in Papua

New Guinea

YEAR 3

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIH389

The French Revolution and the Struggle

for Freedom

AIH399 Making History

AIH3XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH399 Making History (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Major study - students must complete core units:

AIH264 or AIH288 plus AIH399

AIP301- Political Parties and Social Movements (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP300 – Democracy and Dissent (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN MIDDLE EAST STUDIES,

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICS AND POLICY STUDIES)

Middle East Studies

International Relations

Politics and Policy Studies

YEAR 1

Units

Units

Units

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIE153 – Historical Foundations of the Middle East (CORE

UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIR108 – International Relations (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP107 – Introduction to Politics (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 3 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

AIE154 – Modern Middle East Politics (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIR120 – Australia and the World (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP116 – Visions and Values in Politics (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 3 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIE255 – Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics (CORE

UNIT) major sequences 1, 2 & 3 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Middle East Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

International Relations Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP2XX

major sequence 3 – 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 3

AIR242 – Theories of International Relations (CORE UNIT)

major sequences 1 & 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Middle East Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP2XX

major sequence 3 – 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP2XX

major sequence 3 – 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Middle East Studies Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

International Relations Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

AIE364 – The Arab-Israeli Conflict (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

International Relations Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Level 1

AIE153

AIE154

Level 2

AIE255

Historical Foundations of the

Middle East

Modern Middle East

Politics

Issues and Themes in

Middle East Politics

AIH264 The Holocaust

ASC233

International

Migration and

Multicultural Societies

ASP214 Justice and Equality

ASP216

AIR234

AIR242

AIR244

Level 3

AIR345

AIE364

AIE365

Ethics in Global

Society

Order and Justice in

World Politics

Theories of

International Relations

Conflict, Security and

Terrorism

American Foreign

Policy

The Arab-Israeli

Conflict

Middle East Study Tour

Major study - students must complete

AIE153, AIE154, AIE255 and AIE364

Level 1

AIR108 International Relations

AIR120 Australia and the World

Level 2

AIE255

Issues and Themes in

Middle East Politics

AIR205 The Rise of China

AIR236

AIR234

AIR242

AIR243

AIR244

AIR292

AIS202

Level 3

AIE365

AIR345

AIR348

AIR349

Controversies in Global

Capitalism

Order and Justice in

World Politics

Theories of International

Relations

International Relations of

the Asia-Pacific

Conflict, Security and

Terrorism

Study Tour: America and

the International System

Study Tour: International

and Intercultural Studies

Middle East Study Tour

American Foreign Policy

Beyond Borders:

Transnational Activism in

World Politics

Transnational Diplomacy

and Policy

Major study - students must

complete core unit: AIR242

Level 1

AIP107 Introduction to Politics

AIP116 Visions and Values in Politics

Level 2

AIP230 Understanding Public Policy

AIE255

AIP243

Issues and Themes in Middle

East Politics

Europe's Political

Transformation

AIP245 Environmental Politics

AIP208

AIP209

Government and Politics of

the United States

Asylum Challenges in

Australia and Asia

AIP211 Politics of Development

AIP247

Media and Politics: Campaign

Strategies

Level 3

AIP300 Democracy and Dissent

AIP301

Political Parties and Social

Movements

International Relations Elective (Level 2)

AIP300 – Democracy and Dissent (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

major sequence 3 – 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP301 – Political Parties and Social movements (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 3 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIE255 counts towards all three majors.

**AIR234, AIR242, AIR244, AIR345 and AIE365 count towards both Middle East Studies and International Relation majors.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN MIDDLE EAST STUDIES AND

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIE153 – Historical Foundations of the Middle East (CORE

UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIR108 – International Relations (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

AIE154 – Modern Middle East Politics (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIR120 – Australia and the World (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIE255 – Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics (CORE UNIT)

major sequences 1 & 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Middle East Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

International Relations Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 3

AIR242 – Theories of International Relations (CORE UNIT)

major sequences 1 & 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Middle East Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Middle East Studies - unit set code MJ-A000053

Units

Level 1

AIE153

AIE154

Level 2

AIE255

Historical Foundations of the Middle East

Modern Middle East Politics

Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIH264 The Holocaust

ASC233

International Migration and Multicultural

Societies

ASP214 Justice and Equality

ASP216 Ethics in Global Society

AIR234 Order and Justice in World Politics

AIR242 Theories of International Relations

AIR244 Conflict, Security and Terrorism

Level 3

AIR345 American Foreign Policy

AIE364

AIE365

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Middle East Study Tour

Major study - students must complete AIE153, AIE154,

AIE255 and AIE364

International Relations - unit set code MJ-A000018

Units

Level 1

AIR108 International Relations

AIR120 Australia and the World

Level 2

AIE255 Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIR205 The Rise of China

AIR236 Controversies in Global Capitalism

AIR234 Order and Justice in World Politics

AIR242 Theories of International Relations

AIR243 International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

AIR244 Conflict, Security and Terrorism

AIR292

AIS202

Study Tour: America and the International

System

Study Tour: International and Intercultural

Studies

Level 3

AIE365 Middle East Study Tour

AIR345 American Foreign Policy

AIR348

Beyond Borders: Transnational Activism in

World Politics

AIR349 Transnational Diplomacy and Policy

Major study - students must complete core unit:

AIR242

Middle East Studies Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

International Relations Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

International Relations Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

AIE364 – The Arab-Israeli Conflict (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

International Relations Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

*AIE255, AIR234, AIR242, AIR244, and AIR345 count towards both majors.

Other complementary major sequences to Middle East Studies are Arabic language and Politics. Ask about doing a language major or one of

the Language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

AND POLICY STUDIES)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASP129 – Love, Sex and Death

(OPTIONAL CORE UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP107 – Introduction to Politics (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

ASP109 – Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond OR

ASR100 World Religions (OPTIONAL CORE UNITS)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP116 - Visions and Values in Politics (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASP2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASP2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 3

ASP2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASP2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Philosophy

Units

Level 1

ASR100 World Religions

ASP109

Freedam and Power: Existentialism and

Beyond

ASP129 Love, Sex and Death

Level 2

ASP208 Introduction to Logical Reasoning

ASP214 Justice and Equality

ASP215

Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good

Life

ASP216 Ethics in Global Society

ASP224 Freud and Philosophy

ASP227

Philosophies of Religion: Western,

Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries

ASP228 Philosophy, Art, Film

ASP263 Buddhist Studies in India

ASP210 Plato and Nietzsche

Level 3

ASP309 20th Century French Philosophy

ASP326 Language and Reality

Major study: Students to select two level 1 units from

ASR100, ASP109, ASP129

Politics and Policy Studies

Units

Level 1

AIP107 Introduction to Politics

AIP116 Visions and Values in Politics

Level 2

AIP230 Understanding Public Policy

AIE255 Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIP243 Europe's Political Transformation

AIP245 Environmental Politics

AIP208

Government and Politics of the United

States

AIP209 Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

AIP211 Politics of Development

AIP247 Media and Politics: Campaign Strategies

Level 3

AIP300 Democracy and Dissent

AIP301 Political Parties and Social Movements

AIP301- Political Parties and Social Movements (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

ASP309 - 20 th Century French Philosophy (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIP300 – Democracy and Dissent (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASP326 – Language and Reality (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Politics & Policy Studies Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

* For the Philosophy major, students have the option of choosing any two out of the three Level 1 units e.g. ASP129 and ASR100, ASP129 and

ASP109, or ASR100 and ASP109.

A major in Philosophy with Politics & Policy Studies or International Relations provides students with a coherent course of study.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN SOCIOLOGY AND

CRIMINOLOGY)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASC101 – Introduction to Sociology A (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR101 – Introducing Crime and Criminology (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

ASC102 – Introduction to Sociology B (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR102 - Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Sociology Elective (Level 2)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR2XX

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR201 – Issues in Criminal Justice (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR2XX

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 3

ASC250 – Contemporary Social Research (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Sociology Elective (Level 2 or 3 e.g. AST205)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR202 – Criminology Theory (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Sociology

Units

Level 1

ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A

ASC102 Introduction to Sociology B

Level 2

ASC206 Sociology of Health

ASC207

Consumerism, Gender and

Sustainability

ASC210 Youth Culture and Identity

ASC211 Religion and Social Change

ASC233

International Migration and

Multicultural Societies

ASC250 Contemporary Social Research

ASC287 Love, Sex and Relationships

AST205 Sport, Bodies, Action!

Level 3

ASC304

Culture and Control: Boundaries and

Identities

ASC308 Sociology and the Modern World

ASC320

ASC321

Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic

Age

Sociology Internship (Final year of offer

2017)

ASC346 Media, Stories and Power

Criminology

Units

Level 1

ACR101

ACR102

Introducing Crime and Criminology

(Core)

Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice

(Core)

Level 2

ACR201 Issues in Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR203 Crime, Victims and Justice

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security

ACR204 Crime, Media and Justice

ACR202 Criminology Theory (Core)

Level 3

ACR301

International and Comparative Criminal

Justice (Core)

ACR302 Criminology Research (Core)

Major study - students must complete six core units:

ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and

ACR302.

ASC308 – Social Theory Rewired: Power, Passion and Post

Humanism (CORE UNIT) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR301 – International and Comparative Criminal Justice

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Sociology Elective (Level 2 or 3)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Sociology Elective (Level 3)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR302 – Criminology Research (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Major study - students must complete core units

ASC250 and ASC308

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND

CRIMINOLOGY)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASS101 – Peoples of the World (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR101 – Introducing Crime and Criminology (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

ASS102 – Culture and Communication (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR102 - Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASS2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASS2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASS2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASS2XX

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Anthropology

Units

Level 1

ASS101 Peoples of the World

ASS102 Culture and Communication

Level 2

ASS203 Being Human (With the Nonhuman)

ASS204 Urban Spaces, Global Places

ASS205

Anthropology of Poverty and

Development

ASS206 Medical Anthropology

ASS233 Myth and Ritual

ASS234 Environmental Anthropology

Level 3

ASS329 Anthropology of Crime and Violence

ASS330 Cyborg Anthropology

Criminology

Units

Level 1

ACR101

ACR102

Introducing Crime and Criminology

(Core)

Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice

(Core)

Level 2

ACR201 Issues in Criminal Justice (Core)

ACR203 Crime, Victims and Justice

ACR210 Crime, Surveillance and Society

ACR211 Crime Prevention and Security

ACR212 Crime, Surveillance and Technology

ACR213 Crime, Terrorism and Security

ACR204 Crime, Media and Justice

ACR202 Criminology Theory (Core)

Level 3

ACR301

International and Comparative Criminal

Justice (Core)

ACR201 – Issues in Criminal Justice (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR2XX

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR202 – Criminology Theory (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 – 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR302 Criminology Research (Core)

Major study - students must complete six core units:

ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and

ACR302.

YEAR 3

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASS329 – Anthropology of Crime and Violence (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR301 – International and Comparative Criminal Justice

(CORE UNIT) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR2XX

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASS300 – Cyborg Anthropology (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACR302 – Criminology Research (CORE UNIT)

major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH AUSTRALIAN STUDIES MAJOR AND

GEOGRAPHY MINOR)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

AIA106 - Sex, Race and Australia’s People

(CORE UNIT) major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIG103 – People and Place: An Introduction to Human

Geography minor sequence – 1 CREDIT POINT minor sequence

- 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

AIA105 - Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to

2010 (CORE UNIT) major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

SLE102 - Physical Geography minor sequence - 1 CREDIT

POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Australian Studies

Units

Level 1

Visions of Australia: Time and Space

AIA105

From 1700 to 2010 (Major study core)

AIA106

Level 2

AIA200

Sex, Race and Australia's People (Major

study core)

Indigenous Australians in the 20th

Century (Major study core)

AIH238 Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH288 Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

AIP230 Understanding Public Policy

AIP209 Asylum challenges in Australia and Asia

Geography

Units

Level 1

AIG103

People and Place: An Introduction to

Human Geography

SLE102 Physical Geography

Level 2

AIG211 Geographies of Heritage and Tourism

Level 3

AIA301

Australian Urban Geography: National

and International Perspectives

AIA200 - Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century (CORE

UNIT) major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Australian Studies Elective (Level 2) major sequence – 1

CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 3

AIG211 – Geographies of Heritage and Tourism minor

sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Australian Studies Elective (Level 2) major sequence – 1

CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Level 3

AIA300

AIA301

AIH326

Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to

Asian Century (Major study core)

Australian Urban Geography: National

and International Perspectives

Australia’s Empire: Colonialism in Papua

New Guinea

Major study - students must complete 4 core units

AIA105, AIA106, AIA200 and AIA300.

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Australian Studies Elective (Level 3 e.g. AIH326)

major sequence – 1 CREDIT POINT

Level 3 Elective – 1 CREDIT POINT

AIA300 - Australia’s Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century

(CORE UNIT) major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIA301 – Australian Urban Geography: National and

International Perspectives

major & minor sequences – 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

* AIA301 counts towards both major and minor sequences.

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH SOCIOLOGY MAJOR AND GENDER

STUDIES MINOR)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASC101 – Introduction to Sociology A (CORE UNIT)

major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Gender Studies Unit (Level 1 e.g. ASP129 or AIA106)

minor sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

ASC102 – Introduction to Sociology B (CORE UNIT)

major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Gender Studies Unit (Level 1 e.g. AGS101)

minor sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

Sociology Elective (Level 2)

major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Gender Studies Unit (Level 1 or 2)

minor sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASC250 – Contemporary Social Research (CORE UNIT)

major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Sociology Elective (Level 2 or 3 e.g. AST205)

major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Sociology

Units

Level 1

ASC101 Introduction to Sociology A

ASC102 Introduction to Sociology B

Level 2

ASC206 Sociology of Health

ASC207

Consumerism, Gender and

Sustainability

ASC210 Youth Culture and Identity

ASC211 Religion and Social Change

ASC233

International Migration and

Multicultural Societies

ASC250 Contemporary Social Research

ASC287 Love, Sex and Relationships

AST205 Sport, Bodies, Action!

Level 3

ASC304

Culture and Control: Boundaries and

Identities

ASC308 Sociology and the Modern World

Gender Studies

Units

Level 1

AGS101

Sex and Gender: Ideas That Changed

the World

ASP129 Love, Sex and Death

AIA106 Sex, Race and Australia’s People

Level 2

ACR203 Crime, Victims and Justice

AIH205 Sex and Gender in the British Empire

ASC206 Sociology of Health

ASC287 Love, Sex and Relationships

Level 3

ALL326 Material Girls, Material Boys

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASC320

Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic

Age

YEAR 3

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ASC308 – Social Theory Rewired: Power, Passion and Post

Humanism (CORE UNIT) major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Sociology Elective (Level 3)

major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

ASC321

Sociology Internship (Final year of offer

2017)

ASC346 Media, Stories and Power

Major study - students must complete core units

ASC250 and ASC308

ALL326 - Materials Girls, Material Boys

minor sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Sociology Elective (Level 3)

major sequence - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

* ASC206 and ASC287 count towards both sequences.

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN FILM AND TELEVISION AND

PHOTOGRAPHY)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ACF104 Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

(core unit) major sequence 1- 1 Credit Point

ACI102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1 (core unit) major

sequence 2-1 Credit Point

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACF103 Writing with the Camera

(core unit) major sequence 1 -1 Credit Point

ACI101 Still Images (core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 Credit

Point

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Film and Television

Units

Level 1

ACF103

ACF104

Level 2

Writing with the Camera

Moving Pictures: Screening Film

History

ACF202 Documentary Production Practice

Photography

Units

Level 1

ACI101 Still Images

ACI102 Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1

Level 2

ACI201 Alternative Imaging

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACF205 Television Production

ACF206

Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and

Psychoanalysis

Level 3

ACI202

ACI203

ACI204

Advanced Digital Imaging

Photographic Practice

Contemporary Photography

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ACF301

Independent Production Practice

Level 3

ACF202 Documentary Production Practice (core unit) major

sequence 1 - 1 Credit Point

ACF206 Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

(core unit) major sequence 1- 1 Credit Point

ACF320

Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary

Australian Cinema

ACC317

Communication and Creative Arts

Internship A

ACF205 Television Production

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 Credit Point

ACI203 Photographic Practice

(core unit) major sequence 2- 1 Credit Point

ACI204 Contemporary Photography

(core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 Credit Point

ACI201 Alternative Imaging

(core unit) major sequence 2- 1 1 Credit Point

ACI202 Advanced Digital Imaging

(core unit) major sequence 2- 1 1 Credit Point

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

AIH263

“History Written with Lightning”: Film and

the Past

Note: The following units are also available in addition to the major

sequence:

ACC317

ACC318

Communication and Creative Arts

Internship A

Communication and Creative Arts

Internship B

ACI301

Shifting Focus: Experimental

Photography and Creative Practice

ACI302 Lighting Design 2

ACI303

New Worlds: Intersections of Art and

Science

YEAR 3

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ACF301 Independent Production Practice

(core unit) major sequence 1- 1 Credit Point

ACF320 Mad Max Meets Priscilla -

Contemporary Australian Cinema

(core unit) major sequence 1- 1 Credit Point

AIH263 "History Written with Lightning": Film and the Past

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 Credit Point

ACI302 Lighting Design 2(core unit) major sequences 2 - 1

Credit Point

ACI303 New Worlds: Intersections of Art and Science (optional

core unit) - 1 Credit Point

ACI301 Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative

Practice (core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 Credit Point

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN LITERARY STUDIES AND

DRAMA)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ALL101 The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACP109 Improvisation: Principles in Action

(core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACP177 Genre and Performance

(core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ALL201 Love, Death and Poetry

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACP205 Performance, Image, Site (ACP305) or

ACP206 Performance, Authenticity, Adaption (ACP306)

(core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ALL202 Writing Modern World

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ALL260 Australian Literature

(core unit) major sequence 1- 1 CREDIT POINT

ACP280 Major Performance Project: Page to Stage

(core unit) major sequence 2 – 2 CREDIT POINT

Literary Studies

Units

Level 1

The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and

ALL101

Others

From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its

ALL102

Obsessions

Level 2

ALL201 Love, Death and Poetry

ALL202 Writing Modern Worlds

ALL260 Australian Literature

ALL274 Supernatural Literature

Level 3

ALL372 Literatures of Hell and Heaven

ALL375 Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

ALL376 Classics and Trash

ALL378 Literature and War

ALL381

Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in

the World

Drama

Units

Level 1

ACP109

ACP177

Level 2

ACP205

ACP206

ACP280

Level 3

ACP323

ACP378

Improvisation: Principles in Action

Genre and Performance

Performance, Image, Site

Performance, Authenticity,

Adaption

Major Performance Project: Page to

Stage (2 credit points)

Out of the Box: Theatre in

Alternative Contexts

Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre (2

credit points)

Major study - students to select one of ACP205 or

ACP206

Note: The following unit may also be taken in addition

to the prescribed major sequence.

ACC317

Communication and Creative Arts

Internship A

YEAR 3

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ACC318

Communication and Creative Arts

Internship B

ALL372 Philosophies of Hell and Heaven

(core unit) major sequence 1- 1CREDIT POINT

ALL376 Classics and Trash

(core unit) major sequence 1-1 CREDIT POINT

ALL381 Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the

World (core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACP323 Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts

(core unit) major sequence 2 -1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACP378 Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre

(core unit) major sequence 2-2-1 CREDIT POINT

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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A300 BACHELOR OF ARTS (WITH MAJORS IN VISUAL COMMUNICATION

DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS)

YEAR 1

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ACG103 Design Skills

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACG102 Design and Typography

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Visual Communication Design

Units

Level 1

ACG102 Design and Typography

Visual Arts

Units

Level 1

ACV101 Contemporary Art Practice: Body

ACV101 Contemporary Art Practice: Body

(core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACV102 Contemporary Art Practice: Space

(core unit) major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACG103

Design Skills

ACV102

Contemporary Art Practice: Space

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Level 2

Level 2

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

YEAR 2

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ACG206 Web Design and Interactivity

ACG204 Design and Society

ACG204

ACG206

ACG207

ACG208

Design and Society

Web Design and Interactivity

Professional Practice in Design

Branding Design

ACV205

ACV206

ACV207

Contemporary Art Practice: Pluralism

Contemporary Art Practice: Abstraction

Fear and Loathing in the Visual Arts: Art

Since 1989

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACG207 Professional Practice in Design

(core unit) major sequence 1- 1 CREDIT POINT

ACV205 Contemporary Art Practice: Pluralism

(core unit) major sequences 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACG208 Branding Design

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACV206 Contemporary Art Practice: Abstraction

(core unit) major sequences 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Level 3

ACG305

ACG307

Design Practice

Global Design Strategies

ACV210 Integrated Practice 1

Level 3

ACV306 Artists' Books Studio (Final offering 2016)

ACV207 Fear and Loathing in the Visual Arts: Art Since 1989

(core unit) major sequences 2 - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACV307

ACV308

Contemporary Art Practice: Research

Contemporary Art Practice: Production (2

credit points)(Final offering 2017)

YEAR 3

TRIMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 2

ACG305 Design Practice

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1CREDIT POINT

ACG307 Global Design Strategies

(core unit) major sequence 1 - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACV310 Integrated Practice 2 or ACV307 Contemporary Art

Practice: Research or ACV311 Visual Arts History and Theory

in the Expanded Field (core unit)major sequence 2 - 1 CREDIT

POINT

ACV312 Contemporary Art Practice: Production

(core unit) major sequence 2-1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

ACV310 Integrated Practice 2 (Commencing 2018)

ACV311 Visual Arts History and Theory in the Expanded

Field (Commencing 2018)

Note: The following units may be taken in addition to

the major sequence:

ACC317

ACC318

Communication and Creative Arts

Internship A

Communication and Creative Arts

Internship B

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Elective - 1 CREDIT POINT

Have you considered a language? Ask about doing a minor or major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish – or enrol for one of the

language Diplomas alongside your BA. All languages are taught from beginner’s level.

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BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR OF CRIMINOLOGY

Year

2017 course information

Year

2017 course information

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR COURSES AND MAJORS

Course overview

A Deakin Bachelor of Arts degree offers

enormous flexibility, allowing you to keep

your career options open and design

your course around your interests and for

maximum employability.

All arts major sequences are taught as a

combination of practical and theoretical

learning, with many areas of study offering

work placements.

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts,

students must complete 24 credit points as

follows:

Or

Campus

Cloud (online)

Duration

CRICOS course code

Deakin course code

Plus

• two major sequences of at least

8 credit points each. Majors must

comprise 2 credit points at level 1

and a minimum of 2 credit points at

level 3 (unless otherwise stated).

• one major of at least 8 credit points

and one minor of at least 4 credit

points cosisting of a minimum of 1

credit point at level one and no more

than 1 credit point at level 3**

• No more than 10 credit points of

units at level 1.

• A minimum of 4 credit points at level

3.

• Up to a maximum of 8 credit points

may be taken from outside the Arts

course grouped units.

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Yes

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

012762C

A300

The Faculty offters two units AIX160 Introduction to

University Study and AIX117 Professional Writing for

Work, that are specifically designed to ease the transition

into university study. New students are encouraged to

enrol in one or both of these units in their first year.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/bachelor-arts

You may also be

interested in the combined

Bachelor of Arts degrees:

A401 Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours)

D303 Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

D311 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

D312 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

D313 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce

D391 Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor

of Arts

Campus

Cloud (online)

Duration

CRICOS course code

Deakin course code

Course overview

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Yes

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

057849B

A329

Deakin’s Bachelor of Criminology provides a

comprehensive course of study in this growing academic

field. Deakin has one of the few dedicated criminology

courses in Australia, allowing us to offer a wide variety

of criminology topics. The degree provides a solid

educational foundation in the principles of criminological

thoughts and research that will enable graduates

to choose between seeking employment in related

industries and seeking to undertake further study.

Deakin’s criminology program involves broad fields of

study with students covering a considerable breadth

and depth of crime and criminal justice issues, as well

as specialisation in areas such as victimology, media,

terrorism, crime prevention, security and surveillance.

You will have the opportunity to complete the

Criminology Practicum in your final year of study,

a unit that brings the professions to the classroom

(including online via the ‘cloud’) with practitioner-driven

seminars, activities bridging theory and practice, and

the development of an e-portfolio that can be used for

employment or career development.

The course aims to produce graduates with the ability to

engage in debates concerning crime and justice issues,

matters that are part of everyday life, and practical

knowledge and skills in an engaging field of study with

diverse career prospects.

In line with Deakin’s commitment to providing flexible

study options, you can choose to study the Bachelor of

Criminology full time or part time. All subjects provide

considerable online activities. You will also have the

opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies,

completing the Bachelor of Criminology in just two years

by making the most of Deakin’s trimester system.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/bachelor-criminology

You may also be

interested in the combined

Bachelor of Criminology degrees:

D329 Bachelor of Forensic Science/Bachelor of

Criminology

D335 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws

D380 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Cyber Security

D390 Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of

Psychological Science

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BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Year

Campus

Cloud (online)

Duration

Deakin course code

Course overview

2017 course information

The Bachelor of International Studies is a course for

students seeking an international orientation, with

a commitment to a period of study at an overseas

university, internship at an international organisation or

participation in an in-country language program.

You will learn a range of skills in analysis and

interpretation of the international forces shaping

government, business and community life in

contemporary Australia. You will also develop a

systematic understanding of other countries and

societies, as well as cross-cultural competencies, through

an internationally oriented curriculum.

You can study major sequences in Anthropology, Arabic,

Chinese, Indonesian, International Relations, Language

and Culture Studies, Middle East Studies, Politics and

Policy Studies or Spanish.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/bachelor-international-studies

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Yes

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

A326

You may also be

interested in the combined

International Studies degrees:

D323 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International

Studies

D338 Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of

Commerce

BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

(GLOBAL SCHOLAR)

Year

Campus

Cloud (online)

Duration

Deakin course code

Course overview

2017 course information

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Yes

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

A306

This interdisciplinary course is designed for high

achieving students who want to combine study and

travel and proactively build a global career from the very

start of their studies. Students will develop intercultural

competencies, transversal skills and gain important skills

of analysis, critical thinking and reflection, all of which

are essential for effective personal and professional

operation in international environments.

The course follows the same unit structure as the

existing Bachelor of International Studies (A326) of 6

core units, a choice of a major sequence, second major,

minor or elective study options, but requires a higher

level of international activity and engagement: students

must complete at least 4 credit points of international

experience, which is supported through the award of a

$3000 scholarship. Students must maintain a Distinction

average and have Course Director approval for the

proposed international experience. The extended 4

credit point minimum for the international experience

requirement and mandatory completion of an internship

and Global Citizenship Program will significantly enhance

students’ study experience and help ensure that they are

in the strongest possible position to pursue their chosen

career path after graduation.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/bachelor-international-studies-global-scholar

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LANGUAGE DIPLOMAS

Year

Campus

Cloud (online)

Duration

Deakin course code

Diploma of Arabic

2017 course information

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Arabic - Yes, Chinese - No, Indonesian - Yes, Spanish - Yes

3 years part-time

Whether you’re brushing up or starting from scratch

with a whole new language, Deakin’s Diploma of Arabic

is designed to sharpen your language skills and deepen

your cultural understanding. It’s a great complement to

your studies in any discipline, plus you’ll gain a global

perspective and boost your employability.

You’ll gain fluency by developing skills in grammar,

vocabulary and sentence structure through

participation in activities across a range of topics. You’ll

also get the chance to learn about various cultural,

sociolinguistic and sociocultural considerations relevant

to the language that you choose to study.

A diploma in Arabic will give you a competitive

advantage for roles in business, diplomacy, foreign

policy and international development. You’ll graduate

with competency in the language, and ready for a range

of local and international careers.

An optional Arabic in-country study program means

you can also immerse yourself in international cultures,

practising the language with native speakers of Arabic

in its natural and authentic environment. The eightweek

study program is held in Oman or Abo Dhabi,

giving you the opportunity to develop practical

language skills and to learn about the culture and way

of life in the host country.

Diploma of Chinese

Whether you’re brushing up or starting from scratch

with a whole new language, Deakin’s Diploma of

Chinese is designed to sharpen your language skills

and deepen your cultural understanding. It’s a great

complement to your studies in any discipline, plus you’ll

gain a global perspective and boost your employability.

You’ll gain fluency by developing skills in grammar,

vocabulary and sentence structure through

participation in activities across a range of topics. You’ll

also get the chance to learn about various cultural,

A221 Diploma of Arabic, A222 Diploma of Chinese, A223 Diploma of Indonesian,

A224 Diploma of Spanish

sociolinguistic and sociocultural considerations relevant

to the language that you choose to study.

A diploma in Chinese will give you a competitive

advantage for roles in business, diplomacy, foreign policy

and international development. You’ll graduate with

competency in the language, and ready for a range of

local and international careers.

An optional in-country language program means that

you have the opportunity to spend between six and

eight weeks studying language and culture in its own

environment. This will enable you to converse, read

and write about more complex topics and to discuss

ideas and information. You will also build upon your

knowledge of grammar based on what you have learned

previously.

Diploma of Indonesian

Whether you’re brushing up or starting from scratch with

a whole new language, Deakin’s Diploma of Indonesian

is designed to sharpen your language skills and deepen

your cultural understanding. It’s a great complement to

your studies in any discipline, plus you’ll gain a global

perspective and boost your employability.

You’ll gain fluency by developing skills in grammar,

vocabulary and sentence structure through participation

in activities across a range of topics. You’ll also get the

chance to learn about various cultural, sociolinguistic

and sociocultural considerations relevant to the language

that you choose to study.

A diploma in Indonesian will give you a competitive

advantage for roles in business, diplomacy, foreign policy

and international development. You’ll graduate with

competency in the language, and ready for a range of

local and international careers.

An optional in-country language program means that

you have the opportunity to spend between six and

eight weeks studying language and culture in its own

environment. This will enable you to converse, read

and write about more complex topics and to discuss

ideas and information. You will also build upon your

knowledge of grammar based on what you have learned

previously.

Diploma of Spanish

Whether you’re brushing up or starting from scratch with

a whole new language, Deakin’s Diploma of Spanish is

designed to sharpen your language skills and deepen

your cultural understanding. It’s a great complement to

your studies in any discipline, plus you’ll gain a global

perspective and boost your employability.

Through the Diploma of Spanish, you’ll gain fluency in

Spanish by developing an understanding of grammatical

structures and lexical fields through a communicative

approach, and by developing skills through guided

activities that target listening, speaking, reading and

writing competencies. The completion of six languageacquisition

units ensures a high level of proficiency in the

target language. In addition, through two thematic units,

you’ll develop a nuanced understanding of the cultural,

historical, sociolinguistic and political dimensions of the

societies and cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking

world.

With over 400 million Spanish speakers across more

than twenty countries, the Diploma of Spanish places

graduates at a competitive advantage for roles in

business, diplomacy, education, journalism, foreign

policy and international development. You’ll graduate

with competency in Spanish (B1/B2 CEFRL) and ready for

a range of local and international careers.

An optional in-country study program means you

can also immerse yourself in international cultures,

practicing the language with native speakers in its natural

environment. The six-week intensive study program held

in Lima (PUCP, Peru) gives you the chance to develop

practical language skills and to immerse yourself in the

culture and way of life of your host country. The Spanish

in-country program includes guided visits to sites of

interest, as well as a visit to the pre-Colombian Incan

citadel of Machu Picchu.

Language Diplomas are studied alongside your

Bachelor’s degree, giving you an additional skill set and a

competitive edge.

You may also be interested in

the combined Language degrees:

D317 Bachelor of Arts- Chinese/Bachelor of

Commerce

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BACHELOR OF ARTS/MASTER OF ARTS

(INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)

BACHELOR OF ARTS - ADVANCED

(HONOURS)

Year

2017 course information

Year

2017 course information

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Cloud (online)

Yes

Cloud (online)

Yes

Duration

4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Deakin course code

D305

Deakin course code

A401

Course overview

Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts (International

Relations) aims to produce graduates who are able to

demonstrate high level skills of theoretical and empirical

analysis and interpretation of global issues and events.

In addition, the course will give students a substantial

understanding of the complexities of contemporary

international relations.

Our course is unique, providing students with the

knowledge to examine key contemporary issues in a

global context. Students gain skills in policy analysis

and develop a systematic understanding of the threats

to peace and security, and the global forces shaping

political, social and economic life.

The program also offers study abroad and internship

programs, giving students the opportunity to gain

international and professional experience.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.

edu.au/course/bachelor-arts-master-arts-internationalrelations

High performing students will be attracted to Deakin’s

Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours) as it allows them

to enrol immediately in a four-year Honours degree.

The Bachelor of Arts – Advanced (Honours) provides an

advanced level of knowledge in a particular disciplinary

area. It gives students the opportunity to develop

and apply skills of critical and systematic thinking; an

imaginative understanding of and appreciation for

the theory and practice of the social sciences, the

humanities, and the arts; enhanced cultural sensitivity

and understanding through genuine reciprocity of values;

skills and knowledge relevant to employment in an

international workforce; and familiarity with the use and

importance of technology in learning and employment.

Completion of Honours denotes that a student can

undertake an independent research of quality, and for

some, it can be the start of further study such as PhD.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/bachelor-arts-advanced-honours

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BEYOND YOUR BACHELOR OF ARTS

The aim of this booklet has been to provide you with information on the range of disciplines you can

study whilst completing your Bachelor of Arts. The choices are huge, and over the course of your study,

the flexibility the BA provides will allow you to find your passion. Hopefully this passion will continue

into your future career.

While you are just at the start of your university study, and all of the options you have in front of you

may be daunting, I would encourage you to also keep your eye on the future – if just a little bit. I hope

that the experiences you gain in completing your BA will awaken your curiosity and make you life-long

learners. For many of you, the BA will be just the first of a number of qualifications you earn over the

course of your life!

As you start your study at Deakin, it is valuable to be aware of some of the options you have when

you complete your degree. Some of you may wish to delve further into a particular discipline and so

may be interested in completing a fourth year of study – allowing you to graduate with a BA (Honours)

degree. Others may decide that postgraduate qualifications in Politics and Policy, International Relations,

Communication, Creative Arts, Writing and Literature, International and Community Development,

Humanitarian Assistance or Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies may help you acquire the job you

dream about. All these areas of study are also available at Deakin – plus a whole lot more!

So as you begin your studies, keep in mind that choices and opportunities also exist in the future.

Good luck with your studies and congratulations for choosing to study the BA at Deakin University.

COURSE SUMMARY FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)

Year

Campus

Cloud (online)

Duration

CRICOS course code

Deakin course code

Course overview

This course gives high-achieving Bachelor of

Arts graduates the opportunity to undertake

advanced study in their chosen discipline.

As a student, you’ll undertake both coursework

and a substantial research project (thesis)

under the supervision of an academic with a

professional research record. Conducting your

own research will allow you to focus on an

area of particular interest to you, and give you

the opportunity to contribute to wider debates

within your discipline.

The skills you will acquire in a Bachelor of Arts

(Honours) will enhance your future career

prospects in a broad range of occupations.

Furthermore, undertaking honours will provide

you with a new level of intellectual stimulation

and personal enrichment.

The research training that Bachelor of Arts

(Honours) graduates receive makes them

eligible to apply for entry to masters and

doctoral research programs.

Course structure

2017 course information

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course

requires the completion of 8 credit points of

study at level 4. Half of that requirement is

met through coursework, which may include

directed reading and/or enrolment in course

work units, and half is satisfied through a

research project (thesis or dissertation) of

14000/16000 words. Where creative works

form a significant part of the assessment, they

must be accompanied by an exegesis of at

least 6000 words, depending on the discipline

area. There are no attendance requirements

for Cloud (online) enrolled students, although

regular consultation with an appointed thesis

supervisor is required.

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Yes

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

001816G

A400

Discipline sequences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers

the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following

disciplines:

Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology,

International Relations, Politics and Policy Studies,

Philosophy, Language, Middle East Studies, and

Australian Studies.

Notes:

(i) Anthropology, Australian Studies, Criminology,

History, International Relations, Languages, Middle

East Studies, Politics and Policy Studies, Philosophy

and Sociology are all offered at Burwood (Melbourne),

Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online).

The School of Communication and Creative Arts

offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following

disciplines:

Children’s Literature, Literary Studies, and Professional

and Creative Writing.

Visit the following web page for more information

about the course rules and structure: http://www.

deakin.edu.au/course/bachelor-arts-honours

‘My job requires high standards

of research and writing, flexibility,

adaptability and an understanding of

the current issues facing the criminal

justice system - skills that were fostered

and developed during my honours year.’

BODEAN HEDWARDS

Honours Graduate

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BACHELOR OF ARTS - ADVANCED

(HONOURS)

MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AND

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Year

2017 course information

Year

2017 course information

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Campus

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

Cloud (online)

Yes

Cloud (online)

Yes

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Duration

1-2 years full-time or part-time equivalent depending on your entry point

Deakin course code

A401

Deakin course code

A727

Course overview

Course overview

High performing students will be attracted to Deakin’s

Bachelor of Arts - Advanced (Honours) as it allows them

to enrol immediately in a four-year Honours degree.

The Bachelor of Arts – Advanced (Honours) provides an

advanced level of knowledge in a particular disciplinary

area. It gives students the opportunity to develop

and apply skills of critical and systematic thinking; an

imaginative understanding of and appreciation for

the theory and practice of the social sciences, the

humanities, and the arts; enhanced cultural sensitivity

and understanding through genuine reciprocity of values;

skills and knowledge relevant to employment in an

international workforce; and familiarity with the use and

importance of technology in learning and employment.

Completion of Honours denotes that a student can

undertake an independent research of quality, and for

some, it can be the start of further study such as PhD.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/bachelor-arts-advanced-honours

Get the expertise to respond to challenges of poverty,

disempowerment and wider development aspirations in

creative, effective and culturally-sensitive ways.

Good development promotes justice, reduces poverty

and builds environments for people to lead sustainable,

productive and fulfilling lives.

Development programs and project work for poverty

reduction and social cohesion are major areas of

professional employment. You can focus your studies on

countries undergoing the development process or on

communities within Australia.

Deakin’s Master of International and Community

Development provides you with analytical skills to

understand the contexts of development programs as

well as practical skills. These skills help you formulate,

resource, implement, and evaluate international and

community development projects.

As part of this course, you’ll be required to undertake

research in a relevant area. You’ll also develop a good

balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills

to allow you to undertake projects that benefit the

communities in which you work.

Core Units and Streams

Students complete one core unit (1 credit point), plus

one of three streams (2 credit points or 4 credit points),

plus one of three research options (2 credit points, 4

credit points or 6 credit points) plus electives to a total of

16 credit points.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.

edu.au/course/master-international-and-communitydevelopment

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MASTER OF ARTS (INTERNATIONAL

RELATIONS)

BACHELOR OF ARTS/MASTER OF ARTS

(INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS)

Year

2017 course information

Year

2017 course information

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Cloud (online)

Yes

Cloud (online)

Yes

Duration

1-2 years full-time or part-time equivalent depending on your entry point

Duration

4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Deakin course code

A723

Deakin course code

D305

Course overview

Option 1

Course overview

Get high-level skills in theoretical and empirical analysis

to interpret global issues.

This course is ideal if you work in public service, the

private sector or for a small business, as you’ll learn how

international forces shape your environment.

You’ll develop skills in policy analysis, get a systematic

understanding of the threats to peace and security, and

global forces shaping political, social and economic life.

The Master of Arts (International Relations) aims to

produce graduates who are able to demonstrate highlevel

skills of theoretical and empirical analysis and

interpret global issues and events. This course will give

you a substantial understanding of the complexities of

contemporary international relations.

You’ll examine key contemporary issues and

developments around the world, particularly in the

Asia Pacific region. The program also offers optional

postgraduate internships, giving you the opportunity to

get experience overseas.

Course rules

To be awarded a Master of Arts (International Relations)

a student must successfully complete 16 credit points

comprising:

• 6 core units

• 10 credit points of study combining research

and elective units in one of the following

configurations:

• 6 credit points of research project units (AIX706;

AIX707 or AIX708; AIX702 (2cps); AIX703 (2cps))

• 4 credit points of electives chosen from the

specialisations or general electives

Option 2

• 4 credit points of research units (AIX704; AIX705;

AIX706; AIX707 or AIX708)

• 6 credit points of electives chosen from the

specialisations or general electives

Option 3

• 2 credit point of research units (AIX701 and

AIX706)

• 8 credit points of electives chosen from the

specialisations or general electives

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/master-arts-international-relations

The Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts (International

Relations) aims to produce graduates who are able to

demonstrate high level skills of theoretical and empirical

analysis and interpretation of global issues and events.

In addition, the course will give students a substantial

understanding of the complexities of contemporary

international relations.

Our course is unique, providing students with the

knowledge to examine key contemporary issues in a

global context. Students gain skills in policy analysis

and develop a systematic understanding of the threats

to peace and security, and the global forces shaping

political, social and economic life.

The program also offers study abroad and internship

programs, giving students the opportunity to gain

international and professional experience.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.

edu.au/course/bachelor-arts-master-arts-internationalrelations

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF PROFESSIONAL

POLITICAL PRACTICE

Year

2017 course information

MASTER OF POLITICS AND POLICY

Year

2017 course information

Campus

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

Campus

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

Cloud (online)

Yes

Cloud (online)

Yes

Duration

1-2 years full-time or part-time equivalent depending on your entry point

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Deakin course code

A729

Deakin course code

A617

Course overview

configurations:

Course overview

If the idea of a career in politics excites you, then the

Graduate Diploma of Professional Political Practice

is your gateway to challenging and engaging political

advisory roles.

The course is a skills-based, highly targeted course

designed to qualify you for professional and highly skilled

work as a political advisor. You’ll be helping ministers and

other political figures carry out their various political,

policy and media functions.

The course explores the parliamentary system and

functions of parliament, the nature of diverse ideologies

and how to bring about positive change in the world.

Case studies and comparison of Australian practices

with those of other countries are used to help in critical

reflection on processes and outcomes.

You will gain a rigorous theoretical grounding in politics,

plus a suite of practical skills that will help you to

understand, and effectively contribute to our political

system.

Your studies will introduce you to analytical tools in

political contexts, and theoretical discussions of public

policy will be grounded in a number of case studies

relating to taxation, industry policy, industrial relations,

social policy, gender and the environment.

processes, how the media shape public opinion and the

policy agenda, and the role of modern communication

technologies.

Career opportunities for graduates exist in the following

areas: local councils, public service departments and

statutory authorities, state and federal parliaments,

small business to multinational corporations, policy

researchers in NGOs including overseas aid organisations,

policy consultants, and roles working in political parties

and electoral offices.

The course is a pathway for further learning, progressing

into Deakin University’s Master of Politics and Policy.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of

Professional Political Practice, a student must

successfully complete 8 credit points of compulsory core

units.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/graduate-diploma-professional-politicalpractice

This course focuses on the development, implementation

and politics of public policy.

Explore our role as citizens in the Australian community,

the nature of diverse ideologies and the close relations

between government, the private sector and community

organisations.

The focus on democratic governance within

contemporary contexts characterised by rapid change

and globalisation distinguishes this course from

traditional public policy studies.

The Master of Politics and Policy emphasises a dual focus

on politics and public policy and offers a wide range of

core units and elective units to appeal to public sector,

business, NGO and community sector managers and

leaders, and those wishing to acquire new skills.

Core units explore public policy analysis frameworks, the

development and implementation of public policy under

conditions of democratic governance, governance and

accountability, skills building in evaluation, and corporate

social responsibility.

You’ll undertake practical training focused on the

relations between government, the private sector and

community organisations, and between different levels

of government.

Option 1: Dissertation

• 2 credit points of research training (AIX706, plus

one of AIX707 or AIX708)

• 4 credit points of research project (AIX702,

AIX703)

• 6 credit points of electives

Option 2: Research Paper

• 2 credit points of research training (AIX706, plus

one of AIX707 or AIX708)

• 2 credit points of independent research project

(AIX704, AIX705)

• 8 credit points of electives

Option 3: Research Project

• 1 credit point of research training (AIX706)

• 1 credit point independent research project

(AIX701)

• 10 credit points of electives

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/master-politics-and-policy

You will learn about accountability in governance while

exploring ways of responding effectively, imaginatively

and ethically to these demands. You will also explore the

nature of democracy, the challenges facing democracy

today, and challenge your own assumptions about

democracy in the West and elsewhere.

Other areas studied include intergovernmental

relations, managing public expenditure, federal budget

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Master of Politics and Policy,

a student must successfully complete 16 credit points of

study comprising:

• 4 credit points of compulsory core units; and

• 12 credit points of study combining research

and elective units in one of the following

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DEVELOPMENT

AND HUMANITARIAN ACTION

MASTER OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

Year

2017 course information

Year

2017 course information

Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Campus

Cloud (online)

Cloud (online)

Yes

Cloud (online)

Yes

Duration

1-2 years full-time or part-time equivalent depending on your entry point

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Deakin course code

A757

Deakin course code

Course overview

A505

Natural disasters, poverty, injustice, conflict. All around

the world, the environment in which development and

humanitarian workers find themselves is more complex

and diverse than ever.

This course – developed in association with Save the

Children – builds a unique, global platform where

development & humanitarian practitioners and

academics can share knowledge and experience,

with a focus on improving leadership, preparedness

and response capacities to national and international

emergencies and developmental issues.

Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Development and

Humanitarian Action provides you with the analytical

skills needed to understand the contexts of development

and humanitarian programs as well as practical skills to

apply in the field.

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.

edu.au/course/graduate-certificate-developmenthumanitarian-action

Course overview

If you’re working in or wishing to work in the

humanitarian sector, kick-start your career with an

industry-relevant, formal qualification.

The current environment in which humanitarian workers

find themselves is more complex and diverse than

ever. Conflicts are increasingly complicated and natural

disasters are escalating in number and intensity. These

often occur in regions already struggling with socioeconomic

and political constraints and fragility.

This course in humanitarian assistance is strategically

positioned as the first course of its kind in the Asia-Pacific

region. It builds a unique platform where humanitarian

practitioners and academics can share knowledge and

experience, with a focus on improving leadership,

preparedness and response capacities to national and

international emergencies.

Combining theory and practice, the course is delivered

using both Deakin’s interactive online study and

intensive, located learning practice-based units. Coupled

with action-based research in the sector this course

enables you to be an effective and highly-skilled worker,

both in Australia and internationally.

You will also be able to capitalise on Deakin’s strong

partnerships with relevant international non-government

organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, other

locally-based NGOs, government agencies such as

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other

relevant stakeholders in the sector.

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Humanitarian Assistance,

students must successfully complete 16 credit points of

study comprising:

• 6 credit points of core units; and

• 10 credit points of study as a combination of

research and elective units in one of the

following three configurations.

Option 1: Dissertation

• 2 credit points of research training (AIX706

Research Design, plus one of AIX707 Qualitative

Research or AIX708 Quantitative Research)

• 4 credit points independent research writing

(AIX702, AIX703)

• 4 credit points of electives

Option 2: Research Paper

• 2 credit points of research training (AIX706

Research Design, plus one of AIX707 Qualitative

Research or AIX708 Quantitative Research)

• 2 credit points of independent research writing

(AIX704 Research Paper A and AIX705 Research

Paper B)

• 6 credit points of electives

Option 3: Research Project

• 1 credit point research training (AIX706 Research

Design)

• 1 credit point independent research writing

(AIX701 Research Project)

• 8 credit points of electives

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/master-humanitarian-assistance

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MASTER OF CULTURAL HERITAGE

Year

Campus

Cloud (online)

Duration

CRICOS course code

Deakin course code

Course overview

2017 course information

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Yes

1-22 years full-time or part-time equivalent depending on your entry point

084543G

A787

Develop the knowledge, research skills and practical

experience to make a difference in the cultural heritage

sector. Whether you want to work with collections,

manage a museum or heritage site, or protect and

interpret significant sites, landscapes or intangible

cultural heritage, specific pathways through the Masters

mean you can create a program that is right for you.

Through this program, you’ll develop an extensive, crossdisciplinary

knowledge of heritage principles and practice

across many disciplines.

Whether you’re a mid-career professional consolidating

your practical experience, looking for a change in career,

or a recent graduate who’d like to work in museums

or heritage organisations, Deakin’s Master in Cultural

Heritage provides a pathway into employment in this

diverse and exciting field.

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Cultural Heritage, a student

must successfully complete 16 credit points of study

comprising:

• 6 core units

• 10 credit points of study combining research

and elective units in one of the following

configurations:

Option 1: Dissertation

• 4 credit point of Cultural Heritage and Museum

Studies electives

Option 2: Research Paper

• 2 credit points of research training (AIX706, plus

one of AIX707 or AIX708)

• 2 credit point independent research project

(AIX704 and AIX705)

• 6 credit points of Cultural Heritage and Museum

Studies electives

Option 3: Research Project

• 1 credit point research training (AIX706)

• 8 credit points of Cultural Heritage and Museum

Studies electives

• 1 credit point independent research project

(AIX701)

Visit the following web page for more information about

the course rules and structure: http://www.deakin.edu.

au/course/master-cultural-heritage

You may also be interested in:

A529 Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies

A629 Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies

FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Communication and Creative Arts

Welcome to our schools, which are both located in the Faculty of Arts and Education. We have campuses

at Burwood, Geelong and Warrnambool.

Your journey will not stop at undergraduate level! Please visit our home-pages to discover more about

our postgraduate courses.

Search our pages for information about higher degrees by research and you will find a diverse range of

discipline areas and an impressive range of academics who are experts in their fields of study.

You will be able to download a copy of this information brochure on our websites soon after Orientation.

Contact Us:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: admin-shss@deakin.edu.au

(School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/humanities-social-sciences

School of Communication and Creative Arts

Email: admin-scca@deakin.edu.au

(School of Communication and Creative Arts)

Website: www.deakin.edu.au/communication-creative-arts

Arts and Education Student Services

For course advice and assistance contact Arts/Ed Student Services office email artsed@deakin.edu.au

Information is correct at time of publication, February 2017.

• 2 credit points of research training (AIX706

Research Design, plus one of AIX707 Qualitative

Research or AIX708 Quantitative Research)

• 4 credit point independent research project

(AIX702, AIX703)

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