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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are to provide students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences and languages as well as a broadunderstanding of selected fields of study outside these areas. The degree is designed so that a Bachelor of Arts graduate should be able to: * Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Reflect a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages. * Access and appreciate national and international debates in their specialised areas of study. * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a * respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, to read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context. * Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and otherinformation technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Australian Studies)
  • Course description
    A major in Australian Studies consists of 100 points of study, comprising :

    Level 1

        * Contesting Australia; and
        * One Interdisciplinary Foundation Subject

    Level 2/3 (normally 37.5 points at each year level)

        * Four Australian Studies subjects (50 points)

        * One elective at either level 2 or 3; and

        * Researching Australia: Issues, Agendas (level 3 Compulsory Capstone subjects)

    A minor sequence in Australian Studies consists of 75 points of study comprising :

    Level 1

        * Contesting Australia; and
        * one Interdisciplinary Foundation Subject

    Level 2

        * 25 points of Australian Studies at level 2

    Level 3

        * 25 points of Australian Studies at level 3

    All subjects except the Australian Studies Capstone Subject are available in the minor and as breadth studies.

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