Language and Culture Studies

MAJOR

Overview

Develop your linguistic skills in Arabic, Chinese or Indonesian, but also gain essential cultural, historical and social perspectives.

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Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.

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Units

Students must complete 4 credit points in one of the languages: Arabic, Chinese, or Indonesian. In addition, students must select 4 credit points of contextual studies units, which must include at least 2 credit points at level 3, from the elective list below. 

Arabic

Students must complete 4 credit points of Arabic units (AIB)

Chinese

Students must complete 4 credit points of Chinese units (AIC)

Indonesian

Students must complete 4 credit point of Indonesian units (AIF)

Contextual studies units

Level 1

  • Historical Foundations of the Middle East AIE153
  • Modern Middle East Politics AIE154
  • World Religions ASR100
  • Level 2

  • Issues in Middle East Politics AIE255
  • AIR243
  • International Migration and Multicultural Societies ASC233
  • Level 3

  • China: From Empire to Republic AIE334
  • Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform AIE335
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict AIE364
  • Middle East Study Tour AIE365
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