Bachelor of Arts

Course summary for current students

Award granted Bachelor of Arts
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code012762C
Deakin course codeA300

Course sub-headings

Course overview

As a Deakin Arts graduate you will develop some of the most important skills a student can gain at university. You will become expert at managing knowledge and communicating information and develop skills of critical analysis and systematic thinking.

The Bachelor of Arts provides the opportunity to develop an imaginative understanding and appreciation of the theory and practice of the social sciences, humanities and arts. It will also give you: an enhanced cultural sensitivity; skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the modern workforce; and an understanding of information technology tools and systems used in learning and employment.

The degree is structured in a way that offers maximum flexibility. It gives you the opportunities to pursue your own interests and design courses of study that suit your needs. You may study particular areas in-depth or undertake a wide range of units.

You are required to complete at least one major sequence chosen from a variety of study areas including performing and creative arts, languages, history, media and communication, and sociology. Up to one-third of the course may be taken outside the Faculty of Arts and Education, providing even greater possibilities for interesting course combinations.


Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units AIX160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 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.

Prerequisites
Since several disciplinary studies are cumulative, in that knowledge, technical competencies, and, study and research skills develop across units, there are prerequisites that direct students to take some units before others. Students must seek advice from a course adviser before enrolling in units for which they do not have prerequisite or recommended units.

Assessment
Assessment within the award of Bachelor of Arts varies from written assignments and examination to practical and technical exercises and performance. In some units assessment may also include class participation, online exercises, seminar exercises, and tests.

Cross-institutional arrangements
Continuing Deakin students may apply to study units offered by another Australian tertiary institution and have them credited to their Deakin University degree. Further information is available from Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts a student must complete 24 credit points of study including:

  • an approved Arts major sequence of at least 8 credit points from the campus at which you are enrolled
  • no more than 8 credit points taken outside the course-grouped units for the BA (in effect this means that up to 8 credit points may be taken outside the recognised Faculty of Arts and Education major sequences)
  • no more than 10 credit points at level 1
  • at least 14 credit points at level 2 or above
  • 4 credit points at level 3

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability.
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts course are required to complete at least one Arts major sequence offered on the campus at which they are enrolled.

Major Campus Notes
Animation Burwood (Melbourne)  
Anthropology Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Arabic Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Australian Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Children's Literature Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Chinese Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)  
Criminology Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Dance Burwood (Melbourne)  
Drama Burwood (Melbourne)  
Film and Video Burwood (Melbourne) Available to continuing students only.
Film Studies Burwood (Melbourne)  
Gender Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) Available to continuing students only.
History Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Indonesian Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
International Relations Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Journalism Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Language and Culture Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) Chinese major not available in Cloud (online) mode.
Literary Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)) Warrnambool offering available to continuing students only.
Mathematical Modelling Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) Available to continuing students only.
Media Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Middle East Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Philosophy Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Photography Burwood (Melbourne)  
Politics and Policy Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online) Offered to Warrnambool enrolled students by a combination of located learning and Cloud (online) modes.
Professional and Creative Writing Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)  
Psychology Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online) Available to continuing students only.
Public Relations Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online)  
Social and Political Thought Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online) Available to continuing students only.  Final year of offer 2016.
Sociology Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Cloud (online) Offered to Warrnambool enrolled students by a combination of located learning and Cloud (online) modes.
Spanish Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)  
Visual Arts Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)  

Details of major sequences

Animation - unit set code MJ-AU00011

Burwood (Melbourne)

The Animation major sequence offers the opportunity to develop a moving image, graphic and animation practice within the expanding digital domain. Students will explore digital animation production and publication options that include web, CD and DVD publication possibilities, and develop the skills to work with and manage such technologies effectively. Students are encouraged to develop skills in all aspects and types of animation production and learn to write and think analytically about such creative work.

On completion of the Animation major sequence students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to implement and manage all stages of production of a professional digital animation project.
  • an ability to develop a unique production path for a digital project for a variety of publication platforms.
  • an ability to think and write effectively about innovative moving image animation work and digital culture.
  • an ability to use advanced digital image production technologies.
  • an ability to work in collaborative and team settings on graphic moving image tasks.
  • an ability to work efficiently to deadlines in an industrial setting.

Level 1 and level 2

Trimester 1

AMC203Effects, Graphics and Compositing

AMC228Building 3D Objects & Worlds

Trimester 1 or Trimester 3

AMC100Animation Narratives

Trimester 2

AMC104Principles of Character Animation

AMC2043D Character Animation

AMC226

Character Design and Rigging for 3D

Level 3

Select 2 credit points from the following:

Trimester 1

AMC300Pre-Production & Project Pitch

Trimester 2

AMC327Envisioning Games & Design Worlds

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A (formerly ALX321)

Anthropology - unit set code MJ-A000007

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

Anthropology is the study of the lives of people in a range of societies. This major sequence investigates kinship and family; gender; economic and political anthropology; work and consumption; religion, ritual and witchcraft; person, society and cosmos; death; the impact of and problems caused by expanding European nations on the peoples of Africa and the Pacific; globalisation; processes of change in the Third World; international tourism; festivals; medical anthropology; communal conflict; ethnicity; international migration and doing fieldwork.

On successful completion of the Anthropology major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • a detailed understanding of cultural diversity
  • an appreciation of the full array of globalising forces at work in the contemporary world
  • an ability to reflexively relate the cultural realities of other societies to their own social experience
  • an informed and refined critical consciousness in regard to social life.

Level 1
Trimester 1

ASS101Peoples of the World

Trimester 2

ASS102Culture and Communication

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Level 2 and 3
Trimester 1

ASS205Anthropology of Poverty and Development

ASS329Anthropology of Crime and Violence

ASS233Myth and Ritual

Trimester 2

ASS206Medical Anthropology

ASS23410 Billion People: Environmental Anthropology

ASS330Cyborg Anthropology

Note:  In 2015, ASS101, ASS102,ASS233 and ASS206 are also offered at Burwood (Melbourne). Further Anthropology units will be offered in 2016 subject to School approvals.

Arabic - unit set code MJ-A000029

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

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.
The major sequence provides for the development of communication skills in modern standard Arabic and language fluency is enhanced 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.

The following units complement the Arabic major sequence:

AIE153Historical Foundations of the Middle East

AIE154Modern Middle East Politics

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

In-country study

Competitive in-country scholarships are available to assist students in study in the Middle East. For further information please contact the experiential learning officer on telephone 03 5227 2693.

Students undertaking the Arabic major or the Language and Culture Studies major (referred to later) are encouraged to study abroad during the trimester 3. Intensive in-country units provide opportunities for students to increase their level of linguistic proficiency and cultural understanding. De akin has well-established links with a number of institutions in Syria, Jordan, Oman and Tunisia. These relationships form an important feature of the Arabic program.

In-country units are offered at both second and third-level levels, and students who successfully complete these units will receive 2 credit points towards the major sequence.

It is possible, therefore, for students to complete the major sequence in two levels. This is an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Not only is the in-country experience a unique part of the language study, the fact that students will have completed the major in tow levels gives them flexibility in the third level to take additional units.

The Arabic major sequence is offered at two levels; beginners' level (little or no prior knowledge of the language) and post-level 12 Arabic.

On successful completion of the Arabic major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to read, comprehend and respond correctly in writing in Arabic
  • an ability to listen, comprehend and communicate orally with correct grammar, pronunciation and intonation in Arabic
  • an ability to understand oral interpreting and written translation tasks, from English into Arabic and vice versa, at an advanced level (post-level 12 level)
  • an ability to use the language to research an understand various cultural practices in the Arab world.

Arabic major sequence for beginners

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIB151Arabic 1A

Trimester 2

AIB152Arabic 1B

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIB251Arabic 2A

Trimester 2

AIB252Arabic 2B

Trimester 3

AIB205Second Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

AIB306Third Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

Note: AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2016, 2018.

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

Students undertaking the beginners' sequence may undertake AIB309 and/or AIB310 in their final level as electives in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

Note: AIB351 and AIB352 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) from 2015

The Arabic major sequence for students who have completed Arabic at year 12 or equivalent begins at second level and consists of the following units:


Level 1

Trimester 1

AIB251Arabic 2A

Trimester 2

AIB252Arabic 2B

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIB351Arabic 3A (2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352Arabic 3B (2 credit points)

Trimester 3

AIB205Second Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

AIB306Third Year Arabic In-Country (2 credit points)

Notes: 

(i) AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2016, 2018.

(ii) AIB351 and AIB352 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) from 2015

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIB309Advanced Arabic Language Skills

Trimester 2

AIB310Introduction to Translation Skills

Australian Studies - unit set code MJ-A000012

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

The Australian studies major sequence comprehensively examines major debates in Australian society in its global contexts. At each level, students are encouraged to explore a range of sources from popular culture to politics and policy.

On successful completion of the Australian Studies major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to reconstruct/explain social, political and cultural events;
  • an ability to relate the global/international and the Australian;
  • an ability to recognise the impact of the Australian past on the present;
  • an ability to analyse change today and place contemporary issues and debates in context;
  • an ability to incorporate a reflective perspective; that is, to illustrate the range of opinions between different scholars and disciplines on the subject and how and why interpretations have differed;
  • an ability to evaluate media coverage of current political debates such as those over citizenship/identity and Indigenous issues;
  • an ability to appreciate social, class, ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • an ability to study Australian society from and interdisciplinary perspective.

Notes:

(i) Australian Studies major sequence students must complete: The 4 core units AIA105, AIA106, AIA200 and AIA300 plus a further 4 credit points with at least 1 credit point at level 3 from the list below.

(ii) Warrnambool enrolled students are able to complete this major sequence via campus mode by selecting the following elective units AIH238, AIH337, AIP204 and AIP230, in addition to the core units.

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIA106Populate Or Perish: Australia's People (CORE)

Trimester 2

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010 (CORE)

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIA200Resistance and Revival: 20th Century Indigenous Australians (CORE)

AIP230Public Policy in Australia

Trimester 2

AIH238Australia and the Two World Wars *

AIH288Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts

AIP204Politics and the Media

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIH337Race, Science and Religion in Australasia 1860s to 1920s *

Trimester 2

AIA300Australia's Asia: From Yellow Peril to Asian Century (CORE)

AIA301Australian Urban Geography: National and International Perspectives

Trimester 3

ALL379Representing Australia **

*AIH238, AIH337 offered at Warrnambool via D@YD.

** ALL379 is offered in Trimester 3 Cloud (online) - in alternate years 2016, 2018 - ALL379 is offereed via Cloud (online) teaching mode only  - there will be no face to faace teaching.

Childrens Literature - unit set code MJ-A000063

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

In the Children’s Literature major sequence, students explore a wide variety of literary and popular texts, from picture books for the very young and novels and films intended for young adults, to adult texts relevant to young people's literary education. The sequence focuses on how these texts imagine and convey ideas and values, and on the interplay between texts for young audiences and the social and cultural contexts in which they are produced and received. The sequence caters to students 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. Units aim to equip students with critical, analytical and research skills which will enable them to critique texts for children and young people and to recognise the socialising agendas which inform them. On successful completion of the major, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to recognise and critique the language and narrative strategies whereby texts for children and young people position readers
  • an ability to read texts for children and young people in relation to cultural discourses and practices
  • an ability to use critical terminology where appropriate, and to draw upon knowledge of relevant aspects of literary, visual and cultural theory
  • an ability to articulate how various genres and forms of texts shape the communication of ideas and values to young audiences

Students must take 5 core units, and 3 selected units from listing below, of which at least 1 should be at level 3

Level 1
Trimester 1

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

Trimester 2

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

Level 2
Trimester 1

ALL228The Golden Age in Children's Literature

Trimester 2

ALL230Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

Level 3
Trimester 2

ALL326Material Girls, Material Boys

Select 3 credit points from the following, including at least one level 3 unit:

Trimester 1

ALL274Supernatural Literature

Trimester 2

ACV203Visual Narrative Studio

ACV204Graphic Novels and Artists' Books Studio *

ALL376Classics and Trash

ALL260Australian Literature

ALL375Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

*ACV204 not offered 2015.

Chinese - unit set code MJ-A000028

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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. China is Australia's biggest trading partner. Students studying Chinese are encouraged to select complementary units in Asian Studies in order to gain a sound background knowledge of the cultural, geopolitical and historical issues relevant to the regions where Chinese is spokenf. Chinese is available at beginners, post-level 12 and advanced (background speaker) levels.

On successful completion of the Chinese Language major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to read, comprehend and respond correctly in writing in Chinese
  • an ability to listen, comprehend and communicate orally with correct grammar, pronunciation and intonation in Chinese
  • an ability to correctly interpret and translate from English into Chinese and vice versa
  • an ability to function effectively and in an appropriate manner in the Chinese culture.

Chinese major sequence for beginners

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIC181Chinese 1A


Trimester 2
AIC182Chinese 1B

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIC281Chinese 2A


Trimester 2
AIC282Chinese 2B

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIC381Chinese 3A


Trimester 2
AIC382Chinese 3B

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) from 2015

The Chinese major sequence for students who have completed Chinese at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC281Chinese 2A


Trimester 2
AIC282Chinese 2B

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIC381Chinese 3A (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC382Chinese 3B (2 credit points)

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) from 2015

Post-level 12 students who are not background speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

Trimester 1

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A


Trimester 2
AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

Trimester 3

AIC287Intensive Chinese In-Country A (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388Intensive Chinese In-Country B (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 3 units)

Chinese major sequence at advanced level for background speakers only

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC283Chinese 2C


Trimester 2
AIC284Chinese 2D


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC383Chinese 3C (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC384Chinese 3D (2 credit points)

Level 3

Advanced speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

Trimester 1

AIC387Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C


Trimester 2
AIC389Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D


Trimester 3
AIC390Advanced Intensive Chinese In-Country (2 credit points)

Criminology - unit set code MJ-A000045

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

Criminology is an engaging field of study with diverse career prospects. A Bachelor of Arts with a major sequence in criminology 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 or 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.

The major sequence 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 Arts (major sequence in criminology) full time or part time, at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) or via Cloud (online) mode. All subjects provide considerable online activities.

You will also have the opportunity to significantly fast-track your studies, completing the course in just two years by making the most of Deakin’s trimester system.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this major promising career opportunities await in both the public and private sector, state and federal police, intelligence agencies, and a range of law enforcement, anti-corruption and crime prevention agencies at federal, state and local government level, as well as in correctional services, community services and private security industries.

Students commencing from 2014:

The Criminology major sequence comprises 8 credit points of ACR coded units including the following compulsory six core units: ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR301 and ACR302, plus 2 ACR coded elective units.

Level 1

Trimester 1 and trimester 3

ACR101Introducing Crime and Criminology (core)#

Trimester 2

ACR102Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (core)#

##ACR101, ACR102 also offered at Waterfront (Geelong) from 2015.

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACR201Issues in Criminal Justice (core)

ACR203Crime, Victims and Justice

Trimester 1 and trimester 3

ACR210Crime, Surveillance and Society *

ACR211Crime Prevention and Security *

ACR212Crime, Surveillance and Technology **

ACR213Crime, Terrorism and Security **

Trimester 2

ACR204Crime, Media and Justice

ACR202Criminology Theory (core)

Level 3

Trimester 1

ACR301International and Comparative Criminal Justice (core)

Trimester 2

ACR302Criminology Research (core)

*ACR210, ACR211 - Trimester 1 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and trimester 3 (alternate years 2015, 2017)

**ACR212, ACR213 - Trimester 3 (alternate years 2016, 2018) and trimester 1 (alternate years 2015, 2017)

Students who commenced prior to 2014:

Continuing Criminology students who commenced prior to 2014 to contact Student Services Office for re-enrolment advice and to review Course Plans.  From 2014, most Criminology ASL coded units have been replaced with Criminology ACR coded units.

Criminology is being rolled out over a three-year period commencing 2014 in Burwood (Melbourne). In 2015, the following Criminology units will be offered on campus at Burwood: ACR101, ACR102, ACR201, ACR202, ACR203, ACR204, ACR210, ACR211, ACR212 and ACR213. In 2016, ACR301, ACR302 and ACR303 will also be offered on campus.  

Students applying with prior study or recognition for prior learning will need to contact the student services office to review their enrolment plans.

Dance - unit set code MJ-A000025

Burwood (Melbourne)

Each unit within the Dance major sequence develops practical skills in contemporary technique and choreography and interrelates this learning with theoretical studies in dance history, analysis and aesthetics. There is an ongoing development of technique, craft, and theory over the three level levels, with class material becoming increasingly specialised and challenging as students progress. Skills in oral and written communication, personal and group management, reflection and decision-making are developed over the three level levels in tandem with the development of physical, compositional and research skills. This learning intensifies at level 3 with production and research project units which not only place students' work in a public and professional context, but also focus on the development of specialised skills in the associated technical, production, marketing and administration areas.

On successful completion of the dance major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to demonstrate high-level contemporary dance technique
  • an ability to demonstrate well-developed independent choreographic practice
  • an ability to think and write analytically about dance and its values
  • an ability to manage artistic and technical aspects of dance promotion
  • an ability to learn and apply safe dance practices for maintenance of physical and personal wellbeing

Level 1
Trimester 1

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A


Trimester 2
ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B


Levels 2 and 3

Trimester 1
ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD307Specialised Technique and Dance Performance

ACD309Major Choreographic Project A: Process


Trimester 2
ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

ACD310Major Choreographic Project B: Performance (2 credit point)


Note: the following may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

Trimester 1

ACD110Dance Improvisation and Body Awareness

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Drama - unit set code MJ-A000031

Burwood (Melbourne)

This major sequence provides skills in contemporary drama practices and perspectives, together with an understanding of their application in a wide range of artistic and social contexts. It includes acting theory and practice, performance styles and processes, theatre history, text studies, community theatre and technical studies.

On successful completion of the Drama major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to develop individual vocal technique and voice production
  • an ability to understand and respond to the technical, expressive and/or compositional demands of a range of performance styles and genres
  • an ability to successfully achieve performance realisation based on chosen compositional and performance strategies
  • an ability to analyse, compose and collaborate in order to build effective relationships between actor, director, designer and writer in processes of performance realisation.

Level 1
Trimester 1

ACP109Improvisation: Principles in Action


Trimester 2
ACP177Genre and Performance

Level 2
Trimester 1

Select one of:

ACP205Performance, Image, Site

or

ACP206Performance, Authenticity, Adaption

 

Trimester 2

ACP280Major Performance Project: Page to Stage (2 credit points)


Level 3

Trimester 1
ACP378Out of the Ether: Devised Theatre (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
ACP323Out of the Box: Theatre in Alternative Contexts


Note: The following unit may also be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Film Studies - unit set code MJ-A000046.2

Burwood (Melbourne)

The Film Studies major sequence aims to develop students' creative and critical thinking while providing a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television. The sequence puts these media in the historical and social context of the institutions, technologies and artistic and personal forces from which they have emerged.

In level 1, students learn formal and theoretical concepts through analysis of case studies and a series of projects which demand individual input, team collaboration, as well as recording, filming, direction, and post-production techniques. Collaborative skills are extended in level 2 through investigation of team management, narrative, representation, editing, and audiences, as well as the relationship between the actor, director, producer and exhibitor.

Students also undertake case studies in genre and the creative practices and aesthetic approaches of significant practitioners or movements. The final level provides opportunities for students to develop unique and individual creative practices through units including Documentary Production Practice which explores the use of actuality in narrative, as well as the Independent Production Practice, which explores non-representational, contemplative and oppositional structures, together with strategies that rework or synthesise conventional forms.

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACF104Moving Pictures: Screening Film History

Trimester 2

ACF103Writing with the Camera **

Level 2 and 3
Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACF202Documentary Production Practice

ACF205Television Production

Trimester 1

ACF301Independent Production Practice

 

Trimester 2

ACF206Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

ACF320Mad Max Meets Priscilla - Contemporary Australian Cinema

AAM220Cinemas and Cultures ***

The following unit is also available in addition to the major sequence:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

** ACF103 offered in Trimesters 1, 2 and 3.

*** AAM220 also offered in Trimester 3.

Film and Video

Available to continuing students only (unit set code - MJ-A000046.1)

Burwood (Melbourne)

The Film and Video major sequence aims to develop students' creative and critical thinking while providing a practical and theoretical grounding in the production and application of film, video and television. The sequence puts these media in the historical and social context of the institutions, technologies and artistic and personal forces from which they have emerged.

In level 1, students learn formal and theoretical concepts through analysis of case studies and a series of projects which demand individual input, team collaboration, as well as recording, filming, direction, and post-production techniques. Collaborative skills are extended in level 2 through investigation of team management, narrative, representation, editing, and audiences, as well as the relationship between the actor, director, producer and exhibitor.

Students also undertake case studies in genre and the creative practices and aesthetic approaches of significant practitioners or movements. The final level provides opportunities for students to develop unique and individual creative practices through units including Documentary Production Practice which explores the use of actuality in narrative, as well as the Independent Production Practice, which explores non-representational, contemplative and oppositional structures, together with strategies that rework or synthesise conventional forms.

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACF106Screen Practices

Trimester 2

ACF105Sound, Light, Motion



Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:
Level 2
Trimester 2

ACF206Mindscreen: Cinema, Psychology and Psychoanalysis

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACF201Genre Form and Structure

ACF205Television Production


Level 3
Trimester 1
ACF301Independent Production Practice

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Gender Studies - unit set code MJ-A000047

Continuing students only. 

Continuing students wishing to complete this major sequence must contact Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries at Burwood (Melbourne) telephone 03 9244 3909/3843 or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) on 03 5227 3379/2477

History - unit set code MJ-A000023

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

In History, students explore the historical precursors of the modern world: the forces and great events of especially the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the ways historians have interpreted them. Among the themes given special attention are war and peace, modernisation and social change, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, gender in history and the Holocaust. In focusing on such themes, students can choose a sequence from units which cover American, African-American, Asian, Australian and European histories. All units aim to stimulate and challenge students to come to understand past human behaviour and to acquire critical, analytical and research skills. Students should note that not all units are currently available at all campuses.

On successful completion of the History major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to illustrate the range of opinion between historians on the subject and how and why historians' interpretations have differed
  • an ability to distinguish between different types of written material in terms of their function, authorship and intention
  • an ability to place a primary source document in its contemporary framework
  • an ability to initiate and conduct interviews and respect the interviewee as a source
  • an ability to be sensitive to the need for appreciation of cultural and gender differences
  • an ability to reflect on the ways in which we construct the past.

Level 1
At level one students must select the two units listed below.
Trimester 1

AIH107World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939

Trimester 2

AIH108The World After the War: 1945 - 1991

Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level3 from the list below:

At level 2, all students must include AIH264 and/or AIH288.  At level three all students must take the unit AIH399.

Levels 2

Trimester 1

AIH205Sex and Gender in History

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

AIH264The Holocaust (Optional core unit 1)

AIH266Modern Asian History

Trimester 2

AIH238Australia and the Two World Wars

AIH288Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts (Optional core unit 2)

Trimester 3

AIH256Sport in History

Levels 3

Trimester 1

AIH337Race, Science and Religion in Australasia 1860s to 1920s

Trimester 2

AIH389Revolutionary France 1789-1795

AIH399Making History (Core unit)

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

AIH320History Internship (2 credit points) *

^ AIH263 not offered 2015.  Re-offered 2016.

* AIH320 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Indonesian - unit set code MJ-A000030

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

Indonesia is Australia's nearest Asian neighbour and the fourth most populous country in the world. There are more than 220 million people who speak Bahasa, Indonesia, the national language.

Indonesia is increasingly important to Australia economically, politically and culturally: knowledge of Indonesian language and culture is a desirable asset in many fields. Student who have completed university study of Indonesian typically find employment in business, government service, and a wide range of service industries including travel, tourism and communication.

Additionally, Bahasa Indonesia is offered by many Australian schools and an ability to teach the language is a sought-after qualification for primary and secondary teachers. The Indonesian language program gives students a high level of mastery of spoken and written Bahasa Indonesian and also provides a thorough understanding of Indonesian culture and way of life.

In-country study

The Faculty offers the opportunity for students to undertake in-country studies of Indonesian at third year levels. Students who successfully complete these units will receive credit towards the major sequence. It is possible, therefore, for students to complete the major in two levels. This is an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major. Not only is the in-country experience a unique part of the language study, the fact that students can complete the major before their third level also gives some flexibility in the third level to take additional units.

On successful completion of the Indonesian language major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to read, comprehend and respond correctly in writing in Indonesian
  • an ability to listen, comprehend and communicate orally with correct grammar, punctuation and intonation in Indonesian
  • an ability to read and interpret written Indonesian
  • an ability to read, comprehend, apply and synthesise original Indonesian sources
  • an ability to compare and contrast Indonesian and Australian society

To obtain a major sequence in Indonesian, students must complete 8 credit points. There are two possible pathways to do this, beginners' and post-level 12.

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginners' level

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia


Trimester 2
AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

Trimester 3

AIF145Conversational Indonesian *

* AIF145 is an intensive unit of study running in January and February and can replace units AIF146 and AIF142 in the major. It cannot be studied in conjunction with either AIF146 or AIF142.

* AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A


Trimester 2
AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)

Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at post-level 12 level

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A


Trimester 2
AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B


Level 2
Trimester 1
AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B (2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes *

OR

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia **

Trimester 2

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language *

OR

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature **

Note: Any two Year 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 in country unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points)

* AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternate years: offered 2016, 2018 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online).

** AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternate years: offered 2015, 2017.

Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A



Trimester 2

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B

Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country.

Level 2 and 3

Trimester 1

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes *

OR

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia **

Trimester 2

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language *

OR

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature **

* AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternating even numbered years: 2016, 2018 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

** AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternating odd numbered years: 2015, 2017

Note: Any two Level 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points)


Journalism - unit set code MJ-A000014

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

This major sequence provides students with the skills and knowledge to become qualified journalists in the broadcast and print media. Initially, studies focus on the mass media and the extent to which journalists live up to the ethical standards set both by their profession and the expectations of the public. Comparative studies focus on the role of journalists and the news media in different political systems and cultures. Students will gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of radio and television journalism, and the role radio plays as a communication medium. The laws of defamation and other legal constraints to which the profession of journalism is subject are examined in the final level. Students will also develop research techniques, practical skills and an understanding of the methods and techniques required for specialist writing. The writing component within the course is intensive, to bring students' work to a standard that can be published in a daily newspaper or mainstream magazine.

On successful completion of the Journalism major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to write in academic style with adequate referencing;
  • an ability to identify, research, write and construct stories suitable for print, broadcast and online media
  • an ability to interview for print, broadcast and online media and select material for inclusion in stories
  • an ability to analyse the social role of journalism both nationally and internationally and identify the theoretical issues raised by news, current affairs and feature publications and programs
  • an ability to appreciate the role of the production process in any media product
  • an ability to work in teams and to develop presentation skills in a group setting.

Students must complete 8 credit points from the list below:

Core units
Level 1

Trimester 1

ALJ111News Reporting 1 (also available in Trimester 3 Cloud (online) only.)


Trimester 2
ALJ112News Reporting 2


Students to select 6 credit points from below units:

Level 2
Trimester 1

ALJ216Feature Writing

ACC213Media Law and Ethics

ALJ220Journalism in Society (commencing 2016)

ALJ215Multi-Platform Journalism (commencing 2016)

Trimester 2

ALJ217Editing and Design (final year of offer 2015)

ALJ218Broadcast Journalism (Radio) (commencing 2016)


Level 3

Trimester 1

ALJ318Broadcast Journalism (Radio) (final year of offer 2015)


Trimester 2
ALJ301Multi-Media Journalism (final year of offer 2015)

ALJ319Broadcast Journalism (Television)


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or Trimester 3
ALJ321Journalism Internship *

* ALJ321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Language and Culture Studies - unit set code MJ-A000052

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

Students must complete a 4 credit point sub-major 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 sub-major

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


Chinese sub-major

Levels 1 and 2

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

Indonesian sub-major

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

Elective units

Trimester 1

AIE153Historical Foundations of the Middle East

AIE334China: From Empire to Republic

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics


Trimester 2

AIE154Modern Middle East Politics

AIE335Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform

AIR243International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

ASP102World Religions *

* ASP102 also offered via Cloud (online) only in trimester 3.

Literary Studies - unit set code MJ-A000013

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

The Literary Studies major sequence is interdisciplinary and theoretical in orientation. The units focus attention on literary texts in the contexts of their production and reception. Insights from anthropology, philosophy, psychology, history and linguistics form part of this process. There are opportunities for creative writing alongside critical analysis. Texts studies range from Shakespearean plays to recent world fiction and poetry.

On successful completion of the Literary Studies major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an informed ability to read texts of a wide variety
  • an ability to write creatively as an extension of literary studies texts
  • an ability to conduct a comparative analysis of text/culture relationships
  • an ability to explain the intercultural and cross-cultural forces in human society and history in so far as they are reflected in literature
  • an ability to understand and apply methodologies of contemporary literary criticism and theory
  • an ability to critically appreciate the nature of disciplinary knowledge in Literary Studies
  • an ability to reflect upon different theoretical positions in relation to literary and non-literary texts.

Note: this major is only available to students at Warrnambool who are already formally enrolled in the major.

Literary Studies major sequence Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online) mode

Students must take all of the following units at level 1 and 2 and then select 2 units at level 3 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALL101The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others


Trimester 2
ALL102From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions

Level 2
Trimester 1

ALL201Love, Death and Poetry

ALL274Supernatural Literature


Trimester 2
ALL202Writing Modern Worlds

ALL260Australian Literature


Select 2 credit points from the following:

Level 3
Trimester 1

ALL372Philosophies of Hell and Heaven

ALL381Literary Ecologies: (Re)Imagining Our Place in the World

Trimester 2

ALL375Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

ALL376Classics and Trash

Trimester 3

ALL378Literature and War *

ALL379Representing Australia **

Literary Studies major sequence - Warrnambool - continuing students only from 2013.

Students must take all of the following units and then select a further 2 units (at least one at level 3)

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults


Trimester 2

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

Level 2
Trimester 1

ALL201Love, Death and Poetry


Trimester 2
ALL230Re-Imagining Literature for Young People

Level 3
Trimester 2

ALL326Material Girls, Material Boys


Select 2 credit points from the following, including at least one level 3 unit:

Trimester 1

ALL274Supernatural Literature

Trimester 2

ACV203Visual Narrative Studio

ACV204Graphic Novels and Artists' Books Studio ***

ALL376Classics and Trash

ALL260Australian Literature

ALL375Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

Trimester 3

ALL378Literature and War *

ALL379Representing Australia **

*ALL378 is offered in alternate years 2015, 2017.

**ALL379 is offered in alternate years 2016, 2018 - ALL379 is offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.

***ACV204 not offered 2015.

Mathematical Modelling - unit set code MJ-S000007 - available to continuing students only

Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts degree may undertake an 8-credit-point major sequence in mathematical modelling offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.
For details of the Mathematical Modelling major sequence refer to the Bachelor of Science.

Media Studies - unit set code MJ-AU00008

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

Media Studies is a dynamic and versatile field that responds to a rapidly changing environment and produces graduates who have the skills and knowledge to adapt to shifting communication climates. Students will engage in critical analysis, creative application, and vocational-led study in units that involve the examination and creation of various virtual and non-virtual media texts. The major sequence explores themes such as social media and surveillance, advertising and consumerism, media genre and representation, issues of piracy and censorship, and media industry processes of planning and production - areas pertinent to numerous Media and Cultural industries (incorporating digital media, film, television, marketing and advertising, among others).

Warrnambool Students Please note:: this major is only available to students at Warrnambool who are already formally enrolled in the major.

Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

ALC104Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures


Trimester 2
ALC105Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age


Select 6 credit points with at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Levels 2 and 3

Trimester 1
ALC208Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries (final year of offer 2015)

ALC209Screening Contemporary Masculinities (final year of offer 2015)

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ASC346Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture

ALC203Exploring Virtual Worlds: Contexts of Online Participation (commences 2016)

ALC204Media Representations and Affects (commences 2016)

ALC303Researching Screen Media Futures (commences 2016)

Trimester 2

AAM220Cinemas and Cultures (final year of offer 2015*)

ALC201Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications (final year of offer 2015)

ALC215Globalisation and the Media (final year of offer 2015)

ALC314Advertising: Designing Desires (final year of offer 2015)

ALC320Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects (final year of offer 2015)

ALC202Advertising: Designing Desires for Consumer Cultures (commences 2016)

ALC205Social Media and Surveillance: Spaces, Behaviours, Debates (commences 2016)

ALC301Contemporary Australian Media (commences 2016)

* AAM220 also offered in Trimester 3.


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

Trimester 3

ALC304The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance (commences 2016)

Notes:

ALC314, ALC320 offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only. There will be no face to face teaching.

Middle East Studies - unit set code MJ-A000053

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

A major in Middle East Studies will give students a comprehensive understanding of the events and issues shaping the region. There will be emphasis on both historical and contemporary issues relevant to the analysis of the Middle East as a regional system, as well as its place in the international system. A particular stress will be placed on the changing role of the United States in the Middle East since the end of the Cold War and its push to reshape the region's political landscape according to American national interests. Several of the endemic conflict situations that exist in the Middle East will be examined throughout the sequence, including the War on Terror; the invasion and occupation of Iraq, the Israel-Palestine impasse; the 2006 Israel-Lebanon crisis; Iran's nuclear ambitions, and the role of 'rogue states'.

On successful completion of the Middle East Studies sequence, students should have the skills and capacities to:

  • comprehend and critically analyse debates in relation to the Middle East
  • understand the organisation of government in the Middle East and North Africa
  • communicate clearly, in written and oral form, about the issues of the Middle East
  • understand and explain the principles that inform political action at local, national and global levels in relation to the region
  • articulate a coherent argument in response to set topics
  • identify, understand and analyse political ideas and arguments

Level 1

Core units

Trimester 1

AIE153Historical Foundations of the Middle East

Trimester 2

AIE154Modern Middle East Politics

Level 2 and 3

Core units

Trimester 1

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

Trimester 2

AIE364The Arab-Israeli Conflict


Level 2 and 3

Elective units

Select 4 credit points from level 2 and 3 elective units.

Trimester 1

AIR345American Foreign Policy

AIH264The Holocaust

ASP214Justice and Equality
 

Trimester 2

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

AIR244Conflict, Security and Terrorism

AIR234Order and Justice in World Politics

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

AIR242Theories of International Relations

International Relations - unit set code MJ-A000018

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

The International Relations major sequence focuses on understanding conflict and cooperation and, war and peace in contemporary international politics. Students examine the system of states before, during and after the Cold War, the nature of power and security, global issues, human rights and Australia's place in the world.

On successful completion of the International Relations major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to identify and critically synthesise themes and arguments
  • an ability to develop policies within real-world contexts
  • an ability to distinguish declaratory policy from operational policy (i.e. words from deeds)
  • an ability to understand and explain the international forces which shape our environment.

Students majoring in International Relations should also consider a complementary major sequence or electives in Politics and Policy Studies .

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIR108International Relations

Trimester 2

AIR120Australia and the World

All students must take AIR242 plus a further 5 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIR205The Rise of China

AIR236Controversies in Global Capitalism *

Trimester 2

AIR242Theories of International Relations (Core unit)

AIR234Order and Justice in World Politics

AIR243International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

AIR244Conflict, Security and Terrorism

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIR345American Foreign Policy

AIR348Beyond Borders: Transnational Activism in World Politics

Trimester 2

AIR349Transnational Diplomacy and Policy

* AIR236 is offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching and this unit is also offered in trimester 3.

Philosophy - unit set code MJ-A000048

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

Philosophy provides an introduction to most of the central themes in contemporary philosophical studies. A distinctive feature of the major is its focus upon Asian philosophy, psychoanalysis and philosophy as practiced in continental Europe. Individual units cover questions which deal with the nature of human existence; value, belief and purpose; and knowledge and belief.

On successful completion of the Philosophy major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to develop and articulate abstract ideas
  • an ability to reflect upon and critique assumptions about life, values and society
  • an ability for logical thinking and rational argument
  • an ability to debate philosophical issues arising in fields such as ethics, political values, knowledge systems, religion and interpersonal relationships.

Level 1

Trimester 1

ASP129Love, Sex and Death

Trimester 2

ASP102World Religions


Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points with at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1

ASP307Plato and Nietzsche

ASP208Introduction to Logical Reasoning

ASP209Freedom and Subjectivity

ASP214Justice and Equality

ASP215Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life

Trimester 2

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

ASP224Freud and Philosophy

ASP326Language and Reality

ASP227Philosophies of Religion: Western, Asian, and Contemporary Inquiries

ASP228Philosophy, Art, Film

Trimester 3

ASP102World Religions *

ASP129Love, Sex and Death *

* ASP102 and ASP129 are offered via Cloud (online) only in trimester 3.

Photography - unit set code MJ-A000049

Burwood (Melbourne)

The Photography major sequence is based around creative, critical and professional practice. Students can choose to develop their artistic, academic or professional aspirations.
Level 1 introduces students to the basics of photographic techniques and practice and to the history of photography with respect to Australian and international artists. Using analog and digital technologies, students explore the uses of referent-based and non-referent based images as social and cultural artefacts.
Level 2 introduces a range of professional analog and digital photographic formats, darkroom and studio environments as well as the application of photographic imagery in virtual and collaborative environments at a global level. Students also engage in the discourse that surrounds contemporary photographic practice.
Level 3 introduces students to a range of alternative analog and digital photographic formats and their application in creative practice. Students 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 further postgraduate studies and professional practice.

Level 1
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACI101Still Images

Trimester 1 or Trimester 3

ACI102Pixel to Print: Digital Imaging 1


Level 2
Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ACI203Photographic Practice

 

Trimester 2

ACI201Alternative Imaging

ACI202Advanced Digital Imaging

ACI204Contemporary Photography

Level 3

Select 2 credit points from the following:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

Trimester 1

ACI302Lighting Design 2

Trimester 2

ACI301Shifting Focus: Experimental Photography and Creative Practice


Please contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries.   

Politics and Policy Studies - unit set code MJ-A000005

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

In Politics and Policy Studies, students will examine issues of power and authority through studies of policy, institutions and political movements. Students will also be introduced to the political values, ideas and ideologies that orient political action. Throughout the sequence of units, students will be encouraged to understand contemporary political problems at local, national and global levels. Key themes include democracy, citizenship, globalisation, risk, environment, gender and religion. Our units are intended to encourage student to make better sense of the world in which they live and understand the current social and political challenges they face. Central is a concern to understand how Australian and global institutions ought to respond to complex policy problems in an era of globalisation and rapid change.

On successful completion of the Politics and Policy Studies sequence, students should have the skills and capacities to:

  • comprehend and critically analyse political issues and policy debates
  • identify, understand and analyse political ideas and arguments
  • understand and explain the principles that inform political action at local, national and global levels
  • understand the organisation of government in Australia and other countries
  • apply key political concepts to contemporary debates and policy issues
  • communicate clearly, in written and oral form, about political issues and policy options.

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIP107Contemporary Australian Politics

Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

AIP116Visions and Values in Politics


Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1
AIE255Issues and Themes in Middle East Politics

AIP205Democracy and Democratisation

AIP230Public Policy in Australia

AIP398Political Leadership

Trimester 2

AIP204Politics and the Media

AIP207Political Parties and Social Movements

AIP246European Union: Regional and Global Powerhouse

AIP307Comparative Politics

AIP209Asylum Challenges in Australia and Asia

Psychology - unit set code MJ-H000008 - available to continuing students only

Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts may undertake a major sequence in psychology offered by the Faculty of Health as a major sequence within their BA degree.
The Psychology major sequence is course-grouped for the Bachelor of Arts, that is, the units do not count towards the eight non-course-grouped units able to be taken outside the Faculty.

Students intending to become psychologists, however, must take four levels of academic study (three levels of undergraduate study, including ten units of Psychology, plus either a level-4 Honours in Psychology or the level-4 Graduate Diploma of Psychology). The 10-credit-point undergraduate Psychology sequence consists of two units at level 1, HPS111 and HPS121, five units at level 2, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204 and HPS205 plus three units at level 3, HPS301, HPS307 and HPS308.

Students may also choose to take a limited sequence in psychology of 8 credit points (depending on the requirements of their course). These sequences are designed as terminal studies in psychology to complement other studies within an award. They do not meet the requirements for entry into fourth-level studies in psychology, nor will they lead to professional qualifications in psychology. Students may also choose to take individual elective units in psychology, if they have the relevant prerequisites.


The 8-credit point sequences normally consist of two units at level one, HPS111 and HPS121, two or three units at level 2, selected from HPS202, HPS203, HPS204 and HPS205, and two or three units at level 3, selected from HPS302, HPS303, HPS304 and HPS307, HPS308 and HPS395. Students wishing to take alternative psychology units must seek approval from the School of Psychology.

Level 1

HPS111Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

HPS121Psychology B: Individual and Social Development


Level 2

Select 3 units from level 2 from the list below:


HPS203Understanding the Mind

HPS204Introduction to Social Psychology

HPS202Child and Adolescent Development

HPS205Behavioural Neuroscience



Level 3

Select 3 units from level 3 from the list below:

HPS302Pathways Through Adulthood

HPS307Personality

HPS395Clinical Neuroscience

HPS303Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS304The Social Psychology of Relationships

HPS308Psychopathology

The 10 credit point undergraduate Psychology sequence consists of two units at level 1, HPS111 and HPS121, five units at level 2, HPS201, HPS202, HPS203, HPS204 and HPS205 plus three units at level 3, HPS301, HPS307 and HPS308.

Level 1

HPS111Psychology A: Fundamentals of Human Behaviour

HPS121Psychology B: Individual and Social Development


Level 2

HPS201Research Methods in Psychology A (Core unit)

HPS203Understanding the Mind

HPS204Introduction to Social Psychology

HPS202Child and Adolescent Development

HPS205Behavioural Neuroscience

Level 3

HPS301Research Methods in Psychology B

HPS307Personality

HPS308Psychopathology

Professional and Creative Writing - unit set code MJ-A000062

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

This major sequence aims to provide the qualities and attributes that will enable you to work both in specialised fields, and across professional boundaries.

Initially you will undertake various forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing, progressing to choices from editing, creative non-fiction and script writing as well as the traditional genres of poetry and fiction writing. The final level's focus is on exploring individual writing styles, greater experimentation, and working collaboratively on an edited collection suitable for publication.

You will develop broadly based skills in the processes of writing and revision, and gain expertise and practical experience across a range of genres, styles and professional environments. In all writing and editing units, the emphasis is on working towards industry standards appropriate for publication and the writing/editing industry.

On successful completion of the Professional and Creative Writing major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to identify, research, write and redraft pieces of creative written work in appropriate formats for print and/or online publication and/or performance
  • an ability to analyse the techniques, craft and associated critical and creative issues in writing/editing
  • the capacity to engage with peer and industry, and professional networks.

Level 1

 

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), or

Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

ALW101Writing Craft

Trimester 2

ALW102Writing Spaces

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALW223Creative Nonfiction: the Personal Essay

 

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ALW225Fiction Writing: Story, Structure and Starting Out *

ALW227Script Writing: Focus On Fiction **

*ALW225 offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) in trimester 1 and Burwood (Melbourne) in trimester 2.

**ALW227 offered at Burwood (Melbourne) in trimester 1 and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) in trimester 2.

 

Trimester 2

ALW205Editing and the Author

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ALW393Editing Collaborations: Producing An Anthology

ALW395Experimental Poetics

 

The following writing-related elective may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence:

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ALW117Professional Writing for Work

Public Relations - unit set code MJ-A000021

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

The Public Relations major sequence is concerned with the management of communication between people, agencies and various publics. Students will study such areas as crisis and issues management, organisational public relations and public relations campaigns; and will develop the necessary skills for effective public relations.

On successful completion of the Public Relations major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to explain the role of public relations in society;
  • an ability to differentiate between the various areas of public relations;
  • an ability to explain the legal and regulatory context of public relations;
  • an ability to prepare public relations strategies using traditional, internet and social media tactics;
  • the ability to write and communicate for public relations practice across a broad range of professional contexts.

Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALR103Introduction to Public Relations ***

Trimester 2

ALR104Strategic Communication and Writing

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following: 
 

Level 2 and Level 3

Trimester 1 

ALR276Ethical Communication and Citizenship

ALR207Media Relations **

ALR383Lobbying, Advocacy and Public Opinion

Trimester 2

ALR206Social Media Public Relations *

ALR279Public Relations Management

ALR300Public Relations Campaigns and Practice (2 credit points)

ALR310Marketing Communication

* The Burwood (Melbourne) campus offering of ALR206 is restricted to A325 and A328 course enrolled students only.

** ALR207 also offered in Trimester 3.

***ALR103 is also offered in Trimester 3 at Waterfront (Geelong) only.  It is offered by intensive study in Trimester 3.

Social and Political Thought - unit set code MJ-A000050 - available to continuing students only. Final year of offer 2016.

This major sequence ranges across communications, politics, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, and international relations. A focus on theorising about society and politics is the common theme. This major has no corresponding Honours programme, but it offers a good supplement for any students interested in undertaking Honours in Sociology, Politics, Philosophy, Communications, or International Relations.

Level 1

Trimester 1
ALC101 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning (Final year of offer 2014)

Trimester 2

AIP116Visions and Values in Politics *

or
ASC102Introduction to Sociology B

Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1

AIP205Democracy and Democratisation

ASC308Sociology and the Modern World

ASP214Justice and Equality

ASP215Philosophy, Happiness, and the Good Life

ALC209Screening Contemporary Masculinities


Trimester 2

ASP216Ethics in Global Society

* AIP116 also offered Trimester 3 (AIP116 Cloud (online) only in Trimester 3).

Sociology - unit set code MJ-A000019

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

Sociology is the study of society and social relations. Thinking sociologically allows the individual to step outside the taken for granted processes of everyday living towards examining the processes which create, maintain and change social groups in society.
On successful completion of the Sociology major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to explain key sociological concepts such as socialisation, modernity, postmodernity, gender, social class, race and ethnicity; 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 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.

Level 1
Trimester 1

ASC101Introduction to Sociology A


Trimester 2
ASC102Introduction to Sociology B


Level 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including compulsory core units ASC308 and ASC250 and 2 level 3 units from the following:

Trimester 1

ASC346Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture

ASC308Sociology and the Modern World (core unit)

ASC211Religion and Social Change

ASC207Consumer Society and Sustainable Futures

ASC206Sociology of Health

Trimester 2

ASC304Culture and Control: Boundaries and Identities

ASC210Youth Culture and Identity

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

ASC250Social Research: An Introduction (core unit)

ASC287Love, Sex and Relationships

Trimester 1 or Trimester 2

ASC321Sociology Internship **

Trimester 3

ASC320Sex, Crime and Justice in An Electronic Age *

* ASC320 is offered in the cloud (online) teaching mode - there will be no face to face teaching.

** ASC321 - Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Visual Arts - unit set code MJ-A000015

Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)

The Visual Arts major will appeal to students who are interested in careers across a variety of traditional media including painting, drawing or 3D modelling and new technologies including digital/photo imaging and computer-generated prints. A broad based course structure enables students to overlap disciplines to develop individual vision and expression by exploring the aesthetic, formal and social concerns of visual communication.

On successful completion of the Visual Arts major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to produce a conceptually, formally and thematically coherent body of work of exhibition standard
  • an ability to identify a professional niche in the art industry and a preparedness to enter that industry
  • an ability to negotiate the marketplace and develop productive working relationships with galleries, professional organisations and funding bodies; and
  • an ability to position their own work in relation to their field of research

Note: this major is only available to students at Warrnambool who are already formally enrolled in the major. ACV307 Studio Art: Painting E and ACV308 Studio Art: Painting F final year of offer was 2014 for continuing Warrnambool students enrolled in the major; after that time units will only be available for Warrnambool students at Waterfront (Geelong).

Level 1
Trimester 1

ACV101Studio Art: Painting and Practice A


Trimester 2
ACV102Studio Art: Painting and Practice B


Level 2

Students to select 3 units from level 2 units on offer, including one of ACV205 or ACV206.

Trimester 1

ACV205Studio Art: Painting and Practice C

ACV207Fear and Loathing in the Visual Arts: Art Since 1989

EEA211Navigating the Visual World

Trimester 2

ACV203Visual Narrative Studio

ACV206Studio Art: Painting and Practice D

EEA212Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts

Level 3

Trimester 2

ACV308Studio Art: Painting and Practice F (2 credit points from 2015)

Plus one of:

Trimester 1

ACV306Artists' Books Studio

Or

ACV307Studio Art: Painting and Practice E



Note: The following units may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence:

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Webmedia - unit set code MJ-A000054 - for continuing students only

The Webmedia major sequence offers students an introduction to communication technologies: through application in web design, web journalism, web public relations, web photography and web advertising.

The major is completed with a media and communication internship in the regional community with a newspaper, TV broadcast studio, local government, real estate and property development, retail marketing, retirement village PR, advertising agency, gallery, information centres or schools.

On successful completion of the Webmedia major sequence, students should have the following skills:

  • an ability to identify, research, write and construct stories suitable for print and online media
  • an ability to interview for print and online media and select material for inclusion in stories
  • ability to understand photographic practices and principles, applicable to traditional and online communication mediums

Students must select 8 credit points from the following list of units, including a minimum of 2 credit points at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3:

Year 1

Trimester 1

ACG101 Design Fundamentals (Final year of offer 2014)

ALC101 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of Text, Image and Meaning (Final year of offer 2014)

ALJ111News Reporting 1 ^

Trimester 2

ACG101Design Fundamentals

ALC102 Contemporary Communication: Making Sense of New Media (Final year of offer 2014)

Level 2

Trimester 1

ACI203Photographic Practice


Trimester 2
ACG204Design and Society

ALJ217Editing and Design

ALR206Social Media Public Relations ***

Level 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ACC317Communication and Creative Arts Internship A

ACC318Communication and Creative Arts Internship B

Trimester 2

ALC314Advertising: Designing Desires **

** ALC314 offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only. There will be no face to face teaching.

*** The Burwood (Melbourne) campus offering of ALR206 is restricted to A325 and A328 course enrolled students only.
^ALJ111 also available in trimester 3 Cloud (online) only.

Spanish - unit set code MJ-A000051

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

Spanish is a major international language with more than 400 million speakers on five continents. It is the national language of more than twenty countries and the third most spoken language in the world (after Mandarin and English). Spanish is an official language of the United Nations and of other important 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).

Spanish as a foreign language is a popular choice for a great number of people all over the world. For English speakers, Spanish is relatively accessible. Studying a Spanish major can have multiple cultural and linguistic benefits and position students in the best possible place to become worldly citizens.

Introduction of the Spanish major further reinforces the commitment to internationalisation of the curriculum in the Deakin Languages program. Students learn languages, develop cultural awareness and competency, and acquire an international perspective. Acquiring Spanish language skills, and knowledge of the cultures and societies of the Hispanic world, will enable students to pursue a range of career paths from international trade and commerce, to the diplomatic corps, and education. There is an added layer of depth for the University as a whole - to its engagement with the world, and enhanced graduate outcomes for students seeking work in a global market.

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

ALS100Spanish 1A

Trimester 2

ALS150Spanish 1B **ALS150 also offered Trimester 3 Cloud (online) from 2015.

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS200Spanish 2A

Trimester 2

ALS250Spanish 2B

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

ALS300 Spanish 3A (2 credit points)*

Trimester 2

ALS350 Spanish 3B (2 credit points)*

The Spanish major sequence for students who have completed Spanish at Level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALS200Spanish 2A

 

Trimester 2

ALS250Spanish 2B

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS300 Spanish 3A (2 credit points)*

Trimester 2

ALS350 Spanish 3B (2 credit points)*

Level 3

Trimester 1

ALS360 Spanish: Selected Topics I*

Trimester 2

ALS370 Spanish: Selected Topics II*

 

*The introduction of Spanish major sequence units will be staggered with level one coded units only offered in 2014; level two coded units from 2015; and level three coded units from 2016.

 

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