Bachelor of Arts

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Award granted Bachelor of Arts
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
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, psychology, 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.


Structuring the course
In general, students who do not enter with credit for prior learning are advised to complete a variety of level 1 units and proceed to level 2 units after developing a range of study and research skills.

 

In some cases, where students have obtained above-average results in their level 1 units and are keen to pursue a particular major sequence, it may be possible to enrol in the next level of a particular major sequence prior to completion of 8 credit points at level 1.

 

Transition to University study
The faculty offers two units ASC160 Introduction to University Study and ALW117 Writing for Professional Practice, 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.

 

Wholly online units
To ensure that all Deakin students have the skills to meet the demands of the modern workforce, undergraduate students are required to complete at least one unit of their study wholly online.

The wholly online units offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education are:

 

ACN108Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH265/AIH365Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR236/AIR336Unit description is currently unavailable *

ALC314Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC320Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL379Unit description is currently unavailable **

ALR383Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC320Unit description is currently unavailable

 

*Offered in trimester 1 or trimester 3 2010/2011

** Only offered in trimester 3


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.

 

Multi-level offerings
A number of units within the course are offered at more than one level, with appropriate adjustments to assessment requirements. Students who pass a unit at a particular level cannot enrol in the same unit at another level. For example, ASS205/ASS305 Anthropology of Poverty and Development is offered at levels 2 and 3. If students pass this unit at level 2, then they cannot enrol in it again at level 3.

 

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, workshop 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 Support 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; and
  • the successful completion of at least one wholly online unit

Major sequences

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.

The campus or mode where the major sequence is offered is indicated in parenthesis as follows:
B = Melbourne campus at Burwood
G = Geelong campus at Waurn Ponds
W = Warrnambool campus
X = Off campus

Animation (B)

Anthropology (G, X)
Arabic (B)
Australian Studies (B, G, W, X)
Chinese (B)
Criminology (G, X)
Dance (B)
Drama (B)

Film and Video (B)*
Film Studies (B)
Gender Studies (B, G#, X)*
History (B, G, X)
Indonesian (B, G, X)
International Relations (B, G, X)

Italian (B)
Journalism (G, W, X)
Language and Culture Studies (B, G**, X**)
Literary Studies (B, G, W, X)
Mathematical Modelling (B, G, X)
Media and Communication (B, G, W, X)

Middle East Studies (B)
Philosophy (B, G, X)
Photography (B)
Politics and Policy Studies (B, G, W, X)
Psychology (B, G, W, X)
Public Relations (G, W#, X)
Social and Political Thought (B, G, X)
Sociology (B, G, W, X)
Visual Arts (B)
Webmedia (W)


* Available to continuing students only
** A full major in Arabic or Chinese is not available at nominated campus
# Full major is not available at nominated campus

Details of major sequences

Animation - unit set code MJ-AU00011

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 or trimester 2

ACM138Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1

ACM132Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM225Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM126Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM133Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM239Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 3

 

Select 2 credit points from the following:


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 1

ACM327Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM308Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* 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 Support and Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Anthropology - unit set code MJ-A000007

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

ASS101Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

ASS102Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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

ASS205/ASS305Unit description is currently unavailable

ASS229/ASS329Unit description is currently unavailable

ASS233/ASS333Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

ASS206/ASS306Unit description is currently unavailable

ASS228/ASS328Unit description is currently unavailable

ASS234/ASS334Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Arabic - unit set code MJ-A000029

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:

AIE153Unit description is currently unavailable

AIE154Unit description is currently unavailable

AIE255Unit description is currently unavailable


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; beginner's 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

AIB151Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 2

AIB152Unit description is currently unavailable *


Level 2


Trimester 1

AIB251Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 2

AIB252Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 3

AIB205Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)

AIB306Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)

 

Level 3


Trimester 1

AIB351Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)

 

Trimester 2

AIB352Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)

 

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

 

*Off-campus study is only available to students at South Australian Universities (other than UniSA) who can attend the tutorials at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.  Unit Chair approval is required to enrol in off campus mode.

 

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

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIB251Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 2

AIB252Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Level 2


Trimester 1

AIB351Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)

 

Trimester 2

AIB352Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)


Trimester 3

AIB205Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)

AIB306Unit description is currently unavailable *(2 credit points)

 

Level 3


Trimester 1

AIB309Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 2

AIB310Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

 

AIB355 and AIB356 have been replaced by AIB309 and AIB310 however, the units are available in 2010 and 2011 for continuing students only - Please contact Student Support for enquiries regarding these units.

 

*Off-campus study is only available to students at South Australian Universities (other than UniSA) who can attend the tutorials at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.  Unit Chair approval is required to enrol in off campus mode.

Australian Studies - unit set code MJ-A000012

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.

 

Level 1

Core Units

Trimester 1

AIA103Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIA104Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2 and 3
Select 6 credit points from the following units ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and 1 credit point is at level 3.

Trimester 1
AAM219Unit description is currently unavailable *

AIH205/AIH305Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH237/AIH337Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH238/AIH338Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

AIH288/AIH388Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL360Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC204/ASC304Unit description is currently unavailable

ASS228/ASS328Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Also offered at Burwood campus in trimester 3 (2010/11)

Chinese - unit set code MJ-A000028

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 spoken. Chinese is available at beginner's, 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

AIC181Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC182Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC281Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC282Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIC381Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC382Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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

AIC281Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC282Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC381Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC382Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


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
AIC315Unit description is currently unavailable

AIC385Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC316Unit description is currently unavailable

AIC386Unit description is currently unavailable
 

 

Trimester 3

AIC287Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

 

 

Chinese major sequence at advanced level for background speakers only

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIC283Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC284Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIC383Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC384Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIC387Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIC389Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 3
AIC390Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

Criminology - unit set code MJ-A000045

Criminology is an interdisciplinary field that draws upon law, sociology, history, psychology and other disciplines to address the substantive issues of crime, security, policing, and punishment. Criminology is also concerned with the social processes that shape criminalisation, control and security; the institutions of criminal justice; and the various theories used to explain crime, criminalisation and criminal justice practices. In this way criminology combines critical theory with an applied focus on the analysis of the policies, the practices of criminal justice professions, and other participants (for instance victims), and the shifting role of the state in the government of crime. Major issues addressed include the principles and practices of the criminal justice system, historical and contemporary shifts in the nature, organisation and practices of policing at local, state, national and transnational levels, the impact of and responses to terrorism and transnational crime, how deviant identities are formed and regulated, the role of law in the control of behaviour, and different practices for conducting criminological research.

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

  • an understanding of the key theoretical traditions and debates within criminology
  • an ability to analyse key theoretical debates
  • an ability to apply theoretical knowledge to the substantive issues of crime, criminal justice, deviance, security and policing
  • an ability to analyse contemporary issues of terrorism, transnational crime drugs and policing in a theoretical informed manner
  • the capacity to identify the appropriateness, strengths and weaknesses of the different research methods applied to the study of a specific criminological issue
  • an ability to present criminological ideas and analyses before fellow students
  • knowledge of the range of sources of criminological ideas information, including electronic information from government and non-government sources.

Select 8 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at each level from the following:

Level 1

Trimester 1

ASL111Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ASL113Unit description is currently unavailable


Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including compulsory core units ASL209/309 and ASL214, and at least 2 credit points from each level from the following:


Trimester 1

ASC270/ASC370Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL204/ASL304Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL209/ASL309Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL221/ASL321Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ASC204/ASC304Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL208/ASL308Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL214Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL219/ASL319Unit description is currently unavailable

ASL222/ASL322Unit description is currently unavailable

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

Trimester 1

MLP233Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
MLP103Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Dance - unit set code MJ-A000025

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

Note: Enrolment in level 1 dance units is subject to audition (special requirement). For further details please contact Arts Student Support at the Melbourne campus at Burwood, Tel 03 9244 3909/3910 or email artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au

Level 1

Trimester 1

ACD101Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACD102Unit description is currently unavailable


Levels 2 and 3

Trimester 1
ACD203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD211Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD307Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACD204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD206/ACD306Unit description is currently unavailable

ACD308Unit description is currently unavailable


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

Trimester 1

ACD110Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACD105Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable *


* 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Drama - unit set code MJ-A000031

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.

Note: Enrolment in level 1 drama units is subject to audition (special requirement). For further details please contact Arts Student Support at the Melbourne campus at Burwood, Tel 03 9244 3909/3910 or email artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au
Level 1

Trimester 1

ACP101Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACP177Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
ACP205Unit description is currently unavailable

ACP279Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACP206Unit description is currently unavailable

ACP280Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Trimester 1
ACP378Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACP322Unit description is currently unavailable **

or
ACP323Unit description is currently unavailable


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

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3
ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable *


* 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

 

** Not offered in 2010.

Film Studies - unit set code MJ-A000046.2

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

ACM120Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM112Unit description is currently unavailable



Level 2 and 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM217Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM237Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM318Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1

ACM236Unit description is currently unavailable

AAM319Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 2

AAM220Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Students must take AAM319, not AAM219 to complete the Film Studies Major Sequence. Please note AAM319 is also offered on campus at Burwood in trimester 3 (2010/11)

Film and Video

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

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

ACM116Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM111Unit description is currently unavailable



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

Level 2
Trimester 1

ACM236Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM220Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ACM213Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM237Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ACM317Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM318Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable *


* 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Gender Studies - unit set code MJ-A000047

Continuing students only. 

 

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

History - unit set code MJ-A000023

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

Trimester 1

AIH107Unit description is currently unavailable

or

AIA103Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIH108Unit description is currently unavailable

or

AIA104Unit description is currently unavailable


Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level3 from the following

Trimester 1

AIH205/AIH305Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH237/AIH337Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH238/AIH338Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH264/AIH364Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH265/AIH365Unit description is currently unavailable *


Trimester 2

AIH261/AIH361Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH263/AIH363Unit description is currently unavailable **

AIH266/AIH366Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH288/AIH388Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH289/AIH389Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 or trimester 2
AIH320Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points) ***


* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.
** Not offered in 2010, offered in 2011.

*** 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Indonesian - unit set code MJ-A000030

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, beginner's and post-level 12.

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginner's level

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIF141Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIF142Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIF241Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIF242Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Trimester 1
AIF341Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIF342Unit description is currently unavailable (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

AIF241Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIF242Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
AIF341Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIF342Unit description is currently unavailable (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

AIF345Unit description is currently unavailable

OR

AIF355Unit description is currently unavailable * and ***


Trimester 2

AIF354Unit description is currently unavailable *

OR

AIF316Unit description is currently unavailable **

OR

AIF311Unit description is currently unavailable

OR

AIF312Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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)


* Offered in alternate levels: offered 2010, 2012

** Offered in alternate levels: offered 2011, 2013

*** Not offered in 2010.

International Relations - unit set code MJ-A000018

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

AIR108Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIR109Unit description is currently unavailable


Levels 2 and 3

Select a further 6 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1

AIE255Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR205/AIR305Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR236/AIR336Unit description is currently unavailable *

AIR245/AIR345Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

AIE363Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR220/AIR320Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR225/AIR325Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR234/AIR334Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR342Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR243/AIR343Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR244/AIR344Unit description is currently unavailable **


* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching and this unit is also offered in trimester 3.

** Not offered in 2010.

Italian - unit set code MJ-A000056

The Italian major sequence is run by the University of South Australia (UniSA) but is available to Deakin Students (dependent upon the Deakin course in which they are enrolled). Classes will be held on the Melbourne Campus at Burwood with access to materials through UniSA. Following successful completion, these units will be credited towards the Deakin course. Please note, Students’ results from cross-institutional enrolment at other institutions will be recorded on their Deakin University academic records as EP (External Pass) or N (Fail).

In order to facilitate your enrolment at UniSA and access to UniSA systems and course materials, Deakin University will provide UniSA with your title, family name, given names, gender, date of birth, previous name (if applicable), postal address, telephone numbers, email address and whether you are a Commonwealth supported, domestic fee paying or international fee paying student.

 

 

The study of Italian provides an insight into a society which has been at the forefront of European culture for the past 2000 levels.

UNESCO estimates that Italy holds 80% of the artistic heritage of Europe, and 40% of the world. It is also a member of the G8 group of most industrialised nations in the world and Italian is one of the official languages of the European Union. Studying a language is highly recommended, for students who are interested in pursuing a career in international relations, social sciences, education, business, tourism, health or human services.

The Italian major sequence provides students with the opportunity to become a confident user of the language, while learning about Italy, its people and its culture.

The units reflect a graded sequence of proficiency levels, and students have the choice of two strands according to their previous knowledge and experience in the language.

 

 

On successful completion of the Italian Language major sequence, students should have an ability to:

  • communicate in Italian with near native accuracy and fluency in a wide range of contexts and situations
  • demonstrate linguistic and cultural sensitivity in social interactions in Italian
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge of grammatical concepts relating to the topics and uses of Italian covered
  • demonstrate an understanding of representations of contemporary Italian culture and society
  • analyse a range of media and text types
  • critically reflect on the interculturality of aspects of Italian language and culture both in Italy and internationally.

Italian major sequence for beginners:

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

AIT121Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT122Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3

AIT223Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIT221Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT222Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3

AIT223Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIT321Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT322Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

AIT421Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT422Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Students who enter at the beginner level and who wish to complete their studies in three levels can complete their 8 credit point major sequence with the addition of two extra units undertaken concurrently with Italian 3A and Italian 3B.

 

Trimester 1

AIT333Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT334Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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

 

Level 2

Trimester 1

AIT221Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT222Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3

AIT223Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Level 3

Trimester 1

AIT321Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT322Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 4

Trimester 1

AIT421Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT422Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Students who enter at the intermediate level can complete their 8 credit point major sequence with the addition of two extra units undertaken concurrently with Italian 4A and Italian 4B.

 

Trimester 1

AIT333Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIT334Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Upon completion of AIT223 Italian in-country, students may apply for credit for prior learning to AIT321/ AIT322 (if they have completed Italian 1B and the in-country) or AIT421/AIT422 (if they have completed AIT222 and the in-country). The decision will be based on attendance and results obtained in AIT223, which would need to be at Distinction level or higher.

Journalism - unit set code MJ-A000014

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:

 

To complete the Journalism major sequence, students enroled on campus at Warrnambool must select one off campus unit from ALJ301, ALJ318 or ALJ319


Level 1

Trimester 1

ALJ111Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALJ112Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
ALJ216Unit description is currently unavailable ***

ALR207Unit description is currently unavailable *


Trimester 2
ALJ217Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Trimester 1
ALJ313Unit description is currently unavailable

ALJ318Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALJ301Unit description is currently unavailable

ALJ319Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or Trimester 3
ALJ321Unit description is currently unavailable **


*ALR207 is only counted towards the Journalism major sequence for students enroled on campus at Warrnambool.  

** 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

*** ALJ216 is also offered off campus in trimester 3 (2010/11)

 

Language and Culture Studies - unit set code MJ-A000052

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

AIE153Unit description is currently unavailable

AIE234/AIE334Unit description is currently unavailable

AIE255Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC233/ASC333Unit description is currently unavailable

ASP205/ASP305Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIE154Unit description is currently unavailable

AIE335Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH266/AIH366Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP206Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR243/AIR343Unit description is currently unavailable



Literary Studies - unit set code MJ-A000013

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 studied range from classical Greek drama and Shakespearian 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.

Literary Studies major sequence - Burwood, Geelong and off campus

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALL101Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL102Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
ALL201Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL202Unit description is currently unavailable



Select 4 credit points from the following:


Level 3

Trimester 1
ALL373Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL374Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL377Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL378Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL328Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL360Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL375Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL376Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3 (2010/11)

ALL379Unit description is currently unavailable *


Levels 1, 2 and 3

Note: The following units in Children's Literature may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

Trimester 1
ALL153Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL226/ALL326Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL154Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL230/ALL330Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Literary Studies major sequence - Warrnambool

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALL153Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL102Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1
ALL201Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL154/ALL254Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Trimester 1
ALL326Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL360Unit description is currently unavailable


Select 2 credit points from the following off campus and/or wholly online units:

 

Trimester 1

ALL373Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL374Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ALL330Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL375Unit description is currently unavailable

ALL376Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 3 (2010/11)

ALL379Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.

Mathematical Modelling - unit set code MJ-S000007

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 and Technology.
For details of the Mathematical modelling major sequence refer to the Bachelor of Science.
The Mathematical modelling major sequence is Arts course-grouped for the Bachelor of Arts, that is, the units do not count towards the 8-credit-points that may be taken from outside the Faculty of Arts and Education.

Media and Communication - unit set code MJ-AU00008

Media and communication is the world's fastest growing industry and 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 and communication. Students will address issues and events in the industry at national and international level.

Core units

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALC101Unit description is currently unavailable *


Trimester 2
ALC102Unit description is currently unavailable


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

Levels 2 and 3

Trimester 1
AAM219Unit description is currently unavailable *

ACT203/ACT303Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC208Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC209Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR276Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC246/ASC346Unit description is currently unavailable

 

* Offered trimester 3 (2010/11)

Trimester 2

AAM220Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC215Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC314Unit description is currently unavailable *

ALC320Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

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

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALC313Unit description is currently unavailable **


Notes:

(i) This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only. There will be no face to face teaching.
(ii) 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Middle East Studies - unit set code MJ-A000053

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

AIE153Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

AIE154Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level 2 and 3

 

Select 6 credit points from level 2 and 3 ensuring at least 2 credit points are undertaken at level 2 and one more credit point at level 3.

 

Trimester 1

AIE255Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR245/AIR345Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP398Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP205Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

Trimester 2

AIE363Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR244/AIR344Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR220/AIR320Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP206Unit description is currently unavailable

AIR234/AIR334Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 3

ASP202Unit description is currently unavailable

Philosophy - unit set code MJ-A000048

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 or trimester 3

ASP102/ASP202Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ASP106Unit description is currently unavailable


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:


Offered in alternate levels - 2010, 2012

Trimester 1

ASP224/ASP324Unit description is currently unavailable

ASP226/ASP326Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ASP215/ASP315Unit description is currently unavailable

ASP227/ASP327Unit description is currently unavailable

 


Offered in alternate levels - 2011, 2013

 

Trimester 1

ASP207/ASP307Unit description is currently unavailable

ASP214/ASP314Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ASP216/ASP316Unit description is currently unavailable

ASP225/ASP325Unit description is currently unavailable

Photography - unit set code MJ-A000049

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

ACM101Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM102Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ACM203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACM207Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM234Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Select 2 credit points from the following:

 

Trimester 1, trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 1

ACM328Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ACM335Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Students who have completed ACM235 must complete ACM307. Please contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries.   

 

* 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Politics and Policy Studies - unit set code MJ-A000005

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

AIP107Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2 or trimester 3
AIP116Unit description is currently unavailable


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
AIE255Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP205Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP230Unit description is currently unavailable *

AIP398Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

AIP203Unit description is currently unavailable **

AIP204Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP206Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP246Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP307Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

Trimester 2 or Trimester 3

AIP345Unit description is currently unavailable ***


* Offered at Warrnambool in alternate levels. Offered 2011, 2013.

** Offered at Burwood in 2010, offered off campus from 2011, offered at Geelong and Warrnambool in alternate levels from 2011.
*** 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Psychology - unit set code MJ-H000008

Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts may undertake a major sequence in psychology offered by the Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences 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 level 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, four units at level 2, which must include HPS201 (HPS206 is not formally recognised as a part of the major sequence in psychology and is not counted towards this sequence), plus four units at level 3, which must include HPS301 and HPS309.

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

HPS111Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS121Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

 

Select 3 units from level 2 from the list below:



HPS203Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS204Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS202Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS205Unit description is currently unavailable



Level 3

Select 3 units from level 3 from the list below:


HPS302Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS307Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS395Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS303Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS304Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS308Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

The 10 credit point undergraduate Psychology sequence consists of two units at level 1, HPS111 and HPS121, four units at level 2, HPS201 and three psychology electives, plus four units at level 3, HPS301, HPS309 and two psychology electives.

 

Level 1

HPS111Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS121Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

HPS201Unit description is currently unavailable (Core unit)

 

Select 3 units from level 2 from the list below:


HPS203Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS204Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS202Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS205Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

 

Level 3



HPS301Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS309Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Select 2 units from level 3 from the list below:

 

HPS302Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS307Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS395Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS303Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS304Unit description is currently unavailable

HPS308Unit description is currently unavailable

Public Relations - unit set code MJ-A000021

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 plan and execute a public relations campaign
  • an ability to prepare a public relations campaign kit
  • an ability to negotiate an internship placement and implement the theories and concepts studied throughout the course
  • an ability to prepare public relations strategies using internet and electronic tactics

Core units

 

Level 1

Trimester 1

ALR103Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 or trimester 2
ALW117Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Level2

 

ALR279Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

 

Level 3

 

ALR300Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points)

 


Level 2 and level 3

Select 2 credit points from the following units:


Trimester 1

ALR276Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR383Unit description is currently unavailable *


Trimester 2

ALR206Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR310Unit description is currently unavailable

 

The following unit may be taken in addition to the Public Relations major sequence:

ALR207Unit description is currently unavailable


* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only. There will be
no face to face teaching
.

Social and Political Thought - unit set code MJ-A000050

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

ALC101Unit description is currently unavailable ***


Trimester 2
AIP116Unit description is currently unavailable ***

or
ASC102Unit description is currently unavailable

 

 

Levels 2 and 3


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

Trimester 1

AIP205Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC308Unit description is currently unavailable

ASP214/ASP314Unit description is currently unavailable *

ALC209Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2

AIR342Unit description is currently unavailable

ASP216/ASP316Unit description is currently unavailable *

ASP215/ASP315Unit description is currently unavailable **


* Offered in alternate levels: offered 2011, 2013.
** Offered in alternate levels: 2010, 2012.

***  Also offered Trimester 3 2010/2011.

Sociology - unit set code MJ-A000019

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

ASC101Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ASC102Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including compulsory core units ASC308 and ASC250/350 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1
ASC233/ASC333Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC246/ASC346Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC270/ASC370Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC308Unit description is currently unavailable (core unit)


Trimester 2

ASC204/ASC304Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC206/ASC306Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC250Unit description is currently unavailable (core unit)****

ASC287/ASC387Unit description is currently unavailable

ASC289/ASC389Unit description is currently unavailable
 

 

ASC320Unit description is currently unavailable *

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ASC321Unit description is currently unavailable **

 

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

Trimester 1 or trimester 3 (2010/11)

ASC160Unit description is currently unavailable


* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode - there will be no
face to face teaching.

** 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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Visual Arts - unit set code MJ-A000015

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


Level 1

Trimester 1

ACV101Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACV102Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

 

Trimester 1

ACV203Unit description is currently unavailable

ACV205Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACV204Unit description is currently unavailable

ACV206Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Trimester 1
ACV307Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACV308Unit description is currently unavailable


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

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
ALX321Unit description is currently unavailable *


*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 Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

Webmedia - unit set code MJ-A000054

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

ACG101Unit description is currently unavailable

ALC101Unit description is currently unavailable *

ALJ111Unit description is currently unavailable

* Offered trimester 3 (2010/11)


Trimester 2

ALC102Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 2

 

Trimester 1

ACM203Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
ACG204Unit description is currently unavailable

ALJ217Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR206Unit description is currently unavailable


Level 3

Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3

ALC313Unit description is currently unavailable

 

Trimester 2

ALC314Unit description is currently unavailable

 

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