Bachelor of Arts

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Language and Culture Studies

Unit Set Code

MJ-A000052 (major)


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


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

Career outcomes

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


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


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


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


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

Contextual studies units

Level 1

AIE153History of the Middle East

AIE154Understanding Middle East Politics

ASR100World Religions

Level 2

AIE255Critical Issues in Middle East Politics

ASC233International Migration and Multicultural Societies

Level 3

AIE334China: From Empire to Republic

AIE335Modern China: Liberation, Cultural Revolution and Reform

AIE364The Arab-Israeli Conflict

AIE365Middle East Study Tour


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