Course

Bachelor of Arts

UWS Course Code: 1604.6

CRICOS Code: 040992A


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2010 or 2011.

Commencement Year 2009 - 1604.5 Bachelor of Arts

Commencement Year 2008 - 1604.4 Bachelor of Arts

Commencement Year 2007 - 1604.3 Bachelor of Arts

Commencement Year 2006 - 1604.2 Bachelor of Arts

Commencement Year 2005 - 1604.1 Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts offers students an opportunity to develop a depth of disciplinary expertise together with the breadth of vision afforded by cross-disciplinary approaches to the humanities. Study in the Bachelor of Arts is designed to develop communication and personal skills, creativity and a capacity for independent thought, adaptability to new situations and problem-solving skills, attributes increasingly demanded by employers. Bachelor of Arts graduates find employment in diverse areas including: communication and media industries; education; psychology and counseling; cultural, political and social policy analysis; writing and publishing. The Bachelor of Arts is a three-year degree designed to provide knowledge and generic skills that form the basis for lifelong learning.

Students wishing to be primary or secondary school teachers of English, History, Languages or Human Society and its Environment (which includes both history and social science units) should enrol in courses 1651 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Primary Teaching) or 1652 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Secondary Teaching). For further information concerning the requirements for teaching, students are advised to consult the Subject Content Requirements for Primary and Secondary Teaching NSW (Abridged) from the NSW Institute of Teachers

http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/Teaching-in-NSW/Subject-Content-Requirements-abridged/

or the School of Education.

  • Director of Academic Program - Prof Robert Lee
  • Course Advisors with signing rights - Dr Dianne Dickenson and Assoc Prof Carol Liston

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Professor Robert LeeenquiriesHCA@uws.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Students demonstrating successful completion of relevant studies at other tertiary institutions prior to enrolment may be granted advanced standing for those studies, in accordance with current UWS policy.

Accreditation
Psychology Major and Sub-major: the Bachelor of Arts in psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as an undergraduate three-year sequence in Psychology, provided both the 80-credit point Psychology Major and the 40-credit point Psychology Sub-Major are completed. The 120-credit point accredited psychology sequence is a prerequisite for admission into a fourth year psychology program, either an Honours degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma.

Admission

Assumed knowledge: Two units of HSC English at Band 4.

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to UWS should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to the University of Western Sydney via the the UWS International office.

International students applying to UWS through UWS International can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UWS International website.

http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/international/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and UWS.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

All students must enrol in and complete:

  • 80 credit points Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit point Major
  • 80 credit points of elective units

Electives may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major or sub-major.

Core Components

The 80 credit points core is made up of

Year 1 Core units

100958.2Australia and the World
100960.2Contemporary Society
100968.3Texts and Traditions
100846.2Analytical Reading and Writing

Year 2 Core units

101182.5Behaviour and Environment
100928.3Linguistics

Year 3 Core units

101449.2Bilingualism and Biculturalism
100965.2Media and Visual Cultures

Majors

All students must complete one of the following Majors. Explanation of these Majors can be found under the program listings below.

Note: Not all majors are available on all campuses, please check availability.

M1026.1Arabic
M1032.1Asian Studies and International Relations
M1027.1Chinese
M1034.1Cultural and Social Analysis
M1035.1English, Text and Writing
M1031.1Global Studies
M1033.1History and Political Thought
M1041.1Indigenous Australian Studies
M1036.1Islamic Studies
M1029.1Italian
M1028.1Japanese
M1037.1Linguistics
M1025.1Media and Visual Cultures

(previously Art History and Cinema Studies)

M1040.1Psychology
M1024.1Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy
M1030.1Spanish

Sub-majors

Note: Not all sub-majors are available on all campuses, please check availability.

SM1034.1Arabic
SM1042.1Asian Studies and International Relations
SM1035.1Chinese
SM1043.1Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1044.1English, Text and Writing
SM1040.1Global Studies
SM1041.1History and Political Thought
SM1051.1Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions
SM1049.1Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1050.1Indigenous Economics
SM1045.1Islamic Studies
SM1036.1Italian
SM1037.1Japanese
SM1046.1Linguistics
SM1033.1Media and Visual Cultures

(previously Art History and Cinema Studies)

SM1048.1Psychology
SM1032.1Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy
SM1038.1Spanish

Recommended full-time sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Year 2

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Year 3

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Elective unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Elective unit

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

UWS offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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