CA10 Bachelor of Arts

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors

Core Structure

Number of units: 24 Total credit points: 144

Course Structure:

To satisfy the requirements of the award, you must complete 24 units (144 units of credit) as outlined below:

  • Two majors totalling 16 units from the following BA Arts majors: Geography and Environmental Studies; History; Liberal Arts; English & Cultural Studies; Social Enquiry; Creative and Professional Writing.

PLUS

  • One elective major comprising 8 units selected from one of the following: Business; Digital Media; Journalism; Language; OR Psychology.

OR

  • A general studies major totalling eight (8) units, which can be chosen from the BA Arts majors or from any undergraduate course at CQUniversity, provided pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements are met.

NOTE:

No more than twelve Level 1 units out of the 24 units may be credited toward the degree

Arts Majors Elective Majors
Geography & Environmental Studies Business
History Digital Media
English & Cultural Studies Journalism
Social Enquiry Language
Liberal Arts Psychology
Creative and Professional Writing


Sundry Information

Students are required to complete eight units (usually no less than 4 advanced Level units) per major from the listed Arts majors. Students should note that although Level 1 units are offered every year, some Advanced Level units may only be offered in alternate years. Students should check the availability by clicking on the hyperlinked unit codes of their choices. Students studying to be teachers as part of an education degree will choose units as per the advice given as part of the structure of their courses. Students from all other courses are welcome to enrol in any unit in the Arts majors provided they meet the pre- and co-requisites for that unit. Students who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with a course advisor.

Business Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Business major will provide you with strong foundational knowledge in the discipline of business as well as employable business skills that will complement units taken from the Arts majors.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ACCT11059 Accounting, Learning and Online Communication
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
LAWS11030 Foundations of Business Law
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
HRMT11011 Human Resource Management
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
STAT11048 Essential Statistics

Creative and Professional Writing Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Writing across a range of genres requires an understanding and appreciation of established and emerging writing techniques. You will be exposed to diverse genres and writing styles. You will be able to write effective media releases, news stories, feature articles, blogs, and pieces for social media. You will exercise creativity through literary forms such as poetry, literary prose, creative non-fiction, and experimental writing.

Campus Availability: Rockhampton and Distance Education

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11023 Beginning Creative Writing
COMM11007 Media Writing
WRIT11025 Creative Nonfiction

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT12010 Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
WRIT13013 Writing Project
DGTL12004 Print Design

Note 1 - students wishing to complete WRIT13013 Writing Project are required to have completed at least WRIT11023, COMM11007, WRIT11025, WRIT12010 and JOUR12010.


Digital Media Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The digital revolution has significantly changed the way we work, learn, play and communicate. It has created jobs that didn't exist a decade ago and it has profoundly changed others. You will acquire knowledge and skills in digital media production; you will learn how to solve problems, exercise critical and creative thinking ability, and communicate effectively using various media forms such as text, graphics, audio, animation and video. Working within multimedia computer laboratories and production studios, you will learn how to create digital media works using industry-standard software tools and techniques.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio
MMST11003 Visual Design Fundamentals

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MMST13017 Business of Digital Innovation
DGTL12006 Visual Communication Design
DGTL12010 Visual Storytelling
DGTL12005 Contemporary Photomedia
DGTL12007 Digital Communications Management
DGTL12004 Print Design

English & Cultural Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The English & Cultural Studies major brings together two distinct but complementary disciplinary approaches: literary studies, where literature is read for its own sake and for the values it reveals in stories, poems and plays about our lived and imaginary experiences; and cultural studies, where ideas and concepts derived from a broad study of culture are explored through a variety of texts including film, media, television, advertising and the like. You will be able to demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills while applying critical thinking and advanced modes of textual analysis to a broad range of texts, genres and media. You will communicate using cogent, discipline-based and context-relevant research and participate, both self-reflexively and ethically, in discipline critical debates.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11055 Popular Genres
LITR11043 The Short Story

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CULT19015 Explorations in the Gothic
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19051 Literary Theory
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
LITR19056 Shakespeare Today
LITR19057 Contemporary Australian Literature

Geography and Environmental Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

This major offers a diverse set of units in geography, the environment and related discipline areas such as Geographic Information Systems. You will be exposed to an integrated humanities and social sciences approach that provides excellent foundational discipline knowledge as well as industry-specific knowledge and skills. You will explore contemporary environmental issues that will improve approaches to managing the environment. You will develop a unique set of knowledge and skills that are useful in a wide range of careers.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
GEOG11023 Physical Geography of Australia
GEOG11024 Conservation in Australia
GEOH11001 Introduction to Human Geography

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete 6 from the following units:
EVST19007 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
EVST19008 Development and Environmental Policy
EVST19020 Environmental Management Systems
EVST19022 Climate Change: Risk and Assessments
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG19029 Applied Demography
GEOG13013 Sustainable Regions and Cities
GEOG12020 Australian Weather and Climate
GEOG12021 Remote Sensing of Environment
GEOG13014 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

History Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

History is both a body of knowledge and a method of inquiry, a way of understanding ourselves and the world around us. It strives to comprehend complex processes of continuity and change and provides insights into how the past influences the present and the future. Historians draw on the largest storehouse of information that exists about how human beings actually behave: the past. Doing History, you will learn to identify, evaluate and interpret evidence, make informed judgements about its significance, debate your findings and clearly and cogently communicate your informed opinions, all while studying a subject you enjoy!

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11037 Dawn of Humanity: An Introduction to World History
HIST11038 The Modern World Emerges: An Overview

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19029 Modern Japan
HIST19032 War and Australian Society
HIST19031 Australia on the World Stage: History and Politics
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History

Journalism Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Journalism major focuses on developing knowledge and skills in journalistic writing. You will be introduced to journalism within the broader contextual framework of media industries and you will engage in debates about journalistic practice. You will cover news and narrative writing for a range of journalism genres, and the associated requirements for research, analysis, and conduct within legal and ethical frameworks that are associated with journalistic practice. You will acquire a variety of skills and techniques, and become familiar with intellectual enquiry in the field of Journalism. While this major does not enable you to graduate as professionally qualified journalist, it provides a good skill base, especially when combined with other relevant majors in the BA.

Students wishing to complete a Journalism major are required to complete the eight units (two level 1 and six advanced) listed below. Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Course Advisor.

Campus Availability: Rockhampton, Distance Education

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11007 Media Writing
JOUR11005 Introduction to Journalism

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM12016 Media Industries
COMM12033 Speech and Script
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
JOUR12039 News Writing and Reporting
COMM13110 Journalism Project
COMM12022 Communication and Global Technologies

Language Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Students who wish to take a language major as part of the Bachelor of Arts course should consider enrolling cross-institutionally at a university which offers language units in the distance mode. Any student interested in this option should consult with the BA Course Advisor and obtain the Head of Course's approval prior to enrolling.

Liberal Arts Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Liberal Arts provides you with an opportunity to design your own major by selecting 8 units (48 units of credit), including no less than four Advanced Level units, from the Arts majors. This will allow you the flexibility to pursue a study stream that suits your interests. You must meet the usual pre- and co-requisites for these units. Please note that the units selected must be chosen from the Arts majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree. Units selected for the Liberal Arts major may not be selected for any other major in the BA.

Psychology Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The primary purpose of this major is to provide you with a broad knowledge of the discipline of psychology and its applications. In contrast to the Bachelor of Psychology offered at CQUniversity, a BA major in Psychology places less emphasis on statistical and research methods and more emphasis on an understanding of human thought and behaviour from both theoretical and practical perspectives.

N.B. A Psychology major alone is not intended as a route towards professional registration as a psychologist. If you wish to become an accredited practising psychologist, please contact the Head of Course for Psychology to discuss your options.

Campus Availability: Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Distance Education

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC12013 Personality
PSYC12014 Critical, Cultural and Social Psychology
PSYC12010 Introduction to Human Development
PSYC13017 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC13020 Individual Differences and Assessment
PSYC13021 Forensic Psychology

Social Enquiry Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

In Social Enquiry, you will examine everyday social life through the systemic study of social structures and interactions. You will adopt both sociological and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perspectives. Sociology is the study of society with a focus on industrialised societies of the type that emerged out of the French and Industrial revolutions using variables such as race, class and gender. You will develop skills in applying investigative and interpretive tools for the analysis and evaluation of identity, crime and deviance, rural sociology and health. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander studies explains and critiques the contemporary life of Indigenous Australians through an understanding of pre-colonisation, colonisation, resistance and adaption, government policy, identity and the struggle for recognition and autonomy. You will examine a range of contemporary issues including land rights and country, racism, constitutional preambles, and community.

Campus Availability: Distance Education

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11060 Being Bad
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods