CB94 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors

Core Structure

Number of units: 24 Total credit points: 144

In order to complete this course, you must:

- Complete the core structure

- Complete two arts majors which can be selected from:

Geography and Environmental Studies

History

Liberal Arts

Literary and Cultural Studies

Social Enquiry

Writing

Compulsory Law Units

Available units
Students must complete 5 from the following units:
LAWS12062 Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAWS13011 Family Law
LAWS13012 Succession
LAWS13014 Revenue Law
LAWS12059 Conveyancing
LAWS13015 Principles of Commercial Law
LAWS12063 Legal Drafting
LAWS12068 Innovation and Intellectual Property Law
LAWS13019 Legal Automation
LAWS12069 e-Law
LAWS13018 Australian Consumer Law
LAWS12067 Environmental Law
LAWS12071 Australian Employment Law
LAWS12070 Public International and Human Rights Law
LAWS13020 Legal Professional Portfolio
LAWS12064 Legal Advocacy
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LAWS11057 Introduction to Law
LAWS11059 Statutory Interpretation
LAWS11060 Criminal Law
LAWS11061 Contract A
LAWS11062 Contract B
LAWS11063 Torts A
LAWS11064 Torts B
LAWS12056 Equity
LAWS12060 Trusts
LAWS12061 Administrative Law
LAWS13009 Corporations Law
LAWS13010 Evidence and Proof
LAWS13013 Legal Professional Conduct
LAWS13017 Civil Procedure
LAWS12065 Foundations of Property Law
LAWS12066 Land Law
LAWS11065 Constitutional Law
LAWS12072 Legal Research
LAWS13016 Theories of Law and Justice

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
GEOG12020 Australian Weather and Climate
GEOG13013 Sustainable Regions and Cities
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. Studying 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.

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

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 eight units (48 credit points), 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 any 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.

Literary and Cultural Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Literary and 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 6 from the following 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

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.

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:
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues

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.

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 II: Writing Beyond the Page
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
WRIT13013 Writing Project
DGTL12004 Print Design

NOTE

Students wishing to complete WRIT13013 Writing Project are required to have completed at least WRIT11023, COMM11007, WRIT11025, WRIT12010 and JOUR12010

Students will be able to undertake a creative writing project (WRIT13013) in Terms 1 and 2, but those undertaking a media/professional writing project will only be able to do so in Term 1.