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CA10 - Bachelor of Arts

Overview

Optional Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend an optional Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

 

The aim of the Bachelor of Arts is to provide students with a multidisciplinary education that will allow them the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. Students will experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. They will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid them in developing contemporary understandings both of the human condition and of how society operates.

 

Students will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. They will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunites and life situations.The Bachelor of Arts will also enable students to gain entry into a variety of postgraduate and vocationally oriented programs. The degree's flexible structure encourages students to tailor their own program by combining a selection of no less than three plans as well as being able to take up to six electives from any other program in the University.

Career Information

The skills and knowledge which students acquire from undertaking the Bachelor of Arts are transferrable across a wide range of industries and professions. The life-long skills include: creative thinking, critical reading, critical thinking, effective writing and communication skills, developing clear and cogent arguments, research, data analysis, understanding intercultural relationships, social justice, cultural heritage and environmental planning. These generic skill sets from the BA are regarded highly by Graduate Recruitment Companies who recruit university graduates for government departments and various large companies, and by Employers in general. There are a wide variety of job types that BA graduates move into. Some of the more common career options are: government agencies, administration, publishing houses, environmental planning and management, media, journalism, libraries, museums, galleries, not-for-profit organisations, private companies, teaching, town councils, disability services, community sector organisations, youth worker and universities.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BArts
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Medan

Term 2 - 2022

Jakarta
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2022

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2021

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2020

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2022

Medan

Term 2 - 2022

Jakarta
Online

Term 1 - 2022

Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Not all plans are available at all campuses. Please refer to the More Details section for more detailed information on individual plan availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 60 | ATAR 60
Entry Requirements

Domestic students - Prerequisites: English (4, SA);

International students - refer to the international student section.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School Students studying the Community Practice or Psychology plans via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- Dependent on courses selecting, students studying the Community Practice plan may be required to undertake compulsory Work Based Learning.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 131
2020 151
2019 151
2018 121
2017 173
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in the academic and humanities and social science context.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on personal behaviours appropriate for various humanities and social science experiences.
  • Processing constructive feedback or criticism from a supervisor/lecturer and responding with appropriate behaviour.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the policies and practices of professional organisations which regulate such issues as copyright, plagiarism, liable and fair use laws in relation to humanities and social science disciplines.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group, professional context or workplace.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, and a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, and in your nominated humanities and social science disciplines.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation, and referencing to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing the required information in a logical and legible report or other written format that clearly communicates the intended message, and do so in a timely manner that meets professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets humanities and social science practice requirements.
  • Competently using a Desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Having sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the online learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums and/or accessing, reading and responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate humanities and social science knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical and other relevant knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in humanities and social science practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in humanities and social science projects and practices.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear humanities and social science documentation.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on topics taught during the course.
  • Reflecting on personal situations that may be difficult and sensitive.
  • Identifying when an issue or circumstance arises that could affect your objectivity or professional judgement, and be able to take an appropriate course of actions.
  • Identifying when your own experiences may potentially negatively influence your objectivity or professional judgement.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values;
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues;
  • 3. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively;
  • 4. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements;
  • 5. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts;
  • 6. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Australian History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Community Practice Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Creative Writing Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Geography and Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
International History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Journalism Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Liberal Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Literary & Cultural Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Policy, Power and Place Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Psychology Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Sociology Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 0 Total credit points: 0

Program Structure:

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

  • Three plans (totalling 18 courses) from the Arts plans listed under CA10 Bachelor of Arts Handbook entry;
  • 6 electives from the Arts plans and/or from any other CQUniversity program;
  • No more than 10 Level 1 courses out of the 24 courses;
  • Prerequisites and corequisites for each course.

Course availability

Students should note that although Level 1 courses are offered every year, some Advanced Level courses may only be offered in alternate years. Students should check the availability by clicking on the hyperlinked course codes of their choices.

  

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies draws upon a diverse range of disciplines including history, literature, anthropology, philosophy, politics, education and sociology. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of Australia's Indigenous past, the major issues faced by Indigenous people today, and what all this means for Australia's future. In so doing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies promotes respect for Indigenous cultures, encourages responsible custodianship of the land, enhances community spirit and advances reconciliation. Students who complete an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies plan often go on to enjoy careers in such areas as education, government, health care, social work or community development. The plan requires the completion of at least six courses from those listed below, normally two at Level 1 and no less than four at Advanced Level.  

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton and Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
INDG19017 Political Philosophy and Indigenous Perspectives
INDG19018 Indigenous Australians and Popular Culture
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
INDG11014 Family History and Australian Identity
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Australian History Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Australian History:

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, students learn to identify, evaluate and interpret evidence, make informed judgements about its significance, debate their findings and clearly and cogently communicate their informed opinions, all while studying a subject they enjoy!

 

Students wishing to complete an Australian History Plan are required to complete the 6 courses listed below. Those studying to be History teachers as part of an education program will choose history courses as per the advice given as part of the structure of those programs. Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the Plan provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course. Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor.

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton, Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11026 In Search of Australia:Historical Perspectives
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
HIST19031 Australia on the World Stage: History and Politics
HIST19032 War and Australian Society
HIST19036 Local History & Heritage
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Community Practice Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Community Practice:

This plan provides students with the opportunity to study the Australian welfare system and the diverse professional disciplines that comprise it. The ability to critically analyse contemporary social issues and inequalities in society is addressed in every course where  the promotion of  creative solutions is promoted.  The plan has a strong focus on the development of professional skills for effective human service delivery. Courses in the community practice plan are available to those who do not intend to become social welfare practitioners but who wish to integrate them with other studies, such as allied health programs. Students undertaking this plan are also encouraged to undertake studies in humanities, literature, and cultural studies as these offerings provide equally valuable insights into the human condition as content delivered in the social sciences.

 

Students should consider undertaking co-plans in sociology and psychology providing pathways for employment in the human services sector as social welfare professionals. Currently, the Community Practice plan does not have professional accreditation. However professional accreditation will be sought during 2013 with the Australian Community Workers' Association. It is anticipated that the outcome of this application will be known during the 2013 academic year.

 

Campus Availability: Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services
SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services
SOWK11016 Human Services and Statutory Contexts
SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management
SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work
SOWK13011 Community Practice
Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1

Note 1:

Students will be required to attend the relevant residential schools attached to the following courses:

There is also a three day residential attached to SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1.

Residential schools are delivered from Rockhampton and Noosa campuses during 2013.

Note 2:

Students are required to complete all Level 1 courses (SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services, SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services and SOWK11016 Human Services in Statutory Contexts) prior to enrolling in advanced level courses (SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management, SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work and SOWK13011 Community Practice).

Note 3:

Entry into SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1 placement is dependent upon a satisfactory interview with the practicum coordinator and completion of prerequisite studies, as well as participation in a five day residential school at CQUniversity Rockhampton campus.

Note 4:

Students who wish to study a community practice plan but do not intend to pursue a career in human services are not required to complete SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Creative Writing Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Creative Writing:

Creative Writing is a discipline utilising creativity and imagination. It requires an understanding and appreciation of established and emerging literary genres and devices. Students undertaking a Creative Writing Plan can expect to formulate their original ideas into tangible pieces of creative and/or professional work in diverse forms such as poetry, prose, creative non-fiction, and professional or experimental writing. Creative Writing plan students are expected to develop their skills via engagement with materials of both a theoretical and practical nature.

 

Students are required to complete two level one and four advanced level courses. Students who are not yet fluent writing in English are highly recommended to take WRIT11021 University English in addition to the two level 1 courses.

 

Campus Availability: Rockhampton and Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11023 Beginning Creative Writing
WRIT11025 Creative Nonfiction
COMM12030 Desktop Publishing
FAHE13002 Special Project
WRIT12010 Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft
WRIT13013 Writing Project

Note 1:

Students who have completed WRIT19015 Creative Writing I are not permitted to enrol in either WRIT11023 Creative Writing I: Fundamentals of Writing or WRIT12010 Creative Writing II: Writing Beyond the Page. Students who have completed WRIT19016 Creative Writing II are not permitted to enrol in WRIT13013 Writing Project.  If this affects you, please contact the Program Advisor.

Note 2:

Students who commenced a Writing plan in CA10 before Term 1, 2013 will be able to complete using the courses available in the plan at their commencement or take advantage of the new courses being made available for the Creative Writing plan provided prerequisites and corequisites are met.  All students may undertake the new journalism plan as part of their program

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Geography and Environmental Studies Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Geography & Environmental Studies

The Geography and Environmental Studies Plan offers a diverse set of courses that range from a more traditional liberal studies focus to courses that concentrate on developing industry-specific knowledge and skills.  Geography is a broadly-based, integrative discipline where courses may have a humanities, social science or natural science focus, or some combination of these approaches. Environmental Studies overlaps with traditional Geography but also deals with environmental issues that are more contemporary in nature and are aimed at improving our ability to manage the environment more effectively. Geography and Environmental Studies students will develop a unique set of knowledge and skills that are not only useful in a wide range of careers, but can play important roles in helping students to make sense of the world around them, including current events and future trends.

 

Students wishing to complete a Geography and Environmental Studies Plan are required to complete 6 courses (normally 2 Level 1 and no less than 4 Advanced) from those listed below. Students studying to be Geography teachers as part of an education degree will choose courses as per the advice given as part of the structure of those programs.  Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the Plan provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course.  Students who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with a program advisor.  Geography staff can also advise students about their choice of courses for various career interests. 

 

Campus Availability: Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete 4 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
GEOG19022 Data Visualisation
GEOG19029 Applied Demography
GEOH19002 Cultural Geography of China and South-East Asia
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
GEOG11023 Physical Geography of Australia
GEOG11024 Conservation in Australia
GEOH11001 Introduction to Human Geography
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

History:

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, students learn to identify, evaluate and interpret evidence, make informed judgements about its significance, debate their findings and clearly and cogently communicate their informed opinions; all while studying a subject they enjoy!

 

Students wishing to complete a History Plan are required to complete 6 courses (normally 2 Level 1 and (no less than) 4 Advanced) selected from the Australian History and the International History Plans. Students must meet the usual pre and co-requisites for these courses. Those studying to be History teachers as part of an education program will choose history courses as per the advice given as part of the structure of those programs. Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the Plan provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course. Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor.

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton and Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
HIST11026 In Search of Australia:Historical Perspectives
HIST11037 Dawn of Humanity: An Introduction to World History
HIST11038 The Modern World Emerges: An Overview
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
HIST19029 Modern Japan
HIST19030 The USA in Contemporary World History
HIST19031 Australia on the World Stage: History and Politics
HIST19032 War and Australian Society
HIST19036 Local History & Heritage
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

International History Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

International History:

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, students learn to identify, evaluate and interpret evidence, make informed judgements about its significance, debate their findings and clearly and cogently communicate their informed opinions, all while studying a subject they enjoy!

 

Students wishing to complete a International History Plan are required to complete the 6 courses listed below. Students must meet the usual pre and co-requisites for these courses. Those studying to be History teachers as part of an education program will choose history courses as per the advice given as part of the structure of those programs. Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the Plan provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course. Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor.

 

Campus Availability: Rockhampton, Distance Education

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
HIST19029 Modern Japan
HIST19030 The USA in Contemporary World History
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Journalism:

The Journalism plan focuses on developing knowledge and skills in journalistic writing. Students will be introduced to journalism within the broader contextual framework of media industries, and will engage in debates about journalistic practice. Students 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. The Journalism plan enables students to become familiar with a variety of skills, techniques and intellectual enquiry in the field of Journalism. While this plan does not enable students to graduate as professionally qualified Journalists, it provides a good skill base, especially when combined with other relevant plans in the BA.

 

Students wishing to complete a Journalism plan are required to complete 6 courses (2 level 1 and 4 advanced) from those listed below.  Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor. Further related courses are available from the Bachelor of Professional Communication as electives in the BA.

 

Campus Availability: Rockhampton, Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM11007 Media Writing
JOUR11005 Introduction to Journalism
COMM12016 Media Industries
COMM12033 Speech and Script
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
JOUR12039 News Writing and Reporting
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Liberal Studies Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Liberal Studies:

The liberal studies plan provides student with an opportunity to design their own plan by selecting 36 units of credit (i.e. normally 2 level 1 and (no less than) 4 Advanced Level courses) from the Bachelor of Arts Plans. This will allow students the flexibility to pursue a study stream that suits their interests, whilst also studying one of the required plans for the Bachelor of Arts. Students must meet the usual pre and co-requisites for these courses. Please note that the courses selected must be from the plans in the Bachelor of Arts degree. Courses selected for the Liberal Studies Plan may not be selected for any other plan in the BA.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Literary & Cultural Studies Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Literary & Cultural Studies:

The Literary & Cultural Studies Plan 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. Both disciplines examine the assumptions used to support the way that meaning is made across a range of texts and in a variety of contexts. Literary & Cultural Studies students will be able to demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills; to apply critical thinking and advanced modes of textual analysis to a broad range of texts, genres and media; to communicate using cogent, discipline-based and context relevant research; and to participate, both self-reflexively and ethically, in discipline critical debates.

 

Students wishing to complete a Literary & Cultural Studies Plan are required to complete 6 courses (normally 2 level 1 and (no less than) 4 advanced) from those listed below. Students may complete as many additional courses from the L&CS Plan as permitted by their 6 electives in the BA Structure. Students studying to be English teachers as part of an education degree will choose courses from the Plan as per the advice given as part of the structure of those programs. Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the Plan provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course. Students who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11043 The Short Story
LITR11055 Popular Genres
Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
COMM12023 Screen Studies
CULT19013 Sexualities and Representation
CULT19015 Explorations in the Gothic
LITR19047 Science Fiction and Film
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19051 Literary Theory
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
LITR19053 North American Fiction and Film
LITR19056 Shakespeare Today
LITR19057 Contemporary Australian Literature
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Policy, Power and Place Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Policy, Power and Place:

The Policy, Power and Place plan enables students to explore the 'power of place' including its politics and the policy processes this entails. Students will be able to explore a range of 'place' related issues including the rural society, community analysis, social services, health and medical challenges, ethnic diversity, gender policies and the sociology of the environment.

 

Students wishing to complete a Policy, Power and Place plan are required to complete 6 courses (normally 2 level 1 and no less than 4 advanced) from those listed below.  Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor. Students who undertake co-plans in psychology and community practice create pathways for employment in the human services sector as social welfare professionals.

 

Campus Availability: Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
SOCL19057 Environmental Sociology
SOCL19061 Movements, Cults and Social Change
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
SOCL19066 Community Analysis
SOCL19070 Health and Medical Sociology
SOCL19071 State, Ethnicity and Gender
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11059 Introducing Social Change
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 36

Psychology:

The primary purpose of this plan is to provide students with a broad knowledge of the discipline of psychology and its applications, including theoretical perspectives within the discipline.  In addition, students will have knowledge of the range of core research areas that make up the scientific discipline of psychology.

 

Students wishing to take a Psychology Plan are required to complete six courses.  Two of these will be at Level 1; plus PSYC12047 and PSYC12048 and two others from the ‘Advanced' courses listed below.  Students may complete as many additional courses from the courses offered by the Psychology discipline as permitted by their 6 electives in the BA Structure.

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton and Distance Education

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
PSYC12010 Introduction to Human Development
PSYC12012 Physiological Psychology
PSYC12013 Personality
PSYC12014 Critical, Cultural and Social Psychology
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
PSYC12047 Introduction to Data Analysis
PSYC12048 Research Methods

Students who wish to complete an accredited sequence of psychology courses (ie to be eligible to apply for a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology, a 'fourth' year which is compulsory for eligiblity to apply for registration as a psychologist) should in addition to the above 6 courses also complete an additional 6 courses as below: 

Available units
Students must complete 3 from the following units:
PSYC13016 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC13018 Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSYC13019 Developmental Psychology
PSYC13022 Learning & Behaviour Modification
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC13015 Advanced Methods in Psychology
PSYC13017 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC13020 Individual Differences and Assessment

Alternatively, co-plans in sociology and community practice provide pathways for employment in the human services sector as social welfare professionals.  

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Sociology:

Sociology is a social science that uses various empirical and critically analytic techniques to develop an understanding of human social activity. Sociology is the study of social life in all its forms including political economy, criminality, deviance, the environment, health and medicine, tourism, rurality, Indigenous issues, gender, consumption, leisure and social ecology. Sociology helps us understand how we came to be who we are by placing individuality in a social context. Sociology is multi-disciplinary. Sociology helps prepare graduates to create a role for themselves in the globalised, multicultural world of the twenty-first century.

 

Students wishing to complete a Sociology Plan are required to complete 6 courses (normally 2 level 1 and no less than 4 advanced) from those listed below.  Students who wish to do honours in Sociology must take SOCL11056 Australian Identity, in addition to SOCL11055 Self and Society, SOCL11056 Australian Identity, SOCL19064 Understanding Social Life, SOCL19069 Social Research Methods.  Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor. Students who undertake co-plans in psychology and community practice create pathways for employment in the human services sector as social welfare professionals. 

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11056 Australian Identity
SOCL11058 Science Technology and Society
Available units
Students must complete from the following units:
SOCL19060 Human Ecology
SOCL19064 Understanding Social Life
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
SOCL19072 Criminality, Deviance and Social Control
SOCL19076 Social Sciences Research Topic-Single Semester
SOCL19081 The Body Sexuality and Society
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

Electives:

6 electives from the Arts plans and/or from any other CQUniversity program  

 

More Details

Recommended Study Schedule

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

For Course Planners please refer to: https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles/first-year-planners

 

Students can get assistance with the preparation of their study schedule by contacting the Course Advice Team by email at spc@cqu.edu.au.

Language Major (Regional Universities Network (RUN) - Cross institutional arrangement)

Languages available under the RUN initiative include Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French, German, Italian, Spanish and classical languages and are offered through the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the University of New England (UNE).

Language

Cross-institutional units

Host university

Classical Languages

CLLA101 (Introduction to Classical Languages), 102 (Classical Languages through Reading), 201 (Intermediate Classical Languages), 202 (Intermediate Classical Texts), 301 (Advanced Classical Languages), 302 (Advanced Classical Texts), and 304 (Classical Verse Texts)

UNE

Japanese

JAPN101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 (Japanese Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 311 and 312 (Written Japanese 4A and 4B), and 325 (Japanese Culture through Anime, Manga and Music)

UNE

Chinese

CHIN101, 102, 201, 202, 304 (Chinese Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 3A), 211 (Chinese Calligraphy), 305 (Intermediate Chinese: Listening), 310 (Advanced Chinese 1: Writing), 320 (Advanced Chinese 2: Translation), 330 (Advanced Chinese 3: Tradition and Modernity)

UNE

Chinese

LAC1001 (Language Survival Skills), 1002 (Language, Peoples and Places), 2001 (Language, Culture and Custom) and 2002 (Language, History and Identity), 3001 (Language & Contemporary World), 3002 (Language & Culture - Special Project), and 3003 (Language & Culture - Special Project A)

USQ

French

FREN101, 102, 201, 202, 301 and 302 (French Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 204 and 205 (French Language through Culture 2 and 1), 303 and 304 (French Translation 1 and 2), 306 (Women in French Texts) 

UNE

German

GRMN101, 102, 201, 202, 307 and 308 (German Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3C and 3D), 301 and 302 (Professional German 3A and 3B), 303 (Contemporary Short Stories), and GRMN304 (Contemporary German Film)

UNE

German

LAC1001 (Language Survival Skills), 1002 (Language, Peoples and Places), 2001 (Language, Culture and Custom) and 2002 (Language, History and Identity), 3001 (Language & Contemporary World), 3002 (Language & Culture - Special Project), and 3003 (Language & Culture - Special Project A)

USQ

Indonesian

INDN101, 102, 201, 202, 301 and 302 (Indonesian Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 211, 212, 311 and 312 (Indonesian In-Country Study A, B, C and D), 315 (Contemporary Indonesian Culture), 330 (A History of Indonesian and its Role in Society), and 331 (Reading Islamic Texts: State, Religion and Conflicts)

UNE

Italian

ITAL101, 102, 201, 202, 301 and 302 (Italian Language 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), 203 (Introduction to Modern Italian Literature and Culture), 304 (Modern Italian Novel), 307 (19th Century Italian Literature), and 309 (Italian Renaissance Literature)

UNE

Spanish

SPAN101 and 102 (Introductory Spanish Language 1 and 2), 201 and 202 (Intermediate Spanish 1 and 2), 203 (The Sound of Spanish: Diction, Dialects and Diversity), 301 (Advanced Spanish Language), 302, (Talking Cine: Spanish Conversation on Film), 303 (Travellers Tales: The Invention of Latin America), 304 (Theory and Practice of Translation), 305 (Latin American Voices), 306 (Latin American Rhythms and Politics: From Tango to Rock)

UNE

If you are interested in completing one of the above Languages as part of your course please contact the Course Advice Team via email spc@cqu.edu.au for approval.

Unit availability

Students should note that although Level 1 units are offered every year, Advanced Level units may only be offered in alternate years. Students should check unit availability by clicking on the hyperlinked unit codes of their choices.

Please note: Students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. Please check the Handbook for term offerings and pre-requisite requirements as they may change from year to year http://handbook.cqu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

Students will be assessed for credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and will be required to nominate the CQU units they wish to be considered for exemption from. Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies, equivalent in content and depth to the CQUniversity course, have been successfully completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units for which they may be eligible to claim exemption.

Students may only gain credit transfer for up to 67% of the overall course.

Please note that study undertaken more than 10 years ago is not normally considered unless the applicant can supply certified documents showing that they have been continually using the required skills in the work force. Only TAFE diploma level or above is recognised for credit at tertiary level. 

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at https://www.cqu.edu.au/courses/credit-transfer-and-rpl/credit-transfers for further details on the guidelines and application process.

Exit Awards

Students may, upon the completion of eight (8) units (48 credit points), exit the Bachelor of Arts with a Diploma of Arts. For further information or to request the exit award please contact the Course Advice Team by email at spc@cqu.edu.au.

Computing Requirements

Students who enrol in this course require access to a computer with an internet connection. Hardware and software requirements vary for individual units within the course. On-campus students may use the computer hardware, software and production equipment that is available at their local campus.