CA10 - Bachelor of Arts

Overview

Course Overview

The aim of the Bachelor of Arts is to provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. You will have the opportunity to explore traditional Arts disciplines as well as engaging with an elective major that facilitates the study of units outside these subject areas. You will experience a variety of perspectives, methodologies and learning styles. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. You will think deeply in the arenas of humanities and social sciences and you will take steps to prepare yourself for the world of work. You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving. You will learn to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Career Information

Advertising, arts administration, editing, government administration, communications, copywriting, environmental planning and management, geography, history, journalism, librarianship, research, nature and heritage conservation, political research, psychology, teaching, writing (various), and many more. Students taking a BA with two teaching majors are eligible to enrol in postgraduate teaching qualifications.

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 One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) BArts
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Mackay - 840531
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 810531
  • QLD - Distance - 850535
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 850531
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110331 
  • NSW - Distance - 160131
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 003394G
  • NSA - 003394G
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 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 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 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 CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Exit Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Professional Accreditation

not applicable

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

-

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 128
2017 179
2016 158
2015 159
2014 176
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Business 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 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 results 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
Creative and Professional Writing 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 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 results 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
Digital Media 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 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 results 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
English & Cultural Studies 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 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 results 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
Geography and Environmental Studies 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 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 results 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
History 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 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 results 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
Journalism 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 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 results 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
Language 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 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 results 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
Liberal Arts 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 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 results 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
Psychology 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 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 results 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
Social Enquiry 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 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 results 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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors
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.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors

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 Creative Writing 1: Fundamentals of 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 Digital Publishing

Note 1 - 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 in terms 1 and 2, but those undertaking a media/professional writing project will only be able to do so in term 1.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors

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 Digital Publishing
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors

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: The Movie
LITR19057 Contemporary Australian Literature
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors

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 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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors
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 Ancient & Medieval Civilisations: An Introduction
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's Foreign Relations
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors
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 Communication Project A
COMM12022 Technology, Communication and Culture
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors
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.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors

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.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 3 majors

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 Foundations of Indigenous Learning
INDG11013 Introductory Aboriginal & Islander History

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
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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.