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CB06 - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business

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 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business dual degree program is designed for students whose career aspirations may be best served by combining a multidisciplinary degree program providing opportunities to pursue studies in the broad discipline areas of humanities and the social sciences, with a professional business program.

Students will be able to combine social science and humanities disciplines in their core studies and the flexible structure of the Bachelor of Arts component will give graduates broader perspectives on the contemporary world and develop their critical, analytical and problem-solving skills. Students will also be able to undertake studies across a range of business and other related disciplines. This approach will suit students who believe that they will be better served in their careers by acquiring an understanding of a wide range of business areas and operations.

Career Information

Graduates with a dual degree have access to other career possibilities outside their primary discipline and are highly attractive to potential employers. Career opportunities exist in small and large enterprises in the areas of advertising and marketing, e-commerce and consumer marketing, human resources management, management and information systems. There are also many employment opportunities in the public and private sector in federal, state and local government departments, statutory authorities and utilities.

Course Details
Duration 4 years full-time or 8 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 192
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 Dual Degree
Qualification (post nominal) B
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 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Bundaberg
Distance
Mackay
Rockhampton
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2019

Online
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2018

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2017

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2015

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2015

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2014

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2014

Not all arts plans and business majors are available at all campuses. Please refer to More Details for more detailed information on individual plan and major availability at each campus.
Distance
Rockhampton
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites: English (4, SA), Recommended study - Maths;

International students

Refer to the international student section.

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

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts CG01 - Diploma of Business Studies
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 4
2020 12
2019 22
2018 27
2017 47
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 academic and professional contexts.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on personal behaviours in relation to various humanities and social science experiences and responding positively and professionally.
  • Processing, coping and dealing with your own emotions and behaviour when dealing with difficult circumstances, individuals or peers in educational and professional environments.
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 the humanities and social science organisation and/or the business you work in.
  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the like.
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 or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with others in the study and practice of business and responding appropriately to peers, teaching staff, clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as during professional placement.
  • Being aware of culturally-based differences in non-verbal communications, to ensure effective, culturally appropriate interpersonal communications.
  • Using your nominated humanities and social science disciplines to communicate with an audience both inside and outside of the university.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge in logical and legible essays and reports that clearly communicate the intended message, and do so in a timely manner, meeting appropriate professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and professional practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in academic, humanities and social science practice and/or professional context.
  • 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 educational and professional settings.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear documentation which also complies with legal requirements.
  • Demonstrating effective use of numeracy skills to perform a range of business tasks or functions.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve a range of mathematical and data-related problems associated with a range of business practices.
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 action.
  • Identifying when your own experiences may potentially negatively influence your objectivity or professional judgement.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Competently using the Internet for a range of study and business related activities.
  • Operating associated electronic technologies such as (but not limited to) digital scanners, copiers, cameras and video cameras, a tablet computer or a mobile phone in the professional business environment.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Accounting Learning Outcomes
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Human Resource Management Learning Outcomes
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Information Systems Learning Outcomes
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Management Learning Outcomes
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Marketing Learning Outcomes
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Property Learning Outcomes
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Supply Chain Management Learning Outcomes
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Sustainability Learning Outcomes
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Tourism Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
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 & 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
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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
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Policy, Power & Place Learning Outcomes
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Psychology Learning Outcomes
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Sociology Learning Outcomes
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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: 8 Total credit points: 48

GEogWhen a course in a major is also offered as a core course in the degree (MGMT11109), the student should choose an additional elective to comply with the overall degree rules requiring the completion of 24 courses (144 units of credit).

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HRMT11011 Human Resource Management
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MRKT19034 Entrepreneurship, Innovation and New Ventures
HRMT19020 Perspectives on Organisational Change
MGMT19105 Quality Management
MGMT19126 Operations Management

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
FINC19011 Business Finance
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
HRMT19016 Contemporary HRM Issues
HRMT19021 Principles of Employment Relations
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

When a course in a major is also offered as a core course in the degree (MRKT11029), the student should choose an additional elective to comply with the overall degree rules requiring the completion of 24 courses (144 units of credit).

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MRKT11028 Digital Marketing
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
MRKT19030 Marketing Communications
MRKT19031 Consumer Behaviour
MRKT19036 Marketing of Service Products
MRKT19037 International Marketing
MRKT19038 Marketing Research and Analytics
MRKT19049 Customer Relationship Marketing
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Supply Chain Management Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

When a course in a major is also offered as a core course in the degree (LAWS11030 & MGMT11109), the student should choose an additional elective to comply with the overall degree rules requiring the completion of 24 courses (144 units of credit).

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LAWS11030 Foundations of Business Law
MGMT11109 Introduction to Business
MGMT19105 Quality Management
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
MGMT19103 Logistics Management
MGMT19106 Supply Chain Management
MGMT19125 Inventory Management
MGMT19126 Operations Management
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 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.

Level 1

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

Advanced

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
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

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.

Level 1

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

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
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

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. 

Level 1

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

Advanced

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management
SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work
SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1
SOWK13011 Community Practice

Note:- Entry into SOWK13009 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.

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.

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 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 as an elective course to assist them with completion of this plan.

Level 1

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

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM12030 Desktop Publishing
FAHE13002 Special Project
WRIT12010 Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft
WRIT13013 Writing Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Geography & Environmental Studies Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

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.

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 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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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.

Level 1

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

Advanced

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

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.

Level 1

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

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19029 Modern Japan
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

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. 

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
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

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

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.

Level 1

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

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete 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 & Place Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

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.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11059 Introducing Social Change

Advanced

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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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.

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:
PSYC12047 Introduction to Data Analysis
PSYC12048 Research Methods

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

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.

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

Level 3

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
PSYC13015 Advanced Methods in Psychology
PSYC13017 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC13020 Individual Differences and Assessment

Available units
Students must complete 3 from the following units:
PSYC13016 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC13018 Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSYC13019 Developmental Psychology
PSYC13022 Learning & Behaviour Modification
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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 SOCL11055, SOCL11056, SOCL19064 and SOCL19069.  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.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11056 Australian Identity
SOCL11058 Science Technology and Society

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete 4 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

6 Electives

Students can choose their electives from the Arts plans and/or from any other CQUniversity program.

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Business Majors: Accreditation & Membership

Marketing graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute and the Australian Market and Social Research Society.

Management graduates may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management.

The Property major is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API). Graduates are eligible for associate membership and the course is endorsed as supplying the education requirements for certification as a Certified Property Practitioner. Please refer to the Australian Property Institute website for more information http://www.api.org.au/. Graduates may also seek registration with the Valuers Registration Board.

Diploma of Arts

Students may, upon the completion of 8 units (48 units of credit), exit the course with a Diploma of Arts. 4 of the 8 courses (or 24 units of credit) must come from the plans of the BA. The other 4 courses can be electives chosen from any other program at CQUniversity. Students must satisfy the normal prerequisites that apply to their courses.

Transition Arrangements

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program prior to 2010 have the option of graduating under their original structure (i.e. the structure in place in the year they enrolled), provided they complete their program by term 3, 2012. They may wish to complete the program under the new structure. The Executive Dean has the authority to approve any changes necessary to ensure that students who may be adversely affected by changes to the BA are able to complete their plans or programs. Please consult with the Student Advisor (Programs and Careers) in the first instance by contacting http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au.

Application for Credit Transfer

Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies equivalent in content and depth to a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) program have been completed. Students should examine the course synopses in this handbook to determine the courses from which they may be eligible to claim exemption. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details.

Study Schedule

A recommended study schedule for this program can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Programs and Careers) by contacting http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au

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 courses per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 courses per term.

For Program Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles

Please note: students must check to see when and where a course is offered before enrolling. See the course availability section in this handbook for details.