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CB94 - Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts

Overview

Optional Residential School

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

Course Overview

 

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts is an undergraduate degree consisting of 240 units of credit, taught in English, which has a duration of 5 years full-time, 10 years part-time or part-time equivalent.  The program structure requires the successful completion of core law courses to meet professional academic knowledge requirements, and selected arts majors.

 

On completion of the program, students will be able to:-

 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of the legal discipline, and selected arts disciplines
  • demonstrate critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of the legal discipline, and selected  arts disciplines
  • effectively communicate in collaborative contexts with both professionals and non-professionals
  • exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • undertake research, evaluate information, and synthesise relevant issues in the legal discipline, and selected arts disciplines
  • learn and work independently and reflect upon feedback to identify and  enact self-improvements.

 

Career Information

A law degree will provide graduates with the qualifications to pursue a number of careers in the field of law, including solicitor, barrister, government legal officer, judicial officer, law academic, company director, in-house counsel, diplomat, and politician. Depending on units and majors chosen, an arts degree enables students to work in a number of careers, including advertising, arts administration, book editing, government administration and planning, communications, copywriting, desk-top publishing, editing, environmental planning and management, geography, history, journalism, librarianship, research, nature and heritage conservation, political research, psychology, teaching, welfare, writing (various), and many more.

Course Details
Duration 5 years full-time or 10 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 240
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 Double Degree
Qualification (post nominal) No information available at this time
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

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

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2023

Online

Term 2 - 2023

Online

Term 1 - 2023

Online

Term 3 - 2022

Online

Term 2 - 2022

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Term 1 - 2022

Online

Term 3 - 2021

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Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 3 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 3 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 3 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2018

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Term 1 - 2018

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Term 3 - 2017

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Term 2 - 2017

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Term 1 - 2017

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2023

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Term 2 - 2023

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Term 1 - 2023

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Term 3 - 2022

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Term 3 - 2014

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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 74 | ATAR 74
Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, Queensland Year 12 or equivalent;

OP 10 or equivalent 

Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

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

Residential School Requirements

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

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

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 23
2020 17
2019 16
2018 19
2017 26
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 with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in the academic, humanities and social science and legal context.
  • Maintaining strict client confidentiality if accepted for a work placement with a law firm.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on personal behaviours appropriate for various humanities and social science experiences and responding positively and professionally.
  • Processing constructive feedback or criticism from a supervisor/lecturer and responding with appropriate behaviour.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Demonstrating respectful and courteous behaviour in your dealing with colleagues and staff at the University and with clients and support staff if involved in a work placement.
  • Approaching difficult situations with diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Successfully processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when faced with challenging and confronting individuals and/or cases in the professional environment.
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 requirements for student registration with the Law Society or Bar Association in your State of Territory.
  • Maintaining a reputation as a fit and proper person for registration as a solicitor or barrister in accordance with the rules for admission in your State or Territory.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group, professional context or workplace.
  • Using legal language that is courteous, professional and appropriate to the context of the individual or group.
  • Establishing rapport with clients in the delivery of Law practice and respond appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using your nominated humanities and social science disciplines to communicate with an audience both inside and outside the university.
  • 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.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation, and referencing to the required academic standards and conventions.
  • Expressing the required information in a logical and legible report or other written format that clearly communicates the intended message, and o so in a timely manner that meets professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets humanities and social science practice and/or legal and professional practice requirements.
  • Expressing complex and detailed legal information and knowledge into logical, legible and coherent legal documents that meet professional standards and clearly communicates the required content or message.
  • Using sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the online learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums and/or accessing, reading and responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate humanities and social science and legal knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical and other relevant knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in humanities and social science and/or legal practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in humanities and social science projects and practices.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear humanities and social science documentation.
  • Demonstrating active listening skills while on work placement.
  • Competently and accurately receiving communication from another person and processing that legal and/or client information and circumstances, and be able to repeat those communication messages with precision.
  • Paraphrasing and summarising received verbal communication effectively.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of complex commercial transactions that involve numeracy skills.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve a range of legal matters that involve (but are not limited to) damages, compensation, interest and other monetary payments in litigation.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Development of active listening skills to facilitate effective communication, avoid miscommunication and arrive at accurate conclusions.
  • Patience and avoiding or diffusing interpersonal conflict.
  • Trustworthiness and confidentiality.
  • Approachability and warmth to facilitate communication and encourage innovation and mutual cooperation.
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.
  • Development of an 'active, dynamic action-based and ethical set of skills, placed in real time and dealing with real, complex and difficult situations' (Moon, J. (1999), Reflection in Learning and Professional Development: Theory and Practice, Kogan Page, London).
  • Implement a six step process: read, ask, watch, feel, talk and think. (see Neil Thomson, People Skills, Palgrave MacMillan 2015).
  • Enhancing the ability to mirror, paraphrase and restate feelings, emotions and words of others to fully understand the communication.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Reading and comprehension of vast amounts of text and oral information as the basis of formal decision making.
  • Breaking down information into a context that can be understood within a team.
  • Managing lengthy complex meetings.
  • Planning time and workload effectively including the ability to self-manage competing commitments and take responsibility for own wellbeing.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Actively listening to others with the purpose of gathering information and engaging with the speaker.
  • Being a dependable person that can be relied upon in any given situation.
  • Having emotional intelligence to understand the needs and feelings of others.
  • Being an effective leader using interpersonal skills to make decisions.
  • Having the ability to work in a team.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies, and possessing sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums or responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
  • Students must have reliable access to both the Internet and to a computer capable of internet-based video conferencing, e.g. Zoom. under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge that includes, in respect of Law: (a) the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, (b) the broader contexts within which legal issues arise, and (c) the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ roles; and in respect of Arts: (depending on the plans selected in the BA), cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values
  • 2. Demonstrate in respect to Law: (a) an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making, (b) an ability to recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts, (c) an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community, and (d) a developing ability to exercise professional judgement; and in respect to Arts: Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 3. Identify and articulate, with respect to Law, legal issues, apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues, engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses; with respect to Arts, Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Demonstrate with respect to Law, the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues; and with respect to Arts, Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Communicate with respect to Law in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences, and collaborate effectively (on-line and face-to-face); and with respect to Arts, Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  • 6. With respect to Law, Learn and work independently, navigate through electronic legal and educational learning platforms, and reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development. With respect to Arts, Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Australian History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Community Practice Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Creative Writing Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Geography & Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
International History Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Journalism Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Liberal Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Literary & Cultural Studies Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Policy, Power and Place Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Psychology Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Sociology Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

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.

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton and Distance Education
 

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.

 

Campus Availability: Rockhampton, Distance Education
 

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: 7 Total credit points: 42

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

 

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

 

Campus Availability:  Distance Education

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 must complete the following compulsory units:
SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management
SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work
SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1
SOWK13011 Community Practice

Note 1:
Students will be required to attend the relevant residential schools attached to following courses:  SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services , SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services, SOWK13011 Community Practice,  SOWK12011 Social Group Work & Family Work, and SOWK12009 Casework & Case Management. There is also a three day residential attached to SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1. Residential schools are delivered from Rockhampton and Noosa campuses during 2013.

 

Note 2:
Students are required to complete all Level 1 courses (SOWK11014 Contemporary Human Services, SOWK11015 Professional Communication in Human Services and SOWK11016 Human Services in Statutory Contexts) prior to enrolling in advanced level courses (SOWK12009 Casework and Case Management, SOWK12011 Social Group Work and Family Work and SOWK13011 Community Practice).

 

Note 3:
Entry into SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1 placement is dependent upon a satisfactory interview with the practicum coordinator and completion of prerequisite studies, as well as participation in a five day residential school at CQUniversity Rockhampton campus.

 

Note 4:
Students who wish to study a community practice plan but do not intend to pursue a career in human services are not required to complete SOWK13009 Fieldwork Education 1.

 

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Creative Writing Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

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

 

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

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton and Distance Education

 

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

Note 1:
Students who have completed WRIT19015 Creative Writing I are not permitted to enrol in either WRIT11023 Creative Writing I: Fundamentals of Writing or WRIT12010 Creative Writing II: Writing Beyond the Page. Students who have completed WRIT19016 Creative Writing II are not permitted to enrol in WRIT13013 Writing Project.  If this affects you, please contact the Program Advisor.

 

Note 2:
Students who commenced a Writing plan in CA10 before Term 1, 2013 will be able to complete using the courses available in the plan at their commencement or take advantage of the new courses being made available for the Creative Writing plan provided prerequisites and corequisites are met.  All students may undertake the new journalism plan as part of their program.
 

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Geography & 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.

 

Campus Availability: Distance Education
 

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.

 

Campus Availability: Rockhampton and Distance Education
 

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.

 

Campus Availability: Rockhampton, Distance Education
 

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.  Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor. Further related courses are available from the Bachelor of Professional Communication as electives in the BA.

 

Campus Availability: Rockhampton, Distance Education

 

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

It is anticipated that from 2014 the BA will be offering Minors (6 courses) and Majors (8 courses).  In anticipation of including a Journalism Major in the BA, students should consider two of the following advanced courses to be included in their degree planning.

 

COMM13111 Communication Project B

DGTL13003 Advanced Media Production

JOUR19024 Public Relations and the Media

MMST11009 Digital Audio and Video

 

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.

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton and Distance Education
 

Level 1

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

Advanced

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Policy, Power and Place Minor

Number of units: 6 Total credit points: 36

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

 

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

 

Campus Availability: Distance Education
 

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.

 

Campus Availability:  Rockhampton 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:
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:
 

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

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

 

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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

 

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

 

Campus Availability:  Distance Education
 

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: 4 Total credit points: 24

 Electives can be chosen from the Bachelor of Arts program or from any other undergraduate program of study offered at CQUniversity provided prerequisites and corequisites are met.
 

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Practising as a Solicitor in Australia

Queensland

To practice as a solicitor in Queensland, you must first complete an approved law degree such as the CQUniversity Bachelor of Laws. Graduates wishing to be admitted as a solicitor must also undertake additional legal training through either successful completion of a Practical Legal Training (PLT) course, or by serving as a Supervised Trainee. The Queensland Law Society offers an approved PLT course as well as courses for trainees.

Upon completion of the above, graduates can apply for admisison as a Lawyer to the Roll of Lawyers in Queensland, providing you are able to satisfy the Admission Board and the Supreme Court of your fitness to practise. Graduates can then apply for a Practising Certificate through the Queensland Law Society.

For more detailed information, please refer to the following websites:

Queensland Law Society http://www.qls.com.au/

The Bar Association of Queensland http://www.qldbar.asn.au/

New South Wales

Graduates must complete one of the practical training courses recognised by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board.

For more detailed information, please refer to the following websites:

NSW Justice & Attorney General http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/

Law Society of NSW http://www.lawsociety.com.au/

NSW Bar Association http://www.nswbar.asn.au/

Victoria

Graduates have a choice of completing either a twelve month period as a clerk or a course of practical training.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Institute of Victoria website: http://www.liv.asn.au/

Western Australia

Graduates must complete a twelve month period as a clerk under articles before gaining admission to the Legal Practioners' Board.

For more detailed information, please refer to the WA Legal Practice Board website: http://www.lpbwa.org.au/

South Australia

Graduates must complete a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice together with a practical legal training course to qualify for admission to the South Australian Law Society.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Society of SA website: http://www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/

Tasmania

Graduates have the option of completing either a six month Legal Practice Course followed by a twelve month articles of apprenticeship or complete a two year articles of clerkship.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Society of Tasmania website: http://www.taslawsociety.asn.au/

Australian Capital Territory

Graduates must complete a five month Legal Workshop course to qualify for admission as a solicitor.

For more detailed information, please refer to the The Supreme Court of the ACT website: http://www.courts.act.gov.au/supreme/

Northern Territory

Graduates must complete a period of twelve months as a clerk under articles before gaining admission to the Northern Territory Law Society.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Society Northern Territory website: http://www.lawsocietynt.asn.au/

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 units (or 24 units of credit) must come from the plans of the BA. The other 4 units can be electives chosen from any other undergraduate course at CQUniversity. Students must satisfy the normal prerequisites that apply to their units.

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) course have been completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units 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 course can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Courses 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 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

For Course 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 unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability section in this handbook for details.

Availability for Arts Majors

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Distance Education
History Distance Education (some level 1 units may be available at Rockhampton)
Writing Rockhampton, Distance Education
Geography & Environmental Studies Distance Education (some level 1 units may be available at Rockhampton).
Liberal Arts Dependent on units selected
Literary & Cultural Studies Distance Education (some level 1 units may be available at Rockhampton)
Sociology Distance Education