Handbook

Bachelor of Arts

Course Code

10110

Version

10

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Study plans must include:

at least 3 credit points at level 1 from any four of the following subject prefixes: AN, AR, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IT, JA, JN, PL, PY, SS, SY or WS; and

at least 3 credit points of Indigenous Australian Studies either SS1010 or a subject prefixed IA .

A minimum of 42 credit points must be taken at levels 2 and 3, of which, at least 18 credit points must be at level 3.

A maximum of 15 credit points may be taken from subjects outside of the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, except for subjects specified under a major.

Additional completion requirements

The psychology major is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence. Students wishing to complete the APAC accredited sequence under the Bachelor of Arts should consult the course structure for the Bachelor of Psychology and seek advice from the Faculty Office.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to Australian Indigenous cultures and peoples

  • Appraise the place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence

  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems in at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas, through proficiency in written and spoken English language and numeracy, appropriate to their audience and in a range of modes and media

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship

  • Identify and have potential to act and reflect upon opportunities for lifelong learning and career development.

Course Structure

Course Structure – Townsville, Cairns

Course Structure - Singapore

Course Structure - Townsville, Cairns

Core Subjects

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

Options

Select 12 credit points of level 1 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

Arts and Social Sciences subjects include the following prefixes:

AN, AR, CI, CU, CY, EL, FR, GR, HI, IT, JA, JN, PL, PY, SS, SY or WS;

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any undergraduate subjects at level 2 and 3

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of any undergraduate subjects at level 1, 2 and 3

PLUS

Select SS1010 or any IA level 1, 2 or 3 subject

PLUS

Select a single or double major

Single Major

Select a major from the table below

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of level 2 and 3 Arts and Social Sciences subjects

Double Major

Select a major from the table below

PLUS

Select a second major from the table below

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single or double

Credit points in major

18 credit points

Special requirements

When choosing the double major option, at least one of the majors must be from the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences.

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

FACULTY

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Chinese

Cairns (Suspended 2013 – 2015)

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Criminology

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

English

Cairns

Townsville

External study

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

French Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

French Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Science and Engineering

German

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

History

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

External study

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Indigenous Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Italian

Cairns

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Advanced

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Japanese Foundation

Cairns

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Media and Writing

Townsville

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Psychology

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Screen Studies

Townsville

(Suspended 2014 – 2015)

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External study

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Singapore

Core Subjects

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

Options

Select 12 credit points of specified level 1 Arts and Social Science Subjects from the following

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

PY110103 Exploring Psychology 1

PY1102:03 Exploring Psychology 2

SS1111:03 Introduction to Counselling

SS1112:03 Multicultural, Child and Adolescent Counselling

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of undergraduate level 1, 2 or 3 subjects (10110-SIN-UG-12)

PLUS

Select 18 credit points of level 2 or 3 Arts and Social Science subjects (10110-SIN-23-18)

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of undergraduate level 2 or level 3 subjects (10110-SIN-L3-3)

PLUS

Select subjects as prescribed under the Psychology major:

  • Select 6 credit points of PY level 2 subjects (10110-SIN-PY2-6)

  • Select 12 credit points of PY level 3 subjects (10110SIN-PY3-12)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Singapore

Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

12 credit points

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 48 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Advanced Diploma of Arts, while those who have completed 24 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Diploma of Arts.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as a separate graduate entry course

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.


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