University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Arts

Course code/s: HUSBAW - Albury-Wodonga

 

Course Details
Location Albury-Wodonga Bendigo Bundoora Mildura Shepparton
Course Coordinator Adrian Jones
Course Code HUSBAW         RBA ABA HUSBAM    BEBAP
Available to International Students YES YES YES YES YES
CRICOS 002080A
Course Duration 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Exchange Opportunity Yes
Leave of Absence Available Yes
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Current commencements from 2017

Course Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree allows you to create a customised course that focuses on your areas of study, which should align with your interests, ambitions and passions. This degree will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in an ever-evolving employment market.The Bachelor of Arts combines a broad general education with the opportunity to sharpen your skills, broaden your horizons and work towards specific occupational or personal goals. Learn about the past, the present, and the future – about society, culture, history and literature.

Please note: in Albury-Wodonga, the areas of study available are English, History and Sociology.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Manage and relish complexity by applying creative, empathetic and critical thinking to key realms of human life – whether social, gendered, ethical, politico-economic or cultural.
  • Discover, discuss, clarify and apply key knowledge (empirical, linguistic, conceptual, theoretical and/or methodological) in at least one discipline and related inter-disciplinary topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Comprehend and critique a coherent body of knowledge, while distinguishing primary and secondary sources, in at least one discipline and related inter-disciplinary topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Appreciate and use research methods appropriate to at least one discipline so as to contribute to the production of new knowledge.
  • Communicate effectively, as an individual, or in teams, in spoken, written and visual formats, as appropriate to different disciplinary, professional and socio-linguo-cultural contexts.
  • Demonstrate work readiness, teamwork and self-direction as appropriate for initial years of professional practice including:
    • information technology skills to access, manage, analyse and represent discipline-based information and data, and including
    • self-sustaining learning skills grounded in rigorous study undeterred by the contestability of knowledge.  
  • Identify some local, national or global issues of social, political and cultural importance, analysing and also formulating responses which are ethical and viable, and/or creative and innovative.
  • Self-appraise personal orientations and capabilities, enabling sustaining inter-personal and productive relationships.

Admission Requirements

Students should satisfy the normal University entrance requirements, including the completion of units 3 and 4 of VCE English with a minimum study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

LaTrobe Essential

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons.  The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.

Course Requirements

It is the responsibility of students to familiarise themselves with course requirements and ensure that they are enrolled in subjects that confirm to those requirements. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Administration Office if they have any questions regarding requirements for their course.. To be awarded the Bachelor of Arts, you must:

  • complete 360 credit points with at least 120 credit points at third-year level
  • complete at least one major in your course
  • complete 3 core subjects as follows:

Year 1: HUS1FAS - Rethinking Our Humanity

            Year 2: HUS2NGP- Next Generation Professionals: The Humanities and Social Sciences, Your Career and You

            Year 3: HUS3RPL- Research for Professional Life: Shaping Your Future

Note:

  • LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance the students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
  • ABS0WOM is another not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Course Structure

First Year

Semester 1 HUS1FAS OPTION OPTION OPTION
Rethinking Our Humanities Year 1 Major Core Subject Year 1 Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective University Elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Year 1 Major Core Subject Year 1 Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective University Elective University Elective, or HUS1TEN : Ideas that shook the World

Second Year

Semester 1 HUS2NGP OPTION OPTION OPTION

Next Generation Professionals: The Humanities and Social Sciences, Your career and You

Year 2  Major Core Subject Year 2  Major Core Subject Year 2 Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Year 2  Major Core Subject Year 2 Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective Year 2 Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective University Elective

Third year

Semester 1 HUS3RPL OPTION OPTION OPTION
Research for Professional Life: Shaping Your Future Year 3 Major Core Subject Year 3 Major Core Subject Year 3  Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Elective or Work Integrated Learning Year 3 Major Core Subject Year 3 Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective Year 3 Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective

Core Subjects

Interdisciplinary Core Subjects – Core subjects in the Bachelor of Arts

In the Bachelor of Arts, three subjects, across the three undergraduate years (Rethinking our Humanity, Next Generation Professionals and Research for Professional Life) will form the basis of each Arts students Degree programme and will aim to supplement Major/Minor subject choice. The Degree Core subjects have been devised to cater for student needs and are built upon four key pillars - Employability, Research, Critical Thinking & Career Readiness. The overarching objective of the five Core subjects is to enable and prepare our students for the demands of both an Arts Degree, Post Graduate Studies and post-University life.

Another subject  HUS1TEN : Ideas that Shook the World is recommended as an elective as it builds on skills established in HUS1FAS . Some students may receive a recommendation to also enrol in HUS1TEN after completing HUS1FAS .

Majors/Minors

Majors

A major indicates your expertise in an areas of study. You must major in at least one particular areas of study to be awarded a Bachelor of Arts.

You can choose a major in one area of study or complete a double major in two different areas of study. See the Disciplines and Areas of Study section for a list of subjects offered and core subject requirements for each area of study.

To complete a major, you must complete 120 credit points in your chosen area of study over the course of your degree. To do this, you must pass all core subjects for that major. Core subjects for each area of study are listed in the handbook.

A sample study plan for a major will look like this:

  • 30 credit points at first-year level
  • 45 credit points at second-year level
  • 45 credit points at third-year level

As long as you set aside 120 credit points for your major and 45 credit points for the compulsory core subjects, you can complete any other subjects in the Bachelor of Arts program to meet the credit point requirement for your degree.

Double Major

If you wish to complete a double major, then you must meet the requirements for both majors, including the completion of core subjects for both disciplines.  Please note that a subject used for one major or minor, cannot also be used to fulfil the requirements of a second major or minor.

Minors

A minor indicates a secondary interest area that might supplement your major or alternative interests.

A sample study plan for a minor will look like this:

  • 15 credit points at first year-level in your chosen discipline
  • 15 credit points at second year-level in your chosen discipline
  • 30 credit points at third-year level in your chosen discipline (including any core subject listed for the minor).

Majors available at Albury-Wodonga

Following majors are available for completion at Albury- Wodonga:

English Major

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Arts (HUSBAW) Albury Wodonga - English Major 2018 [PDF 105 KB]

Core First-year Subjects
ENG1SHS  (S2) The Short Story
ENG1DPL (S2) Death, Pleasure and the Literary Imagination
Core Second-year Subjects
ENG2GOT (S1) Gothic Literature - available in 2019
ENG2NAA (S2) Narrative Analysis
ENG2ALT (S1) American Literature
Core Third-year Subjects
ENG3NOV (S2) Novels of Love and War
ENG3BAR (S1) Romanticism
ENG3PRE (S2) Post Colonial Reading - available in 2019

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

History Major

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Arts (HUSBAM) Mildura - History Major 2018 [PDF 105 KB]

Core First-year Subjects
HIS1MLH (S1) Myth, Legend and History
HIS1EMP (S2) Empires Power and the Modern World: Food as History
Core Second-year Subjects
HIS2GMN (S1) Global Migration Stories
HIS2ANA (S2) Anarchists, Terrorists and Freedom Fighters - available in 2019
HIS2HTS (S2) Slavery and Human Trafficking: Forced Labour in the Making of the Modern World
Core Third-year Subjects
HIS3MHI (S2) Making History
HIS3AAH (S1) Aboriginal Australian History: Place, Mobility, and Memory
HIS3ACR American Civil Rights - available in 2019

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

Sociology Major

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Arts (HUSBAW) Albury Wodonga - History Major 2018

Core First-year Subjects
SOC1SAC (S1) Introduction to Sociology
SOC1GIL (S2) Global Issues, Local Lives
Core Second-year Subjects
SOC2TCS (S2) Theory, Culture and Society
SOC2HEW (S1) Social Inequalities of Health, Work and Education - available in 2019
SOC2SOR (S2) Sociology of Relationships: Gender, Intimacy and Globalisation
Core Third-year Subjects
SOC3MSR (S1) Methods in Sociological Research
SOC3SOC (S1) Culture, Meaning and Social Life - available in 2019
SOC3EAI (S2) Ethnicity and Identity: Social and Political Approaches

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

Electives Subjects from other La Trobe Disciplines and other Universities

As part of the Bachelor of Arts degree you have at least five elective spaces (75 credit points) – which may be taken from other areas of La Trobe or other Universities, subject pre-requisites permitting. Additional subjects offered by your major discipline can be undertaken as electives, as well as other recommended subjects that complement your major. You can complete a search by campus.

You may study subjects from another tertiary institution in an area of study that is not offered at La Trobe University with approval from a head of department; this should be submitted to the student administration office with your application.

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the course requirements of the Bachelor of Arts and the requirements of your individual subjects. If you have any questions about the requirements for your course, contact ASK La Trobe.

Honours

An Honours degree requires an additional year of full-time study. Honours is available at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus to qualified students. Regional students may also undertake Honours through special arrangements made with the Director of the Bachelor of Arts and with the Honours coordinators of their major or majors. Some travel at their own expense may still be required for student undertaking Honours.

Pre 2017 commencements

Course Description

The degree of Bachelor of Arts is offered by Humanities and Social Sciences either as a pass degree or with honours. The pass degree, if taken full-time is designed to be completed within three years. An Honours degree, which requires an additional year of full-time study, is available at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus to qualified students.

The Bachelor of Arts combines a broad general education with the opportunity to sharpen your skills, broaden your horizons and work towards specific occupational or personal goals. Learn about the past, the present, and the future – about society, culture, history and literature. It is the responsibility of students to familiarise themselves with course requirements and ensure that they are enrolled in subjects that confirm to those requirements. Students are encouraged to contact the Student Administration Office if they have any questions regarding requirements for their course.

For further information please contact ASK La Trobe (for current student enquiries) or call 1300 135 045 (for prospective student enquiries).

Admission Requirements

Pre-requisite studies: a study score of at least 20 in VCE units 3 and 4 of English (or 25 for ESL/EAL) or equivalent is required for entry to the Bachelor of Arts. The Faculty will consider for admission applicants from all entrance categories.

Applicants who have not completed Year 12 or equivalent may apply under the Special Entry Access Schemes. See the current VTAC Guide for more details or go to the VTAC website.

Applicants who are aged 21 years or more by 1 January of the year of their intended entry, and who have not satisfied minimum tertiary entrance requirements, may become eligible for entry by completing extra requirements. Further information may be obtained from the Campus Office.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, students must satisfactorily

  • a minimum of 360 credit points of subjects across the three year levels, including a single major of 120 credit points
  • complete the core foundation subjects HUS1FAS and HUS1TEN in first year
  • complete at least one Discovery subject from the options provided.
  • All subjects are worth 15 credit points unless otherwise stated.
  • 120 credit points (60 credit points in each semester) is a full-time study load for each year level. Students require permission from the School to overload by taking more than 60 credit points in any semester. Permission is normally based on the student’s previous academic record.

Single Major (120 credit points)

A major consists of 120 credit points in a discipline, and must include the following:

  • 30 credit points at first year level (including the first-year core subject)
  • 45 credit points at second-year level (including the second-year core subject)
  • 45 credit points at third-year level (including the third-year core subject).

Double Major (240 credit points)

Students can complete a double major within the Bachelor of Arts that consists of 120 credit points in each of the two different disciplines. The structure is the same as the structure for a single major but students must complete the structure for two different disciplines.

Note:

LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance the students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Interdisciplinary Core Subjects – Core first-year level subjects in the Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts features two foundation subjects: HUS1FAS: Rethinking Our Humanity and HUS1TEN : Ideas that Shook the World.  These subjects feature:

  • small-group seminar teaching
  • opportunities to explore big ideas in the humanities and social sciences
  • one-on-one guidance from a seminar leader
  • plenty of opportunities to get to know other students

LaTrobe Essential

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons.  The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.

List of Discovery Subjects

Course Structure

Requirements for completion of the Bachelor of Arts with a Single Major

First Year

Semester 1 HUS1FAS OPTION OPTION OPTION
Rethinking Our Humanities (core) Major (Core Subject) Discovery Subject University Elective
Semester 2 HUS1TEN OPTION OPTION OPTION
Ideas that Shook the World (core) Major Humanities Elective University Elective

Second Year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major (Core Subject) Major Humanities Elective University Elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major Humanities Elective Humanities Elective University Elective

Third Year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major (Core Subject) Major Humanities Elective University Elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major Humanities Elective Humanities Elective University Elective

Requirements for completion of the Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major

First Year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION HUS1FAS OPTION
Major 1 (Core Subject) Major 2 (Core Subject) Rethinking Our Humanities (core) Discovery Subject
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION HUS1TEN OPTION
Major 1 Major 2 Ideas that Shook the World (core) University Elective

Second Year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major 1 (Core Subject) Major 1 Major 2 (core subject) University Elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major 1 Major 2 Major 2 University Elective

Third Year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major 1 (Core Subject) Major 1 Major 2 University Elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Major 1 Major 2 (core subject) Major 2 University Elective

Majors available at Albury-Wodonga

English Major

Core First-year Subjects
ENG1DPL (S2) Death, Pleasure and the Literary Imagination
First-year Electives
CRA1PWR (S1) Professional Writing
Core Second-year Subjects
ENG2NAA (S2) Narrative Analysis
Second-year Electives
ENG2ALT (S1) American Literature
ENG2GOT (S1) Gothic Literature- available in 2019
Core Third-year Subjects
ENG3NOV (S2) History of The Novel
Third-year Electives
ENG3BAR (S1) Romanticism
ENG3PRE (S2) Post Colonial Reading - available in 2019
Recommended Electives
ENG3SAC (S1) Shakespeare and Contemporaries

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester, SUM 1 = Summer Semester 1

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

History Major

Core First-year Subjects
HIS1MLH (S1) Myth, Legend and History
First-year Electives (choose 15cp of subject from list below)
HUS1ABS (S1) Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
HUS1FFT (S2) Food for thought: Discovering the World through Commodities
Core Second-year Subjects
HIS2GMN (S1) Global Migration Stories
Second-year Electives (choose 30cp of subjects from lit below)
HIS2HS (SUM) Heritage Studies
HIS2NGE (S1) Nazi Germany and Europe: The Era of Hitler, Churchill and Stalin 1918 – 45

HUS2IST (WK26-30) International Humanities and Social Sciences Study Tour

HIS2HTS (S2) Slavery and Human Trafficking: Forced Labour in the Making of the Modern World
HIS2ANA (S1) Anarchists, Terrorists and Freedom Fighters - available in 2019
Core Third-year Subjects
HIS3MHI (S2) Making History
Third-year Electives (choose 30cp of subjects from list below)
HIS3AAH (S1) Aboriginal Australian History: Place, Mobility, and Memory
HUS3GBP (S1) Gone Bush: Australian Identity and Rural Myth
HIS3AAW (S2) Australians at War in the Twentieth Century
MDS3OTT (WK42-05) The Ottoman Empire: Fourteenth to Twentieth Centuries – Travel Subject

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester, SUM = Summer Semester, WK = Weeks 26-30, WK* = Weeks 42- 05

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

Sociology Major

Core First-year Subjects
SOC1SAC (S1) Introduction to Sociology
First-year Electives
SOC1GIL (S2) Global Issues, Local Lives
Core Second-year Subjects
SOC2TCS (S2) Theory, Culture and Society
Second-year Electives
SOC2SEM (S1) Sociology of Emotions
SOC2SOR (S2) Sociology of Relationships
Core Third-year Subjects
SOC3MSR (S1) Methods in Sociological Research
Third-year Electives (choose 30cp of subjects from list below)
SOC3COM (WIN) Sociology of Communities (Bendigo Campus Block mode)
SOC3EAI (S2) Ethnicity and Identity
SOC3GGC (S2) Gendering the Global Context
ABS3EAV (SUM) Encountering Aboriginal Australia

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester, SUM = Summer Semester, WIN = Winter Semester

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

 

Subjects Offered in 2018

SOC2MIN (S1 & S2) Mind, ‘Madness’ and Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
SOC2SOR (S1 & S2) Sociology of Relationships: Gender, Intimacy and Globalisation
SOC2SOM (S1 & S2) Sociology of Mobilities: Movements, Practices, Politics
SOC2TCS (S1 & S2) Theories of Modernity: Classical and Contemporary
SOC3EIA (S1 & S2) Ethnicity and Identity: Understanding Multicultural Belongings, Identities and Racism
SOC3MSR (S1 & S2) Methods in Sociological Research

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester, SUM 1 = Summer Semester 1

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

 

Photojournalism Minor (NO INTAKE IN 2017)

Please note that if you wish to complete a minor in Photojournalism you will need to complete the following:

Elective Subjects

First-year Elective Subjects
CRA1PWR (S1) Professional Writing
HUS1FFT (S2) Food for thought: Discovering the World through Commodities
ENV1CSS (S2) Climate Change, Sustainability and Society
PHI1CRT (S2) Critical Thinking (Online)
HUS1PDC (S2) From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment
VPA1PJ1 (S1 & S2) Introduction to Photojournalism
ENG1DPL (S2) Death, Pleasure and the Literary Imagination
VPA1PJ2 (S2) Photojournalism 2
Second-year Elective Subjects
VPA2PJ3 (S1 & S2) Photojournalism 3
VPA2PJ4 (S1 & S2) Photojournalism 4
HUM2WRS  (S1) Work Ready Skills and Planning your Career (Online)
MDS2GAL (WK23-31) Gallipoli, Anzacs and the Great War
ENG2ALT (S1) American Literature
ENG2GOT (S1) Gothic Literature
ENG2NAA (S2) Narrative Analysis
Third-year Elective Subjects
HUS3WPP (SUM 1) Work Placement Program
EDU3FFD (S1) Film, fiction and Desire in Education (online)
ENG3BAR (S1) Romanticism
VPA3PJ5 (S1) Photojournalism 5
VPA3PJ6 (S2) Photojournalism 6
ENG3PRE (S2) Post-Colonial Reading
ENG3NOV (S2) History of the Novel
ENG3SAC (S1) Shakespeare and Contemporaries

Teaching periods are provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to the Subject Search guide for further details.

For further information please contact ASK La Trobe (for current student enquiries) or call 1300 135 045 (for prospective student enquiries).

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