University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Arts

Course code/s: BEBAP Shepparton

Course Details
Location Albury-Wodonga Bendigo Bundoora Mildura Shepparton
Course Coordinator Prof 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

2017 Commencement

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.

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.

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts can be taken either as a pass degree or with honours. If taken full-time, the pass degree is designed to be completed within three years. 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 5 core subjects as follows:

Year 1: HUS1FAS – Rethinking Our Humanity and HUS1TEN – Ideas that Shook the World

            Year 2: HUS2EAE- Engagement, Community & Employability and HUS2HUC- Humanities Counts

            Year 3 HUS3SRM Social Research Methods          

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.

La Trobe 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 Structure

First year

Semester 1 HUS1FAS OPTION OPTION OPTION
Rethinking Our Humanity First Year Major Core Subject First Year Second Major Subject or elective Elective
Semester 2 HUS1TEN OPTION OPTION OPTION
Ideas that Shook the World First Year Major Core Subject First Year Second Major Subject or elective Elective

Second year

Semester 1 HUS2EAE OPTION OPTION OPTION
Engagement, Community & Employability (not available in 2017) Second Year Major Core Subject Second Year Major Core Subject Second Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective
Semester 2 HUS2HUS OPTION OPTION OPTION
Humanities Counts (not available in 2017) Second Year Major Core Subject Second Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective Second Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective

Third year

Semester 1 HUS3REM OPTION OPTION OPTION
Social Research Methods (not available in 2017) Third Year Major Core Subject Third Year Major Core Subject Third Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Elective or WIL, Industry Subject Third Year Major Core Subject Third Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective Third Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective

Core Subjects

Interdisciplinary Core Subjects – Core subjects in the Bachelor of Arts

In the Bachelor of Arts, five subjects, across the three undergraduate years (Rethinking our Humanity, Ideas that Shook the World, Engagement & Employability, Humanities Counts, Social Research Methods) will form the basis of each Arts students Degree programme and will aim to supplement Major/Minor subject choice. The Foundation 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.

Majors and 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 75 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).

Following majors are available for completion at Shepparton:

English Major

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

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester

History Major

Core First-year Subjects
HIS1MLH (S1) Myth, Legend and History
HUS1FFT (S2) Food for thought: Discovering the World through Commodities
Core Second-year Subjects
HIS2GMN (S1) Global Migration Stories
HIS2ANA Anarchists, Terrorists and Freedom Fighters (Not offered in 2017)
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
HiS3CHF (S1) Chasing Freedoms (not available in 2017)

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester

Sociology Major

Core First-year Subjects
SOC1SAC (S1) Introduction to Sociology
SOC1GIL (S2) Regional Lives, Golbal Issues
Core Second-year Subjects
SOC2TCS (S2) Theory, Culture and Society
SOC2HEW (S1) Social Inequalities of Health, Work and Education (Not available in 2017)
SOC2SOR (S2) Sociology of Relationships: Gender, Intimacy and Globalisation
Core Third-year Subjects
SOC3MSR (S1) Methods in Sociological Research
SOC3SOC (S1) Sociology of Culture (Bundoora only in 2017)
SOC3EAI (S2) Ethnicity and Identity: Social and Political Approaches

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester

Electives and Subjects from other La Trobe Disciplines and other Universities

As part of the Bachelor of Arts degree you have at least three elective spaces (45 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 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.

Pre 2017 Commencement

Course Description

The degree of Bachelor of Arts is offered by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce 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 conform to those requirements. Students are encouraged to contact the School Office if they have any questions regarding requirements for their course.

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.

Course Requirements

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

  • 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

Discovery Subjects
HUS1ABS (S1) Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
HUS1MAP (S1) Mapping the World: Visualising and Understanding Space in the Past and Present
HUS1DAU (S1 or S2) Discover Australia
HUS1FFT (S1) Food for Thought: Discovering the World through Commodities
HUS1PDC (S2) From Prisons to Detention Centres:  Interrogating Containment

Course Structure

Requirements for completion of the Bachelor of Arts with a single major

First year

Semester 1 HUS1FAS OPTION OPTION OPTION
Rethinking Our Humanity (core) Major (Core Subject) Humanities Elective 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 HUS3REM OPTION OPTION OPTION
Social Research Methods (not availble in 2017) Third Year Major Core Subject Third Year Major Core Subject Third Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective
Semester 2 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Elective or WIL, Industry Subject Third Year Major Core Subject Third Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or elective Third Year Core Subject for 2nd Major or 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) University Elective
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/Minors

The School offers the following majors, minors and elective subjects.

Majors

  • English
  • Sociology
  • History

Students may choose elective subjects offered by any school at from the University, prerequisites permitting.

Minors

The following Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines offer a Minor at the Shepparton Campus:

  • Photojournalism – requires the completion of the following subjects (VPA1PJ1, VPA1PJ2, VPA2PJ3, VPA2PJ4, VPA3PJ5 and VPA3PJ6).
  • Minors are also available for any of the above majors, providing a student is not majoring within the discipline.

English Major

First Year
CRA1PWR (S2) Professional Writing
ENG1DPL (S1) Death, Pleasure and the Literary Imagination (Core)
Second Year
ENG2ALT (S1) American Literature
ENG2GOT (S1) Gothic Literature and its Children
ENG2NAA (S2) Narrative Analysis (Core)
Third Year
ENG3NOV (S2) Novels of Love and War (Core)
ENG3PRE (S2) Post-Colonial Reading
ENG3BAR (S1) Romanticism
Recomended Elective
ENG3SAC (S1) Shakespeare and Contemporaries (Online)

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2,

History Major

First Year
HIS1MLH (S1) Myth, Legend and History (Core)
HUS1ABS (S1) Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
HUS1FFT (S2) Food for Thought: Discovering the World Through Commodities
Second Year
HIS2GMN (S1) Global Migration Stories (Core)
Pick two second year subjects (30 Credit Points) from the following list;
HIS2SCS (S1) Sex, Crime and Scandal: History of Sexuality
HIS2NGE (S1) Nazi Germany and Europe: The Era of Hitler, Churchill and Stalin 1918 - 45
HUS2IST (WK 26-30, Off Campus)  International Humanities and Social Sciences Study Tour – Travel Subject
HIS2ANA (S1) Anarchists, Terrorists and Freedom Fighters
HIS2HTS (S2) Slavery and Human Trafficking: Forced Labour in the Making of the Modern World
HIS2HS (SUM) Heritage Studies
HIS2MOZ (S2) Montezuma to Zapata – A History of Mexico
Third Year
HIS3MHI (S2) Making History (Core)
Pick two third year subjects (30 Credit Points) from the following list;
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 (WK 42-05, off campus) The Ottoman Empire: Fourteenth to Twentieth Centuries – Travel Subject
HIS3CUB (SUM) Cuba and Its Revolutions, 1895 - 2017 (not offered in 2017)

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK = Week , SUM = Summer Semester

Sociology Major

First Year
SOC1SAC (S1) Introduction to Sociology (Core)
SOC1GIL (S2) Regional Lives, Global Issues
Second Year
SOC2SEM (S1) Sociology of Emotions (Online)
SOC2TCS (S2) Theory, Culture and Society (Core)
SOC2SOR (S2) Sociology of Relationships
Third Year
SOC3MSR (S1) Methods in Sociological Research (Core)
Pick two third year subjects (30 Credit Points) from the following list;
SOC3COM (WIN) Sociology of Communities (Bendigo Campus – Block mode)
SOC3EAI (S2) Ethnicity and Identity: Social and Political Approaches
SOC3GGC (S2) Gendering the Global Context
ABS3EAV (WK 47-51) Encountering Aboriginal Victoria

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK = Week, WIN = Winter Semester , SUM = Summer Semester

Electives

First Year Elective Subjects

CRA1PWR (S2) Professional Writing
HUS1FFT (S2) Food for Thought: Discovering the World through Commodities
HUS1ABS (S1) Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
VPA1PJ1 (S1) Introduction to Photojournalism (Online)
VPA1PJ2 (S2) Photojournalism 2 (Online)
PHI1CRT (S2) Critical Thinking (Online)
ENG1DPL (S1) Death, Pleasure and the Literary Imagination
HUS1PDC (S2)From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment (Discovery subject)

Second and Third Year Subjects

HUS3WPP (S2) Work Placement Program (Online)
MDS3AOB (S1) Art of Byzantium and Rome (Online)
EDU3FFD (S1) Film, Fiction and Desire in Education (Online)
ENG2ALT (S1) American Literature
ENG2GOT (S1) Gothic Literature and its Children
ENG3BAR (S1) Romanticism
VPA2PJ3 (S1) Photojournalism 3 (Online)
VPA2PJ4 (S1 & S2) Photojournalism 4 (Online)
VPA3PJ5 (S1) Photojournalism 5 (Online)
VPA3PJ6 (S2) Photojournalism 6 (Online)
MDS2GAL (WK 23-31)  Gallipoli, Anzacs and the Great War
HIS3MHI (S2) Making History
ENG2NAA (S2) Narrative Analysis
ENG3PRE (S2) Post-Colonial Reading
ENG3NOV (S2) Novels of Love and War
HUM2WRS (S1) Work Ready Skills and Planning your Career (Online)
ENG3SAC (S1) Shakespeare and Contemporaries (Online)
HUS2ECA (SUM) Exhibiting Culture A
HUS3ECB (SUM) Exhibiting Culture B

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK= Week , SUM = Summer Semester

Elective Subjects Offered in 2018

SOC2MIN Mind, ‘Madness’ and Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (not offered in 2017)
SOC2HEW Social Inequalities of Health, Work and Employment (not offered in 2017)
SOC2SOR (S2) Sociology of Relationships
SOC2SOM Sociology of Mobilities: Movements, Practices, Politics (not offered in 2017)
SOC2TCS (S2) Theory, Culture and Society
SOC2UYC Understanding Youth Culture (not offered in 2017)
SOC3SOC Sociology of Culture
SOC3EAI (S2) Ethnicity and Identity: Social and Political Approaches
SOC3MSR (S1) Methods in Sociological Research

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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