Skip to content | Change text size

Handbooks

Faculty information

Courses

Areas of study

Units

Related information

 

Monash University Handbook 2010

Unit codes - areas of study (prefix list)

The following is a list of the alpha prefixes that identify the 'discipline' areas that are used in the unit codes for the Faculty of Arts (some disciplines do not have an individual prefix allocated; check the 'Schools and centres' entry in this section of the handbook). A discipline is an area of study, eg history or English. This list will help locate the units for a particular discipline in the unit section of the handbook.

At Monash, unit codes are made up of a three-letter prefix followed by four numbers. The three-letter prefix identifies the discipline, and the first of these four numbers refers to the year level of the unit: ie AIS1010 is a first-year-level Australian Indigenous studies unit, and CRI2010 is a second-year-level criminology unit.

Occasional reference is made to desirable or prerequisite studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) - those students who did not study the VCE should seek advice about unit choice for students with qualifications other than the VCE.

Below is a list of disciplines and their unit code prefixes.

Prefix Discipline

  • AIA Australian Indigenous archaeology
  • AIS Australian Indigenous studies (taught by HUMCASS)
  • AAS Australian Indigenous studies (taught by the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies)
  • ANY Anthropology
  • AAH Archaeology and ancient history
  • ASN Asian studies
  • AUS Australian studies
  • BHS Behavioural studies
  • CHB Bioethics
  • CHI Chinese
  • CRI Criminology
  • CRJ Criminal Justice
  • CLA Classical studies
  • CLS Comparative literature and cultural studies
  • COG Cognitive science
  • COM Communications (including units taught by HUMCASS and ECPS)
  • CYD Child and youth development
  • DTS Drama and theatre studies
  • EIL English as an international language
  • ENH English
  • EUR European and European Union studies
  • FRN French studies
  • FTV Film and television studies
  • GES Geography and environmental science
  • GND Gender Studies
  • GRK Modern Greek
  • GRN German studies
  • HPL History-politics
  • HRY Human rights theory
  • HSY History
  • INM Indonesian
  • INS Indonesian studies
  • INT International studies
  • ITA Italian studies
  • JCS Journalism studies
  • JPL Japanese
  • JPS Japanese studies
  • JRN Journalism
  • JWC Hebrew, Yiddish and Jewish civilisation
  • KOR Korean and Korean studies
  • LIN Linguistics
  • LLC Language learning
  • MUS Music
  • PER Performance studies
  • PHL Philosophy
  • PLT Politics
  • PRJ Public relations (BA(Caulfield and Gippsland only), BA(Journ) and BComn students only)
  • PRL Public relations
  • PSI School of Political and Social Inquiry
  • PSS Psychological studies (previously BHS at the Gippsland campus)
  • PSY Psychology
  • RLT Religion and theology
  • SCW Social and community welfare
  • SCY Sociology (including units taught by HUMCASS and PSI)
  • SHS School of Historical Studies
  • SPN Spanish and Latin American Studies
  • UKR Ukrainian studies
  • VSA Visual culture
  • WRT Writing

Units from other faculties recognised as arts units

Psychology

In addition to their arts discipline major and minor and other Arts requirements, students undertaking some Arts courses can study another major in a non-arts discipline. If students wish to undertake the 60 point APAC accredited major in psychology in addition to counting 48 points towards a non-arts major they will be permitted to count the additional 12 points as the further 12 points in arts units.

For further information, see the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences section of this handbook, or contact psychology.enquiries@med.monash.edu.au; telephone: Caulfield +61 3 9903 2691; Clayton +61 3 9905 3968; Gippsland +61 3 9902 6415.

Visual Culture

Visual Culture is offered by the Faculty of Art & Design with a number of units being taught by the Faculty of Arts.

Students may complete single units, a major or minor in Visual Culture towards the core Arts component of their Bachelor of Arts degree or associated double degrees. Honours is also available. For information on the units required for a major, minor or honours in visual culture, refer to the 'Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/study-areas.

For further information, see the Department of Theory of Art and Design, Faculty of Art and Design section of this handbook; or email theory@artdes.monash.edu.au; Telephone +61 3 9903 1857; visit http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/theory/.

Units available to arts students from other faculties as non-arts units

In addition to their arts discipline major and minor and other Arts requirements, students undertaking some Arts courses can study another major in a non-arts discipline. The faculties offering disciplines and units that are of interest to arts students include Art and Design, Business and Economics, Information Technology, Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences and Science. Students should refer to individual faculty sections in this handbook to obtain detailed information on the choices available and consult with the faculty that owns particular units regarding unit prerequisites or quotas.

The Faculty of Arts offers double-degree programs with most other faculties of the university. These degrees are of particular interest to students who wish to pursue disciplines from different faculties.

Faculties requiring permission

Faculty of Art and Design

Students wishing to undertake units from the Faculty of Art and Design must obtain written approval before enrolling in units. Students are encouraged to consider a specialisation in the area of Theory of Art and Design by choosing units with a TAD code.

For contact details, see the Faculty of Art and Design entry in this handbook, or visit http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/.

Faculties not requiring permission

Arts students can take units from the following faculties without requesting any special permission from the teaching faculty (note that students must still meet any stated prerequisites or corequisites). Students wishing to take units from faculties other than these must obtain written permission before enrolling.

Faculty of Business and Economics

Arts students can take units from the Faculty of Business and Economics from the discipline areas of accounting, business law and taxation, econometrics and business statistics, economics, finance, management and marketing. Students wishing to take econometrics or accounting and finance units must have achieved the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) ENTER (or equivalent) score necessary to gain admission to a Business and Economics degree, as well as be able to satisfy the stated mathematics prerequisites for the relevant units.

For contact details, see the Faculty of Business and Economics entry in this handbook or visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/.

Faculty of Information Technology

Arts students can take first-year information technology units without requesting special permission from the Faculty of Information Technology. However, the Faculty of Information Technology advises that all students seek course advice from the faculty as to the suitability of certain units of study. For some computer science units, it is highly recommended that students have studied VCE Mathematical Methods (or equivalent) at Year 12 level.

For contact details, see the Faculty of Information and Technology entry in this handbook or visit http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/.

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers a wide range of units in disciplines of interest to arts students. Disciplines offered by the Faculty of Science that may be taken without special permission include astronomy, atmospheric science, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, mathematics and statistics, and physics.

For contact details, see the Faculty of Science entry in this handbook or visit http://www.sci.monash.edu.au/.