All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
Community studies exposes students to current debates about the meaning, nature and outlook of communities. It engages with a range of issues, including an investigation of the cultural construction, representation and history of Australian indigenous societies; the ways in which communities safeguard their interests; and globalisation and citizenship. Students also explore how community histories are constructed, reflect on community building, innovation maintenance and failure, gain insights into community welfare work, and examine Australian social issues.
Students studying a sequence in community studies must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students who have already completed ATS1251 (Introduction to Australian Indigenous societies I) as part of a first level sequence in Australian Indigenous studies must complete another first level Arts unit. Students who have already completed ATS1898 (Understanding globalisation and social change) as part of a first year level sequence in history-politics or sociology, must complete another first level Arts unit.
Students studying a minor in community studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
Available units include: