This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Applied Media and Social Sciences|
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 this unit as part of a first-level sequence in Australian Indigenous studiesAustralian Indigenous studies (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/australian-indigenous-studies/ug-arts-australian-indigenous-studies.html) must complete another first level arts unit.
** Students who have already completed this unit as part of a first-year level sequence in history-politicshistory-politics (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/history-politics/) or sociologysociology (http://staging-www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/sociology/ug-arts-sociology.html) must complete another first-level arts unit.
Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in community studies must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition: