This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT, 6 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0002|
Monash Arts students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression. Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information. They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.
To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing. They resist easy answers, or simplistic solutions.
Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
This course consists of a compulsory arts major and arts minor, with additional studies.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology students refer to the specific details for that award under 'Requirements' below.
For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the Areas of studyAreas of study (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html) section in this Handbook.
Students must complete the following:
(a.) an arts major (48 points)
(b.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)
(c.) a further four arts units (24 points)
(d.) additional units to make up a total of 144 points.
By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Arts (http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/contact-arts/).
No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at a first-year level.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at third-year level (across the duration of the degree).
Of the total 144 points required, 96 points must be in the structure outlined in steps (a.) to (c.), and the remaining 48 points may be taken from disciplines in the Faculty of Arts or from disciplines outside the faculty. This means students can study a second major from the Arts faculty* or a major (equivalent) from another faculty. A major from a faculty other than Arts usually requires the permission of that faculty.
When selecting units not for a major or minor, these can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. Note: Some non-arts units may require permission from the owning faculty.
* Including psychology units.
This double-award study arrangement is offered in conjunction with the Melbourne College of Divinity. The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts are completed at the Clayton campus of Monash University and awarded by the University. The requirements for the Bachelor of Theology are completed on one of the campuses of the Melbourne College of Divinity and awarded by the College.
Students must complete the equivalent of 192 Monash points overall:
Bachelor of Arts