Disciplines - Faculty of Arts

Unit codes

At Monash, unit codes are made up of a three-letter prefix followed by four numbers. The three-letter prefix identifies the faculty, and the first of these four numbers refers to the year level of the unit, i.e. ATS1010 is a first-year-level Arts unit, and ATS2010 is a second-year-level Arts 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.

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 ug.psych@monash.edu; telephone +61 3 9905 3965.

Art history and theory

Art history and theory is offered by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture with a number of units being taught by the Faculty of Arts.

Students may complete single units, a major or minor in art history and theory towards the core Arts component of their Bachelor of Arts degree or associated double degrees. Honours is also available. Refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook for information on the units required for a major, minor or honours in art history and theory.

For further information, see the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture section of this Handbook; email theory@artdes.monash.edu.au; telephone +61 3 9903 1857; visit Department of Theory of Art and Design website.

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 the faculty's website.

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) ATAR (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 the faculty's website.

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 the faculty's website.

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 the faculty's website.