The Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University offers students the chance to study from a wide range of areas, allowing students to tailor a course that suits their individual needs. An Arts degree is perfect for those who have a love of learning.
The Griffith University Bachelor of Arts develops student skills as they progress through each level of the degree. Students will build advanced skills in reading, analysis, interpretation and debate. These skills are essential for careers in the media, education, public administration and business.
Griffith University has changed the Bachelor of Arts Award Requirements. All students who Register in this course after the close of enrolment for Study Period 1 2011 will complete the new Award Requirements.
A student must complete 24 units or their equivalent, comprised of the following elements:
This degree offers you the opportunity to specialise in:
- Art History
- Australian Studies
- Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region
- History and Politics
- Religion Studies
- Literature and Composition
Students who do not wish to complete an entire degree are able to complete either a Certificate of Arts, or a Diploma of Arts, depending on their needs. These smaller qualifications are beneficial for students who need to develop specialised knowledge or are just beginning their study and experiencing some trepidation.
Certificate of Arts
To achieve the Certificate of Arts, students must complete one approved Major, a total of eight units. This consists of four units at Level 1, two units at Level 2 and two units at Level 3. At least two units of the Certificate will need to be Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Note: Students intending to complete the Art History or Religion Studies Major will need to complete an additional two Griffith University units (in addition to the eight units within the Major) in order to meet this requirement. These can be any two Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Diploma of Arts
To achieve the Diploma of Arts, students must complete at least one Major (eight units) and Electives (eight units), a total of 16 units. The major sequence must include four units at level 1, two units at level 2 and two units at level 3. Students can take a maximum of eight units at first year level. At least eight units must be Griffith University units offered through Open Universities Australia.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. For further information please contact the Open Universities Australia Officer, Off Campus & Assignment Handling Services at Griffith University.
Registering in this Course
Students are required to register with Griffith University for this degree by completing a registration form and paying the required fee. The non-refundable $100 registration fee is payable when the form is submitted. While there is no immediate requirement for potential students to register in this degree, students are recommended to register after completing 6-8 units in order to receive advice on credit and unit selection.
Recommended Study Pattern
You are recommended to follow this study pattern:
- Start with SSK12
- Choose a major sequence and complete all Level 1 units first
- Complete elective units at Level 1
- Complete Level 2 and 3 studies
This course sits within a group of courses, giving you the flexibility to study towards different levels of qualification. The courses are listed from the highest to the lowest qualification.
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