Bachelor of Arts - 2018

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Course summary - 2018

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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Be prepared for a future career as an innovator, communicator and creator. With our innovative majors you can tailor your degree to both your professional pursuits and your personal interests, creating a unique skill set that could help you secure your dream job.

You will gain the understanding, insight and skill to find and communicate creative solutions to important world issues. You will develop advanced writing and presentation skills as well as research and project management skills. You will also learn about societies and cultures, past and present.

You will have the option to develop specialist expertise in contemporary fields such as journalism and public relations, or more traditional fields such as sociology, history and literary studies to name some.

The Griffith University Bachelor of Arts develops student skills as they progress through each level of the degree. You will have the communication, analytical and critical thinking skills for a dynamic career in a wide range of industries.  Depending on your choice of majors, you could pursue a career in management, leadership, journalism, public relations, policy making, research and analysis, writing and communications or a higher degree in a discipline of your choice. You may also be eligible to apply for entry to a graduate teacher preparation degree which may lead to further career opportunities in education and teaching.

To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Humanities Pathway OR
  • At least 2 OUA undergraduate units or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0, completed in the last 12 months at the time of application for admission OR
  • An OP of 15, a Rank of 67 or an ATAR Score of 63.55*


*These scores/rankings apply to this program for 2017. Until this information is updated in early 2018, applications will continue to be assessed using the requirements listed above as a guide.

A prospective student who has previously completed or partially completed a degree, may be eligible for a CSP and may also be eligible for credit transfer. For more information, please visit the following web page: https://www.griffith.edu.au/admissions/credit-transfer-articulation/credit-precedent-database

Please note:You can still enrol and pay for your units via FEE-HELP or an upfront payment if you are not eligible for CSP.

This course is an OUA Pathways course, which means there is a recommended series of units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course. To commence the Pathway for this course, simply select units from the Pathway stream below.

Students who aren't taking part in OUA Pathways are recommended to follow this study pattern:

  1. Start with the level 1 core units
  2. Choose a major sequence and complete all level 1 units first
  3. Complete level 1 elective units chosen from the recommended electives list below the majors, or any other unit from the program not already selected.
  4. Complete the units from your level 2, then level 3 major sequence
  5. Complete level 2, then level 3 elective units chosen from the recommended electives list below the majors, or any other unit from the program not already selected.

The three majors below do not have a list of level one units that must be followed. Students who wish to complete one of these majors must choose at least one level 1 unit from the relevant discipline before moving on to their level 2 major units.

  • History
  • Literature
  • Sociology
     

A student must complete 24 units or their equivalent, comprised of the following elements:

  • The degree will normally be of three year duration for full - time students. Part time students enrolled prior to 2016 may take up to 10 years to accumulate units towards the degree. However part time students commencing from 2016 will have 8 years to accumulate units towards the degree.
  • At least eight units must be Griffith University units studied via Open Universities Australia
  • A student must complete four core units at Level 1, and one core unit at Level 2
  • A student must complete either one or two major sequences of six units each from Art History, Chinese Language, Creative Writing, History, Journalism, Literature, Media Studies, Public Relations, Screen Culture or Sociology, with at least two units at 3rd year level in each major
  • The remaining elective units for the degree can be made up from a combination of Level 1, 2 and 3 units
  • A maximum of ten units can be taken at first year level over the entire degree
  • A minimum of six units must be taken at third year level over the entire degree.
  • Note: In accordance with the University's Credit Transfer Policy and notwithstanding the amount of credit which may be given towards the Bachelor of Arts, a student undertaking this program is required to completed a minimum of 8 units of second and third year level offered through Griffith University which are part of the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements which have not been credited towards another award.

This degree offers you the opportunity to specialise in:

  • Art History
  • Chinese Language
  • Creative Writing
  • History
  • Literature
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Screen Culture
  • Sociology

Majors


 

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Academic and Professional Communications
APC100 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Developing Research and Analytical Skills
COM15 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Text and Culture
CMM19 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Culture to Cultures
COM1551 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Critical Thinking
PHIX1371 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3

1 Students should only complete ONE of these units.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Academic Writing
COM101 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Developing Research and Analytical Skills
COM151 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Text and Culture
CMM191 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Great Books
LTR1101 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Thinking Ethically
HUM2062 GRF SP1 SP2 - SP4

1 Complete these level 1 core units.
2 Complete this level 2 core unit.

Total number of units to complete: 7 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to History of Art and Design
VIS181 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Australian Art
VIS242 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Art in the Age of Revolution
VIS262 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Modernism in Art and Design
VIS272 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Art and Fashion
VIS292 CUR - SP2 SP3 -
Art and the Environment
VIS3203 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Perspectives on Beauty in Art
VIS3303 CUR SP1 SP2 - SP4

1 VIS18 is a Level 1 recommended prerequisite for all units in the Art History major.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete these level 3 units.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A
CHN111 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B
CHN121 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 2A
CHN2212 GRF SP1 - - -
Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 2B
CHN2222 GRF - SP2 - -
Modern Standard Chinese 3A
CHN313 GRF - - SP3 -

1 Complete these level 1 units.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete this level 3 unit.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Creative Writing, Forms and Structures
CWR1101 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Writing the Short Story
CWR1111 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Writing Poetry
CWR2102 GRF - - SP3 SP4
Writing Crime and Contemporary Romance
CWR2112 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Writing for Children and Young Adults
CWR2132 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Documentary Scriptwriting
CMM373 GRF SP1 - - SP4
Drama Screenwriting
CMM383 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Writing Gothic and Speculative Fiction
CWR3123 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Publishing in the Marketplace
CWR3203 GRF SP1 - SP3 -

1 Complete these Level 1 units.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete 3 of these level 3 units.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australia and the World: 1788 to Present
AUS211 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
A History of Terrorism and Political Violence
HSY2051 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
The Body in History
HSY2091 GRF SP1 SP2 - -
Aboriginal Political Histories
HSY2101 GRF SP1 SP2 - -
A History of Crime and Punishment
HSY3112 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
A History of War
HSY3152 GRF - - SP3 SP4

1 Complete these level 2 units.
2 Complete these level 3 units.

The History Major does not have Level 1 units.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
News and Politics
CMM181 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Styles and Genres of Journalism
CMM1291 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
News Writing and Ethics
CJR2002 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
News and Information Gathering
CJR2202 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Media Law
CMM262 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Public Writing
CMM2512 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
International Journalism
CJR3103 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Broadcast Journalism
CJR3203 GRF - SP2 - SP4

1 Complete these level 1 units.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete these level 3 units.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Irish Literature
LCI211 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Understanding Narrative Fiction
LCS221 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Analysing Narrative Fiction
LCS231 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Australian Literature and History 1890 to 1929
LCS312 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Australian Literature and History 1930 to 1990
LCS322 GRF - SP2 - SP4
American Literature
LCS332 GRF SP1 - SP3 -

1 Complete these level 2 units.
2 Complete these level 3 units.

The Literature Major does not have Level 1 units.

Total number of units to complete: 9 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Screen History and Research
CMM101 GRF - SP2 - SP4
New Communication Technologies
CMM161 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Introduction to Screen Analysis
CMM171 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Television Studies
CMM2212 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
The Auteur: Great Directors (Previously Screen Analysis 2)
CMM2412 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Hollywood Cinema (Classic Hollywood Cinema)
CMM282 GRF - SP2 - SP4
New Media: Communications in the Electronic Age
COM222 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Newspapers in History
CJR3403 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Media Audiences
CMM313 GRF - SP2 - SP4

1 Complete these level 1 units.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete these level 3 units.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Public Relations
CMM1271 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 -
News and Politics
CMM181 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
News Writing and Ethics
CJR2002 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Media Relations
CMM2202 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Media Law
CMM262 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Public Writing
CMM2512 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Risk and Crisis Communication
CMM3173 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Media Audiences
CMM313 GRF - SP2 - SP4

1 Complete these level 1 units.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete these level 3 units.

Total number of units to complete: 7 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Screen History and Research
CMM101 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Introduction to Screen Analysis
CMM171 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Television Studies
CMM2212 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
The Auteur: Great Directors (Previously Screen Analysis 2)
CMM2412 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Hollywood Cinema (Classic Hollywood Cinema)
CMM282 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Documentary Scriptwriting
CMM373 GRF SP1 - - SP4
Drama Screenwriting
CMM383 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Screen Celebrity and Stardom (Previously SGY348 Fame and Celebrity)
CMM3483 GRF SP1 - SP3 -

1 Complete these level 1 units.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete 2 of these level 3 units.

Total number of units to complete: 7 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Understanding the Social World (Previously Introduction to Sociology)
SGY141 GRF SP1 SP2 - -
Power and Politics
SGY2002 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Sociology of Identity
SGY2302 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Sociology of Youth
SGY2512 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Death, Grief and Culture
SGY3523 GRF - SP2 SP3 -
Work and Leisure
SGY3543 GRF SP1 SP2 - -
Research in Sociology
SGY3563 GRF SP1 SP2 - -

1 Complete this level 1 unit.
2 Complete these level 2 units.
3 Complete these level 3 units.

  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Business Communication
COM12 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Creative and Professional Writing
COM14 GRF SP1 SP2 - SP4
Understanding the Social World (Previously Introduction to Sociology)
SGY14 GRF SP1 SP2 - -
Management Communication
COM21 GRF - SP2 - SP4
Organisational Communication
COM31 GRF SP1 - SP3 -
Independent Project
HUM33 GRF SP1 - SP3 -

You may select your electives from this list, or any other Humanities unit in the program not already selected, providing that any required prerequisites have been met.

Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies conducted at other institutions. For further information please contact the Open Universities Australia Officer, Griffith (OUA) Services at Griffith University.

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Students are required to register with Griffith University for this award by completing a registration https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/griffithpay/Griffith-OUA-Study-Plan.html
for a study plan by paying the required fee. The non-refundable $150 registration fee is payable when the registration is submitted.

The $150 fee is not applicable to students who have accepted a Commonwealth supported place.
 

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

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Unit loan
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  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

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You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
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