Bachelor of Arts - 2016

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

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Course summary

Course summary - 2016

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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Turn your passion into a career by exploring your interests in-depth and honing your skills and knowledge through our choice of 7 majors – Philosophy, English, Society and Culture, Ancient History, Modern History, Politics and Sociology.

Being a Macquarie University Bachelor of Arts student means you are not restricted to picking units from just one field – you are encouraged to extend your educational scope and study things that interest you to make your degree unique.

This holistic approach makes our graduates highly sought after by employers, as the degree ensures you develop strong capabilities in a range of areas such as problem solving, research skills, creative thinking and communication – skills essential for a successful, professional, civic and social life in the 21st century.

In 2016 the Macquarie unit codes have changed. All units previously studied under the old unit code will be recognized as equivalent.

OUA Pathways

This course is an OUA Pathway course, which means there is a recommended series of units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course.

OUA Pathway students also have the opportunity to study up to three free* preparatory units during their pathway studies. These units are ideal for students who either haven't studied before or haven't studied in a while, as they are designed to introduce them to online learning and what's required to achieve academic success. Students can enrol in these units at anytime during their pathway studies.

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*The three free preparatory units are PREP03 Preparing for University Learning Intensive, PREP04 Preparing for Academic Writing and PREP05 Basic Preparatory Mathematics.

Learning outcomes for this course are dependent on the selected major.

Please read Macquarie Bachelor of Arts Learning Outcomes 2016 (PDF, 102 Kb)

Employment opportunities are in a range of industries depending on the major area of study taken during the degree. Arts graduates can be found working in diverse areas.

Graduates demonstrate skills and capabilities that are sought after by all employers, including creative problem solving, critical analysis, highly developed communication skills, flexibility and exposure to diverse cultural and intellectual backgrounds. Graduates are eligible for further study and may apply to enter Postgraduate studies offered by Macquarie University, through Open Universities Australia or on-campus.

If you are curious about several study areas and want to combine them in one degree, a Bachelor of Arts can be a pathway to a challenging career or an exciting new interest

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

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • 4 OUA Undergraduate units at pass level from any OUA provider; OR
  • 2 OUA Undergraduate units at credit level from any OUA provider; OR
  • a competitive ATAR of 75 or equivalent  OP of 12

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places. Once you are registered in the CSP BArts you will be contacted by Macquarie University with instructions on how to defer or pay your fees to Macquarie.

Please note: If you are not eligible for registration in a CSP degree you may be able to still register as a fee paying student. Further information can be obtained from Student Connect http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/student_connect/.

 Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University and OUA offer a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others.

All unit materials are delivered fully online. Students with special needs can apply for alternative assessment arrangements. Contact us at http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/student_connect/.

This course is an OUA Pathways course, which means that if you are unsure of where to start or not attempted prior university studies, there is a recommended series of 4 units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course. OUA Pathway students also have the opportunity to study free* preparatory units during their pathway studies. Preparatory units are designed to introduce you to online learning and what's required to achieve academic success.

To enrol in the pathway, simply choose units from the OUA Pathways table below.

*The three free preparatory units are PREP03 Preparing for University Learning Intensive, PREP04 Preparing for Academic Writing and PREP05 Basic Preparatory Mathematics.

The degree will normally be three years in duration for full-time students, but part-time students may take up to 10 years of continuous study to complete units towards the BA degree.

If you do not choose the OUA Pathways, Students can instead follow the study pattern below:

  • Students are advised to complete Level 1 major units before studying Level 2 and Level 3 units
  • The Level 3 Capstone unit in a major must be the final unit in that area of study
  • A maximum of 10 Level 1 units (including the Major units, electives and the People and Planet units) may be included in this degree
  • The degree will normally be three years in duration for full-time students, but part-time students may take up to 10 years of continuous study to complete units towards the BA degree

Please Note: Registered students completing one of the previous years Bachelor of Arts streams or majors must follow the degree structure in place at the time/year of their Bachelor of Arts registration with Macquarie University.

On completion of admission you are bound by the University Terms and Conditions and must comply with present and future By-laws, Rules, Codes, and Policies, Procedures and Schedules of Macquarie University.

To qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree through Macquarie University students must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must complete 24 units of study, 15 of which must be Macquarie units;
  • Students must follow the degree structure in place in the year of registration in the degree.
  • a maximum of 10 Level 1 units;
  • a minimum of 6 Level 3 units;
  • 14 units across levels 2 and 3;
  • Students must complete one People unit and one Planet unit. Those units must be taken in two different faculties. Units listed as part of the qualifying major will not satisfy the people or planet unit requirement.
  • one SSK unit may be included.

Majors

Students can choose to study from seven BA Majors:

  1. Ancient History
  2. English
  3. Modern History
  4. Philosophy
  5. Politics
  6. Society and Culture
  7. Sociology

Electives

Students should check the information in their Major (structure provided at time of registration) for the total number of Macquarie and OUA electives they need to complete.

Macquarie electives are listed below. Other OUA electives can be selected from any OUA provider, provided prerequisites have been completed.

People and Planet units.

Students must complete one People unit and one Planet unit. Those units must be taken in two different faculties. Units listed, as part of a students qualifying major will not satisfy the people or planet unit requirement. See list of people and planet units below.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
To view the unit price, select the unit name. Check the box beside the unit to add it to your Study Cart.
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Academic and Professional Communications
APC100 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Developing Research and Analytical Skills
COM15 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Text and Culture
CMM19 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Critical Thinking
PHIX137 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Preparing for University Learning
PREP03 OUA PT 1 PT 2 PT 3 PT 4 PT 5 PT 6 PT 7 PT 8
Preparing for Academic Writing
PREP04 OUA SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Basic Preparatory Mathematics
PREP05 OUA PT 1 PT 3 PT 5 PT 7

The Humanities Pathway is for students who have not completed prior University studies or are undecided where to start.

Complete 2 units from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Fall of the Roman Republic
AHIX110 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Myth in the Ancient World
AHIX140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Near East
AHIX150 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Select at least four other level 1 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
Select up to 4 other level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern
AHIX202 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Ancient Greek A
AHIX208 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Latin A
AHIX218 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
From Constantine to Justinian: Church and State in Late Antiquity
AHIX221 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age
AHIX241 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
The Roman Eastern Frontier
AHIX242 Macquarie Coming in 2017
Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem
AHIX253 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Context and Content
AHIX254 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
To view the unit price, select the unit name. Check the box beside the unit to add it to your Study Cart.
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Ancient History Capstone
AHIX399 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
AHIX320 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Prehistory to Pompeii: Archaeology in Ancient Italy
AHIX331 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical
AHIX335 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Animals in the Ancient World
AHIX350 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

The compulsory Capstone unit (AHIX399) must be the last unit taken for this field of study.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 3.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Literature and the Political
ENGX108 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Approaches to English Literature
ENGX120 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Select at least four other level 1 units offered by Macquarie. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
Select up to four other level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction
ENGX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic
ENGX206 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Children's Literature
ENGX209 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Textual Practices - Capstone Unit
ENGX389 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Creative Writing: Narrative and Structure
ENGX307 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Shakespeare and the Renaissance
ENGX309 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Contemporary Australian Children's Literature
ENGX310 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Victorian Literary Culture
ENGX314 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

The compulsory Capstone unit (ENGX389) must be the last unit taken for this field of study.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 3.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Making of Australia
MHIX109 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
MHIX114 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Big History: An Introduction to World History
MHIX115 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
The Worlds of Early Modern Europe
MHIX121 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4

Select at least four other Level 1 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
Select up to 4 other Level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
To view the unit price, select the unit name. Check the box beside the unit to add it to your Study Cart.
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
ANZACs: Australians at War
MHIX205 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4
War and Peace in World History
MHIX211 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
European History from the French Revolution to Freud
MHIX221 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
To view the unit price, select the unit name. Check the box beside the unit to add it to your Study Cart.
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian History Since 1901
MHIX302 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Twentieth Century Europe
MHIX321 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s
MHIX365 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Making History Capstone Unit
MHIX300 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

The compulsory Capstone unit (MHIX300) must be the last unit taken for this field of study.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 3.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 1 unit from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Mind and World
PHIX131 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Happiness, Goodness and Justice
PHIX132 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Critical Thinking
PHIX137 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4

Select at least four other Level 1 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
Select up to 4 other Level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Philosophy of Religion
PHIX246 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Body and Mind
PHIX262 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Business and Professional Ethics
PHIX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Practical Ethics
PHIX242 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Theories of Justice
PHIX357 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
PHIX363 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Film and Philosophy
PHIX365 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Philosophy Capstone
PHIX344 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

The compulsory Capstone unit (PHIX344) must be the last unit taken for this field of study.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 3.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian Politics in a Global Context
POIX101 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Thinking Politically
POIX107 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4
Introduction to Global Politics
POIX108 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4

Select at least four other level 1 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
Select up to four other level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class and Gender
POIX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Australian Public Policy
POIX207 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Middle-East Politics
POIX278 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
International Relations
POIX279 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Political Thought in Action
POIX399 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Creating New States
POIX304 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Australian Foreign Policy
POIX308 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
International Relations of the Middle East
POIX322 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
American Politics
POIX392 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4

The compulsory Capstone unit (POIX399) must be the last unit taken for this field of study.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Living Culture
MECX120 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Seeing Culture: Vision, Visuality and the Senses
MECX121 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Select at least four other level 1 units offered by Macquarie. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
Select up to four other level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
To view the unit price, select the unit name. Check the box beside the unit to add it to your Study Cart.
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Narrative Journalism
MECX210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style
MECX223 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
unAustralian Studies
MECX321 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Ab/Normal Bodies
MECX322 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Genre Writing
MECX340 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Cultural Contexts
MECX350 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Complete the Capstone unit (MECX350) as the last unit.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 3.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Foundations in Gender Studies
GENX110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Australian and Global Societies
SOCX175 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Sociology of Everyday Life
SOCX180 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4

Select at least four other level 1 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
Select up to four other level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 2 units from the following 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Sociology of Media
SOCX279 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Power, Difference and Recognition
SOCX225 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Theories of Modernity
SOCX222 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Methods of Social Research
SOCX224 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Generations: Childhood, Adulthood, Old Age
SOCX298 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4

Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Understanding Contemporary Societies
SOCX325 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Human Services: Organisations, Structures and Policy
SOCX322 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
The Sociology of the Public Sphere
SOCX329 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School
GENX312 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
The Intimate Sphere: Love, Friendship and Family
SOCX315 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4

The compulsory Capstone unit (SOCX325) must be the last unit taken for this field of study.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 3.
Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Complete 1 unit from the following 16 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Myth in the Ancient World
AHIX140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Human Evolution and Diversity
ANTX151 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Culture and Healing
ANTX202 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Literature and the Political
ENGX108 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Foundations in Gender Studies
GENX110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Law, Human Rights and Global Governance
LAWX101 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Big History: An Introduction to World History
MHIX115 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
ANZACs: Australians at War
MHIX205 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4
War and Peace in World History
MHIX211 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Happiness, Goodness and Justice
PHIX132 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Critical Thinking
PHIX137 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Thinking Politically
POIX107 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4
Introduction to Global Politics
POIX108 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Creating New States
POIX304 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Australian and Global Societies
SOCX175 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
The Intimate Sphere: Love, Friendship and Family
SOCX315 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

Complete 1 unit from the following 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Delusions and Disorders of the Mind and Brain
COGX101 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Brain and Language
COGX202 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Language, Culture and Communication
LINX109 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Drugs Across Cultures
ANTX106 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Sustainability, Science and the Law
LAWX102 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Biological Basis of Behaviour
BIOX122 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Science of Sex
BIOX260 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Fall of the Roman Republic
AHIX110 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Myth in the Ancient World
AHIX140 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Near East
AHIX150 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Drugs Across Cultures
ANTX106 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Human Evolution and Diversity
ANTX151 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Biological Basis of Behaviour
BIOX122 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Delusions and Disorders of the Mind and Brain
COGX101 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Education: The Psychological Context
EDUX105 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Education: The Social and Historical Context
EDUX106 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Literature and the Political
ENGX108 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Approaches to English Literature
ENGX120 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Foundations in Gender Studies
GENX110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Introductory Japanese I
JPNX101 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Introductory Japanese II
JPNX102 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Law, Human Rights and Global Governance
LAWX101 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Sustainability, Science and the Law
LAWX102 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Language, Culture and Communication
LINX109 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Living Culture
MECX120 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Seeing Culture: Vision, Visuality and the Senses
MECX121 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The Making of Australia
MHIX109 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
MHIX114 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Big History: An Introduction to World History
MHIX115 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
The Worlds of Early Modern Europe
MHIX121 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4
Mind and World
PHIX131 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Happiness, Goodness and Justice
PHIX132 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Critical Thinking
PHIX137 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Contemporary Security Challenges
PICX110 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Security in an Age of Risk
PICX111 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region
PICX112 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Tactical Counter Terrorism Operations
PICX113 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Australian Politics in a Global Context
POIX101 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Thinking Politically
POIX107 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4
Introduction to Global Politics
POIX108 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Organisational Behaviour
PSYX130 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Introductory Spanish I
SLAX101 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Introductory Spanish II
SLAX102 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Australian and Global Societies
SOCX175 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Sociology of Everyday Life
SOCX180 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern
AHIX202 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Ancient Greek A
AHIX208 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Latin A
AHIX218 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
From Constantine to Justinian: Church and State in Late Antiquity
AHIX221 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age
AHIX241 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Ur to Babylon: A History of Israel from Abraham to the Babylonian Exile
AHIX250 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem
AHIX253 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Context and Content
AHIX254 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Culture and Healing
ANTX202 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Psychological Anthropology
ANTX207 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Science of Sex
BIOX260 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Brain and Language
COGX202 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Creative Writing: A Practical Introduction
ENGX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic
ENGX206 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Children's Literature
ENGX209 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Narrative Journalism
MECX210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Graffiti, Kitsch and Trash: Crimes of Style
MECX223 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
ANZACs: Australians at War
MHIX205 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 SP4
War and Peace in World History
MHIX211 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
European History from the French Revolution to Freud
MHIX221 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Business and Professional Ethics
PHIX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Practical Ethics
PHIX242 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Philosophy of Religion
PHIX246 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Body and Mind
PHIX262 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Homeland Security: Intelligence and Law Enforcement
PICX210 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
National Security: Policy and Strategy
PICX211 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Modern Warfare
PICX212 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
National Resilience: Crisis Response and Emergency Management
PICX213 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class and Gender
POIX201 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Australian Public Policy
POIX207 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Middle-East Politics
POIX278 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
International Relations
POIX279 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Theories of Modernity
SOCX222 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Methods of Social Research
SOCX224 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Power, Difference and Recognition
SOCX225 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Sociology of Media
SOCX279 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Generations: Childhood, Adulthood, Old Age
SOCX298 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
AHIX320 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Prehistory to Pompeii: Archaeology in Ancient Italy
AHIX331 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical
AHIX335 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Animals in the Ancient World
AHIX350 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Ancient History Capstone
AHIX399 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Creative Writing: Narrative and Structure
ENGX307 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Shakespeare and the Renaissance
ENGX309 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Contemporary Australian Children's Literature
ENGX310 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Victorian Literary Culture
ENGX314 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Textual Practices - Capstone Unit
ENGX389 Macquarie - - SP3 -
Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School
GENX312 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
unAustralian Studies
MECX321 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Ab/Normal Bodies
MECX322 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Genre Writing
MECX340 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Cultural Contexts
MECX350 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Making History Capstone Unit
MHIX300 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Australian History Since 1901
MHIX302 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Twentieth Century Europe
MHIX321 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s
MHIX365 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Philosophy Capstone
PHIX344 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Theories of Justice
PHIX357 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Philosophy and Cognitive Science
PHIX363 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Film and Philosophy
PHIX365 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Insecurity, Development and Conflict Analysis
PICX310 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Cyber Security in Practice
PICX311 Macquarie SP1 - SP3 -
Dynamic Simulation and Strategic Planning (Capstone)
PICX312 Macquarie Coming in 2017
Strategies of Political Violence
PICX313 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
Creating New States
POIX304 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Australian Foreign Policy
POIX308 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
International Relations of the Middle East
POIX322 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
American Politics
POIX392 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4
Political Thought in Action
POIX399 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
The Intimate Sphere: Love, Friendship and Family
SOCX315 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
Human Services: Organisations, Structures and Policy
SOCX322 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Understanding Contemporary Societies
SOCX325 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4
The Sociology of the Public Sphere
SOCX329 Macquarie - SP2 - SP4

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Evidence for formal learning

1. Official Academic transcript including all grades, on an institution letterhead. If your supporting documents are in a language other than English, this must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

2. Unit/Subject outlines 

You need to supply a copy of the unit outline to support your request for exemption of units at Macquarie University.

Evidence for informal and non-formal learning

Suitable portfolio items e.g. Certificates from accredited courses, results from other non-credited courses, certificates and statements from employer courses or professional bodies, employment history and position descriptions, employers verifying your knowledge, skill and experience, details of community activities involving significant responsibilities, on-the-job assessment record, performance management reports etc.

To apply please refer to section F on the course application form or contact us at http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/student_connect/ for more information.

You will need to complete an application for RPL form and send to the OUA Program Manager at Macquarie University. There is no charge for Credit applications. For any further questions please contact Macquarie at http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/student_connect/.

To request for a prerequisite waiver, please refer to Macquarie's website at https://ask-portal.insightfulcrm.com/account/pub/display/non_award

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Students are eligible to register for the Macquarie Bachelor of Arts after successfully completing 2 OUA higher education units with a credit average or passing at least four units. These units can be completed with any OUA provider. Students must follow the degree structure in place at the time of their BA registration with the University. Registration is free for all students. Please see the Application tab for details on how to apply for CSP. If you are not eligible for CSP, please complete the non-CSP registration form (Application Form for Undergraduate Studies: Non-CSP and International Applicants).

Please contact us at http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/student_connect/ for further enquiries.

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
(FEE-HELP)
  • 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 can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
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  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

In 2016 the Macquarie unit codes have changed. All units previously studied under the old unit code will be recognized as equivalent.

You must follow the structure in the year of registration. Please contact Macquarie at http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/student_connect/ if you require another copy of your degree structure.

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