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Study mode

Online; On campus
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Campus locations

Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

6500
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 2; Session 1; Session 2 201760; 201830; 201860

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

Online; On campus

Campus locations

Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

When you study a Bachelor of Arts with CSU you will develop a wide range of skills and make lasting connections that can lead to diverse and rewarding career options. Employers across a range of industries are increasingly looking for candidates with broadly developed skill sets.

Demonstrate to employers a wide range of skills

This degree teaches you to gather information, think critically, assess and interpret evidence, make decisions and communicate clearly.

Study on campus or online

Choose a study mode that suits you best, and study at a pace that matches your work and lifestyle commitments.

A supportive study environment

Our dedicated lecturers and tutors provide ongoing support and exciting learning opportunities.

Study diverse subjects across of range of disciplines

You can select subject areas of particular interest to you. Choose from our wide range of majors and minors, including Art History, Politics, Children's Literature, Islamic Studies, Justice Studies, and Creative Writing. Please note that the offering of some majors and minors in this course is currently under review. This page will be updated with information about changes if and when they occur.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

THL111 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL105 Introduction To Old Testament Studies
THL242 New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
THL113 Being the Church
HSS305 International Exchange
THL208 The Synoptic Gospels
THL106 Introduction To New Testament Studies
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue
THL322 Theology, The Arts And Film

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

The range of subjects available in the Bachelor of Arts, and the ability to focus on areas of interest, opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

Position yourself as a dynamic candidate

Graduates of CSU's Bachelor of Arts are flexible and creative problem-solvers, outstanding communicators and socially, culturally and historically aware citizens. An arts course will qualify you for employment in a wide range of professions across the globe: in private enterprise, government, community organisations and arts institutions.

Combine your degree for specialised employment

You can combine your arts degree with a postgraduate qualification to prepare for specialised employment in teaching, journalism, librarianship, management, psychology or criminology.

Consider a career in teaching

Completing a Bachelor of Arts, followed by CSU's graduate entry Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), is a pathway to a career in secondary teaching. Further study in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) is another option if you're looking become a primary teacher.

The range of subjects available in the Bachelor of Arts, and the ability to focus on areas of interest, opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

Position yourself as a dynamic candidate

Graduates of CSU's Bachelor of Arts are flexible and creative problem-solvers, outstanding communicators and socially, culturally and historically aware citizens. An arts course will qualify you for employment in a wide range of professions across the globe: in private enterprise, government, community organisations and arts institutions.

Combine your degree for specialised employment

You can combine your arts degree with a postgraduate qualification to prepare for specialised employment in teaching, journalism, librarianship, management, psychology or criminology.

Consider a career in teaching

Completing a Bachelor of Arts, followed by CSU's graduate entry Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), is a pathway to a career in secondary teaching. Further study in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) is another option if you're looking become a primary teacher.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Vianney College Credit
For Vianney College students commencing in the Bachelor of Arts.

Any student who has successfully completed three years full-time study at Vianney College will automatically be credited with sixteen 8 point subjects (128 points) towards the Bachelor of Arts.  (The Bachelor of Arts requires the completion of 192 points.)

A student who wishes to include in their Bachelor of Arts a major in Art History or English or Psychology or Sociology will be credited with the following sixteen subjects:

HST05C History Minor (32-points - four subjects);
PHL05C Philosophy Minor (32-points - four subjects);
THL05C Theology Minor (32-points - four subjects);
XYZ03C Three Unspecified Electives (24-points - three subjects) ; and
COM120 Reasoning and Writing (8-points - one subject) (Compulsory subject).
A total of 128-points credit.

A student who wishes to include in their Bachelor of Arts a History major will be credited with the following sixteen subjects:

HST05C History Minor (32-points - four subjects) plus HST010 History credit (8-points - one subject). This represents five History subjects which can contribute to an eight subject History major*;
PHL05C Philosophy Minor (32-points - four subjects);
THL05C Theology Minor (32-points - four subjects);
XYZ02C Two Unspecified Electives (16-points - two subjects); and 
COM120 Reasoning and Writing (8-points - one subject) (Compulsory subject).
A total of 128-points credit.

*The three subjects needed to complete the History Major should include either one level-2 History major subject and two Level-3 History major subjects or three Level-3 History major subjects.

A student who wishes to include in their Bachelor of Arts  a Philosophy major will be credited with the following sixteen subjects:

PHL05C Philosophy Minor (32-points - four subjects) plus PHL010 Unspecified Philosophy credit (8-points - one subject) This represents five Philosophy subjects which can contribute to an eight subject Philosophy major*;
HST05C History Minor (32-points - four subjects);
THL05C Theology Minor (32-points - four subjects);
XYZ02C Two Unspecified Electives (16 points - two subjects); and
COM120 Reasoning and Writing (8-points - one subject) (Compulsory subject).
A total of 128-points credit.

*To complete a Philosophy major, a student with this credit must complete PHL206 and two Level-3 Philosophy Major subjects.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Arts is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Arts is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Arts online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNEALQ
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJABA
DirectOn campusBathurstFPOSYYNIASQ
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYYNKALB
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKAL
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYN211004
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYYN211007
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIALQ

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNEALQ
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJABA
DirectOn campusBathurstFPOSYYNIASQ
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYYNKALB
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKAL
UACOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYN211004
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYYN211007
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIALQ

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Alisha Eade - Bachelor of Arts

"Bachelor of Arts has a lot of different disciplines and a lot of different subjects; it’s up to you how you want to structure it. That’s definitely the best part."

Alisha Eade - Bachelor of Arts

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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You can choose from a combination of the following majors and minors to complete your Arts degree.

Art History

The Art History major is designed to provide a thorough understanding of artworks, artists, and the role of art in society, in the past as well as the present. It introduces a range of theories about why art is produced and how it functions. Students develop their skills in looking at and analysing artworks, and in considering the social context of art and the biography and psychology of the artist. Practical studio skills or previous study in Art History are not essential.

  • Level 1 subjects give a general survey of international movements
  • Level 2 subjects offer a study of Australian art and its native and overseas influences
  • At Level 3, students specialise in periods and themes of particular interest

The major recognises areas of arts practice beyond painting and sculpture. Consideration of other arts and mediums is integrated into the course, with specialised subjects in design, photography and electronic media. Questions about the role and function of the arts in today's society and issues of gender, class and ethnicity are canvassed.

Art History is of relevance to students training to be practitioners in the arts and to those intending to be teachers, arts administrators, librarians, and gallery and museum officers, as well as having a strong non-vocational attraction for art-lovers. Students proceeding to Honours in Art History at CSU have the opportunity to undertake curatorial studies and internships.

All subjects in the major are available on campus or distance education.

Students are provided with extensive study guides and readings. In addition, they have access to specially developed picture resources on the internet, video and CD-ROM.

Community Development and Human Services

The community and human services sector provides the opportunity to apply a range of perspectives derived from the arts and humanities disciplines. In this major, subjects have been chosen to support a student wishing to develop critical knowledge about how communities work, politics and power relations, current social issues confronting communities and how human services not only contribute to strong, resilient and diverse communities but also support individuals and families to be able to contribute and prosper within their communities. Perspectives from sociology, politics, history and welfare all contribute to provide both a depth and breadth of knowledge within this major that is highly relevant to our contemporary world. Investigation and analysis of social issues relating to communities and human services offer graduates a strong foundation for working in administrative and policy areas within the community development and human services fields in either government or non-government organisations.

English

English as an academic discipline involves the study of literature in the English language. Although the reading of literature involves pleasure, it also demands rigour and critical intelligence. In particular, English develops attentiveness to the workings of language that is highly valued in many walks of life.

First-year English subjects provide a broad history of the development of the literature of England until the 19th Century. Subsequently, attention moves to predominantly 19th and 20th Century literature, and to Ireland and to other parts of the world such as America and Australia, which produce literature in English. Subjects are also available on literary theory, children's literature, creative writing and literature and film.

History

We cannot understand current events, and our place in the world, without history. History's concern with the past is essential to questions of identity and national roles. We all use images of the past as a basis for judgment, even if we do so in an unthinking way. The chief role of the academic discipline of history is to ensure that those images are as accurate as possible, based on rigorous study rather than myth or prejudice. History teaching also emphasises the importance of skills such as information seeking, critical thinking, interpreting evidence, and writing coherently and persuasively.

The study of history is essential to understanding the major conflicts and problems of our time. This is true of particular current controversies and of perennial questions. There are national controversies which are dependent upon an understanding of history, such as whether or not Australia should become a republic. International issues, such as why Australian troops have been involved in a series of foreign conflicts, from the Boer War in the 19th Century to the invasion of Iraq in the new millennium, cannot be resolved without historical enquiry. Whenever assessing economic or political arguments, one needs a grasp of 20th Century history. This is all the more urgent in our own time, when mythical and ideological claims are being made and often passed off as 'fact'. For instance, an historian is well able to explain why the border between East Timor and Australia has been undefined and disputed for decades, or why the golden-domed mosque in Jerusalem has become a symbol for competing nationalist claims in the Middle East. Without knowing the past, one cannot really understand these present issues. Historians are valued by the general community for their ability to look beyond the present, and cut away misconceptions.

The study of past human activity ranges from history's more traditional forms, emphasising politics and conflict, to social, economic and cultural concerns. Family and gender relations, race and ethnicity, class relations, the natural and built environment, and the everyday lives of ordinary people are among the fields which now provide the focus for some of the most stimulating work done by historians. The History major, which concentrates on 20th Century history, reflects this variety through its strengths in political, cultural and social history, Australian history and international history. Your study in history begins with introductory subjects at first level, thematic studies at second level and specialised in-depth studies, which build on existing work at third level.

Studying history will enhance employment prospects in a variety of fields. Particular areas of employment include administration, the media, teaching, research, librarianship, archival, museum and heritage positions. History provides skills relevant to future employment - skills in information seeking, critical thinking, assessing, interpreting and judging evidence and writing abilities highly sought in today's world of information and communication.

Postgraduate diplomas in areas such as education, journalism, management, information management or curatorship add to the employability of history graduates. In addition, the history major can provide the basis for further study towards an Honours degree in history, and Master and Doctoral programs.

Indigenous Studies

The Indigenous Studies major and minor sequence of study offers students the exciting opportunity to build expertise and competency in the discipline of Indigenous Australian Studies. The major covers Indigenous Australia from a variety of standpoints: history, society, culture and experience. Indigenous Studies subjects have been established with the University's innovative Centre for Indigenous Studies. Students from all other Arts majors will find subjects closely related to their main areas of disciplinary interest. Students are able to pursue a sustained pattern of study that will afford a profound engagement with the Indigenous histories and cultures of Australia. In first year, students are offered core studies in Indigenous Australian culture and society, before more specialised options ranging from literature to history in Indigenous Australian contexts.

Philosophy

Philosophy as an academic practice arises out of the attempt to answer questions that cannot be resolved simply by discovering more facts. Anyone who has ever asked themselves whether a loving God could allow suffering in the world, what the limits of loyalty to friends should be, or whether democracy is necessarily the best political system, has in fact been asking philosophical questions. Thus Philosophy arises from common questions and makes use of a standard way of approaching those questions. Over thousands of years of history Philosophy has developed a rich body of techniques and methods. In recent years philosophers have engaged with problems of 'applied ethics' such as business and professional morality, new technology, and rights of access to medical treatment. Philosophy emphasises clarity and economy of thought and expression, and especially the offering and evaluation of reasons in support of claims.

The Philosophy major at Charles Sturt University gives students access to this rich body of philosophical method and discussion. It has an emphasis on ethics and social philosophy, enabling it to complement the professional disciplines taught within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Psychology

The choice of Psychology as a major or minor is appealing to many students, due to its focus on human behaviour and thinking. A Psychology major offers a diversity of subject material, as psychologists have studied almost every aspect of human activity. Students learn psychology's methods of enquiry as well as its discoveries.

The Bachelor of Arts with a Psychology major is NOT a pathway to accreditation at a Psychologist. For those students who wish to gain accreditation, students should enrol in the Bachelor of Psychology or the Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), both of which are available on campus at Bathurst or Wagga Wagga, or by distance education.

Policy Studies

A major in policy studies at CSU offers selected subjects from different perspectives – politics, sociology, history and economics - that are critical to understanding policy development and contemporary policy issues within an Australian and international perspective. An ability to analyse, interpret and contribute to development of policy, along with strong critical and communication skills gives graduates with this major a sound foundation for employment within government departments, particularly those dealing with international relations and trade, and in the private sector. Policy development and analysis roles are also to be found within other government and non-government organisations.

Politics

The study of political science as a major or minor enables students to gain a sound grasp of the nature of political systems and their workings. The major in politics offers a balance between international patterns in politics such as international relations and local Australian government and history. Students also have the possibility of studying the interrelationship of politics and media representation, as well as how political systems interact with the justice system. In the course of studying politics, the nature of political representation, its history, and its different manifestations around the world will be studied. The Politics major is taught on campus at Bathurst, with distance education options available.

Sociology

Sociology is the science of society, studying ways in which societies operate by focusing on their constituent parts, their structure and process. Sociologists are interested in small social units, families, gangs, communes, sports teams and so on, and the connection between these and large institutions such as political, economic and legal systems. Sociologists aim to achieve as comprehensive and profound an understanding as possible of the whole structure of the society, its strengths, weaknesses and problems, and of the forces that cause social problems.

In simple terms, sociologists are interested in people and the way they relate to others. In studying social life, sociologists seek to understand human behaviour, identify the factors which guide or direct social life and the causes of problems, and attempt to provide explanations for the ills of modern societies, also proposing ways of responding to these social issues and problems. As a consequence, those who study Sociology are expected to acquire insights into the nature of their social surroundings and will be able to reach an informed opinion on contemporary social issues.

They will also acquire analytical and critical skills that will be of use in their personal growth and development as well as in many fields of employment.

Subject levels
  • No more than 10 Level 1 subjects (80 points) may be counted towards the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Qt least five subjects (40 points) must be taken at Level 3.
  • And some subjects require successful completion of other prerequisite subjects. These prerequisites may be determined from the subject descriptions in the Handbook.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

BACHELOR OF ARTS
The course, which comprises 192 points, consists of a combination of Majors and Minors (128 points), 2 core subjects (16 points), and 6 unrestricted electives (48 points). Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

All students must complete EITHER two Majors OR one Major and two Minors.

The course structure is as follows:

* 2 x 8-subject Majors selected from List A OR
* 1 x 8-subject Major selected from List A  PLUS 2 x 4 subject minor selected from List B.
* 1 compulsory Indigenous subject - choose from IKC101, IKC102, IKC103, IKC200, IKC201, IKC202, IKC300, IKC302, IKC303 or any other IKC subject offered; THL225 / THL328 would also meet this requirement.
* 1 compulsory subject COM120 Reasoning and Writing.
* 6 unrestricted electives (48 points) 

In selecting areas of study and subjects, the following rules apply:

* No more than 15 subjects can be taken from any one discipline area.
* No more than 6 subjects may be taken from outside Lists A and B.
* No more than 10 x Level 1 subjects may be counted towards the degree.
* At least 5 x Level 3 subjects must be completed.
* A student completing a minor in Indigenous Studies is free to choose an additional elective in place of the compulsory Indigenous subject.
* Unrestricted elective subjects may be selected from any area within CSU, subject to any other restrictions.

A discipline is defined as follows:

Art History: all subjects with ART or VIS codes
English: all subjects with LIT or WRT codes, plus COM327
History: all subjects with HST codes, plus COM225 and COM226
Philosophy: all subjects with PHL codes plus POL205
Psychology: all subjects with PSY codes
Sociology: all subjects with SOC codes, plus COM219.

LIST A: MAJORS
Art History
Community Development and Human Services
English
History
Indigenous Studies
Philosophy
Politics
Policy Studies
Psychology
Sociology

LIST B: MINORS
Art History
Children's Literature
Community Development and Human Services
Economics
English
Ethics
History
Indigenous Studies
Islamic Studies
Justice Studies
Language and Culture
Mathematics
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Politics
Psychology
Sociology
Theology
Writing

In special circumstances the Course Coordinator may approve Minors in disciplines not listed above.

MAJORS

ART HISTORY MAJOR

Level 1

ART113 European Art 1850-1920: Origins of Modernity
ART114 Modern Art - Twentieth Century 1920-1970

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
ART240 Introduction to Islamic Art and Design

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
ART304 Aspects of Design
ART318 The Body in Art
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
ART317 Art and Books
ART318 Body in Art

NOTE: Some Level 3 subjects may be offered in rotation from year to year.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN SERVICES MAJOR

Level 1
HCS111 Introduction to Social Welfare
Plus either
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care
Or
HCS102 Communication and Human Services

Level 2
LES202 Contemporary Issues in Community Development

And at least two of the following:

POL210 Politics of Identity
SOC205 Social Research
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
WEL228 Disability Issues for Families
SOC226 Rural Sociology

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC302 Environment and Society
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives


ENGLISH MAJOR

Level 1 (choose 2 subjects)
LIT107 English Literature 1
LIT108 English Literature 2
LIT111 Texts and Meanings
*LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
LIT201 Irish Literature
LIT212 American Literature
LIT214 Australian Literature
LIT216 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT218 The 'Woman Question' in Nineteenth-Century England and America
LIT219 Drugs and Alcohol in Literature
**LIT220 Screenwriting
**LIT221 Creative Writing
**WRT210 Writing for Publication
*LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
COM327 Literature and Film
LIT301 Modernism
LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing
LIT303 The English Novel from Austen to Lawrence
LIT315 Author in Context: Special Literary Study
*LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
*LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens
**WRT301 Life Writing

NOTE:
*A student may include in their English major no more than two of LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition, LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism, LIT324 Australian Children's Literature and LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens.
** A student may include in their English major no more than two of LIT220 Screenwriting, LIT221 Creative Writing, WRT210 Writing for Publication and WRT301 Life Writing.


HISTORY MAJOR

Level 1

HST101 The Contemporary World 1
HST102 The Contemporary World 2

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
HST201 Colonial Australia
HST204 Twentieth Century Australia
HST210 Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST212 Film and History
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
HST214 Medieval World

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
HST301 International History from 1945
HST303 Literature and Society
HST308 Australia and Asia
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives
HST311 Philosophy of History

NOTE: Some Level 2 and Level 3 subjects may be offered in rotation from year to year.


INDIGENOUS MAJOR

Level 1
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

Level 2
IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Realities
And at least one from the following:
IKC201 Comparative Indigenous Studies
IKC202 Indigenous Australians and Literature
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
COM217 Indigenous Peoples Portrayals and Representation
THL225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality

Level 3
IKC300 Politics of Race and Representation
And at least two from the following:
IKC302 Human Rights and Indigenous Australians
IKC303 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control
THL328 Reconciliation: the theological/political nexus in Indigenous public policy


PHILOSOPHY MAJOR

Level 1
PHL101 Applied Ethics
PHL103 Theories of Human Nature

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PHL201 Critical Reasoning
PHL202 Ethical Theory
POL205 Political Ideas
PHL206 Problems of Philosophy
PHL209 Theories of Justice

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
PHL302 Values and Decisions
PHL304 Philosophy of Science
PHL305 The Self


POLITICS MAJOR

Level 1

POL111 International Relations*
POL110 Australian History and Politics

Level 2 (choose at least 2 subjects)
POL205 Political Ideas
POL210 Politics of Identity
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
POL213 Australian Government and Politics**

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
POL305 Politics and the Media
HST301 International History from 1945
HST308 Australia and Asia
THL328 Reconciliation: The Theological/Political Nexus in Indigenous Public Policy
IKC300 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Race and Representation
IKC303 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control

NOTE:
*POL111 replaces POL212 and students who have done POL212 cannot do POL111.
**POL213 replaces POL101, and students who have done POL101 cannot do POL213.



POLICY STUDIES MAJOR

Level 1

POL110 Australian History and Politics
POL111 International Relations

Level 2
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

Level 3
SOC308 Community Analysis
and either
HST308 Australia and Asia
or
ECO320 International Economics


PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR (NON-ACCREDITED)

An 8-subject Psychology major, not accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), is chosen in the following way:

Level 1
PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2

Level 2
PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

And at least two from the following:

PSY202 Developmental Psychology
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY208 Biopsychology

Level 3 (choose at least 2 subjects)
PSY301 Advanced Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology#
PSY304 Psychopathology
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition
PSY308 Psychology of Learning#
PSY309 Qualitative Research Methods#

# Students studying online must attend a compulsory residential school for this subject.


SOCIOLOGY MAJOR

Level 1
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality

Level 2
SOC205 Social Research

And at least one from the following:

SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC212 Class: Images and Reality
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
SOC220 Living in a Global World
SOC226 Rural Sociology

Level 3
SOC303 Sociological Theory

And at least one from the following:

SOC302 Environment and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society
SOC316 Animals and Society


MINORS

ART HISTORY MINOR
ART113 European Art 1850-1920: Origins of Modernity
ART114 Modern Art - Twentieth Century 1920-1970

And any two of the following:

ART210 Australian Art to 1939
ART215 Australian Art from 1939
ART222 Art, Technology and Culture
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
ART240 Introduction to Islamic Art and Design
ART310 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART316 Italian Renaissance Art
ART317 Art and Books

NOTE: Some Level 3 subjects may be offered in rotation from year to year.


CHILDREN'S LITERATURE MINOR
LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition
LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism
LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN SERVICES MINOR
HCS111 Introduction to Social Welfare
Plus either
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care
Or
HCS102 Communication and Human Services

Plus any two from the following:

LES202 Contemporary Issues in Community Development
POL210 Politics of Identity
SOC205 Social Research
SOC 215 Gender, Family and Society
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
WEL228 Disability Issues for Families
SOC 226 Rural Sociology
SOC 308 Community Analysis
SOC302 Environment and Society
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives


ECONOMICS MINOR
ECO130 Business Economics

And three of the following:

ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO240 Forecasting for Business
ECO320 International Economics
ECO355 Contemporary Economic Issues


ENGLISH MINOR
Two of the following:

LIT107 English Literature 1
LIT108 English Literature 2
LIT111 Texts and Meanings
*LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition

And any two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

LIT201 Irish Literature
LIT212 American Literature
LIT214 Australian Literature
LIT216 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT218 The 'Woman Question' in Nineteenth-Century England and America
LIT219 Drugs and Alcohol in Literature
LIT220 Screenwriting
LIT221 Creative Writing
WRT210 Writing for Publication
*LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism
COM327 Literature and Film
LIT301 Modernism
LIT302 Contemporary Australian Writing
LIT303 The English Novel from Austen to Lawrence
LIT315 Author in Context: Special Literary Study
*LIT324 Australian Children's Literature
*LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens
WRT301 Life Writing

NOTE:
"A student may include in their English minor no more than two of LIT124 Children's Literature: the Oral Tradition, LIT224 Children's Literature: Fantasy and Realism, LIT324 Australian Children's Literature and LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens.



ETHICS MINOR
PHL101 Applied Ethics
PHL202 Ethical Theory

And any two of the following:

PHL103 Theories of Human Nature
PHL209 Theories of Justice
PHL302 Values and Decisions
POL205 Political Ideas


HISTORY MINOR
HST101 The Contemporary World 1
HST102 The Contemporary World 2

And any two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

HST201 Colonial Australia
HST204 Twentieth Century Australia
HST210 Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST212 Film and History
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
HST214 Medieval World
HST301 International History from 1945
HST303 Literature and Society
HST308 Australia and Asia
HST310 Drugs and Alcohol: Historical Perspectives
HST311 Local History in Context

INDIGENOUS MINOR
IKC102 Indigenous Australian Cultures
IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

And

IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Realities

And one of the following subjects:

IKC201 Comparative Indigenous Studies
IKC202 Indigenous Australians and Literature
COM217 Indigenous Peoples Portrayals and Representation
ART223 Australian Aboriginal Art
IKC300 Politics of Race and Representation
IKC302 Human Rights and Indigenous Australians
IKC303 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Control
THL 225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality
THL328 Reconciliation: the theological/political nexus in Indigenous public policy

ISLAMIC STUDIES MINOR
ISL151 Islam in the Modern World

And any three of the following, with at least 1 at Level 2:

ART240 Introduction to Islamic Art and Design
ISL260 Introduction to Arabic Reading
ISL261 Beginner Arabic Language 1
ISL353 World Religions in Australia
ISL355 Women in Islam
ISL383 Islamic History: Caliphate Era


JUSTICE STUDIES MINOR
JST110 Law and Society
JST205 Criminology
PHL209 Theories of Justice

And one of the following:

PSY211 Psychology of Crime
JST201 Criminal Law and Process
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST204 Crime, Delinquency and Social Welfare
JST222 Policing and Society
JST302 Criminological Perspectives on Social Problems
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society
JST321 Government, Civil Society and Justice


MATHEMATICS MINOR
MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications
MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications

And any two from the following:

MTH203 Numerical Methods
MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
MTH219 Linear Algebra
MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations


PHILOSOPHY MINOR
PHL101 Applied Ethics

And any three of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

PHL103 Theories of Human Nature
PHL201 Critical reasoning
PHL202 Ethical Theory
POL 205 Political ideas
PHL206 Problems of Philosophy
PHL209 Theories of Justice
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
PHL302 Values and Decisions
PHL304 Philosophy of Science
PHL305 The Self


POLITICS MINOR
Two of the following:

POL111 International Relations*
POL106 Government and Police
POL110 Australian History and Politics

And any two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

POL205 Political Ideas
POL210 Politics of Identity
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
POL213 Australian Government and Politics**
POL305 Politics and the Media
HST301 International History from 1945
HST308 Australia and Asia
THL328 Reconciliation: The Theological/Political Nexus in Indigenous Public Policy
IKC300 Indigenous Australians and the Politics of Race and Representation
IKC303 Indigenous Australians and Politics of Control

NOTE:
*POL111 replaces POL212, and students who have done POL212 cannot do POL111.
**POL213 replaces POL101, and students who have done POL101 cannot do POL213.



POLICY STUDIES MINOR
POL110 Australian History and Politics
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

And any of the following with at least one at Level 2:

SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
POL213 Australian Government and Politics
HST308 Australia and Asia
SOC308 Community Analysis


PSYCHOLOGY MINOR
Students must complete two subjects at Level 1:

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2

And two other subjects selected from Level 2 and Level 3 PSY subjects for which the pre-requisites have been met, with at least one of these subjects being at Level 2.


SOCIOLOGY MINOR
SOC101 Introductory Sociology or
SOC108 Sociology of Health and
SOC102 Social Inequality

And two from the following, with at least one at Level 2:

SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC205 Social Research
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
SOC220 Living in a Global World
SOC226 Rurality in a Globalised World
SOC303 Sociological Theory
SOC302 Environment and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society
SOC316 Sociology of Animals


THEOLOGY MINOR
Two subjects from:

THL105 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL106 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL111 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL113 Being the Church

And two of the following, with at least one at Level 2:

THL208 Synoptic Gospels
THL211 Creation and Ecology
THL225 Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality
THL231 Christianity in Australian History
THL242 New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
THL245 God, Humanity and Difference
PHL301 Philosophy of Religion
THL322 Theology, Arts and Film
THL326 Theological Ethics
THL329 World Religions
THL334 Interfaith Dialogue


WRITING MINOR
Any four of the following:

LIT220 Screenwriting
LIT221 Creative Writing
WRT210 Writing for Publication
WRT301 Life Writing
LIT325 Writing for Children and Teens


LANGUAGE AND CULTURE MINOR
Students may do an International Exchange Program as part of their Bachelor of Arts. This program counts as a minor in the degree and is equivalent to 32 credit points. The minor, or part thereof, is achieved by a student successfully completing studies in an approved program at a CSU Exchange Partner University.

International Exchange
HSS305 International Exchange is worth 8 points and can be counted as an elective. This subject is provided in recognition of students' full and compliant participation in an International Short Term Program. Programs will comprise 120-140 hours learning in a cultural and educational program in an international setting involving students engaging in studies of culture, language, history, art, etc. with visits to sites of cultural and educational significance, and intercultural engagement with local people. These activities may take place within the context of a professional work placement. However, workplace placements, in this subject, do not contribute to professional accreditation hours. The Social Work Exchange program does not qualify for this subject.

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the requirements for their majors and minors. It is expected that students will complete Level 1 subjects before progressing to Level 2 subjects, and Level 2 subjects before progressing to Level 3 subjects for each of their majors and minors.

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (normally equivalent to 24 subjects), no more than 64 points of which may have been taken outside the Faculty of Arts.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

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Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
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