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K90 Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts course at ECU enables you to pursue your passion and career goals simultaneously. You will have a unique opportunity to design a cross-disciplinary course according to your personal interests, perhaps in creative writing from the perspective of a deep commitment to ecological issues, or a future in political journalism, underpinned by expertise in a second language such as Japanese. The course structure enables you to combine Arts subjects with either another Major from any University discipline or a series of electives, from the sciences to business, law and psychology. We also encourage work-related placement. To help you create exactly the undergraduate experience you want for your anticipated professional life, we provide ongoing, professional support throughout your undergraduate course.


Standard University admission requirements apply.


Applicants for the advanced language majors will require WACE 3A/3B, or equivalent language skills in the relevant language.


There are additional special conditions for entry into the Japanese Major or Minor:


Native speakers of Japanese who have completed their compulsory education in Japan and/or in a Japanese educational institution overseas (i.e., six years at primary and three years at junior high school) are not eligible to enrol in a Japanese Major or Minor. Other background speakers of Japanese may be requested to complete two Lingusitics (LST) units instead of JLS1165 and JLS1275 as part of their Major or Minor.

This course is available on Mt Lawley Campus.

Other locations will be considered as the programme develops.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.

The course will be delivered predominantly on campus, with some online units available. For the moment, students should expect to complete the major portion of the degree on campus, in seminars, lectures, tutorials and workshops.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a 360 credit point (24 unit) award, structured as follows:


1. A foundation program of 30 credit points (2 units) in the first year;
2. A Major program of 120 credit points (8 units) at first and upper level (Majors are listed below);
3. A Minor program of 75 credit points (5 units) at first and upper level (Minors are listed below);
4. A capstone unit (15 credit points) in the final semester to prepare students for pathways into work or further research.



120 credit points (8 units) of electives, which may be electives from across the University, or students can choose a second Major.

Students must complete the following foundation program of two units in the first year of study:
HMN1101 Home and Away: Introducing the Humanities 15
HMN1102 What is Knowledge? 15
In addition, students must complete the following capstone unit in their final semester of study:
HMN3111 BA Preparation for Professional Life 15
MAAAGJChildren's Literature Major
MAAADMEnglish Major
MAAAEKFrench Major
MAAAEMFrench Major
MAAADBGeography Major
MAAADLGlobal Studies Major
MAAAESHistory Major
MAAAHTIndigenous Studies Major
MAAADCJapanese Major
MAAADDJapanese Major
MAAAHYMuseum Studies Major
MAAAEUPolitics and Government Major
MAAAGXSocial Sciences Major
MAAAEVWriting Major
MIAAEXChildren's Literature Minor
MIAADSEditing Minor
MIAAFBEnglish Minor
MIAAFHFrench (Introductory) Minor
MIAAFIFrench (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAFAGeography Minor
MIAAEZGlobal Studies Minor
MIAAEYHistory Minor
MIAAFJJapanese (Introductory) Minor
MIAAFKJapanese (Post ATAR) Minor
MIAAFDMuseum Studies Minor
MIAAFFPolitics and Government Minor
MIAAEWSocial Sciences Minor
MIAAFEWriting Minor
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010