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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies - 793AA

Course Code: 793AA
Course Version: 8
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362203
CRICOS Code: 047934K
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Broaden your horizons with international studies

The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies takes your interest in global issues and turns it into an exciting career.  You will develop a broader understanding of cultural diversity as you explore the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in regional and global arenas.  You will also gain a practical awareness of cultural dynamics in the workplace. Graduates develop the analytical skills required to help resolve political, social and economic challenges around the globe.

Study a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at UC and you will:

  • engage with theories and insights from a variety of disciplines, including: development studies, communications, economics, film and literature, history and philosophy, law, religious studies and sociology.
  • attain interdisciplinary understanding of global issues
  • analyse current world event
  • develop your critical analysis and evaluation skills.

Work-integrated learning

The highly popular Student Exchange Program allows you to study overseas for a semester, not only receiving full credit towards your degree but gaining valuable experience and fresh perspectives along the way.

Career Opportunities

  • Human rights and development agencies
  • Community and not-for-profit organisations
  • Government departments

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate degree course.

Enquiries

Prospective Students
Please email study@canberra.edu.au or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au Ph 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University's Admissions Committee.

Additional Admission Requirements

None

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies BA IntlSt

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $27,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The course gives students an opportunity to attain interdisciplinary understanding of global issues. It helps them understand the connection between geography, history, politics and cultures of global communities. Problem Solving - Ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions. Analysis and Inquiry - Ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
The course develops students' ability to understand and analyse current world events, by contextualising and communicating them in relation to relevant global developments and processes. Analysis and Inquiry - Ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way. Problem Solving - Ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
The course introduces students to a range of academic fields and approaches its themes and topics from a variety of multi-disciplinary perspectives, and improves their ability to engage in critical analysis of knowledge and practices. Communication - Ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries. Working Independently and with Others - Ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively. Analysis and Inquiry - Ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way. Problem Solving - Ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Students will have the analytical skills required to understand and evaluate the global socio-economic impact on cultures and communities. Analysis and Inquiry - Ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative in sightful way. Problem Solving - Ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions. Professionalism and Social Responsibility - Capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefits of others and the environment.
The course equips students with skills needed for generation of creative ideas and problem solving. The course provides an internship unit and a minor in professional skills which aims to develop skills needed in workplaces. Communication - Ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries. Working Independently and with Others - Ability to plan own work, be self-directed, use interpersonal skills and attitude to work collectively. Analysis and Inquiry - Ability to gather information, analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way. Problem Solving - Ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters. Students undertaking an International Exchange program may require an additional semester.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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