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ARTS, HUMANITIES,SOCIAL SCIENCES ANDPERFORMING ARTS2021 UNDERGRADUATECOURSE GUIDE

CONTENTSYour life at Monash 2Get career ready 3Internships 3Learning abroad 4Bachelor of Arts 6Bachelor of Arts double degrees 8Diploma of Languages/Diploma of Liberal Arts 9Bachelor’s/Master’s program 10Bachelor of Criminology 12Bachelor of Global Studies 14Bachelor of Media Communication 16Bachelor of Music 18Bachelor of Politics, Philosophyand Economics 20Areas of study 22Areas of study descriptions 23Pathways into Monash Arts 35Academic prerequisites 36Domestic studententry requirements 36International studententry requirements 38How to apply 40Course information fast factsLook for these icons on each course pagefor key information.LocationNOTE: The entry requirements listed on the course pagesare for domestic students only. International student entryrequirements are located on pages 36–39.WHY STUDYWITH MONASHARTS?If your ambition is to explore the world of ideas, cultures andplaces in an environment where you’ll be inspired, supportedand challenged, then Monash Arts is the place to be.We consistently rank in the top 1 per cent ofuniversities worldwide for humanities and socialsciences, so you’ll be graduating from a courserecognised by employers as being exceptional.You’ll be learning from leading experts whoare helping to solve some of the world’smost pressing issues, from border control tointernational development. And while they mayhave international reputations, our academicsare renowned for being approachable, friendlyand keen for you to succeed.Flexibility and choice are also reasons studentstell us they prefer Monash Arts. Flexiblecourse structures mean you can make themost of the amazing opportunities on offer.DEAN ADAIRBachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Or you can select one of our specialist degrees,choosing from the Bachelor of Criminology,Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor ofMedia Communication, Bachelor of Music orBachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.Along the way you’ll shape your own futureas you explore experiences such as studyingoverseas, internships, field trips, doubledegrees, 40 areas of study, and leadership,career and volunteering programs.UNDERSTANDING THE TERMINOLOGYComprehensive degreeAreas of studyIn Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelorof Arts. A comprehensive degree gives youthe choice and flexibility to select your units(subjects), and requires you to complete 24units, including specific requirements such ascompleting an Arts major and an Arts minor.An ‘area of study’ is a field of knowledge– for example, literary studies or sociology.Areas of study are sometimes called‘disciplines’ See pages 23–34.Specialist degreeI chose Monash Arts because I wantedto explore the beginnings of civilisation.As we start living in a more globalisedworld, we’re not thinking aboutmicrocosms anymore. I don’t think of itas studying Ancient Egypt specifically,but human society more broadly.”You can complete a comprehensive degreewith the Bachelor of Arts, allowing you totailor your course to suit your own needs andinterests as they develop. The outcome willbe a degree that’s unique to you.In Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelorof Criminology, Bachelor of Global Studies,Bachelor of Media Communication, Bachelorof Music, and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophyand Economics. You need to complete 24 units,including specific requirements such ascompleting a specialisation. In a specialistdegree, you start studying your chosen areaof study straight away.UnitsSometimes called a subject, units are usuallyworth six credit points. You need to complete144 credit points in a three-year degree. Somesecond-year and third-year units are worth12 credit points, and are counted as two units– these units have a higher workload.TOP 1% IN THE WORLDWe’re ranked in the top 1 per cent of universitiesworldwide for humanities and social sciences.UNIQUE OVERSEASSTUDY EXPERIENCESWe provide overseas study and internationalimmersion experiences for more students thanany other university in Australia. See page 4.INTERNSHIPS ANDINDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPSAll of our courses offer internship experienceseither in Australia or overseas. Build yournetworks and unlock a world of careeropportunities. See page 3.DOUBLE DEGREE OPTIONSYou’re spoilt for choice with more than 40double degree combinations to select from.MajorA major is eight units from the same area ofstudy. In the Bachelor of Arts you can chooseto study one or two majors, and you don’t haveto decide on your major straight away.MinorA minor is four units from the same areaof study.BACHELOR’S/MASTER’S PROGRAMPlan ahead and graduate with a bachelor’s anda master’s degree in four years. See page 10.SpecialisationAn Arts specialisation consists of 10–12units and is a requirement of any of thespecialist degrees.ElectiveBE SUPPORTEDThere are eight units of free electives in yourArts course which can be taken from Arts,Business, IT or Science.There are many ways to engage with universitylife and be supported. Our Peers, Ambassadors,Leaders (PAL) and First in Family (FIF) programsare just two examples of how we support you.See page 2.1

CONTENTSYour life at Monash 2Get career ready 3Internships 3Learning abroad 4Bachelor of Arts 6Bachelor of Arts double degrees 8Diploma of Languages/Diploma of Liberal Arts 9Bachelor’s/Master’s program 10Bachelor of Criminology 12Bachelor of Global Studies 14Bachelor of Media Communication 16Bachelor of Music 18Bachelor of Politics, Philosophyand Economics 20Areas of study 22Areas of study descriptions 23Pathways into Monash Arts 35Academic prerequisites 36Domestic studententry requirements 36International studententry requirements 38How to apply 40Course information fast factsLook for these icons on each course pagefor key information.LocationNOTE: The entry requirements listed on the course pagesare for domestic students only. International student entryrequirements are located on pages 36–39.WHY STUDYWITH MONASHARTS?If your ambition is to explore the world of ideas, cultures andplaces in an environment where you’ll be inspired, supportedand challenged, then Monash Arts is the place to be.We consistently rank in the top 1 per cent ofuniversities worldwide for humanities and socialsciences, so you’ll be graduating from a courserecognised by employers as being exceptional.You’ll be learning from leading experts whoare helping to solve some of the world’smost pressing issues, from border control tointernational development. And while they mayhave international reputations, our academicsare renowned for being approachable, friendlyand keen for you to succeed.Flexibility and choice are also reasons studentstell us they prefer Monash Arts. Flexiblecourse structures mean you can make themost of the amazing opportunities on offer.DEAN ADAIRBachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)Or you can select one of our specialist degrees,choosing from the Bachelor of Criminology,Bachelor of Global Studies, Bachelor ofMedia Communication, Bachelor of Music orBachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics.Along the way you’ll shape your own futureas you explore experiences such as studyingoverseas, internships, field trips, doubledegrees, 40 areas of study, and leadership,career and volunteering programs.UNDERSTANDING THE TERMINOLOGYComprehensive degreeAreas of studyIn Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelorof Arts. A comprehensive degree gives youthe choice and flexibility to select your units(subjects), and requires you to complete 24units, including specific requirements such ascompleting an Arts major and an Arts minor.An ‘area of study’ is a field of knowledge– for example, literary studies or sociology.Areas of study are sometimes called‘disciplines’ See pages 23–34.Specialist degreeI chose Monash Arts because I wantedto explore the beginnings of civilisation.As we start living in a more globalisedworld, we’re not thinking aboutmicrocosms anymore. I don’t think of itas studying Ancient Egypt specifically,but human society more broadly.”You can complete a comprehensive degreewith the Bachelor of Arts, allowing you totailor your course to suit your own needs andinterests as they develop. The outcome willbe a degree that’s unique to you.In Monash Arts, this refers to the Bachelorof Criminology, Bachelor of Global Studies,Bachelor of Media Communication, Bachelorof Music, and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophyand Economics. You need to complete 24 units,including specific requirements such ascompleting a specialisation. In a specialistdegree, you start studying your chosen areaof study straight away.UnitsSometimes called a subject, units are usuallyworth six credit points. You need to complete144 credit points in a three-year degree. Somesecond-year and third-year units are worth12 credit points, and are counted as two units– these units have a higher workload.TOP 1% IN THE WORLDWe’re ranked in the top 1 per cent of universitiesworldwide for humanities and social sciences.UNIQUE OVERSEASSTUDY EXPERIENCESWe provide overseas study and internationalimmersion experiences for more students thanany other university in Australia. See page 4.INTERNSHIPS ANDINDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPSAll of our courses offer internship experienceseither in Australia or overseas. Build yournetworks and unlock a world of careeropportunities. See page 3.DOUBLE DEGREE OPTIONSYou’re spoilt for choice with more than 40double degree combinations to select from.MajorA major is eight units from the same area ofstudy. In the Bachelor of Arts you can chooseto study one or two majors, and you don’t haveto decide on your major straight away.MinorA minor is four units from the same areaof study.BACHELOR’S/MASTER’S PROGRAMPlan ahead and graduate with a bachelor’s anda master’s degree in four years. See page 10.SpecialisationAn Arts specialisation consists of 10–12units and is a requirement of any of thespecialist degrees.ElectiveBE SUPPORTEDThere are eight units of free electives in yourArts course which can be taken from Arts,Business, IT or Science.There are many ways to engage with universitylife and be supported. Our Peers, Ambassadors,Leaders (PAL) and First in Family (FIF) programsare just two examples of how we support you.See page 2.1

YOUR LIFEAT MONASHGET CAREERREADYThe future of work is humanA world of opportunity.University life is the start of an adventure, and with Monash Arts you’ll beinspired by the people you meet, the discoveries you make and the placesyou can go. Find out more: monash.edu/arts/student-lifeYou could be working with a member of state parliament, buildinga school in a developing nation, working behind the scenes at atelevision station, or as a researcher with a non-profit organisation.The opportunities are endless.Written and verbal communicationAdvantages of doing an internshipYou’ll develop strong skills in communication that enable you to expressyour ideas clearly, form an opinion, argue persuasively and think logically.You can even take electives in Academic and Professional Writing toincrease your skills in language, writing and independent learning andfurther your understanding of professional communication. Do an internship overseas and build your intercultural skills at theYou’ll learn how to evaluate complex information, analysethe causes of a problem and suggest alternative solutions.CULTUREON CAMPUSMONASHSPORTWith over 100 groups to choose from,you’ll be sure to find your tribe.Feel the vibe with live musicperformances, amazing food optionsand student club activities.Flex at our sporting centresand swimming pool.Research and interdisciplinary thinkingYou’ll become a productive researcher, synthesising informationfrom different resources in order to answer complicated questions.You’ll graduate with the ability to analyse problems from severaldifferent perspectives and arrive at a solution through recognisinghow each of the alternative approaches influences the others.LeadershipDecision-making, time management and goal-setting are qualitiesyou’ll develop during your course.Career options2STUDY IN STYLEEASY RIDERWORK IT OUTLate night hours in our stunninglibraries make studying a breeze.Our intercampus shuttle makesgetting to class simple.Get a foot in the door and figure outyour dream career path by takingadvantage of Work Integrated Learningand internships.FIRST IN FAMILYBE A PALBUILD YOUR BRANDBeing a trailblazer can be scary.If you’re the first person in your familyto go to uni, we’ll support you withacademic mentoring and get youconnected through social events.Our Peers, Ambassadors, Leadersprogram (PAL) offers support andnetworking opportunities for studentswhile building skills in peer support,mentoring, teamwork and leadership.Kickstart your career through getting abyline in respected student publicationslike Mojo, Lot’s Wife and Esperanto.Work in an organisation as part of yourstudies and get credit towards your course.By studying humanities, social sciences or the performing arts,you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the key skills sought by employers,including agility, lateral thinking and improvisation; skills that surpassautomation and are relevant to all careers.Problem-solving and critical thinkingCLUBSAND SOCIETIESINTERNSHIPSOur graduates go into as many career paths as there are majors.For example, there are linguists helping to improve the quality of lifefor the hearing impaired; social entrepreneurs helping people live moresustainably; and criminologists working on policy change in criminaljustice. For more information about career options, see our areas ofstudy section on pages 23–34. You’ll gain valuable work experience that counts towards your degree. Apply what you’re learning in class to a real‑world context. Gain valuable networking opportunities – you’ll link up with people whocan give you advice and introduce you to groups and networks.same time.Places where our students have interned Global Poverty Project in New YorkThe State Museum of Majdanek in PolandMango CommunicationsLive Performance AustraliaChannel 7Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide CentreErnst & YoungOxfamAustralian Embassy in RomeMelbourne Writers FestivalAmerican Chamber of CommerceKorean Consulate-GeneralPenang House of Music in MalaysiaCreative Innovation GlobalMelbourne Festival.Discover more at monash.edu/arts/WIL-Internships3

YOUR LIFEAT MONASHGET CAREERREADYThe future of work is humanA world of opportunity.University life is the start of an adventure, and with Monash Arts you’ll beinspired by the people you meet, the discoveries you make and the placesyou can go. Find out more: monash.edu/arts/student-lifeYou could be working with a member of state parliament, buildinga school in a developing nation, working behind the scenes at atelevision station, or as a researcher with a non-profit organisation.The opportunities are endless.Written and verbal communicationAdvantages of doing an internshipYou’ll develop strong skills in communication that enable you to expressyour ideas clearly, form an opinion, argue persuasively and think logically.You can even take electives in Academic and Professional Writing toincrease your skills in language, writing and independent learning andfurther your understanding of professional communication. Do an internship overseas and build your intercultural skills at theYou’ll learn how to evaluate complex information, analysethe causes of a problem and suggest alternative solutions.CULTUREON CAMPUSMONASHSPORTWith over 100 groups to choose from,you’ll be sure to find your tribe.Feel the vibe with live musicperformances, amazing food optionsand student club activities.Flex at our sporting centresand swimming pool.Research and interdisciplinary thinkingYou’ll become a productive researcher, synthesising informationfrom different resources in order to answer complicated questions.You’ll graduate with the ability to analyse problems from severaldifferent perspectives and arrive at a solution through recognisinghow each of the alternative approaches influences the others.LeadershipDecision-making, time management and goal-setting are qualitiesyou’ll develop during your course.Career options2STUDY IN STYLEEASY RIDERWORK IT OUTLate night hours in our stunninglibraries make studying a breeze.Our intercampus shuttle makesgetting to class simple.Get a foot in the door and figure outyour dream career path by takingadvantage of Work Integrated Learningand internships.FIRST IN FAMILYBE A PALBUILD YOUR BRANDBeing a trailblazer can be scary.If you’re the first person in your familyto go to uni, we’ll support you withacademic mentoring and get youconnected through social events.Our Peers, Ambassadors, Leadersprogram (PAL) offers support andnetworking opportunities for studentswhile building skills in peer support,mentoring, teamwork and leadership.Kickstart your career through getting abyline in respected student publicationslike Mojo, Lot’s Wife and Esperanto.Work in an organisation as part of yourstudies and get credit towards your course.By studying humanities, social sciences or the performing arts,you’ll gain a thorough grounding in the key skills sought by employers,including agility, lateral thinking and improvisation; skills that surpassautomation and are relevant to all careers.Problem-solving and critical thinkingCLUBSAND SOCIETIESINTERNSHIPSOur graduates go into as many career paths as there are majors.For example, there are linguists helping to improve the quality of lifefor the hearing impaired; social entrepreneurs helping people live moresustainably; and criminologists working on policy change in criminaljustice. For more information about career options, see our areas ofstudy section on pages 23–34. You’ll gain valuable work experience that counts towards your degree. Apply what you’re learning in class to a real‑world context. Gain valuable networking opportunities – you’ll link up with people whocan give you advice and introduce you to groups and networks.same time.Places where our students have interned Global Poverty Project in New YorkThe State Museum of Majdanek in PolandMango CommunicationsLive Performance AustraliaChannel 7Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide CentreErnst & YoungOxfamAustralian Embassy in RomeMelbourne Writers FestivalAmerican Chamber of CommerceKorean Consulate-GeneralPenang House of Music in MalaysiaCreative Innovation GlobalMelbourne Festival.Discover more at monash.edu/arts/WIL-Internships3

LEARNINGABROADAmazing experiences beyond the classroom.Monash Arts has the most extensive overseas study opportunitiesof any university in Australia. Whether you go for two weeks ortwo semesters, there’s a program to suit your interests, curiositiesand study needs.We have partnerships with more than 150 universities worldwide,a study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia. And if you’rea Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies student, you’ll haveaccess to our groundbreaking Global Immersion Guarantee.STUDYING OVERSEAS GIVES YOU AN EDGEResearch shows that students with international study experience: have better grades throughout their degree are more employable once they graduate earn more throughout their career.You’ll expand your worldview through experiencing different culturesand ways of doing things. You’ll build your self-confidence, and bemore adaptable and independent. You’ll also develop skills in effectivecommunication, collaboration and time management.WHERE CAN I GO?Arts study toursPrograms vary in length from two to four weeks. They’retaught intensively so you can complete a full unit in that time.Another bonus is that they run between semesters, whichmeans you can continue to travel after completing yourprogram and you could finish your degree sooner.Some examples of what you could do include: creating journalism stories while joining theEngineers Without Borders study tour of Cambodia undertaking archaeological fieldwork

An Arts specialisation consists of 10–12 units and is a requirement of any of the specialist degrees. Elective There are eight units of free electives in your Arts course which can be taken from Arts, Business, IT or Science. I chose Monash Arts because I wanted to explore the beginnings of civilisation. As we start living in a more globalised