Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Code

BARTS

Program Minimum Units

72

Standard Duration

3 Years

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

AQF Level

07

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree program that offers a wide choice of fields to study. It is for students interested in understanding the human condition in all its diversity, finding answers to important questions about human behaviour, cultures and history, and political problems. The program provide students with specialised and transferable skills such as effective communication and creative thinking, adaptability, problem solving and analysis, teamwork, research, and professional and ethical conduct. The program allows students to explore new or existing interests, and allows them to specialise in at least one major and a minor from a range of disciplines. It also includes the opportunity to learn one (or more) of eight languages, plus they can choose to build their cultural skills by studying a semester or two overseas. The degree is designed to build a student's capacity for lifelong learning beyond graduation. BA graduates consistently achieve positions of significance and influence in business, the community, and government and industry, and are ready to deal with different challenges and opportunities throughout their future careers in a range of exciting workplaces.
The Bachelor of Arts is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Arts

There shall be a Bachelor of Arts.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

  1. Level I courses to the value of at least 12 units but not exceeding 24 units
  2. Level II and III courses to the value of at least 48 units, with at least 18 units at Level III
  3. Core courses to the value of 3 units
  4. At least one major to the value of 24 units, including a capstone experience for each major
  5. At least one minor to the value of 18 units in Arts, or in Economics, International Business, Management, and Marketing, or a minor to the value of 21 units in Psychology, unless a second major is presented
  6. The major and minor are to be taken from different disciplines
  7. Elective courses to a maximum of 27 units
  8. Broadening electives to the value of 9 units, only where a second major is presented that is not from the same study area
  9. A second major to the value of 24 units may be presented from Economics, International Business, Management or Marketing.
  10. Level I courses to a minimum of 12 units must be presented before undertaking courses at Level II
  11. Level II courses to a minimum of 6 units must be presented before undertaking courses at Level III
  12. No more than 24 units of elective courses offered outside of the Faculty of Arts

Arts majors are available in

  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies

Arts minors are available in

  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
Core Courses
Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media 3