Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (BLASc)

Program Code

BLAS

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 Liberal Arts and Sciences provides students with knowledge in both the Humanities and the Sciences. This interdisciplinary program offers students both choice and flexibility in shaping their own course of study.  The program is ideal for students who wish to explore a wide variety of subject areas and for those who wish to follow a specific interest in a particular area of arts or sciences or both. Students have the opportunity to tailor this program to their academic interests. The program is taught by academic staff from both the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of the Arts.

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration
of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences

There shall be a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences the student must complete satisfactorily a program
of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Level I courses not exceeding 33 units.
  2. Level III courses to the value of at least 18 units
  3. Core courses to the value of 27 units
  4. Open electives to the value of 45 units, which must include at least 18 units from the Faculty of Sciences and at least 18 units from the Faculty of Arts
  5. A Science or Arts major may be presented
  6. An Arts minor may be presented
  7. In the case of a major or minor in Indigenous Knowledges and Society students will be required to undertake an additional course to the value of 3 units in lieu of ABORIG 1002 Indigenous Scholarship & Interplay of Knowledges.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 27 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABORIG 1002 Indigenous Scholarship & the Interplay of Knowledges 3
ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind: Freedom and Media 3
PHIL 1101 Argument and Critical Thinking 3
SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction I 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
HIST 2089 History of Science, Technology and Medicine 3
SCIENCE 2500 Communicating Science II 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENGL 2046 English for Professional Purposes 3
ENGL 2110 Academic English II 3

Level III

Courses to the value of 6 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 3004 Science and Society 6
ARTS 3005 Liberal Arts & Sciences Internship 6