Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Program Code

BARTS

Academic Year

2022

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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

Conditions

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

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, comprising:

  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 24 units at Level III.
  3. ARTS Core Competency course to the value of 3 units.
  4. At least one major to the value of 24 units in Arts, including a capstone course; or a major to the value of 33 units in Psychology.
  5. At least one minor to the value of 18 units in Arts; or in International Business, Management, 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 areas of study.
  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 non Arts major to the value of 24 units may be presented from 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
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Media
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
The following non-Arts majors can be taken only as a second major in addition to an Arts major.
  • Marketing

Arts minors are available in

  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Media
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
The following non-Arts minors can be taken in addition to an Arts major:
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
Core Competency Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Competency Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.

Please note:
Students cannot cross-count the ARTS Core Competency course with any other program requirements, including program core courses, majors, minors, or elective lists. Ensure you read the Course Planner carefully to check your eligibility to enrol. If you need advice, seek assistance from the Faculty of Arts.

Core Competency Courses

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category A: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting 3
COMP SCI 1015 Introduction to Applied Programming 3
ECON 1012 Principles of Economics I 3
MATHS 1005 Critical Evaluation in Data Science 3
MDIA 1007 Digital Platforms 3
MDIA 1017 3D Imaging 3
PUB HLTH 1001 Health and Illness in Populations 3
SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction I 3
SCIENCE 1500 Introductory Data Science - Becoming Smart About Data 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category B: Languages and Literacies

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country & Protocols 3
CHIN 1001 Chinese IA 3
CULTST 1001 Approaches to Culture 3
EDUC 1016OL Academic English I 3
EDUC 1017OL Introduction to Online Educational Media 3
ENGL 1112 Writing and Composition 3
FREN 1002 French IA: Beginners' French 3
GEOG 1150 Indigenous Peoples and the Environment 3
GERM 1002 German IA: Beginners' German 3
INDO 1201 Introductory Indonesian Part 1 3
JAPN 1001 Japanese IA 3
LING 1053 Australian Indigenous Languages (Kaurna focus) I 3
LING 1101 The Wonder of Language: an intro to Linguistics 3
LING 1102 Introduction to Language in Culture and Society 3
MGRE 1201 Introductory Modern Greek Part 1 3
MUSGEN 1004 Musics of the World I 3
SPAN 1003 Introduction to Spanish IA 3
SPAN 1003OL Introduction to Spanish IA 3

or

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Category C: Work Integrated Learning

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTSEXP 1001 Crafting Careers 3