Course

Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

Approved Abbreviation: BA(DeansSchol)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1655.2

CRICOS Code: 071557G


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2010 or 2011.

Commencement Year 2008 and 2009 - 1655.1 Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)

The Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s Scholars) degree will provide you with the opportunity to participate in a tailored mentoring and advanced academic study program. Throughout the degree you will develop superior knowledge and confidence to graduate a step ahead in your career. This degree has been designed to extend your knowledge and understanding of key disciplines within the Bachelor of Arts. Throughout the degree, you will be invited to participate in the academic and research life of the College of Arts including symposia and academic seminars. Through regular meetings with senior leadership staff at the College of Arts, we will help you plan your studies and opportunities to explore further advancement at UWS.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Dianne Dickenson
  • Course Advisor(s) with signing rights - Assoc Prof Carol Liston

Study Mode
Standard Mode: Three years full-time or six years part-time. Accelerated Mode: Two and a half years full-time or five years part-time. Classes are generally offered during the day. For progression requirements consult UWS policy on the web at: www.uws.edu.au

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Peter MauchenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Students demonstrating successful completion of relevant studies at other tertiary institutions prior to enrolment may be granted advanced standing for those studies, in accordance with current UWS policy.

Admission

Assumed knowledge: two units of HSC English at Band 4.

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

UAI of at least 90

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to the University of Western Sydney via the International Office Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

http://uws.edu.au/international

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points.

Core Components

The core component is made up of the following BA core units

100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions
100846Analytical Reading and Writing
101182Behaviour and Environment
100928Linguistics
101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism
100965Media and Visual Cultures

BA core Advanced units

101515Australia and the World (Advanced)
101516Contemporary Society (Advanced)
101517Media and Visual Cultures (Advanced)
101518Text and Traditions (Advanced)

Majors

All students must complete a Major. Explanation of these Majors can be found under the program listings below.

Note: Not all majors are available on Bankstown and Penrith, please check availability.

M1026Arabic
M1032Asian Studies and International Relations
M1027Chinese
M1034Cultural and Social Analysis
M1035English, Text and Writing
M1031Global Studies
M1033History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1036Islamic Studies
M1029Italian
M1028Japanese
M1037Linguistics
M1025Media and Visual Cultures

(previously Art History and Cinema Studies)

M1040Psychology
M1024Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy
M1030Spanish

Sub-majors

Note: Not all sub-majors are available on Bankstown and Penrith, please check availability.

SM1034Arabic
SM1042Asian Studies and International Relations
SM1035Chinese
SM1043Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1044English, Text and Writing
SM1040Global Studies
SM1041History and Political Thought
SM1051Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions
SM1049Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1050Indigenous Economics
SM1045Islamic Studies
SM1036Italian
SM1037Japanese
SM1046Linguistics
SM1033Media and Visual Cultures

(previously Art History and Cinema Studies)

SM1048Psychology
SM1032Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy
SM1038Spanish

Recommended Sequence Standard Mode

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Year 2

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Year 3

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major unit (Humanities Internship)

Elective unit

Elective unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major unit (Applied Critical Methods)

Elective unit

Elective unit

Recommended Sequence Accelerated Mode

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Spring session

BA core unit (Advanced)

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Year 2

Autumn session

BA core unit (Advanced)

Major unit

Major unit

Major unit

Spring session

BA core unit (Advanced)

BA core unit

Major unit

Elective unit

Year 3

Summer session

Elective Research placement unit

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit (Applied Critical Methods)

Elective unit

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for majors and sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers majors and sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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