Course

Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars)

Approved Abbreviation: BIntlSt(DeansSchol)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1739.1

AQF Level: 7

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 2015 or later.

This course examines the relationship of nations, cultures, languages and systems of government within the international system. It develops students’ capacity to analyse the historical development of relations among nation states and contemporary political, social and cultural issues, such as globalisation, transnationalism and migration.

International Studies allows students to combine studies from a range of discipline areas, including Asian and Islamic Studies, cultural and social analysis, history, politics and philosophy, and modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Japanese). The course provides for one semester study abroad during three years of full-time study.

This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Dean’s Scholars program are automatically enrolled in The Academy at Western Sydney University, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed knowledge: two units of HSC English.

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

ATAR score of at least 90 required.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local 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 Western Sydney University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

UAC

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete the four Bachelor of Arts (BA) core units

100958Australia and the World
100846Analytical Reading and Writing
100968Texts and Traditions
100960Contemporary Society

Students must also complete units in the following, as per the chosen course structure

Major - International Relations and Asian Studies

M1055International Relations and Asian Studies

Sub-major

A sub-major in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Japanese must be undertaken in conjunction with the major.

Bankstown campus

SM1077Arabic
SM1078Chinese
SM1112Indonesian
SM1080Japanese

Parramatta campus

SM1078Chinese
SM1080Japanese

B International Studies Summary Course Structure without Study Abroad Beginner’s Level of Language Skills

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 1 Language unit

101442Asia in the World

Spring session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 1 Language unit

101956Introduction to International Relations

Year 2

Autumn session

100277Politics of Australia and Asia Relations

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2 Language unit

And one elective

Spring session

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2 Language unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

And three electives

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

And three electives

B International Studies Summary Course Structure Study Abroad semester option for students with Beginner’s Level of Language Skills

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 1 Language unit

101442Asia in the World

Spring session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 1 Language unit

101956Introduction to International Relations

Year 2

Autumn session

100277Politics of Australia and Asia Relations

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2 Language unit

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2 Language unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

And three electives

Spring session

Study Abroad semester

B International Studies Summary Course Structure without Study Abroad Intermediate or Advanced Level of Language Skills

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 2 Language unit

101442Asia in the World

Spring session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

101956Introduction to International Relations

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

100277Politics of Australia and Asia Relations

Level 2 Language unit

And two electives

Spring session

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 3 Language unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 3 Language unit

And one elective

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

And three electives

B International Studies Summary Course Structure with Year 2 Study Abroad semester option, for students with Intermediate or Advanced Level of Language Skills

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 2 Language unit

101442Asia in the World

Spring session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 2 Language unit

101956Introduction to International Relations

Year 2

Autumn session

100277Politics of Australia and Asia Relations

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 3 Language unit

And one elective

Spring session

Study Abroad semester

Year 3

Autumn session

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 3 Language unit

And one elective

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

And two electives

B International Studies Summary Course Structure with Year 3 Study Abroad semester option, for students with Intermediate or Advanced Level of Language Skills

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

Level 2 Language unit

101442Asia in the World

Spring session

BA Core unit

BA Core unit

101956Introduction to International Relations

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

100277Politics of Australia and Asia Relations

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2 Language unit

And one elective

Spring session

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 3 Language unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

101957The Asian Century

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 3 Language unit

And one elective

Spring session

Study Abroad semester

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

Students in Advanced courses may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Applied Leadership or Critical Thinking.

SM3082.1 Applied Leadership

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

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

Indigenous Australian Studies Major

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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