Course

Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars)

Approved Abbreviation: BIntlSt(DeansSchol)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1739.2

AQF Level: 7

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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 2017 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2015-2016 - 1739.1 Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholars)

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Di Dickenson

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 UWS, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.

Students in this course also have the opportunity to complete a semester of study overseas and receive advanced standing towards their majors, sub majors or electives. They are encouraged to do so but must discuss this with a course advisor.

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). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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.

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

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

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 for Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced language skill

  • Major - International Relations and Asian Studies
  • Sub-major in language other than English (see Sub-Majors listed below)
  • 20 credit points Dean’s Scholars pool units (listed below)
  • Plus 60 credit points of elective units

Major - International Relations and Asian Studies

M1055International Relations and Asian Studies

Sub-majors

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

Bankstown campus

SM1077Arabic
SM1078Chinese
SM1112Indonesian
SM1080Japanese
SM1128Immersion Language

Parramatta campus

SM1078Chinese
SM1080Japanese
SM1128Immersion Language

Students at either Bankstown or Parramatta campus may complete the Immersion Language sub-major which covers languages that are not taught at Western Sydney University.

Dean’s Scholars Pool Units

Students must complete at least 20 credit points from the following Dean’s Scholar’s pool units.

102193International Special Study
101173Internship
102211Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking
301069Research Stories
301072Innovation Lab
102250Ethical Leadership
301070Logic, Rhetoric and Argumentation
102212Internship and Community Engagement

Language Skill Level: Beginner - Course Structure Summary without Study Abroad

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

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

And two electives

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

And two electives

Language Skill Level: Beginner - Course Structure Summary including Study Abroad semester option

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

Two elective units/Two Dean’s Scholars Pool Units

And one elective

Spring session

Study Abroad semester

Language Skill Level: Intermediate or Advanced - Course Structure Summary without Study Abroad

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

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

And two electives

Language Skill Level: Intermediate or Advanced - Course Structure Summary including Year 2 Study Abroad semester option

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

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

Spring session

101957The Asian Century

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

And one elective

Language Skill Level: Intermediate or Advanced - Course Structure Summary including Year 3 Study Abroad semester option

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

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

Year 3

Autumn session

101957The Asian Century

Level 2/3 IRAS unit

Level 3 Language unit

Elective unit/Dean’s Scholars Pool Unit

Spring session

Study Abroad semester

Sub-major elective spaces

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

Search for 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 Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

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