Specialisation

Key Program - Humanities

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KP1604HUM3.1

Status: INACTIVE
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Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO


The key program in Humanities consists of an 80 credit point major and 40 credit point sub-major. The 80 credit point major must come from one of the following areas: Art History and Cinema Studies (available at Penrith only); Asian Studies and International Relations; Cultural and Social Analysis; English, Text and Writing; or History, Politics and Philosophy.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Bankstown Campus Internal Dr Sabrina Achilles
Penrith Campus Internal Dr Sabrina Achilles

Key Program Structure

The Humanities area major is made up of no less than one and no more than two Level 1 units and must include the designated Level 1 unit(s) for the major. The remaining 60 or 70 credit points is made up of Level 2 or 3 units.

Major areas of study

M1604AHCS2 Art History and Cinema Studies
M1604ASIR Asian Studies and International Relations
M1604CSA2 Cultural and Social Analysis
M1604ETW3 English, Text and Writing
M1604HPP3 History, Politics and Philosophy

Sub-major areas of study

The 40 credit point sub-major comes from a Humanities major other than the area chosen for the Key Program, with the exception of students who have chosen the Humanities major area Asian Studies and International Relations, or students who have chosen the major area in English, Text and Writing.

  • *For students majoring in Asian Studies and International Relations, the Humanities submajor area may be replaced with a submajor in an Asian Language (Arabic, Japanese or Chinese).
  • *For students majoring in English, Text and Writing, the Humanities submajor may be replaced by a submajor in English Linguistics

A Humanities sub-major must be made up of no more than one Level 1 unit with the remaining 30 credit points made up of Level 2 or 3 units, or 40 credit points at Level 2 or 3. For those students majoring in Asian Studies and International Relations a submajor in Asian languages must have no more than 20 credit points made up of Level 1 study.

S1604AHCS2 Art History and Cinema Studies
S1604ASIR Asian Studies and International Relations
S1604CSA2 Cultural and Social Analysis
S1604ETW3 English, Text and Writing
S1604HPP3 History, Politics and Philosophy

Additional sub-major options for students majoring in Asian Studies and International Relations

S1604ARB Arabic
S1604CHI Chinese
S1604JAP Japanese

Additional sub-major option for students majoring in English, Text and Writing

S1604EL English Linguistics

Recommended full-time sequence

Level 1, 2 and 3 units within this degree program are generally worth 10 credit points.

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Key Program major unit

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Key Program major or sub-major unit or elective unit

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Year 2

Autumn session

Key Program major unit

Key Program major unit

Key Program sub-major unit

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

Key Program major unit

Key Program major unit

Key Program sub-major unit

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Year 3

Autumn session

Key Program major unit

Key Program major unit or elective unit

Key Program sub-major unit

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Spring session

Key Program major unit

Key Program major unit or elective unit

Key Program sub-major unit or elective unit

Elective unit

Note: Students enrolled in 1651 must do an Education major unit.

Note: Students enrolled in 1652 can select an elective or an Education major unit.

Sub-major elective spaces

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

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