Bachelor of Arts (A3A)

Overview  2019

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter school (early), Spring school
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter school (early), Spring school
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Winter school (early), Spring school

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

"...tackling difficult issues and finding solutions can only be achieved by studying subjects that allow you to understand who we are as a people."

As people with wide interests and personal passions, Bachelor of Arts students are often doers, thinkers, and problem-solvers: people who don’t shy away from a good discussion, a chance to argue a case, shift perspective or contribute to social change.
  • Choose from more than twenty possible specialisations across English; Global Cultures and Languages; History and Classics; Philosophy and Gender Studies; Sociology and Criminology; Politics and International Relations; Journalism, Media and Communications; and more from outside the College of Arts, Law and Education.
  • Tailor your study even further to suit your own ambitions and interests with the ultimate, flexible university degree. Dive deeper into your specialisation, or broaden your knowledge across other areas of interest by selecting units from across the University of Tasmania*.
  • Develop language skills in a native-speaking environment with our Short Term Overseas Study programs, undertake cultural or media research overseas, or pursue professional placement opportunities by volunteering in non-government organisations.

With many specialisations offered through the School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences, this degree is an opportunity to interpret human culture and behaviour, from different perspectives and periods, and to understand your own experience, identity and values.

The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

The Bachelor of Arts is your ultimate springboard into a wide range of careers and further study options. The Bachelor of Arts is also a popular choice as a combined degree with Law, Fine Arts, Business, and Science, because it provides valuable context for any specialist area of study.

Did you know? You can study a range of Bachelor of Arts majors completely online by distance, on-campus, or a combination of both.

* Subject to any unit requisites, academic approval and course quotas.

NOTE: Continuing students should refer to the Course and Unit Handbook entry for the year they commenced:

2017 commencing and previous - Bachelor of Arts (13A).

2018 commencing - Bachelor of Arts A3A (2018)

2019 commencing - Bachelor of Arts A3A (this page)

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (AQF Level 7) will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad general knowledge from a range of humanities and social science disciplines and an in-depth knowledge in one or more of these disciplines
  2. Demonstrate analytic and technical skills to recognise and reflect on social, cultural, political, ethical, environmental issues in the local, cross-cultural and global contexts
  3. Review, analyse, and consolidate knowledge and skills in one or more of the humanities and social science disciplines to define and solve problems with intellectual independence
  4. Communicate disciplinary perspectives and knowledge effectively, to specialist and non-specialist audiences using written, oral and visual means
  5. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  6. Seek out and evaluate critically new information and different perspectives on diverse cultures and societies
  7. Demonstrate self-management, creativity, flexibility, initiative and resilience in readiness for diverse workplace demands

Career outcomes

Modern workplaces are invariably changing; responding to economic, political and social forces, which means employees need the basic intellectual capacities to adapt to change, understand intercultural differences, thoughtfully challenge assumptions, and think objectively.

Employers depend on people who are effective communicators and decision-makers, with demonstrable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, research and investigation. These abilities are fundamental for all Arts graduates, who have gone onto diverse careers including:

  • Advocacy and counselling
  • Arts and heritage
  • Business
  • Communications and public relations
  • Education
  • Linguistics
  • Finance
  • Foreign relations and diplomacy
  • Healthcare and healthcare ethics
  • Historian
  • Human resources management
  • Information technology
  • Interpreter or translator
  • Journalism and publishing
  • Law
  • Manager in private and public enterprises
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Philosopher
  • Police and armed forces
  • Politics and public policy-making
  • Psychology
  • Public health and welfare
  • Researcher
  • Social work
  • Trade and foreign exchange
  • Tourism and travel operator
  • Writer

Course structure

If you commenced your Bachelor of Arts (A3A) in 2018 please refer to the Handbook entry for that year.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) consists of 24 units as follows:

24 units (300 credit points) for the bachelor-level qualification (AQF Level 7), where a standard unit measure is 12.5 credit points.

The Bachelor level qualification will include:

  • 1 Discipline Major of 8 units, 100 credit points.
  • 1 Discipline Minor of 4 units, 50 credit points.
  • 4 Degree Core Knowledge units, including 2 breadth units, 50 credit points.
  • 8 Experience and Engagement units, 100 credit points. These may be chosen from the BA schedule of units or from units outside Social Sciences and Humanities. With careful planning it may be possible to use the Experience & Engagement units to complete a sequence of units equivalent to a second major or minor - it is your choice.

The unit level requirements* for the 300 credit points of the bachelor level qualification as above are:

  • Introductory level units (100 coded): 8 minimum and 10 maximum, with the option for 4 of this to be undertaken at foundation level (noting foundation units cannot count towards Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Law entry requirements);
  • Intermediate level units (200 coded): 6 minimum and 10 maximum;
  • Advanced level units (300 coded): 6 minimum and 10 maximum;

*Please note, minimum and maximum level requirements are linked to your major and minor combination. In some scenarios you will be required to exceed the minimum level requirements as above.

The Bachelor of Arts has over 20 named majors. All majors in the Bachelor of Arts are also available as a minor, with the exception of Psychological Science. The major(s) and minor(s) must be in different study areas.

If unsure about the possibilities within the Bachelor of Arts degree (i.e., choice of majors/minors; what to enrol in each year), please contact Arts Student Central at Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au for advice.

Select one major from the following list and enrol in the listed Introductory pair of units.

The Aboriginal Studies programme facilitates understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, past and present relationships between indigenous Australians and other peoples (nationally and internationally) and the development of intercultural competence. Our guiding principal is to foster social inclusion while respecting and valuing cultural diversity. We aim to formulate and deliver a programme committed to student-centred learning, academic freedom, creativity, real world relevance, critical scholarship and rigour. We envisage continuing to develop as a broadly based cross-disciplinary enquiry that draws on contemporary theories and established traditions of the humanities and social sciences, situates local and national issues within international flows and frameworks (and vice versa), and engages with issues of sustainability and change

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit explores some debates about aspects of Aboriginal social life before the British colonisation-for example, social and political structures, economies, religious…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience across Australia from the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Ancient Civilisations major connects students with the histories, literatures, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. ‘Ancient Civs’ is uniquely broad in its thematic range, reflecting the diverse body of evidence that survives from the ancient world. Our units include topics in mythology and religion, ancient drama, Roman social history, classical epic, and many others. As such, Ancient Civilisations is dynamic, rigorous, and multidisciplinary: it incorporates elements of ancient historiography, literary criticism, archaeology, and philosophical enquiry.

The teaching staff and curriculum of the Ancient Civilisations major encourage students to develop interpretive and analytical skills, as well as skills in written and oral communication. We foster critical thinking, research methods, and intercultural awareness. Our major prepares students for a range of professional careers, as well as for postgraduate study. Students might also wish to supplement their studies by studying the Ancient Languages major (Latin and Ancient Greek languages). These complementary majors equip students with the skills to read ancient sources in their original languages.

The Ancient Civilisations major begins with a pair of introductory units which offer a broad survey of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, and introduce skills for interpreting these. At the intermediate level, students have the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of interests ranging from love-poetry to Roman Republican history. At the advanced level, we offer a suite of capstone units which seeks to draw the major’s thematic threads together.

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of Ancient Greece, from the Dark Ages (c. 1200 BCE) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE). Examples of seminar topics include epic poetry…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of ancient Rome, from its foundation in 753 BCE to the reign of the emperor Domitian (81–96 CE). Examples of seminar topics include the Roman monarchy,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The study of Latin and Ancient Greek is one of the core humanist disciplines. These are the principal languages in which the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense. Students gain from the careful study of ancient texts a better understanding of the contemporary world, and analytical and linguistic skills, which are extremely valuable in a range of professions and pursuits. The Ancient Languages curriculum offers a rigorous intellectual training that can be put to use in almost any field. To this end we train students in the skills needed to read a range of ancient texts, and to be alert to the expression of cultural nuance both in language and in written communication.

Note: The major (and minor) in Ancient Languages replaces the major (and minor) in Latin – it is not possible to study a major (or minor) in Ancient Languages and a major (or minor) in Latin. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Intended for students who have no previous knowledge of the language. The unit is designed to provide a rapid survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of adapted Latin. It includes some historical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Latin lies at the foundation of the Humanities and Sciences. With Latin we are able to engage with principal thinkers such as Cicero and Seneca, and with seminal poets like Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, whose writing looms large in all…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This unit builds on the work undertaken in HTL101 and enables students to proceed to further studies in Latin. The unit is designed to continue a rapid survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that equips graduates with the skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding for employment engaged with the Asian region, either directly or indirectly. Students will develop a knowledge of the developments that have shaped - and continue to shape -the Asian region as well as an understanding of the diversity within and across countries in the region. Students will build up knowledge of Asian societies, cultures, beliefs, history, politics, media, cities and environments, and the connections between the peoples of Asia, Australia and the rest of the world within the overall framework of global competence and Asia literacy. 

Asian Studies students will also develop an understanding of the concept of ‘Asia’ and will be able bring a perspective informed by knowledge of Asia to major issues and challenges facing our world today. Asia Studies provides students with the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate and engage with Asia in order to live, work, and learn in the region. 

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

What is ‘Asia’? Where is ‘Asia’? These seem like obvious questions but – as you will learn in this unit – the answers are not so straightforward.And what does ‘Asia’ mean to the many countries in the Asian region? In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes. This unit provides an introduction to all four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Chinese language program aims to develop students’ Chinese (Mandarin) linguistic capability in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; as well as to cultivate students’ cross-cultural communicative skills through the integration of relevant cultural knowledge in language learning.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their studies in another discipline with a China-Asia focus such as Asian Studies and International Relations to complement their language study.

The Chinese language program also provides students with opportunities to study in country thereby fostering a global perspective and intercultural competence in their personal and future professional interactions. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes. This unit provides an introduction to all four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Criminology is the study of crime, criminality and criminal justice systems, focusing on criminalisation as a process, the causes of crime, the social context of offending, crime prevention, systems of social control, and the punishment and rehabilitation of offenders. Criminologists critically analyse the policies, practices, systems, cultures and relationships between key stakeholders (from an individual level to a societal level) to improve understanding, advance the evidence base, and develop new initiatives and agendas for change. Criminology involves study and intervention at local, national, regional and international levels, and engagement in issues of local through to global importance (e.g., assault, terrorism, eco-crime, human trafficking, cybercrime).

Criminology is not a discipline but a field, incorporating disciplinary expertise from areas such as sociology, psychology, law, history, politics, social work, philosophy and Indigenous studies. Its foundational disciplines are sociology and law, and criminology programmes are usually based in either a Law School or School of Sociology.

The Criminology Programme is mainly designed to cater to students and researchers who have an interest in pursuing a study programme that offers a grounded understanding and practical experience of criminology as an academic field. It is also intended to provide a platform for the professional development of practitioners working directly in the area of criminal justice and in allied fields (such as juvenile justice, youth and community work, crime prevention projects, social work, prisoner support, victim services and local government).

The Programme as a whole will enhance student academic and professional skills, provide opportunities for careers in criminal justice and enhance movement through career pathways, and be relevant to the professional needs of those working in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. It will equip them with the skills and knowledge to eventually lead to more senior managerial, policy development or research positions.

The undergraduate Criminology major builds from the two core introductory major study units of any the following disciplines: Psychology, Politics and Policy, International Relations, Law, Sociology, Behavioural Studies, Police Studies. Students in the Criminology major take one of the pairs of units at first year level, which then count as first year units in Criminology. 

Complete one of the following unit pairs at Introductory level (25cp)

Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Brain and Behaviour is intended for students of Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, and allied science, medical and health-related professions and introduces major theoretical and empirical areas in neuroscience, biological basis of behaviour, and their associated practical applications. Lecture topics include nervous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

How do humans perceive the world around them, learn, and make decisions? Under what conditions do we do these things well? When and why do things go a bit “pear-shaped”? How can we be better? This unit introduces the study…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides students with an understanding of the contemporary nature of policing. Students will learn about the histories, governance, theories, and processes involved in policing work. It is recommended for those interested in pursuing a career in the police…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides students with an understanding of the the complex contexts of diversity that can inform policing practice in productive and unproductive ways. This unit follows on from HSP108 Introduction to Policing. It provides knowledge around contemporary ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In 2015, English was one of nine University of Tasmania subjects included in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. We offer a broad and dynamic program across the key areas of contemporary English studies: literary studies, screen studies, theatre studies, cultural studies, and creative writing. A major in English builds knowledge of literary and cultural histories and practices, develops highly valued and transferable skills in the analysis and writing of literary and non-literary texts, and fosters expertise in written and oral communication. An English major also trains students in research, so that graduates are able to locate, assess and use resources to construct coherent, persuasive arguments.

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

How do short stories, poems, plays, novels and films generate meaning? This unit explores some of the strategies we can use to understand literary texts. It introduces students to the work of close reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why are certain texts regarded as classics within the English literary canon and how do we encounter them today? This unit considers the importance of tradition to the ways we value, understand and circulate popular and literary texts. Students who…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The study of French is traditionally one of the core disciplines in the humanities. Along with German, this is one of the principal languages in which the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense. The study of a second language helps students gain a sense of personal achievement and enhances insights into diverse cultural and linguistic practices. Students gain from the careful study of French texts a better understanding of the contemporary world, and analytical and linguistic skills, which are extremely valuable in a range of professions and pursuits. What the French curriculum offers is a rigorous intellectual training, which can be put to use in almost any field. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

To understand Gender is to understand better human beings and our cultures. Because all human beings are gendered, and because many areas of study are focused on human beings – our histories, our social institutions and practices, our creative endeavours, the relations between different communities or nations, religion, ethics – because gender is implicated in all of these things, it is deeply useful to gain an awareness of what gender is and isn’t, of how it acts in and upon our lives, and of how various disciplines address the fact of sex and gender as a part of human life. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

How do assumptions about gender influence our understanding of what it means to be a human being? In this unit we explore a variety of different ways that human beings have been imagined and thought about across time in western…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Gender & World explores the shape(s) and impact(s) of gendered assumptions on human interactions in diverse areas of the world and in different historical periods. This unit focuses on how people have acted and do act on the basis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A major or minor in Geography and Environment enables students to develop interdisciplinary knowledge and skills relevant to the study of people-environment interactions. It also affords opportunities to develop specialist expertise across the physical, spatial and social sciences in the discipline of geography. Program content builds sequentially over the three years of the major and is informed by international, national and local research. Program teaching emphasises student-led, problem- based and field-based learning. The structure of the program provides a variety of enrolment pathways and learning experiences that prepare students for a diverse range of careers in such areas as environmental management, sustainability planning and policy, community development and nature conservation. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

This introduction to geography and environmental studies integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, of how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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The study of German is traditionally one of the core disciplines in the humanities. Along with French, this is one of the principal languages in which the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense. The study of a second language helps students gain a sense of personal achievement and enhances insights into diverse cultural and linguistic practices. Since the English language has Germanic roots, the study of German also promotes awareness and confidence in the correct use of standard English. Students gain from the careful study of German texts a better understanding of the contemporary world, and analytical and linguistic skills, which are extremely valuable in a range of professions and pursuits. The German program at UTAS aims at developing a deep understanding of not only the language, but the society and culture behind it, through units that cover modern society, literature and popular culture.

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is the continuation of HEG101 German 1A. It is an intensive beginners' unit, which in conjunction with HEG101 aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the main structures of the German language. During the four contact hours…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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History is the study of the past and its interpretation in the present. Historians make sense of the past using evidence from a wide range of sources. Using a range of theories and methodologies, they examine past events, processes and relationships, interpreting their origins, significance, and consequences. Historians accept that their interpretations are always provisional and subject to modifications as future historians ask new questions or revisit old ones, apply new methodologies, and add new interpretations.

Studying a major in History involves the study of places and periods, but it actually involves much more than this. Through completing a range of units covering multiple themes, geographies, and chronologies, students with a History major will develop both broad and detailed understanding of multiple historical contexts as well as fundamental and transferrable skills in historical analysis, historical research, and communication. Having studied a History major students will have a firm foundation for future pathways in postgraduate History study and also will be equipped to apply their skills, knowledge, and methods of enquiry in wide contexts, both consolidating and extending the range of contexts studied within the major.

The learning outcomes for this major are framed by the Australian Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project (2010) intended learning outcomes for History.

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

From the Italian Renaissance in the late Middle Ages to the rise of European nationalism in the nineteenth century, this unit explores the history of Early Modern Europe – a crucial period in shaping both Europe and the world we…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Learning a second language assists in developing and improving communication skills, and enhancing socio-cultural understanding. The study of a second language helps students gain a sense of personal achievement, enhances insights into diverse cultural and linguistic practices and also promotes awareness and confidence in the correct use of standard English. The Indonesian program at UTAS aims at developing a deep understanding of not only the language, but the society and culture behind it, through units that cover modern society, literature and popular culture. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Builds on HMN101. Emphasises interactive use of Indonesian language and an understanding of contemporary Indonesian society. Uses written text, audio, video and computers for language learning.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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The purpose of the International Relations (IR) major is to provide students with a solid grounding in the core theories, issues and debates in the discipline. This commences in first year with an introduction to key conceptual approaches (incorporating realism, neoliberalism, social constructivism and Marxist approaches). These approaches are then used to evaluate key contemporary issues such as globalisation, changing patterns of power, poverty and dependency, human rights and international justice, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, security and war, and the role of international institutions and regimes.

After completing their first year of study, students have the option of studying themes that encapsulate core sub--- disciplinary debates. These include the foreign policies of great powers, international political economy, order and justice in IR, the international politics of the Asia---Pacific, and international security. We have deliberately developed these units to provide pathways that allow students to focus either on national security issues or those that are more focused on global justice and rights. High achieving students then finish with a ‘capstone’ unit – HIR311 – with a more intensive theory---and---research focus.

The intention here is that our students can develop their own specialisation that matches the hiring profiles of agencies and organisations. These include government departments specialising in international affairs (such as DFAT, Defence, ASIO, ASIS, DIO, Immigration and others) as well as the United Nations, human rights and aid NGOs, and businesses working in a competitive global marketplace that frequently hire IR graduates.

A key aspect of our major is the fact that it is explicitly based on a program of study developed after consultation with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs on the qualities and skills that organisation looks for in its graduates. It is also benchmarked (see below) against leading national and international programs. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The philosophy of this program is grounded in the assumption that all students have the capacity and should have the right to learn a second language, including a scripted language – specifically in this instance, Japan. Second language learning is imperative in terms of globalisation, with high levels of proficiency in Asian languages being a pre-requisite for Australia to take an effective role in the Asia-Pacific region and in the wider world. In 2016, Japan remains, behind China and ahead of both South Korea and the United States, Australia’s second largest two-way trade partner. In other words, an understanding of Japan and the Japanese language remains crucially important to Australia’s successful trade relations. Knowledge of both the language and the society of Japan will have a positive impact on future student employment in the case of those students who seek to engage in commercial exchange with East Asia.

The program aims to provide a full range of second language learning experiences for students, ranging from activities based on face-to-face teaching and conventional print materials through electronically supported language learning to in-country programs. Importantly, recognition is given to the necessity of providing students with opportunities for interaction with the language and speakers of the language outside the classroom and to equip students with the strategies necessary to use the language acquired in the UTAS learning environment in the natural socio-linguistic environment.

The program has a number of entry levels although the substantive major provides a language/sociocultural learning experience that structures students through beginner, intermediate and early advanced levels of language/sociocultural knowledge acquisition.

Through the promotion of in-Japan learning opportunities, the program also provides interested students with the opportunity for both short-term and long-term linguistic and sociocultural immersion experience that graduates high quality, work-place orientated graduates. In this way, the program draws on both issues of culture and creativity while overcoming the isolation that can be a factor of island learning to place students in the natural laboratory of the real-life Japanese social and language environment.

Furthermore, rather than presenting exit as an end-point learning, the program seeks to encourage a consciousness of the value of life-long learning among students and of the benefits of collaborative learning. In doing so, the program creates a community of practice in which participants can share a passion for learning while building a skill set of values for the future work-orientated world. On the other hand, the nature of language learning results in the high level of individual agency required of learners who will achieve success in the future world. This agency is particularly developed during the outward bound in-Japan study programs that are a feature of the major during which time students are required to act with integrity and independence in order to achieve success and thrive. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete two of the following units at Introductory level (25cp)

We often hear that media industries are in decline. However, as this unit will demonstrate, what we are actually seeing is a profound reshaping of new and old media industries in response to shifts in the media landscape. In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies and explore a range of topics including media effects, citizen journalism, children’s media, and fan cultures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of media writing. You will learn techniques for news, feature, copy, online, script and media release writing, and will produce a package of practical work showcasing different writing styles. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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The Legal Studies major gives students an introduction to some of the essential techniques and knowledge applied by lawyers and a grounding in some of the major fields of law. With guidance from law school academics, students will develop the ability to read and interpret legal texts (statutes and case law), gain an understanding of some of the central policy issues in law and advance legal arguments orally and in writing. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Philosophy is the critical and unbiased inquiry into the questions that come before all others: What is the nature of the world? What are we? How should we live? What kinds of societies are just? In studying Philosophy you will not only turn your attention to questions that are intrinsically worthy of consideration, you will also acquire skills in argumentation, analysis and problem-solving that are valuable in other academic pursuits, in work, and life more generally. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Philosophy 1: Ethics introduces many of the major topics in ethics and political philosophy, and through an examination of past and current texts gives students a philosophical perspective on the contemporary social world. The unit explores foundational questions about ethics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Politics and Policy major teaches students to understand and analyse political, social, economic and organisational processes that shape politics, governance, public policy and public affairs. It aims to produce graduates who are informed and active citizens equipped to undertake varied roles in government agencies, political parties, non-governmental organisations and the private sector as researchers, policy analysts, activists, advisers and elected representatives. In doing so, the major develops students’ understanding of the contemporary political, policy, economic, social and environmental challenges faced by governments and how local, national and global institutions may respond to complex governance problems in an era of globalisation and change.

The major develops students’ understanding of the discipline though units on sub-fields including Australian and comparative politics, political ideas, governance and public policy, and environmental politics. In its teaching and assessment practices, it draws on case studies of local, national, regional and international political and policy issues to allow students to connect and critically analyse political science scholarship with respect to real word issues and events. Further, the program offers students the opportunity to undertake an internship unit with the Tasmanian Public Service or Tasmanian member of parliament (subject to student performance and available places). The Politics and Policy major program thus provides students with knowledge of the complex world of politics, governance and public affairs involving ideas, values, beliefs, interests and array of institutions with a focus on the role of governments and how they operate. Politics and Policy students are thus equipped with essential skills in research, reasoned argument, and in written and verbal communication. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The way we behave. The way we think. The way we react and interact. When you study psychology, you'll begin to understand the science behind human behaviour – and how we can use this science to solve practical problems in all sorts of situations.Students considering a career in Psychology need to complete an accredited undergraduate sequence of study in Psychology (12 units) to progress to fourth year and a postgraduate study in Psychology. The requirement for the accredited undergraduate sequence is completion of an accredited Psychological Science major (8 core units) and a minor in Applied Psychology (4 units). 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sociology is the study of human societies, focusing on the organisation of social life from individuals to social institutions. It examines people and other actors in their social contexts, and provides insights into the ways factors such as class, wealth, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability, and religion shape societies at the individual, group, and institutional levels. Central to the sociological endeavour is a critical perspective: sociologists question the popular explanations of social life, through the application of rigorous and systematic methods of enquiry, and examine the dynamics of power and inequality.

Sociology graduates are expected to exhibit an understanding of sociology as an academic discipline. Sociology includes a great diversity of areas of specialisation, objects of study, research methods and theoretical approaches. Sociological knowledge is often contested, provisional, and situated.

As a discipline, Sociology is characterised by empirically based social research and by carefully examined social theory. Sociology students develop skills in critical thinking, self-direction, collaboration and communication. Graduates of sociology programs are well equipped to go into a variety of careers across a range of government and nongovernment sectors, particularly those that require high level research and critical thinking skills. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Theatre and Performance major offers the opportunity for you to engage with the histories and traditions of the theatre and explore exciting innovations in performance. From the practical exploration of scenes from canonical plays, to creating provocative contemporary performance, this major will introduce you to the breadth of theatre and performance in the context of the 21st century.

Taught within the working Annexe Theatre and Studio at our central Launceston campus, you will have the opportunity to rehearse and learn, onstage and backstage. This major integrates practice and theory, through performance skills development, alongside units exploring the interpretation and staging of texts, the practices of design and scenography, and the influence of new technologies in the theatre. Through these subjects, you will develop industry literacies, historical perspectives, critical and analytic skills and embodied knowledge.

A major in Theatre and Performance fosters creativity, flexibility and resilience that will enable you to pursue a sustainable practice, providing highly transferable skills that are valuable in a range of career pathways within the creative industries and beyond. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

This unit will introduce students to primary elements of performance practice with a particular focus on voice, body and their relationship with space and imagination. In this unit, students will learn the specific skills of voice production and movement.The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on introductory skills and knowledge central to technical production for the theatre. It includes an introduction to the duties and skills required by technical support staff in theatre venues as well as the organisational skills appropriate to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Unravelling and understanding the linkages between many different components of the systems that comprise tourism is the major task of this unit. Areas of study include, understanding tourism as a series of systems, appreciating the role of government in tourism…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the theory base of marketing and develops in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability to identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select one minor from the following list and enrol in the listed Introductory pair of units.

The Aboriginal Studies programme facilitates understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, past and present relationships between indigenous Australians and other peoples (nationally and internationally) and the development of intercultural competence. Our guiding principal is to foster social inclusion while respecting and valuing cultural diversity. We aim to formulate and deliver a programme committed to student-centred learning, academic freedom, creativity, real world relevance, critical scholarship and rigour. We envisage continuing to develop as a broadly based cross-disciplinary enquiry that draws on contemporary theories and established traditions of the humanities and social sciences, situates local and national issues within international flows and frameworks (and vice versa), and engages with issues of sustainability and change

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit explores some debates about aspects of Aboriginal social life before the British colonisation-for example, social and political structures, economies, religious…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience across Australia from the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Ancient Civilisations major connects students with the histories, literatures, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. ‘Ancient Civs’ is uniquely broad in its thematic range, reflecting the diverse body of evidence that survives from the ancient world. Our units include topics in mythology and religion, ancient drama, Roman social history, classical epic, and many others. As such, Ancient Civilisations is dynamic, rigorous, and multidisciplinary: it incorporates elements of ancient historiography, literary criticism, archaeology, and philosophical enquiry.

The teaching staff and curriculum of the Ancient Civilisations major encourage students to develop interpretive and analytical skills, as well as skills in written and oral communication. We foster critical thinking, research methods, and intercultural awareness. Our major prepares students for a range of professional careers, as well as for postgraduate study. Students might also wish to supplement their studies by studying the Ancient Languages major (Latin and Ancient Greek languages). These complementary majors equip students with the skills to read ancient sources in their original languages.

The Ancient Civilisations major begins with a pair of introductory units which offer a broad survey of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, and introduce skills for interpreting these. At the intermediate level, students have the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of interests ranging from love-poetry to Roman Republican history. At the advanced level, we offer a suite of capstone units which seeks to draw the major’s thematic threads together.

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of Ancient Greece, from the Dark Ages (c. 1200 BCE) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE). Examples of seminar topics include epic poetry…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of ancient Rome, from its foundation in 753 BCE to the reign of the emperor Domitian (81–96 CE). Examples of seminar topics include the Roman monarchy,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The study of Latin and Ancient Greek is one of the core humanist disciplines. These are the principal languages in which the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense. Students gain from the careful study of ancient texts a better understanding of the contemporary world, and analytical and linguistic skills, which are extremely valuable in a range of professions and pursuits. The Ancient Languages curriculum offers a rigorous intellectual training that can be put to use in almost any field. To this end we train students in the skills needed to read a range of ancient texts, and to be alert to the expression of cultural nuance both in language and in written communication.

Note: The major (and minor) in Ancient Languages replaces the major (and minor) in Latin – it is not possible to study a major (or minor) in Ancient Languages and a major (or minor) in Latin. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Intended for students who have no previous knowledge of the language. The unit is designed to provide a rapid survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages of adapted Latin. It includes some historical and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Latin lies at the foundation of the Humanities and Sciences. With Latin we are able to engage with principal thinkers such as Cicero and Seneca, and with seminal poets like Virgil, Horace, and Ovid, whose writing looms large in all…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This unit builds on the work undertaken in HTL101 and enables students to proceed to further studies in Latin. The unit is designed to continue a rapid survey of the Latin language sufficient to enable students to read selected passages…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The way we behave. The way we think. The way we react and interact. When you study psychology, you'll begin to understand the science behind human behaviour – and how we can use this science to solve practical problems in all sorts of situations.

 Students considering a career in Psychology need to complete an accredited undergraduate sequence of study in Psychology (12 units) to progress to fourth year and a postgraduate study in Psychology. The requirement for the accredited undergraduate sequence is completion of an accredited Psychological Science major (8 core units) and a minor in Applied Psychology (4 units). 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Brain and Behaviour is intended for students of Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, and allied science, medical and health-related professions and introduces major theoretical and empirical areas in neuroscience, biological basis of behaviour, and their associated practical applications. Lecture topics include nervous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

How do humans perceive the world around them, learn, and make decisions? Under what conditions do we do these things well? When and why do things go a bit “pear-shaped”? How can we be better? This unit introduces the study…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Asian Philosophy minor presents students with an opportunity to achieve a level of specialisation in the philosophical traditions of Asia that is unmatched at any other university in Australia. It is possible to include in your Asian Philosophy minor a Spring semester study-abroad program in India. 

Complete two of the following units at Introductory level (25cp), with at least one of these units being chosen from HPH101, HPH102 and HMA101

Philosophy 1: Ethics introduces many of the major topics in ethics and political philosophy, and through an examination of past and current texts gives students a philosophical perspective on the contemporary social world. The unit explores foundational questions about ethics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

What is ‘Asia’? Where is ‘Asia’? These seem like obvious questions but – as you will learn in this unit – the answers are not so straightforward.And what does ‘Asia’ mean to the many countries in the Asian region? In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary area of study that equips graduates with the skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding for employment engaged with the Asian region, either directly or indirectly. Students will develop a knowledge of the developments that have shaped - and continue to shape -the Asian region as well as an understanding of the diversity within and across countries in the region. Students will build up knowledge of Asian societies, cultures, beliefs, history, politics, media, cities and environments, and the connections between the peoples of Asia, Australia and the rest of the world within the overall framework of global competence and Asia literacy.

Asian Studies students will also develop an understanding of the concept of ‘Asia’ and will be able bring a perspective informed by knowledge of Asia to major issues and challenges facing our world today. Asia Studies provides students with the skills and knowledge to effectively communicate and engage with Asia in order to live, work, and learn in the region. 

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

What is ‘Asia’? Where is ‘Asia’? These seem like obvious questions but – as you will learn in this unit – the answers are not so straightforward.And what does ‘Asia’ mean to the many countries in the Asian region? In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes. This unit provides an introduction to all four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Chinese language program aims to develop students’ Chinese (Mandarin) linguistic capability in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; as well as to cultivate students’ cross-cultural communicative skills through the integration of relevant cultural knowledge in language learning.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their studies in another discipline with a China-Asia focus such as Asian Studies and International Relations to complement their language study.

The Chinese language program also provides students with opportunities to study in country thereby fostering a global perspective and intercultural competence in their personal and future professional interactions. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit is for anyone who is interested in the Chinese language and/or has the need to learn Chinese for business or academic purposes. This unit provides an introduction to all four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Develops competence in beginners spoken and written Chinese (simplified characters). Unit includes grammar lectures, student- and teacher-led tutorials and speaking and listening, reading and writing.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Creative Arts and Health minor draws together expertise from the School of Creative Arts and the School of Social Sciences to offer a curriculum that enables students to engage with the exciting national and international developments in the field of Creative Arts and Health and begin to prepare them to contribute to improvements in the wellbeing of Australians. The minor provides students with knowledge of recent research regarding creative arts interventions in a range of community and healthcare settings, skills for evaluation of case studies, and qualitative data and awareness of social institutions and social impacts of health and illness. It provides a unique interdisciplinary study experience as the units draw on recent research in neuroscience and arts-based health care interventions and provide opportunities for exploration of the student’s own creativity and the nature and structures of community engagement. With ageing populations in developed countries, there is a growing international emphasis on non-pharmaceutical interventions for chronic health conditions and interest in the benefits of the arts to public health. The minor is of direct relevance to those working in various health and community care sectors and for students in the creative arts developing a portfolio career embracing arts in community and health sectors, or planning to undertake postgraduate study in creative arts therapies. 

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Practical interventions employing arts-based activities, including music, theatre, dance and visual artsv, are increasingly being employed nationally and internationally to improve mood and well-being, physical activity and cognitive processing for people with dementia. Arts-based programs have also been shown to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This unit will provide an introduction to existing evidence-based research on the benefits of engagement with the arts in ageing, and strategies to mitigate risk factors for dementia employing creativity. The unit offers opportunities for students to undertake creative tasks…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The arts have been crucial to the articulation of social and cultural identities throughout history. This minor provides students with knowledge and experience of the ways in which various creative arts have been described and functioned within the context of changing aesthetic values and socio-political circumstances, as well as an appreciation and critical awareness of the purposes of diverse forms of creative expression.

This minor will be particularly relevant to students who enjoy or are interested in exploring how creative arts such as music, creative writing, journalism, art and theatre influence and reflect the society in which they are practiced. 

Complete two of the following units at Introductory level (25cp)

This unit introduces students to specialist writing styles and conventions relevant to their creative practice. This unit will prepare students to engage in music analysis, criticism and research, as well as writing for other professional contexts. These may include: -…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the skills required for successful performance in ensemble music. The content focuses on the building of ensemble expertise and development of an effective methodology for the preparation and practice required to facilitate professional behaviour and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartFull Year Period

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on music and its relationship with culture, power and religion in Europe from the fifteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century. The unit also aims to provide students with opportunities to improve important written communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will introduce students to primary elements of performance practice with a particular focus on voice, body and their relationship with space and imagination. In this unit, students will learn the specific skills of voice production and movement.The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on introductory skills and knowledge central to technical production for the theatre. It includes an introduction to the duties and skills required by technical support staff in theatre venues as well as the organisational skills appropriate to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will introduce methods used to describe, analyse and evaluate art and reflect on the discussions and debates that surround it in historical and contemporary terms. You will engage in reading, writing and making tasks which connect the field…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will introduce methods used to describe, analyse and evaluate art and reflect on the discussions and debates that surround it in historical and contemporary terms. You will engage in reading, writing and making tasks which connect the field…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies and explore a range of topics including media effects, citizen journalism, children’s media, and fan cultures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of media writing. You will learn techniques for news, feature, copy, online, script and media release writing, and will produce a package of practical work showcasing different writing styles. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the steps involved in producing polished works of fiction and creative non-fiction: generating ideas through writing exercises, improving work through redrafting, and refining work through copy-editing. Lectures will focus on foundational aspects of writing craft…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

English Writing introduces students to, and consolidates their knowledge of, the conventions of English grammar and composition. The unit focuses on fashioning the skills required of an academic writer. The unit covers:the processes and mechanics of academic writing;grammar, syntax, voice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The English program’s Creative Writing minor introduces you to the steps involved in producing polished works of fiction and creative non-fiction: generating ideas through writing exercises, improving work through redrafting, and refining work through copy-editing. You will identify aspects of writing craft that are especially relevant to your own creative practice, and how to submit works of fiction and creative non-fiction for publication. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

This unit introduces students to the steps involved in producing polished works of fiction and creative non-fiction: generating ideas through writing exercises, improving work through redrafting, and refining work through copy-editing. Lectures will focus on foundational aspects of writing craft…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

English Writing introduces students to, and consolidates their knowledge of, the conventions of English grammar and composition. The unit focuses on fashioning the skills required of an academic writer. The unit covers:the processes and mechanics of academic writing;grammar, syntax, voice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Criminology is the study of crime, criminality and criminal justice systems, focusing on criminalisation as a process, the causes of crime, the social context of offending, crime prevention, systems of social control, and the punishment and rehabilitation of offenders. Criminologists critically analyse the policies, practices, systems, cultures and relationships between key stakeholders (from an individual level to a societal level) to improve understanding, advance the evidence base, and develop new initiatives and agendas for change. Criminology involves study and intervention at local, national, regional and international levels, and engagement in issues of local through to global importance (e.g., assault, terrorism, eco-crime, human trafficking, cybercrime).

Criminology is not a discipline but a field, incorporating disciplinary expertise from areas such as sociology, psychology, law, history, politics, social work, philosophy and Indigenous studies. Its foundational disciplines are sociology and law, and criminology programmes are usually based in either a Law School or School of Sociology.

The Criminology Programme is mainly designed to cater to students and researchers who have an interest in pursuing a study programme that offers a grounded understanding and practical experience of criminology as an academic field. It is also intended to provide a platform for the professional development of practitioners working directly in the area of criminal justice and in allied fields (such as juvenile justice, youth and community work, crime prevention projects, social work, prisoner support, victim services and local government).

The Programme as a whole will enhance student academic and professional skills, provide opportunities for careers in criminal justice and enhance movement through career pathways, and be relevant to the professional needs of those working in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. It will equip them with the skills and knowledge to eventually lead to more senior managerial, policy development or research positions.

The undergraduate Criminology major builds from the two core introductory major study units of any the following disciplines: Psychology, Politics and Policy, International Relations, Law, Sociology, Behavioural Studies, Police Studies. Students in the Criminology major take one of the pairs of units at first year level, which then count as first year units in Criminology. 

Complete one of the following unit pairs at Introductory level (25cp)

Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Brain and Behaviour is intended for students of Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, and allied science, medical and health-related professions and introduces major theoretical and empirical areas in neuroscience, biological basis of behaviour, and their associated practical applications. Lecture topics include nervous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

How do humans perceive the world around them, learn, and make decisions? Under what conditions do we do these things well? When and why do things go a bit “pear-shaped”? How can we be better? This unit introduces the study…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides students with an understanding of the contemporary nature of policing. Students will learn about the histories, governance, theories, and processes involved in policing work. It is recommended for those interested in pursuing a career in the police…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides students with an understanding of the the complex contexts of diversity that can inform policing practice in productive and unproductive ways. This unit follows on from HSP108 Introduction to Policing. It provides knowledge around contemporary ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This minor introduces you to some of the key competencies and skills which would apply to any field of endeavour you choose to study. In addition, an introduction to some of the theoretical aspects and evidence-based practice which are important to the field of teaching are prominent in these offerings.  

Complete two of the following units at Introductory level (25cp)

This unit introduces you to educational psychology and the theories of learning, relating them to contemporary teaching practices. As a result of studying this unit, you will understand why contemporary teaching practice is focused on learning rather than just educational…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers an introduction to curriculum frameworks and the associated range of pedagogies involved in teaching and learning. Curriculum documents are not value-neutral; they are constructed by people who have particular viewpoints, perspectives and ideologies about education and schooling,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will be introduced to Music and the Visual Arts as key areas of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. You will become familiar with the research that supports the practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In 2015, English was one of nine University of Tasmania subjects included in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. We offer a broad and dynamic program across the key areas of contemporary English studies: literary studies, screen studies, theatre studies, cultural studies, and creative writing. A major in English builds knowledge of literary and cultural histories and practices, develops highly valued and transferable skills in the analysis and writing of literary and non-literary texts, and fosters expertise in written and oral communication. An English major also trains students in research, so that graduates are able to locate, assess and use resources to construct coherent, persuasive arguments.

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

How do short stories, poems, plays, novels and films generate meaning? This unit explores some of the strategies we can use to understand literary texts. It introduces students to the work of close reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Why are certain texts regarded as classics within the English literary canon and how do we encounter them today? This unit considers the importance of tradition to the ways we value, understand and circulate popular and literary texts. Students who…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The study of French is traditionally one of the core disciplines in the humanities. Along with German, this is one of the principal languages in which the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense. The study of a second language helps students gain a sense of personal achievement and enhances insights into diverse cultural and linguistic practices. Students gain from the careful study of French texts a better understanding of the contemporary world, and analytical and linguistic skills, which are extremely valuable in a range of professions and pursuits. What the French curriculum offers is a rigorous intellectual training, which can be put to use in almost any field. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Places its main stress on the development of a sound basic knowledge of the structure of the language and on practice in the four basic language skills bringing students to a degree of linguistic competence equivalent at least to TCE…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Forensic studies is an interdisciplinary field. This minor explores the role of forensic science in society from a range of disciplinary perspectives such as: sociology, science, criminology, law, medicine, psychology, media studies and police studies. The minor is relevant particularly to students interested in the workings of the criminal justice system, especially policing and the courts. 

Complete one of the following unit pairs at Introductory level (25cp)

Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Brain and Behaviour is intended for students of Psychology, Medicine, Pharmacy, and allied science, medical and health-related professions and introduces major theoretical and empirical areas in neuroscience, biological basis of behaviour, and their associated practical applications. Lecture topics include nervous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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In today’s information-rich world it is essential to be able to interpret and critically evaluate empirical and popular reports of psychological research, as well as research findings more broadly. We need to be able to recognise the characteristics of valid…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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How do humans perceive the world around them, learn, and make decisions? Under what conditions do we do these things well? When and why do things go a bit “pear-shaped”? How can we be better? This unit introduces the study…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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OR

This unit provides students with an understanding of the contemporary nature of policing. Students will learn about the histories, governance, theories, and processes involved in policing work. It is recommended for those interested in pursuing a career in the police…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit provides students with an understanding of the the complex contexts of diversity that can inform policing practice in productive and unproductive ways. This unit follows on from HSP108 Introduction to Policing. It provides knowledge around contemporary ways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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To understand Gender is to understand better human beings and our cultures. Because all human beings are gendered, and because many areas of study are focused on human beings – our histories, our social institutions and practices, our creative endeavours, the relations between different communities or nations, religion, ethics – because gender is implicated in all of these things, it is deeply useful to gain an awareness of what gender is and isn’t, of how it acts in and upon our lives, and of how various disciplines address the fact of sex and gender as a part of human life. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

How do assumptions about gender influence our understanding of what it means to be a human being? In this unit we explore a variety of different ways that human beings have been imagined and thought about across time in western…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Gender & World explores the shape(s) and impact(s) of gendered assumptions on human interactions in diverse areas of the world and in different historical periods. This unit focuses on how people have acted and do act on the basis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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A major or minor in Geography and Environment enables students to develop interdisciplinary knowledge and skills relevant to the study of people-environment interactions. It also affords opportunities to develop specialist expertise across the physical, spatial and social sciences in the discipline of geography. Program content builds sequentially over the three years of the major and is informed by international, national and local research. Program teaching emphasises student-led, problem- based and field-based learning. The structure of the program provides a variety of enrolment pathways and learning experiences that prepare students for a diverse range of careers in such areas as environmental management, sustainability planning and policy, community development and nature conservation. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

This introduction to geography and environmental studies integrates physical and social science inquiry. You study earth evolution, human development and their interaction, in light of questions about sustainability. You apply this knowledge to issues of vital importance around the world…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This foundation unit in Geography and Environmental Studies develops your knowledge of the ways in which people turn space into place, of how patterns of landforms, soils, plants and animals form on the surface of the earth, and how cultures,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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The study of German is traditionally one of the core disciplines in the humanities. Along with French, this is one of the principal languages in which the fundamentals of western thought were argued out, in the sciences, philosophy and medicine, as well as in literature in the broadest sense. The study of a second language helps students gain a sense of personal achievement and enhances insights into diverse cultural and linguistic practices. Since the English language has Germanic roots, the study of German also promotes awareness and confidence in the correct use of standard English. Students gain from the careful study of German texts a better understanding of the contemporary world, and analytical and linguistic skills, which are extremely valuable in a range of professions and pursuits. The German program at UTAS aims at developing a deep understanding of not only the language, but the society and culture behind it, through units that cover modern society, literature and popular culture.

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is the continuation of HEG101 German 1A. It is an intensive beginners' unit, which in conjunction with HEG101 aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to the main structures of the German language. During the four contact hours…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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The minor in Health and Social Policy draws together expertise from the disciplines of Sociology and Politics and Policy in the School of Social Sciences to provide students with the expertise to work in health related social policy. The sociology of Health is one of the most popular electives in Sociology and many Sociology honours graduates go on to work in health policy. The combination of these two areas of expertise is clearly occupationally relevant. 

Complete two of the following units at Introductory level (25cp)

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces a sociological perspective on health and illness. The focus will be on how social and cultural processes shape both the distribution of health and illness, and the experience of illness. Health issues such as obesity, smoking, depression,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSpring school

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This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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History is the study of the past and its interpretation in the present. Historians make sense of the past using evidence from a wide range of sources. Using a range of theories and methodologies, they examine past events, processes and relationships, interpreting their origins, significance, and consequences. Historians accept that their interpretations are always provisional and subject to modifications as future historians ask new questions or revisit old ones, apply new methodologies, and add new interpretations.

Studying a major in History involves the study of places and periods, but it actually involves much more than this. Through completing a range of units covering multiple themes, geographies, and chronologies, students with a History major will develop both broad and detailed understanding of multiple historical contexts as well as fundamental and transferrable skills in historical analysis, historical research, and communication. Having studied a History major students will have a firm foundation for future pathways in postgraduate History study and also will be equipped to apply their skills, knowledge, and methods of enquiry in wide contexts, both consolidating and extending the range of contexts studied within the major.

The learning outcomes for this major are framed by the Australian Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Project (2010) intended learning outcomes for History.

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

From the Italian Renaissance in the late Middle Ages to the rise of European nationalism in the nineteenth century, this unit explores the history of Early Modern Europe – a crucial period in shaping both Europe and the world we…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Learning a second language assists in developing and improving communication skills, and enhancing socio-cultural understanding. The study of a second language helps students gain a sense of personal achievement, enhances insights into diverse cultural and linguistic practices and also promotes awareness and confidence in the correct use of standard English. The Indonesian program at UTAS aims at developing a deep understanding of not only the language, but the society and culture behind it, through units that cover modern society, literature and popular culture. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with no prior knowledge of Indonesian. This unit will provide students with the skills to communicate and interact with Indonesian people on a range of topics, to find their way around in Indonesia,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Builds on HMN101. Emphasises interactive use of Indonesian language and an understanding of contemporary Indonesian society. Uses written text, audio, video and computers for language learning.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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The purpose of the International Relations (IR) major is to provide students with a solid grounding in the core theories, issues and debates in the discipline. This commences in first year with an introduction to key conceptual approaches (incorporating realism, neoliberalism, social constructivism and Marxist approaches). These approaches are then used to evaluate key contemporary issues such as globalisation, changing patterns of power, poverty and dependency, human rights and international justice, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, security and war, and the role of international institutions and regimes.

After completing their first year of study, students have the option of studying themes that encapsulate core sub--- disciplinary debates. These include the foreign policies of great powers, international political economy, order and justice in IR, the international politics of the Asia---Pacific, and international security. We have deliberately developed these units to provide pathways that allow students to focus either on national security issues or those that are more focused on global justice and rights. High achieving students then finish with a ‘capstone’ unit – HIR311 – with a more intensive theory---and---research focus.

The intention here is that our students can develop their own specialisation that matches the hiring profiles of agencies and organisations. These include government departments specialising in international affairs (such as DFAT, Defence, ASIO, ASIS, DIO, Immigration and others) as well as the United Nations, human rights and aid NGOs, and businesses working in a competitive global marketplace that frequently hire IR graduates.

A key aspect of our major is the fact that it is explicitly based on a program of study developed after consultation with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs on the qualities and skills that organisation looks for in its graduates. It is also benchmarked (see below) against leading national and international programs. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The philosophy of this program is grounded in the assumption that all students have the capacity and should have the right to learn a second language, including a scripted language – specifically in this instance, Japan. Second language learning is imperative in terms of globalisation, with high levels of proficiency in Asian languages being a pre-requisite for Australia to take an effective role in the Asia-Pacific region and in the wider world. In 2016, Japan remains, behind China and ahead of both South Korea and the United States, Australia’s second largest two-way trade partner. In other words, an understanding of Japan and the Japanese language remains crucially important to Australia’s successful trade relations. Knowledge of both the language and the society of Japan will have a positive impact on future student employment in the case of those students who seek to engage in commercial exchange with East Asia.

The program aims to provide a full range of second language learning experiences for students, ranging from activities based on face-to-face teaching and conventional print materials through electronically supported language learning to in-country programs. Importantly, recognition is given to the necessity of providing students with opportunities for interaction with the language and speakers of the language outside the classroom and to equip students with the strategies necessary to use the language acquired in the UTAS learning environment in the natural socio-linguistic environment.

The program has a number of entry levels although the substantive major provides a language/sociocultural learning experience that structures students through beginner, intermediate and early advanced levels of language/sociocultural knowledge acquisition.

Through the promotion of in-Japan learning opportunities, the program also provides interested students with the opportunity for both short-term and long-term linguistic and sociocultural immersion experience that graduates high quality, work-place orientated graduates. In this way, the program draws on both issues of culture and creativity while overcoming the isolation that can be a factor of island learning to place students in the natural laboratory of the real-life Japanese social and language environment.

Furthermore, rather than presenting exit as an end-point learning, the program seeks to encourage a consciousness of the value of life-long learning among students and of the benefits of collaborative learning. In doing so, the program creates a community of practice in which participants can share a passion for learning while building a skill set of values for the future work-orientated world. On the other hand, the nature of language learning results in the high level of individual agency required of learners who will achieve success in the future world. This agency is particularly developed during the outward bound in-Japan study programs that are a feature of the major during which time students are required to act with integrity and independence in order to achieve success and thrive. 

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of Japanese. This unit has an emphasis on the interactive use of the Japanese language. It develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese. The unit also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Develops competence in basic spoken and written Japanese.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete two of the following units at Introductory level (25cp)

We often hear that media industries are in decline. However, as this unit will demonstrate, what we are actually seeing is a profound reshaping of new and old media industries in response to shifts in the media landscape. In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies and explore a range of topics including media effects, citizen journalism, children’s media, and fan cultures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of media writing. You will learn techniques for news, feature, copy, online, script and media release writing, and will produce a package of practical work showcasing different writing styles. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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The Legal Studies major gives students an introduction to some of the essential techniques and knowledge applied by lawyers and a grounding in some of the major fields of law. With guidance from law school academics, students will develop the ability to read and interpret legal texts (statutes and case law), gain an understanding of some of the central policy issues in law and advance legal arguments orally and in writing. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introductory overview of the interplay between the various legal systems which impact on our contemporary Australian legal regime. Specifically, the unit will consider the Aboriginal legal system (before and after white settlement), the reception and application…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonIntensive Session Jul
Cradle CoastIntensive Session Jun

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Philosophy is the critical and unbiased inquiry into the questions that come before all others: What is the nature of the world? What are we? How should we live? What kinds of societies are just? In studying Philosophy you will not only turn your attention to questions that are intrinsically worthy of consideration, you will also acquire skills in argumentation, analysis and problem-solving that are valuable in other academic pursuits, in work, and life more generally. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Philosophy 1: Ethics introduces many of the major topics in ethics and political philosophy, and through an examination of past and current texts gives students a philosophical perspective on the contemporary social world. The unit explores foundational questions about ethics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Politics and Policy major teaches students to understand and analyse political, social, economic and organisational processes that shape politics, governance, public policy and public affairs. It aims to produce graduates who are informed and active citizens equipped to undertake varied roles in government agencies, political parties, non-governmental organisations and the private sector as researchers, policy analysts, activists, advisers and elected representatives. In doing so, the major develops students’ understanding of the contemporary political, policy, economic, social and environmental challenges faced by governments and how local, national and global institutions may respond to complex governance problems in an era of globalisation and change.

The major develops students’ understanding of the discipline though units on sub-fields including Australian and comparative politics, political ideas, governance and public policy, and environmental politics. In its teaching and assessment practices, it draws on case studies of local, national, regional and international political and policy issues to allow students to connect and critically analyse political science scholarship with respect to real word issues and events. Further, the program offers students the opportunity to undertake an internship unit with the Tasmanian Public Service or Tasmanian member of parliament (subject to student performance and available places). The Politics and Policy major program thus provides students with knowledge of the complex world of politics, governance and public affairs involving ideas, values, beliefs, interests and array of institutions with a focus on the role of governments and how they operate. Politics and Policy students are thus equipped with essential skills in research, reasoned argument, and in written and verbal communication. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This minor provides you with tools for understanding one of the most persistent features of human cultures – religion and spirituality. You can complete units that consider religious belief and spiritual practices theoretically, historically, and sociologically. You can pose theoretically oriented questions about the place of religious belief in a meaningful life or how religion relates to gender. You can study the historical influence of religion in different periods. You will also have the opportunity to consider religion’s contemporary role in Australia from a sociological perspective. We suggest that students select units that pursue the subject of religion and spirituality from each of the three perspectives. Religion and spirituality are complex phenomena and there is no single correct disciplinary viewpoint from which to study them.

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

A Minor in Social Work will focus on ethical, innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial social work practice enabling you to respond to local, national and global social justice and human rights challenges in ways that are culturally sensitive and relevant, grounded, professional and principled. Your journey in social work begins by engaging with knowledge of inequality, social justice and human rights. You will begin to comprehend the different ways social workers can respond to these issues by working with individuals through to macro level practice strategies. Importantly, you will be introduced to the ‘lifeworlds' of Indigenous peoples, and you will consider what this means for thinking about decolonising efforts in social work and the human services. You will learn to work in teams, which is an essential skill for working with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities. In addition, you will develop critical thinking, research and communication skills that are the foundation of future learning in the degree. 

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)
HGW101 Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice
Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit uses the theoretical concept of 'Lifeworlds' to frame an exploration of the life worlds of Indigenous peoples globally: across cultural, social being and doing of Indigenous peoples at the local (palawa/pakana)Tasmania, national (Noongar), Western Australia and international (Navajo…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Human behaviour is not universal. Why do individuals behave the way they do? Lecture content will introduce and explore theoretical descriptions of individual differences such as personality and intelligence that can impact behaviour in a variety of contexts, as well…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Sociology is the study of human societies, focusing on the organisation of social life from individuals to social institutions. It examines people and other actors in their social contexts, and provides insights into the ways factors such as class, wealth, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability, and religion shape societies at the individual, group, and institutional levels. Central to the sociological endeavour is a critical perspective: sociologists question the popular explanations of social life, through the application of rigorous and systematic methods of enquiry, and examine the dynamics of power and inequality.

Sociology graduates are expected to exhibit an understanding of sociology as an academic discipline. Sociology includes a great diversity of areas of specialisation, objects of study, research methods and theoretical approaches. Sociological knowledge is often contested, provisional, and situated.

As a discipline, Sociology is characterised by empirically based social research and by carefully examined social theory. Sociology students develop skills in critical thinking, self-direction, collaboration and communication. Graduates of sociology programs are well equipped to go into a variety of careers across a range of government and nongovernment sectors, particularly those that require high level research and critical thinking skills. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Theatre and Performance minor offers the opportunity for you to engage with the histories and traditions of the theatre and explore exciting innovations in performance. From the practical exploration of scenes from canonical plays, to creating provocative contemporary performance, this major will introduce you to the breadth of theatre and performance in the context of the 21st century.

Taught within the working Annexe Theatre and Studio at our central Launceston campus, you will have the opportunity to rehearse and learn, onstage and backstage. This major integrates practice and theory, through performance skills development, alongside units exploring the interpretation and staging of texts, the practices of design and scenography, and the influence of new technologies in the theatre. Through these subjects, you will develop industry literacies, historical perspectives, critical and analytic skills and embodied knowledge.

A major in Theatre and Performance fosters creativity, flexibility and resilience that will enable you to pursue a sustainable practice, providing highly transferable skills that are valuable in a range of career pathways within the creative industries and beyond. 

Complete the following two units at Introductory level (25cp)

This unit will introduce students to primary elements of performance practice with a particular focus on voice, body and their relationship with space and imagination. In this unit, students will learn the specific skills of voice production and movement.The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on introductory skills and knowledge central to technical production for the theatre. It includes an introduction to the duties and skills required by technical support staff in theatre venues as well as the organisational skills appropriate to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit at Introductory level (12.5cp)

Unravelling and understanding the linkages between many different components of the systems that comprise tourism is the major task of this unit. Areas of study include, understanding tourism as a series of systems, appreciating the role of government in tourism…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete one of the following units at Introductory level (12.5cp)

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the theory base of marketing and develops in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability to identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2

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By the time you complete your Bachelor of Arts, you will demonstrate a broad general knowledge from a range of humanities and social science disciplines and an in-depth knowledge in one or more of these disciplines (CLLO 1). Your Degree Core Knowledge units (total 100cp) will ensure that you are set up to achieve this, right from the beginning of your study, regardless of the particular major(s) you eventually decide on. As part of Degree Core Knowledge you will study one minor (50cp), and this will guarantee that you broaden your knowledge through studying an additional discipline to your major. The other Degree Core Knowledge units (50cp) also provide different and complementary perspectives – this time adding new perspectives to both your major and minor. The capacity to seek and evaluate different perspectives is a key skill that your BA will develop (CLLO 6) and your Degree Core Knowledge units will promote this skill right from your first year, providing you with the intellectual flexibility and respect for multiple perspectives that are so important in the diverse workplaces and societies of today and tomorrow (CLLO 7).

You will study Degree Core Knowledge units totalling 100cp:

  • One minor from the BA schedule (50cp), comprising 25cp Introductory and 25cp Intermediate.
  • Two Introductory units from a Humanities and/or Social Sciences discipline (total 25cp).
  • Two breadth units (total 25cp). At least one of your breadth units must be at Intermediate or Advanced level.

Two of your Degree Core Knowledge units (2 x 12.5cp) are Introductory level units selected from a Humanities and/or Social Sciences discipline (list below). This will provide you with knowledge and skill in that individual discipline (CLLO 3) and, equally important, will provide you with disciplinary perspectives and knowledge that you can apply in the rest of your degree. In gaining an additional perspective from within a Humanities or Social Sciences discipline you are also gaining additional analytic, technical, and methodological tools which will help you, from the very start of your degree, to approach issues and problems from multiple perspectives (CLLO 2).

Two of your Degree Core Knowledge units are breadth units (2 x 12.5cp). In studying these units, you will develop a range of skills and attributes fundamental to your degree study, especially the capacity to recognise, work within, and reflect on diverse contexts – diversity of cultures, diversity of disciplines, diversity of perspectives (CLLO 2, 6, 7). For example: introductory foreign language units are ideal for encouraging different perspectives on diverse cultures (perhaps in preparation for an overseas study experience as part of your degree), not to mention building your communication skills (CLLO 2, 6, 7); other breadth units focus on the related areas of effective writing, speaking, reasoning, and persuading (CLLO 3, 4); other breadth units focus on contemporary and long-standing problems that are best addressed from multi-disciplinary perspectives (CLLO 2, 6); and more.

You are free to study whichever 2 breadth units you like (subject to year-level requirement noted above) – the following lists some examples, but it is not exhaustive. 

Choose two of the following Introductory level units (25cp)
Humanities

Provides a detailed introduction to contemporary Aboriginal socio-economic experience across Australia from the final decades of the 20th century. Issues addressed include the extent of Aboriginal disadvantage; the experience of racism; aspects of contemporary Aboriginal cultures; child welfare, health and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit explores some debates about aspects of Aboriginal social life before the British colonisation-for example, social and political structures, economies, religious…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of Ancient Greece, from the Dark Ages (c. 1200 BCE) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE). Examples of seminar topics include epic poetry…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of ancient Rome, from its foundation in 753 BCE to the reign of the emperor Domitian (81–96 CE). Examples of seminar topics include the Roman monarchy,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Become better prepared to deal with the variety of culturally challenging situations you will encounter in whichever part of the world you live and work. Develop an appreciation of the personal and professional benefits which come from being more culturally…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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What is ‘Asia’? Where is ‘Asia’? These seem like obvious questions but – as you will learn in this unit – the answers are not so straightforward.And what does ‘Asia’ mean to the many countries in the Asian region? In…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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How do short stories, poems, plays, novels and films generate meaning? This unit explores some of the strategies we can use to understand literary texts. It introduces students to the work of close reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. Students…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Why are certain texts regarded as classics within the English literary canon and how do we encounter them today? This unit considers the importance of tradition to the ways we value, understand and circulate popular and literary texts. Students who…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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How do assumptions about gender influence our understanding of what it means to be a human being? In this unit we explore a variety of different ways that human beings have been imagined and thought about across time in western…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Gender & World explores the shape(s) and impact(s) of gendered assumptions on human interactions in diverse areas of the world and in different historical periods. This unit focuses on how people have acted and do act on the basis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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From the Italian Renaissance in the late Middle Ages to the rise of European nationalism in the nineteenth century, this unit explores the history of Early Modern Europe – a crucial period in shaping both Europe and the world we…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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Philosophy 1: Ethics introduces many of the major topics in ethics and political philosophy, and through an examination of past and current texts gives students a philosophical perspective on the contemporary social world. The unit explores foundational questions about ethics…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit will introduce students to primary elements of performance practice with a particular focus on voice, body and their relationship with space and imagination. In this unit, students will learn the specific skills of voice production and movement.The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 1

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This unit focuses on introductory skills and knowledge central to technical production for the theatre. It includes an introduction to the duties and skills required by technical support staff in theatre venues as well as the organisational skills appropriate to…

Credit Points: 12.5

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LauncestonSemester 2

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Social Sciences

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

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This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of media writing. You will learn techniques for news, feature, copy, online, script and media release writing, and will produce a package of practical work showcasing different writing styles. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies and explore a range of topics including media effects, citizen journalism, children’s media, and fan cultures.…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

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Introduces students to central concepts and methods used by sociologists to study society. Like HGA101, this unit develops an understanding of sociology by examining the major social institutions and processes, and sociological modes of inquiry. The unit explores central sociological…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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The Bachelor of Arts is the ultimate flexible degree. Experience and Engagement units are part of this flexibility.

Students complete a total of 8 Experience and Engagement units. Experience and Engagement is the place in the BA curriculum where you choose units to complement your disciplinary and Core Degree Knowledge study and where you tailor the degree even further to your interests. Students may choose to take additional units from the majors and minors listed in the BA schedule and/or study units listed in other degrees offered by the University. You can use Experience and Engagement units to study a second major, go on overseas exchange, try something new from the BA or from other degrees, study additional breadth units, enhance your leadership potential, and more.

The choice of possible Experience and Engagement units is deliberately extensive. In the first year of your BA, if you’re not sure what your major or minor will be, consider using Experience and Engagement units to take a pair of introductory units from the same major or minor in the BA schedule – this will give you extra flexibility for changing your mind about your major or minor later in your studies. 

To search for possible Experience & Engagement units, please search by the discipline that you are interested in at the following link http://www.utas.edu.au/courses/unit-search. You are looking for units that are at undergraduate Introductory level, that are available as a "student electives" and that you meet the listed prerequisite requirements for.

Second Major

If you wish to pursue a second Major, we recommend using your Experience and Engagement units as follows:

Arts related second Major (a Major that is available in the Bachelor of Arts that is different from your first Major) - enrol in the eight units for your second Major using the four Minor units and four Advanced level Experience and Engagement units

Non Arts related second Major - enrol in the eight units for your second Major using your eight Experience and Engagement units

The Aboriginal Studies programme facilitates understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies, past and present relationships between indigenous Australians and other peoples (nationally and internationally) and the development of intercultural competence. Our guiding principal is to foster social inclusion while respecting and valuing cultural diversity. We aim to formulate and deliver a programme committed to student-centred learning, academic freedom, creativity, real world relevance, critical scholarship and rigour. We envisage continuing to develop as a broadly based crossdisciplinary enquiry that draws on contemporary theories and established traditions of the humanities and social sciences, situates local and national issues within international flows and frameworks (and vice versa), and engages with issues of sustainability and change

Intermediate level: Complete two of the following units (25cp)

Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores concepts and issues relevant to, and the realities of, Indigenous Tourism. It delves into tourism in Australia's and New Zealand's colonial pasts, and also engages with contemporary ventures such as Indigenous dance, eco-tourism, pilgrimage to sacred sites,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Statistics generally indicate significant disparities between the health and well being of Indigenous people and the broader non-Indigenous population in Australia. This unit explores reasons for this situation, including a 'social determinants' approach examining socio-economic, cultural and political factors impacting…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides a comprehensive exploration of Aboriginal art forms, particularly painting. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal creative expression in traditional and contemporary Aboriginal cultures. Apparent changes in Aboriginal creative expression are examined, including those brought about by the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

 
Advanced level: Complete four of the following units (25cp)

For students with a demonstrable capacity for independent research who have a specific topic within the field of Aboriginal Studies that they wish to investigate. Entry to the unit is at the discretion of Head of Discipline. Students work closely…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engages students in a detailed study of Indigenous experience of Australian legal and justice systems, and of the historical interaction between Indigenous and Australian law. Contexts in which these themes are explored include Land Rights and Native Title, criminal justice,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores concepts and issues relevant to, and the realities of, Indigenous Tourism. It delves into tourism in Australia's and New Zealand's colonial pasts, and also engages with contemporary ventures such as Indigenous dance, eco-tourism, pilgrimage to sacred sites,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Statistics generally indicate significant disparities between the health and well being of Indigenous people and the broader non-Indigenous population in Australia. This unit explores reasons for this situation, including a 'social determinants' approach examining socio-economic, cultural and political factors impacting…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with an understanding of the roles, functions and status of women in past and present Aboriginal societies from Aboriginal perspectives. It considers the influence of colonisation in shaping both western and Aboriginal perceptions of Indigenous women's…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Ancient Civilisations major connects students with the histories, literatures, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. ‘Ancient Civs’ is uniquely broad in its thematic range, reflecting the diverse body of evidence that survives from the ancient world. Our units include topics in mythology and religion, ancient drama, Roman social history, classical epic, and many others. As such, Ancient Civilisations is dynamic, rigorous, and multidisciplinary: it incorporates elements of ancient historiography, literary criticism, archaeology, and philosophical enquiry.

The teaching staff and curriculum of the Ancient Civilisations major encourage students to develop interpretive and analytical skills, as well as skills in written and oral communication. We foster critical thinking, research methods, and intercultural awareness. Our major prepares students for a range of professional careers, as well as for postgraduate study. Students might also wish to supplement their studies by studying the Ancient Languages major (Latin and Ancient Greek languages). These complementary majors equip students with the skills to read ancient sources in their original languages.

The Ancient Civilisations major begins with a pair of introductory units which offer a broad survey of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures, and introduce skills for interpreting these. At the intermediate level, students have the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of interests ranging from love-poetry to Roman Republican history. At the advanced level, we offer a suite of capstone units which seeks to draw the major’s thematic threads together.

Intermediate level: Complete two of the following units (25cp)

This unit explores the roles of spectacles and the spectacular in ancient Roman society through the study of literary, epigraphic, archaeological, and other heritage sources. Lecture and discussion topics include gladiatorial games, chariot races, animal hunts, military triumphs, theatrical shows,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Examines tragic and comic dramas of classical antiquity, which established the nature of western drama for later ages, including the works of Sophocles and Aeschylus, and the bawdy and irreverent Greek and Roman comedies. Particular attention will be paid to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is a study of the role of myth in Greek and Roman culture through literary texts and ancient art, including an exploration of the relationship between mythological narratives and religious ritual. This unit also traces developments in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Nero: misunderstood emperor, malevolent tyrant, or a monster of the middle order? This unit explores the enigmatic and transgressive literature produced during the reign of Nero (AD 54-68): the writings of the philosopher and tragic poet Seneca, the anarchic Satyricon…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 2

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Taking 'erotic text' in a broad sense, this unit explores the many functions - but especially the malfunctions - of desire in ancient literature. We will read some of Ovid's Heroides, fictional verse-letters written by heroines of Greek myth to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines two of the most well documented periods in classical antiquity: the last century of the Roman Republic and the first century of the Roman Empire. The social, cultural, and political turmoil of this era is viewed through…

Credit Points: 12.5

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HobartSemester 1

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Religion permeated all facets of life in ancient Greece and Rome. This unit examines the religious practices of these civilizations through the study of literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources. Lecture and discussion topics include sacred places and spaces, festivals, ritual…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.