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Monash University

Diploma in Arts (International Studies)

Course code: 3785 ~ Course abbreviation: DipArts(IntStud) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 3-4 years part-time concurrent with a bachelors degree ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Berwick - P/T only; Caulfield - P/T only; Clayton - P/T only)

Course description

This course provides students with the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in the area of international studies while completing a bachelors degree or double degree in other fields. Students examine the history of the 20th century on a global scale as the basis for more detailed exploration in second and third-year-level units that look at the issues facing a world moving into the 21st century. Students are able to explore issues such as globalisation, poverty and justice, consumerism, disasters, religion, travel, international development, global conflict and refugees through interdisciplinary programs as a way of coming to understand the issues and events that have shaped, and continue to shape, the world.

Course Objectives

Graduates are expected to: 1. develop the intellectual capabilities inherent in the interpretation of sources of knowledge pertaining to the academic discipline; 2. develop an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. develop the capacity for quantitative and qualitative analysis, critique and creative thinking in the discipline; 4. develop an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the field of study; 5. develop the skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis, including other practical skills such as computer skills, appropriate to the academic discipline.

Course structure

Course requirements

Students are required to complete a three-year major sequence (48 points) in international studies. For full information on the units required, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

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