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Monash University

Bachelor of Arts (Global)

Course code: 3910 ~ Course abbreviation: BA(Global) ~ Total credit points required: 144 ~ 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton; Caulfield)

Course description

This course builds on the broad teaching and learning objectives of the Bachelor of Arts while developing a specialised focus on studies within an international framework. Students are able to explore and develop their knowledge and studies of the humanities through completing a compulsory international studies major sequence and undertaking studies on off-shore campuses as well as via flexible delivery mode. Students can undertake studies in cognate areas, including the various language programs offered by the Faculty of Arts.

Course objectives

In addition to developing a broad and critical understanding of knowledge, the course is designed to foster an intellectual and cultural curiosity as a preparation for lifelong learning.

Course structure

Areas of study

For information on majors and minors, refer to the `Areas of study' section on the Arts faculty website at

Course requirements

Students must complete the following:

(a) an international studies major (48 points)

(b) an arts minor (24 points)

(c) another first-year-level arts sequence (12 points)

(d) GLO2000/3000 Global studies core unit (6 points)

(e) GLO3001 Global research core unit (6 points)

(f) 48 points of electives (from arts or another faculty) Psychology can be taken within the 48 points of electives but cannot be used as an Arts minor or first-year sequence

(g) a minimum of one and a maximum of three semester(s) abroad at another Monash campus or designated overseas university (ie exchange partner).

Students are able to undertake a maximum of two semesters by off campus distributed learning/flexible delivery.

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