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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBA (Global)
CRICOS code054582D
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton, South Africa, Sunway)
Contact details


  • In order to qualify for the BA (Global) degree all students must complete GLO3001. This unit is offered in semester two only, but may be undertaken at a Monash campus in Australia or overseas. It is the student's responsibility to take this requirement into account when making decisions about the location and duration of their study abroad experience.
  • This course has a compulsory overseas study/exchange component. Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.


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 related areas, including the various language programs offered by the Faculty of Arts.


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.


This course consists of a major, a minor, two core units and additional units to a total value of 144 points.

Areas of study

For information on majors and minors, refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at


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/GLO3000 Global studies core unit (6 points)

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

(f.) 48 points of electives (from arts or another faculty). Note: 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 48 Points by off-campus distributed learning/flexible delivery.


Bachelor of Arts (Global)