Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies)

3 years full-time
4 years full-time with Honours


The Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) degree is a 3 year full-time degree in which you complete 2 majors - one in an Asian language and one in an approved Asian Studies subject area or a second Asian language. A range of subjects concerned with the study of Asia are available in the degree, including units of study that deal with historical, cultural, economic, political and religious aspects of Asian societies.

The Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) is not available through UAC. Bachelor of Arts students will be considered for the award of Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) upon successful completion of the required units of study for the degree, as outlined in the example below, and as detailed in the degree requirements.

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Requirements

To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a candidate must complete 144 credit points comprising:

  1. two majors chosen from the list of majors set out in this resolution, including one major in an Asian language;
  2. no more than 48 credit points in junior units of study;
  3. no more than 60 senior credit points from any single subject area; and
  4. no more than 60 credit points (12 junior and 48 senior) from Table B, except that the balance between junior and senior may be varied where required by the pre- or co-requisites in the table of units of study for a particular Table B subject area in which the candidate intends to major.

Please note: students commencing in 2014 and beyond must include a minimum of 6 credit points of senior-advanced (3000 level) units of study in their chosen major(s). You must view the unit of study tables in the handbook for the chosen major(s) for further information. Students commencing their degree prior to 2014 you are not necessarily required to complete a senior-advanced unit in the chosen major(s) unless otherwise instructed to do so.

Designated Asian Studies Subject Areas
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Arab World Islam and the Middle East
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Sanskrit

Pathways

Because you need to complete 2 majors from designated Asian Studies subject areas you will need to consider how to structure your degree so that you complete all the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies). There are a few different ways to structure your degree. Below is just one example:


            Credit Points
First Year S1 Asian Language Major Junior Unit Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Junior Unit)
Arts(Table A) Junior Unit Choice Arts(Table A or B) Junior Unit Choice 24
S2 Asian Language Major Junior Unit Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Junoir Unit)
Arts(Table A) Junior Unit Choice Arts(Table A or B) Junior Unit Choice 24
Second Year S1 Asian Language Major Senior Unit Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Senior Unit)
Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Senior Unit)
Arts(Table A or B) Senior Unit Choice 24
S2 Asian Language Major Senior Unit Asian Language Major Senior Unit A Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Senior Unit)
Arts(Table A or B) Senior Unit Choice 24
Third Year S1 Asian Language Major Senior-advanced Unit Asian Language Major Senior Unit Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Senior-advanced Unit)
Arts(Table A or B) Senior Unit Choice 24
S2 Asian Language Major Senior Unit Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Senior Unit)
Second Major (Asian Language/ARIS
/ASNS/INMS Senior Unit)
Arts(Table A or B) Senior Unit Choice 24
          Total= 144

Academic Contact

 Name  Telephone  Email  Location

 Dr. Olivier Ansart

 +61 2 9351 4306

 

 Room 549, Brennan MacCallum A18