International and Comparative Literary Studies
A major in International and Comparative Literary Studies (ICLS) will provide students with a vibrant and innovative interdisciplinary program of study. Taught by staff from ten different departments covering European, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern language-based disciplines, as well as the Department of English, this rich and diverse program provides a major that is both personally rewarding and prepares future graduates for a range of possible career paths. The major is designed to equip students with cross-literary, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary knowledge, understanding and expertise needed to live, work and succeed in an increasingly global society. A literary education in particular provides important cultural insights, as literature both reflects and shapes a society's cultural and intellectual life.
Students who wish to major in ICLS must complete 36 senior credit points normally consisting of either 36 senior credit points from ICLS units of study (i.e. 6 units over 2 years), or at least 24 senior credit points from ICLS units of study (i.e. at least 4 units over 2 years) plus 12 senior credit points from approved cross-listed units of study.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
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