Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Units Table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Table of Liberal Studies Units for the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

Candidates are required to complete 36 credit points from units listed in the Liberal Studies table. At least one 6 credit point unit of study from each of the three core areas Analytical Thinking, Communication and Ethics must be completed. The remaining 18 credit points of Liberal Studies units may be taken from any of the six areas of the table, A-F.

1. Compulsory Liberal Studies Units

From the Table of Liberal Studies Units below, students must complete ATHK1001 Analytical Thinking, and WRIT1001 Writing and Rhetoric - Academic Essays, and one 6 credit point unit from the Ethics area, totalling 18 credit points. Note that ATHK1001 and WRIT1001 must be taken in the first year of the degree.

2. Table of Liberal Studies Units

A. Analytical Thinking

ATHK1001
Analytical Thinking

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6   

ATHK1001 is a compulsory unit within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (BLAS) degree and will only be available to students enrolling the BLAS.
Semester 1
LNGS1001
Structure of Language

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N LNGS1004 or LNGS1005
Semester 1
PHIL1012
Introductory Logic
6      Semester 2
Semester 2
PHIL2615
Intermediate Logic
6    P 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy, including PHIL1012
N PHIL2215 or PHIL3215
Semester 2
PHIL2642
Critical Thinking
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 2
Semester 2
Winter Main
Winter Main
PHIL2650
Logic and Computation

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P PHIL1012 or PHIL2628 or permission of instructor
Semester 1
STAT2012
Statistical Tests
6    P MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or ECMT1010 or BUSS1020
N STAT2912, STAT2004, STAT2912, STAT2004, STAT2004, STAT2912
Semester 2
Semester 2
Any junior unit of study in Mathematics from the Faculty of Science Table 1.

B. Communication

ENGL1008
Australian Texts: International Contexts

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 2
LNGS1002
Language and Social Context
6      Semester 2
Semester 2
WRIT1000
Writing: Style and Method

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
Winter Main
WRIT1001
Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
WRIT2002
Advanced Writing and Research

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 1
Summer Early
Any junior unit of study in a language subject area other than English, from the Faculty of Arts Table A.

C. Ethics

HPSC1000
Bioethics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N HPSC1900


This Junior unit of study is highly recommended to Intermediate and Senior Life Sciences students.
Semester 1
HPSC1900
Bioethics (Advanced) - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N HPSC1000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
HPSC3107
Science, Ethics and Society

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
N HPSC3022 or HPSC3024
Semester 1
INFO2315
Introduction to IT Security
6    A In order to enter this unit, students should have at least one semester of tertiary study of IT. In particular, we assume familiarity with the value of information, and with the varied uses of IT in business and personal activities. We also assume an introductory level of skill in using a computer (for example, creating and moving files and folders, downloading and installing files, etc). The assumed background would be achieved by completing INFO1003 Foundations of IT. We also assume previous instruction in verbal presentations and teamwork.
Semester 2
Semester 2
PHIL1011
Reality, Ethics and Beauty

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N PHIL1003 or PHIL1004 or PHIL1006 or PHIL1008
Semester 1
PHIL2617
Practical Ethics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 Junior credit points
N PHIL2517 or PHIL3617
Semester 1
Summer Late
PHIL2623
Moral Psychology

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL2513 or PHIL3513
Semester 1

D. Culture, Society and Global Citizenship

AMST1001
Global America
6   

Students intending to do a major in American Studies must complete AMST1001 and either HSTY1023 or HSTY1076
Semester 2
Semester 2
ANTH1001
Cultural Difference: An Introduction

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N ANTH1003
Semester 1
Summer Main
ANTH1002
Anthropology and the Global
6    N ANTH1004, ANTH1004, ANTH1004
Semester 2
Semester 2
ANTH2625
Culture and Development

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
Semester 1
ARHT1001
Art and Experience

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 1
ARHT2656
Film Genres and National Cinemas

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)
N ARHT2056
Semester 1
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 1
ASNS1602
Modernity in Asia
6      Semester 2
Semester 2
ASNS3619
China and Globalisation
6    P 12 Junior credit points from (Asian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Chinese Studies or Indonesian Studies or Sanskrit or History or Ancient History or International and Global Studies)
Semester 2
ECOP1003
International Economy and Finance
6      Semester 2
Semester 2
ENGL1008
Australian Texts: International Contexts

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 2
EUST2611
European & Middle Eastern Myth & Legend
6    P 12 Junior credit points from (European Studies, International and Global Studies, Sociology, Arabic Language and Cultures, French Studies, Germanic Studies, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Italian Studies, Modern Greek Studies, Spanish, Latin American Studies, GOVT1104, GOVT1105, GOVT1202, ENGL1009, ENGL1026, ENGL1011, HSTY1045, HSTY1032 or HSTY1044)
Semester 2
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Prerequisites: An ATAR above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 1
GEOS1002
Introductory Geography
6    N GEOS1902 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002, GEOS1902 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002, GEOS1902 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002
Semester 2
Semester 2
GEOS1902
Introductory Geography (Advanced)
6    N GEOS1002 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002, GEOS1002 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002, GEOS1002 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 2
Prerequisites: An ATAR equivalent) above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 2
Semester 2
GOVT1202
World Politics

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6   

In Summer School this unit is available to current HSC students only.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
HSTY1044
Twentieth-Century Europe
6    N HSTY1043, HSTY1043, HSTY1043
Semester 2
Semester 2
HSTY2692
International and Global History
6    P 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History
Semester 1
JCTC1001
Palestine: Roman Rule to Islam

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6      Semester 1
KOCR2600
Indigenous Australia: An Introduction

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 18 Junior credit points
N KOCR2100
Semester 1
Semester 2

E. Scientific Enquiry

ANTH2627
Medical Anthropology

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P (12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from Gender and Cultural Studies)
N ANTH2027
Semester 1
HPSC2101
What Is This Thing Called Science?

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study
N HPSC2001 or HPSC2901
Semester 2
Summer Main
HPSC2100
The Birth of Modern Science

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study
N HPSC2900
Semester 1
Summer Main
PHYS1500
Astronomy
6   

No assumed knowledge of Physics.
Semester 2
Semester 2

F. Technological Literacy

INFO1003
Foundations of Information Technology
6    N INFO1000, ISYS1003, INFO1903, INFS1000, INFO1000, ISYS1003, INFS1000, INFO1903, INFS1000, INFO1000, ISYS1003, INFO1903
Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 2
INFO1903
Informatics (Advanced) - Departmental permission is required for this unit

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P ATAR sufficient to enter BCST(Adv), BIT or BSc(Adv), or portfolio of work suitable for entry

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
ARIN2610
Web Transformations

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 18 Junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology)
N ARIN2100
Semester 2
Winter Main
ARIN2620
Cyberworlds

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 18 junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology)
N ARIN2200
Semester 1
Summer Main
ARIN2630
Digital Arts

This unit of study is not Data Audit Committee Approved

6    P 18 junior credit points from (Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender and Culture Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Media and Communication, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology)
N ARIN2300
Semester 2