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
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
6    N LNGS1004, LNGS1005
Semester 1
PHIL1012
Introductory Logic
6      Semester 2
PHIL2615
Intermediate Logic

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points in Philosophy) and (PHIL1012 or PHIL2203 or PHIL2628)
N PHIL2215, PHIL3215
Semester 2
PHIL2642
Critical Thinking
6    P 12 Junior credit points
Semester 2
Winter Main
PHIL2650
Logic and Computation
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
Semester 2
Any junior unit of study in Mathematics from the Faculty of Science Table 1.

B. Communication

ENGL1008
Australian Texts: International Contexts
6      Semester 2
LNGS1002
Language and Social Context
6      Semester 2
WRIT1000
Writing: Style and Method
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
Winter Main
WRIT1001
Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
Winter Main
WRIT2002
Advanced Writing and Research
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
6    N HPSC1900


This Junior unit of study is highly recommended to Intermediate and Senior Life Sciences students.
Semester 1
HPSC1900
Bioethics (Advanced)
6    N HPSC1000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
HPSC3107
Science, Ethics and Society
6    P (HPSC2100 or HPSC2900) and (HPSC2101 or HPSC2901)
N HPSC3022, 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
PHIL1011
Reality, Ethics and Beauty
6    N PHIL1004, PHIL1003, PHIL1006, PHIL1008
Semester 1
PHIL2617
Practical Ethics
6    P 12 Junior credit points
N PHIL2517, PHIL3617
Semester 1
Summer Late
PHIL2623
Moral Psychology
6    P 12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
N PHIL2513, PHIL3513
Semester 1

D. Culture, Society and Global Citizenship

AMST1001
Global America

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6   

Students intending to do a major in American Studies must complete AMST1001 and either HSTY1023 or HSTY1076
Semester 2
ANTH1001
Cultural Difference: An Introduction
6    N ANTH1003
Semester 1
Summer Main
ANTH1002
Anthropology and the Global
6    N ANTH1004
Semester 2
ANTH2625
Culture and Development
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Anthropology
Semester 1
ARHT1001
Art and Experience
6      Semester 1
ARHT2656
Film Genres and National Cinemas
6    P (ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)
N ARHT2056
Semester 1
ARIS2673
Islam and Muslims in World History

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (ARIS1001 or ARIS1671) or (12 Junior credit points from History or Ancient History) or (RLST1002 and RLST1005)
N ARIS2003


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
ASNS1601
Introduction to Asian Cultures
6      Semester 1
ASNS1602
Modernity in Asia

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6      Semester 2
ASNS3619
China and Globalisation

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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
ENGL1008
Australian Texts: International Contexts
6      Semester 2
EUST2611
European & Middle Eastern Myth & Legend

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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
6    N ENSY1001, GEOS1901, GEOL1001, GEOG1001, GEOG1002, GEOL1002, GEOL1902
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    P An ATAR above 93 is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
N GEOG1002, GEOL1002, ENSY1001, GEOL1001, GEOL1902, GEOS1001, GEOG1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
GOVT1202
World Politics
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
Semester 2
HSTY2672
Britain and the World: C.1837-1914

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies
Semester 2
Winter Main
HSTY2692
International and Global History

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History
Semester 1
JCTC1001
Palestine: Roman Rule to Islam
6      Semester 1
KOCR2600
Indigenous Australia: An Introduction
6    P 18 Junior credit points
N KOCR2100
Semester 1
Semester 2

E. Scientific Enquiry

ANTH2627
Medical Anthropology
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?
6    P 24 credit points of Junior units of study
N HPSC2901, HPSC2001
Semester 2
Summer Main
HPSC2100
The Birth of Modern Science
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

F. Technological Literacy

INFO1003
Foundations of Information Technology
6    N INFO1000, ISYS1003, INFO1903, INFS1000
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO1903
Informatics (Advanced)
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
ARIN2600
Technocultures

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 18 junior credit points
N ARIN3000


As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by ARIN3610. This unit of study will not be offered again.
Semester 1
ARIN2610
Web Transformations
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
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
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