Australian Studies Major

Major/Minor/Specialisation !105AA-MAJ+1001 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014

This course is no longer taking applications, the course structure below applies to re-enrolling students who commenced their studies prior to 2008. Information for course B-Arts can be found at the following:

Learning Outcomes:

Australian studies is an internationally recognised program providing an interdisciplinary perspective on Australian society and culture. The program is run within the Faculty of Arts.

Australian studies allows students to develop integrated analyses of the Australian experience from across disciplines. Students are encouraged to apply different methodologies and theoretical approaches to issues such as the environment, indigenous affairs, folklore, gender and sexuality, the visual and literary arts, urban planning, politics and popular culture.

Structure & Available Subjects:

A major in Australian studies usually consists of eight 12.5-point subjects, totalling 100 points. It comprises:

  • two first-year subjects (25 points) from any discipline; and

  • Six subjects taken at level 2/ level 3, selected from the lists below (75 points).

Students who wish to include a subject that is not listed must seek approval from the convener of the Australian studies program.

Students who commenced their degree before 2007 will need to complete 112.5 points toward this major in order to complete the major. For the specific major structure you must follow, refer to the handbook produced in the year you commenced your degree, available online at

Subject Options:

Second year core subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1

Third year core subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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