Majors and Minors

  • Aboriginal Studies

    Please contact the Bachelor of Arts Program Coordinator for information about this discipline.

  • Archaeology

    Students must complete 200 units of credit, as follows:

    Students complete these SIX courses:

    • ARCL1020 Introduction to Archaeology
    • ARCL1030 Reading the Past: Interpretation from Archaeology
    • ARCL3010 Maritime Archaeology: Ships and Harbours
    • ARCL3020 The Archaeology of Indigenous Australia
    • ARCL3030 Unearthing the Past: The History and Archaeology of Western Australia
    • ARCL3040 Archaeology Field Methods

    Students complete TWO of these courses:

    • ARCL3008 Archaeology Internship
    • ABOR1000 Aboriginal People OR GEOG1110 Physical Geography
    • HIST2008 The Caesars
    • ENVR2330 Australian Ecology: from Theory to Practice
    • SCIE3290 Geographic Information Systems
  • Behavioural Science

    Students must complete 200 units of credit, as follows:

    Students complete these EIGHT courses:

    • BESC1000 Developmental Psychology
    • BESC1050 Social Science Research
    • BESC2240 Discourse, Power, and Politics
    • BESC2250 Culture and Society
    • BESC3110 Research Methods and Practice
    • BESC3150 Professional Practice in Behavioural Science
    • BESC3930 Community: Policy and Development
    • BESC3940 Behavioural Science Internship
  • Biology

    Students must complete 200 units of credit, as follows:

    Students complete these EIGHT courses:

    • BIOL1250 Molecular and Cell Biology
    • BIOL2100 Animal Diversity
    • BIOL2260 Plant Diversity
    • BIOL3250 Aquatic Science
    • BIOL3000 Adaptations for Survival in the Australian Environment
    • ENVR2330 Australian Ecology: From Theory to Practice
    • HLTH2300 Microbiology
    • SCIE3290 Geographic Information Systems
  • Business Studies

    Students are required to complete 8 courses of 25 units of credit (200 units of credit), as follows:

    Students must complete the following courses:

    • BUSN1000 Economics AND / OR BUSN1110 Accounting for Business
    • BUSN1600 Principles of Management
    • BUSN2730 Principles of Human Resource Management

    Plus any of the following courses, including at least 2 x 3000 level, to make EIGHT (8):

    • BUSN2000 Events Management
    • BUSN2400 Business Law
    • BUSN2450 Taxation
    • BUSN2660 Employment Relations
    • BUSN3020 Leadership: Theory and Practice
    • BUSN3600 Strategic Management
    • BUSN3680 Change Management
    • BUSN3690 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • BUSN3740 Strategic Workforce Issues
  • Counselling

    Students must complete 200 units of credit, as follows:

    Students complete these SEVEN courses:

    • COUN1003 Theories & Approaches to Counselling
    • COUN1004 Counselling Skills Training 1
    • COUN3002 Placement and Supervision A
    • COUN3003 Placement and Supervision B
    • COUN3160 Counselling in High Prevalence Mental Health Disorders
    • COUN3170 Professional Legal & Ethical Issues in Counselling
    • PSYC2170 Developmental Psychology

    Students complete ONE of these courses:

    • COUN2080 Counselling in the Area of Alcohol & Other Drugs
    • COUN2110 Trauma Counselling
    • COUN2150 Counselling Children and Adolescents
    • COUN2160 Cross-cultural Counselling
    • COUN3004 Counselling Couples and Families
    • COUN3005 Counselling Older People
    • SOCI3000 Ableism, (Dis)ability and Society
  • English Literature

    Students must complete 200 units of credit, as follows:

    Students complete these TWO courses:

    • ENGL1020 Text and Tradition
    • ENGL1040 World Literatures Today

    Students complete SIX of these courses:

    • ENGL1050 Theory and Practice of Modern Theatre
    • ENGL3000 Literature for Children and Young Adults
    • ENGL3010 The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory
    • ENGL3030 Gothic Literature and its Legacy
    • ENGL3060 Australian Theatre
    • ENGL3100 The Art and Craft of Travel Writing
    • ENGL3160 Australian Literatures
    • ENGL3310 Poetry and Poetics
    • ENGL3320 The Novel in English
    • ENGL3410 Drama in the Age of Shakespeare
    • ENGL3510 Comparative Indigenous Literature
    • ENGL3080 Italy and the Renaissance
    • ENGL3820 Freedom from Oppression: Literature that Changed the World
    • ENGL30008 English Literature Internship
    • COMM2020 Screenwriting
    • COMM3090 Adaptation Studies

    Students may complete this course on approval of the Dean, and if available:

    • ARTS3010 Experience the World I
    • ARTS3020 Experience the World II
    • ARTS3030 Experience the World Study Tour (50 units of credit)
  • Environmental Management

    Students must complete 200 units of credit, as follows:

    Students complete these EIGHT courses:

    • BIOL3000 Adaptations for Survival in the Australian Environment
    • BIOL3250 Aquatic Science
    • ENVR2330 Australian Ecology: from Theory to Practice
    • ENVR3310 Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning
    • ENVR3520 Natural Resource Management
    • GEOG1110 Physical Geography: Climates, Geology and Soils
    • GEOG3110 Coastal Processes and Planning
    • SCIE3290 Geographic Information Systems
  • Film and Screen Production

    Students are required to complete 8 courses of 25 units of credit (200 units of credit), as follows.

    THREE (3) required courses:

    • Foundation level: COMM1210 Introduction to Screen Production
    • Intermediate level:
      • COMM2030 Language of Film
      • COMM2150 Screen Production: Skills and Practice

    Plus at least ONE (1) of the following courses: Capstone level:

    • COMM3260 Advanced Screen Production: Documentary
    • COMM3270 Advanced Screen Production: Drama

    Plus at least ONE (1) of the following courses:

    • COMM3300 Documentary Studies
    • COMM3630 Australian Cinema
    • COMM3090 Adaptation Studies

    Plus any of the following to make EIGHT (8) courses:

    • COMM1000 Digital Photography
    • COMM1060 Media and Society
    • COMM2020 Screenwriting
    • COMM2040 Digital Cultures
    • COMM3090 Adaptation Studies
    • COMM2300 Digital Media Production
    • COMM3050 Media Ethics and Law
    • COMM3210 Interactive Media
    • COMM3260 Advanced Screen Production: Documentary
    • COMM3270 Advanced Screen Production: Drama
    • COMM3300 Documentary Studies
    • COMM3630 Australian Cinema
    • COMM3008 Communications Internship
    • COMM1420 Introduction to Journalism
  • Health Promotion

    If you are intending to take this Major, please contact the Science or Behavioural Science program coordinator for more details.

    Students must complete the following EIGHT (8) courses:

    • HLTH1001 Physical Activity & Health
    • HLTH1620 Health Issues and Preventive Approaches
    • HLTH2620 Population Approaches to Health Promotion
    • HLTH2510 Exercise Health and Disease
    • HLTH2100 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity
    • HLTH3101 Nutrition for Health and Physical Activity
    • HLTH3620 Health Sciences Research
    • HLTH3610 Community Approaches to Health Promotion
  • History

    Students are required to complete 8 courses of 25 units of credit (200 units of credit), as follows.

    LEVEL ONE: FOUNDATION LEARNING

    Students must compete the following TWO courses:

    • HIST1000 A History of Western Civilisation
    • HIST1001 Making Australian History

    LEVEL TWO: EXTENDED LEARNING

    Students may complete ANY of the following courses:

    • ARCL3030 Unearthing our Past: The History and Archaeology of Western Australia
    • HIST2004 Of Vice and Virtue: Social Change in Victorian Britain
    • HIST2008 The Caesars
    • HIST2009 The Kennedys: America in the 1960s
    • HIST2016 A History of Crime: Assessing the Evidence
    • HIST2026 The European Middle Ages, c.450 – c. 1250
    • HIST2021 History and Politics of Southeast Asia
    • HIST2022 The Modern Middle East
    • HIST2024 The Tudors
    • HIST2028 Visual Evidence: Art and artefacts of the Western Tradition
    • HIST2029 Nazi Germany: Assessing the Evidence

    LEVEL THREE: ADVANCED LEARNING

    Students must complete AT LEAST TWO of the following courses in their final year of study:
    • HIST3008 History Internship
    • HIST3016 A History of Crime: Assessing the Evidence
    • HIST3028 Visual Evidence: Art and Artefacts of the Western Tradition
    • HIST3029 Nazi Germany: Assessing the Evidence

    *Please note that students may not enrol into those courses which they have completed at Level Two (eg: completion of HIST2000 precludes enrolment into HIST3000).

    Students may complete other courses on approval of the Dean, and if available, to a total of 50 units of credit:

    • ARTS3010 Experience the World I
    • ARTS3030 Experience the World Study Tour (50 units of credit)
    • ARTS3800 Special Project

    Church History Courses listed in the Bachelor of Theology Regulations (3248).

  • Human Biology

    Students must complete the following FIVE (5) courses:

    • BIOL1250 Molecular and Cell Biology
    • BIOL3500 Pollution and Ecotoxicology
    • HLTH1000 Human Structure and Function
    • HLTH1030 Anatomy and Physiology of Body Systems
    • HLTH2300 Microbiology

    Plus any THREE (3) of the following courses:

    • HLTH2210 Biochemistry
    • HLTH3100 Immunology
    • HLTH3250 Infectious Disease (pre-requisite HLTH2210)
    • HLTH3310 Reproductive Biology
    • HLTH3400 Human Genetics
    • HLTH3450 Neuroscience
  • Human Resource Management

    Students must complete the following EIGHT (8) courses:

    • BUSN2340 Employment Law
    • BUSN2660 Employment Relations
    • BUSN2730 Principles of Human Resource Management
    • BUSN3140 Human Resource Development
    • BUSN3680 Change Management
    • BUSN3700 Human Resource Policy
    • BUSN3740 Strategic Workforce Issues
    • BESC2140 Organisational Behaviour

    Course substitution is permitted with the approval of the Dean.

  • Journalism

    Students are required to complete 8 courses of 25 units of credit (200 units of credit), as follows.

    THREE (3) required courses:

    • Foundation level: COMM1420 Introduction to Journalism
    • Intermediate level: COMM2340 Journalism: Theory and Practice
    • Upper level: COMM3050 Media Ethics and Law

    Plus at least ONE (1) of the following capstone courses:

    • COMM3002 Digital Journalism Portfolio
    • COMM3008 Communications Internship

    Plus at least ONE (1) of the following courses:

    • COMM2330 Journalism for Television and Video
    • COMM3040 Feature Writing
    • COMM3700 Radio

    Plus any of the following courses as needed to complete EIGHT (8) courses:

    • COMM1000 Digital Photography
    • COMM1060 Media and Society*
    • COMM1210 Introduction to Screen Production
    • COMM2040 Digital Cultures
    • COMM2300 Digital Media Production
    • COMM2330 Journalism for Television and Video
    • COMM3002 Digital Journalism Portfolio
    • COMM3040 Feature Writing
    • COMM3070 Photojournalism
    • COMM3210 Interactive Media
    • COMM3300 Documentary Studies
    • COMM3700 Radio
    • COMM3008 Communications Internship
    • POLI3003    Setting the Agenda: the Media and Politics
  • Marketing and Public Relations

    Students must complete one Major, comprised of required courses and approved elective courses to a total of EIGHT (8) x 25 units of credit.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Students must complete the following FIVE (5) courses:

    • BUSN1220 Principles of Marketing (Pre-req: Nil)
    • BUSN2050 Integrated Marketing Communication (Pre-req: BUSN2520)
    • BUSN2090 Professional Writing (Pre-req: BUSN2580)
    • BUSN2520 Consumer Behaviour (Pre-req: BUSN1220)
    • BUSN2580 Introduction to Public Relations (Pre-req: Nil)

    Plus THREE (3) of the following courses:

    • BUSN3230 Services Marketing (Pre-req: BUSN2520+BUSN2050)
    • BUSN3370 Corporate Public Relations (Pre-req: BUSN2580+BUSN2090)
    • BUSN3500 Strategic Marketing (Pre-req: BUSN2050)
    • BUSN3990 Social Media (Pre-req: completion of 1st year)
  • Mathematics

    Students must complete the following courses:

    • MATH1030 Principles of Mathematics
    • MATH1300 Mathematics Foundations
    • MATH1400 Key Concepts in Mathematics
    • MATH2000 Linear Algebra
    • MATH2100 Calculus & Applied Mathematics
    • MATH3030 Discrete Mathematics
    • MATH3040 Advanced Calculus
    • EDUC2315 Mathematics Learning for Early Adolescents OR 
    • HLTH2270 Data Analysis and Experimental Design
  • Philosophy

    Students must complete one Major, comprised of required courses and approved elective courses to a total of EIGHT (8) x 25 units of credit. More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    The Major may include TWO introductory 1000 level courses:

    • CORE1010 Introduction to Philosophy
    • CORE1020 Ethics

    The Major must include at least SIX (6) of the following courses, including at least two (2) courses at the 3000 level:

    • PHIL2100 History of Philosophy: Ancient
    • PHIL2110 History of Philosophy: Medieval
    • PHIL2130 History of Philosophy: Modern
    • PHIL2140 History of Philosophy: Contemporary
    • PHIL3710 Logical and Critical Thinking
    • PHIL3210 Philosophy of the Human Person
    • PHIL3090 Moral Philosophy
    • PHIL3050 Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art
    • PHIL3300 Epistemology: Ways of Knowing
    • PHIL3150 Philosophy of Love and Friendship
    • PHIL3080 Natural Law
    • PHIL3520 Philosophy of Religion
    • PHIL3550 Myth and Meaning
    • PHIL3510 Metaphysics: Theories of Being and Existence
    • PHIL3310 Cosmology and Philosophy of Science
    • PHIL3410 Political Philosophy
    • PHIL3950 Special Topics in Philosophy and Ethics

    Please check availability with the School of Philosophy and Theology

  • Politics and International Relations

    This Major (8 courses per Major)  is comprised of these specific courses. All courses are 25 units of credit, except where indicated.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Students must complete the following TWO (2) courses:

    • POLI1000 Introduction to World Politics
    • POLI1001 Politics, Democracy and Governance in Australia

    Plus any SIX (6) of the following courses:

    • POLI3001 Cyber-security, Technological Trends and Modern Warfare
    • POLI3003 Setting the Agenda: the Media and Politics
    • POLI3004 Terrorism and Violent Extremism
    • POLI3005 Intelligence and International Security
    • POLI3006 Public Policy and Practice: The Business of Government
    • POLI3007 Home and Away: Comparing Political Systems
    • POLI3009 Australian Foreign Policy
    • POLI3012 The Politics and History of Genocide
    • POLI3021 The History and Politics of Southeast Asia
    • POLI3022 The Modern Middle East
    • POLI3023 Strategy, Security and Diplomacy
    • POLI3024 US Foreign Policy Since 1945
    • SOJS3130 Human and Environmental Securit
    • PHIL3410 Political Philosophy
    • POLI3008 Politics Internship
      OR
      SOJS3170 Social Justice, Service-Learning and Community Engagement

    Other courses on approval of the Dean, and if available, to a maximum of 50 units of credit:

    • ARTS3010 Experience the World I
    • ARTS3020 Experience the World II
    • ARTS3030 Experience the World Study Tour (50 units of credit)
  • Social Justice

    Students are required to complete 8 courses of 25 units of credit (200 units of credit), as follows.

    TWO (2) required courses:

    • SOJS1000 Introduction to Social Justice
    • SOJS2120 Living Human Rights

    Plus at least ONE (1) of these courses:

    • SOJS3008 Social Justice Internship
    • SOJS3170 Social Justice, Service Learning and Community Engagement
      OR
      SOJS3220 Service Learning International
    • SOJS3210 Designing Practical Approaches to Social Justice

    Plus any of the following courses to a total of EIGHT (8) courses:

    • SOJS3000 Global Development and Justice
    • SOJS3130 Human and Environmental Security
    • SOJS3160 Peace and Conflict Studies
    • BESC2240 Discourse, Power and Politics
    • BESC2250 Culture and Society
    • ENGL3820 Freedom from Oppression: Literature that Changed the World
    • PHIL3410 Political Philosophy

    Students may complete a MAXIMUM of TWO (2) of these courses:

    • ABOR1000 Aboriginal People
    • ABOR2000 The Cultural and Spiritual Life of Aboriginal People
    • ABOR3030 Aboriginal People in Contemporary Australian Society
    • ABOR3040 Aboriginal People and the Media
    • ABOR3310 Aboriginal People and the Legal System

    Other courses on approval of the Dean, and if available, to a maximum of 50 units of credit:

    • ARTS3010 Experience the World I
    • ARTS3020 Experience the World II
    • ARTS3030 Experience the World Study Tour (50 units of credit)
  • Theatre Studies

    This Major contains 200 units of credit. It is comprised of these specific courses. All courses are 25 units of credit, except where indicated.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Students must complete the following THREE (3) courses:

    • THTR1000 Theory and Practice of Acting I
    • THTR1050 Theory and Practice of Modern
    • Theatre THTR2000 Theory and Practice of Acting II*

    Plus any of the following courses to make a total of 200 units of credit:

    • THTR2010 Theatre Crafts
    • THTR3050 Theatre for Social Change
    • THTR3060 Australian Theatre
    • THTR3090 Fundamentals of Directing
    • THTR3110 Text-based Production Workshop (50 units of credit)**
    • THTR3120 Devised Production Workshop (50 units of credit)**
    • THTR3410 Drama in the Age of Shakespeare
    • THTR3008 Theatre Studies Internship
    • WRIT3000 Writing for Performance

    Other eligible courses, as available and on approval of the Dean, to a maximum of 50 units of credit:

    • ARTS3010 Experience the World I
    • ARTS3020 Experience the World II
    • ARTS3030 Experience the World Study Tour (50 units of credit)

    *Fremantle students contact the Theatre Studies coordinator about this course.

    **Fremantle students contact the Theatre Studies coordinator for details about Theatre Production courses.

  • Theology

    This Major (8 courses per Major) is comprised of these courses. All courses are 25 units of credit.

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    ANY APPROVED Theology course, including CORE1030 Introduction to Theology, providing that:

    • NO MORE than THREE (3) 1000 level (first year) THEO courses are taken; and
    • AT LEAST TWO (2) 3000 level (third year) THEO courses are taken.

    To a TOTAL of eight (8) courses.