BP048 - Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

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RMIT program code: BP048
Plan name: Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
Plan code: BP048P6
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 031941J

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2018 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  Program Option Courses:
 
AND  Language Option Courses:
 

A total of 288 credit points (22 x 12 credit point courses and 1 x 24 credit point course - Internship) divided into the following:

  • Twelve Core Courses
  • Four Language Electives
  • Five Program Electives
  • Two Student Electives

 

If you are unsure of your enrolment or have any queries regarding the program structure, please contact the Program Manager via email.

 

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Year One of Program

Full-time first year students should enrol in three core courses in each semester: Global Processes, Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations and Global History in Semester 1.  In Semester 2, enrol in Global Political Economy, Intercultural Communication and Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory. You should also enrol in one Language Elective each semester.

Students with advanced standing are encouraged to speak to Program Manager to assist with developing an academic plan.

If you would like to take language electives at another university, speak to the Program Administration Officer to obtain the necessary forms.

 

If you are unsure of your enrolment or have any queries regarding the program structure, please contact  Program Manager via email.

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Global Processes12SOCU1011City Campus1672 (FF)
Global History and Security12SOCU1026City Campus1669 (FF)
Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations12SOCU1027City Campus1671 (FF)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus1654 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus1636 (FF)
Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory12HUSO2266City Campus1646 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Language Courses from the list at the end of the Program Structure:

any Language Option Course
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

Full-time second year students should enrol in three core courses. Working & Managing in International Contexts should be taken in Semester 1 and Global Governance and International Law should be taken in Semester 2. Foundations of Social Research can be taken in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. 

You should also enrol in one Language Elective each semester.

You should enrol in three Program Electives in second year. Depending on which semester you enrol in Foundations of Social Research, you might enrol in one Program Elective in Semester 1 and two Program Electives in Semester 2, or two Program Electives in Semester 1 and one Program Elective in Semester 2.

The start of second year is the best time to plan an overseas exchange or internship. Speak to the Program Manager to ensure you have a viable academic plan.

 

If you are unsure of your enrolment or have any queries regarding the program structure, please contact  Program Manager via email.

 

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Working and Managing in International Contexts12SOCU1031City Campus1730 (FF)
Global Governance and International Law12YesSOCU1036City Campus1653 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus1767 (FF)1953 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Language Courses from the end of the program structure:

any Language Option Course
AND

Select and Complete Three (3) Program Option courses from the end of the program structure:

Program Option courses
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

Full-time third year students should enrol in three core courses: International Internship, Current Issues in Professional Practice, and International Research Project. You should also complete you remaining Program Electives and Student Electives. 

The third year of this program is designed to be flexible to allow you to undertake overseas exchange and internships so all core courses are offered in both semesters. You will need to plan well to ensure that you are able to complete the degree on time. Speak to the Program Manager if you need assistance.

Introductory Internship and International Research Project workshops are often held at the start of each semester. You do not need to be enrolled in these courses to attend the introductory workshops.

If you are enrolled in Internship and/or International Research Project please read the handbooks before making an appointment with the Coordinator to discuss your plans. The handbooks are available online through MyRMIT in the International Studies blackboard.

Internship, International Research Project and Current Issues in Professional Practice do not require you to be on-campus. You can extend your time overseas through going on exchange. Note that you are required to have at least three courses that you can credit as part of your degree program to go on exchange.

Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

International Research Project12YesSOCU1042City Campus1704 (FF)1671 (FF)
International Internship24YesHUSO2314City Campus1696 (WFF)1668 (WFF)
International Professional Practice12YesSOCU1038City Campus1702 (FF)1669 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Program Option Courses from the list at the end of the Program Structure:

Program Option courses
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) Courses from any:

University Elective
 
AND

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Program Option Courses:

Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Contemporary Foreign Policy12HUSO2328City Campus1645 (FF)
Culture and Politics in Latin America12SOCU2225City Campus1648 (FF)
Culture and Business Practice in Asia12SOCU1016City Campus1647 (FF)
Gender Development and Globalisation12HUSO2092City Campus1649 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus1750 (FF)
Global Language12SOCU1046City Campus1699 (FF)
Indigenous Fieldwork12HUSO2215City Campus1657 (FF)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment12ENVI1048City Campus2082 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus1777 (FF)
International Development: Themes, Debates and Practice12HUSO2036City Campus1687 (FF)
International Diplomacy12SOCU2080City Campus1666 (FF)
Introduction to Global Security12POLI1110City Campus1716 (FF)
Language Management in International Organisations12YesSOCU1049City Campus1904 (FF)
Postcolonial Cultural Studies12HUSO2340City Campus1722 (FF)
Sustainable Futures12ENVI1153City Campus2244 (FF)
The Lurujarri Dreaming Trail12ARCH1153City Campus1585
 
AND

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Language Option Courses:

Language Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Chinese 112YesLANG1068City Campus1668 (FF)1820 (FF)
Chinese 212YesLANG1069City Campus1823 (FF)
Chinese 312YesLANG1070City Campus1673 (FF)
Chinese 412YesLANG1071City Campus1829 (FF)
Chinese 512YesLANG1072City Campus1675 (FF)
Chinese 612YesLANG1073City Campus1836 (FF)
Chinese Language and Society12YesLANG1245City Campus1677 (FF)
Chinese Language in Context12YesLANG1247City Campus1845 (FF)
French 112YesLANG1167City Campus1979 (FF)1929 (FF)
French 212YesLANG1182City Campus1931 (FF)
French 312YesLANG1186City Campus1981 (FF)
French 412YesLANG1196City Campus1851 (FF)
French 512YesLANG1249City Campus1689 (FF)
French 612YesLANG1251City Campus1853 (FF)
French Language and Society12YesLANG1272City Campus1692 (FF)
French Language in Context12YesLANG1273City Campus1857 (FF)
German 112YesLANG1166City Campus1694 (FF)1861 (FF)
German 212YesLANG1180City Campus1866 (FF)
German 312YesLANG1188City Campus1697 (FF)
German 412YesLANG1198City Campus1871 (FF)
Greek 112YesLANG1014City Campus1700 (FF)
Greek 212YesLANG1015City Campus1885 (FF)
Greek 312YesLANG1032City Campus1701 (FF)
Greek 412YesLANG1033City Campus1886 (FF)
Greek 512YesLANG1017City Campus1703 (FF)
Greek 612YesLANG1019City Campus1887 (FF)
Italian 112YesLANG1021City Campus1710 (FF)1888 (FF)
Italian 212YesLANG1022City Campus1890 (FF)
Japanese 112YesLANG1093City Campus1712 (FF)1892 (FF)
Japanese 212YesLANG1094City Campus1895 (FF)
Japanese 312YesLANG1146City Campus1720 (FF)
Japanese 412YesLANG1095City Campus1898 (FF)
Japanese 512YesLANG1097City Campus1723 (FF)
Japanese 612YesLANG1098City Campus1900 (FF)
Japanese Language and Society12YesLANG1276City Campus1733 (FF)
Japanese Language in Context12YesLANG1277City Campus1902 (FF)
Spanish 112YesLANG1168City Campus1738 (FF)1914 (FF)
Spanish 212YesLANG1178City Campus1916 (FF)
Spanish 312YesLANG1184City Campus1741 (FF)
Spanish 412YesLANG1200City Campus1921 (FF)
Spanish 512YesLANG1207City Campus1756 (FF)
Spanish 612YesLANG1209City Campus1923 (FF)
Spanish Language and Society12YesLANG1278City Campus1761 (FF)
Spanish Language in Context12YesLANG1279City Campus2593 (FF)
Chinese for Professional Communication12YesLANG1266City Campus1840 (FF)
Chinese through Drama12YesLANG1267City Campus1679 (FF)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Program Manager

Elizabeth Kath
Tel: +61 3 9925 5084
Email: elizabeth.kath@rmit.edu.au 

Building 37, Level 5, Room 31

 

Administrative Enquiries:

RMIT Connect Student Portal - https://rmit.service-now.com/connect
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies 
Building 37, Level 3, Room 11 
411 Swanston Street Melbourne, 3000

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