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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2017 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:

  • SOCU1011 Global Processes
  • SOCU1026 Global History and Security
  • SOCU1027 Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations
  • SOCU2112 Global Political Economy
  • SOCU1025 Intercultural Communication
  • HUSO2266 Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory

 

  • HUSO2166 Foundations of Social Research
  • SOCU1036 Global Governance and International Law
  • SOCU1031 Working and Managing in International Contexts

 

  • SOCU1042 International Research Project
  • HUSO2314 International Internship
  • SOCU1038 International Professional Practice

 

  • 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 Campus2683 (FF)
Global History and Security12SOCU1026City Campus3410 (FF)
Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations12SOCU1027City Campus2681 (FF)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus2682 (FF)2645 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus2882 (FF)
2883 (INT)
Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory12HUSO2266City Campus2639 (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 Campus2757 (FF)
Global Governance and International Law12YesSOCU1036City Campus2644 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus3429 (FF)3330 (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 Campus2743 (FF)2684 (FF)
International Internship24YesHUSO2314City Campus3324 (WFF)3247 (WFF)
International Professional Practice12YesSOCU1038City Campus2697 (FF)2661 (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

Applied Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples12HUSO2301City Campus2533 (FF)
Contemporary Europe: Unity, Diversity, Ideology12HUSO2318City Campus2861 (TOUR)
Contemporary Foreign Policy12HUSO2328City Campus2671 (FF)
Culture and Business Practice in Asia12SOCU1016City Campus2672 (FF)2641 (FF)
Gender Development and Globalisation12HUSO2092City Campus3345 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus2632 (FF)
Global Language12SOCU1046City Campus2834 (FF)
Indigenous Policy12POLI1102City Campus2557 (FF)
2558 (INT)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus3055 (FF)2559 (FF)
2561 (INT)
International Development: Themes, Debates and Practice12HUSO2036City Campus2692 (FF)
International Diplomacy12SOCU2080City Campus3346 (FF)
International Perspective on Community Development12YesHUSO1301City Campus2941 (TOUR)
Introduction to Global Security12POLI1110City Campus2750 (FF)
Language Management in International Organisations12YesSOCU1049City Campus2790 (FF)
Rethinking Security,War and Violence12HUSO2316City Campus2688 (FF)
Sustainable Futures12ENVI1153City Campus2628 (FF)
Terrorism and Society12YesPOLI1062City Campus2679 (FF)
 
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 Campus2795 (FF)2729 (FF)
Chinese 212YesLANG1069City Campus2797 (FF)2733 (FF)
Chinese 312YesLANG1070City Campus2800 (FF)
Chinese 412YesLANG1071City Campus2738 (FF)
Chinese 512YesLANG1072City Campus2802 (FF)
Chinese 612YesLANG1073City Campus2740 (FF)
Chinese Language and Society12YesLANG1245City Campus2804 (FF)
Chinese Language in Context12YesLANG1247City Campus2744 (FF)
French 112YesLANG1167City Campus2808 (FF)2746 (FF)
French 212YesLANG1182City Campus2748 (FF)
French 312YesLANG1186City Campus2813 (FF)
French 412YesLANG1196City Campus2752 (FF)
French 512YesLANG1249City Campus2822 (FF)
French 612YesLANG1251City Campus2762 (FF)
French Language and Society12YesLANG1272City Campus2826 (FF)
French Language in Context12YesLANG1273City Campus2766 (FF)
German 112YesLANG1166City Campus2830 (FF)2768 (FF)
German 212YesLANG1180City Campus2770 (FF)
German 312YesLANG1188City Campus2832 (FF)
German 412YesLANG1198City Campus2772 (FF)
Greek 112YesLANG1014City Campus2835 (FF)
Greek 212YesLANG1015City Campus2774 (FF)
Greek 312YesLANG1032City Campus2836 (FF)
Greek 412YesLANG1033City Campus2775 (FF)
Greek 512YesLANG1017City Campus3171 (FF)
Greek 612YesLANG1019City Campus3092 (FF)
Italian 112YesLANG1021City Campus2837 (FF)2776 (FF)
Italian 212YesLANG1022City Campus2778 (FF)
Japanese 112YesLANG1093City Campus2839 (FF)2780 (FF)
Japanese 212YesLANG1094City Campus2782 (FF)
Japanese 312YesLANG1146City Campus2842 (FF)
Japanese 412YesLANG1095City Campus2784 (FF)
Japanese 512YesLANG1097City Campus2844 (FF)
Japanese 612YesLANG1098City Campus2786 (FF)
Japanese Language and Society12YesLANG1276City Campus2846 (FF)
Japanese Language in Context12YesLANG1277City Campus2788 (FF)
Spanish 112YesLANG1168City Campus2848 (FF)2791 (FF)
Spanish 212YesLANG1178City Campus2793 (FF)
Spanish 312YesLANG1184City Campus2850 (FF)
Spanish 412YesLANG1200City Campus2795 (FF)
Spanish 512YesLANG1207City Campus2852 (FF)
Spanish 612YesLANG1209City Campus2796 (FF)
Spanish Language in Context12YesLANG1279City Campus2798 (FF)
Chinese for Professional Communication12YesLANG1266City Campus2742 (FF)
Chinese through Drama12YesLANG1267City Campus2806 (FF)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Program Manager

Elizabeth Kath
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
411 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000
Tel: +61 3 9925 5084
Email: elizabeth.kath@rmit.edu.au 

Fax: +61 3 9925 8266

Program Enquiries:

Email: guss.ugrd@rmit.edu.au
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
Building 37, Level 3, Room 11
411 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000

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