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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2019 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:

Semester 1:

  • Global Processes (SOCU1011)
  • Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations (SOCU1027)
  • Global History and  Security (SOCU1026)

Semester 2: 

  • Global Political Economy (SOCU2112)
  • Intercultural Communication (SOCU1025)
  • Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory (HUSO2266)

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 Campus2198 (FF)
Global History and Security12SOCU1026City Campus2199 (FF)
Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations12SOCU1027City Campus2200 (FF)
Global Political Economy12SOCU2112City Campus2176 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus2207 (FF)
Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory12HUSO2266City Campus2173 (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. 

Semester 1:

  • Working & Managing in International Contexts (SOCU1031)

Semester 2:

  • Global Governance and International Law (SOCU1036)

Foundations of Social Research (HUSO2166) 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 (HUSO2166), 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 Global Careers12SOCU1031City Campus2201 (WFF)
Global Governance and International Law12YesSOCU1036City Campus2175 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus2588 (FF)2179 (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:

  • Global Internship (HUSO2314) previously know as International Internship 
  • Global Professional Practice(SOCU1038) previously known as  Current Issues in Professional Practice, and
  • Global Research Project (SOCU1042) previosly known as 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 Global 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 Global Internship and/or Global 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.

Global Internship (HUSO2314), Global Research Project (SOCU1042) and Global Professional Practice (SOCU1038) 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

Global Research Project12YesSOCU1042City Campus2202 (WFF)2174 (WFF)
Global Internship24YesHUSO2314City Campus2212 (WFF)2187 (WFF)
Global Professional Practice12YesSOCU1038City Campus2203 (WFF)
2204 (WINT)
2177 (WFF)
2178 (WINT)
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 Campus2378 (WFF)
Global Conflict and Humanitarian Intervention12SOCU2237City Campus2321 (FF)
Contemporary Foreign Policy12HUSO2328City Campus2329 (FF)
Culture and Business Practice in Asia12SOCU1016City Campus2330 (FF)
Gender Development and Globalisation12HUSO2092City Campus2326 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus2335 (FF)
Global Feminisms12HUSO2388City Campus2319 (FF)
Global Language12SOCU1046City Campus2233 (FF)
Indigenous Fieldwork12HUSO2215City Campus2647 (ISV)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment12ENVI1048City Campus2588 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus2542 (FF)
Global Development, Themes, Debates and Practice12HUSO2036City Campus2317 (FF)
Global Diplomacy12SOCU2080City Campus2331 (FF)
Introduction to Global Security12POLI1110City Campus2320 (FF)
Language Management in Global Organisations12YesSOCU1049City Campus2208 (WFF)
Race and Racism12YesHUSO1182City Campus2325 (FF)
Rethinking Global Security,War and Violence12HUSO2316City Campus2328 (FF)
Sustainable Futures12ENVI1153City Campus2234 (FF)
Terrorism and Society12YesPOLI1062City Campus2389 (FF)
The Lurujarri Dreaming Trail12ARCH1153City Campus2456
 
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 Campus2239 (FF)2214 (FF)
Chinese 212YesLANG1069City Campus2215 (FF)
Chinese 312YesLANG1070City Campus2241 (FF)
Chinese 412YesLANG1071City Campus2217 (FF)
Chinese 512YesLANG1072City Campus2243 (FF)
Chinese 612YesLANG1073City Campus2219 (FF)
Chinese Language and Society12YesLANG1245City Campus2245 (FF)
Chinese Language in Context12YesLANG1247City Campus2221 (FF)
French 112YesLANG1167City Campus2250 (FF)2227 (FF)
French 212YesLANG1182City Campus2229 (FF)
French 312YesLANG1186City Campus2253 (FF)
French 412YesLANG1196City Campus2233 (FF)
French 512YesLANG1249City Campus2257 (FF)
French 612YesLANG1251City Campus2235 (FF)
French Language and Society12YesLANG1272City Campus2259 (FF)
French Language in Context12YesLANG1273City Campus2243 (FF)
German 112LANG1166City Campus2265 (FF)2248 (FF)
German 212YesLANG1180City Campus2253 (FF)
German 312YesLANG1188City Campus2271 (FF)
German 412YesLANG1198City Campus2257 (FF)
Greek 112YesLANG1014City Campus2275 (FF)
Greek 212YesLANG1015City Campus2263 (FF)
Greek 312YesLANG1032City Campus2276 (FF)
Greek 412YesLANG1033City Campus2264 (FF)
Greek 512YesLANG1017City Campus2277 (FF)
Greek 612YesLANG1019City Campus2265 (FF)
Italian 112YesLANG1021City Campus2278 (FF)2266 (FF)
Italian 212YesLANG1022City Campus2268 (FF)
Japanese 112YesLANG1093City Campus2280 (FF)3524 (FF)
Japanese 212YesLANG1094City Campus2270 (FF)
Japanese 312YesLANG1146City Campus2282 (FF)
Japanese 412YesLANG1095City Campus2272 (FF)
Japanese 512YesLANG1097City Campus2284 (FF)
Japanese 612YesLANG1098City Campus2274 (FF)
Japanese Language and Society12YesLANG1276City Campus2286 (FF)
Japanese Language in Context12YesLANG1277City Campus2292 (FF)
Spanish 112YesLANG1168City Campus2296 (FF)2294 (FF)
Spanish 212YesLANG1178City Campus2296 (FF)
Spanish 312YesLANG1184City Campus2298 (FF)
Spanish 412YesLANG1200City Campus2298 (FF)
Spanish 512YesLANG1207City Campus2301 (FF)
Spanish 612YesLANG1209City Campus2300 (FF)
Spanish Language and Society12YesLANG1278City Campus2304 (FF)
Spanish Language in Context12YesLANG1279City Campus2302 (FF)
Chinese for Professional Communication12YesLANG1266City Campus2223 (FF)
Chinese through Drama12YesLANG1267City Campus2248 (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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University Electives are available to Undergraduate students, and in selected Postgraduate programs.

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