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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2022 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester.

   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) as specfied in the program structure and 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.

If you wish to study additional courses that are not part of your program, you will be unable to study those additional courses and receive Commonwealth support. This is because the additional courses do not contribute towards your degree. See here for further information.

Please note: the BP048 program will close at the end of 2022, and any remaining students enrolled in the program who are not yet ready to graduate will be transitioned across to the BP332 Bachelor of International Studies program.

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Year One of Program

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)

 

It is recommended that you enrol in one Language Elective in each semester in your first year. Please refer to the Language Option Course lists at the bottom of this program structure.

Students with advanced standing are encouraged to speak to the 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 the 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 Processes 12 SOCU1011 City Campus 2067 (FF)
Global History and Security 12 SOCU1026 City Campus 2068 (FF)
Global Mobility and Ethnic Relations 12 SOCU1027 City Campus 2069 (FF)
Global Political Economy 12 SOCU2112 City Campus 2003 (FF)
Intercultural Communication 12 SOCU1025 City Campus 2010 (FF)
2543 (INT)
Critical Ideas in Contemporary Social and Political Theory 12 HUSO2266 City Campus 2374 (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:

  • Global Careers (SOCU1031)

Semester 2:

  • Global Governance and International Law (SOCU1036)

 

Foundations of Social Research (HUSO2166) can be taken in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. 

 

It is recommended that you enrol in one Language Elective in each semester of your second year. Please refer to the Language Option Course lists at the bottom of this program structure.

You should also 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. Please refer to the Program Option Courses list in the below program structure.

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 the 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

Global Careers 12 SOCU1031 City Campus 2461 (FF)
Global Governance and International Law 12 Yes SOCU1036 City Campus 2001 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research 12 Yes HUSO2166 City Campus 2431 (FF) 2346 (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 known as International Internship 
  • Global Professional Practice (SOCU1038) previously known as Current Issues in Professional Practice, and
  • Global Research Project (SOCU1042) previously known as International Research Project.

You should also complete your remaining Program Electives (refer to the Program Option Course list) 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 workshops are often held at the start of each semester. You do not need to be enrolled in this course to attend the introductory workshops.

If you are enrolled in Global Internship please read the handbook before making an appointment with the Coordinator to discuss your plans. The handbook is available online through MyRMIT in the International Studies Canvas page.

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 Project 12 Yes SOCU1042 City Campus 2075 (FF) 2004 (FF)
Global Internship 24 Yes HUSO2314 City Campus 2458 (WFF) 2375 (WFF)
Global Professional Practice 12 Yes SOCU1038 City Campus 2074 (FF) 2002 (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 Policy 12 HUSO2328 City Campus 2005 (FF)
Digital Technology and Globalisation 12 HUSO2363 City Campus 2568 (FF) 2494 (FF)
Gender, Development and Globalisation 12 HUSO2092 City Campus 2077 (FF)
Global Crime 12 SOCU2235 City Campus 2016 (FF)
Global Feminisms 12 HUSO2388 City Campus 2550 (FF)
Global Language 12 SOCU1046 City Campus 2460 (FF)
Indigenous Fieldwork 12 HUSO2215 City Campus 2555 (WFF)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment 12 ENVI1048 City Campus 2323 (FF)
Indigenous Studies 12 HUSO1296 City Campus 2224 (FF)
Global Development, Themes, Debates and Practice 12 HUSO2036 City Campus 2076 (INT)
Introduction to Global Security 12 POLI1110 City Campus 2078 (FF)
Postcolonial Cultural Studies 12 HUSO2340 City Campus 2559 (FF)
Sustainable Futures 12 ENVI1153 City Campus 2411 (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 1 12 Yes LANG1068 City Campus 2482 (FF) 2412 (FF)
Chinese 2 12 Yes LANG1069 City Campus 2413 (FF)
Chinese 3 12 Yes LANG1070 City Campus 2483 (FF)
Chinese 4 12 Yes LANG1071 City Campus 2416 (FF)
Chinese 5 12 Yes LANG1072 City Campus 2485 (FF)
Chinese 6 12 Yes LANG1073 City Campus 2422 (FF)
Chinese Language and Society 12 Yes LANG1245 City Campus 2491 (FF)
Chinese Language in Context 12 Yes LANG1247 City Campus 2424 (FF)
French 1 12 Yes LANG1167 City Campus 2495 (FF) 2429 (FF)
French 2 12 Yes LANG1182 City Campus 2431 (FF)
French 3 12 Yes LANG1186 City Campus 2497 (FF)
French 4 12 Yes LANG1196 City Campus 2433 (FF)
French 5 12 Yes LANG1249 City Campus 2631 (FF)
French 6 12 Yes LANG1251 City Campus 2435 (FF)
French Language and Society 12 Yes LANG1272 City Campus 2501 (FF)
French Language in Context 12 Yes LANG1273 City Campus 2437 (FF)
Japanese 1 12 LANG1093 City Campus 2503 (FF) 2439 (FF)
Japanese 2 12 Yes LANG1094 City Campus 2441 (FF)
Japanese 3 12 Yes LANG1146 City Campus 2506 (FF)
Japanese 4 12 Yes LANG1095 City Campus 2443 (FF)
Japanese 5 12 Yes LANG1097 City Campus 2508 (FF)
Japanese 6 12 Yes LANG1098 City Campus 2445 (FF)
Japanese Language and Society 12 Yes LANG1276 City Campus 2510 (FF)
Japanese Language in Context 12 Yes LANG1277 City Campus 2447 (FF)
Spanish 1 12 LANG1168 City Campus 2512 (FF) 2449 (FF)
Spanish 2 12 Yes LANG1178 City Campus 2451 (FF)
Spanish 3 12 Yes LANG1184 City Campus 2519 (FF)
Spanish 4 12 Yes LANG1200 City Campus 2453 (FF)
Spanish 5 12 Yes LANG1207 City Campus 2533 (FF)
Spanish 6 12 Yes LANG1209 City Campus 2475 (FF)
Spanish Language and Society 12 Yes LANG1278 City Campus 2542 (FF)
Spanish Language in Context 12 Yes LANG1279 City Campus 2477 (FF)
Chinese for Professional Communication 12 Yes LANG1266 City Campus 2426 (FF)
Chinese through Drama 12 Yes LANG1267 City Campus 2493 (FF)
 

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Program structure enquiries

 

Program Manager

Dr. Kaye Quek
Email: bais.program.manager@rmit.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9925 8202
Location:  B037 F05 R014

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