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Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of International Studies | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of International Studies
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Autumn / Spring
On campus (Face-to-face with online support)
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751354
This double degree program allows students to combine the international focus of the Bachelor of International Studies with the critical perspectives on media industries and practices offered by the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. These two degrees complement each other due to their focus, and inter-related perspectives, on internationalisation and globalisation. This double degree program is suited to students interested in a career in media or related international fields of work.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.
The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Critically analyse national and international issues and contexts;
- Apply problem solving skills to complex issues;
- Communicate effectively to a range of audiences.
Please refer to the handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of degree course learning outcomes.
To qualify for award of the double degree of Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of International Studies, students must complete a minimum of 216 credit points comprised of the following:
- LHA 101 Introduction to Arts and the Humanities;
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
- A minimum of a minor in a language other than English (students may elect to take a major in a language);
- At least one of the majors listed for the Bachelor of International Studies;
- The core subjects prescribed for the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
- At least one of the majors from the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies;
- Electives to bring the total number of credit points completed to 216;
- Not more than 90 credit points in 100-level subjects.
Note: Students must achieve a clear pass in the core 300 level subjects.
Introduction to Arts and the Humanities
Introduction to Arts and the Humanities (subject code LHA 101) is a compulsory 6 credit point subject that must be undertaken by each student during their first year, and ideally during their first session. Students will be introduced to key concepts, including critical thinking, digital literacy, academic integrity, effective communication and degree and career planning.
This subject is designed to orient and support students during their first session of university and to provide students with the academic skills necessary to succeed in their first year. The subject will also assist students to understand the structure of their degree, to plan their study pathway and to plan for post-university careers.
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|BA Core (all BA students must complete the following subject):|
|LHA 101||Introduction to Arts and the Humanities||6||Autumn, Spring|
Students can take minors as part of their double degree program provided they meet the requirements set. Minor studies consist of a minimum of .
Minors appear on the transcript (academic record), but do not appear on the testamur. To have a minor study recorded, students must declare their minor study by submitting an Application to Declare or Change Intended Major/Minor.
Students can consult with academic advisors in the relevant schools concerning the selection of appropriate subjects.
Students can do an Honours degree in either the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies or the Bachelor of International Studies. This requires additional study (one year full-time, or two years part-time).
Honours may be undertaken by students who meet the requirements for enrolment.
Students should consult the single degree entries for Honours requirements. Further information can be accessed at UOW Honours. See Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) and Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies (Honours).
Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.
Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder