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Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation - Bachelor of International Studies | 2020
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation - Bachelor of International Studies
BAWCiv - BInts
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 751902
*Students commencing in Spring will complete their first session of study in the Bachelor of International Studies, before commencing Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation Subjects in Autumn.
Students will philosophically reflect on questions about art, literature, science and religion while also investigating such topics as the nature of selfhood, truth, reason and wisdom. Students will discover how great ideas and art can shape us - our understanding of ourselves and the world - and how ideas can make a difference for good or ill. By studying the double degree your studies will be enhanced as you learn about the forces shaping the modern world and the theories that reinforce our understanding of the most important global issues of today.
Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. 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.
To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation – Bachelor of International Studies, a candidate must successfully complete at least 240 credit points, comprised of:
1. Core subjects for the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (96 credit points);
2. One major study for the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (48 credit points);
3. Core subjects for the Bachelor of International Studies (24 credit points);
4. A minor in a language other than English (24 credit points);
5. One major study for the Bachelor of International Studies (48 credit points);
|Subject Code||Subject Name||Credit Points|
|Year 1 Core|
|LHA 101||Introduction to Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences||6|
|WCIV101||The Great Conversation||6|
|WCIV102||Classics of Ancient Greece||6|
|WCIV103||Wisdom, Truth and Reason||6|
|WCIV104||Aesthetics: Masterpieces of Western Art and Architecture||6|
|WCIV105||Classics of the Roman Republic and Empire||6|
|WCIV106||The Good Life and the Virtues||6|
|Plus 6 credit points from chosen majors|
|Year 2 Core|
|INTS100||Introduction to International Studies||6|
|WCIV201||Classics of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance||6|
|WCIV202||Early Modern Philosophy: Rationalism versus Empiricism||6|
|WCIV203||Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Faith and Revelation||6|
|WCIV204||Literature of the Late Renaissance||6|
|INTS206||Methods in International Studies and Politics||6|
|WCIV205||The Rise of Western Science||6|
|WCIV206||Classics of the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolutions||6|
|Year 3 Core|
|WCIV301||Thought and Reality: Idealism versus Realism||6|
|WCIV302||Classics of the Modern Era||6|
|WCIV304||The Self in Western Thought and Art||6|
|Plus 30 credit points from chosen majors and/or language minor|
|Year 4 Core|
|48 credit points from chosen majors and/or language minor|
|Year 5 Core|
|WCIV303||Philosophy of Democracy: Britain, America, Australia (Capstone Subject)||6|
|INTS301||Senior Seminar in International Studies (Capstone Subject)||6|
|Plus 36 credit points from chosen majors and/or language minor|
Majors and Minors
Students studying this degree will choose two 48 credit point majors, one chosen from the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation and one chosen from the Bachelor of International Studies. Students will also complete a minor in a language other than English. Students that take a language major in the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation cannot take the same language in the minor from the Bachelor of International Studies.
Honours is a fourth year of study that provides training in independent research. Students who complete the double degree with the required academic standard are encouraged to proceed to either the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation (Honours) or the Bachelor of International Studies (Honours). Please refer to the Honours handbook pages for further information about these degrees.
UOW students who are recipients of the Ramsay Centre Scholarship will have the opportunity to enrich their education experience with an approved extra-curricular, overseas study experience.
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