2020 Undergraduate Courses

Minor Study Areas (Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) | 2020

The Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities offers Minors in the following Humanities and the Arts areas listed below.  

Some important information regarding minors includes:

  • Minors consist of 24 credit points, 12 of which will be at 200 level or higher. 
  • You cannot study a major and a minor of the same title. For example, you cannot study both a major and a minor in Sociology. If a particular minor has any other restrictions, they will be listed below.
  • You can only cross-count one subject across your degree. This means you cannot double-count subjects in your major or degree towards your minor. You will need to choose different subjects.
  • Minors will appear on your transcript, but not on your testamur.
  • You can declare and/or change most minors via SOLS. Some minors will require Faculty approval. If you cannot select your choice on SOLS, students can complete an application to declare or change their Minor.

Ancient History

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
HIST112 Lost Worlds: The 'Big History' of Ancient History 6
HIST259 Ancient History: Greece 6
HIST262 Ancient History: Rome 6
HIST386 Ancient Texts 6

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Animal Studies 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
PHIL256Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics6
SOC 235Living with Animals6
ENGL381Animals and Ecology in Literature and Film6
Plus a minimum of ONE of the following:
INDS205Indigenous Peoples and the Environment6
STS 216Environmental Sustainability, Risk and Governance6
SOC 226Activism, Change and Society6
GEOG222Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures6
LAW 337Animal Law6
INTS311Human Security, Global Capitalism and the Environment6
STS 302Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures6
PHIL326Bioethics6
CAVA332Art, Nature and the Environment6

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Art History

The Art History Minor is not available to students studying the 'Visual Arts' or the 'Visual Arts and Design' major. 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CAVA107100 Objects That Changed the World6
Plus a minimum of THREE from the following:                                                                                             
CAVA204Multiple Modernisms6
CAVA232Contemporary Indigenous Art: Theory and Practice                                    6
CAVA300The Future of Art & Design6
CAVA332Art, Nature and the Environment6

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Asia Pacific Studies

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
INTS121Global Politics and Power6
Plus a minimum of THREE from the following:
BCM 320Digital Asia6
HIST200Oceans of History: Exploring the Pacific6
HIST204Illicit Trades: Trafficking and Slavery in Global History6
HIST293China since 19496
JAPA220The Making of a Globalised Japan6
POL 308The Politics of Development6

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Australian Studies

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
A minimum of ONE of the following:
AUST101Australian Studies: Cultures and Identities6
AUST102Locating Australia: International Perspectives6
Plus subjects from the below to make a total of 24 credit points in the minor. At least TWO of the following must be at 200 or 300 level.
AUST101Australian Studies: Cultures and Identities6
AUST102Locating Australia: International Perspectives6
ENGL131Australian Fiction and Film6
INDS150Introduction to Indigenous Australia6
HIST258Australians and War6
HIST281Hands-On History6
HIST351Australian History: Moments that Matter6

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Chinese(Mandarin) for Character Background Students

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Beginner entry
MAND161Chinese (Mandarin) for Character Background Students (CBS) 16
MAND162Chinese (Mandarin) for Character Background Students (CBS) 26
MAND271Comparative studies of China and Australia 16
MAND272Comparative Studies of China and Australia 26
Intermediate entry
MAND271Comparative studies of China and Australia 16
MAND272Comparative Studies of China and Australia 26
MAND371Chinese Literature6
MAND372Chinese in Workplaces6

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Chinese (Mandarin) For Non-Chinese Background Students

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
*Beginner entry
MAND151Chinese (Mandarin) for Beginners 16
MAND152Chinese (Mandarin) for Beginners 26
MAND231Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) 16
MAND232Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) 26
*Intermediate entry
MAND231Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) 16
MAND232Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) 26
MAND331Advanced Chinese (Mandarin)6
MAND332Advanced Chinese (Mandarin) 26

 * Definitions of beginner and intermediate entry is available on the Chinese (Mandarin) for Non-Character Background Students major handbook page.

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Creative Production

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Choose TWO from the following:
BCM 115 Introduction to Screen Media 6
CAMS103 Introduction to Audio Production 6
CAMS104 Introduction to Music Production 6
Plus TWO from the following:
CAOS204 Sound Design 6
CAOS203 Video 6
BCM 216 Transmedia Storytelling 6
CAPA216 Lighting 6

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Creative Writing 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CACW100Introduction to Creative Writing6
Plus ONE from the following:
CACW103Editing Foundation6
CACW104Text and Context6
Plus a minimum of TWO from the following:
CACW201Poetry Studio6
CACW202Script Studio6
CACW203Prose Studio6
CACW231Writing, Representation and Power6

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Cultural Studies 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CST 120Culture and Society6
CST 244The Secret Life of Policy6
CST 245Critical Thinking6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
CST 130Culture in Context6
CST 361Feminisms: Love, Rage and Activism6
CST 371Race and Place6
SOC 238Happiness: Investigating its Causes and Conditions6
SOC 329Globalisation and Social Transformation6
SOC 344Emotions, Bodies & Society6
SOC 347Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine6
SOC 356Cultures of Dispossession6

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Digital and Social Media

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
BCM 112 Emergent Media 6
BCM 206 Future Networks 6
BCM 325 Future cultures 6
Plus a minimum of ONE of the following:
BCM 214 Digital and Social Innovation 6
BCM 215 Game Media 6
BCM 300 Game Making 6
BCM 302 Advanced Digital Media Project 6

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English Language and Linguistics 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
ELL 110Language as a Cultural Tool6
ELL 280Languages around the world6
Plus ONE from the following:
ELL 182Effective Academic Writing6
ELL 151Effective Spoken Communication (NESB)6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
ELL 230Communication Across Cultures6
ELL 240Digital Tools for Language Learning and Language Analysis6
ELL 272Analysing Language, text and meaning6
ELL 330World Englishes6
ELL 380Language as Evidence in Social Inquiry6
ELL 372Current Developments in Discourse Analysis6

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English Literatures

Complete a minimum of 24 credit points of subjects from the English Literatures major. 12 credit points must be at 200 or 300 level.

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Environmental Humanities

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
INDS205Indigenous Peoples and the Environment6
PHIL256Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics6
STS 216Environmental Sustainability, Risk and Governance6
Plus a minimum of ONE of the following:
CMP 100Ocean Conservation and Development6
SOC 235Living with Animals6
HIST292Power and Protest6
SOC 208Cities, Communities and Families6
SOC 226Activism, Change and Society6
GEOG222Society and Environment: Resources, Challenges, Futures6
STS 286Risk, Media and Communication6
INTS311Human Security, Global Capitalism and the Environment6
STS 302Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures6
ENGL381Animals and Ecology in Literature and Film6
PHIL326Bioethics6
CAVA332Art, Nature and the Environment6

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Ethics

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
A minimum of ONE from the following:
PHIL106 Media, Art, and Society 6
PHIL107 Introduction to Philosophy 6
PHIL151 Logic: The Art of Reasoning 6
Plus a minimum of TWO from the following:
PHIL218 Ethics: Good, Bad and Evil 6
PHIL226 Global Ethics 6
PHIL256 Environmental Philosophy: Animals, Nature and Ethics 6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
PHIL319 Political Philosophy: Justice, Equality and Rights 6
PHIL326 Bioethics 6

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European Studies

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
HIST111Age of Revolutions6
HIST305Europe in World History6
Plus a minimum of TWO from the following:
FREN230The Making of France and the French Nation6
ITAL230Italy: Past and Present6
SPAN230The Hispanic World6
HIST371Twentieth-Century Dictatorships6
LANG335Literature and Society in Renaissance Europe6

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French

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
*Beginner Entry
FREN151 French for Beginners 1 6
FREN152 French for Beginners 2 6
FREN241 Intermediate French 1 6
FREN242 Intermediate French 2 6
*Intermediate Entry
FREN241 Intermediate French 1 6
FREN242 Intermediate French 2 6
FREN341 Advanced French 1 6
FREN342 Advanced French 2 6

  * Definitions of beginner and intermediate entry is available on the French major handbook.

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Game Production

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
BCM 215 Game Media 6
BCM 300 Game Making 6
A minimum of ONE of the following:
BCM 114 Making Media 6
CACW100 Introduction to Creative Writing 6
VCD 102 Interaction Design Fundamentals 6
VAD 190 Design Principles 6
VAD 192 Design Practice 6
Plus a minimum of ONE of the following:
CAOS203 Video 6
CAOS204 Sound Design 6

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Gender and Sexuality Studies

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
SOC 227Genders and Sexualities6
Plus THREE from the following:
CST 120Culture and Society6
ECON208Gender, Work and the Family6
SOC 252Revive, Resist: Belonging amidst Difference6
CST 361Feminisms: Love, Rage and Activism6
ENGL379Desiring Bodies: Gender & Sexuality in Literature & Film6
HIST387Sex in the Modern World6
LAW 303Family Law6
LAW 326Gender, Sexuality and the Law6
SOC 344Emotions, Bodies & Society6
SOC 347Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine6
SOC 351Men and Masculinities6

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Global Sustainable Development

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core
INTS204Global Aid and Development: Challenges and Prospects6
PHIL226Global Ethics6
INTS311Human Security, Global Capitalism and the Environment6
Plus a minimum of ONE of the following:
POL 309Global Political Economy6
POL 326Global Inequality6
SOC 329Globalisation and Social Transformation6
SOC 356Cultures of Dispossession6
STS 302Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures6

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Global Screen Media

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
 Choose a minimum of TWO from the following:
BCM 111 Global Media and Culture 6
BCM 112 Emergent Media 6
BCM 115 Introduction to Screen Media 6
Choose a minimum of TWO from the following:
BCM 216 Transmedia Storytelling 6
BCM 217 Documentary 6
CAOS203 Video 6

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Graphic Design

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
VAD 190 Design Principles 6
VAD 192 Design Practice 6
Plus a minimum of TWO of the following:
VCD 201 Typography 6
CAOS202 Word and Image 6
VCD 203 Social Impact Design 6

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International Relations

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
INTS200Model United Nations6
INTS207Conflict, Peace & Security6
POL 309Global Political Economy6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
HIST358War and Society6
INTS352Special Topics in Politics and International Studies6
LAW 343International Law6
LAW 354Human Rights Law6
POL 306Complex Peace Operations6

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Indigenous Studies

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
A minimum of ONE from the following:
INDS130Indigenous Knowledge in Global Contexts6
INDS150Introduction to Indigenous Australia6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
INDS207Indigeneity in the Contemporary World6
INDS208Working with Indigenous Communities6
Plus:
INDS305Research and Indigenous Communities6
Plus ONE 200 or 300 level subjects from the list of electives from the Indigenous Studies major.

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Italian

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
*Beginners Entry
ITAL151 Italian for Beginners 1 6
ITAL152 Italian for Beginners 2 6
ITAL241 Intermediate Italian 1 6
ITAL242 Intermediate Italian 2 6
*Intermediate Entry
ITAL241 Intermediate Italian 1 6
ITAL242 Intermediate Italian 2 6
ITAL341 Advanced Italian 1 6
ITAL342 Advanced Italian 2 6

 * Definitions of beginner and intermediate entry is available on the Italian major handbook.

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Japanese

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
*Beginner Entry
JAPA141 Beginner Japanese 1 6
JAPA142 Beginner Japanese 2 6
JAPA241 Intermediate Japanese 1 6
JAPA242 Intermediate Japanese 2 6
*Intermediate Entry
JAPA241 Intermediate Japanese 1 6
JAPA242 Intermediate Japanese 2 6
Plus a minimum of TWO from the following:
JAPA341 Advanced Japanese 1 6
JAPA342 Advanced Japanese 2 6
JAPA343 Advanced Japanese 3 6
JAPA344 Advanced Japanese 4 6
JAPA320 Advanced Readings in Japanese 6

  * Definitions of beginner and intermediate entry is available on the Japanese major handbook.>

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Journalism

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
JRNL101 Media Reporting and Storytelling 1 6
JRNL102 Multimedia Reporting and Production 6
JRNL203 Audio Journalism Production 1 6
JRNL204 Video Journalism Production 1 6

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Legal Studies 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
LAW 101 Introduction to Law 6
LAW 284 Politics of Justice 6
SOC 247 Punishment: Purpose, Practice, Policy 6
A minimum of ONE subject from the following:
LAW 302 Law of Business Organisations 6
LAW 303 Family Law 6
LAW 308 Administrative Law 6
LAW 315 Taxation Law 6
LAW 316 Work Health and Safety Law 6
LAW 319 International Business Law 6
LAW 321 Banking Law 6
LAW 323 Consumer Protection and Product Liability Law 6
LAW 325 Children of the Law 6
LAW 326 Gender, Sexuality and the Law 6
LAW 330 Law of Employment 6
LAW 331 Intellectual Property Law 6
LAW 332 Labour Regulation 6
LAW 334 Environmental Law 6
LAW 335 Anti-Discrimination Law 6
LAW 338 International Trade Law 6
LAW 343 International Law 6
LAW 344 Indigenous Peoples and Legal Systems 6
LAW 348 Media Law 6
LAW 354 Human Rights Law 6
LAW 337 Animal Law 6
LAW 383 Disability and Law 6
LAW 385 Refugee Law 6

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Marketing Communication and Advertising

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core
MARK101 *Marketing Principles 6
MARK250 Advertising Practice and Creative Strategies 6
MARK221 Public Relations Concepts 6
MARK322 Corporate Identity and Branding 6

* Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and related double degrees, for whom MARK101 is a compulsory subject, may complete a minor in Marketing Communication and Advertising by substituting MGNT102.

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Media Arts

Students completing the 'Global Screen Media' major may not take the Media Arts Minor.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
BCM 115Introduction to Screen Media6
MEDA102Alternative Cinemas6
BCM 216Transmedia Storytelling6
MEDA202Tangible Media6

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Modern History

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
HIST111Age of Revolutions6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
AUST101Australian Studies: Cultures and Identities6
AUST102Locating Australia: International Perspectives6
Plus credit points to complete a total of 24 credit points for the minor, selected from 200 and 300 level subjects offered in the History Major (excluding Ancient History Subjects).

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Music

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
A maximum of TWO of the following:
CAMS101Music Skills 16Autumn
CAMS102Music Skills 26Spring
CAMS105Critical Studies in Music 16Autumn
Plus a minimum of TWO of the following:
CAMS201Music Studio 16Autumn
CAMS204Music and Culture6Not available in 2020
CAMS232Critical Studies in Music 26Spring

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Philosophy

Complete a minimum of 24 credit points of subjects from the Philosophy major. 12 credit points must be at 200 or 300 level.

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Philosophy Of Psychology

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
PHIL234 Philosophy of Mind: Mind, Body and World 6
PHIL318 Stories in Our Lives: Mind, Self and Psychosis 6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
PHIL106 Media, Art and Society 6
PHIL107 Introduction to Philosophy 6
PHIL151 Logic: The Art of Reasoning 6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
PHIL227 The Meaning of Life: Absurdity and Existence 6
PHIL329 Imagination and Emotion 6

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Photography

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
A minimum of TWO from the following:
CAVA124 Introduction to Photography 1 6
CAVA125 Introduction to Photography 2 6
CAVA126 Introduction to Photography Intensive 6
Plus a minimum of TWO from the following:
CAVA224 Advanced Photography 1 6
CAVA225 Advanced Photography 2 6
CAVA226 Advanced Photography Intensive 6

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Politics

Complete a minimum of 24 credit points of subjects from the Politics major. A minimum of 12 credit points must be at 200 or 300 level.

A maximum of one subject with an INTS prefix can be included.

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Science and Technology Studies 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
A minimum of ONE from the following:
STS 112Changing Perceptions of Nature6
STS 209Science and Culture6
Plus:
STS 216Environmental Sustainability, Risk and Governance6
STS 286Risk, Media and Communication6
STS 302Climate Change Policy, Possible Futures6

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Sociology

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
A minimum of ONE from the following:
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology 6
SOC 104 Investigating Society 6
Plus the following:
SOC 207 Introduction to Social Theory 6
SOC 234 Social Research Methods 6
Plus ONE subject from the schedule of the Sociology major

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Spanish

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
*Beginner Entry
SPAN151 Spanish for Beginners 1 6
SPAN152 Spanish for Beginners 2 6
SPAN241 Intermediate Spanish 1 6
SPAN242 Intermediate Spanish 2 6
*Intermediate Entry
SPAN241 Intermediate Spanish 1 6
SPAN242 Intermediate Spanish 2 6
SPAN341 Advanced Spanish 1 6
SPAN342 Advanced Spanish 2 6

  * Definitions of beginner and intermediate entry is available on the Spanish major handbook.

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Theatre

The Theatre Minor is not available to students studying the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre.

Subject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
CAPF111Stagecraft 1: Creative Technologies6
CAPF112Stagecraft 2: Creative Technologies in Practice6
Plus a minimum of TWO from the following:
CAPF206Theatre Studio: Solo to Ensemble6
CAPF207Theatre Studio: Mediatised performance6
CAPF209Theatre Studio: Physical Practices in Contemporary Theatre6
CAPF232Contemporary Australian Theatre and its Context6
CAPF308Theatre, Politics and Spectatorship6

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Technical Theatre

The Technical Theatre Minor is not available to students studying the Bachelor of Performance.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CAPA111 Stage Management 6
CAPA112 Introduction to Lighting and Sound 6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
CAPA211 Technical Theatre: Production 1 6
CAPA212 Technical Theatre: Production 2 6
Plus a minimum of ONE from the following:
CAOS204 Sound Design 6
CAPA216 Lighting 6

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Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Minor Study is not available to students studying Visual Arts or the Visual Arts and Design Major.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
A minimum of TWO from the following:
CAVA111 Visual Arts Studio Workshop A 6
CAVA112 Visual Arts Studio Workshop B 6
CAVA113 Visual Arts Studio Workshop C 6
CAVA124 Introduction to Photography 1 6
CAVA125 Introduction to Photography 2 6
CAVA126 Introduction to Photography Intensive 6
MEDA102 Alternative Cinemas 6
Plus a minimum of TWO from the following:
CAOS202 Word and Image 6
MEDA202 Tangible Media 6
CAVA211 Visual Arts Studio Workshop D 6
CAVA212 Visual Arts Studio Workshop E 6
CAVA213 Visual Arts Studio Workshop F 6
CAVA224 Advanced Photography 1 6
CAVA225 Advanced Photography 2 6
CAVA226 Advanced Photography Intensive 6

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Other Information

For further information email the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au.

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020