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Bachelor of Arts

From counterterrorism to community development, Murdoch University’s online Bachelor of Arts course offers a diverse range of majors to help you take your career to exciting new heights.



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Bachelor of Arts

This online Bachelor of Arts course, offered by Macquarie University, gives you the opportunity to study units from a wide range of humanities disciplines.


This degree will develop your research, analytical, critical thinking and writing skills, as well as provide you with specific knowledge in individual subject areas.


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Ancient Greek A Course unit

Delve into the past with this Ancient Greek A online unit from Macquarie University.


This unit will teach students the rudiments of Greek, including the alphabet, vocabulary and grammar.


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Master of Human Rights

The Master of Human Rights international studies course is offered online by Curtin University, providing education and training in a range of human rights issues.


Upon completion of this master’s degree course, you will have a thorough understanding of human rights theory and philosophy. You will have the skills and training to pursue a range of careers in education, diplomatic services, human rights organisations, international development programs and government agencies.


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Academic and Professional Communications Course unit

Improve academic skills that are crucial to the field of arts and humanities with this Academic and Professional Communications unit from Curtin University.


The unit will develop your ability to research effectively, critically analyse information and ensures you form sound academic habits.


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Academic Learning Skills Course unit

This online Academic Learning Skills unit, offered through Murdoch University, is designed to provide a solid foundation of practical learning skills that help ease Bachelor of Arts students through the transition to tertiary education.


This online unit is tailor-made for anyone who may not have studied for many years, or who may simply need some insight into how university study and life works.


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Analysing Narrative Fiction Course unit

This online Analysing Narrative Fiction unit from Griffith University will help you to develop an understanding of narrative analysis, including concepts and approaches.


Key developments in prose fiction are explored through two distinct modules: Modernism and Beyond Modernism.


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Bachelor of Arts (Law, Business and Society)

Make a difference and explore how law shapes our rights, responsibilities and experiences with this insightful Bachelor of Arts (Law, Business and Society) course.



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Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age Course unit

Learn more about the historical conquests and rule of Alexander the Great with this online unit from Macquarie University.


The unit begins with Alexander’s invasion of the Persian Empire and guides you through to the cultural influences and emergence of the Roman Empire.


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American Literature Course unit

American Literature from Griffith University is an online unit covering a number of literary works vital in defining the American literary canon.


The unit incorporates a holistic approach to topics and themes, and touches upon ideas such as the city, regionalism and expatriation.


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Documentary Scriptwriting Course unit

In this online Documentary Scriptwriting unit, students will learn about the history of documentaries and documentary topics, as well as how to research, write and propose scripts.


By taking this online unit with Griffith University, students will gain a comprehensive understanding and the working ability to create a documentary script.


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An Introduction to Big History Course unit

An Introduction to Big History is an online unit from Macquarie University that takes you on a tour from the creation of the universe through to life in today’s world.


This course will teach you how to evaluate evidence and determine how it contributes to what we know about human interaction and community building.


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Drama Screenwriting Course unit

This online unit by Griffith University gives you the opportunity to learn to format and develop a short script.


If you enrol in Drama Screenwriting, you will not only refine a script over the course of the unit – you will also learn various story design and redrafting techniques.


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Ancient History Capstone Course unit

The Ancient History Capstone unit from Macquarie University provides the opportunity for students to prepare a research paper on a set of approved topics relating to ancient world studies.


Delivered online, you will be required to conduct in-depth research and source analysis to present a 5,000-word publication project.


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Animals in the Ancient World Course unit

Animals in the Ancient World is an online unit provided by Macquarie University that explores the multifaceted role animals played in ancient civilisations and cultures.


The unit focuses on cultures of the ancient Mediterranean region, and addresses the use of animals in agriculture, hunting, warfare and entertainment.


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Archaeology and Aboriginal Studies Course unit

Archaeology and Aboriginal Studies is an online unit from the University of South Australia that explores key debates and themes in Australian history.


The unit grants students a greater understanding of the field of archaeology in relation to Aboriginal studies.


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Art and Architecture through Roman Eyes Course unit

Learn all about Roman art and architecture with this online Art and Architecture through Roman Eyes unit from Macquarie University.


The undergraduate level unit will enable you to analyse an extensive variety of ancient Roman artefacts and works such as monuments, paintings and coins.


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Art and Design Fundamentals Course unit

The online Art and Design Fundamentals unit, offered through Curtin University, introduces students to concepts and tools for generating, developing and refining art and design ideas.


After completing this online unit students will have learnt the key principles of art and design and be able to apply their newfound skills to solving visual problems using logical and creative reflection.


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Art and the Environment Course unit

Nature is almost always present in human art forms, but do we really understand why and how?


This online unit in Art and the Environment from Curtin University offers some valuable insights.


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Art in the Age of Revolution Course unit

Explore the historical influences that have contributed to contemporary art practice in this online unit in Art in the Age of Revolution, from Curtin University.


Examine some of the great events that transformed European society in the 18th and 19th centuries, sparking movements like Romanticism, Realism and Classicism.


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About Arts

‘Culture’ is a broad concept that encapsulates the arts and other expressions of human intellectual endeavour. And there’s no better way to learn about and acquire culture, than by studying an arts course.

Studying arts is not confined to learning about paintings and sculptures, as the arts cover so much more. They include fine arts but also encompass studies in the humanities such as languages, literature, communications, history, philosophy and the performing arts.

An arts degree offers an ideal foundation for a range of career options and outcomes. You will cover a broad educational base, choosing a major area of study as you continue your degree. These majors can include art history, English, international studies, history, political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology.

Potential arts career outcomes include: Writer, Journalist, Film Producer, Social Justice Advocate, Artist, Linguist, Sociologist, Politician, Theologist, Librarian.

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