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Bachelor of Modern Languages and Bachelor of Arts

The combined Bachelor of Modern Languages/Bachelor of Arts degree enables students with a particular interest in world languages and cultures to study a language major and a language minor of their choice. Alongside their study of languages, students will choose one or two of the diverse majors available in the Bachelor of Arts from music and design to law, humanities and social sciences. Combining the Bachelor of Modern Languages (BModLang) with a major from the Bachelor of Arts (BA) will provide students with the lifelong, transferable skills that employers are seeking, giving an immediate competitive edge in the employment market.

Combining the BModLang and the BA provides the opportunity for high achieving students with specific interests and strengths in both languages and the Humanities and Social Sciences to achieve both a BModLang and a BA within a four year study period.

Students enrolling in this course must select their extended major(s) from the specialised degree using the code(s) :
(1) MJDC-CHNSA Chinese Studies
(2) MJDC-CHNSB Chinese Studies
(3) MJDC-CHNSI Chinese Studies
(4) MJDC-CHNSP Chinese Studies
(5) MJDC-FRNHA French Studies
(6) MJDC-FRNHB French Studies
(7) MJDC-FRNHI French Studies
(8) MJDC-GRMNA German Studies
(9) MJDC-GRMNB German Studies
(10) MJDC-GRMNI German Studies
(11) MJDC-INDNB Indonesian Studies
(12) MJDC-INDNI Indonesian Studies
(13) MJDC-INDNP Indonesian Studies
(14) MJDC-ITLNA Italian Studies
(15) MJDC-ITLNB Italian Studies
(16) MJDC-ITLNI Italian Studies
(17) MJDC-JPNSB Japanese Studies
(18) MJDC-JPNSI Japanese Studies
(19) MJDC-JPNSP Japanese Studies
(20) MJDC-KOREB Korean Studies
(21) MJDC-SPNHB Spanish Studies

Course overview

Course code
CB026
Status
not available in 2022
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 82. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are Nil
Administered by
Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Kati Tonkin

Course details

Credit points required
192
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Structure
192 points comprising 32 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Delivery mode
internal
Standard full-time completion
4 years
Standard part-time completion
8 years (maximum 12 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Majors available
(1) MJD-ANTSC Anthropology and Sociology
(2) MJD-ARCGY Archaeology
(3) MJD-ASSTD Asian Studies
(4) MJD-CLANH Classics and Ancient History
(5) MJD-CMMST Communication and Media Studies
(6) MJD-CRIMN Criminology
(7) MJD-EGCST English and Literary Studies
(8) MJD-FNART Fine Arts
(9) MJD-GNDST Gender Studies
(10) MJD-HISTY History
(11) MJD-HGYPL Human Geography and Planning
(12) MJD-INKHH Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
(13) MJD-LWSOC Law and Society
(14) MJD-LINGO Linguistics
(15) MJD-MEMSD Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design
(16) MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies
(17) MJD-MUSST Music Studies
(18) work MJD-WKERL Work and Employment Relations
(19) MJD-HYART History of Art
(20) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Other majors available
(subject to rules for course)
(1) MJDC-CHNSA Chinese Studies
(2) MJDC-CHNSB Chinese Studies
(3) MJDC-CHNSI Chinese Studies
(4) MJDC-CHNSP Chinese Studies
(5) MJDC-FRNHA French Studies
(6) MJDC-FRNHB French Studies
(7) MJDC-FRNHI French Studies
(8) MJDC-GRMNA German Studies
(9) MJDC-GRMNB German Studies
(10) MJDC-GRMNI German Studies
(11) MJDC-INDNB Indonesian Studies
(12) MJDC-INDNI Indonesian Studies
(13) MJDC-INDNP Indonesian Studies
(14) MJDC-ITLNA Italian Studies
(15) MJDC-ITLNB Italian Studies
(16) MJDC-ITLNI Italian Studies
(17) MJDC-JPNSB Japanese Studies
(18) MJDC-JPNSI Japanese Studies
(19) MJDC-JPNSP Japanese Studies
(20) MJDC-KOREB Korean Studies
(21) MJDC-SPNHB Spanish Studies
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2022;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

Note: A language major chosen to complete the requirements of the BA in this combined course may only be taken as a second major. Students undertaking a second language major will be exempt from the requirement to take a language minor.

Foundation units in the degree:

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirmentsContact hours
S1LING1001Language and Communication
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LING1101 Language and Communication
Up to 3 hours per week over 12 weeks.
S2LING2008How Language Shapes Society
Prerequisites:
Completion of 24 points.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
LING1103 Language, Culture and Society; LING2203 Language Variation and Change LING2003 Language, Culture and Society
Up to 3 hours per week over 12 weeks.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2022.

Title

1. These rules are the Bachelor of Modern Languages and Bachelor of Arts Degree Combined Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

English Language competency requirements

5.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) For students reliant on a test of English as a second language, an IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual band less than 7, or equivalent, is required.

Admission requirements

6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 82, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below

or

(b) a direct pathway offer;

or

(c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

Nil

Admission ranking and selection

7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Transfer Requirements

8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this combined degree course if they satisfy the following conditions:

(a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment in their current course;

and

(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

and

(c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and

(2) the student has completed a minimum of 24 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 50

and

(3) Students , other than those exiting with a course listed in rule 10, who have completed at least 144 points and do not wish to proceed further with their course of study should consult their student advising office regarding the possibilities of a course transfer to facilitate an alternate award.

Course structure

9.(1) The Combined Bachelor's degrees consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:

(a) no more than 96 credit points (normally 16 units) at Level 1; and

(b) at least 96 credit points (normally 16 units) completed at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 36 credit points (normally 6 units) at Level 3; and

(c) a degree-specific major for the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts chosen from the list below:

(1) MJD-ANTSC Anthropology and Sociology

(2) MJD-ARCGY Archaeology

(3) MJD-ASSTD Asian Studies

(4) MJD-CLANH Classics and Ancient History

(5) MJD-CMMST Communication and Media Studies

(6) MJD-CRIMN Criminology

(7) MJD-EGCST English and Literary Studies

(8) MJD-FNART Fine Arts

(9) MJD-GNDST Gender Studies

(10) MJD-HISTY History

(11) MJD-HGYPL Human Geography and Planning

(12) MJD-INKHH Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage

(13) MJD-LWSOC Law and Society

(14) MJD-LINGO Linguistics

(15) MJD-MEMSD Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design

(16) MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies

(17) MJD-MUSST Music Studies

(18) work MJD-WKERL Work and Employment Relations

(19) MJD-HYART History of Art

(20) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

(d) a degree-specific major for the BP054 - Bachelor of Modern Languages chosen from the list below:

(1) MJD-CHNSA Chinese Studies

(2) MJD-CHNSB Chinese Studies

(3) MJD-CHNSI Chinese Studies

(4) MJD-CHNSP Chinese Studies

(5) MJD-FRNHA French Studies

(6) MJD-FRNHB French Studies

(7) MJD-FRNHI French Studies

(8) MJD-GRMNA German Studies

(9) MJD-GRMNB German Studies

(10) MJD-GRMNI German Studies

(11) MJD-INDNB Indonesian Studies

(12) MJD-INDNI Indonesian Studies

(13) MJD-INDNP Indonesian Studies

(14) MJD-ITLNA Italian Studies

(15) MJD-ITLNB Italian Studies

(16) MJD-ITLNI Italian Studies

(17) MJD-JPNSB Japanese Studies

(18) MJD-JPNSI Japanese Studies

(19) MJD-JPNSP Japanese Studies

(20) MJD-KOREB Korean Studies

(21) MJD-SPNHB Spanish Studies

and

(e) any relevant foundation units.

and

(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 192 credit points.

(3) In order to satisfy the requirements of the BModLang in this combined course, students must complete one major and one minor selected from the following areas:

(i) MNR-CHLAC - Chinese Language and Culture

(ii) MNR-FRENB - French

(iii) MNR-GRMNB - German

(iv) MNR-INLAC - Indonesian Language and Culture

(v) MNR-ITALB - Italian

(vi) MNR-JALAC - Japanese Language and Culture

(vii) MNR-KOLAC - Korean Language and Culture

(viii) MNR-SPNHB - Spanish

(4) In order to satisfy the requirements of the BA in this combined course, students must complete one and may complete two majors from the BA list. An additional language major may be chosen but only as a second major. Students undertaking a second language major will be exempt from the requirement to take a language minor.

(5) Students who begin this course mid-year will only be able to attempt Bachelor of Arts units in their first semester of enrolment.

Exit awards

10.(1) This course has the following exit awards:


BP001 - Bachelor of Arts

(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the Bachelor of Modern Languages and Bachelor of Arts before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts.


(1) MJD-ANTSC Anthropology and Sociology
(2) MJD-ARCGY Archaeology
(3) MJD-ASSTD Asian Studies
(4) MJD-CLANH Classics and Ancient History
(5) MJD-CMMST Communication and Media Studies
(6) MJD-CRIMN Criminology
(7) MJD-EGCST English and Literary Studies
(8) MJD-FNART Fine Arts
(9) MJD-GNDST Gender Studies
(10) MJD-HISTY History
(11) MJD-HGYPL Human Geography and Planning
(12) MJD-INKHH Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
(13) MJD-LWSOC Law and Society
(14) MJD-LINGO Linguistics
(15) MJD-MEMSD Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design
(16) MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies
(17) MJD-MUSST Music Studies
(18) work MJD-WKERL Work and Employment Relations
(19) MJD-HYART History of Art
(20) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Satisfactory progress

11.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

(3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

Progress status

12.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances —

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).