Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

307006 v.1 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts

Double Degree in Communication and Cultural Studies and Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies

BA(Curtin), BA(Curtin)

Course CRICOS Code: 050352F
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 4 Years


This double degree combines offerings in Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies with any of the following: Australian and Intercultural Studies - Australian culture and society from intercultural comparative perspectives; Cultural Studies - contemporary cultural theories; Gender Studies - understanding of gender and sexuality; Literary Studies - how literary texts articulate cultural values; Performance Studies - practical skills in an historical and cultural context; Professional writing and presentation - professional communicators in a wide range of fields; and Publishing practice - skills, roles and contexts of publishing.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, applicants should have completed TEE English or English Literature, (a minimum of 60 per cent is desirable). Applicants may be requested to attend an interview and testing at Curtin to assess their current level of education.


Students will normally be expected to have attained a higher Tertiary Entrance Rank than is required for both single degrees.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

The course is of four years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

Students undertake one major in Australian and Intercultural Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Studies, Performance Studies, Professional Writing and Presentation or Publishing Practice in combination with the major in Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies. Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two areas. In this event, the relevant Head of Department shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

306998 v.2   Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
306999 v.1   Creative Writing Double Degree Major   400.0
307000 v.1   Cultural Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307001 v.1   Gender Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307002 v.1   Literary Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307003 v.1   Performance Studies Double Degree Major   400.0
307004 v.1   Professional Writing and Presentation Double Degree Major   400.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y        
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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