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Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies)

Not offered in 2012

BTeach/BA

320 cp

Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time. This course is normally studied over 5 years full time.

Course available at: Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an Indigenous Australian applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. a minimum of three years work experience; and
  2. satisfactory completion of any work related to a certificate or diploma requiring the application of tertiary study skills.

2. Definitions

Major: 80 cp from prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

Minor: 40 cp from prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, normally including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

3. Requirements of Completion of the Degree2

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete:

1. 320 cp consisting of:

  1. 160 cp in Arts units, consisting of a Major in History or Literature, a Minor in Indigenous Studies plus four units from the Bachelor of Arts which may be:
    1. another Minor, or
    2. 2 units of Sociology and 2 other Electives;

    and

  2. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 80 cp from Education Studies;
    2. 60 cp from Curriculum Studies;
    3. 20 cp from Internship;

    and

2.
  1. 3 Professional Experience Units; and
  2. 1 Community Engagement Unit.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Arts Units

Units from the following disciplines listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

Major
History
Literature

Minor
Indigenous Studies

The second Minor may be selected from the following list
History
Literature
Theological Studies

Majors

Literature

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ENGL102 10 Australian Literature: An Introduction
ENGL104 10 Introduction to Literature
ENGL200 10 Century Literature (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in Literature)
ENGL202 10 Century Literature (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in Literature)
ENGL208 10 Creative Writing (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in Literature)
ENGL210 10 Shakespeare and the Renaissance (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in Literature)
ENGL215 10 Literature for Young Adults (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in Literature)
ENGL221 10 Cultural Studies (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in Literature)

History

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HIST102 10 Australia to 1900
HIST107 10 Modern Australia
HIST200 10 Fall of the Roman Republic (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in History)
HIST213 10 Pacific History
HIST215 10 Later Modern Europe (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in History)
HIST216 10 Medieval Europe (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in History)
HIST224 10 Rise of the United States (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in History)
HIST225 10

US Foreign Policy Since 1945 (Pre: 10 cp from 100 level unit in History)

HIST308 10 Historiography

Theological Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SHBS100 10 Introduction to the Bible
SHCP203 10 Christian Theological Ethics
SHCT100 10 What Christians Believe
SHCT202 10 Christian Symbol, Ritual and Sacrament

Indigenous Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SOAB100 10 Cultures and Identity in Australian Indigenous Communities
SOAB200 10 Indigenous Lives
SOAB201 10 Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Australia
SOAB202 10 Australian Policies and their Impact on Society in an Indigenous Context

Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SOC100 10 Introduction to Sociology
SOC2043 10 Sociology of Culture

Education Units

Education Studies

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SDFD127 10 Contexts for Learning and Development
SDFD133 10 Understanding Learning
SDFD220 10 Teaching and Managing Learning Environments
SDFD221 10 Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools
SDFD307 10 Educational Assessment
SDFD447 10 Diversity in the Classroom
SDFD452 10 Transition to the Profession
SDFD454 10 Curriculum Literacies

Curriculum Studies

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SDAB302 10 Indigenous Studies Curriculum 1
SDAB400 10 Indigenous Studies Curriculum 2

Electives Curriculum and Teaching Studies4

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SDLA438 10 English Curriculum and Teaching 1
SDLA439 10 English Curriculum and Teaching 2
SDRE300 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 1
SDRE301 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 2
SDSS420 10 History Curriculum and Teaching 1
SDSS421 10 History Curriculum and Teaching 2
SDSS438 10 Society and Culture Curriculum and Teaching 1
SDSS439 10 Society and Culture Curriculum and Teaching 2

Internship

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SDFX409 20 Internship

Professional Experience Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
SDFX170 0 Professional Experience 1
SDFX207 0 Community Engagement Program
SDFX214 0 Professional Experience Secondary 2
SDFX311 0 Professional Experience Secondary 3


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2 Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic).
3 The prerequisite requirement of SOCI107 Sociological Research Methods will be waived for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Indigenous Studies).
4 20 cp are to be taken from one Curriculum and Teaching Studies area which builds on the discipline minor already taken.
To be eligible to enrol in a Curriculum and Teaching Studies sequence, a student must either have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite study prescribed for that Curriculum and Teaching Study or be able to demonstrate knowledge or skills approved by the Course Coordinator as equivalent. In the case of Religious Education, the designated Theological Studies units provide co-requisites.

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