Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Modern Languages

Courses and Study Australian courses Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Modern Languages

If you are planning to develop your modern language skills at JCU, you will find the following languages available:

  • French
  • Italian
  • German
  • Japanese

Knowledge of a foreign language offers myriad benefits, including developing intercultural communication skills to assist you in becoming a global leader prepared for the future.

Campus
Townsville, External, Cairns
Start dates
February, July
Duration
3 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus, Off campus
Prerequisites
English
OP/Rank
19/61

Career opportunities

Knowing how to speak, read and write in a foreign language adds value to any degree and improves your career prospects. You will be able to apply for employment in Australia and overseas in government and non-government organisations and businesses requiring skills in negotiation related to trade, treaties, security, environment, or international aid and human rights.

Language professionals also develop careers in communications, journalism, education TESOL (Languages Other Than English and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), hospitality and tourism and interpretation services.

Course highlights

Travel overseas: In the third year you can study abroad for one semester at one of JCU’s exchange partner universities in Japan, Germany, Italy, France or New-Caledonia. www.jcu.edu.au/globalmobility

Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Modern Languages is available to anyone wishing to learn a foreign language. No prior knowledge of the language is required as we cater for students from foundation up to advanced level. The advanced pathway is available if you have some prior knowledge of the language. In addition, you may select to study more than one language.

In each language you will study the four macroskills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will critique and analyse written texts, films and television programs to enhance your knowledge of your chosen language and its associated culture.

Joint degrees

Joint degrees give students expertise in a complementary discipline in reduced time and can enhance career prospects. At JCU the Bachelor of Arts degree can be combined as a joint degree in:

You may combine a selection of language subjects with the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

How to apply

Check the QTAC information and apply by clicking on the relevant link below depending on where you wish to study.

Take note of the QTAC code for this course in the location you've chosen because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Townsville (311031) - Apply now
Cairns (321031) - Apply now
External (311039) - Apply now

OP Score/Rank is representative of 2017 entry requirements and is therefore indicative only. Entry scores for 2018 will be finalised in the major offer round.


Subjects

BA – Modern Languages Major

Major code

BAR-MLA

Credit point value

24 credit points for single major

Major Structure

OPTIONS

Select one Language Stream from List 1

List 1

French

French Advanced

Japanese

Japanese Advanced

German

Italian

French

OPTIONS

Select 24 credit points of subjects from List 2

OR

Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 2

PLUS

FR3700:12 French Study-abroad Program 1* or FR3701:12 French Study-abroad Program 2*

* Overseas Language Study subjects must be approved by the Course Coordinator

List 2

FR1001:03 Foundation French 1

FR1002:03 Foundation French 2

FR2201:03 Intermediate French 1

FR2202:03 Intermediate French 2

FR3311:03 Advanced French 1a – Reading and Writing

FR3312:03 Advanced French 1b – Listening and Speaking

FR3321:03 Advanced French 2a – Reading and Writing

FR3322:03 Advanced French 2b – Listening and Speaking

French Advanced

OPTIONS

Select 24 credit points of subjects from List 3

OR

Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 3

PLUS

FR3700:12 French Study-abroad Program 1* or FR3701:12 French Study-abroad Program 2*

* Overseas Language Study subjects must be approved by the Course Coordinator

List 3

FR2201:03 Intermediate French 1

FR2202:03 Intermediate French 2

FR3311:03 Advanced French 1a – Reading and Writing

FR3312:03 Advanced French 1b – Listening and Speaking

FR3321:03 Advanced French 2a – Reading and Writing

FR3322:03 Advanced French 2b – Listening and Speaking

FR3411:03 Advanced French 3a – Reading and Writing

FR3412:03 Advanced French 3b – Listening and Speaking

Japanese

OPTIONS

Select 24 credit points of subjects from List 4

OR

Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 4

PLUS

JA3701:12 Japanese Study-abroad Program 1* or JA3702:12 Japanese Study-abroad Program 2*

* Overseas Language Study subjects must be approved by the Course Coordinator

List 4

JA1001:03 Foundation Japanese 1

JA1002:03 Foundation Japanese 2

JA1101:03 Basic Japanese 1

JA1102:03 Basic Japanese 2

JA2201:03 Intermediate Japanese 1

JA2202:03 Intermediate Japanese 2

JA3311:03 Advanced Japanese 1a

JA3312:03 Advanced Japanese 1b

JA3321:03 Advanced Japanese 2a

JA3322:03 Advanced Japanese 2b

SL1002:03 Introductory Linguistics and Phonetics

SL1004:03 Linguistics and Phonetics 2

JAPN325/425 Japanese Culture Through Anime

JAPN455 Manga and Anime in Japanese Popular culture

Japanese Advanced

OPTIONS

Select 24 credit points of subjects from List 5

OR

Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 5

PLUS

JA3701:12 Japanese Study-abroad Program 1* or JA3702:12 Japanese Study-abroad Program 2*

* Overseas Language Study subjects must be approved by the Course Coordinator

List 5

JA2201:03 Intermediate Japanese 1

JA2202:03 Intermediate Japanese 2

JA3311:03 Advanced Japanese 1a

JA3312:03 Advanced Japanese 1b

JA3321:03 Advanced Japanese 2a

JA3322:03 Advanced Japanese 2b

JA3411:03 Advanced Japanese 3a

JA3412:03 Advanced Japanese 3b

German

OPTIONS

Select 24 credit points of subjects from List 6

OR

Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 6

PLUS

GR3700:12 German Study-abroad Program 1* or GR3701:12 German Study-abroad Program 2*

* Overseas Language Study subjects must be approved by the Course Coordinator

List 6

GR1001:03 Foundation German 1

GR1002:03 Foundation German 2

GR2201:03 Intermediate German 1

GR2202:03 Intermediate German 2

GR3311:03 Advanced German 1a

GR3312:03 Advanced German 1b

GR3321:03 Advanced German 2a

GR3322:03 Advanced German 2b

Italian

OPTIONS

Select 24 credit points of subjects from List 7

OR

Select 12 credit points of subjects from List 7

PLUS

IT3701:12 Italian Study-Abroad Program 1* or IT3702:12 Italian Study-Abroad Program 2*

* Overseas Language Study subjects they must be approved by the Course Coordinator

List 7

IT1001:03 Foundation Italian 1

IT1002:03 Foundation Italian 2

IT2201:03 Intermediate Italian 1

IT2202:03 Intermediate Italian 2

IT3311:03 Advanced Italian 1a

IT3312:03 Advanced Italian 1b

IT3321:03 Advanced Italian 2a

IT3322:03 Advanced Italian 2b

Pathway into course

The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree course. The course is also designed to help students develop the necessary skills to be successful university students.

The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory and first year degree subjects. Successful completion of the Diploma will give you a recognised qualification in its own right.

Graduating with the Diploma will also allow you to enter many JCU Bachelor degree programs and may give you credit, for some of the subjects you successfully complete.

Contact pathways@jcu.edu.au, if you have any questions or call Anne Chatelain (07) 47815740 in Townsville or Gabi Newman (07) 4232 1155 in Cairns.

Handbook

Bachelor of Arts

Course code

115710

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English(4,SA)

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Study plans must include:

A minimum of 42 credit points must be taken at levels 2 and 3, of which, at least 18 credit points must be at level 3.

Additional information

The psychology major is NOT an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to Indigenous cultures and peoples

  • Appraise the place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence

  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgement, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems in at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas, through proficiency in written and spoken English language and numeracy, appropriate to their audience and in a range of modes and media

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship

  • Identify and have potential to act and reflect upon opportunities for lifelong learning and career development.

Course Structure

Course Structure – Townsville, Cairns

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

SS1010:03 Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences (TSV and CNS students only) or AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective (External students only)

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

OPTIONS

Select 9 credit points of level 1 or 2 Humanities, Creative Media, and Social Sciences subjects from the following prefixes: AN, AR, BA, CU,CV, CY, EL, EV, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SY or WS

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of level 3 Humanities, Creative Media, and Social Sciences subjects from the following prefixes: AN, AR, BA, CU,CV, CY, EL, EV, FR, GR, HI, IA, IT, JA, JN, NM, PL, PY, SY or WS

PLUS

Select a single or double major

Single Major

Select a major from Table A

PLUS

Select a minor that is different to your major from the Inter-Disciplinary Minors list

PLUS

Select a second minor that is different to your major from the Inter-Disciplinary Minors list  or 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

Double Major

Select a major from Table A

PLUS

Select a second major from Table A

TABLE A (ARTS MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory, Single or double

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Notes

All majors are available mid year

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Criminology

Townsville

External

Not all subjects available internally.  Students will need to take some subjects offered only in external mode.

English

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Human Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

 
Modern Languages

Cairns

Townsville

External

Language streams available are:
- French
- Japanese
- German
- Italian

Not all streams are available in Cairns and not all streams are available externally

Multimedia Journalism and Writing

Townsville

 

Politics and International Relations

Cairns

Townsville

External

 

Psychology Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Singapore

If you plan to practise as a registered psychologist, you will need additional studies beyond a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Studies

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

Not all subjects are available internally, and not all subjects are available externally

Course Structure (Singapore)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

AN1001:03 Anthropology: Cultural Diversity in Global Perspective

Level 3

BA3000:03 Arts Edge

OPTIONS

Select 21 credit points of level 1, 2 or 3 subjects from the following prefixes: AN, BA, CU,CV, EL, EV, HI, NM, PY, SS, or SY

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of undergraduate level 3 subjects from the following prefixes: AN, BA, CU,CV, EL, EV, HI, NM, PY, SS, or SY

PLUS

Select a major from Table B

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of any undergraduate subjects

TABLE B (ARTS MAJORS - SINGAPORE)

Type of major

Mandatory

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Notes

All majors are available mid year

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Psychology Studies

Singapore

Students planning to practise as a registered psychologist will need additional studies beyond a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Studies.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns

Singapore

Not all majors are available in Singapore

Townsville

Not all majors are available in Townsville

External

Not all majors are available externally

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

9 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Must successfully complete 12 credit points at level 1 before attempting any level 2 or 3 subject.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

The Psychology Studies major is not an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points for Creative Media, Humanities or Social Sciences subjects not taken as part of an Arts major.  Also does not apply to the core subjects BA1001, BA1002, SS1010 or BA3000.

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 19 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Students may apply for exemption from language subject pre-requisite requirements on the basis of prior learning or demonstrated and appropriate experience in the relevant language. Students admitted to the advanced streams in the Modern Languages major will not be given credit for foundations subjects in the same language.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ARTS

Approved abbreviation

BA

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Any major studied may appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 48 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Advanced Diploma of Arts or Diploma of Higher Education.

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as an additional year of study.

Eligibility

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across the undergraduate degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the final year of the undergraduate degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.

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