Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Liberal Arts and Science

Students must complete 144 credit points, comprising least 132 credit points from:
(a) the Table below; and
(b) Bachelor of Arts Table A or
(c) Bachelor of Science Table A
All students complete:
(1) a minimum of 36 credit points from the table below, including:
(a) ATHK1001 and WRIT1001; and
(b) a minimum of 6 credit points from Part C Ethics ; and
(c) 18 credit points of units from Parts A-F.
All students complete either a Science major or an Arts major:
(1) Science major
(a) a major from Bachelor of Science Table A; and
(b) a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from Bachelor of Arts Table A, which must include at least 12 credit points of Arts 2000 or 3000-level units of study; or
(2) Arts major
(a) a major from Bachelor of Arts Table A; and
(b) a minimum of 36 credit points of units of study from Bachelor of Science Table A, which must include at least 12 credit points of 2000 or 3000-level units of study
(4) a maximum of 12 credit points from outside of Bachelor of Arts Table A and Bachelor of Science Table A may be taken from the Table S elective list; and
(5) no more than 84 credit points of 1000-level units of study.

Part A Analytical Thinking

Core
ATHK1001
Analytical Thinking
6   

ATHK1001 is a compulsory unit within the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science (BLAS) degree and will only be available to students enrolled in BLAS.
Semester 1
Elective
MATH1111
Introduction to Calculus
6    A Knowledge of algebra and trigonometry equivalent to NSW Year 10
N MATH1011 or MATH1901 or MATH1906 or MATH1001 or HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or HSC Mathematics Extension 2 or ENVX1001 or MATH1021 or MATH1921 or MATH1931

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students who have previously successfully studied calculus at a level at least equivalent to HSC Mathematics are prohibited.
Semester 1
PHIL1012
Introductory Logic
6      Intensive July
Semester 2
PHIL2615
Logic and Proof
6    P PHIL1012
N PHIL2215 or PHIL3215
Semester 1
PHIL2642
Critical Thinking
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
Semester 2
SCIE1001
Sydney Science 2050: Towards the Future
6      Intensive July
Any unit of study in Mathematics or Statistics from Bachelor of Science Table A to a maximum of 12 credit points can be counted towards the Liberal Studies requirements.

Part B Communication

Core
WRIT1001
Writing and Rhetoric: Academic Essays
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Elective
LNGS1002
Language and Social Context
6      Semester 2
WORK1004
Foundations of Management
6    N WORK2201


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT1000
Introduction to Academic Writing
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WRIT2002
Arguments that Change the World
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies
Semester 1
WRIT3000
Business and Workplace Communications
6    P 24 credit points at 2000 level
Semester 2
Any unit of study in a language subject area other than English, from the Faculty of Arts Table A to a maximum of 12 credit points in languages can be counted towards the Liberal Studies requirements.

Part C Ethics

HPSC1000
Bioethics
6    N HPSC1900


This Junior unit of study is highly recommended to Intermediate and Senior Life Sciences students.
Intensive February
Intensive June
Semester 1
HPSC1900
Bioethics (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N HPSC1000

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
HPSC2011
Science, Ethics and Society
6    A Students should be familiar will introductory material in Philosophy of Science, Ethics or Sociology.
N HPSC3107
Semester 2
PHIL1011
Reality, Ethics and Beauty
6    N PHIL1003 or PHIL1004 or PHIL1006 or PHIL1008
Semester 1
PHIL2617
Practical Ethics
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level
N PHIL2517 or PHIL3617
Intensive January
Semester 1
PHIL2623
Moral Psychology
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
N PHIL2513 or PHIL3513
Semester 1

Part D Culture, Society and Global Citizenship

AMST1001
Global America
6      Semester 2
ANTH1001
Introduction to Anthropology
6    N ANTH1003
Semester 1
ANTH1002
Anthropology in the World
6    N ANTH1004
Semester 2
ANTH2625
Culture and Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology
Semester 1
ARHT1002
Shock of the Now: Global Art since 1900
6      Semester 2
ENVI1003
Global Challenges: Food, Water, Climate
6    N AGEN1002
Semester 2
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
GEOS1002
Introductory Geography
6    N GEOS1902 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002
Semester 2
GEOS1902
Introductory Geography (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1002 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
INDG1001
Introduction to Indigenous Cultures
6      Intensive July
Semester 1

Part E Scientific Enquiry

ANTH2627
Medical Anthropology
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Gender Studies
N ANTH2027
Semester 1
DATA1001
Foundations of Data Science
6    N DATA1901 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or ECMT1010 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021
Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA1901
Foundations of Data Science (Adv)
6    A An ATAR of 95 or more
N MATH1005 or MATH1905 or ECMT1010 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BUSS1020 or DATA1001 or MATH1115 or MATH1015 or STAT1021
Semester 1
Semester 2
DATA2002
Data Analytics: Learning from Data
6    A Basic linear algebra and some coding for example MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902 and DATA1001 or DATA1901
P 6 cp of DATA1X01 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or STAT2X11 or BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or STAT1021 or [MATH1115 and MATH10X5] or [MATH1905 and MATH1XXX]
N STAT2012 or STAT2912 or DATA2902
Semester 2
DATA2902
Data Analytics: Learning from Data (Adv)
6    A Basic linear algebra and some coding for example MATH1014 or MATH1002 or MATH1902 and DATA1001 or DATA1901
P 6 cp of DATA1901 or STAT2911 or (MATH1905 and MATH1XXX) or a mark of 65 or above in (DATA1001 or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BUSS1020 or ECMT1010 or STAT1021 or STAT2011) or an average mark of 65 or above in (MATH10X5 and MATH1115)
N STAT2012 or STAT2912 or DATA2002
Semester 2
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness, and Taronga Wildlife Conservation streams
Semester 1
HPSC1001
What is this Thing Called Science?
6    N HPSC2101 or HPSC2901 or HPSC1901
Intensive February
Semester 2
HPSC1901
What is this Thing Called Science? (Adv)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N HPSC2101 or HPSC2901 or HPSC1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
HPSC2100
The Birth of Modern Science
6    P 12 cp from (PHIL1XXX or HSTY1XXX or HPSC1XXX or ANTH1XXX)
N HPSC2900
Intensive February
Semester 1
HPSC2900
The Birth of Modern Science (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in (24 credit points of 1000-level units of study)
N HPSC2100

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1

Part F Digital Literacy

ARIN2610
Internet Transformations
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Media Studies or 18 credit points at 1000-level in any of Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology
N ARIN2100
Semester 2
ARIN2620
Everyday Digital Media
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Digital Cultures or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Media Studies or 18 credit points at 1000-level in any of Anthropology, Art History, Computer Science, Design Computing, English, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology or Sociology
N ARIN2200
Semester 1
DATA1002
Informatics: Data and Computation
6    N INFO1903 OR DATA1902
Semester 2
DATA1902
Informatics: Data and Computation (Advanced)
6    A This unit is intended for students with ATAR at least sufficient for entry to the BSc/BAdvStudies(Advanced) stream, or for those who gained Distinction results or better, in some unit in Data Science, Mathematics, or Computer Science. Students with portfolio of high-quality relevant prior work can also be admitted.
N INFO1903 OR DATA1002

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
INFS1020
Digital Work Environments
6    A INFS1000 or INFO1000 or INFO1003 or INFO1903


Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units
Semester 1
Semester 2