Unit offerings

Units Schedule for 2017 (click here to view)

Units Schedule for 2018 (click here to view)  

Definition of gateway, cornerstone and capstone units – Faculty of Arts:

Within each Arts major there are specifics units that must be completed. These are called gateway, cornerstone and capstone units. Completing these units provides students with a structured progression through the course of a major, ensuring that they cover what is essential to that particular discipline and facilitating the achievement of different milestones at first, second and third-year level.

Student should check the individual discipline requirements in the Arts areas of study section of the Handbook to determine which gateway, cornerstone and capstone units they need to complete.

Gateway unit: A gateway unit is a first-year level unit that introduces you to the area of study.  Most areas of study have two gateway units that must be completed.

Cornerstone unit: A cornerstone unit is a second-year level unit that is designed in a way that allows you to demonstrate that you have a solid understanding of the area of study. Most areas of study have one or two cornerstone units that must be completed.

Capstone unit: A capstone unit is a third-year level unit that allows you to demonstrate what you have learnt and the skills that you have acquired throughout the study of your major.  Therefore, it might consist of a research project or an industry internship. Most areas of study have one or two capstone units that must be completed.

Important notes: 
We encouraged students to refer to Monash student handbook as a guidance for the course structure. You must meet the requirements of your course as detailed in the Handbook edition for the year in which you started your course. For example: The course and areas of study details provided in the current edition of the Handbook are for those students who commence their course in 2018, while a student who began their studies in 2013 should go to the archived 2013 Handbook edition for the details of the units they are required to do, and rules of the course that applied to them. Please refer this link: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/archive.html for the archived handbook edition*. Please email Arts Course Management Office (CMO): mum.sasscmo@monash.edu, if you need further advice regarding your course structure or the choices of the units. 

MajorSemesterUnit CodeUnit NameGatestonesPre-requisites
Communication    1AMU1277Media StudiesGatewayNil
AMU2453Research Methods in the Social SciencesCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1AMU3451Freedom and Control in the MediaCapstoneTwelve credit points of second-year Arts units
1AMU3499Authorship & Writing # Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2AMU1278Communication Technologies and PracticesGatewayNil
2AMU2439Youth and Mobile MediaCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU2450Contemporary Media Theory Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU3449Reading Social Media: Sociotechnological LiteraciesCapstone

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units It is highly recommended that
students only take this unit after they have completed at least one cornerstone
unit in the Communication major.

Writing      1AMU1277Media StudiesGatewayNil
1AMU2832Postcolonial and Diasporic LiteratureCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1AMU3499Authorship & Writing Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
1AMU3857Writing TechniquesCapstoneTwelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2AMU1312Introduction to Creative WritingGatewayNil
2AMU2448Film Genres Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU2498Contemporary FictionCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU3858Writing ExperimentsCapstoneTwelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Global Studies   1AMU1325Introduction to World Politics and HistoryGatewayNil
1AMU2920

Transformation from  Below: Civil, Society, Social Movements
and Political Change

Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1AMU2625Borders, People and Identity: Migration in the 21st CenturyCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1AMU3570International RelationsCapstoneTwelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2AMU1326Transformation from Above: Globalisation and StateGatewayNil
2AMU2140States and MarketsCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU3630Governing the Global Economy: Stability, Efficiency, JusticeCapstoneTwelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2AMU3650A World in Crisis: Multilevel Responses to Global EmergenciesCapstoneTwelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Global Studies (for BA (Global) only)2ATS3793Global Research Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Gender Studies1AMU1310Introduction to Gender StudiesGatewayNil
1AMU2908Critical methodologies for action researchCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
AMU3560 Contemporary Feminisms in Asia Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units 
2AMU1309 Introduction to Sexuality StudiesGatewayNil 
2AMU2906 Gender, Sexualities and Religions in Southeast AsiaCornerstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU2907Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Global Contexts Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU3127Stardom: Celebrity, Society and Power Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
SSBAMU3744Workplace Learning InternshipCapstoneTwelve credit points of first-year Arts units
Journalism Studies (minor)1AMU1328Introduction to Journalism AGatewayNil
1AMU2787Multimedia Journalism 

One of the following units AMU1277, AMU1278, AMU1328 or AMU 1329, plus one
other 6 point first year Arts unit.

1AMU3806Business ReportingCapstone

One of the following units AMU1277, AMU1278, AMU1328 or AMU 1329, plus one
other 6 point first year Arts unit.

2AMU1329Broadcast JournalismGatewayNil
Screen Studies (minor)1AMU1305Film Studies: Forms and ApproachesGatewayNil
2AMU1304Television Studies: Forms and ApproachesGatewayNil
2AMU2448Film Genres Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2AMU3127Stardom: Celebrity, Society and Power Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Arts Electives1AMU1018Learning in Higher Education Nil
1AMU1330Digital media 1 Nil
1AMU1331Introduction to internet studies Nil
1AMU2685Malaysian Studies Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1AMU2814

Transforming Community: Project Design and Public Relations
for Social Campaigns

 Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1AMU3575Task Force: Responding to Global ChangeCapstoneTwelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2AMU1017Academic Literacies Nil
2AMU2145Digital media 2 AMU1330
SSBAMU3744Faculty of Arts Workplace Learning Internship  Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units

Legend: # Unit can be replaced with AMU3650 A World in Crisis: Multilevel Responses to Global Emergencies (For Communication major only)

Caution: While the information provided in this site was correct at the time of its publication, Monash University reserves the right to alter this information should the need arise. The information published was correct as at November 2017.