New unit codes for Monash Arts
|PLT2370 America: Decay of the liberal dream?
ATS2696 America: Decay of the liberal dream?
|FTV3220 Alternative film and video
ATS3536 Alternative film and video
|COM5550 Eyewitness Reportage, representation and war
APG5263 Eyewitness Reportage, representation and war
Introducing generic unit codes for 2011 onwards
In response to the increasing number of interdisciplinary units offered by our Schools and Centres, the Faculty of Arts will have new prefixes for all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework units. From 2011 onwards, Arts units will have the ATS prefix if undergraduate or the APG prefix if postgraduate.
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Why are they changing?
Some of the units offered by the Faculty of Arts can count towards up to seven areas of study. The current prefix system restricts our ability to adequately reflect the interdisciplinary approach of an increasing number of our units. With generic codes, units are simply prefixed according to the level - either undergraduate (ATS) or postgraduate (APG).
How do the new unit codes work?
Unit codes are divided into 3 letters and 4 digits. In the new unit code system the 3 letters will change to generic prefixes. These are ATS for undergraduate units and APG for postgraduate units. The 4 digits maintain the same basic structure as before, where the first digit refers to the year level and the remaining 3 digits refer to the subject code. However, the subject codes have changed. These have been assigned at random to avoid any potential clashes with the previous codes.
How will this affect you?
This change will only affect the unit codes you will use when you enrol or re-enrol for 2011 onwards. It will not affect your current or past enrolment. The units you took under the old prefixes continue to count towards your course and for area of study requirements.
How will you know which areas a subject can count towards?
Even with the change of prefix, you will always know which areas of study a unit counts towards because details are included in the University Handbook. You can also easily navigate between unit and area of study information to confirm whether the unit can count as a core or elective for majors and minors. Our re-enrolment section contains further information to help you select your subjects for next year.
What about Psychology units?
Psychology units will maintain the PSY unit code prefix as this area of study is offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.