Choose your units
Tip: Make sure you have a copy of your course map on hand. You should always refer to your course structure when making subject choices.
Important terms and definitions
Areas of study / discipline
The areas of study, sometimes referred to as disciplines, are broad topic areas like History or Politics.
A course is a defined period of study leading to a tertiary qualification. Rules and requirements for each course are included in the University Handbook.
This is the value given to a unit/subject, normally 6 credit points. There are some second and third year units that are worth 12 credit points.
Unit / subject
Units are subjects and they make up the different areas of study (disciplines).
Within a course, there are a number of different year levels at which units are offered. These represent the order in which you should take them in your course. For example ATS1351 ‘Exploring performance’ is a first-year level Performance unit and ATS2811 ‘Making performance: Theory and practice’ is a second-year level Performance unit.
Note: The term does not necessarily refer to the number of years a student has been studying but the level you have achieved in your course or a particular area of study. For example, a double degree student may find that they study first-year level units in their second year at university.
AREAS OF STUDY
What do you want to study?
Monash Arts offers you an exciting selection of subjects from over fifty areas of study on four campuses in Australia.
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