The Bachelor of Arts is the ultimate, flexible university degree, and you can tailor it to explore your interests and discover a wide range of career possibilities. It is an opportunity to pursue what you loved in high school or branch out into areas you've never had the opportunity to explore.
Our students embrace the joy of open enquiry, are curious about life’s big questions, and are on a life-long quest for knowledge and inspiration. You will hone skills like critical-thinking, research, and inter-cultural awareness under the guidance of passionate academics who are leading researchers in their fields.
You can take on cultural, environmental, and humanitarian challenges from multiple perspectives and gain the confidence to make a positive difference. Through our close relationships with government and industry partners, we will prepare you to start your career with the skills employers want.
The Bachelor of Arts will equip you with a range of specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers: creative thinking, respect for multiple perspectives, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
English and Writing:
When you study language and culture through the best and most compelling books and stories of the ages you will learn to read the world around you actively and critically. You will come to understand how texts work as well as the key elements of poetry, narrative, theatre and filmmaking. Reading texts from the medieval period to the present, from fiction and poetry to theatre, film, television and the Internet, you will discover how to analyse texts and genres in their cultural, historical and contemporary contexts. Through reading, viewing and writing you will discover how to reflect, imagine and create while learning to develop your own voice as a writer. Through mastering different styles you will establish an understanding of how to write in different disciplines and for different purposes. A major in English and Writing prepares students for any field in which careful reading, clear thinking, and persuasive writing are valued. Our emphases on textual analysis and writing skills make English a traditionally strong undergraduate major for any professions requiring advanced communication skills.
Available: On campus Hobart, and online.
Synthesise perspectives and critically evaluate discipline knowledge in the Bachelor of Arts to identify and reflect on local, cross-cultural and/or global social, cultural, political, ethical or environmental issues.
Communicate independently, by written, oral and technology-supported modes, to provide clear, coherent and independent expositions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Demonstrate judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence, applying knowledge, analytical and technical skills as a basis for decision-making and planning.
Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills with flexibility and creativity to demonstrate self-management, resilience, accountability and social responsibility whether working independently or in collaboration with others.