General Education Courses by Faculty


DVC (E) Board of Studies
Faculty of Art & Design
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Faculty of Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
UNSW Business School
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

DVC (E) Board of Studies Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
ATSI1011 Indigenous Australia 6
ATSI1012 Aboriginal Sydney 6
ATSI2003 Indigenous Material Culture-Objects and Their Journey 6
ATSI2004 Popular Culture of Indigenous Australia 6
ATSI2011 Indigenous Australian Political History 6
ATSI2012 Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Politics 6
ATSI2014 Indigenous People and Policy 6
ATSI2015 The Science of Indigenous Knowledge 6
ATSI2016 Torres Strait: Past & Present 6
ATSI3001 Australian Indigenous Identity 6
ATSI3002 Indigenous Australia: Gendered Identities 6
ATSI3003 Indigenous Cultural Heritage and the Environment 6
ATSI3005 Race, Colonialism and Whiteness 6
ATSI3006 Astronomy of Indigenous Australians 6
ATSI3007 Human-Animal Interactions in Indigenous Domains 6
ATSI3017 Indigenous Histories and the Colonial World 6
DIPP1110 Introduction to Global Citizenship 6
DIPP1111 Introduction to Leadership and Professional Practice 6
DIPP1112 Introduction to the Workplace 6
DIPP1310 Professional Experience 1 6
DIPP1510 Work Placement 6
GENY0001 Academic Skills Plus 6
GENY0002 Academic Skills Plus 6
GENY0003 Academic Skills Plus 6

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Faculty of Art & Design Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
ADAD2405 Creative Thinking Processes 6
ADAD2406 Creative Experimentation 6
SAHT2403 Indigenous Design and the Everyday 6
SAHT2404 Modern Latin American Art 6
SAHT2405 The Last 40 Years of Painting 6
SAHT2406 Convict to Contemporary: Australian design history 6
SAHT2407 Rendering Data: Visualising in Media, Art and Design 6
SAHT2655 Manipulated Moving Images 6
SAHT2700 Post-Pornographic Bodies 6
SAHT3217 Socially Engaged Art 6
SART1311 Making: Painting 6
SART1314 Making: Sculpture Performance and Installation 6
SART2404 Printmaking: Intaglio Methods and the Matrix 6
SART2405 Printmaking: Matrix Tradition and Innovation 6
SART2406 Printmaking: Planographic Systems and Substrates 6
SART2407 Printmaking: Serigraphic Tech & Experimentation 6
SART2409 SPI: Visual Poetics 6
SART2410 SPI: Mixed Methods 6
SDES0215 Creative Thinking Case Studies 6
SDES2167 Textiles for Fashion 6
SDES2173 Envisioning Identity: Design & National Experience 6
SDES2202 Mindful Making: Contemplative Practices 6
SDES2203 Drawing for Design 6
SDES2404 Ceramics: Method and Meaning 6
SDES2405 Ceramics: Space, Structure and Surface 6
SDES2410 Object Design Dialogues: Concept to Fabrication 6
SDES2411 Object Typologies: Reuse, Recycle 6
SDES2414 Sustainable Design: Theories and Practice 6
SDES2416 Dreams of Home: Australian Domestic Design 6
SDES2460 Introduction to the Textiles Studio 6
SDES3409 Jewellery: Contextual Issues through Bodyworks 6
SDES4205 Information Graphics: Design & Visualising Data 6
SOMA1312 Making: Photography 6
SOMA1601 Physical Interfaces for Experimental Listening 6
SOMA1691 3D Stereographic Cinematography 6
SOMA2203 Media Art in the 21st Century 6
SOMA2409 Animated Worlds 6
SOMA2410 The 3D Animated Body 6
SOMA2411 CGI Lens Laboratory 6
SOMA2412 Video Document 6
SOMA2413 Sound Foundations 6
SOMA2414 Foundations of Digital Imaging 6
SOMA2415 Narrative Structures in Moving Image 6
SOMA2416 Projection mapping 6
SOMA2417 Sound Installation and Soundscape 6
SOMA2480 Understanding Media Art 6
SOMA2481 Future Screen: Practices of Speculative Media 6
SOMA2522 Social Robotics: Movement Design for Human-Robot Interaction 6
SOMA2816 Introduction to Motion Capture 6
SOMA2818 Media Apps and Digital Publication 6
SOMA2862 Ecomedia Art Practices 6
SOMA2863 Media Art in Asia 6
SOMA3408 Animation Processes: Pre- to Post-Production 6
SOMA3409 Deconstructed Animation Systems 6

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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
ARTS1010 The Life of Words 6
ARTS1030 Introduction to English: Literary Genres 6
ARTS1031 Reading Through Time: Literature from the Renaissance to Postmodernity 6
ARTS1032 The Literature Laboratory: Writing Beyond Limits 6
ARTS1060 Introduction to Film Studies 6
ARTS1062 Hollywood Film: Industry, Technology, Aesthetics 6
ARTS1090 Media, Culture and Everyday Life 6
ARTS1091 Media, Society, Politics 6
ARTS1120 Watching and Making Theatre 6
ARTS1121 Reading Performance 6
ARTS1190 Australian Legends: Introducing Australian Studies 6
ARTS1210 Concepts of Asia 6
ARTS1211 Australia's Asian Context 6
ARTS1240 Environment and Society 6
ARTS1241 Environmental Advocacy and Activism 6
ARTS1270 Global History 6
ARTS1271 The History Matrix: The Making of the Modern World 6
ARTS1360 Introducing Moral, Social & Political Philosophy 6
ARTS1361 Knowledge and Reality: Introduction to Philosophy 6
ARTS1450 Introductory Chinese A for Non-Background Students 6
ARTS1451 Introductory Chinese B for Non-Background Students 6
ARTS1452 Introductory Chinese for Background Speakers A 6
ARTS1453 Introductory Chinese for Background Speakers B 6
ARTS1480 Introductory French A 6
ARTS1481 Introductory French B 6
ARTS1510 Introductory German A 6
ARTS1511 Introductory German B 6
ARTS1540 Introductory Greek A 6
ARTS1541 Introductory Greek B 6
ARTS1570 Introductory Spanish A 6
ARTS1571 Introductory Spanish B 6
ARTS1620 Introductory Italian 1 6
ARTS1621 Introductory Italian 2 6
ARTS1630 Introductory Japanese A 6
ARTS1631 Introductory Japanese B 6
ARTS1660 Introductory Korean A 6
ARTS1661 Introductory Korean B 6
ARTS1690 The Structure of Language 6
ARTS1691 The Use of Language 6
ARTS1750 Introduction to Development Studies 6
ARTS1752 Development in a Global Context 6
ARTS1780 Concepts of Europe 6
ARTS1781 Europe and the Modern World 6
ARTS1810 Introduction to International Relations 6
ARTS1811 Contemporary Issues in International Relations 6
ARTS1840 Australian Politics: An Introduction 6
ARTS1844 Political Institutions, Principles, and Ideologies 6
ARTS1870 Rethinking the Social 6
ARTS1871 Researching Cultural Experience 6
ARTS1900 Gendered Worlds: Intro to Women's & Gender Studies 6
ARTS2005 Choreography and Theory 6
ARTS2008 Dance Technique 6
ARTS2009 Technical Production for Performance and Exhibition 6
ARTS2031 Australian Literature 6
ARTS2032 Creative Writing 6
ARTS2033 Poetry and Poetics 6
ARTS2034 Shakespearean Drama 6
ARTS2035 American Literature: Past and Present 6
ARTS2036 Modernism: Text and Screen 6
ARTS2037 Reading Women's Writing 6
ARTS2038 Popular Fictions: Novels and their Afterlives 6
ARTS2039 Irish Modernists: Yeats, Joyce, Beckett 6
ARTS2061 Contemporary Approaches to Cinema 6
ARTS2062 Australian Cinema 6
ARTS2063 National Cinemas 6
ARTS2064 A Case Study of Film Genre: Comedian Comedy 6
ARTS2066 Writing for the Screen 6
ARTS2091 Mobile Cultures 6
ARTS2092 Global Media: Markets, Flows and Cultures 6
ARTS2093 Media Uses: Practices of Cultural Consumption 6
ARTS2094 Visual Communication 6
ARTS2095 Digital Technologies and the Self 6
ARTS2120 Writing for Theatre 6
ARTS2123 Musicals, Dance and Popular Culture 6
ARTS2125 Acting and Performing on Stage 6
ARTS2126 Reviewing the Arts 6
ARTS2127 Great Plays 6
ARTS2128 Art, Activism, Publics 6
ARTS2150 Modern United States History 6
ARTS2210 Modern India: from British Raj to Bollywood 6
ARTS2211 East Asia 6
ARTS2212 Southeast Asia 6
ARTS2213 Asian Popular Culture 6
ARTS2216 Politics and Security in Contemporary Asia 6
ARTS2240 Environment, Sustainability and Development 6
ARTS2242 The Politics of Climate Change 6
ARTS2243 Waste and Society 6
ARTS2244 Rethinking Wildlife: Philosophy, Biodiversity, Extinction 6
ARTS2247 Indigenous People and the Environment 6
ARTS2248 Disasters and Society 6
ARTS2270 Australia 1788-1900: The Fatal Shore? 6
ARTS2271 Australia 1901-2008:From Federation to the Apology 6
ARTS2272 Europe in Turmoil: From Renaissance to Revolutions 6
ARTS2273 Towards war and revolution: 19th century Europe 6
ARTS2281 Ancient Egypt and Western Asia 6
ARTS2282 Rome 6
ARTS2283 Classical Greece 6
ARTS2285 The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath 6
ARTS2301 Computers, Brains and Minds 6
ARTS2303 On Drugs: Industry, Science and Medicine since 1900 6
ARTS2360 Truth and Belief 6
ARTS2361 Philosophy of Mind 6
ARTS2362 Freedom, Alienation and Modern Life 6
ARTS2363 Chinese Philosophy 6
ARTS2367 Aesthetics 6
ARTS2372 Philosophy and Social Critique 6
ARTS2374 Ways of Reasoning 6
ARTS2384 Political Philosophy: Utopia, Violence & Free Speech 6
ARTS2450 Intermediate Chinese for Non-Background Students A 6
ARTS2451 Intermediate Chinese for Non-Background Students B 6
ARTS2452 Chinese English Translation 6
ARTS2453 Chinese Cinema 6
ARTS2455 Gender in Contemporary China 6
ARTS2457 China Imagined and Perceived 6
ARTS2458 Along the Silk Road: Conquerors, Traders and Explorers 6
ARTS2461 Intermediate Chinese for Background Speakers A 6
ARTS2462 Intermediate Chinese for Background Speakers B 6
ARTS2463 Nationalism, Identity and Ethnicity in China 6
ARTS2480 Intermediate French A 6
ARTS2481 Intermediate French B 6
ARTS2484 The Lives of the Impressionists and Other Artists 6
ARTS2486 The French Speaking World 6
ARTS2510 Intermediate German A 6
ARTS2511 Intermediate German B 6
ARTS2542 Gods, Heroines and Heroes in Greek Myth 6
ARTS2570 Intermediate Spanish A 6
ARTS2571 Intermediate Spanish B 6
ARTS2630 Intermediate Japanese A 6
ARTS2631 Intermediate Japanese B 6
ARTS2660 Intermediate Korean A 6
ARTS2661 Intermediate Korean B 6
ARTS2663 Korea and Japan: Chinese Cultural Transmission 6
ARTS2690 Semantics and Pragmatics 6
ARTS2692 Syntax 6
ARTS2693 Psycholinguistics 6
ARTS2694 Phonology: Theory and Description 6
ARTS2696 Contemporary English Grammar 6
ARTS2698 Intercultural Interaction 6
ARTS2750 Modern Latin America: Dependency and Development 6
ARTS2751 International Development 6
ARTS2752 Local Politics of Development 6
ARTS2781 Postwar Europe: Politics, Societies, Cultures 6
ARTS2785 Europe between the Wars 6
ARTS2786 Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Modern Europe 6
ARTS2811 International Law: Power, Politics and Ideology 6
ARTS2812 The Politics of International Organisation 6
ARTS2813 International Security 6
ARTS2815 International Relations in Southeast Asia 6
ARTS2840 Politics of Human Rights in Australia 6
ARTS2845 Sex, Human Rights and Justice 6
ARTS2846 Multiculturalism in Law & Politics 6
ARTS2848 Language, Politics and Society 6
ARTS2850 Constitutions and Revolutions 6
ARTS2851 Democracy and Authoritarianism in the 21st century 6
ARTS2870 Global Citizens, Justice and Civil Society 6
ARTS2871 Power and Powerlessness 6
ARTS2872 Living and dying 6
ARTS2873 People and Place 6
ARTS2874 Culture and Emotion 6
ARTS2875 Society and Desire 6
ARTS2876 Understanding the Self 6
ARTS2877 Technologies, Culture, Society 6
ARTS2900 Global Feminisms: Competing Visions, Varying Histories 6
ARTS2904 Dressed to Kill: Dress and Identity in History 6
ARTS2906 History of Sexuality 6
ARTS2910 Philosophy and the Body 6
ARTS3480 Advanced French A 6
ARTS3481 Advanced French B 6
ARTS3482 Professional French A 6
ARTS3483 Professional French B 6
ARTS3510 Advanced German A 6
ARTS3511 Advanced German B 6
ARTS3570 Advanced Spanish A 6
ARTS3571 Advanced Spanish B 6
ARTS3630 Advanced Japanese A 6
ARTS3631 Advanced Japanese B 6
ARTS3660 Advanced Korean A 6
ARTS3661 Advanced Korean B 6
ARTS3663 Professional Korean 6
CRIM1010 Criminology: An Introduction 6
CRIM1011 Introduction to Criminal Justice 6
EDST1101 Educational Psychology 6
EDST1104 Social Perspectives in Education 6
EDST1108 Indigenous Perspectives in Education 6
EDST2022 Teaching EAL/D students in secondary schools 6
EDST2032 Critical Thinking and Education 6
EDST2044 Motivation in Learning and Teaching 6
EDST2045 Teacher Effectiveness, Research and Practice 6
EDST2046 Language and Literacy Learning in the Classroom 6
EDST2053 Human Variation and Education 6
EDST2062 Assessment as Practice 6
EDST2070 Culture, Identity and Education 6
EDST2080 School Reform for Improvement: Theory, Policy and Practice 6
EDST2090 Managing learner cognitive load 6
EDST2091 Introduction to e-Learning and technology-supported Teaching 6
EDST2092 Psychological Perspectives on Music Education 6
EDST2093 Health in Schools and Other Educational Settings 6
GENT0508 Music on My Mind: Psychology and music 6
HUMS1004 Thinking Through Disability: People, Policies and Practices 6
MUSC1602 Materials and Structures of Music 1 6
MUSC1603 Materials and Structures of Music 2 6
MUSC1604 Western Music: a Panorama 6
MUSC1703 BA Performance Laboratory 1 6
MUSC1706 BA Performance Laboratory 2 6
MUSC2111 Introduction to Musicology 6
MUSC2113 Film Music 6
MUSC2116 Sound, Society & Self in World Music 6
MUSC2118 Music and Culture in Bali: An Overseas Fieldtrip 6
MUSC2602 Materials and Structures of Music 3 6
MUSC2603 Materials and Structures of Music 4 6
MUSC3104 Contemplating Jazz: History, Style, Reception 6
SOCW1004 Lifespan, Health and Resilience 6
SRAP1000 Policy and Society 6
SRAP1001 Social Research and Society 6
SRAP2001 Qualitative Social Research 6

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Faculty of Built Environment Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
BENV2256 Theory and Politics in Architecture since 1960 6
BENV6725 20th c. Architecture: Modernity to Deconstruction 6
BENV6726 Researching Art, Architecture and Design 6
BENV6728 Classical Architecture 6
BLDG4021 Construction Innovation 12

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Faculty of Engineering Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
AVEN1920 Introduction to Aircraft Engineering 6
BIOM1010 Engineering in Medicine and Biology 6
COMP1000 Introduction to World Wide Web, Spreadsheets and Databases 6
COMP1400 Programming for Designers 6
COMP1911 Computing 1A 6
COMP1917 Computing 1 6
COMP1921 Computing 1B 6
COMP1927 Computing 2 6
COMP2111 System Modelling and Design 6
COMP3441 Security Engineering 6
COMP3511 Human Computer Interaction 6
ELEC3145 Real Time Instrumentation 6
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers 6
FOOD1120 Introduction to Food Science 6
FOOD3030 Food Safety and Quality Assurance 6
GENE1011 From Catchment to Ocean 6
GENE1015 Environmental Sustainability-Methods, Tools, Mngmt 6
GMAT1110 Surveying and Geospatial Engineering 6
GMAT1400 Land Resource Assessment 6
MINE1010 Mineral Resources Engineering 6
PTRL1010 Introduction to the Petroleum Industry 6
SOLA1070 Sustainable Energy 6

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Faculty of Law Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
GENL0231 Law in the Information Age 2.0 6
GENL0250 Sport, Law and Society in Australia 6
GENL0251 Sport and Law in the Western World 6
GENL0252 Sport and International Diplomacy 6
GENL1021 World Religions 6
GENL1022 Women and Religion 6
GENL1062 Understanding Human Rights 6
GENL1063 Terror and Religion 6
GENL1070 International Tourism: Customs, Codes and Conventions 6
GENL2015 The World of Work 6
GENL2021 Introduction to the Australian Legal System 6
GENL2022 Law and Contemporary Issues 6
GENL2032 Cyberspace Law 2.0 6
GENL2323 Owning Creativity: Issues in Intellectual Property 6
GENL2456 Innovation Law and Policy 6
GENL5021 Business Law Basics 6

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Faculty of Medicine Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
ANAT2521 Evolution of Human Structure 6
GENM0202 Frontiers in Neuroscience 6
GENM0295 Personalised medicine 6
GENM0510 Managing Media 6
GENM0518 Health and Power in an Internet Age 6
GENM0703 Concepts of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health 6
GENM0707 Nutrition and Health 6
GENM0708 Principles of Health Education & Behaviour Change 6
GENM0804 Lifestyle, Health and Disease 6

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Faculty of Science Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
AVIA1902 Airline Financial Analysis and Decision Support 6
AVIA2950 Current Affairs in Aviation 6
AVIA3900 Aviation and Sustainable Tourism 6
BIOS1101 Evolutionary and Functional Biology 6
BIOS1301 Ecology, sustainability and environmental science 6
ENVS2030 Australian Cultural & Social Environments 6
GENS0401 Introduction to Climate Change 6
GENS0450 Measuring the Universe 6
GENS1099 Protecting Earth's Environment 6
GENS3501 Materials and Technology for Society 6
GENS4008 Nuclear Arms, Peace and Global Governance 6
GENS4010 Science and Religion 6
GENS4015 Brave New World: Science Fiction, Science Fact and the Future 6
GENS5003 Aviation Contemporary Issues 6
GENS5013 Workplace Safety 6
GEOS1211 Environmental Earth Science 6
GEOS1601 Population, Environment, Society 6
GEOS1701 Understanding Physical Environments and Issues 6
GEOS2641 Urban Environments 6
IEST6907 Environmental Pollution, Risk and Health 6
IEST6911 Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions 6
MATH2121 Theory and Applications of Differential Equations 6
MATH2221 Higher Theory and Applications of Diff. Equations 6
MATH2241 Introduction to Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics 6
MATH2521 Complex Analysis 6
MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis 6
MATH3531 Topology and Differential Geometry 6
MSCI0501 The Marine Environment 6
PHYS1110 Everyday Physics 6
PHYS1160 Introduction to Astronomy 6
PHYS1211 Energy and Environmental Physics 6
PSYC1001 Psychology 1A 6
PSYC1011 Psychology 1B 6
PSYC1022 The Psychology of Addiction 6
PSYC1023 Abnormal Psychology 6
PSYC1024 Clinical Perspectives on Anxiety, Mood and Stress 6
PSYC1025 Psychology of Work 6
PSYC1026 The Psychobiology of Sex, Love and Attraction 6
PSYC1027 Forensic Psychology: Crime, Courts and Corrections 6
PSYC1031 Psychological Science of Resilience 6
PSYC2101 Assessment, Personality & Psychopathology 6
SCIF0007 Science of Student Success 6
SCIF1004 Science and the Cinema 6
SCIF1006 Introduction to New Testament Greek 6
SCIF3900 Aviation and Sustainable Tourism 6
VISN1101 Seeing the World: Perspectives from Vision Science 6

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UNSW Business School Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
ACCT1501 Accounting and Financial Management 1A 6
ACTL3142 Actuarial Data and Analysis 6
COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact 6
COMM1001 Communication in Business and Economics 6
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6
ECON1202 Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics 6
FINS1613 Business Finance 6
GENC2100 Global Finance 6
GENC3004 Personal Finance 6
GENC5031 Tax for Professionals 6
GENC6003 Tourism: The Global Future 6
GENC6004 Introduction to Corporate Risk Management 6
GENC6005 Marketing in a Global Economy 6
GENC6007 Marketing in Today's Society 6
GENC7002 Getting Into Business 6
GENC7003 Managing Your Business 6
INFS1602 Information Systems in Business 6
MARK1012 Marketing Fundamentals 6
MARK2060 Event Management and Marketing 6
MGMT2725 Career Management 6
MGMT2726 Business Ethics and Sustainability 6

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UNSW Canberra at ADFA Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
ZBUS3207 Management and Governance in Developing Countries 6
ZGEN2215 Law, Force and Legitimacy 6
ZGEN2222 Introduction to Strategic Studies 6
ZGEN2240 Introduction to Military Ethics 6
ZGEN2801 Strategy, Management and Leadership 6

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