General Education Courses by Faculty


DVC (A) 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 (A) 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 Knowledges 6
ATSI2016 Torres Strait: Past & Present 6
ATSI3001 Australian Indigenous Identity 6
ATSI3002 Gendered Identities in Indigenous Australia 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
ADAD2408 Creativity and Innovation Capstone 6
ADAD2610 Art and Design for Environmental Challenges 6
SAHT2406 Convict to Contemporary: Australian design history 6
SAHT2407 Rendering Data: Visualising in Media, Art and Design 6
SAHT2700 Post-Pornographic Bodies 6
SAHT3217 Socially Engaged Art 6
SART1311 Making: Painting 6
SART1312 Making: Photography 6
SART1314 Making: Installation Art 6
SART2404 Printmaking: Etching 6
SART2405 Printmaking: Relief Printing 6
SART2406 Printmaking: Lithography 6
SART2407 Printmaking: Screenprinting 6
SART2409 SPI: Visual Poetics 6
SART2410 SPI: Mixed Methods 6
SDES2167 Textiles for Fashion 6
SDES2173 Envisioning Identity: Design & National Experience 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
SDES3409 Jewellery: Contextual Issues through Bodyworks 6
SDES4205 Information Graphics: Design & Visualising Data 6
SDES6779 Permaculture Design Principles, Philosophy and Pra 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
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 Forms of Writing: Literature, Genre, Culture 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 Experiencing Theatre 6
ARTS1121 The Life of 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: Exploring the First Globalization, 15th-19th Century 6
ARTS1271 History of the Present: The World since 1900 6
ARTS1360 Introducing Moral, Social & Political Philosophy 6
ARTS1361 Philosophy, Knowledge, Reality 6
ARTS1362 Critical Thinking for Today's World 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 A 6
ARTS1621 Introductory Italian B 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
ARTS1782 Contemporary Europe in Crisis: Power and Culture 6
ARTS1810 Foundations of Politics and International Relations 6
ARTS1811 Contemporary Issues in Government and Global Politics 6
ARTS1844 Politics and Principles 6
ARTS1870 Rethinking the Social 6
ARTS1871 Researching Cultural Experience 6
ARTS1900 Gendered Worlds: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies 6
ARTS2020 Creative Writing 6
ARTS2031 Australian Literature 6
ARTS2033 Poetry and Poetics 6
ARTS2034 Shakespearean Drama 6
ARTS2035 American Literature: Past and Present 6
ARTS2036 Modernism: Text and Screen 6
ARTS2040 Global Literatures 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 Social Media 6
ARTS2094 Visual Communication 6
ARTS2095 Digital Technologies and the Self 6
ARTS2096 Media Rights, Media Wrongs 6
ARTS2120 Writing for Performance 6
ARTS2123 Musicals, Dance and Popular Culture 6
ARTS2125 Acting and Performing 6
ARTS2126 Reviewing the Arts 6
ARTS2127 Great Plays 6
ARTS2128 Art, Activism, Publics 6
ARTS2210 Modern India: Violence and Nonviolence in Colonial South Asia, 1750-1947 6
ARTS2211 East Asia 6
ARTS2212 Southeast Asia 6
ARTS2213 Asian Popular Culture 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
ARTS2248 Disasters and Society 6
ARTS2270 Australia 1788-1900: Invasion to White Australia 6
ARTS2271 Australia's longest century: sex, society, culture and race since 1900 6
ARTS2272 The European World, 1500-1800 6
ARTS2281 Ancient Egypt and Western Asia 6
ARTS2282 Rome 6
ARTS2283 Classical Greece 6
ARTS2285 The Holocaust: Origins, Implementation, Aftermath 6
ARTS2362 Alienation and Social Critique 6
ARTS2363 Chinese Philosophy 6
ARTS2367 Philosophy of Art 6
ARTS2374 Ways of Reasoning 6
ARTS2375 Philosophical Logic 6
ARTS2382 Philosophy of Religion: Defenders and Critics 6
ARTS2383 Ethics: Theory and Practice 6
ARTS2384 Political Philosophy 6
ARTS2388 Philosophy of Science 6
ARTS2450 Intermediate Chinese for Non-Background Speakers A 6
ARTS2451 Intermediate Chinese for Non-Background Speakers B 6
ARTS2452 Chinese English Translation 6
ARTS2453 Chinese Cinema 6
ARTS2455 Gender in 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
ARTS2464 Chinese Ideas of Beauty and Erotica: Ancient to Modern 6
ARTS2480 Intermediate French A 6
ARTS2481 Intermediate French B 6
ARTS2482 French Cinema and Society 6
ARTS2484 The Lives of the Impressionists and Other Artists 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
ARTS2754 Development in Practice: Research for Social Change 6
ARTS2755 Development in Practice: Humanitarian Action 6
ARTS2785 Europe's Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1945 6
ARTS2812 The Politics of International Organisation 6
ARTS2813 International Security 6
ARTS2815 Politics and Security in the Indo-Pacific 6
ARTS2816 Introduction to Global Political Economy 6
ARTS2817 Diplomacy and Statecraft: Past, Present, Futures 6
ARTS2845 Sex, Human Rights and Justice 6
ARTS2846 Multiculturalism in Law & Politics 6
ARTS2851 Democracy and Authoritarianism in the 21st century 6
ARTS2870 Global Citizens, Justice and Civil Society 6
ARTS2871 Power and Powerlessness 6
ARTS2873 Doing Fieldwork: Ethnography in Place 6
ARTS2874 Culture and Emotion 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
ARTS2908 Premodern Japan: Status, Sex and Power 6
ARTS2910 Philosophy and the Body 6
ARTS3368 Advanced Social and Political Philosophy 6
ARTS3370 Topics in the Philosophy of Mind and Psychology 6
ARTS3450 Advanced Chinese A 6
ARTS3451 Advanced Chinese B 6
ARTS3452 Professional Chinese A 6
ARTS3453 Professional Chinese B 6
ARTS3455 Contemporary Chinese Literature 6
ARTS3456 Classical Chinese Literature 6
ARTS3480 Advanced French A 6
ARTS3481 Advanced French B 6
ARTS3482 Professional French A 6
ARTS3483 Professional French B 6
ARTS3488 French Discourse Studies 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
ARTS3632 Professional Japanese A 6
ARTS3633 Professional Japanese B 6
ARTS3643 Advanced Writing in Japanese 6
ARTS3660 Advanced Korean A 6
ARTS3661 Advanced Korean B 6
ARTS3664 Korean Translation 6
ARTS3665 Korean Interpreting 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
EDST2044 Motivation in Learning and Teaching 6
EDST2046 Language and Literacy Learning in the Classroom 6
EDST2062 Assessment as Practice 6
EDST2070 Culture, Identity and Education 6
EDST2091 Digital Literacies in Learning and Teaching 6
HUMS1004 Thinking Through Disability: People, Policies and Practices 6
HUMS1005 Personalised English Language Enhancement 6
HUMS1006 Presentation and Communication Skills 6
HUMS1008 Music on My Mind: Psychology and Music 6
MDIA3011 Communication Design: Multimodality, Meaning and Media 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
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
BENV2000 Re-enchanting the City: Designing the Human Habitat 6
BENV2256 Theory and Politics in Architecture since 1960 6
BENV6725 20th c. Architecture: Modernity to Deconstruction 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
COMP1511 Introduction to Programming 6
COMP1521 Computer Systems Fundamentals 6
COMP1531 Software Engineering Fundamentals 6
COMP1911 Computing 1A 6
COMP1927 Computing 2 6
COMP2511 Object-Oriented Design & Programming 6
COMP2521 Data Structures and Algorithms 6
COMP3511 Human Computer Interaction 6
COMP6441 Security Engineering and Cyber Security 6
COMP6443 Web Application Security and Testing 6
COMP6445 Digital Forensics 6
COMP6447 System and Software Security Assessment 6
COMP6448 Security Engineering Masterclass 6
COMP6449 Security Engineering Professional Practice 6
COMP6841 Extended Security Engineering and Cyber Security 6
ENGG1100 Grand Challenges for Engineering 6
ENGG1200 Undergraduate Special Projects 6
ENGG1811 Computing for Engineers 6
FOOD1120 Introduction to Food Science 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
PTRL1001 Introduction to Petroleum Engineering and Geology 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 Digital Age 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
GENM0295 Personalised medicine 6
GENM0510 Making News: Engaging the Media 6
GENM0518 Health and Power in an Internet Age 6
GENM0519 Pandemics, Power and Society 6
GENM0520 Social Business for Public Health 6
GENM0703 Concepts of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health 6
GENM0707 Nutrition and Health 6
GENM0708 Principles of Health Education & Behaviour Change 6
GENM0709 The Power of Sport: An Introduction to Sport for Social Change 6
SOMS1501 Inside the Criminal Mind 6

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Faculty of Science Courses

Code Course Title Units of Credit
AVIA1902 Airline Financial Analysis and Decision Support 6
AVIA2101 Baggage Handling System Design, Technology and Operations 6
AVIA2950 Current Affairs in Aviation 6
AVIA3900 Aviation and Sustainable Tourism 6
BEES6741 Astrobiology: Life in the Universe 6
BIOS1101 Evolutionary and Functional Biology 6
BIOS1301 Ecology, sustainability and environmental science 6
BIOS2500 Evolution and the Modern World 6
CLIM1001 Introduction to Climate Change 6
DATA1001 Introduction to Data Science and Decisions 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
GENS4015 Brave New World: Science Fiction, Science Fact and the Future 6
GENS5003 Aviation Contemporary Issues 6
GENS5013 Workplace Safety 6
GEOS1211 Earth and Environmental Science 6
GEOS1701 Environmental Systems, Processes and Issues 6
GEOS2021 Human Origins and Prehistory 6
GEOS2641 Urban Environments 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
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
COMM2222 Industry Experience Program 6
COMM3030 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum 6
ECON1101 Microeconomics 1 6
ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 6
FINS1613 Business Finance 6
GENC2100 Global Finance 6
GENC3004 Personal Finance 6
GENC5031 Tax for Professionals 6
GENC6004 Introduction to Corporate Risk Management 6
GENC6007 Marketing for Startups 6
GENC7002 Getting Into Business 6
INFS1602 Digital Transformation 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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