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Enrolment FAQs

Our Enrolment FAQs can help with any questions you may have about enrolment in Arts programs.

  • How and when do I enrol ?

    For a step-by-step guide to the online enrolment process, see the University's Enrolment web page.

  • What do I do if I have a timetable clash or receive an enrolment error?

    See our Study Handbook, which explains the types of Enrolment Errors you may receive and what to do in each case.

  • Do I need to complete ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind?

    ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind, involves the presentation of broad perspectives (the `Big' Questions) in the fields of arts, humanities and social sciences, and the systematic teaching of the key academic skills required in scholarly enquiry .

    All students must complete this course in semester 1 or 2 of their first year, except those who gain entry into a few specific double degrees where an exemption is granted. Refer to the study plan relevant to you for clarification.

    Students who have transferred into a new program with a prior tertiary record may also be eligible for exemption from ARTS 1007. Please consult the Faculty office for advice.

  • What is a major?

    A major requires you to pass at least 24 units of courses (with no more than 6 units at first year level) within one discipline area e.g. English, History or Asian Studies. As the majority of courses are worth 3 units each, a major equates to 7 courses (or subjects) within the one area, studied across your degree.

    Some majors are non-standard. To find out which courses you need to study towards each major, see our Majors, Minors & Closed Electives web page
  • What is a minor?

    A minor requires you to pass at least 18 units of courses (with no more than 6 units at first year level) within one discipline area e.g. English, History or Asian Studies. As the majority of courses are worth 3 units each, a minor equates to 6 courses (or subjects) within the one area, studied across your degree.

    A minor must be in a different discipline to your major or primary area of study.

    Some minors are non-standard. To find out which courses you need to study towards each minor, see our Majors, Minors & Closed Electives web page.

  • What is a broadening elective?

    At least nine units must be from outside the areas of your major and minor areas.  These are known as broadening electives. Students who complete a second major are exempt from this requirement (unless the majors are designated to be cognate).

    To find out which courses you could study as broadening electives, see our Majors, Minors & Closed Electives web page.

  • What is a closed elective/cognate?

    Cognates or closed electives (formally called approved electives) are compulsory courses that you must study towards your degree; however you have the flexibility to choose from a select list of courses.

    The degrees which require closed electives or cognates are as follows: Bachelor of International Development, Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management, Bachelor of International Studies, Bachelor of Media, Bachelor of Social Sciences and the Bachelor of Languages.

    To find out which closed elective or cognate courses you need to study towards your degree, see our Majors, Minors & Closed Electives web page.
  • What is an open elective and how do I choose open elective courses?

    Open elective courses are 'free choice' courses, which can be chosen from the Faculty of Arts or any faculty in the University. See our Open Elective Courses web page for further information, plus an online list of all courses offered by the Faculty of Arts.

  • Can I study a Language?

    The University of Adelaide offers eight languages: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek and Spanish. You can study any of our languages as a beginner or continuer.

    See our Languages web page to find out how you can incorporate language study into your degree.

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