Minors in the Bachelor of Arts

A minor is an optional additional area of focus for a degree. All major BA subjects are available as minors, while some subjects are only available as minors.

A minor is made up of a collection of courses in a particular subject. The workload for a minor is lighter than for a major—fewer courses to do, fewer points required. This makes a minor a good way to build a second or third area of focus or concentration into your degree. Find out more about how minors work.

All majors can be also be taken as a minor, so check the majors available in the Bachelor of Arts. You might also be able to study majors from other Victoria undergraduate degrees as a minor in your Bachelor of Arts.

Minors are made up of at least 60 points from the relevant subject area at 200 level or above. At least 15 of those points must be at 300 level and not counted towards a major or another minor.

Some subjects are not available as majors, but you can take them as a minor. Other subjects have special requirements and course options as minors. Explore these minors below.

Creative Writing

Identify and develop your own distinctive voice in writing for the page (poetry, fiction, non-fiction) and scriptwriting (stage, screen, radio). Join a lively community of writers in a programme with a well-earned reputation for nurturing the abilities of some of New Zealand's top literary talents. Entry into Creative Writing courses is limited, and you'll need to supply samples of your writing as part of the application process.

Requirements

Complete at least 60 points from:

Including 20 points from:

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Studies

New Zealand Sign Language, the country's third official language, is used by more than 20,000 people. Learn to sign and gain insight into the Deaf community. 

Requirements

Complete NZSL 311 and at least 40 points from NZSL 200-299 (or DEAF 200-299)

Social Policy

Social Policy takes a focused look at the needs and wellbeing of the population, and the way governments and individuals try to solve some of the big issues of society. If you're looking to work in government or with a non-profit organisation and want insight into common policy questions, this minor is a good option for you.

Requirements

Complete at least 40 points from:

Including 20 points from:

Complete a further 20 points from: