[Senior Professor Daniel D. Hutto, Head of School of Liberal Arts]
The University of Wollongong’s Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation opens up a new chapter in the future of Australian higher education. Our philosophically grounded degree is distinct in its conception and scope. It is an original and progressive liberal arts degree – unlike any other found in Australia or the rest of the world.
This degree is designed as a series of sixteen well-crafted thematic and period-based intellectual adventures in which you must put your minds to work in studying exemplary works of art, literature, religion, philosophy, politics, and science that form the cornerstones of Western civilisation. You will also extend your thinking on important topics by entering into for respectful conversations with non-Western traditions of thought and art.
All of our students enjoy access to a dedicated study lounge, small tutorial sizes and specialised academic mentoring. Those who are successful in their scholarship application will be awarded 30,000 dollars per annum for up to five years and an international return airfare for an approved overseas experience as part of their studies.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilization at the University of Wollongong, you will have many options open to you for your future career – whether it be in the arts, business, education or politics. We expect our graduates will lead the way in their respective fields. Our ambition is for these future leaders to be diverse, respectful, creative and critical thinkers who leave us equipped to tackle the challenges facing Australia and the world.