Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Students will learn many aspects of the human language including phonetics, morphology, syntax and semantics. Practical applications of language studies are woven through the course units. This major is suitable for students preparing for employment in education, foreign services or as a pathway towards postgraduate studies.

Sheridan's Linguistics major may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis and is open to both domestic and international students.

Indicative Course Plan (Full-time student)

Year 1 Semester 1
LN101 Introduction to Linguistics
HU140 Creative Thinking
RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 1 Semester 2
LN102 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
CS100 Introduction to Christianity
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 1
LN201 Morphology and Syntax
CS200 Survey of the Bible
+1 Linguistics Elective
+1 Linguistics Elective

Year 2 Semester 2
LN202 Phonetics and Phonology
HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics
RS292 Research Methods
+1 History Elective

Year 3 Semester 1
LN301 Semantics
CS300 Christianity as a Worldview
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 3 Semester 2
RS394 Research Project
+1 History Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

 

List of available units in the Linguistics major

Linguistics core units (5 units)

  • LN101 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LN102 Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • LN201 Morphology and Syntax
  • LN202 Phonetics and Phonology
  • LN301 Semantics

Linguistics electives (3 units)

  • LN230 Nonverbal Communication
  • LN240 Intercultural Communication
  • LN320 Second Language Acquisition
  • LN332 Linguistic Politeness in Asian Societies
  • CN332 Advanced Chinese: Translation

Common Arts Core units (2 units)

  • HU140 Creative Thinking
  • HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics

Common Research Core units (3 units)

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS394 Research Project

Common Christian Studies Core units (3 units)

  • CS100 Introduction to Christianity
  • CS200 Survey of the Bible
  • CS300 Christianity as a Worldview

General electives (choose 8 units)

  • 8 units chosen from any academic discipline

Alongside your chosen major, you can enhance your future employability by adding a minor to your degree. Minors comprise four 200-300 level units in one discipline.

In the Sheridan Bachelor of Business you can construct a minor in any one of the following fields of study.

Economics - units in this minor could include:

  • EC201 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • EC202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • EC330 Introduction to Econometrics
  • EC370 Introduction to Managerial Economics

Financial Planning - units in this minor could include:

  • FN210 Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
  • FN315 Retirement, Superannuation and Estate Planning
  • FN320 Portfolio Management
  • FN325 Financial Behaviour and Advice

Human Resource Management - units in this minor could include:

  • MN210 Managing Human Resources
  • MN212 Employment Relations
  • MN311 Recruitment and Selection
  • MN321 Workplace Learning and Development

Management - units in this minor could include:

  • MN210 Managing Human Resources
  • MN220 Risk Management
  • MN361 International Business
  • MN374 Leadership

Marketing - units in this minor could include:

  • MK201 Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MK221 Consumer Behaviour
  • MK235 Marketing for Not-For-Profit Organisations
  • MK363 International Marketing

 Not-for-Profit Management - units in this minor could include:

  • MK235 Marketing for Not-For-Profit Organisations
  • MN312 Managing Volunteers
  • MN352 Managing Social Enterprises
  • MN375 Introduction to Corporate Governance

 

 

 

The Management major equips you to manage every aspect of an organisation, including human resources, finance, accounting, information systems, operations management and strategic planning. Management knowledge and skills are indispensable across all kinds of organisations, whether they be private or government, profit-oriented or not-for-profit. 

Sheridan's Management major may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis and is open to both domestic and international students.

Indicative Course Plan (Full-time student)

Year 1 Semester 1
EC100 Introduction to Economics
LW103 Principles of Business Law
MN101 Principles of Management
RS191 Academic and Professional Communication

Year 1 Semester 2
AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
CS100 Introduction to Christianity
MK101 Principles of Marketing
+1 Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 1
MA220 Univariate Statistical Analysis
MN210 Managing Human Resources
MN220 Risk Management
+1 Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 2
CS200 Survey of the Bible
MN202 Behaviour in Organisations
MN212 Employment Relations
RS292 Research Methods

Year 3 Semester 1
CS300 Christianity as a Worldview
RS394 Research Project
+1 Management Elective
+1 Minor / General Elective

Year 3 Semester 2
MN371 Foundations of Strategic Management
+1 Management Elective
+1 Management Elective
+1 Minor / General Elective

 

List of units for the Management major

Common Business Core units

  • AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • EC100 Introduction to Economics
  • LW103 Principles of Business Law
  • MK101 Principles of Marketing
  • MN101 Principles of Management
  • MA220 Univariate Statistical Analysis

Management core units

  • MN202 Behaviour in Organisations
  • MN210 Managing Human Resources
  • MN212 Employment Relations
  • MN220 Risk Management
  • MN371 Foundations of Strategic Management

Management electives

  • AC210 Management Accounting
  • EC370 Introduction to Managerial Economics
  • LW321 Corporations Law
  • MN262 Cross-Cultural Management
  • MN311 Talent Acquisition
  • MN312 Working with Volunteers
  • MN352 Managing Social Enterprises
  • MN361 International Business
  • MN374 Leadership
  • MN375 Introduction to Corporate Governance

Common Core Christian Studies units

  • CS100 Introduction to Christianity
  • CS200 Survey of the Bible
  • CS300 Christianity as a Worldview

Common Core Research units

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS394 Research Project

General electives

  • 4 units chosen from any academic discipline

 

Alongside your chosen major, you can enhance your future employability by adding a minor to your degree. Minors comprise four 200-300 level units in one discipline.

In the Sheridan Bachelor of Arts you can construct a minor in any one of the following fields of study.

Chinese Studies - units in this minor may include:

  • CN201 Intermediate Chinese 1
  • CN202 Intermediate Chinese 2
  • LT331 A Hundred Schools of Thought: The Golden Age of Chinese Philosophy
  • PL331 Understanding Contemporary China

Creative Writing - units in this minor may include:

  • CW221 Elements of Fiction 1: Character, Story World and Point of View
  • CW330 Life-Writing
  • CW340 Digital Profiles
  • CW350 Christian Writing

Economics - units in this minor may include:

  • EC201 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • EC202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • EC320 Environmental Economics
  • EC330 Introduction to Econometrics

Geography - units in this minor may include:

  • GG210 Earth Systems and Dynamics
  • GG220 Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • GG321 Power, Society and Environment
  • GG330 Environmental and Global Climate Change

History - units in this minor may include:

  • HT207 The Chinese Diaspora in World History
  • HT235 World War II in Asia
  • HT251 History of Christianity 1: Early Church to Medieval Era
  • HT353 History of Judaism

Linguistics - units in this minor may include:

  • LN201 Morphology and Syntax
  • LN202 Phonetics and Phonology
  • LN230 Nonverbal Communication
  • LN301 Semantics

Management - units in this minor may include:

  • MN220 Risk Management
  • MN262 Cross-Cultural Management
  • MN361 International Business
  • MN373 Leadership

Marketing (any 4 units from the following list)

  • MK201 Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MK221 Consumer Behaviour
  • MK235 Marketing for Not-For-Profit Organisations
  • MK363 International Marketing

 Not-for-Profit Management (any 4 units from the following list)

  • MK235 Marketing for Not-For-Profit Organisations
  • MN312 Managing Volunteers
  • MN352 Managing Social Enterprises
  • MN375 Introduction to Corporate Governance

 Sociology (any 4 units from the following list)

  • GG320 Environmental Sociology
  • SO224 Japanese Popular Culture
  • SO231 Contemporary Asian Media

The Creative Writing major brings the intellect and the imagination together and puts them to work in the medium of words. It is designed for students who are keen to pursue creative writing as a profession or for personal fulfilment. Learn from Western Australian authors and poets who will introduce you to techniques for a range of genres and writing styles, guide you towards finding your voice and equip you to navigate the publishing world of the 21st century. 

Sheridan's Creative Writing major may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis and is open to both domestic and international students.

Indicative Course Plan (Full-time student)

Year 1 Semester 1
CW101 Introduction to Creative Writing
HU140 Creative Thinking
RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 1 Semester 2
CW104 The Writing Life
CS100 Introduction to Christianity
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 1
CS200 Survey of the Bible
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 2 Semester 2
HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics
RS292 Research Methods
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 3 Semester 1
CS300 Christianity as a Worldview
RS394 Research Project
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

Year 3 Semester 2
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 Creative Writing Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective
+1 2nd Major / Minor / General Elective

 

List of available units in the Creative Writing major

Creative Writing Core units (2 units)

  • CW101 Introduction to Creative Writing
  • CW104 The Writing Life

Creative Writing electives (choose 6 units)

  • CW221 Elements of Fiction 1: Character, Story World, and Point of View
  • CW222 Elements of Fiction 2: Plot and Theme
  • CW310 Poetry
  • CW330 Life Writing
  • CW340 Digital Profiles
  • CW350 Christian Writing
  • CW390 Creative Writing Project

Common Arts Core units (2 units)

  • HU140 Creative Thinking
  • HU250 Critical Thinking and Ethics

Common Christian Studies Core units (3 units)

  • CS100 Introduction to Christianity
  • CS200 Survey of the Bible
  • CS300 Christianity as a Worldview

Common Research Core units (3 units)

  • RS191 Academic and Professional Communication
  • RS292 Research Methods
  • RS394 Research Project

General electives (choose 8 electives)

  • 8 units chosen from any academic discipline

 

Sheridan offers students publication opportunities through ventures such as Seagift. Students undertaking the Creative Writing major are strongly encouraged to submit their work for publication.