Towards a curriculum typology for Australian generalist arts degree programs

Gannaway, Deanne (2010) Towards a curriculum typology for Australian generalist arts degree programs. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 34 2: 149-163. doi:10.1080/03098771003695437

Author Gannaway, Deanne
Title Towards a curriculum typology for Australian generalist arts degree programs
Journal name Journal of Further and Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0309-877X
Publication date 2010-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/03098771003695437
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 149
End page 163
Total pages 15
Editor Jennifer Rowley
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 13 Education
Abstract The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is arguably one of the longest-established and largest degree programmes in the Australian higher education system. Traditionally, the BA programme is a liberal arts degree that is considered the first step in the lifelong journey of learning and that is frequently marketed as such. Yet, in an increasingly commercial world, the relevance and the value of a generalist arts degree to the contemporary Australian society and economy are frequently called into question by students, prospective employers and university administration. A recent national federally funded project in Australia investigated the nature and roles of Australian arts programmes. Analysis of generalist arts degree programmes on offer at 40 Australian universities between 2001 and 2008 resulted in the development of a typology describing common features and purposes of these programmes. This article argues that this typology can be used to develop a common framework to clarify and articulate the purpose and intention of an arts programme. © 2010 UCU
Keyword Higher education curriculum
Generalist arts
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Mon, 28 Jun 2010, 20:18:44 EST by Deanne Gannaway on behalf of Teaching & Educational Development Institute