As human beings, our curiosity about life and the world never ceases. This tendency of curiosity sometimes goes the length of reflecting on our academic choices. Students are often faced with great difficulty while trying to decide which discipline is best suited in their interest as their interest includes a broad spectrum of subjects. This is where the General and Classic Studies come into play. General and Classic studies is a flexible study program that includes a variety of subjects the aspirant can study. It is intended for the design of unique study plans that fit their particular academic interests.
It is considered to be highly interdisciplinary as students have the freedom to pick and choose subjects. These courses usually include a wide range of topics belonging to fields of humanities, arts and sciences business, education, law, government, healthcare, real estate, social services, and more. Some of these general studies degrees can also be accessed online to suit the needs of working adults.
The different study levels that are offered in this sub-discipline are:
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Humanities and Social Sciences
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Philosophy
Liberal Arts (Hons)
Classical Studies (Honours)
Arts and Humanities (Classical Studies) (Honours)
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Classics
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Politics
Foundation Year Humanities
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - International Relations
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Philosophy and Classic Studies
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Museum and Classic Studies
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Business Law
Undergraduate Foundation Programme - Classical and Medieval Studies
General Studies is an intricate and vast discipline and branches out into further specifications. The intellect gathered from General Studies can be and is used in various fields of study.
The different specialisations that can be found are:
Students who pursue a degree in General Studies have the freedom to further delve into various career options as the course is intensive and covers a large area of study. The disciplines offered are often related to society and culture, literature and poetry, geography and economics, business and healthcare and so on. The students may, later on, choose to concentrate on one specialization and improve themselves in that area of study but generally; there is a high flexibility range as to what career they can further invest themselves in after the degree. Students who graduate with this degree are often well versed in many subjects that are in demand in the world today. They gain knowledge and an impressive skill set of time management, research skills, multi-tasking and most importantly, the skill of connecting different topics of different subjects. There are a plethora of job opportunities in this field.
- The various career choices include:
Ethics Board Director
Government Agency Worker
Indigenous Issues Consultant
Non-Profit Organization Director
Public Relations Representative
Public Policy Researcher
Social Service Worker
- The top companies/organisations that offer recruitment in General Studies are:
Walt Disney Company
Centres for Disease Control