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The Arts & Social Sciences Capstone is a multi-disciplinary course that provides you with an opportunity to reflect on your disciplinary studies over the previous three levels of study. In particular, the course will consider classics in the literature of liberal education to ask to what extent your study has lived up to the various conceptions and ideals of a university education. You have a chance to think about your own discipline in conversation with students from other disciplines, while developing your own awareness of the disciplinary knowledge and understanding you have acquired.

The course is aimed at assisting you with the transition from your current degree to your role in the world as citizens in employment or further education.

Note: The course will be made available for Summer session providing more flexibility for students meeting this requirement of their program/major. For students for whom summer is not your last session of enrolment, you must obtain approval from your major convenor to enrol in the capstone provided you have completed the necessary courses in your major. Enrolment in the capstone requires faculty approval. Please contact the UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Student Services.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Term, Term 1, Term 2, Term 3



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: 72 uoc overall, and enrolment in an Arts & Social Sciences major in an Arts & Social Sciences single or double degree program. Consent required

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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