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Definition of gateway, cornerstone and capstone units – Faculty of Arts:

Within each Arts major there are specifics units that must be completed. These are called gateway, cornerstone and capstone units. Completing these units provides students with a structured progression through the course of a major, ensuring that they cover what is essential to that particular discipline and facilitating the achievement of different milestones at first, second and third-year level.

Student should check the individual discipline requirements in the Arts areas of study section of the Handbook to determine which gateway, cornerstone and capstone units they need to complete.

Gateway unit: A gateway unit is a first-year level unit that introduces you to the area of study.  Most areas of study have two gateway units that must be completed.

Cornerstone unit: A cornerstone unit is a second-year level unit that is designed in a way that allows you to demonstrate that you have a solid understanding of the area of study. Most areas of study have one or two cornerstone units that must be completed.

Capstone unit: A capstone unit is a third-year level unit that allows you to demonstrate what you have learnt and the skills that you have acquired throughout the study of your major.  Therefore, it might consist of a research project or an industry internship. Most areas of study have one or two capstone units that must be completed.

NOTE: Students completing a minor in an Arts area of study only need to complete the gateway units. To make up the 24-point requirement of a minor, students choose the remaining units from the list of electives.

Major Semester Unit Code Unit Name Gatestones Pre-requisites
Communication     1 AMU1277 Media Studies Gateway Nil
AMU2453 Research Methods in the Social Sciences Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1 AMU3451 Freedom and Control in the Media Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
1 AMU3499 Authorship & Writing #   Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2 AMU1278 Communication Technologies and Practices Gateway Nil
2 AMU2439 Youth and Mobile Media Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU2450 Contemporary Media Theory   Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU3449 Reading Social Media: Sociotechnological Literacies Capstone

Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units It is highly recommended that
students only take this unit after they have completed at least one cornerstone
unit in the Communication major.

Writing       1 AMU1277 Media Studies Gateway Nil
1 AMU2832 Postcolonial and Diasporic Literature Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1 AMU3499 Authorship & Writing   Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
1 AMU3857 Writing Techniques Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2 AMU1017 Academic Literacies Gateway Nil
2 AMU2448 Film Genres   Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU2498 Contemporary Fiction Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU3858 Writing Experiments Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Global Studies    1 AMU1325 Introduction to World Politics and History Gateway Nil
1 AMU2920

Transformation from  Below: Civil, Society, Social Movements
and Political Change

Cornerstone  Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1 AMU2625 Borders, People and Identity: Migration in the 21st Century Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1 AMU3570 International Relations Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2 AMU1326 Transformation from Above: Globalisation and State Gateway Nil
2 AMU2140 States and Markets Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU3630 Governing the Global Economy: Stability, Efficiency, Justice Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2 AMU3650 A World in Crisis: Multilevel Responses to Global Emergencies Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Global Studies (for BA (Global) only) 2 ATS3793 Global Research   Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Gender Studies 1 AMU1310 Introduction to Gender Studies Gateway Nil
1 AMU2908 Critical methodologies for action research Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
AMU3560  Contemporary Feminisms in Asia  Capstone  Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units 
2 AMU1309  Introduction to Sexuality Studies Gateway Nil 
2 AMU2906  Gender, Sexualities and Religions in Southeast Asia Cornerstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU2907 Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Global Contexts   Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU3127 Stardom: Celebrity, Society and Power   Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
SSB AMU3744 Workplace Learning Internship Capstone Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
Journalism Studies (minor) 1 AMU1328 Introduction to Journalism A Gateway Nil
1 AMU2787 Multimedia Journalism   Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1 AMU3806 Business Reporting Capstone

One of the following units AMU1277, AMU1278, AMU1328 or AMU 1329, plus one
other 6 point first year Arts unit.

2 AMU1329 Broadcast Journalism Gateway Nil
Screen Studies (minor) 1 AMU1305 Film Studies: Forms and Approaches Gateway Nil
2 AMU1304 Television Studies: Forms and Approaches Gateway Nil
2 AMU2448 Film Genres   Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
2 AMU3127 Stardom: Celebrity, Society and Power   Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
Arts Electives 1 AMU1018 Learning in Higher Education   Nil
1 AMU2685 Malaysian Studies   Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1 AMU2814

Transforming Community: Project Design and Public Relations
for Social Campaigns

  Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units
1 AMU3575 Task Force: Responding to Global Change Capstone Twelve credit points of second-year Arts units
2 AMU1017 Academic Literacies   Nil
SSB AMU3744 Faculty of Arts Workplace Learning Internship   Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units

Legend: # Unit can be replaced with AMU3650 A World in Crisis: Multilevel Responses to Global Emergencies (For Communication major only)

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