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Study a humanities and social science course with subjects in philosophy, sociology and social science, culture, politics, public policy, history, Indigenous perspectives, war and terror, and more.

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  • 100% flexible to study however it suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part-time or full-time

  • #4 in Australia for humanities and social services employment outcomes

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • Focus on unique Indigenous and Asia Pacific perspectives

    Learn from cultural experts and benefit from strong links to Northern Australia and South East Asia

Top humanities and social science courses

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    Bachelor of Arts (Global Humanities in a Digital Age)

    Examine the impact of today's digital environment on politics, public policy and government decision making in Australia and South-East Asia.

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  • CDU student Nancy Soliman in the library choosing a book.

    Diploma of Arts (Society and Culture)

    Ideal for anyone who wants a taste of studying society and culture, but may not be ready to commit to a full degree.

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  • Humanitarian, Emergency and Disaster Management

    Bachelor of Humanitarian Aid and Development

    Develop your knowledge in culture studies, sociology, ethics, Indigenous knowledge, community development, international humanitarian assistance and development, project management, and language studies.

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Inside CDU's humanities and social science courses and research

  • CDU Dr Izabela Pereira Watts at work with small children in a war zone

    Are peace and democracy worth dying for?

    We have all seen the images of war on our television screens. What happens when, inevitably, the guns fall silent and the blades are returned to their sheaths? When the red mist recedes, and some form of non-violent rationality raises its weary head above the bloodied parapets.

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  • Hannah Taino smiling with colleagues

    Hannah is researching military vets who attend uni

    At first, Australian Air Force veteran Hannah Taino-Spick didn’t think she was eligible to do a research degree. Thanks to a supportive professor at Charles Darwin University, however, Hannah is now pursuing a PhD via a Higher Degree by Research (HDR). 

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    Why an Arts degree is worth studying

    Is an arts degree worth it? It’s a question you might be asking yourself as the Australian Government proposes to re-direct funding from Arts degrees to degrees in health, education, science and technology. It absolutely is, says Pro Vice-Chancellor Ruth Wallace. 

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