CA44 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Core Structure

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 48

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course is intentionally tailored to the interests of the student mentored by a research supervisor, primarily aligned with a Humanities or Arts discipline undertaken by the student at an undergraduate level. Subject to supervisor availability, Honours level research projects can be pursued in the following disciplines: English and Cultural studies, Creative Writing, Geography, History and Politics, Indigenous Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Visual Arts, Theatre Studies and Music.

The 48 credit point Honours course comprises:

(1) A 12 credit point unit titled Research Proposal;

(2) A 12 credit point unit titled Debates in the Discipline;

(3) HONS20005 Dissertation A; and

(4) HONS20006 Dissertation B.

Each of these units is 12 credit points. The output from Research Proposal is a detailed thesis proposal, and as such, can contribute to the thesis. The output of Debates in the Discipline is a discipline-specific knowledge synthesis document (for some a literature review, for others a reflective output suited to a particular discipline). The output will contribute content to the thesis. The dissertation output from HONS20005 / HONS20006 is 15-20,000 words.

Further details of each unit, including the specifics of the dissertation, are provided in associated Moodle sites. These Moodle sites provide a framework upon which the research project preparation and research methods are defined by the student’s research supervisor and the norms of the associated Humanities or Arts discipline.

Students are required to contact the Head of Course for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) prior to enrolment. In that conversation, students will be guided to consult with an academic in the relevant discipline and negotiate a suitable research topic. Students cannot commence the course without an appropriate supervisor and an agreed research topic. Once the research topic has been agreed, the Head of Course will confirm the student's enrolment.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HONS28001 Research Proposal
HONS28002 Debates in the Discipline
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HONS20005 Dissertation A
HONS20006 Dissertation B