HONS20003 - Coursework C

General Information

Unit Synopsis

HONS20003 Coursework C is the third of four honours coursework units. Particulars of the specific learning outcomes, set texts and readings, learning materials and assessment will be negotiated with relevant staff in the chosen discipline. The honours course is available in the following disciplines: creative writing, digital media, geography & environmental studies, history, literary & cultural studies, music, professional communication and sociology.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in CA44 Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 100%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: BA Course Committee.
There is some discussion amongst staff who teach into the Honours course that, although the BA Honours is a well known brand, it is time to revise the course because of low enrolments and because it involves 4 course work units plus a dissertation. A redesign of the course might attract more students.
It is recommended that a working party be established to look at what might be changed in terms of structure within the AQF Level 8 guidelines.
Action Taken
The working party was established and has proposed a restructure to the BA Honours whereby the current four course-work units will be reduced to two units which provide students with skills and knowledge on becoming a researcher and with understanding the current theories and debates in their chosen discipline area. Progress on this restructure will continue to be made so that 'new' Honours course will be implemented in 2020.
Source: BA Honours external Review of November 2017.
To restructure the BA Honours so it is line with other BA Honours courses.
Make progress on this restructure with replacing the current four course-work units with two course-work units. These two units will be about becoming a researcher, and about the current theories and debates in the chosen discipline area.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Analyse and explain advanced and current specialist knowledge from selected disciplinary perspectives;
  2. Identify, analyse and evaluate discipline relevant problems and articulate the critical debates surrounding them;
  3. Communicate cogent arguments and/or research results in appropriate formats;
  4. Research and deploy evidence, under supervisory guidance, at honours dissertation level; and,
  5. Reflect upon feedback to identify and enact improvements.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment