Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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23rd May 2015 10:40am

Program Code

10214

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Students who perform well, with a GPA of 5.0 or greater, during the Bachelor of Arts degree may undertake a further year of full-time (or equivalent part-time) study to obtain an Honours degree. The Honours degree allows students to further develop their specific areas of interest.

The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved sequence in Psychology is not available for students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts program from 2012.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission to candidature shall:

(a) have completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent program, with normally at least a credit grade average based on all studies undertaken in the program and/or in the approved major in which Honours is to be undertaken and any additional work which may be prescribed by the Faculty Board.

(b) Students seeking admission to the Psychology Studies major in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)program, must have completed:

  • a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Newcastle with a major in Psychology Studies; plus
  • STAT2000 and PSYC3000.

Note: Applicants who have completed a Psychology major at another institution and wish to undertake further studies in Psychology can consider the Graduate Diploma in Psychology http://gradschool.edu.au/programs/details/graduate-diploma-psychology-11581

Entry to the Honours program in Psychology Studies is limited and competitive. Applicants compete on the Psychology Studies major GPA and require a cumulative GPA of 5.0 for the Bachelor of Arts.

On completion of the relevant Bachelors degree, application is made directly to the University using the Direct Admission Application form available from the web, to be submitted to the relevant program officer.

Domestic Students- please complete both the Faculty of Education and Arts End-on Honours application form and the Direct Admission Application form, which are available at:http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Divisions/Services/Student%20and%20Academic%20Services/Student%20Administration/Forms/ApplicationHonoursSupplementFEDUA.pdf

International Students please visit : http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/study-with-us/how-to-apply

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html


Credit Transfer

No credit permitted for Honours.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

Within this program, students will undertake 80 units of study, consisting of some coursework studies and a research component. Details of specific studies undertaken within the Honours program in each course area can be obtained from the relevant School.

Candidates normally undertake an Honours degree in a single discipline. Those wishing to undertake a joint Honours program should apply to the Head or Heads of the School or Schools involved.

  • Thesis due dates: 31st May (Semester 1 completion) & 31st October (Semester 2 completion);
  • Thesis word limit: 15,000 (+ or - 2,000) words;
  • Coursework component: 50%;
  • Thesis component: 50%;
  • Mandatory oral presentation to a discipline committee.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your Supervisor or Program Officer.


Transition Arrangements

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Arts program in 2005-2011 (inclusive) & are currently studying the 120 unit Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) approved sequence of psychology courses will be able to complete the accredited fourth year courses within this program, but must complete both the Bachelor of Arts program and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program within a limited number of years. Students should seek independent advice from the School of Psychology and their Program Officer, regarding accreditation eligibility. An APAC accredited Psychology major will no longer be available to students commencing the Bachelor of Arts program from 2012 onwards.

From 2012, the Chinese major is only available to pre-2012 continuing Chinese major students within the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts programs. Eligible students wishing to commence studies in Chinese in this program will need to contact the Program Convenor for further information.

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) programs were externally reviewed in 2011. As a result, a number of majors have been modified. Some pre-2012 students may enter a newly named or combined major as follows:

  • The previously separate Drama major, & Creative Arts major have combined to become the Creative & Performing Arts major
  • The previously separate Ancient History major, & Classical Languages major have combined to become the Ancient History & Classical Languages major
  • The previously separate English major, & Writing major have combined to become the English & Writing majorThe previously separate Politics & Policy major, & International Affairs major have combined to become the Politics & International Relations major
  • The previously separate Philosophy major, & Religious Studies major have combined to become the Philosophy & Religion major
  • The French major has become the French Studies major
  • The Japanese major has become the Japanese Studies major.

Program Structure

Aboriginal Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

ABOR4010Aboriginal Studies Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4020Aboriginal Studies Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4030Aboriginal Studies Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ABOR4040Aboriginal Studies Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Ancient History & Classical Languages major

Choose 80 units of compulsory courses from either Ancient History and Classical Languages; Greek; or Latin.

Ancient History and Classical Languages

ANCIENT HISTORY

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

AHIS4140Ancient History Honours - Study I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS4150Ancient History Honours - Study II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS4160Ancient History Honours - Thesis Preparatory
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
AHIS4170Ancient History Honours - Thesis
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
GREEK

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

GREK4540Greek Honours INot currently offered20 units
GREK4550Greek Honours IINot currently offered20 units
GREK4560Greek Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
GREK4570Greek Honours IVNot currently offered20 units
LATIN

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

LATN4640Latin Honours INot currently offered20 units
LATN4650Latin Honours IINot currently offered20 units
LATN4660Latin Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
LATN4670Latin Honours IVNot currently offered20 units

Chinese major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CHIN4150Chinese Honours INot currently offered20 units
CHIN4160Chinese Honours IlNot currently offered20 units
CHIN4170Chinese Honours IIINot currently offered20 units
CHIN4180Chinese Honours IVNot currently offered20 units

Creative and Performing Arts major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CAPA4001Research Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
CAPA4002Research Project Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
CAPA4003Creative and Performing Arts Honours 3: Research Project/Thesis
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
40 units

English and Writing major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

ENGL4070English Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENGL4080English Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENGL4090English Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
ENGL4100English Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units

Film, Media and Cultural Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

FMCS4010Critical Perspectives
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS4020Research Methodologies
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS4030Thesis 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FMCS4040Thesis 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

French Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

FREN4150French Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN4160French Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN4170French Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
FREN4180French Honours 4
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

History major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

HIST4050History Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4060History Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4070History Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
HIST4080History Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units

Human Geography and the Environment major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

GEOG4001Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4001
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4002Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4002
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4003Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4003
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
GEOG4004Geography and Environmental Studies Honours 4004
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Japanese Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

JAPN4150Japanese Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4160Japanese Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4170Japanese Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
JAPN4180Japanese Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Linguistics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

LING4050Linguistics Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4060Linguistics Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4070Linguistics Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
LING4080Linguistics Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Philosophy and Religion major

Choose 80 units of compulsory courses from either Philosophy or Religion.

Religion or Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

PHIL4050Philosophy Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
PHIL4060Philosophy Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
PHIL4070Philosophy Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
PHIL4080Philosophy Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
ION

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

RELT4010Religion and Theology Honours I: Methods and Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
RELT4020Religion and Theology Honours II: Directed Study
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
RELT4030Religion and Theology Honours III: Research Thesis Preparations and Literature Review
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
RELT4040Religion and Theology Honours IV: Final Thesis Submission
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Politics and International Relations major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

POLI4001Politics Honours 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
POLI4002Politics Honours 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
POLI4003Politics Honours 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
POLI4004Politics Honours 4
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units

Psychology Studies major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

PSYC4000Advanced Methodology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4100Critical Issues and Controversies in Psychology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4201Psychological Assessment & Introduction to Counselling
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC4800Critical review and analysis of specialised research topic
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4803APsychology Graded Honours Thesis Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PSYC4803BPsychology Graded Honours Thesis Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
30 units

Sociology and Anthropology major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

SOCA4090Sociology and Anthropology Honours I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4100Sociology and Anthropology Honours II
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4110Sociology and Anthropology Honours III
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
SOCA4120Sociology and Anthropology Honours IV
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more specialist areas in the humanities or social sciences
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methodology within one discipline, including information literacy, and the use of technology
  • Capacity to apply advanced critical thinking and judgement to complex problems in a variety of contexts within one discipline to develop new understanding and to demonstrate intellectual independence
  • Capacity to apply theory and method at an advanced level to design, conduct and complete an independent research thesis under supervision

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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