Bachelor of Arts (Honours) [End-on]

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) [End-on]

Course code

10109

Course type

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in an arts discipline or

Qualifications recognised by the Division as equivalent to that above.

Additional selection requirements

Applicants must satisfy the requirements of the college(s) in which honours are to be undertaken to ensure that the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to an honours degree has been attained.

Special admission requirements

Admission to the honours degree shall follow on directly from the pass degree and, normally, no later than five years following completion of the pass degree.

Students for honours who have graduated with a pass degree from another university, or who graduated more than five years ago, may be required to complete such coursework or assessment as the College Dean recommends as a condition of entry to honours.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of social theory, practice and professional ethics in at least one discipline in the Arts or Journalism or Social Sciences

  • Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods in at least one discipline in the Arts or Journalism or Social Sciences

  • Analyse critically and evaluate place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia-Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise perspectives, arguments and sources of qualitative and/or quantitative data pertinent to complex social, political, historical, economic, environmental and/or cultural issues, particularly those related to quality of life in the tropics worldwide

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of research to a variety of audiences through advanced proficiency in written and spoken English language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills

  • Design, plan and execute a research project with some independence

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in some areas in at least one discipline in the Arts or Journalism or Social Sciences

  • Respectfully and responsibly apply knowledge of diversity and difference among people, especially vulnerable and Indigenous peoples, in research and scholarship.

Course Structure

Single Honours - Arts and Social Sciences

Single Honours - Earth and Environmental Studies

Joint Honours

Course Structure - Single Honours – Arts and Social Sciences

CORE SUBJECTS

BA4001:06 Arts Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

BA4002:06 Arts Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table A below

Table A (SINGLE ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

12 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Criminology

Townsville

Not available in Joint Honours

English

Cairns

Townsville

External study

 

French

Cairns

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

 

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

 

Media and Writing

Townsville

External study

 

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

 

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External study

 

Course Structure - Single Honours – Earth and Environmental Sciences

OPTIONS

Select a major from Table B below

Table B (SINGLE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

24 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Environmental Studies

Cairns

Townsville

Not available in Joint Honours

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

Not available in Joint Honours

Course Structure - Joint Honours

CORE SUBJECTS

BA4001:06 Arts Honours Thesis Part 1 of 2

BA4002:06 Arts Honours Thesis Part 2 of 2

OPTIONS

Select two majors from Table C below

Table C (JOINT ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS)

Type of major

Mandatory

Double

Credit points in major

6 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Anthropology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Archaeology

Cairns

Townsville

 

English

Cairns

Townsville

External study

 

French

Cairns

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Human Services

Cairns

Townsville

 

Indigenous Australian Studies

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

 

Media and Writing

Townsville

External study

 

Political Science

Cairns

Townsville

External Study

 

Sociology

Cairns

Townsville

External study

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all majors are available in Cairns - see Table A (SINGLE ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS), Table B (SINGLE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MAJORS), and Table C (JOINT ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS) for availability of majors at each campus

Townsville

 

External

Not all majors are available in external mode - See Table A (SINGLE ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS), Table B (SINGLE EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES MAJORS), and Table C (JOINT ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES MAJORS) for availability modes of each major

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Nil

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)

Approved abbreviation

BA(Hons)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable