Bachelor of Arts (Honours) [End-on]

Course c ode

10109

Version

8

Course t ype

Bachelor Honours Degree (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

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

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

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

Journalism

Townsville

Not available in Joint Honours

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

External mode only

Townsville

Internal and external mode

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

Accreditation requirements

Graduates of this course, who wish to become fully registered as psychologists, must complete two years of supervised practice in the field or an accredited master’s degree.

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