BH-ARTS v.1 Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Course CRICOS Code: 078137E
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Bachelor Honours Degrees prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course educates students in conceptual and theoretical aspects of academic practice. It also provides them with research methodologies appropriate to their honours project and the practical experience of applying concepts to investigation through the production of a dissertation or creative project and exegesis.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Honours Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Admission to Honours is by invitation and follows high achievement in an appropriate Bachelor Degree. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Applicants are required to submit a research proposal that meets the high standards expected of an Honours level student. The quality of the research proposal will be judged at the Course Coordinator’s discretion, in consultation with appropriate heads of departments or delegates.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Master by Coursework and Research degrees and Doctorates. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Bachelor Honours Degrees typically comprise an honours course equivalent to one year of full-time study, which is additional to the associated bachelor degree.
In the first half of the course, students undertake two 50 credit units including, either HUMN4004 Humanities Project 1 or HUMN4000 Humanities Honours Dissertation 1 and HUMN4003 Theories and Methods for Honours Research. For the second half of the course, students will continue the second component of the Project/Dissertation unit, i.e. HUMN4005 Humanities Project 2 (50 credit) or HUMN4001 Humanities Honours Dissertation 2 (50 credit), and Concepts and Contexts (50 credits).
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply knowledge of abstract ideas to the investigation of a research or creative research outcome
2. critically evaluate the effectiveness of research techniques to apply an appropriate analytical mode of investigation
3. formulate a research question, apply an appropriate methodology to provide an informed address to that question, and assess the evidence gathered to reach a conclusion
4. effectively communicate orally, visually, and in written format an argument based on research and/or creative findings
5. access and apply in an accurate manner the appropriate information and communication technology resources for a research project
6. work independently to produce a dissertation or a combination of an exegesis and creative project
7. generate new understandings and interpretation of issues by drawing on a range of perspectives
8. employ new understandings within the field of Humanities to achieve research objectives
9. apply research skills both collaboratively and individually in a discipline
Duration and Availability
Honours is normally completed in one year of full-time study or its part-time equivalent. External study may be available through negotiation with appropriate academic personnel.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|HUMN4003||v.1||Theories and Methods for Honours Research||3.0||50.0|
|HUMN4000||v.1||Humanities Honours Dissertation 1||50.0|
|HUMN4004||v.2||Humanities Honours Project 1||50.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|HUMN4002||v.3||Honours Research Seminar||3.0||50.0|
|HUMN4005||v.2||Humanities Honours Project 2||50.0|
|HUMN4001||v.1||Humanities Honours Dissertation 2||50.0|
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