Undergraduate Courses

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Abbreviation:

BA(Hons)

UOW Course Code:

701

CRICOS Code:

000611F

Total Credit Points:

48

Duration:

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):

Autumn

Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

Delivery Campus:

Wollongong

Additional Information:

Course Finder

Overview

BA (Hons) consists of 50% coursework and 50% research work. The coursework is divided into two subjects, each worth 12 credit points. The first subject is compulsory for all students - ARTS470, Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities; the second coursework subject is a discipline-specific subject. For students on SCSH campuses the discipline-specific subject will normally be that connected to their research supervisor.

The research component of BA (Hons) takes the form of a research thesis (24 credit points), devised and completed under the supervision of an academic employed in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts. Co-supervision may be arranged, with the approval of the Faculty's Honours Coordinator.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) will be able to:

  1. Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in the Humanities.
  2. Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories.
  3. Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions.
  4. Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

 

Course Structure

Irrespective of the Honours program chosen, the program consists of coursework (which makes up 50% of the final mark) and a research thesis (which makes up 50% of the final mark).

Areas of Study in Honours

An Honours year in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts is available in the following areas:

  • Creative Writing
  • Community, Culture and Environment*
  • Cultural Studies
  • English Literatures
  • French
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Honours
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Writing and English Literatures

*Available at Batemans Bay, Bega, Moss Vale and Shoalhaven only.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Full-time Student
ARTS470 Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities 12 Autumn
Discipline Specific Subject* Discipline Specific Subject* 12 Spring
ARTS480 Thesis 24 Annual
Part-time Student
ARTS470 Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities 12 Autumn
Discipline Specific Subject* Discipline Specific Subject* 12 Spring
ARTS482 24cp Thesis (part-time component) 12 Autumn
ARTS482 24cp Thesis (part-time component) 12 Spring
*Discipline Specific Subjects
CCE 470 Community, Culture and Environment Honours 12 Spring
CST 470 Cultural Studies Honours 12 Spring
ELL 470 Honours in English Language and Linguistics 12 Spring
ENGL470 English Honours 12 Spring
ENGL472 Combined Honours in English 12 Not offered in 2015
EURO470 European Studies Honours 12 Spring
FREN470 French Honours 12 Spring
HIST470 History Honours 12 Spring
HIST472 Combined Honours in History and Another Discipline 12 Spring
INDS470 Indigenous Studies Honours 12 Spring
INDS472 Joint Honours in Indigenous Studies and Another Discipline 12 Spring
ITAL470 Italian Honours 12 Spring
JAPA470 Japanese Honours 12 Spring
PHIL470 Philosophy Honours 12 Spring
PHIL472 Combined Philosophy Honours 12 Spring
POL 470 Politics Honours 12 Spring
POL 472 Joint Honours in Politics and Another Discipline 12 Spring
SOC 470 Sociology Honours 12 Spring
SOC 472 Joint Honours in Sociology and Another Discipline 12 Spring
SPAN470 Spanish Honours 12 Spring
STS 470 Science and Technology Studies Honours 12 Spring
STS 472 Joint Honours in Science & Technology Studies and Another Discipline 12 Spring

Honours Guide and Code of Practice (Honours)

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts Honours Guide provides detailed information on all Honours courses. It is provided in hard copy to all honours students and can also be accessed as a PDF document.

Students are advised to refer to the University of Wollongong web site for access to the Code of Practice - Honours.

Grade of Honours

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University’s General Course Rules, i.e. based entirely on performance in 400 level subjects.

Honours are awarded in the following categories:

  • Class I (WAM 85 to 100%)
  • Class II, Division 1 (WAM 75 to 84%)
  • Class II, Division 2 (WAM 65 to 74%)
  • Class III (WAM 50 to 64%)
  • If the WAM is below 50%, an Honours grade is not awarded.

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 9 December, 2014