Courses & Units

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) R4A

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree allows students who have completed the Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Tasmania, or graduates with a completed three year undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian university, or a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience, a year of study to develop a body of knowledge in a specific context as further preparation to undertake professional work and/or as a pathway for research and further learning. Graduates of the degree will have developed advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more Humanities or Social Science disciplines and acknowledge of research principles and methods.

This one year full time (or, at the discretion of the relevant School, two consecutive years part time) course is available at Hobart and Launceston. 

The following disciplines are available within the Bachelor of Arts (Honours):

  • Aboriginal Studies 
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese
  • Classics
  • Criminology (only available in Hobart)
  • English
  • English (Creative Writing) 
  • French 
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Japanese
  • Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Police Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the BA(Hons) in 2015. For students who commenced prior, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2010 should refer to the 2010 Handbook.

Students may also refer to the R4C Bachelor of Arts With Professional Honours (Specialisation) available from 2015.  Studies in this course are intended for students not progressing onto higher research studies.
A student admitted to and not qualified for R4A in 2014 or earlier, and who enrolled in Professional Social Science stream or the Professional Humanities stream, are permitted to auto-transfer to R4C from 2015 with advanced standing, on request.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Course Abbreviation BA(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 030426C
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Arts

Intake

Locations

Location Semesters
Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school
Launceston Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school

Objectives

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course allows candidates to pursue in-depth study in the program or programs of their choice and at the same time to demonstrate a level of excellence that will allow them to pursue higher degree including research, studies.

Career Outcomes

In Australia and around the world, employers are increasingly seeing graduates who can speak and write clearly; who are computer literate and understand how to use technology; who know about other countries, cultures and societies; who can solve problems creatively; and who have developed that flexibility of thought which technical and vocational training rarely encourages. Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree find jobs in, for example: advertising, journalism, radio and television; arts administration, heritage and curatorial positions; diplomacy, interpreting and tourism; management, marketing and administration; politics, the public service, the police force and the armed forces; research and publishing; social welfare and community work, or go onto academic careers.

Additional Information

General provisions


The Dean (or Dean's delegate) may, on the recommendation of the Head of School, grant a candidate an extension of time for the completion of a thesis where a thesis is required as part of an honours examination.


Except by special permission of the Faculty there is no re-examination of honours thesis.


The classes of honours are First Class, Second Class, and Third Class. There is an upper and lower division in the second class.


Candidates who have obtained honours in one course may proceed to honours in another course provided that they undertake a further year's work and provided that the discipline or disciplines which comprise the earlier course are not included in the later course.

Knowledge

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree will have developed a coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more of Humanities or Social Sciences programs and knowledge of research principles and methods.

Prerequisites

Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours:

  • must have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, or another approved Bachelor degree, in this University or another approved tertiary institution;
  • if a candidate from another approved tertiary institution, must have qualified for admission to a fourth year honours course in the proposed program of study or a cognate program;
  • are required by Faculty to have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or better in the intermediate and advanced level units forming a major in that program. Currently, the GPA is calculated on the basis of a HD=7, DN=6, CR=5, PP=4; without any failure in the units that makes up that GPA, for the units at intermediate and advanced level in the proposed program or otherwise approved by the program director;
  • if undertaking a combined honours program, should qualify for entry in both programs to be studied;
  • should consult the following schedule for full details of program offerings as some programs prescribe additional units and a standard in the major higher than the Faculty minimum GPA for entry to their honours program.
     
    Admission in semester 2 is possible in some programs. Contact the relevant school for information.

    BA(Hons) course specifications are published in the Calendar, copies of which are held in the University Library, Student Administration, School Offices and the Faculty Office, and is available on the Web starting at http://www.admin.utas.edu.au/

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Arts with Honours with a program of study that included a 50% thesis/dissertation may apply for entry to a higher degree (Masters or PhD) in accordance with policies governing candidature for such admission.

Students who complete one semester of study in Honours but are unable to continue their study may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Specialisation) degree, or may apply at a future date to continue study in the relevant full fee paying Graduate Diploma degree (subject to availability) offered by the Faculty of Arts.  Where this is the case the students must submit their application for admission and for credit to the University.

A student admitted to and not qualified for R4A in 2014 or earlier, and who enrolled in Professional Social Science stream or the Professional Humanities stream, are permitted to auto-transfer to R4C from 2015 with advanced standing, on request.

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) requires one year of full-time study, or a maximum of three years part-time study, the equivalent of 8 x 12.5% units of the relevant level.

A candidate for the degree must pursue either a single course of study in one honours program, or a joint course of study in two honours programs.

The programs that may be studied as single honours courses are those listed in the schedule that follows. Unless exempted by the Faculty, a candidate may not enrol in the Honours course in a program listed unless the corresponding prerequisite requirements have been obtained.

Joint honours courses consist of such combinations of the disciplines listed in the schedule as Faculty may from time to time approve. A candidate may not enrol in a joint honours course unless permitted to do so by the Faculty on the recommendation of the the two program directors concerned. Candidates must either have passed the prerequisite units prescribed in the schedule for both the proposed program or have otherwise satisfied the two program directors that they are sufficiently qualified to undertake the joint course.

Candidates undertake a program comprising a number of coursework units and either a 50% research thesis or an approved practical project of 25%. Candidates should consult individual program entries for full details.

Course Structure

Aboriginal Studies

  • 50% of coursework units chosen from:
  • HAB402Reading AnthropologyDetails

    This seminar-based unit engages students with a range of theories and debates found within anthropology since its emergence as a distinctive discipline, covering both classic and contemporary anthropological thought. Most issues will be canvassed through the use of paired readings,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HAB415Aboriginal Studies TheoryDetails

    This Honours unit provides an introduction to a range of influential theories and methodologies germane to research in Aboriginal Studies. This may include developments in historiography, anthropology, post-colonial theory, cultural studies, linguistics, community development theories, sociological theories, socioecology, structuralism and…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HAB412Individual Research ProjectDetails

    This project is comprised of a course of supervised reading and writing in an area or on a topic negotiated between the student and supervisor. Its purpose is to increase understanding at an advanced level of issues pertinent to the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • HAB413Work in Progress SeminarDetails

    The unit comprises a fortnightly seminar attended by Honours and postgraduate students in which students present material relevant to their research areas for discussion among their peers under the supervision of the postgraduate coordinator and/or Honours Coordinator. Students will also…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50% (fulltime students will enrol in both units concurrently in the same semester; part-time students will enrol in the units over two consecutive semesters):
  • HAB462Honours Dissertation ADetails
  • HAB463Honours Dissertation BDetails

Art Theory

  • 50% of coursework units:
  • FSA412Contemporary Visual TheoryDetails

    The aim of this unit is to develop your skills in critical analysis and argument in relation to current theoretical debates and methodologies in the visual arts that are relevant to your research concerns. In consultation with your Honours supervisor,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • FSA413Defining the FieldDetails

    The aim of the unit is to enable you to acquaint yourself with current theoretical writings relating to your field of investigation and to identify the key visual arts practitioners and works of art and/or design that are relevant to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • FSA418Theory Project DesignDetails

    The aim of this unit is to formulate a proposal and work-plan for the pursuit of a line of speculative, self-directed research in the field of contemporary visual art or design, which will be the basis of your Honours thesis.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50% (fulltime students will enrol in both units concurrently in the same semester; part-time students will enrol in the units over two consecutive semesters):
  • FSA422Thesis - Research Project ADetails

    In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • FSA423Thesis - Research Project BDetails

    In the case of Honours ( Studio Research) candidates, the thesis is a resolved body of art or design work and an accompanying exegesis based on your own line of speculative self-directed research, building on the context for the project…

    Credit Points: 25

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Asian Studies

  • CORE coursework unit:
  • HTA402The Practice of HistoryDetails

    This unit is a compulsory part of the History Honours program. It inducts students into the historian's craft and the professional practice of history. It aims to impart some basic research skills and introduce students to some issues of theory…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS one of:-
  • HMA414Critical Reading and Theory for AsiaDetails

    This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • OR
  • HMA407Asian Studies Honours Special ProjectDetails

    Students complete a 5,000 word essay on an approved topic, generally a topic related to material covered in either HMA404 or HMA414. Alternatively, students may write two research essays totalling 5,000 words on approved topics. There must be no overlap…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS a 25% elective coursework unit chosen from:
  • HMA404Guided Reading ProgramDetails

    This unit engages with key debates within Asian Studies by a close reading of 8 main texts.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HMA416Asia Matters: China NowDetails

    This unit aims to give students an insight into some of the important and contentious issues emerging in contemporary China. No previous study of China or Chinese language is required as the background and historical introduction necessary for making meaning…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMA417Reporting AsiaDetails

    This unit explores the relationships between knowledge, power, perception, and notions of truth which operate through the reporting of Asia. The unit moves beyond analysis of representations of Asia and Asians by examining how the media 'constructs Asia' through technical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMA407Asian Studies Honours Special ProjectDetails

    Students complete a 5,000 word essay on an approved topic, generally a topic related to material covered in either HMA404 or HMA414. Alternatively, students may write two research essays totalling 5,000 words on approved topics. There must be no overlap…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMA420Gender in AsiaDetails

    This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMA453Professional Placement in AsiaDetails

    This unit consists of a 4 week placement in a non-government organisation or equivalent in Asia. (Australian based placements in NGOs working on Asian issues will also be considered). Students will extend and build on the knowledge, skills and capabilities…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50% (fulltime students will enrol in both units concurrently in the same semester; part-time students will enrol in the units over two consecutive semesters):
  • HMA462Thesis ADetails

    Close and careful consultation between the student, the supervisor of the thesis concerned, and the Coordinator will be needed to determine the area of research and the nature and direction of the student's Honours thesis. Regular consultation with the supervisor…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HMA463Thesis BDetails

    Close and careful consultation between the student, the supervisor of the thesis concerned, and the Coordinator will be needed to determine the area of research and the nature and direction of the student's Honours thesis. Regular consultation with the supervisor…

    Credit Points: 25

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Chinese

Classics

  • 50% of coursework units chosen from:
  • HTC402Seminar in Ancient CultureDetails

    Consists of a study of a major issue or issues in the study of ancient Greek and/or Roman culture, based on evidence partly in the original language/s and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTC403Seminar in Ancient HistoryDetails

    Consists of a study of a period or theme in ancient history, based on evidence partly in the original language and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTC404Seminar in Ancient LiteratureDetails

    Consists of a study an ancient literary text or texts partly in the original language and partly in translation, within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS 50% of thesis units:
  • HTC405Honours Thesis Part ADetails

    Consists of the writing of a research essay on a topic chosen by the student within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HTC406Honours Thesis Part BDetails

    Consists of the writing of a research essay on a topic chosen by the student within the field of expertise of a member of the Classics discipline.…

    Credit Points: 25

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Criminology

  • HGA403Reading CourseDetails

    The supervised Reading Course covers a topic selected by the student in consultation with a designated member of staff. The course consists of regular meetings and discussions, lasts for one semester and is assessed via a written literature review paper.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HGA404Research Project DesignDetails

    Research Project Design supports students in designing a research project and focuses on precision in research design. The workshops consist of regular 2-hour weekly sessions, runs in the first half of the academic year and is formally assessed by the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HGA405Skills and Research Methods WorkshopDetails

    The Honours Skills and Research Methods Workshop is an intensive course of applied research skills, techniques and methods associated with the social sciences. The workshop is practical in orientation and aim to provide you with a methods base sufficient to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HGA518Criminological Theory & PracticeDetails

    This unit provides the foundations for a critical understanding of key issues, debates and theoretical approaches in criminology and criminal justice. The unit offers an overview of the major theoretical perspectives in criminology. There is a particular focus on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HGA406ThesisDetails

    The 'thesis' is a 12,000 (max) research project based on the student's own empirical research - this research may be of a qualitative and/or quantitative nature. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and…

    Credit Points: 50

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English

  • Core coursework units totaling 50 points: 
  • HEN403Research WorkshopDetails

    This unit aims to develop students' research and writing skills in literary studies to advanced levels. The specific focus of the unit will be on bibliographical methodologies, the practices of critical writing, the stages of a research project, and scholarly…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HEN408Literary CulturesDetails

    How do we engage with literary texts today? How does literature become a brand? This unit considers key aspects of contemporary literary culture that shape the way we perceive and consume literary texts. Topics to be considered will include school…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • PLUS thesis units totalling 50%:
  • HEN460Honours Thesis ADetails

    Topic and supervisor to be nominated by the student in consultation with the English Honours Coordinator.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HEN461Honours Thesis BDetails

    Topic and supervisor to be nominated by the student in consultation with the English Honours Coordinator.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • In special circumstances and subject to approval from the Honours Coordinator a student may be substitute core coursework units for one of the following units with HEN420 requiring evidence of advance standing 12.5:
  • HEN402Major Research ProjectDetails

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor and approved by the English Honours Coordinator. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEN420Minor Research ProjectDetails

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor and approved by the English Honours Coordinator. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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In special circumstances and subject to approval from the Honours Coordinator a student may be substitute core coursework units for one of the following units:

English (Creative Writing)

  • Core coursework units totalling 50 points: 
  • HEN403Research WorkshopDetails

    This unit aims to develop students' research and writing skills in literary studies to advanced levels. The specific focus of the unit will be on bibliographical methodologies, the practices of critical writing, the stages of a research project, and scholarly…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HEN408Literary CulturesDetails

    How do we engage with literary texts today? How does literature become a brand? This unit considers key aspects of contemporary literary culture that shape the way we perceive and consume literary texts. Topics to be considered will include school…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • PLUS thesis units totalling 50 points:
  • HEN404Creative Writing 1Details

    This unit provides an opportunity for aspiring creative writers to focus on their creative practice and work towards the production of a sustained work of prose fiction. The work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger work,…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEN405Creative Writing 2Details

    This unit provides an opportunity for aspiring creative writers to focus on their creative practice and work towards the production of a sustained work of prose fiction. The work produced in this unit may constitute part of a larger work,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • In special circumstances and subject to approval from the Honours Coordinator a student may be substitute core coursework units for one of the following units with HEN420 requiring evidence of advance standing 12.5:
  • HEN402Major Research ProjectDetails

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor and approved by the English Honours Coordinator. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HEN420Minor Research ProjectDetails

    Involves structured reading and writing on a topic agreed on between the individual student and a supervisor and approved by the English Honours Coordinator. Students are expected to employ the skills and conceptual knowledge acquired in earlier units to investigate…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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French

Geography and Environmental Studies

German

History

  • 12.5% of CORE coursework unit:
  • HTA402The Practice of HistoryDetails

    This unit is a compulsory part of the History Honours program. It inducts students into the historian's craft and the professional practice of history. It aims to impart some basic research skills and introduce students to some issues of theory…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • PLUS 37.5% of elective coursework units (= 1X12.5% unit and 1x25% unit) chosen (from):
  • HTA412Honours Seminar in History ADetails

    The Honours Seminar in History A involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HTA413Honours Seminar in History BDetails

    The Honours Seminar in History B involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • HTA414Honours Seminar in History CDetails

    The Honours Seminar in History C involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HTA415Honours Seminar in History DDetails

    The Honours Seminar in History D involves in-depth study of a particular research area in history and whole-hearted immersion in genuine, contemporary, and pressing historical debates of the highest academic standard. In this high-intensity unit students are required to read,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50%:
  • HTA445History Honours Thesis ADetails

    Students develop a research proposal in consultation with a supervisor and with the approval of the Honours Co-ordinator and conduct, under supervision, research towards a thesis of between 12,000 and 15,000 words in length.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • HTA446History Honours Thesis BDetails

    Under supervision, students continue researching and preparing a thesis of between 12,000 and 15,000 words.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA447History Honours Thesis CDetails

    Under supervision, students continue researching and preparing a thesis of between 12,000 and 15,000 words.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HTA448History Honours Thesis DDetails

    Under supervision, students continue researching and bring to completion their thesis of between 12,000 and 15,000 words. Students also make an oral presentation and defence of their thesis. Students also submit a 1,500-word thesis proposal.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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Indonesian

International Relations

  • Enrol in one compulsory units from the list below:
  • HIR402Politics of International RelationsDetails

    This unit provides an introduction to the theories, issues and powers of the contemporary international system and surveys the academic and policy debates about these issues. It is intended for students who seek to expand their knowledge of the structures…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • OR
  • HIR403Strategy, Security and StatecraftDetails

    This unit is concerned with international security, diplomacy and strategic studies, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated issues linked to statecraft and foreign policy).…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • PLUS 1 of elective units from the list below:
  • HSS402Internship ADetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HSS403Internship BDetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR402Politics of International RelationsDetails

    This unit provides an introduction to the theories, issues and powers of the contemporary international system and surveys the academic and policy debates about these issues. It is intended for students who seek to expand their knowledge of the structures…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR403Strategy, Security and StatecraftDetails

    This unit is concerned with international security, diplomacy and strategic studies, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated issues linked to statecraft and foreign policy).…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR406International Relations in AsiaDetails

    Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of international relations. The unit focuses on international relations in Asia -- the international politics of South-East Asia, Asian and Australian security and finally, the evolving triangular relations between China, the…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HIR404Globalisation, Development, SustainabilityDetails

    The unit provides students with an understanding of the political economy of globalisation, development and sustainability. Topics covered include (a) conceptualisations of globalisation and the global political economy of trade, money and investment regimes; (b) theories of development, the Third…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP403Challenges to GovernanceDetails

    `Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP409Special Reading ProgramDetails

    Involves supervised reading on a topic selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. Enrolment in this unit requires…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP410Researching PoliticsDetails

    This unit is a research and methods based unit available for Honours students as an elective coursework unit; or to research higher degree candidates completing the Graduate Certificate in Research Management. The unit will run over three weeks of intensive…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS Thesis
  • HIR499Thesis (full-time)Details

    Involves supervised research on a subject that is approved by the Head ofProgram or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

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  • OR
  • HIR460Thesis A (part-time)Details

    Involves supervised research that is approved by the Head of Program or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR461Thesis B (part-time)Details

    Involves supervised research on a subject that is approved by the Head of Program or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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Japanese

  • CORE coursework unit:
  • HMA414Critical Reading and Theory for AsiaDetails

    This unit will be conducted in two sections. In the first section students will be provided with the skills required to conduct the research necessary to complile a short thesis. The second section of the unit will acquaint students with…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • PLUS a 25% elective coursework unit chosen from:
  • HMJ408Japan in the Twenty-first CenturyDetails

    The purpose of this unit is to encourage students to engage with some of the issues informing current social and cultural debates in Japan. Topics can include gender issues in contemporary Japan, nationalism in contemporary Japan, and minority groups in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HMJ409Guided Reading in JapaneseDetails

    This unit offers a program of guided reading generally related to a future thesis topic although graduate certificate and diploma students may also undertake the unit to expand their specialist knowledge of Japanese society and culture…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ411The Text in Contemporary JapanDetails

    Requires students to read excerpts in the original Japanese from a selection of Japanese material by contemporary Japanese writers.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ420Gender in AsiaDetails

    This is an Honours/post-graduate coursework unit which examines theoretical and practical issues concerning gender in Asia. The unit is grounded in an assumption of the diversity of the lived experiences of both men and women throughout Asia and of differences…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HMJ412Japanese Applied LinguisticsDetails

    Introduces students to relevant concepts and issues of Japanese Linguistics. The unit also includes a contrastive study of Japanese and English with particular emphasis on selected areas of morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50%:
  • HMJ415Thesis JapaneseDetails

    Students must write a thesis of 12,500 words in English on a topic of their choice subject to the approval of the Head of the Japanese section.…

    Credit Points: 50

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  • OR
  • HMJ460Thesis A JapaneseDetails

    Students must write a thesis of 12,500 words in English on a topic of their choice subject to the approval of the Head of the Japanese section, on a part time basis.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HMJ461Thesis B JapaneseDetails

    Students must write a thesis of 12,500 words in English on a topic of their choice subject to the approval of the Head of the Japanese section, on a part time basis.…

    Credit Points: 25

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Journalism, Media and Communications

  • CORE coursework unit:
  • HEJ412Researching Journalism, Media and CommunicationsDetails

    This unit summarises key developments in journalism, media and communications theory, approaches and methods. It reviews the work of significant theorists and addresses a range of approaches. Various methodological resources are outlined for students, helping them to both undertake their…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • PLUS 25% elective coursework units chosen from:
  • HEJ413Current Issues in Journalism, Media and CommunicationsDetails

    This unit provides students with an understanding of contemporary issues in journalism, media and communications from various international perspectives, together with an awareness of the social and political contexts of traditional and new media. Three issues will be covered in…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ414Topic in Journalism, Media and CommunicationsDetails

    This unit offers students the opportunity to examine in-depth a topic in journalism, media and communications by undertaking supervised research. Students meet regularly with a supervisor throughout the semester. Approval of the Course Coordinator is required to enrol in this…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ504Media WritingDetails

    This unit introduces students to the practical skills of media writing. It is intended to provide students with a strong foundation for participation in the media industry in a variety of forms. A fundamental appreciation of language will enhance writing…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ507Media RelationsDetails

    Media engagement is a central component of contemporary communications strategies. The unit provides contexts for historical and current media and public relations practice. Students are equipped to interact professionally with the media, to set clear communications goals and strategies, and…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ508DocumentaryDetails

    Students will engage practically with a range of screen documentary styles exploring documentary film, television and online media. Building on basic broadcast and web skills, this unit will allow students to develop their technical and journalistic skills through the production…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ608Journalism, Media and Communications InternshipDetails

    In this unit students will undertake an internship of no less than ten days with an industry provider to gain work-place experience. They will critically analyse a relevant industry or industry-related problem. To be accepted into this unit students are…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ605Radio DocumentaryDetails

    This unit will introduce students to the skills required to produce a radio documentary. Students will be introduced to radio theory and the radio industry. There will be an emphasis on scripting, appreciation of the nuances of sound recording and…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ505Investigative JournalismDetails

    Students are introduced to specialised skills required to produce investigative journalism. Students will gain a deeper knowledge of how to access information, using tools which will enable them to understand how to interpret, for example, financial and public records, and…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50%:
  • HEJ409Honours Research Project ADetails

    Students will undertake substantial research on an approved subject leading to a major project or thesis.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HEJ410Honours Research Project BDetails

    Students will undertake substantial research on an approved subject leading to a major project or thesis.…

    Credit Points: 25

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Legal Studies

Philosophy

Police Studies

  • HSP402Advanced Policing PracticesDetails

    This unit involves supervised advanced study on a topic concerning contemporary policing practices selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate staff member. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • PLUS 25% from:
  • HSP417Contemporary PolicingDetails

    Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as accountability; police culture; social deviancy and reform; managerialism and marketisation; policing dissent; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and sexuality issues;…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP403Challenges to GovernanceDetails

    `Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HSP503Foundations of Forensic StudiesDetails

    This unit provides a survey and overview of interventions in the field of forensic studies. The unit covers topics such as crime scene investigation, forensic science, e-forensics, forensic interventions in social work and psychology, and the sociology of forensic studies.…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP407Advanced Political ResearchDetails

    This unit will provide participants with advanced skills to undertake research projects in the field specific to their studies, in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. The emphasis is on research design and methodology in the distinct disciplines of…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP410Researching PoliticsDetails

    This unit is a research and methods based unit available for Honours students as an elective coursework unit; or to research higher degree candidates completing the Graduate Certificate in Research Management. The unit will run over three weeks of intensive…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • HIR405Politics of Terrorism and Counter-terrorismDetails

    Offers an introduction to current thinking on the character of terrorism, its definitional ambiguity and its relationship to globalisation and the internationalisation of the media. The unit examines the emergence of terror strategies after 1945 and through an investigation of…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HSP403Leadership, Influence and Dispute ResolutionDetails

    Examines three interrelated concepts central to contemporary discourse about effective governance. From a focus on 'the great men of history' and 'captains of industry' to behavioural, transactional, transformational and problem-solving approaches, the unit traces the development of leadership studies in…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HSS402Internship ADetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HSS403Internship BDetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • PLUS Thesis totalling 50%
  • HSP499Thesis (full-time)Details

    Involves supervised research on a subject related to contemporary policing policy and practice that is approved by the Head of School or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

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  • OR
  • HSP460Thesis A (part-time)Details

    Involves supervised research on a subject related to contemporary policing policy and practice that is approved by the Head of School or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HSP461Thesis B (part-time)Details

    Involves supervised research on a subject related to contemporary policing policy and practice that is approved by the Head of School or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word thesis…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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Political Science

  • 50% elective coursework units chosen from:
  • HSS402Internship ADetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HSS403Internship BDetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR402Politics of International RelationsDetails

    This unit provides an introduction to the theories, issues and powers of the contemporary international system and surveys the academic and policy debates about these issues. It is intended for students who seek to expand their knowledge of the structures…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HIR405Politics of Terrorism and Counter-terrorismDetails

    Offers an introduction to current thinking on the character of terrorism, its definitional ambiguity and its relationship to globalisation and the internationalisation of the media. The unit examines the emergence of terror strategies after 1945 and through an investigation of…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP409Special Reading ProgramDetails

    Involves supervised reading on a topic selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. Enrolment in this unit requires…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR406International Relations in AsiaDetails

    Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of international relations. The unit focuses on international relations in Asia -- the international politics of South-East Asia, Asian and Australian security and finally, the evolving triangular relations between China, the…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP406Special Reading ProgramDetails

    Involves supervised reading on a topic selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. Enrolment in this unit requires…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP403Challenges to GovernanceDetails

    `Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR404Globalisation, Development, SustainabilityDetails

    The unit provides students with an understanding of the political economy of globalisation, development and sustainability. Topics covered include (a) conceptualisations of globalisation and the global political economy of trade, money and investment regimes; (b) theories of development, the Third…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP407Advanced Political ResearchDetails

    This unit will provide participants with advanced skills to undertake research projects in the field specific to their studies, in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. The emphasis is on research design and methodology in the distinct disciplines of…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR403Strategy, Security and StatecraftDetails

    This unit is concerned with international security, diplomacy and strategic studies, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated issues linked to statecraft and foreign policy).…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP408Marine and Antarctic PoliticsDetails

    This unit provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of selected marine and Antarctic political issues concerning such topics as the Antarctic Treaty System; Law of the Sea and oceans governance; global, regional and domestic fisheries management; and…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP410Researching PoliticsDetails

    This unit is a research and methods based unit available for Honours students as an elective coursework unit; or to research higher degree candidates completing the Graduate Certificate in Research Management. The unit will run over three weeks of intensive…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • HSP402Advanced Policing PracticesDetails

    This unit involves supervised advanced study on a topic concerning contemporary policing practices selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate staff member. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50%:
  • HPP499Honours Dissertation in Political ScienceDetails

    Involves supervised research on a subject that is approved by the Head ofProgram or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000-word dissertation.…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

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  • OR
  • HPP460Honours Dissertation A in Political ScienceDetails

    Involves supervised research on a subject approved by the Head of Program or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000-word dissertation.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP461Honours Dissertation B in Political ScienceDetails

    Involves supervised research on a subject approved by the Head ofProgram or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000-word dissertation.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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Psychology

  • 50% elective coursework units chosen from:
  • KHA451Research Design & EthicsDetails

    This unit revises and expands on the research design and statistical analyses covered in the undergraduate psychology program and covers the ethics requirements for conducting and reporting research.It extends statistical analyses to more advanced statistical methods relevant to research and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KHA452Theoretical Controversies in PsychologyDetails

    Contemporary controversies and theoretical perspectives in psychology are considered and debated in this unit, enabling students to develop a knowledge of key concepts and theoretical perspectives in psychology.The lecture component consists of lectures on theoretical psychology and a number of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KHA453Assessment, Professional Roles & EthicsDetails

    A major aim of this unit is to extend students' theoretical understanding of assessment issues and practice by providing supervised experience in administration and interpretation of individual IQ tests used by practising psychologists. Other aims are to develop an awareness…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • KHA454Advanced Topics in PsychologyDetails

    Students will develop an advanced knowledge of particular areas of psychology, relate issues to theory and empirical research, and undertake a critical evaluation of one of the advanced level topics. Various topics will be presented by members of staff in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50%:
  • KHA456Research ProjectDetails

    This unit involves developing, conducting and reporting a substantial independent empirical study of a psychological nature. Under the guidance of their supervisor, students research the literature, develop the research question, design the study and prepare a written research proposal for…

    Credit Points: 25

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Public Policy

  • 50% elective coursework units chosen from:
  • HSS402Internship ADetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HSS403Internship BDetails

    This unit permits students to undertake an internship or work placement as part of their postgraduate studies. Internships vary across programs in the School of Social Sciences but may (for instance) be undertaken in a number of public sector agencies,…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP405Climate Politics and PolicyDetails

    This is an environmental politics based unit that examines the governance challenge of emissions reduction in terms of wicked problems, failed politics and policy, post Kyoto prospects, and policy implementation and evaluation. It moves from macro-politics to the micro policy…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HPP406Special Reading ProgramDetails

    Involves supervised reading on a topic selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. Students must justify why they wish to enrol in this unit instead of another unit on offer. Enrolment in this unit requires…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HSP417Contemporary PolicingDetails

    Provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of contemporary policing and public order issues concerning such topics as accountability; police culture; social deviancy and reform; managerialism and marketisation; policing dissent; militarisation; community policing; race, gender and sexuality issues;…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP403Challenges to GovernanceDetails

    `Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP402Policy Development, Implementation and EvaluationDetails

    This unit examines the central approaches to understanding the policy process. Key phases of this process will be explored including the initiation, development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of public policy. Contemporary theories and models will be discussed and applied to…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • HIR404Globalisation, Development, SustainabilityDetails

    The unit provides students with an understanding of the political economy of globalisation, development and sustainability. Topics covered include (a) conceptualisations of globalisation and the global political economy of trade, money and investment regimes; (b) theories of development, the Third…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP407Advanced Political ResearchDetails

    This unit will provide participants with advanced skills to undertake research projects in the field specific to their studies, in consultation with an appropriate member of staff. The emphasis is on research design and methodology in the distinct disciplines of…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HIR403Strategy, Security and StatecraftDetails

    This unit is concerned with international security, diplomacy and strategic studies, primarily from a 'traditional' vantage point (which relates to the study of war, arms control, conflict management and a range of associated issues linked to statecraft and foreign policy).…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP408Marine and Antarctic PoliticsDetails

    This unit provides students with the opportunity for advanced level study of selected marine and Antarctic political issues concerning such topics as the Antarctic Treaty System; Law of the Sea and oceans governance; global, regional and domestic fisheries management; and…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP410Researching PoliticsDetails

    This unit is a research and methods based unit available for Honours students as an elective coursework unit; or to research higher degree candidates completing the Graduate Certificate in Research Management. The unit will run over three weeks of intensive…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    Availability

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  • HSP402Advanced Policing PracticesDetails

    This unit involves supervised advanced study on a topic concerning contemporary policing practices selected by the student in consultation with an appropriate staff member. Students must seek the approval of the Police Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in this unit.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50%:
  • HPP498Honours Dissertation in Public PolicyDetails

    Involves supervised research on a subject approved by the Head ofProgram or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000 word dissertation.…

    Credit Points: 50

    Availability

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  • OR
  • HPP462Honours Dissertation A in Public PolicyDetails

    Involves supervised research on a subject approved by the Head ofProgram or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000-word dissertation.…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • HPP463Honours Dissertation B in Public PolicyDetails

    Involves supervised research on a subject approved by the Head ofProgram or Honours Coordinator. The results of the research are reported in a 15,000-word dissertation.…

    Credit Points: 25

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Sociology

  • 37.5% elective coursework units chosen from:
  • HGA403Reading CourseDetails

    The supervised Reading Course covers a topic selected by the student in consultation with a designated member of staff. The course consists of regular meetings and discussions, lasts for one semester and is assessed via a written literature review paper.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HGA404Research Project DesignDetails

    Research Project Design supports students in designing a research project and focuses on precision in research design. The workshops consist of regular 2-hour weekly sessions, runs in the first half of the academic year and is formally assessed by the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • HGA405Skills and Research Methods WorkshopDetails

    The Honours Skills and Research Methods Workshop is an intensive course of applied research skills, techniques and methods associated with the social sciences. The workshop is practical in orientation and aim to provide you with a methods base sufficient to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • Plus EITHER [where the student has already completed HGA302 or where HGA422 is not offered in the current year]
  • HGA407Directed StudyDetails

    The Directed Study is a supervised research paper focusing on a theoretical and/or substantive topic area selected by a designated supervisor in consultation with the student. The unit lasts for one semester and consists of EITHER regular meetings and discussions…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • OR [where the student has not already completed HGA302]
  • HGA422Understanding Contemporary SocietiesDetails

    This unit will provide students with an advanced understanding of contemporary sociological theory. It examines the major concepts, social theories and debates developed by key, influential social theorists about the nature of contemporary social formations. Topics covered may include gender,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • PLUS thesis totalling 50%:
  • HGA406ThesisDetails

    The 'thesis' is a 12,000 (max) research project based on the student's own empirical research - this research may be of a qualitative and/or quantitative nature. The supervision of the project involves (where applicable) the gaining of ethics approval, and…

    Credit Points: 50

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Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


Candidature

1The Faculty of Arts (hereinafter called the Faculty) may accept as a candidate for the award of Bachelor of Arts with Honours a person who
 [i]has qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, or another approved bachelor degree, in this University or another approved tertiary institution; or has qualified for admission to a fourth year honours course in another university approved by the Faculty for this purpose; and
 [ii]has been accepted by the Faculty as having reached, in the course for the degree referred to in (i) above, a standard of proficiency at least equal to a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 in the 200 and 300 level units forming a major in the proposed Honours discipline of study. The GPA is calculated using the following equivalences: HD=7, DN=6, CR=5, PP/FP=4, Without any failure in the units that makes up that GPA. OR
 [iii]has been approved by Faculty as having an appropriate alternative background.

Course structure

2Candidates for the degree shall pursue
 [i]a single course of study in one honours discipline, or
 [ii]a joint course of study in two honours disciplines.
3A single or a joint course of study shall require the equivalent of one full year's work and shall be completed in one year from the time the candidate enrols for the course,
 provided that:
 (a)the Faculty, on the recommendation of the school or schools concerned, may permit a candidate to study the course on a part-time basis over a period not exceeding three consecutive years.
 (b)the Faculty may allow a candidate whose work has been interrupted by illness or other unavoidable cause to complete the course over a period exceeding one year or, in the case of a part-time candidate as defined in (a) above, over a period exceeding three years.
 (c)where a thesis is required as part of an honours examination, the head of the school or program director, concerned may recommend that a candidate be granted an extension of time to submit the thesis. Any cases so approved by the dean or the dean's delegate shall be reported to the next meeting of the degree board.
4The disciplines which may be studied as single honours courses shall be those listed in the Schedule. Unless exempted from this requirement by the Faculty, a candidate may not enrol in a course listed in the Schedule unless the corresponding prerequisites have been obtained.
5Joint honours courses shall consist of such combinations of the disciplines listed in the Schedule as the Faculty may from time to time approve. A candidate may not enrol in a joint honours course unless permitted to do so by the Faculty on the recommendation of the relevant head(/s) of school or program director. Candidates must have either obtained the prerequisites prescribed in the Schedule for both the proposed disciplines or otherwise satisfied the Faculty on the recommendation of the relevant head(/s) of school, that they are sufficiently qualified to undertake the joint course.
6Candidates shall undertake a program comprising a number of coursework units plus a research thesis as prescribed for the discipline(/s) in which they are enrolled.
7Except by special permission of the Faculty, there shall be no re-examination for honours in any one discipline.
8The classes of honours shall be first class, second class, and third class. There shall be an upper and lower division in the second class.
9A candidate who has obtained honours in one course may proceed to honours in another course provided that the candidate undertakes a further year's work and otherwise complies with these rules, and provided that the discipline or disciplines which make up the earlier course are not included in the later course.

Credit for Previous Studies

10A person holding an award from this University or another approved tertiary institution may be permitted by the Faculty to count towards the degree units from the former award in accordance with policies in force at the time of admission.

Miscellaneous

11The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these Specifications.
12These Specifications shall take effect from June 2013 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
13The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours shall be BA(Hons).