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Humanities - Department of Humanities at Launceston

The Department of Humanities offers teaching in six areas:
Aboriginal Studies (HHB-),
English HHE-),
History (HHH-),
Indonesian (HHN-),
Philosophy (HHP-), and
Asian Studies (HHS-).

All units may count towards the BA degree (course code R3A) as well as supporting study towards other degrees. For details of how units offered by this and other departments and faculties may be combined, refer to the various courses described in the 'Course details' section of this Handbook, paying careful attention to unit weights.

Majors for the BA degree (105% over three years) are available to internal students in all six areas. Majors for Distance Education students are available in English, History and Philosophy. A distance education major in Aboriginal Studies will also be available for a student taking the first year unit in 1996.

Part-time students should note that many units are offered only every second year. Enquiries on the possible availability of units other than as listed in this Handbook should be addressed to the HoD.

Students who have completed the requirements for the Pass BA degree may be eligible to proceed to a fourth Honours year, Humanities 4. In some cases, it may also be possible to enrol in the Honours course offered by a department on the Sandy Bay campus. Humanities 4 may be taken on a full-time or a part-time basis, but must be taken as a whole and attention is directed to Faculty Rules on the Honours degree in the Rules Handbook.

HHA401 Humanities 4 (Honours) Full time
HHA402 Humanities 4 (Honours) Part time

The BA Honours degree (course code R4A) in Humanities comprises three parts: (a) a thesis (50%); (b) a coursework option (25%); and (c) a second coursework option or a special reading program or a minor project (25%).
The coursework options are to be in the same areas of study as the majors completed for the Pass degree. The thesis must be not more than 15,000 words. The topic and supervisor should be approved by the HoD not later than 1 February and the thesis must be submitted by the end of week 10 in semester 2.
The following coursework options are being offered, depending on demand, in Launceston in 1996:
*Australia and the United States: Comparative History 1788-89 to 1990s
*The study of South Sulawesi
*Kierkegaard's thought
*Post-colonial narratives
(Equivalent Honours work offered by departments in Hobart may also be approved by the HoD.)
The topic and supervisor of a special reading program or a minor project should be approved by the HoD by the beginning of semester 1.
Arrangements for part time students will be determined by the HoD.

Special notes
teaching staff Prof CC Macknight
campus & mode Ltn, int
unit weight [100 / 50%]
teaching pattern full year
prerequisites a student who, in satisfying the requirements of the Pass BA course, has obtained at least Distinction results in units to the value of 100% and at least Credit results in further units to the value of 150% will be eligible for Humanities 4. Other students with equivalent qualifications may be admitted at the discretion of the HoD
mutual exclusions
method of assessment for each option: 3-hour exam (50%), a total 8,000 words in essays (50%). Postgraduate students enrolled for the MA (Research) and the MA Qualifying course and the PhD may also be attached to the Department. Enquiries about postgraduate enrolments should be directed to the HoD.
required texts, etc
recommended reading

Course: Bachelor of Arts (R3A)

Staff of the Department of Humanities
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