2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)



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Total Credit Points:



1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus (Face-to-face)

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BA (Hons) consists of 50% coursework and 50% research work. The coursework is divided into two subjects, each worth 12 credit points LHA401 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice and a discipline related subject). 

The research component of the BA (Hons) takes the form of a research thesis (24 credit points) of 15,000 words 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 Honours Coordinator.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
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

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

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

*Only available at Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Full-time Student
LHA 401 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice 12
Discipline Specific Subject*
LHA 480 Thesis 24
Part-time Student
LHA 401 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice 12
Discipline Specific Subject*
LHA 482 24cp Thesis (Part-time component) 12
LHA 482 24cp Thesis (Part-time component) 12
*Discipline Specific Subjects
CCE 470 Community, Culture and Environment Honours 12
ENGL470 Research in English 12
HIST470 History and Theory 12
LANG470 Research Methods in Languages and Linguistics 12
PHIL470 Research Methods in Philosophy 12
PAIS470 Research in Politics and International Studies 12
SCTI470 Research in Critical Social Inquiry 12


Honours Guide and Code of Practice

The Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts Honours Guide provides detailed information on all Honours courses and can be accessed from the LHA Honours Programs page.

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 Grades are calculated in accordance with the University's General Course Rules.


Other Information

For further information email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 6 February, 2018