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Award granted Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code001816G
Deakin course codeA400

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) provides students with the opportunity to study their chosen discipline area at an advanced level. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduates are eligible to apply for entry to masters and doctoral research programs.

 

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program will provide intellectual stimulation, academic achievement and personal enrichment. You will be given the opportunity to undertake a substantial and original research project whilst being under the supervision of an academic with a proven research record. The skills acquired will enhance your future career prospects in a broad range of occupations in both private and public sectors, giving you an edge, compared with a straight undergraduate pass degree.

 

You will undertake study at a higher level than your previously completed undergraduate degree, both in your honours coursework units and when you carry out research for your thesis. The thesis allows you to focus on an area of particular interest to you, and provides the opportunity to make a contribution to knowledge and wider debates in your discipline.

 

Areas of study available in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) are Dance, Drama, Journalism, Literary Studies, Media Arts (Animation, Film and Video, Photography), Media/Communication Studies, Professional and Creative Writing, Public Relations, Visual Arts, Anthropology, Criminology, History, Sociology, International Relations, Politics and Philosophical Studies.

 

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course requires the completion of 8 credit points of study at level 4. Half of that requirement is met through coursework, which may include directed reading and/or enrolment in course work units, and half is satisfied through a research project (thesis or dissertation) of 14 000/16 000 words. Where creative works form a significant part of the assessment, they must be accompanied by an exegesis of at least 6 000 words, depending on the discipline area. Lists of units and options available as honours coursework in any year are set down in the Honours Booklets produced by each study area. There are no attendance requirements for off-campus students, although regular consultation with an appointed thesis supervisor is required.

 

There are a number of publications that honours students should consult, these can be found at: http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/courses/honours/honours-docs.php

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Discipline sequences

The School of Communication and Creative Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:

Dance, Drama, Journalism, Literary Studies, Media Arts(Animation, Film and video, Photography), Media/Communication Studies, Professional and Creative Writing, Public Relations, and Visual Arts.

 

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

The School of  Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the following disciplines:

Anthropology (G, X)

Criminology (G, X)

History (B, G, X)

Sociology (B, G, X)

International Relations (B, G, X)

Politics (B, G, X)

Philosophy (B, G, X)

Language (B, G, X)

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Details of discipline sequences

Dance

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A (B)  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B (B)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

  

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Sally Gardner

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 9251 7633

Email: sally.gardner@deakin.edu.au

Drama

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A (B)  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B (B)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Yoni Prior

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 9251 7652

Email: yoni.prior@deakin.edu.au

Media Arts (Animation, Film and Video, Photography)

Notes:

(i) The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

(ii) Media Arts covers the areas of Film, Photography and Animation

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A (B)  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B (B)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area:

Animation and Digital Culture:

Mr Rosemary Woodcock

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Tel (03) 925 17765

rosemary.woodcock@deakin.edu.au

 

Film and Video:

Associate Professor Leon Marvell

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel (03) 9251 7736

leon.marvell@deakin.edu.au 

 

Photography:

Mr Dan Armstrong

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel (03) 9251 7656

daniel.armstrong@deakin.edu.au 

Visual Arts

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

ACP411 Theory Into Practice A (B)  

ACP412 Theory Into Practice B (B)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Rob Haysom

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 9251 7647

Email: rob.haysom@deakin.edu.au

Literary Studies

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A (B, G, X)  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Associate Dr Geoff Boucher

Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Tel (03) 5227 2689
geoffrey.boucher@deakin.edu.au

Professional and Creative Writing

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A (B, G, X)  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Patrick West
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Telephone: (03) 9244 3953
Email: patrick.west@deakin.edu.au 

Anthropology

ASS491 Theory Topic (G, X)  

ASC492 Current Issues in Social Research (X)  

ASS493 Issues in Applied Anthropology (G, X)  

ASS494 Literature Search (G, X)  

 

Thesis units

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

 

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

ASS495 Anthropology Honours Thesis A (G, X)  *

plus

ASS496 Anthropology Honours Thesis B (G, X)  *

or

ASS497 Anthropology Honours Thesis C (G, X)  *

 

* ASS495, ASS496, ASS497 final year of offer is 2013.

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Tanya King

Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Tel: (03) 522 72149

Email: tanya.king@deakin.edu.au

Criminology

ASL491 Criminological Theory (G, X)  

ASC492 Current Issues in Social Research (X)  

ASL493 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (G, X)  

ASL494 Supervised Reading (G, X)  

 

Thesis units

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

 

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

ASL495 Honours Thesis A (G, X)  *

plus

ASL496 Honours Thesis B (G, X)  *

or

ASL497 Honours Thesis C (G, X)  *

 

* ASL495, ASL496, ASL497 final year of offer is 2013.

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Richard Evans

Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Tel: (03) 5227 3407

Email: richard.evans@deakin.edu.au

History

AIH439 History: Theory and Method (B, G, X)  

AIH486 Honours Coursework F - Guided Reading A (B, G, X)  

AIH441 History Skills (B, G, X)  

 

Thesis units

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

 

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

AIH495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  *

plus

AIH496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  *

or

AIH497 Honours Thesis C (B, G, X)  *

 

* AIH495, AIH496, AIH497 final year of offer is 2013.

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Helen Gardner

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 925 17027

Email: helen.gardner@deakin.edu.au

Sociology

ASC491 Sociology Honours Theory (X)  

ASC492 Current Issues in Social Research (X)  

ASC493 Sociology Honours Option A (B, G, X)  

ASC494 Sociology Honours Option B (B, G, X)  

 

 

Thesis units

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

 

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

ASC495 Sociology Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  *

plus

ASC496 Sociology Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  *

or

ASC497 Sociology Honours Thesis C (B, G, X)  *

 

* ASC495, ASC496, ASC497 final year of offer is 2013.

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Vince Marotta

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) +61 3 924 43971

Email: vince.marotta@deakin.edu.au

Politics

Trimester 1

AIX493 Dissertation Preparation (B, X)  

AIP424 Knowledge and Power (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AIX494 Dissertation Work in Progress (B, X)  

AIP484 Rethinking the State   (AIP484: Not offered 2013.  Reoffered 2014)

 

Thesis units

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

 

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

AIP495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  *

AIP496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  *

 

* AIP495, AIP496 final year of offer is 2013.

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Chengxin Pan

Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Tel: (03) 5277 2127

Email: chengxin.pan@deakin.edu.au

International Relations

Core units

Trimester 1

AIX493 Dissertation Preparation (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AIX494 Dissertation Work in Progress (B, X)  

 

Elective units

 Trimester 1

AIR419 The United Nations and International Law (B, X)  

AIR428 Global Political Economy (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AIR407 Global Governance (B, X)  

AIR448 Contemporary Security and Strategy (B, X)  

 

 

Thesis units

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

 

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

AIP495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  *

AIP496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  *

 

* AIP495, AIP496 final year of offer is 2013.

 

Students may choose to take one of their elective units from those listed within the Politics coursework units.

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Steven Slaughter

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 925 17755

Email: steven.slaughter@deakin.edu.au

Philosophy

Core unit

Trimester 1

AIX493 Dissertation Preparation (B, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AIX494 Dissertation Work in Progress (B, X)  

ASP494 Great Ideas in Philosophy (B, G, X)  *

 

Elective units

Trimester 1

ASP492 Reason and Experience (B, X)  

AIP424 Knowledge and Power (B, X)  

 

Thesis units

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

 

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

ASP495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  **

ASP496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  **

 

* Unit title formerly Reading Texts in Philosophy

** ASP495, ASP496 final year of offer is 2013.

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Professor Stan Van Hooft

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 924 43973

Email: stan.vanhooft@deakin.edu.au

Journalism

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A (B, G, X)  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Lisa Waller

Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Tel: (03) 5227 1342

Email: lisa.waller@deakin.edu.au

Media/Communication Studies

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A (B, G, X)  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Toija Cinque

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 9251 7470

Email: toija.cinque@deakin.edu.au

Public Relations

Note: The School of Communication and Creative Arts (Honours) is offered at the Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus students and Off Campus students subject to agreement with the Honours Co-ordinator.

 

Trimester 1

AAR410 Honours Research Methods (B, G, S, X)  

AAR412 Honours Theory (B, G, X)  

And

AAR413 Honours Reading Unit A (B, G, X)  

AAR414 Honours Reading Unit B (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AAR415 Honours Thesis Unit (B, G, X)  (4 credit points)

Or

AAR416 Honours Thesis Unit A (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

AAR417 Honours Thesis Unit B (B, G, X)  (2 credit points)

 

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Ross Monaghan

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 9244 3967

Email: ross.monaghan@deakin.edu.au

Language

Trimester 1

AIX493 Dissertation Preparation (B, X)  

and

From 2013 students to select:

AIX495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  

Or

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

AIP495 Honours Thesis A (B, G, X)  *

and

AIL411 Issues in Language and Culture Studies (B, G, X)  

 

Trimester 2

AIX494 Dissertation Work in Progress (B, X)  

and

From 2013 students to select:

AIX496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  

Or

Students who commenced prior to 2013 to select:

AIP496 Honours Thesis B (B, G, X)  *

and

AIL412 Applied Studies in Language and Culture (B, G, X)  

 

* AIP495, AIP496 final year of offer is 2013.

 

For further information please contact the Honours Coordinator for this area

Dr Rebecca Fanany

Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: (03) 9244 6457

Email: rebecca.fanany@deakin.edu.auCampus

 

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