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Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts (Honours)

Duration

1-year (or part-time equivalent)

Study Mode

Full-time or part-time

Attendance

Face-to-face, Toongabbie campus

Structure

3 units (48 credit points)

Tuition

Start Dates

27 February 2023

The Honours program is the highest level of study attainable in the undergraduate degree at Campion College. The program is targeted towards students who have demonstrated the capacity for conducting research in a professional and scholarly manner during the first three years of their undergraduate career. Such students will have the opportunity to engage in specialised and extended scholarship in either history, literature, philosophy or theology.

Students will continue to develop their skills in research, writing and critical thinking consistent with the advanced levels expected to succeed in postgraduate studies in any area. Appropriate results may lead to entry into Masters and Doctorate studies at other Australian higher education providers and will enhance job opportunities.

To qualify for the award, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 48 credit points as follows:

LIB401: Research Topics (12 credit points)
This unit involves the student’s development of an indepth study of a particular research area. Students ordinarily will be required to select a topic in which they have undertaken prior undergraduate study in either History, Literature, Philosophy or Theology. Students will undertake research on the topic, including research methods in the relevant area, with the guidance of a supervisor. In the process, students will gain experience carrying out advanced independent research by choosing a thesis topic, writing a research proposal, exploring and developing appropriate research methods; and refining their approach to writing a research paper. This experience will be aided by students’ work in LIB402 and prepare them for writing the Honours thesis (LIB403).

LIB402: Independent Reading (12 credit points)
This unit prepares students to develop a critical analysis of the literature relevant to their chosen research area in either History, Literature, Philosophy, or Theology. This work will contribute to students’ experience in LIB401 and Prepare them for writing the Honours thesis (LIB403). Students should consult their supervisor about an appropriate reading list for the semester.

LIB403 Honours Thesis (24 credit points)
In this unit of study students complete and submit a substantial, independent research project in their chosen field of specialisation in either history, literature, philosophy or theology. Students will be required, in the thesis, to define their chosen topic; survey and critique relevant literature; and mount a logical and persuasive argument employing a professional standard of presentation. During that process, they will be guided by a supervisor through regular meetings and draft submissions.

 

Progression through to graduation will be dependent on the Honours candidate meeting certain thresholds along the way. At the end of Semester 1, students must:

  • pass LIB401 and LIB402 in order to progress to Semester 2;
  • and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the supervisor that they have selected a specific thesis topic and have considered their approach to the research topic, including sources, methodology, and ethical issues (if applicable).

At the end of Semester 2, students must:

  • complete the requirements of LIB403; and
  • at a minimum, receive a Pass grade for the Honours Thesis.

Prior to submitting an application, prospective students are encouraged to email the Honours Coordinator/Dean of Studies, Dr Luciano Boschiero (l.boschiero@campion.edu.au), to discuss the field of the proposed Honours thesis and an appropriate academic supervisor.

Entry into the Honours program is determined by a recommendation from the Honours Coordinator, following the student’s application to the College for admission to the Honours year. To qualify for admission to a course leading to an Honours degree a person shall have satisfactorily completed a 500-1000 word statement of intent describing an indicative research project. The statement should focus on the significance, aims, conceptual framework and/or methodology to be employed in the study. The statement should also address any ethical issues involved in the proposed research and include a relevant bibliography (not included in the word count).

 

In addition, an applicant must satisfy one of the following criteria:

Campion BA students
Qualified for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at Campion with an average of at least 70% (high-range Credit), and a Major in the field in which the Honours thesis will be undertaken (history, literature, philosophy or theology). Discretion may be applied by the Dean of Studies for students with a mark bordering on 70% or who have not completed a relevant Major.

Students from other institutions
Qualified at another tertiary institution for the award of a Bachelor degree containing a coherent study equivalent to the Campion BA, with an average of at least 70% (high-range Credit), and a Major in the field in which the Honours thesis will be undertaken (history, literature, philosophy or theology). Discretion may be applied by the Dean of Studies for students with a mark bordering on 70% or who have not completed a relevant Major.

 

Click here to learn more about admission.

Tuition fees for the course are as follows:

Unit code:Unit cost
LIB401 (12 credit points)$3,990
LIB402 (12 credit points)$3,990
LIB403 (24 credit points)$7,980

 

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

On completion of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts (Honours) students will demonstrate:

  • advanced, in-depth, theoretical, and technical knowledge in a chosen research topic;
  • advanced skills in independent, academic research and writing;
  • a high order of skill in critical analysis and evaluation;
  • an ability to adapt one’s research in an interdisciplinary context and in response to a range of diverse perspectives;
  • an ability to communicate research work effectively in various forms;
  • an ability to engage in ethical and professional decision-making and problem-solving.

 

For students who complete this qualification, pathways to more advanced, postgraduate research, including Masters programs, are available in postgraduate courses in the Humanities at other higher education providers. Campion College endorses postgraduate programs at the University of Notre Dame and recommends its students consider the following areas of study:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Teaching (MATeach)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Bachelor of Laws (3 year graduate entry)
  • Master of Liberal Arts

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

Is it possible to commence this course mid-year?

No, unfortunately it is only possible to commence in Semester 1.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Week 1.

You do not need to wait to complete your current studies in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your university transcript.

 

What are the qualifications of the academics teaching this course?

All academic staff teaching in the honours program have a PhD qualification in their field.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au

The Honours program is the highest level of study attainable in the undergraduate degree at Campion College. The program is targeted towards students who have demonstrated the capacity for conducting research in a professional and scholarly manner during the first three years of their undergraduate career. Such students will have the opportunity to engage in specialised and extended scholarship in either history, literature, philosophy or theology. Students will continue to develop their skills in research, writing and critical thinking consistent with the advanced levels expected to succeed in postgraduate studies in any area. Appropriate results may lead to entry into Masters and Doctorate studies at other Australian higher education providers and will enhance job opportunities.

To qualify for the award, a student must successfully complete a minimum of 48 credit points as follows:

LIB401: Research Topics (12 credit points)
This unit involves the student’s development of an indepth study of a particular research area. Students ordinarily will be required to select a topic in which they have undertaken prior undergraduate study in either History, Literature, Philosophy or Theology. Students will undertake research on the topic, including research methods in the relevant area, with the guidance of a supervisor. In the process, students will gain experience carrying out advanced independent research by choosing a thesis topic, writing a research proposal, exploring and developing appropriate research methods; and refining their approach to writing a research paper. This experience will be aided by students’ work in LIB402 and prepare them for writing the Honours thesis (LIB403).

LIB402: Independent Reading (12 credit points)
This unit prepares students to develop a critical analysis of the literature relevant to their chosen research area in either History, Literature, Philosophy, or Theology. This work will contribute to students’ experience in LIB401 and Prepare them for writing the Honours thesis (LIB403). Students should consult their supervisor about an appropriate reading list for the semester.

LIB403 Honours Thesis (24 credit points)
In this unit of study students complete and submit a substantial, independent research project in their chosen field of specialisation in either history, literature, philosophy or theology. Students will be required, in the thesis, to define their chosen topic; survey and critique relevant literature; and mount a logical and persuasive argument employing a professional standard of presentation. During that process, they will be guided by a supervisor through regular meetings and draft submissions.

 

Progression through to graduation will be dependent on the Honours candidate meeting certain thresholds along the way. At the end of Semester 1, students must:

  • pass LIB401 and LIB402 in order to progress to Semester 2;
  • and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the supervisor that they have selected a specific thesis topic and have considered their approach to the research topic, including sources, methodology, and ethical issues (if applicable).

At the end of Semester 2, students must:

  • complete the requirements of LIB403; and
  • at a minimum, receive a Pass grade for the Honours Thesis.

Prior to submitting an application, prospective students are encouraged to email the Honours Coordinator/Dean of Studies, Dr Luciano Boschiero (l.boschiero@campion.edu.au), to discuss the field of the proposed Honours thesis and an appropriate academic supervisor.

Entry into the Honours program is determined by a recommendation from the Honours Coordinator, following the student’s application to the College for admission to the Honours year. To qualify for admission to a course leading to an Honours degree a person shall have satisfactorily completed a 500-1000 word statement of intent describing an indicative research project. The statement should focus on the significance, aims, conceptual framework and/or methodology to be employed in the study. The statement should also address any ethical issues involved in the proposed research and include a relevant bibliography (not included in the word count).

 

In addition, an applicant must satisfy one of the following criteria:

Campion BA students
Qualified for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts at Campion with an average of at least 70% (high-range Credit), and a Major in the field in which the Honours thesis will be undertaken (history, literature, philosophy or theology). Discretion may be applied by the Dean of Studies for students with a mark bordering on 70% or who have not completed a relevant Major.

Students from other institutions
Qualified at another tertiary institution for the award of a Bachelor degree containing a coherent study equivalent to the Campion BA, with an average of at least 70% (high-range Credit), and a Major in the field in which the Honours thesis will be undertaken (history, literature, philosophy or theology). Discretion may be applied by the Dean of Studies for students with a mark bordering on 70% or who have not completed a relevant Major.

 

Click here to learn more about admission.

Tuition fees for the course are as follows:

Unit code:Unit cost
LIB401 (12 credit points)$3,990
LIB402 (12 credit points)$3,990
LIB403 (24 credit points)$7,980

 

Tuition fees for Campion College can be deferred fully or partially through FEE-HELP, the federal government’s student loans scheme for eligible domestic students or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders.

Click here to learn more about tuition.

On completion of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts (Honours) students will demonstrate:

  • advanced, in-depth, theoretical, and technical knowledge in a chosen research topic;
  • advanced skills in independent, academic research and writing;
  • a high order of skill in critical analysis and evaluation;
  • an ability to adapt one’s research in an interdisciplinary context and in response to a range of diverse perspectives;
  • an ability to communicate research work effectively in various forms;
  • an ability to engage in ethical and professional decision-making and problem-solving.

 

For students who complete this qualification, pathways to more advanced, postgraduate research, including Masters programs, are available in postgraduate courses in the Humanities at other higher education providers. Campion College endorses postgraduate programs at the University of Notre Dame and recommends its students consider the following areas of study:

  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Teaching (MATeach)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Bachelor of Laws (3 year graduate entry)
  • Master of Liberal Arts

Where can I find more information regarding semester dates?

Our academic calendar is available here.

 

Is it possible to commence this course mid-year?

No, unfortunately it is only possible to commence in Semester 1.

 

When is the best time to apply?

There are no specific application deadlines for our undergraduate courses, however we recommend completing your enrolment as soon as possible and in time for Week 1.

You do not need to wait to complete your current studies in order to start an application i.e. you are welcome to apply before you receive your university transcript.

 

What are the qualifications of the academics teaching this course?

All academic staff teaching in the honours program have a PhD qualification in their field.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, please contact our Student Recruitment Manager on (02) 9896 9303 or email study@campion.edu.au