|Arts - 3400|
This Program is no longer accepting new enrolments
Note: This program is no longer taking enrolments and has been replaced by the Bachelor of Arts (3403).
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) program is the most flexible of the degree programs offered by the Faculty. The basic degree requirements are simple: an approved major stream from List A and a minimum level of study in other areas. Apart from that, you will have a great deal of freedom to 'focus' your degree, by choosing related courses to contribute to a particular specialisation, or to choose a wider range of courses that reflect diverse interests.
An Arts degree is a pathway through a wealth of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences. Its objective is to stimulate students intellectually; to immerse them in worlds of learning; and to graduate them as citizens with strong written and oral communications skills, the capacity to research, criticise and reflect, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
The Graduate Attributes for this Program are as follows:
The basic requirements for this Program are:
Single Mode (144 UOC) made up of:
The Program is not offered in Dual Mode
Majors are offered in three Streams
List A (42 UOC)
List B (36-42 UOC)
List C (36-42 UOC)
Major Stream Capstone
Students enrolled in this program no longer complete a HUMS3000 course. From S2, 2011, students complete the Capstone Course in their List A Major Stream
A Free Elective is any course offered either within or outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in which the student is able to enrol.
General Education is the completion of two courses (12 UOC) offered outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This requirement is met if a student is completing an External major or minor stream. In such a case the student has an additional 12 UOC of free electives.
Award with Distinction
High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at at least 48uoc of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".
High achieving BA students may apply for entry to Honours. Honours is an additional year of study (two years part-time) which allows a student to further explore their depth studies. It involves seminars and the completion or a research project or thesis. Those students who are considering Honours should submit an expression of interest at the beginning of Level 3 and complete a formal application at the end of Level 3. Both should be submitted to the Stream Convenor or the Designated School or Stream Honours Convenor. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher in the stream(s) seeking to be further studied and is subject to resources and the approval of the Head of School in which the stream(s) is/are based. Honours is awarded in three classes (Class 1, Class 2 in two Divisions, and Class 3). If requirements for these classes are not met the Pass degree will be awarded if the student is not already a Graduate of the program.
Bachelor of Arts - Sample Program
To qualify for the award of the degree at Pass level, a student must:
To qualify for the award of the degree with Honours, a Single award student must:
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