Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Year and Campus:||2010 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||400 credit points taken over 48 months full time.|
School of Culture and Communication
ContactArts and Music Student Centre
The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) runs over four years. The course facilitates a supported transition to University through the provision of an additional study year specifically designed to develop appropriate academic skills for success at University. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will access specialised academic support through bridging subjects provided in key areas such as academic literacy, communication and performance, literature, philosophy and environmental studies. These subjects will be taught by Trinity College Foundation Studies program in co-operation with staff from the Faculty of Arts, the University’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Academic Skills Unit. In addition, students will be supported through the Centre for Indigenous Education as well as residing at one of the colleges affiliated with the University of Melbourne. The course is a unique experience and provides a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves in University life.
The objectives of the Bachelor of Arts are to provide students with an outstanding education in the humanities, social sciences and languages as well as a broad
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) requires the successful completion of 400 points of study across four years. This includes 100 points of study at the bridging level (over two years) and 100 points of study at each of the three year levels in the Bachelor of Arts degree.
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First YearSemester one
Study Period Commencement:
Second Year - first semester
Second Year - second semester
Third YearIn their third year of the BA (Extended), students will enter the second year of the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Applicants for the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and have completed a VCE or interstate equivalent qualification.Non-school leavers, mature age students and alternative pathway applications will be considered. Successful students will be selected on their likelihood to succeed in the Bachelor of Arts. Qualifications will be assessed on application.
Full details of the eligibility requirements, application process and formsare available at http://www.arts.unimelb.edu.au/futurestudents/programs/BA-extended.html
Fill in the necessary forms and submit them online, or in hard copy to the University’s Office of Admissions by the due date. If you have applied for the University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Arts
If you have not applied for a University of Melbourne course through VTAC, then you should submit a direct application form as above.
|Core Participation Requirements:||The Bachelor of Arts requires a standard level of ability across all disciplines. It will be assumed students are able to access and attend classes on a regular basis, are capable of learning in a University environment and will be able to take responsibility for their own learning. Any ability beyond this threshold will be robustly supported through the curriculum. There are no pre-requisites for first year subjects, and any intensive use of IT or technologies will be adequately supported. Certain subjects have more specific requirements and demands, such as fieldwork or travelling, which are clearly outlined in the subject description. |
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. The Faculty Disability Contact Officer works with students, the University Disability Liaison Unit and teaching staff to assist students with their special requirements, with a particular focus on accommodations for in-class and examination assessment tasks. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website.
Research Higher Degrees
Academically excellent |
The Bachelor of Arts will be subject to a continuous cycle of review through Australian and international benchmarking, and through constant refinements in teaching and
learning principles and approaches. The mandatory completion of a major designed as a coherent progression of study from first to third year, culminating in a capstone subject, will ensure the acquisition of disciplinary depth. Students in the BA are taught by outstanding scholars.
Knowledgeable across disciplines
The Bachelor of Arts offers students majors in 33 areas of study, including 11 languages, and in most cases allows students to complete two majors during the course of their
degree. All BA students will complete two interdisciplinary first-year subjects which offer cross-cultural perspectives on a number of historical and contemporary themes, and each of which has been designed collaboratively by teachers drawn from a number of different disciplines. All BA students will complete 75 points of subjects drawn from other degree programs or elsewhere across the University.
Leaders in communities
The Bachelor of Arts facilitates the development of excellent interpersonal and communication skills through subject content and assessment practices, and through commitment to small-group interactive teaching and learning environments. The provision of research and knowledge transfer opportunities enables the development of public discourse skills and an extensive awareness of community issues and global needs.
Attuned to cultural diversity
The Bachelor of Arts offers students a sustained and detailed education in aspects of cultural diversity and indigeneity. Many of the core discipline areas are concerned specifically and analytically with cultural diversity, from language, area and historical studies, through comparative social science studies, to the explicit study of culture itself. The BA offers an Australian Indigenous Studies major. In addition, all students will be exposed specifically to cross-cultural issues through the first-year teaching program. Many BA students will take advantage of the opportunities for Exchange overseas, and others will undertake on-line international subjects, to provide them with experiences outside their own immediate cultures.
Active global citizens
Bachelor of Arts graduates will be equipped to be active global citizens by virtue of their academic excellence, their inter-disciplinary knowledge, their community leadership capabilities and their cultural awareness.
Arts students are encouraged to pursue their academic interests and professional aspirations by taking a variety of subjects in a range of different areas of study. All arts subjects provide students with transferable generic skills that prepare them for further study and the workplace.
As a result of attendance at scheduled classes, participation in planned activities and discussion groups, and timely completion of essays and assignments, arts graduates should acquire transferable generic skills in the following areas:
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