Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011 - 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
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The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) is a four year program. 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 foundation studies 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. In addition, students will be supported through the Centre for Indigenous Education as well as living in one of the colleges affiliated with the University of Melbourne.
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.
|Subject Options:|| |
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2011
Optional subjects are available in the Bachelor of Arts Extended program developed by The Faculty of Business and Economics in cooperation with Trinity College to prepare a pathway into the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Foundation Mathematics for Commerce 1 (Semester 1)
These two subjects are prerequisites for students who wish to continue into the Bachelor of Commerce, and will replace Introduction to Literature in semester one; and Communication and Performance 1 in semester two (or other subjects by individual negotation).
Second Year - first semester
Study Period Commencement:
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 Faculty of Arts welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Faculty policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Faculty’s programs. |
The inherent academic requirements for study in the Faculty of Arts are:
All students of the Arts Faculty’s courses are required to possess intellectual, ethical, and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the minimum levels of competence required by the Faculty. Candidates for the BA degree must have abilities in comprehension, theorization, and communication.
Communication: Students must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and written form. They should also be able to communicate with fellow students, professional and academic staff, and the wider public. They must have the capacity to clearly and independently communicate knowledge and application of Arts disciplines.
Intellectual and Organisational Abilities: Students must have the ability to establish study plans and prioritise learning objectives. They are also expected to have the ability to develop problem-solving skills and to comprehend complex disciplinary and cross-disciplinary information related to the BA degree.
Behavioural and Social Attributes: Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. They must take full responsibility for their own participation and learning. Students also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative environments and must therefore demonstrate a wide range of interpersonal skills which consider the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. Integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are deemed necessary for students enrolled in Arts courses.
The University is dedicated to providing 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 32 areas of study, including 9 languages, and allows students to complete two majors during the course of their
degree. All BA students will complete two interdisciplinary foundation 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 study areas. 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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