Honours - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


NOTE: This area of study has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at

Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising either a 12-point thesis and four coursework units, or a 24-point thesis and three coursework units.

There is a strong expectation that students will complete at least one semester's study at a German university.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the German studies honours coordinator.



Students complete one of the following options:

  • ATS4460 LCL Honours thesis (24 points)
  • ATS4461 LCL Honours thesis part A (12 points) and ATS4462 LCL Honours thesis dissertation part B (12 points)

Coursework units

Option one

Students complete the following core unit:

  • ATS4653 LCL Honours workshop: Theory and method in the humanities (12 points)

Students complete an additional 12 points from one of the following specialisations:

Honours with language or linguistics specialisation
  • ATS4099 German studies 9 (6 points)
  • ATS4100 German studies 10 (6 points)
  • ATS4132 LCL Language study abroad 2 (honours) (12 points)
  • ATS4137 LCL Special reading unit 1 (honours) (12 points)
Honours with literature or culture specialisation
  • ATS4102 Critics of civilisation (12 points)
  • ATS4132 LCL Language study abroad 2 (honours) (12 points)
  • ATS4137 LCL Special reading unit 1 (honours) (12 points)

Option two (study abroad)

Students complete

  • ATS4131 LCL Language study abroad 1 (Honours) (24 points)

Contact details

Relevant courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws