courses

0202

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; 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 course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBLitt
CRICOS code031184G
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0202
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/contact_us/

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • The course is available only to applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree.
  • Students have a maximum of six years to complete this course.
  • Students may select arts units from any campus, but should be aware of the teaching location as this may require travel to another campus. Students may also select units offered in off-campus mode.

Description

The Bachelor of Letters is a second undergraduate qualification that allows students to explore areas touched on in their undergraduate degree but not studied in depth, or to start studying in a completely new area of humanities and social sciences. Candidates can choose from the full range of arts disciplines and interdisciplinary programs taught by schools and centres in the Faculty of Arts.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge from a range of sources
  • apply critical understanding and analysis to the literature within the humanities, arts and social sciences
  • demonstrate an understanding of the present interpretations and potential future developments in the issues underlying the content of and approaches to the disciplines they have studied
  • apply critical understanding of personal and cultural understandings, ethical attitudes, and (where appropriate) the physical and aesthetic appreciations that underpin traditional liberal arts education
  • demonstrate advanced skills of written and oral presentation, argument and analysis
  • demonstrate the capacity to apply these studies in the changing circumstances of intellectual life and of the profession they are likely to inhabit
  • apply a critical awareness of international trends and of the intellectual context of economic, technological and social change

Structure

This course consists of a compulsory arts major, with additional studies chosen from a variety of arts disciplines.

Note that disciplines offered by other faculties, including psychology, are not available.

Areas of study

For the specific requirements of arts majors and minors and information on other arts units refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this Handbook at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/aos/index-byfaculty-arts.html.

Requirements

Students must complete one of the four following course models.

Model one

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) arts units (48 points)

Model two

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) three first-year sequences (36 points)

(c.) arts units (12 points)

Model three

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) an arts minor (24 points)

(c.) a second arts minor (24 points)

Model four

(a.) an arts major (48 points)

(b.) a second arts major (48 points)

Students should not include more than two first-year-level units that do not form a part of a first-year sequence. Students must also complete at least 24 points at third-year level.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Letters