To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
The Honours Program in Indigenous and Australian Studies aims to build on the disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills developed through the completion of a major in Indigenous and Australian Studies, develop an extended understanding of cultural and critical theory and its application to contemporary issues and debates in Indigenous and Australian culture and society, extend students' ability to think, speak and write about theories and issues in a critically-engaged, and ethically responsive manner, increase theoretical knowledge, research skills and applied skills required to develop appropriate depth of understanding of issues in a number of related specialisations in Australian Studies and provide students with the necessary knowledge, theoretical understanding and study skills to research and present, both orally and in writing, an extended piece of research.
On completion of the Honours Program in Indigenous and Australian Studies students will be able to:
- discuss cultural and critical theory and its application to contemporary issues and debates in Australian culture and society
- critically evaluate ideas, concepts and approaches in research to a high level
- defend their thorough understanding of the method and meaning of completing an extended piece of research, including ethical considerations of carrying out research
- plan and complete research activities, manage time independently, and present research both orally and in writing.
Program of study
To qualify for the Honours Program in Indigenous and Australian Studies a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Core - Year 1 topics
27 units comprising:
HASS7001 Research Communication in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HASS7010A Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010B Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010C Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
HASS7010D Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Honours Thesis (4.5/18 units)
INDG9000 Indigenous Research Methodologies (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Plus 9 units from the following topics
CREA7001 Exegesis (4.5 units)*
CREA7002 Professional Practice for the Creative Arts (4.5 units)
ENGL7702 Reading Literature, Reading the World (4.5 units)
HASS7000 Industry or Community Placement in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HASS7002 Honours Special Project in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (4.5 units)
HIST7056 Critical Theory: Past and Present (4.5 units)
HIST7057 Making History: Current Directions in Historiography (4.5 units)
PHIL7340 Creativity and the Imagination (4.5 units)
SOCI7012 Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences (4.5 units)
SOCI7031 Qualitative Research: Theory and Practice (4.5 units)
Or up to 9 units of honours appropriate topics with the approval of the Honours co-ordinator
*Students undertaking a creative work as part of thesis must select CREA7001 Exegesis