To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
The Honours Program in English aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to research and present, both orally and in writing, an extended piece of research. This includes building on skills developed through the completion of a major in English in literary analysis and critical analysis and an understanding of genre(s).
On completion of the Honours Program in English students will be able to:
- analyse and interpret texts and/or ideas to a high level using literary and/or critical theory
- complete an extended piece of research based on developed skills in a range of research activities, including an understanding of the ethical considerations of carrying out research
- effectively present their research both orally and in writing
- evaluate the public culture of writing, and how the wider community engages with literature and the role of the writer in society.
Program of study
To qualify for the Honours Program in English, 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)
HASS7003 Understanding Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (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)
INDG9000 Indigenous Research Methodologies (4.5 units)
PHIL7340 Creativity and the Imagination (4.5 units)
SOCI7031 Research Principles and Practices (4.5 units)
Or up to 4.5 units of honours appropriate topics with the approval of the Honours co-ordinator
*With Honours co-ordinator approval students can replace HASS7003 Understanding Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences with CREA7100 Understanding Research Methods in the Creative Arts (4.5 units)
**Students undertaking a creative work as part of thesis must select CREA7001 Exegesis