This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.
If you are seeking to commence your studies in 2016, please visit our new Find A Course for 2016.
|Abbreviated title||BA(Schol Prg)|
|Total credit points required||144|
|Standard duration of study (years)||3 years FT, 6 years PT|
Students have a maximum of eight years to complete this course.
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Clayton) |
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.
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/1638|
Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) Web address: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au
Monash Arts students learn about the diverse world in which we live, and how we might live in the future. They are encouraged to think about cultural, linguistic and geographical difference and to ask how and why these variations have occurred over time. Studying Arts encourages students to take an innovative approach in tackling world issues and fosters a global perspective. Arts students think about how communication works, how people make themselves understood to others, and how they make meaning through artistic expression. Arts students have the ability to assess evidence, and the research skills to acquire information. They use these skills to find out why we are the way we are.
To do this, they need to think critically and creatively. Arts students are self-reliant researchers, seeking out a variety of resources in order to answer complicated questions. They are expert communicators who can convey complex ideas in speech and writing. They resist easy answers or simplistic solutions.
Arts students strive to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which they can understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.
Students selected as Dean's Scholars in Arts will be eligible to choose the campus at which they wish to undertake their Bachelor of Arts program. The Dean's Scholars Program applies only to the Bachelor of Arts. Specialised degrees, double degrees or double awards are not included in the program.
Participants in this program receive a scholarship which is renewable for each year of the course, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Student completing the Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program as a double degree should refer to:
The Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program is available as a double degree in the following course:
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course as a single degree or component of a double degree it is expected that graduates will be able to:
The performance of dean's scholars in Arts will be evaluated at the end of each year. Students are expected to continue achieving at the same high level at which they entered the program (normally a distinction grade average). Students who are unable to maintain the required level of performance in each year may forfeit their Deans Scholars Award and their place in the program.
This course consists of major and minor studies and elective units.
No more than 10 units (60 points) are to be completed at level 1.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 points at level 3.
It is recommended that students complete level-1 sequences first as these lay the foundation for further study in an area of arts.
All single and double degree students must complete the following:
(A.) core arts* studies (96 points) comprising:
(1.) an arts major (48 points)
(2.) an arts minor in a different area of study (24 points)
(3.) a further four arts elective units (24 points):
The major and minor must be chosen from those listed under 'Areas of study'.
By combining some of the core arts requirements, students can complete a double major in two different arts disciplines, or an extended major in certain disciplines. For more details on this option, contact the Faculty of Arts.
* Note: For the purposes of meeting the requirement for completion of 96 points of arts studies, art history and theory and psychology are considered to be arts areas of study.
Students in the single degree of Bachelor of Arts must in addition to the above complete:
(B.) free elective units (48 points) which can be chosen:
Free elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3. Note: Some non-arts units may require permission from the owning faculty. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites.
Bachelor of Arts Scholars Program