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Bachelor of Arts (Extended) (B-ARTSEXT)

Bachelors DegreeYear: 2019 Delivered: On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Award titleBachelor of Arts
Year & campus2019 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeUndergraduate Coursework
AQF level 7
Credit points400 credit points
Duration48 months full time

The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) is a four year program. The course facilitates a supported transition to University through the provision of an additional study year specifically designed to develop the academic skills required for success at University. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will access specialised academic support through foundation studies in key areas such as academic literacy, communication and performance, literature, philosophy and environmental studies. These subjects will be taught by the Trinity College Foundation Studies program in co-operation with staff from the Faculty of Arts. In addition, students will be supported through the Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development, as well as living in one of the colleges affiliated with the University of Melbourne.

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:

  • completed VCE with an ATAR of 50 or above, or equivalent; and
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • academic capacity and potential for leadership in the community, assessed by interview and by referee reports.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance;
  • the interview and referee reports.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

Note: Non-school leavers, mature age students and alternative pathway applications will be considered.

Successful students will be selected on their likelihood to succeed in the Bachelor of Arts. Qualifications will be assessed on application.

Applications can be made through VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions centre) . Applicants must complete and submit a supplementary application form to the University of Melbourne when applying for this course. Applicants can submit a direct application to the University, however, direct applications will only be considered after the VTAC offers have closed.

There are two intakes in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) each year, January and June.

Core participation requirements

The inherent academic requirements for study in the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) are:

  • the ability to attend classes and actively engage in both independent and group learning;
  • the ability to comprehend complex disciplinary and interdisciplinary information related to the courses taught in the faculty;
  • the ability to explain and evaluate complex concepts, theories and issues at work in a variety of texts;
  • the ability to clearly communicate a knowledge and application of humanities, social sciences and language principles and practices during assessment tasks.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. They must take full responsibility for their own participation and learning and adhere to the expectations outlined in the Student Charter.

Students also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative environments and must therefore demonstrate a wide range of interpersonal skills which consider the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. Integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are deemed necessary for students enrolled in the BA.

The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Faculty policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities. Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Disability Liaison. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability; however, students should participate in the course in an independent manner.

Intended learning outcomes

BA (Ext) graduates:

  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in core disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and languages;
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts;
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the concepts and principles of selected areas of study outside core disciplines of the humanities, social sciences and languages;
  • Apply an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • Articulate the relationship between diverse forms of knowledge and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them;
  • Communicate effectively and, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, read, write, listen to and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context;
  • Act as informed and critically discerning participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force;
  • Work effectively in groups to meet a shared goal with people whose disciplinary and cultural backgrounds differ from their own;
  • Work with independence, self- reflection and creativity to meet goals and challenges in the workplace and personal life.

Generic skills

Graduate attributes

Melbourne's degrees develop research and reasoning skills that equip graduates to be influential citizens with high leadership potential. The University's graduates engage with national and global issues and are attuned to social and cultural diversity. They have high levels of self-awareness and value their personal integrity and well-being.

The University of Melbourne educational experience prepares well-rounded graduates who are academically outstanding, practically grounded and socially responsible. Melbourne's graduates are distinguished by their broad outlook and openness to different perspectives.

Melbourne's degrees develop research and reasoning skills that equip graduates to be influential citizens with high leadership potential. The University's graduates engage with national and global issues and are attuned to social and cultural diversity. They have high levels of self-awareness and value their personal integrity and well-being.

Academic distinction

A Melbourne degree provides graduates with in-depth knowledge of their specialist disciplines and skills in examining issues with multiple disciplinary perspectives. Melbourne graduates are critical, creative thinkers with strong reasoning skills. They can apply knowledge, information and research skills to complex problems in a range of contexts and are effective oral and written communicators.

The Melbourne educational experience prepares graduates to be entrepreneurial and innovative thought-leaders. Melbourne graduates bring research and inquiry skills to challenges in their workplaces and communities. They are adept lifelong learners who generate bold and novel ideas by critically evaluating alternative possibilities and viewpoints.

Active citizenship

Melbourne graduates have engaged with contemporary local, national and global issues and developed an appreciation of the Asian region. They have a high regard for human rights, social inclusion, ethics and the environment. Melbourne graduates are aware of the social and cultural diversity in communities and can work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In particular, they have an understanding of and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.

The Melbourne experience supports a commitment to civic service in graduates' lives and careers, equipping them to be active, well-informed citizens who make substantial contributions to society. Graduates have the potential to be leaders in their professions and communities, with the capacity to work effectively across disciplines and cultures. Through advocacy and innovation they are able to lead change for a sustainable future.

Integrity and self-awareness

Melbourne graduates are motivated, self-directed and well-organised, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities. They are able to work effectively both independently and in groups. They are also highly self-aware and reflective, with skills in self-assessment, and place great importance on their personal and professional integrity.

The opportunities offered by the Melbourne experience help prepare graduates who are enthusiastic, self-assured and confident of their knowledge, yet flexible, adaptable and aware of their limitations. Melbourne's graduates are willing to explore, experiment and learn from mistakes. They have empathy and concern for the welfare of others and can manage their own well-being.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) requires the successful completion of 400 points (32 x 12.5 credit point subjects) comprising of the following:

Breadth requirements

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Subject options

First Year Requirements

Students are required to complete the following subjects (87.50 points) in their foundation year from the following:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
AIND10001 Communication and Performance 1
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL10004 Introduction to Indigenous Literature
Semester 1
12.5
ENGL10005 English for Academic Purposes
Semester 1
12.5
MULT10001 Aboriginalities
Semester 2
12.5
AIND10002 Communication and Performance 2
Semester 2
12.5
PHIL10004 Ideas and Society
Semester 2
12.5
ENST10001 Environment and Story
Semester 2
12.5

Students must also select one of the following Arts Foundation subjects (maximum of 12.50 points).

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MULT10014 Identity
Semester 1
12.5
MULT10015 Language
Semester 1
12.5
MULT10016 Reason
Semester 1
12.5
MULT10018 Power
Semester 1
12.5

Students may seek approval to substitute the following subjects for two of the first year subjects listed above. Please note: ENGL10005 English for Academic Purposes (Semester 1) and MULT10001 Aboriginalities (Semester 2) cannot be replaced with the subjects below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST10014 Foundation Mathematics 1
Semester 1
12.5
MAST10015 Foundation Mathematics 2
Semester 2
12.5

Second, Third and Fourth Year Requirements

In the second, third and fourth years of the program students are required to complete the following requirements:

ENST10002 Reading Western Literature (12.50 points) and 5 arts discipline subjects (62.50 points) at level 1;

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ENST10002 Reading Western Literature
Semester 1
12.5

  • At least six arts discipline subjects (75 points) at level 2;
  • At least six arts discipline subjects (75 points) at level 3.

Breadth;

  • At least one breadth subject at level one (12.50 points) and no more than three breadth subjects (37.50 points) at level one;
  • At least 12.5 points at level two or three.

Student may also take 25 points (2 subjects) of Arts discipline or breadth otherwise known as free points at levels 1, 2 or 3.

Progression

Students must complete a minimum of four subjects (50 points) of study at one year-level before proceeding to the next year-level.

Majors

Students must complete at least one major. A major usually consists of 100 points of study within a single discipline comprising:

  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 1 (this may include an Arts Foundation subject in non-language majors/minors)
  • Three subjects (37.5 points) at level 2
  • Three subjects (37.5 points) at level 3 (including a capstone subject for non-language majors)

Variations to Major Requirements

  • Students who undertake a major in Chinese from entry point 1 (beginners level) must complete ten Chinese subjects (125 points) taken as Arts discipline subjects.
  • Students who undertake a major in Psychology must complete ten Psychology subjects (125 points)comprising eight subjects (100 points) taken as Arts discipline subjects and two subjects (25 points) at later years taken as breadth (12.50 at level 2 and 12.50 points at level 3).
  • Students who undertake a major in Economics will complete nine Economics subjects (112.5 points) comprising three subjects (37.5 points) taken as Arts discipline and six subjects (75 points) taken as breadth.

Please Note:

  • Students may complete a maximum of two majors.
  • Students may take no more than ten subjects (125 points) in any one discipline area.
  • Subjects cannot be credited to more than one major or minor. Students planning to complete two BA majors must complete two separate majors with no overlap in subjects.
  • It is not possible to complete a major and a minor in the same area of study.

Minors

Students may complete one minor. A minor consists of 75 points of study within a single discipline comprising:

  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 1
  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 2
  • Two subjects (25 points) at level 3

Majors & Minors

The following areas of study are available as both majors and minors:

  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Ancient World Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Anthropology
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Arabic
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Art History
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Asian Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Australian Indigenous Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Chinese
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Classics
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Creative Writing
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Criminology
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Economics
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    English and Theatre Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    French
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Gender Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Geography
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    German
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    History
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    History and Philosophy of Science
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Indonesian
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Islamic Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Italian
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Japanese
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Media and Communication
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Philosophy
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Politics and International Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Psychology
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Russian
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Screeen and Cultural Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Sociology
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Spanish and Latin American Studies

The following areas of study are available as minors:

  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Chinese Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Development Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    English Language Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Environmental Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    European Studies
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Knowledge and Learning
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Law and Justice
  • Code Name Study period Credit Points
    Social Theory

For information on policies that govern this degree see the Melbourne Policy Library.

General Arts Subjects

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MULT10019 Arts in Florence Not available in 2019 12.5
MULT20012 Community Volunteering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MULT30020 Community Volunteering
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MULT20010 Arts Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MULT30019 Arts Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
MULT20013 Australia Now
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
MULT30021 Community Volunteering - Global
Summer Term
July
12.5
MULT20014 Community Volunteering - Global
Summer Term
July
12.5
ARTS30001 Industry Project
Semester 2
12.5

Further study

High-achieving Bachelor of Arts (Extended) graduates may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours). The Honours program comprises a research project as well as specialist subjects. For more information on entry to Honours, see the Arts Honours webpage.

Coursework Masters If you wish to continue your professional studies at postgraduate level, the studies you undertake in your major can provide a direct pathway to coursework masters degrees in a wide range of areas. Entry is based on academic merit and in most cases requires completion of a Bachelor degree or equivalent. For more information on entry into a coursework masters degree see the University graduate programs webpages.

Research Higher Degrees If you wish to undertake advanced research and explore particular study areas in more depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to a range of Research Higher Degrees at masters and doctoral level, usually upon completion of an Honours degree. For more information about research higher degree study in Arts and the entry requirements, see the Arts Graduate Research Programs webpages and the Graduate Research Hub webpages .

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Last updated: 30 April 2019