Bachelor of Arts (Languages)

4 years full-time (Pass or Honours)

The Bachelor of Arts (Languages) degree is structured to attract students interested in pursuing their chosen linguistic specialisations through the combination of language and other subject areas.

The additional year beyond that required for the three-year Bachelor of Arts degree is not designed for those who simply wish to do more language study. The in-country component will enable you to spend at least one semester or approved study overseas in a country in which your language major is spoken and to credit those studies to your degree.

The experience of in-country study will improve your linguistic fluency substantially and rapidly and will also enable the continuation of your studies in other humanities/social science subjects at the overseas university. A contribution of $5000 towards one semester of study overseas will be provided.

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Requirements

To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:

  1. two majors from Table A, at least one of which must be in a language from the list of language majors in these resolutions; and
  2. a minimum of 24 senior credit points for a semester of exchange undertaken at an appropriate university where your language major is the primary language of instruction. A minimum of 12 senior credit points must be in the language major.
  3. a fourth year of study comprising either:
    (i) the completion of 48 credit points of honours units of study; or
    (ii) 48 credit points of senior units of study.

Candidates must also conform to the following limits:

  1. a minimum of 120 senior credit points;
  2. a maximum of 60 senior credit points from any single subject area from Table A;
  3. a maximum of 72 junior credit points; and
  4. a maximum of 60 credit points from units of study in Table B including no more than 12 junior credit points.

Please note: students commencing in 2014 and beyond must include a minimum of 6 credit points of senior-advanced (3000 level) units of study in their chosen major(s). You must view the unit of study tables in the handbook for the chosen major(s) for further information. Students commencing their degree prior to 2014 you are not necessarily required to complete a senior-advanced unit in the chosen major(s) unless otherwise instructed to do so.

 Language major subject areas

Semester / Year Abroad Component

Usually during your third year, you will undertake a period of exchange (one semester).

  • In this semester on exchange you must be enrolled in the equivalent of a full-time semester load, and at least half of the credit that you will complete on exchange must be in your chosen language major.
  • If you go overseas for one year, then you must complete the equivalent of a full-time load for one year, a certain amount of the credit must be towards your language major. Check with the Degree Director first, to make sure that you fulful this requirement correctly.

Pathways

There are many ways to structure your degree. Below we've given you two examples:

Fourth year coursework option

            Credit Points
First Year S1 Language Major
Junior Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
24
S2 Language Major
Junior Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
24
Second Year S1 Language Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
S2 Language Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
Third Year S1 Language Major
Senior-advanced Unit
Language Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior-advanced Unit
24
S2 Language Major
Senior Unit
Language Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
    SEMESTER ABROAD  
Fourth Year S1 Arts (Table A)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
S2 Arts (Table A)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
          Total= 192
Fourth year honours option

            Credit Points
First Year S1 Language Major
Junior Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
24
S2 Language Major
Junior Unit
Arts (Table A)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A or B)
Junior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
24
Second Year S1 Language Major
Senior Unit
Language Major Senior Unit Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
S2 Language Major
Senior Unit
Language Major Senior Unit Arts (Table A or B)
Senior Unit Choice
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
Third Year S1 Language Major
Senior-advanced Unit
Language Major
Honours Entry Unit
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior-advanced Unit
24
S2 Language Major
Senior Unit
Language Major
Honours Entry Unit
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
Arts (Table A) Major
Senior Unit
24
    SEMESTER ABROAD  
Fourth Year S1 Language Major
Honours A
Language Major
Honours B
24
S2 Language Major
Honours C
Language Major
Honours D
24
          Total= 192

Degree Director

Degree Director Contact Details
Dr Rebecca Suter Staff Profile