Bachelor of Arts (Languages)

 

Bachelor of Arts (Languages)

Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

BPARTLAN-01

Bachelor of Arts (Languages)

BHARTLAH-01

Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Arts (Languages) are set out in Tables A and B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table of units of study.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the degree, a candidate must successfully complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
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
(b)
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.
(c)
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.
(3)
Candidates must also conform to the following limits:
(a)
a minimum of 120 senior credit points;
(b)
a maximum of 60 senior credit points from any single subject area from Table A;
(c)
a maximum of 72 junior credit points; and
(d)
a maximum of 60 credit points from units of study in Table B including no more than 12 junior credit points.

5 Majors

(1)
Completion of a language major and a second major from Table A is a requirement of the degree. Candidates have the option of completing a third major from Table A or Table B. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The language major must be taken from one of the subject areas listed below:
(a)
Arabic Language and Cultures
(b)
Chinese Studies
(c)
French Studies
(d)
Germanic Studies
(e)
Hebrew (Modern)
(f)
Indonesian Studies
(g)
Italian Studies
(h)
Japanese Studies
(i)
Korean Studies
(j)
Modern Greek Studies
(k)
Spanish and Latin American Studies
(3)
The list of majors available and the requirements for the completion of a major are listed in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

6 Progression rules

Candidates must maintain a minimum of credit average across all units of study attempted until the required study abroad is completed. Candidates who fail to maintain a credit average will be transferred to candidature for the Bachelor of Arts degree in their next year of enrolment, with full credit from the Bachelor of Arts (Languages) candidature.

7 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious students as a fourth year option of full time study. Part-time study in the Honours course is permitted if approved by the administering department or program.
(2)
To qualify for admission, a candidate must have completed:
(a)
a minimum of 144 credit points including a minimum of 96 senior credit points;
(b)
two majors from Table A, at least one of which must be in a language;
(c)
the required exchange; and
(d)
have met the honours entry requirements for the language subject area as set out in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
The honours course consists of 48 credit points of honours units of study in a language subject area listed under the majors in these resolutions or joint honours in a language subject area and an approved Table A subject area.
(4)
Candidates may choose to complete honours as additional year of study after completion of the four year pass degree and if they have met the honours entry requirements for the language subject area as set out in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

8 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts (Languages) is awarded in two grades: Pass or Honours. Honours is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

9 Exit

Candidates may apply in writing to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to exit the Bachelor of Arts (Languages) degree with a Bachelor of Arts degree, having satisfied the following requirements:
(i) A minimum of 96 senior credit points;
(ii) At least one Table A major; and
(iii) 144 credit points in total.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2015.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2015 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2020. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.