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Bachelor of Languages (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BLANG
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HLANG
  • CRICOS code 082699C
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HLANG
  • CRICOS code 082699C

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Languages (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

Either:

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CLAS4006 Classics Methods and Evidence

ENGL4020 Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop

ENGL4021 Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation

LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies

LING4009 Selected topics in methodologies for researching language

LING4010 Selected topics in empirical approaches to linguistics

12 units from completion of courses on the following list:

CLAS4007 Research in Classical Studies

LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1

LANG4003 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2

LING4011 Selected topics in theory and analysis in linguistics

LING4012 Selected topics in analysis of a subsystem of language

24 units from completion of THES4105 Thesis

HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

Or:

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

ASIA4001F Asian Studies IV Honours (S)

ASIA4001P Asian Studies IV Honours (S)

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Course from first list 6 units Course from second list 6 units THES4105 12 units -
Course from first list 6 units Course from second list 6 units THES4105 12 units -

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor Degree from ANU from the following list, or equivalent from another institution:

Bachelor of Languages

Bachelor of Languages (Classics)

Bachelor of Languages (Middle Eastern and Central Asia)

Bachelor of Languages (Modern European)

Bachelor of Languages (Asia)

Either:

48 units from completion of the Ancient Greek major

12 units from completion of further courses from the subject areas ANCH Ancient History and CLAS Classics, excluding courses from the following list:

CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar

CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L)

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Arabic Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Arabic major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Chinese Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Chinese Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the French Language and Culture Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the French Language and Culture major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the German Language and Culture Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the German Language and Culture major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Hindi Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Hindi Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Indonesian Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Indonesian Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Italian Language and Culture Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Italian Language and Culture major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Japanese Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Japanese Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Japanese Linguistics Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Japanese Linguistics major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Korean Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Korean Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Latin major

12 units from completion of further courses from the subject areas ANCH Ancient History and CLAS Classics, excluding courses from the following list:

CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar

CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L)

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Linguistics Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Linguistics major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Persian Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Persian major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

60 units of courses in the subject area RUSS Russian

A minimum weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, in the subject area RUSS Russian

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Sanskrit Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Sanskrit Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Spanish Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Spanish major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Thai Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Thai Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Urdu Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Urdu Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Or:

48 units from completion of the Vietnamese Language Major

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Vietnamese Language major

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$28,608.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Languages (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Languages, it gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of language studies, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a 20,000 word thesis, that leads to the development of new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to language studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to language studies, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Further Information

If a person seeking acceptance into a Bachelor Honours program satisfies or exceeds the minimum requirement for admission to the Bachelor Honours program, the Delegated Authority is not obliged to admit the person to the program only because the person has satisfied the minimum requirement for admission.

 

The Delegated Authority for the Bachelor of Languages (Honours) plan HLANG is the CASS Associate Dean Students. All admissions to this plan must be approved by the Delegated Authority.

 

Applicants should in the first instance contact their discipline’s Honours convenor; names and contact details are at: http://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/honours/2015-honours-convenors.

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