Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (BA(Adv))

Program Code

BARTA

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) program provides a challenging avenue of study for high-achieving students, and instills in them advanced research skills that will prepare them for higher degree studies and leadership in their chosen career. From a multidisciplinary approach, students will gain a sophisticated comprehension of the history of humanities scholarship, and how such scholarship and enquiry has impacted upon societies and cultures globally. The program provides students with specialised and advanced knowledge in two disciplines. Students are offered an academic mentor throughout their degree.

The Bachelor of Arts is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Understand a broad and coherent body of knowledge in selected disciplines and related inter-disciplinary topics in the Humanities and Social Sciences, with an in-depth knowledge of two or more disciplines including relevant concepts, theories, skills, debates, emerging issues, and methods of inquiry.
2. Apply creative and critical thinking to identify and solve problems within complex social contexts using rigorous techniques of inquiry involving a variety of primary and secondary sources, culminating in a scaffolded research activity.
3. Communicate proficiently within discipline and professional contexts in a range of social, cultural and linguistic situations using a variety of spoken and written modes and formats including an extended dissertation, and contribute productively to group-based outcomes.
4. Demonstrate career readiness and leadership skills appropriate for beginning professional practice including: 4.1 information technology skills to access, store, manage, analyse and present discipline-based information and data, and to communicate effectively with others 4.2 lifelong learning skills characterised by academic rigour, self-direction and intellectual independence 4.3 contextualised understanding of the broader role and significance of the Humanities and Arts.
5. Identify social and cultural global issues and their ethical implications, and demonstrate the capacity to operate with personal and professional integrity in a range of social, cultural and linguistic contexts.
6. Appreciate and manage their own personal capabilities through processes of self-appraisal and demonstrate respect and mutuality in sustaining productive relationships.
Conditions

Condition of continuing enrolment: Students enrolled in this program must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 5.0 throughout their enrolment or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)

There shall be a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Arts (Advanced), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Not more than 18 units at Level I.
  2. Level II courses to a minimum of 12 units must be presented before undertaking courses at Level III.
  3. Level II and III courses to the value of at least 54 units, with at least 24 units at Level III. Core courses to the value of 12 units.
  4. Open Elective courses to a maximum of 27 units
  5. Broadening electives to the value of 9 units;
  6. At least one major to the value of 24 units in Arts, including a capstone course; or a major to the value of 33 units in Psychology; or a major to the value of 27 units in Mathematical Sciences; OR
  7. A double major in Arts to the value of 42 units, including ARTS 3002 Arts Advanced Research Project which substitutes for the 6-unit major capstone course in one of the majors. Open Electives to the value of 18 units in lieu of the courses required in (4) and (5), or a double major in Arts with Psychology to the value of 57 units including ARTS 3002 Arts Advanced Research Project which substitutes for the 6-unit major capstone course in the Arts majors, Open Electives to the value of 6 units in lieu of the courses required in (4) and (5) or a double major in Arts with Mathematical Sciences to the value of 45 units including ARTS 3002 Arts Advanced Research Project which substitutes for the 6-unit major capstone course in the Arts majors, Open electives to the value of 15 units in lieu of the courses required in (4) and (5) OR
  8. A major and minor in Arts, Open Electives to the value of 18 units in lieu of the courses required in (4) and (5); Psychology major with an Arts Minor, Open Electives to the value of 9 units in lieu of the courses required in (4) and (5), Arts major with a Psychology Minor, Open Electives to the value of 15 units in lieu of the courses required in (4) and (5), Mathematical Sciences major with an Arts Minor, Open Electives to the value of 15 units in lieu of the courses required in (4) and (5);
  9. All students will complete two capstone experiences comprised of: one capstone course associated with a major and the core course ARTS 3002 Advanced Arts Research Project. Where the student completes a second major, ARTS 3002 replaces the designated capstone for one of the majors. Students will determine which major they undertake a capstone in, and will also ensure that their research project addresses the discipline of their other major, either alone or in an interdisciplinary context.
  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Media
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies

Arts minors are available in

  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Australian Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Media
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ARTS 1011 Introductory Arts: Theory and Method 3
ARTS 3002 Advanced Arts Research Project 6
ARTS 3003 Advanced Arts: Theory and Method 3