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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleBComn(Hons)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Contact details

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/current/coursework/contact_us/

Course coordinator

Dr Yeoh Seng Guan, email yeoh.seng.guan@artsci.monash.edu.my Kevin Tan, email tan.khai.phen@artsci.monash.edu.my

Notes

  • It is possible, with the permission of the faculty, to undertake honours studies on a part-time basis.

Description

This honours program in arts offers arts students who have completed the normal requirements of the Bachelor of Communication pass degree an opportunity for more specialised, advanced work in communication studies. Honours is a prestigious program comprising a fourth year of coursework and research within which students choose a topic and undertake research working with a carefully selected supervisor who provides individual guidance and academic counselling.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of the honours program, students will have extended their undergraduate knowledge in communications and built upon their skills in the areas of research, analysis, writing and other forms of communication.

Entry requirements

Students must have:

  • completed a degree, with a major (48 points or the equivalent) in communication
  • obtained at least a distinction average (70 per cent) in the intended honours discipline(s) to the value of 24 points at second and third year level, of which at least 18 points must be at third year level.

Students qualified to enter an honours program must normally do so within five years of the date on which they completed their undergraduate studies.

Structure

This course consists of four core units, including a thesis.

Requirements

Students must complete the following core units:

  • COM400H(A) Dissertation part 1 (12 points)
  • COM400H(B) Dissertation part 2 (12 points)
  • COM4010(H) Research issues and methodology (12 points)
  • COM4020(H) Industry practice applied (12 points) or COM4030(H) Readings in social, political and cultural theory (12 points)

Award(s)

The honours degree of Bachelor of Communication