Students are required to complete 48 points of study including a thesis, a compulsory coursework unit and one elective coursework unit. Students may also be required to attend a short methodology course.
The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the English honours coordinator.
Students complete one of the following options:
- ATS4230 ECPS honours thesis (24 points)
- ATS4231 ECPS honours thesis A (12 points) and ATS4232 ECPS honours thesis B (12 points)
Students complete the following units:
- ATS4002 Honours research methods seminar
- ATS4235 ECPS selected topics in theory and practice
- ATS4265 Poetics
- ATS4270 Writing the child
- ATS4274 Literature and aesthetics
- ATS4275 Drama of the age of Shakespeare
- ATS4276 Exotic erotic other: World writing in English
- a maximum of 12 points at fourth-year level from another discipline and/or institution with the permission of the English honours coordinator
Intending honours students
Intending honours students are encouraged to consult as early as possible with the fourth-year honours coordinator in planning their major sequence. They should choose units providing them with:
- an understanding of the nature and construction of the discipline, including its historical and contemporary forms
- a familiarity with a range of literary genres across a broad historical and cultural spectrum
- an understanding of contemporary and historical modes of literary and critical theory.
In particular, intending honours students who wish to undertake a creative writing thesis are strongly encouraged to enrol in:
- ATS2508/ATS3508 Introduction to poetry writing
- ATS2509/ATS3509 Advanced poetry writing
- ATS2517/ATS3517 Introduction to fiction writing and
- ATS2518/ATS3518 Advanced fiction writing.
- 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
- 0082 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws