Bachelor of Indigenous Studies with Honours
About this course
The Bachelor of Indigenous Studies with Honours is a separate fourth year of study that is undertaken following successful completion of an undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies or Trauma and Healing. The Honours degree is highly regarded in providing advanced intellectual education in research, analysis and writing or production. As well as a completion point for tertiary study itself, it also represents the starting point for entry into postgraduate and academic research. An Honours degree is an opportunity for intellectual stimulation and achievement, academic development and personal enrichment.
All students undertaking this course are expected to attend a week-long intensive research workshop each session. Students will also spend time each week working directly with a supervisor with expertise in their field. Interested applicants need to contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application.
An honours degree can lead to a career in research and academia to pursue further higher research degree options such as a PhD. Honours in Indigenous Studies allows students to gain training and mentorship into research capacity development which can be applied to a range of professional applications. These include public policy development in government positions, high-level analysis in community engagement activities and research streams in national and international Indigenous affairs.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.
Our online education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.
All students are expected to attend a week-long intensive research workshop each session. Honours students will also spend time each week working directly with a supervisor with expertise in their field of research.
MySCU is a student's point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based study environment Blackboard Learn delivers an advanced online learning environment for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces, classrooms, and discussion boards. They can share files, presentations and applications. If a tutorial or lecture is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The Academic Skills team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, assignment reviews and small group or one-on-one face-to-face, phone or Skype consultations during business hours 9am to 4.30pm. Appointments can be made via the MySCU Hub ‘Connect Now’ button or on the Academic Skills home page. Students can also book appointments online in Career Hub.
The YourTutor service provides online after-hours study support for SCU students. This service is available from 4pm to midnight Sunday to Friday via the 'Connect Now' button on MySCU Hub or from a link in nominated unit learning sites. The YourTutor service offers generic writing feedback and live online chat assistance for foundational concepts and study skills.
Equipment and facilities
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audiovisual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
Table of contents
Rules concerning Bachelors Degrees with Honours (where Honours is taken as a separate year) can be found under Rule 5 in the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.
Students must complete the units listed below.
Schedule of units
How to apply
Interested applicants need to contact the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic prior to lodging their application.
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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'