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Monash University Handbook 2011 Honours - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics


Students are required to complete 48 points of study comprising either a 12 point thesis and four coursework units, or a 24 point thesis and three coursework units.

There is a strong expectation that students will complete at least one semester's study at a German university.

The coursework units and the thesis topic are chosen in consultation with the German studies honours coordinator.



Students complete one of the following units:

  • ATS4103 Honours dissertation in German literary studies and linguistics (1) (12 points)
  • ATS4104 Honours dissertation in German literary studies and linguistics (2) (24 points)

Coursework units

Core units

Students complete the following two core units:

  • ATS4099 German studies 9 (6 points)
  • ATS4100 German studies 10 (6 points)

Specialisation units

Students complete units from one of the following specialisations to complete a total of 48 points:

Honours with language or linguistics specialisation
  • ATS4107 Special reading course in German (12 points)
  • ATS4109 Language study abroad program (German studies) (12 points)
Honours with literature or culture specialisation
  • ATS4102 Critics of civilisation (12 points)
  • ATS4107 Special reading course (12 points)
  • ATS4109 German language study abroad program V (12 points)

Contact details

Relevant Courses

  • 0003 Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts
  • 0204 Honours degree of Bachelor of Letters
  • 0082 The honours degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws