FACULTY OF HUMANITIES & EDUCATION HANDBOOK 2010–2011
FACULTY REGULATIONS CONCERNING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
THE BA DEGREE
speCiAls Students may seek to do a ‘special’ in a subject (so far specials are offered only in History, Literatures in English and Psychology). This consists of 54 credits (18 courses) and requires permission from the Head of the Department. This evidently reduces the number of courses outside the discipline which a student may opt to do. NB: Normally, students will not be allowed to pursue a Special with a minor.
In order to graduate with the BA degree, students must accumulate a total of 90 credits. Since each semester-long course is worth 3 credits, this means students must pass the equivalent of 30 courses distributed in the ways indicated below (see also diagram on p.35).
In addition to the requirements for the Major, the following information explains the faculty requirements for the degree programme.
mAjors All students must, upon entering the Faculty, declare a major in one of the following subjects. A major is a student’s principal subject of study:
2 Foundation English Language courses 2 Level I Faculty Electives FOUN1210 FOUN1301 Additional Faculty Requirements Research Paper at Level III
French History Linguistics Literatures in English Philosophy Psychology Spanish
Foundation Courses All students entering the Faculty are required to do four (4) Foundation courses for a total of twelve (12) credits by the time they graduate. Although they are all coded as Level I courses, only the Foundation Courses in English Language must be taken at Level I. The others may be taken at Level II.
This means that students must do at least 12 core courses in the subject chosen (e.g. Linguistics) for a total of 36 credits. Courses must be chosen according to the requirements specified by each discipline (see the various Requirements for Majors, in the Majors and Specials section).
NOTE: FOUN0100: Fundamentals of Written English must be taken by students who have not passed, taken, or been exempted from the Proficiency Test in English. This course has no credits.
The Foundation course FOUN1001 is compulsory for students entering the Faculty, unless otherwise specified.
DouBle mAjors Students may choose to do a ‘double major’ within the Faculty, that is, 36 credits (12 courses) in each of two of the subjects listed earlier (e.g.12 courses in Linguistics and 12 courses in Spanish). Students wishing to do a double major involving a major from outside the Faculty must seek special approval from the Dean of each Faculty involved.
Students must also do either FOUN1002 or FOUN1003 as their second Foundation Course in English Language.
In addition, students must do FOUN1210 and FOUN1301, both of which are out-of-faculty courses. Please refer all enquiries for these courses to the relevant Faculty.