We have recently completed a review of the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) (BAdvHum(Hons)) and have made some changes to this program for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021

Some of the changes were made to standardise aspects of UQ undergraduate programs. Other changes were made to ensure that we have a sustainable suite of program, plan and course offerings. When viewing the course list on the Programs and Courses website, you can change which year you are viewing using the dropdown box near the top right of the list to compare the 2021 BAdvHum(Hons) with the pre-2021 program.

As a continuing student, your choice of plans (Majors, Extended Majors) will determine to what extent you are affected by these changes, but please be assured that you will be able to complete the plans you have commenced and you will not be affected by any substantive change to the structure of the program as a whole.

We are here to help you plan your enrolment for 2021.

5. Frequently asked questions

How can I view the course lists from previous years, and for 2021?

When viewing the 2020 BAdvHum(Hons) course list on the Programs and Courses website, you can change which year you are viewing using the dropdown box near the top right of the list to compare the 2021 BAdvHum(Hons) with the pre-2021 program.

My BAdvHum (Hons) Extended Major is no longer offered from 2021, can I still complete it?

Yes!  If you commenced your plan prior to 2021 you can complete the plan, guided by the courses included on the pre-2021 course list and recommendations on alternative courses in section 4.

My BAdvHum (Hons) plan course list has changed.  Do I follow the old or new course list?

You can choose courses from either list but you must ensure you are completing the required core courses and sufficient level 2 and level 3 courses. Please refer to section 3 for further details.    

A compulsory course/s in my plan is no longer offered, can I still complete my plan?

Yes. In the majority of situations we have listed the approved alternative course/s in section 3 or 4 above (depending on whether your plan is still offered in 2021).  

The approved replacement course for my compulsory course/s does not work in my situation, what do I do now?

If the recommended replacement course/s do not work in your situation (e.g. it won’t be offered again before you are due to graduate, or you are unable to meet the prerequisites), please contact our Student Admin team so we can find an alternative solution for you (such as a variation request). 

How do new courses fit into my old plan course list?

If your plan has been discontinued, please see the completion planner in section 4. 

If your plan is still offered in 2021, you can fit new courses into your old course list if they are at the appropriate level. For example, if you have space for 2 units of optional level 3 courses, you can choose to take a new level 3 course to fill that requirement. Also refer to section 3.

What if there are ‘leftover’ courses when I try to fit my old courses in the new course list? 

If a course fits into your old list, we will try to make sure it fits into your new list.  If it isn’t clear where a course should be counted, please contact the Student Administration team.  

There is a new course that seems very similar to a discontinued course, why is that?

Some courses that have been discontinued have been redesigned – perhaps to be offered at a different year level than before, or to incorporate content from another discontinued course.  If the old and new courses are very similar, they will be marked as incompatible (Inc) meaning you cannot take both.  Sometimes the redesigned course is the approved replacement for the discontinued course, sometimes it isn’t – please refer to plan-specific Faculty advice in sections 3 and 4. 

My compulsory course/s is now offered in a different semester and I can’t fit it in before I expect to graduate, what are my options?

Sometimes there is more than one alternative course, including at least one course in each semester. If there is only one alternative course, but taking it would affect your expected graduation semester, please apply for a variation to your program/plan

What kind of program design changes have been made? 

Some of the changes were made to standardise UQ programs, such as making sure a ‘Major’ in each program always means 16 units and ensuring students were completing at least 8 units of level 3 courses in a 3- year Bachelor program. View the full Program Design Policy.

Will any of the discontinued courses/plans ever be offered again? 

Possibly. The popularity of fields of study vary over time.  If demand for a particular study area or plan increases, the School that teaches in that area can propose to (re)introduce  plans/courses.