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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is Otago's most flexible undergraduate degree programme, enabling students to study from a selection of more than 40 arts and social science subjects, as well as papers offered elsewhere in the University. Academic breadth is complemented by in-depth knowledge gained through majoring in one or two subjects with the option of minors in one or two others. It is normally undertaken over three years of full time or its equivalent in part-time study.

Students are taught by research-active scholars, are expected to undertake a diverse range of learning tasks and are challenged to develop their intellectual independence. Graduates of the programme are well-informed, versatile, independent thinkers with the information literacy, communication, research and interpersonal skills necessary for a career or further academic study. The completed BA is an entry qualification for the PGDipArts in the major subject of the degree.

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Major Subject Areas

For a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, you must major in at least one of the following subjects:

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Minor Subject Areas

Selecting a minor subject is not compulsory and there may be other combinations of papers more appropriate to your degree. There are no particular subject requirements for the other papers of your degree, but if you wish you may have another subject specified as a minor subject in your degree by passing the prescribed papers for any of the listed subjects.

Full list of available minor subject areas.

 

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Anthropology

LevelPapersPoints
100-levelTwo 100-level ANTH and/or ARCH papers36
200-level

Two 200-level ANTH and/or ARCH papers

One further 200- or 300-level ANTH or ARCH paper

BIOA 201  Introduction to Biological Anthropology, may be substituted for one 200-level ANTH or ARCH paper.

36

18

300-level

Four 300-level ANTH and/or ARCH papers

BIOA 301 Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, may be substituted for one 200-level ANTH or ARCH paper.

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Art History and Theory

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

Two 100-level ARTH or VISC papers

Any 100-level HIST paper may be substituted for one ARTH or VISC paper.

36
200-level

Three 200-level ARTH or VISC papers

One paper from ENGL 215 The Anglo-Saxons:An Interdisciplinary Approach, MFCO 201 The History of Film, MFCO 213 Film Genres, or any 200-level HIST or PHIL paper may be substituted for one ARTH paper.

54
300-level

Four 300-level ARTH or VISC papers

One paper from CLAS 335 The Art of Imperial Rome, MFCO 301 Film Theory, PACI 301 Gafa o Tagata Pasifika, or any 300-level HIST or PHIL paper may be substituted for one ARTH paper.

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Asian Studies

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

ASIA 101  Introducing Asia

RELS 102  Hinduism and Buddhism

18

18

200-level

ASIA 201  Asian Popular Cultures, or ASIA 202  Special Topic in Asian Studies

One of ARCH 203, ARTH 223, CHIN 241, CHIN 242, CHIN 243, CHIN 244, CHSX 242, HIST 210, HIST 211, JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244, JAPA 245, MUSI 226

One of
RELS 209, RELS 212, RELS 216, RELS 226, RELS 227, RELX 209, RELX 212, RELX 216, RELX 226, RELX 227           

18

18

 

18

300-level

ASIA 301  Topics in Asian Studies,  or ASIA 302  Special Topic in Asian Studies

One of
CHIN 342 Survey of Chinese Cinema,
CHIN 343 Modern Chinese Literature,
CHIN 344 Chinese Language and Culture,
CHSX 342 Survey of Chinese Cinema,
JAPA 342 Understanding Japanese Culture,
JAPA 343 Issues in Japanese Culture Today,
JAPA 344 Modern Japanese Fiction,
JAPA 345 Modern Japanese Film.

Two of HIST 303, HIST 314, MANT 341, MANT 348, MUSI 326, POLS 318, RELS 309, RELS 310, RELS 312, RELS 316, RELS 326, RELS 327, RELS 328, RELX 316

18

 

18

 

 

 

 
 

36

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Biblical Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

BIBS 112  Interpreting the Old Testament

BIBS 121  Interpreting the New Testament

18

18

200-level

One of
BIBS 211  Old Testament Prophets,
BIBS 213  Hebrew Old Testament Exegesis 2,
BIBS 215  Special Topic: The Bible in Religious Education,
RELS 211  The Dead Sea Scrolls.

One of
BIBS 221  The Gospels,
BIBS 223  Greek New Testament Exegesis 2,
BIBS 224  Special Topic,
BIBS 226  Jesus in the New Testament.

One further paper from
200-level BIBS,
RELS 211  The Dead Sea Scrolls.

18

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

18

300-level

Four 300-level BIBS papers

RELS 311 The Dead Sea Scrolls (Advanced), may be substituted for one paper

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Chinese

Level Papers Points
100-level

Two of
CHIN 131  Introductory Chinese 1,
CHIN 132  Introductory Chinese 2,
ASIA 101  Introducing Asia.

36

200-level

CHIN 231  Intermediate Chinese 1

CHIN 232  Intermediate Chinese 2

One of
CHIN 241  Introduction to Chinese Civilisation,
CHIN 242  Survey of Chinese Cinema,
CHIN 243  Modern Chinese Literature,
CHIN 244  Chinese Language and Culture
CHSX 242  Survey of Chinese Cinema
ASIA 201  Asian Popular Cultures.

18

18

 

18

300-level

CHIN 334  Advanced Chinese 1

CHIN 335  Advanced Chinese 2

Two of
CHIN 342 (or CHSX 342) Survey of Chinese Cinema,
CHIN 343  Modern Chinese Literature,
CHIN 344  Chinese Language and Culture.
ASIA 301  Topics in Asian Studies.

18

18

 

36

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Christian Thought and History

Level Papers Points
100-level

CHTH 102  The History of Christianity

CHTH 111  Doing Theology or CHTH 131  God and Ethics in the Modern World

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level CHTH papers

PHIL 229  Philosophy of Religion, may be substituted for one 200-level CHTH paper

54
300-level Four 300-level CHTH papers 72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Classics (including Classical Studies, Greek and Latin)

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

Two 100-level CLAS, GREK or LATN papers

36
200-level

Three 200-level CLAS, GREK or LATN papers

54
300-level

Four 300-level CLAS, GREK or LATN papers

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Communication Studies

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

MFCO 102  Understanding Contemporary Media

MFCO 103  Introduction to Communication Studies

18

18

200-level

MFCO 202  Theory of Communication Studies

Two of
MFCO 203  Media History,
MFCO 205  Communication Research Methods
MFCO 212  Media and Intercultural Communication,
MFCO 217  Television Studies,
MFCO 251  Television Studio Production,
GEND 205  Gender and the Media.

18

36

300-level

MFCO 303   Advanced Communication Theory

Three of
MFCO 312  Communication and the City,
MFCO 313  Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media,
MFCO 315  Digital Media and Society,
MFCO 317  Digital Culture,
MFCO 320  Irish and Australian Film: Contested Identities,
GEND 305  Gender and the Media.

18

54

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Computer Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 106  Information and Communication in Organisations

COMP 160  General Programming

ENGL 127  Effective Writing

18 100-level MATH, COMO or STAT points

COMP 150  Practical Programming  (recommended)

18

18

18

18

18

200-level

COSC 241  Programming and Problem Solving

COSC 242  Algorithms and Data Structures

COSC 243  Computer Architecture and Operating Systems

COSC 244  Data-communication, Networks, Internet

18

18

18

18

300-level

COSC 326  Effective Programming

Three of
TELE 301  Network Management,
COSC 341  Theory of Computing,
COSC 342  Computer Graphics,
COSC 343  Artificial Intelligence,
COSC 344  Database Theory and Applications,
COSC 345  Software Engineering,
COSC 346  Object-oriented Programming and User Interfaces,
COSC 348  Computing for Bioinformatics,
COSC 360  Computer Game Design

18

54

Plus

126 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

126
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Economics

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

BSNS 104  Principles of Economics 1

ECON 112  Principles of Economics 2

18

18

200-level

ECON 201  Microeconomics, or ECON 271  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 202  Macroeconomics

One further 200-level ECON paper

18

18

18

300-levelFour 300-level ECON papers72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Education

Level Papers Points
100-level

EDUC 101  Education and Society

EDUC 102  Human Development

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level EDUC papers

54

300-level

Four 300-level EDUC or EDUX papers

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in English

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

ENGL 121  English Literature: A Survey; and

One of
ENGL 127  Effective Writing,
ENGL 128  Effective Communication,
ENGL 131  Controversial Classics,
LING 111  Language and its Structure.

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level ENGL papers

EURO 202  The Culture of the European City may be substituted for one 200-level ENGL paper

54
300-level

Four 300-level ENGL papers

EURO 302  The Culture of the European City may be substituted for one 300-level ENGL paper

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in English and Linguistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126 English for University Purposes)

LING 111  Language and Its Structure

18

18

200-level

Two 200-level ENGL papers

LING 214  Syntax

LING 215  Phonology

36

18

18

300-level

Two 300-level ENGL papers

Two 300-level LING papers

36

36

Plus

180 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in European Studies

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

EURO 101  Introduction to European Studies

HIST 108  From Medieval to Modern Europe

One of:
FREN 132  Introductory French 2,
GERM 132  Introductory German 2,
SPAN 132 Introductory Spanish 2 *

* May be replaced with an approved 200- or 300-level FREN, GERM or SPAN paper

18

18

18

200-level

EURO 202  The Culture of the European City

One of ARTH 211, ARTH 212, ARTH 214, ARTH 219, CHTH 202CLAS 232, CLAS 238ENGL 214, ENGL 215, ENGL 218, FREN 243, GERM 242, GERM 243, MUSI 223, MUSI 261SPAN 242, SPAN 243

One of HIST 217, HIST 223, HIST 225, PHIL 221, PHIL 226, PHIL 227, PHIL 228, POLS 204, POLS 216

18

18

 

18

300-level

EURO 304  Europe: Ideas and Nations

One of ARTH 322, ARTH 323, CHTH 302CLAS 337, ENGL 311, ENGL 312, ENGL 313, ENGL 314, ENGL 315, ENGL 317, ENGL 319, ENGL 335, FREN 341, FREN 342, FREN 343GERM 341, GERM 342, GERM 343, MFCO 314, MFCO 316, MUSI 323, MUSI 361SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 347, SPAN 348, VISC 301

One of HIST 301, HIST 307HIST 325, PHIL 321POLS 301, POLS 310, POLS 312, POLS 315

One further 300-level paper from the lists above

18

18

 

 

18

 

18

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Film and Media Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

MFCO 101  Understanding Film

MFCO 102  Understanding Contemporary Media

18

18

200-level

At least one of MFCO 201  The History of Film, MFCO 203  Media History

Two further papers from
200-level MFCO papers,
GEND 205  Gender and the Media.

18

36

300-level

MFCO 301, and three further 300-level MFCO papers;

or MFCO 301  Film Theory, two further 300-level MFCO papers, and GEND 305  Gender and the Media

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in French (for students who have not previously studied French)

Level Papers Points
100-level

FREN 131  Introductory French 1

FREN 132  Introductory French 2

FREN 141  France and the Francophone World

18

18

18

200-level

FREN 232  Intermediate French

FREN 233  French for Professional Purposes

FREN 243  Francophone Women Writers

18

18

18

300-level

FREN 333  Advanced French 1

FREN 334  Advanced French 2

FREN 341  Topics in French

FREN 342  French Culture in the Seventeenth Century, or FREN 343  The French Enlightenment

18

18

18

18

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in French (for students with an appropriate level of French language)

Level Papers Points
100-level

FREN 141  France and the Francophone World

18
200-level

FREN 232  Intermediate French

FREN 233  French for Professional Purposes

FREN 243  Francophone Women Writers

18

18

18

300-level

FREN 333  Advanced French 1

FREN 334  Advanced French 2

FREN 335  Advanced French 3

FREN 336  Advanced French 4

FREN 341  Topics in French

FREN 342   French Culture in the Seventeenth Century, or FREN 343  The French Enlightenment

18

18

18

18

18

18

Plus

180 further points; must include 18 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

A short interview or placement test will be held during Course Approval in order to place students in the paper appropriate to their knowledge of the language.

FREN 232 normally taken in first year, FREN 333 and FREN 334 in second year, FREN 335 and FREN 336 in third year.

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Gender Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

GEND 101  Gender

GEND 102  Bodies, Sexualities and Selves

18

18

200-level

GEND 201  Introduction to Feminist Theory

One of
GEND 205  Gender and the Media
GEND 207  Masculinities
GEND 208  Governing Bodies

and one of
ANTH 205  Contemporary Pacific Cultures
CLTE 204  Dress and Society
GEOG 210  Social Geography
HIST 226   Cultures of Colonialism: The North American West
MFCO 212 Media and Intercultural Communication
RELS 209  The Body in Asian Religions
SOCI 205  Social Inequality
VISC 201  History of Photography

18

18

 

 18

300-level

GEND 306  Gender, Work and Consumer Culture

Two of
GEND 305  Gender and the Media
GEND 307  Masculinities
GEND 308  Governing Bodies

and one of
ANTH 316, ANTH 322, ANTH 327, ARTH 314, ARTH 320, EDUC 318, ENGL 331, HIST 327, MFCO 301, RELS 309, SOCI 302, SOCI 305

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Geography

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

GEOG 101  Physical Geography

GEOG 102  Human Geography

18

18

200-level

GEOG 280  Research Methodology in Human Geography

Two further 200-level GEOG papers (excluding GEOG 290)

18

36

300-level

GEOG 380  Field Research Studies

Three further 300-level GEOG papers

18

54

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in German (for students who have not previously studied German)

Level Papers Points
100-level

GERM 131  Introductory German 1

GERM 132  Introductory German 2

GERM 141  Excursions

18

18

18

200-level

GERM 230  German Language 3

GERM 231  Intermediate German 1

GERM 242  Passages 1

GERM 243  Passages 2

18

18

18

18

300-level

GERM 331  Intermediate German 2

Three of
GERM 333  German for Professional Purposes,
GERM 342  Passages 1,
GERM 343  Passages 2,
MFCO 316  German Cinema.

18

54

Plus

162 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in German (for students with an appropriate level of German language)

Level Papers Points
100-level

GERM 141  Excursions

18
200-level

GERM 231  Intermediate German 1

GERM 242  Passages 1

GERM 243  Passages 2

18

18

18

300-level

GERM 331  Intermediate German 2

GERM 334  Advanced German 1

GERM 335  Advanced German 2

Two of
GERM 333  German for Professional Purposes,
GERM 342  Passages 1,
GERM 343  Passages 2,
MFCO 316  German Cinema.

18

18

18

36

Plus

198 further points; must include 30 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

 A short interview or placement test will be held during Course Approval in order to place students in the paper appropriate to their knowledge of the language. GERM 141 and GERM 231 normally taken in first year, GERM 331 in second year, GERM 334 and GERM 335 in third year

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in History

Level Papers Points
100-level

Two 100-level HIST papers

Any 100-level ARTH or VISC paper may be substituted for one 100-level HIST paper.

36
200-level

Three 200-level HIST papers

Any 200-level ARTH or VISC paper, CHTH 206, The Reformation, ENVI 211 Environmental History of New Zealand, ENGL 215 The Anglo-Saxons: An Interdisciplinary Approach, or MAOR 207 Ngā Kōrero Nehe - Tribal Histories, may be substituted for one 200-level HIST paper.

54

300-level

Four 300-level HIST papers 

Any 300-level ARTH or VISC paper or MAOR 307 Te Tūtakitanga o Ngā Ao e Rua, may be substituted for one 300-level HIST paper.

72

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Human Services*

* No new enrolments will be accepted for Human Services as a major or minor subject.

Level Papers Points
100-level

SOWK 111  Working with People: the New Zealand Context

SOWK 114*

EDUC 102  Human Development, or PSYC 112  Human Thought and Behaviour

One of ANTH 103, ANTH 105, BSNS 105ECON 112, ENVI 111, GEND 101, GEND 102, GEOG 102, MANT 102, MAOR 102, MAOR 110, PACI 101, POLS 102, POLS 103, SOCI 101 (or LAWS 101 - 36 points)

18

18

18

18

200-level

Three of
SOWK 233  Families and Change in New Zealand,
SOWK 234  Community Dynamics and Services,
SOWK 235  New Zealand Social Services Analysis and Theory,
SOWK 236  The Treaty and Social Services.

54
300-level

SOWK 315*

SOWK 316*

SOWK 318*

SOWK 319*

Note:*These papers are no longer offered.

18

18

18

18

Plus

162 further points (or 144 points if LAWS 101 taken); must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

162
Total   360

Note: Requirements for this major subject are under review. For further information please contact the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Indigenous Development  / He Kura Matanui

 

Level Papers Points
100-level

MAOR 102  Māori Society

MAOR 110  Introduction to Conversational Māori

18

18

200-level

MAOR 202  Māori and Tikanga

Any two of ANTH 205, ANTH 206, ARCH 201, ARCH 204GEOG 278, HEAL 203, HIST 223, HIST 226, MAOR 203, MAOR 204MAOR 207, MAOR 208, MAOR 210, MAOR 211, MAOR 212, MAOR 213, MFCO 212, PACI 201, PACI 210, POLS 202, POLS 207, SPAN 243

Approved papers may be drawn fom those offered by other Divisions.

18

36

300-level

MAOR 302  Whakapapa and Marae

Any three of ARCH 301, ECON 303, ENGL 332, GEOG 378, HIST 327, MANT 341, MAOR 303, MAOR 304, MAOR 307, MAOR 308, MAOR 310, MAOR 311, MAOR 312, MAOR 313, MAOR 316, MART 305, MFCO 318, PACI 301, PACI 310, PHSE 320, SPAN 343, TOUR 301, TOUR 306

18

54

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts (See Note below).

198
Total   360

Note: Approved papers may be drawn from those offered by other Divisions. 300-level papers selected should be consistent with interdisciplinary choices at 200-level. 

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Information Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 106  Information and Communication in Organisations

COMP 150  Practical Programming, or COMP 160  General Programming

18

18

200-level

INFO 211  Systems Analysis, Design and Modelling

INFO 213  Business ICT Strategy

INFO 214  Business ICT Infrastructure

INFO 221  Application Software Development

18

18

18

18

300-level

INFO 312  Information Systems Development Project

Two of
INFO 321 Enterprise Data Management,
INFO 322 Information Systems Strategy and Governance,
INFO 323 Distributed Information Systems,
INFO 324 Adaptive Business Intelligence.

One further 300-level INFO paper or SENG 301 Software Project Management, or TELE 302 Network Design or TELE 303  Wireless Communications

18

 

36

 

 18

Plus

180 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Islamic Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

RELS 101  Judaism, Christianity and Islam

ANTH 105  Global and local Cultures

18

18

200-level

Three of RELS 207, RELS 234, POLS 210, POLS 214

54

300-level

Four of RELS 323, RELS 324, RELS 334, HIST 303, POLS 310

72

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

Note: New enrolments will not normally be accepted for this major subject.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Japanese (for students who have not previously studied Japanese)

Level Papers Points
100-level Two of
JAPA 131  Introductory Japanese 1,
JAPA 132  Introductory Japanese 2,
ASIA 101  Introducing Asia
36
200-level

JAPA 231  Intermediate Japanese

JAPA 233  Business and Professional Japanese

One of
JAPA 242  Understanding Japanese Culture,
JAPA 243  Issues in Japanese Culture Today,
JAPA 244  Modern Japanese Fiction,
JAPA 245  Modern Japanese Film,
JAPA 251  The Structure of the Japanese Language

18

18

 

18

300-level

JAPA 331  Advanced Japanese 1

JAPA 332  Advanced Japanese 2

Two of
JAPA 342  Understanding Japanese Culture,
JAPA 343  Issues in Japanese Culture Today,
JAPA 344  Modern Japanese Fiction,
JAPA 345  Modern Japanese Film

18

18

 

36

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Japanese (for students with an appropriate level of Japanese language)

Level Papers Points
100-level ASIA 101  Introducing Asia 18
200-level

JAPA 231  Intermediate Japanese

JAPA 233  Business and Professional Japanese

One of
JAPA 242  Understanding Japanese Culture,
JAPA 243  Issues in Japanese Culture Today,
JAPA 244  Modern Japanese Fiction,
JAPA 245  Modern Japanese Film,
JAPA 251  The Structure of the Japanese Language.

18

18

 

18

300-level

JAPA 331  Advanced Japanese 1

JAPA 332  Advanced Japanese 2

JAPA 334  Advanced Japanese 3

Two of
JAPA 342 Understanding Japanese Culture,
JAPA 343  Issues in Japanese Culture Today,
JAPA 344  Modern Japanese Fiction,
JAPA 345  Modern Japanese Film.

18

18

18

 

36

Plus

198 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Language and Linguistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

LING 111  Language and Its Structure

Two 100-level papers in one of the following languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Māori, Spanish

18

36

200-level

LING 214  Syntax

LING 215  Phonology

Two 200-level papers in the language taken at 100-level

18

18

36

300-level

Two 300-level LING papers

Two 300-level papers in the language taken at 200-level

36

36

Plus

162 further points; must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

Note: In the case of Māori language, students will take MAOR 131, MAOR 231, and MAOR 331 at 100-, 200-, and 300-level respectively.

162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Linguistics

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

LING 111  Language and its Structure

One of
LING 112  Social Aspects of Language,
MAOR 110  Introduction to Conversational Māori,
MFCO 103  Introduction to Communication Studies
or one 100-level paper in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish

18

18

200-level

LING 214  Syntax

LING 215  Phonology

One further 200-level LING paper

18

18

18

300-levelFour 300-level LING papers72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Māori Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

MAOR 102  Maori Society

MAOR 111  Te Kākano 1

MAOR 112  Te Kākano 2

18

18

18

200-level

MAOR 211  Te Pihinga 1

MAOR 212  Te Pihinga 2

One further paper from 200-level MAOR, PACI 201

18

18

18

300-level

MAOR 311  Te Māhuri 1

MAOR 312  Te Māhuri 2

36 further points from 300-level MAOR papers

PACI 301 may be substituted for 18 300-level MAOR points.

18

18

36

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

Note: Note: Students will be placed in MAOR language papers appropriate to their knowledge of Mäori. A first year student placed in the 200-level or 300-level language paper will still have to pass MAOR papers worth at least 162 points in order to major in Mäori Studies.

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Mathematics

Level Papers Points
100-level

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics, or an approved 200-level STAT paper

COMO 101 Computational Mathematics, recommended (compulsory for Computational Mathematics specialisation)

18

18

18

 

18

200-level

MATH 201  Real Analysis 

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

Further papers for one of the specialisations listed below:
Applied Mathematics
One 200-level MATH paper, (MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables recommended)

Computational Mathematics
MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variable
MATH 262  Ordinary Differential Equations
COMO 201  Applied Computational Modelling

Pure Mathematics
One 200-level MATH paper, (MATH 203 Calculus of Several Variables recommended)

18

18

 

18

 

54

 

 

18

300-level

Four 300-level MATH or COMO papers, including those specified for one of the specialisations listed below:
Applied Mathematics
Two of
MATH 304  Partial Differential Equations,
MATH 306  Geometry of Curves and Surfaces,
MATH 361  Numerical Analysis.

Computational Mathematics
MATH 361  Numerical Analysis
COMO 301  Modelling 1

Pure Mathematics
Two of
MATH 301  Hilbert Spaces,
MATH 302  Complex Analysis,
MATH 342  Modern Algebra.

72
Plus

126 or 162 further points, depending on specialisation; total programme must include at least 180 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

126 or 162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Music

Level Papers Points
100-level

MUSI 101  Materials of Music 1

One of
MUSI 102 Music in Western Culture,
MUSI 103 Music in Popular Culture,
MUSI 104 Music in World Cultures.

18

18

200-level

MUSI 201  Materials Of Music 2

36 further MUSI points at 200-level or above

18

36

300-level 72 300-level MUSI points 72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Pacific Islands Studies

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

PACI 101  Pacific Societies

One of ANTH 103, ANTH 105, MAOR 102, MFCO 102, PACI 102, PACI 103

18

18

200-level

PACI 201 Tagata Pasifika

ARCH 204 Pacific Archaeology

One of ANTH 205, GEOG 278, HIST 208, MAOR 207, MFCO 212, MUSI 228, PACI 210, or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR

18

18

18

300-level

PACI 301 Gafa o Tagata Pasifika

Three of ANTH 316, GEOG 378, HIST 337, MAOR 307, MUSI 328, PACI 310, or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR

18

54

 

198 further points; must include 54 further points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

 

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Philosophy

LevelPapersPoints
100-levelTwo 100-level PHIL papers36
200-level

Two 200-level PHIL papers

One further PHIL paper at 200-level or above

One of ARTH 211  Paris: Twentieth-Century Painting and Theory, GEND 201  Introduction to Feminist Theory, POLS 202  Theories of Justice, or PSYC 204  Justice, Race and Class, may be substituted for one 200-level PHIL paper

36

18

300-level

Four 300-level PHIL papers (or three 300-level PHIL papers and one 400-level PHIL paper)

One of ARTH 313  Perspective: Theory and Philosophy, BITC 301 Bioethics, or POLS 301  Power and Liberty, may be substituted for one 300-level PHIL paper

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

BSNS 104  Principles of Economics 1

ECON 112  Principles of Economics 2

One 100-level PHIL paper (PHIL 103  Ethical Issues, recommended)

One 100-level POLS paper (POLS 102   New Zealand Politics - Introduction, recommended)

18

18

18

18

200-level

ECON 201  Microeconomics or ECON 271  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

One further 200-level ECON paper

Two 200-level PHIL papers

Two 200-level POLS papers

18

18

36

36

300-level

Six 300-level ECON, PHIL or POLS papers including at least two papers in two of the subjects and at least one paper in the third subject.

108

Plus72 further points which may be taken from outside Arts72
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Politics

Level Papers Points
100-level Two 100-level POLS papers 36
200-level

Two 200-level POLS papers

One further POLS paper at 200-level or above

One of GEND 201  Introduction to Feminist Theory, GEND 208  Governing Bodies, HEAL 203  Health Policy and Politics, PHIL 227  Morality and Politics:Hobbes to Hume, PHIL 228  Ethics, or PSYC 204  Justice, Race and Class, may be substituted for one 200-level POLS paper

36

18

300-level

Four 300-level POLS papers

Every programme must include one of POLS 102  New Zealand Politics- Introduction, POLS 207  Environmental Politics, POLS 213  New Zealand Foreign Policy, POLS 215  Mass Media and Modern Politics, POLS 221  New Zealand Political Parties and Elections, POLS 303  New Zealand's Political Economy, or POLS 319  Treaty Politics, POLS 321  Government and Public Policy

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Psychology

Level Papers Points
100-level

PSYC 111  Brain and Behaviour

PSYC 112  Human Thought and Behaviour

STAT 110   Statistical Methods (recommended)

18

18

18

200-level

PSYC 210  Principles of Psychological Research

PSYC 211  Brain and Cognition

PSYC 212  Social and Applied Psychology

18

18

18

300-level

Four of
PSYC 313  Cognition and Neuropsychology
PSYC 315  Social Psychology,
PSYC 317  Biopsychology,
PSYC 318  Developmental Psychology,
PSYC 319  Comparative Cognition,
PSYC 321  Special Topic,
PSYC 323  Sensation and Perception,
PSYC 325  Psychology on Legal Contexts,
PSYC 326  Cognitive Engineering,
PSYC 327  Psychology of Language.

Students intending to advance to postgraduate study should also take PSYC 311  Quantitative Methods

72
Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Religious Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

RELS 101  Judaism, Christianity and Islam

RELS 102  Hinduism and Buddhism

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level RELS papers

PHIL 229  Philosophy of Religion, may be substituted for one 200-level RELS paper

54
300-level

Four 300-level RELS papers

BIBS 317  God, Suffering and Justice, may be substituted for one paper

72
Plus

198 further points; must include 18 pointsin BIBS or CHTH and 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

Note: Every programme must also include at least one BIBS or CHTH paper.

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Sociology

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

SOCI 101  Sociology of New Zealand Society

SOCI 102  Cultural and Social Identities

18

18

200-level

SOCI 201  Scoiological Research in Practice

Two further 200-level SOCI papers, one of which may be replaced with any 200-level GEND paper, or PHSE 206  Sociology of Sport

18

36

300-level

SOCI 301  Mixed Methods

Three further 300-level SOCI papers, one of which may be replaced with any 300-level GEND paper, or PHSE 338 Advanced Sociology of Sport.

18

 54

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Spanish

Level Papers Points
100-level

SPAN 131  IntroductorySpanish 1

SPAN 132  Introductory Spanish 2

SPAN 141  Introduction to Hispanic Culture

18

18

18

200-level

SPAN 231  Intermediate Spanish 1

SPAN 232  Intermediate Spanish 2

One of
SPAN 233  Business Spanish,
SPAN 242  Spanish Culture and Literature,
SPAN 243  Latin American Culture and Literature

18

18

18

300-level

SPAN 331  Advanced Spanish 1

SPAN 332  Advanced Spanish 2

Two of
SPAN 341  Special Topic in Hispanic Studies,
SPAN 342  The Spanish Civil War and Historical Memory,
SPAN 343  Latin American Popular Culture,
SPAN 347  19th Century Latin American Literature,
SPAN 348  Poetry and Dictatorship in 20th Century Latin America.

18

18

 

36

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Statistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

Statistics

STAT 110   Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

or

Applied Statistics

STAT 110  Statistical Methods or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

 

18

18

18

 

 

18

18

18

200-level

Statistics

STAT 261  Probability and Inference 1

Two further STAT papers at 200-level or above

MATH 202  Linear Algebra or MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

or

Applied Statistics

STAT 241  Regression and Modelling 1

Two STAT papers at 200-level or above

 

18

36

18

 

 

18

36

300-level

Statistics

STAT 362  Probability and Inference 2

STAT 380  Statistical Computing

Two further STAT papers at 300-level or above

or

Applied Statistics

STAT 341  Regression and Modelling 2

STAT 380  Statistical Computing

Two STAT papers at 300-level or above

 

18

18

36

 

 

18

18

36

Plus

Either 162 (Statistics) or 180 (Applied Statistics) further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

Other approved paper(s) may be substituted for up to two 200- or 300-level STAT papers

Applied Statistics students who are not also enrolled for another degree programme must fulfil the requirements for an approved minor subject

162

or

180

Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Theatre Studies

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

THEA 122  Drama on Stage and Screen

THEA 151  Improvisation

THEA 152  Theatre Technology

Note: THEA 152 should normally be taken in the first or second year of the programme.

18

18

18

200-level

THEA 221  Truth and Representation in the Theatre

Two further 200-level THEA papers

MUSI 265  Music and Theatre, may be substituted for one THEA paper

18

36

300-level

Four 300-level THEA papers, including at least one of:
THEA 322 Australian and New Zealand Theatre,
THEA 323 Performance Research,
THEA 324 Aspects of Modern Drama and Theatre,
THEA 325 Radical theatre in Context, 1880-2000.

MUSI 365  Music and Theatre, may be substituted for one THEA paper

72

 

 

Plus

180 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Visual Culture

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

VISC 101  Introduction to Visual Culture

At least one of
ARTH 114  Interpreting Artworks,
MFCO 101  Understanding Film,
or any 100-level HIST paper.

18

18

200-level

VISC 201  History of Photography

Two of
200-level ARTH, HIST or MFCO papers,
ASIA 201  Special Topic in Asian Studies,
ENGL 218  Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen,
EURO 202  The Culture of the European City,
GEND 205  Gender and the Media,
MUSI 261  Music and Visual Culture,
RELS 218  Religion and the Internet,
THEA 221  Truth and Representation in the Theatre.

18

36

300-level

VISC 301  Theories and Debates

One of
CHIN 342  Survey of Chinese Cinema,
JAPA 345  Modern Japanese Film,
MFCO 314  French Cinema,
MFCO 316  German Cinema,
MFCO 318  Indigenous Representation and Cinema(s),
MFCO 319  Contemporary American Cinema,
SPAN 343  Latin American Popular Culture.

One 300-level ARTH paper

One further paper from
300-level ARTH, HIST or MFCO papers,
EURO 302  The Culture of the European City,
GEND 305  Gender and the Media
MUSI 361  Music and Visual Culture,
MUSI 366  Film Music
THEA 325  Radical Theatre in Context, 1880-2000

18

 

18

 

 

 

 

18

18

Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Performing Arts Studies

No new enrolments are being accepted for the BA majoring in Performing Arts Studies
A new Bachelor of Performing Arts programme will be offered for the first time in 2014.

Level Papers Points
100-level

PERF 101 (this paper is no longer offered)

One of MUSI 103, MUSI 104, MUSI 132, MUSI 133, MUSI 140*, MUSI 141*, MUSI 145*, MUSI 146*, MUSI 156*, MUSI 185, MAOR 108PACI102

PHSE 115  Fundamentals of Dance, or PHSE 116  Elements of Dance

One of THEA 122, THEA 151, THEA 152, THEA 153, DESN 101

It is strongly recommended that THEA 153 be taken concurrently with PERF 101.

* Audition required for entry; consult Department of Music for further information

18

18

 

18

18

200-level

PERF 201  Performing Arts Integrations

One of MUSI 225, MUSI 226, MUSI 228, MUSI 265, MUSI 266, MUSI 269, MUSI 285, MAOR 208, PHSE 235

One of
THEA 221  Truth and Representation in the Theatre,
THEA 251  Mask and Scenario,
THEA 252  The Actor's Imagination,
THEA 253  Bi-cultural Theatre,
THEA 256  Design for Theatre and Performance

18

18

 

18

300-level

PERF 301  Performance Project

54 300-level MAOR (MAOR 308 only), MUSI, PHSE (Dance Studies papers only) or THEA points

18

54

Plus

144 further points; must include at least 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

Note: No new students will be accepted in 2013 for Performing Arts Studies as a major or minor subject. Returning or recommencing students who require PERF 201 and/or 301 must complete those papers in 2013. For advice on future study options, please consult Theatre Studies staff (theatre.studies@otago.ac.nz).

144
Total   360

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every degree programme

    1. shall consist of papers worth not less than 360 points,
    2. shall include at least 180 points for papers above 100-level, of which at least 72 points shall be for papers above 200-level,
    3. shall satisfy the requirements for at least one of the major subjects listed above. No paper above 200-level may count for more than one Major Subject Requirement,
    4. may include one or more optional minor subjects listed via the link above. No paper may count for both a Major and a Minor Subject Requirement or for more than one Minor Subject Requirement unless that paper is at 100- or 200-level and is specified as compulsory for both Requirements,
    5. may include papers which are not listed in Arts and Music Schedule C
      1. up to 90 points; or
      2. as specified in Major Subject Requirements; or
      3. as specified in the Minor Subject Requirements.

  2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).
    2. A candidate with outstanding results in a subject prior to entering the University may be permitted by the Head of Department concerned to enrol for a paper at 200-level without having satisfied the normal prerequisites. In such cases the candidate shall not be credited with the prerequisite papers, but shall be exempted from including those papers in a Major Subject Requirement. A candidate may not, having passed any such paper at 200-level, enrol subsequently for any paper for which the exemption has been given.

  3. Cross Credits

    A candidate who is enrolled for the degree concurrently with another degree, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with the other, may cross credit 100- and 200-level papers which are common to both degrees up to a maximum of 126 points where the other degree is a three-year degree and up to a maximum of 180 points where the other degree is longer than a three-year degree.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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