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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

Level Papers Points
100-level Two 100-level ANTH and/or ARCH papers 36
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 300-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 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

Level Papers Points
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, HIST 210, HIST 211, JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244, JAPA 245, MUSI 226

One of:
RELS 209 The Body in Asian Religions
RELS 212 Love and Heroism: Religions of South India
RELS 216 Zen Buddhism
RELS 226 Mahayana Buddhism
RELS 227 Buddhist Thought

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
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

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

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

BIBS 112  Interpreting the Old Testament

BIBS 121  Interpreting the New Testament

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level BIBS papers, one of which may be replaced with a 200-level CHTH paper

54

300-level

Four 300-level BIBS papers, one of which may be replaced with a 300-level CHTH 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

LevelPapersPoints
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
ASIA 201  Asian Popular Cultures

18

18

 

18

300-level

CHIN 334  Advanced Chinese 1

CHIN 335  Advanced Chinese 2

Two of:
CHIN 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

LevelPapersPoints
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, one of which may be replaced with a 200-level BIBS paper

54
300-levelFour 300-level CHTH papers, one of which may be replaced with a 300-level BIBS paper72
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)

Level Papers Points
100-level

Any two CLAS, GREK or LATN 100-level papers

36
200-level

Any three CLAS, GREK or LATN 200-level papers

54
300-level

Any four papers from CLAS, GREK or LATN 300-level papers, PHIL 335

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

Level Papers Points
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 220  Writing for the Media
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
MFCO 321  Strategic Communication
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

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

BSNS 106  Information and Communication in Organisations

COMP 160  General Programming

ENGL 127  Effective Writing

One of MATH 151, MATH 160, MATH 170, COMO 101, STAT 110, STAT 115, BSNS 102, FINQ 102, or an approved alternative

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

Level Papers Points
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-level Four 300-level ECON 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 Education

LevelPapersPoints
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 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

Level Papers Points
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 302, CLAS 337, CLAS 343, 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

LevelPapersPoints
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  Film and Media Theory

Three further papers from 300-level MFCO papers, 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 French (for students who have not previously studied French)

LevelPapersPoints
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 241  France and the Francophone World 2

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)

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

FREN 141  France and the Francophone World

18
200-level

FREN 232  Intermediate French

FREN 233  French for Professional Purposes

FREN 241  France and the Francophone World 2

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 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

18

 

36

 

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 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 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 Indigenous Development  / He Kura Matanui

Level Papers Points
100-level

MAOR 102  Māori Society

MAOR 110  Introduction to Conversational Māori

PACI 101  Pacific Societies

18

18

18

200-level

MAOR 202  Māori and Tikanga

PACI 201  Tagata Pasifika

And one 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 210, POLS 202, POLS 207, SPAN 243

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

18

18

18

300-level

MAOR 302  Whakapapa and Marae

And 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

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

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

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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  Mobile Systems

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; also see below

18

200-level

Three of RELS 207, RELS 222, RELS 234, POLS 210, POLS 214; also see below

54

300-level

Four of RELS 322, RELS 323, RELS 324, RELS 334, HIST 303, POLS 310; also see below

With approval from the Head of the Department of Theology and Religion, POLS 420 may be substituted for one 300-level paper.

72

Plus

216 further points, including ARAB 131 or any further paper from the list above; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

216
Total   360

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

LevelPapersPoints
100-levelTwo 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

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
JAPA 351  The Structure of the Japanese Language

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)

LevelPapersPoints
100-levelASIA 101  Introducing Asia18
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

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
JAPA 351  The Structure of the Japanese Language

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, Māori Language (MAOR 111, MAOR 112), 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

LevelPapersPoints
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

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: Students will be placed in MAOR language papers appropriate to their knowledge of Māori. 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 Māori Studies.

180
Total 360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Mathematics

LevelPapersPoints
100-level

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

STAT 110  Statistical Methods, or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics, (or STAT 261 Probability and Inference 1, in approved cases)

18

18

18

200-level

MATH 201  Real Analysis 

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203 Calculus of Several Variables

18

18

18

300-level

Four 300-level MATH or COMO papers

72
Plus

180 further points; must include at least 180 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 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

Level Papers Points
100-level

PACI 101  Pacific Societies

One of:
ANTH 103  Anthropology, Culture and Society
ANTH 105  Global and Local Cultures
MAOR 102  Māori Society
MFCO 102  Understanding Contemporary Media
PACI 102  Pacific Dance: An Introduction
PACI 103  Languages and Cultures of the Pacific: An Introduction

18

18

200-level

PACI 201 Tagata Pasifika

ARCH 204 Pacific Archaeology

One of:
ANTH 205  Contemporary Pacific Cultures
GEOG 278  Geographies of the South Pacific
HIST 208  Pacific Islands to c. 1900
MAOR 207  Ngā Kōrero Nehe - Tribal Histories
MFCO 212  Media and Intercultural Communication
MUSI 228  Music in Pacific Cultures
PACI 210  Special Topic

or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR, PACI

18

18

18

300-level

PACI 301 Gafa o Tagata Pasifika

Three of:
ANTH 316  Labour and Society
GEOG 378  Geographies of the South Pacific
HIST 337  Environmental History of the Pacific
MAOR 307  Te Tūtakitanga o Ngā Ao e Rua
MUSI 328  Music in Pacific Cultures (Advanced)
PACI 310  Special Topic: Sino Pasifika - Pacific Bodies

or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, ARCH, ARTH, CHTH, GEOG, HIST, MAOR, PACI

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

Level Papers Points
100-level Two 100-level PHIL papers 36
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, CLAS 340  Love, Death and the Good Life: Socrates and Plato, 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

Level Papers Points
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.

CLAS 340 may be substituted for one 300-level PHIL paper.

108

Plus 72 further points which may be taken from outside Arts 72
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

72
Plus

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

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

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

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Psychology

LevelPapersPoints
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

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 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  Introductory Spanish 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-levelOne 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

Three further 300-level THEA papers

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

18
 

 

 

54

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
CLAS 343  Archaeology and the Fall of the Roman Empire
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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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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