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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))

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Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) degree is an academically demanding programme. 

The aim of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) is to help students become highly skilled, versatile, independent thinkers with the research experience, information literacy, communication and interpersonal skills necessary for an advanced professional career or further academic study at the Master's or PhD level.

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Subject Information

The degree may be awarded in any one of the subjects, or in any approved combination of the subjects, listed below:

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Anthropology

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Art History and Theory

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Biblical Studies

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  • BIBS 490  Dissertation, or BIBX 490  Dissertation; and

  • Three further 400-level BIBS or BIBX papers.

    One 400-level CHTH, CHTX, MINX, PASX, RELS or RELX paper may be substituted for one 400-level BIBS or BIBX paper

    Prerequisites: 36 points of either Greek or Hebrew language (or other combinations of papers comprising one year of Greek or Hebrew language study)

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours BA(Hons) in Chinese

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

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Classics (including Classical Studies, Greek and Latin)

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) majoring in Communication Studies

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Computer Science

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Economics

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  • ECON 490  Econometric Methods and Dissertation,
    ECON 401  Advanced Economic Theory; and

  • Two of
    ECON 402  Growth, Institutions and Development,
    ECON 403  Monetary Economics,
    ECON 404  International Economics,
    ECON 405  The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice,
    ECON 406  Labour and Population Economics,
    ECON 407  Special Topics in Advanced Economics.

    Prerequisites:
    ECON 371  Microeconomic Theory,
    ECON 375  Econometrics,
    ECON 376  Macroeconomic Theory; and
    one further 300-level ECON paper; and
    one further 300-level paper.

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Education

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in English

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Film and Media Studies

  • MFCO 490  Dissertation; and

  • MFCO 401  Advanced Media, Film and Communication Theory; and

  • Two further 400-level MFCO papers, or other approved papers.

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in French

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Gender Studies

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Geography

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in German

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in History

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Indigenous Development / He Kura Matanui

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Information Science

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Japanese

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Linguistics

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Māori Studies

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Mathematics

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Music

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Pacific Islands Studies

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  • PACI 490  Dissertation; and

  • MAOR 414  He Pūkōrero - Theory and Research Methodologies; and

  • Two further 400-level papers, including at least one PACI or PACX paper, from
    ANTH 416  Anthropology and Development
    ENGL 478  A Topic in Post-Colonial Literatures
    HIST 408  Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific
    MAOR 407 or MAOX 407  Presenting Pacific Histories
    PACI 401  Tinā Pasifika  or PACX 401  Polynesian Women
    PACI 402  Resource Conservation and Management in the Pacific
    PACX 410  Special Topic
    POLS 419  Conflicts, Crises and NZ Foreign Policy in the Pacific
    or other approved papers relevant to Pacific Islands

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Philosophy

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Politics

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Religious Studies

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Sociology

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Spanish

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Statistics

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Theatre Studies

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  • THEA 490  Dissertation, or THEA 451  Advanced Directing: and

  • Four further 400-level THEA papers.

    An approved paper may be substituted for one 400-level THEA paper

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons))

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate 300-level papers;
      2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree;
      3. have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the degree.
    3. A student enrolled for a postgraduate diploma programme may not be admitted retrospectively and transfer to an Honours programme unless he or she would have been eligible for admission at the commencement of the programme and the structure and duration of the postgraduate diploma programme are identical to those for the Honours programme.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The degree may be awarded in any one of the subjects, or in an approved combination of subjects (Combined Honours), listed above.

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned as listed above.
    2. With the permission of the Heads of Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
    3. A student who has obtained the degree in one subject may become a candidate for the degree in any other subject.
    4. The research report must be submitted by 1 June or 1 November of the semester in which the programme is completed.

  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  5. Duration of the Programme

    A candidate shall complete the requirements for the degree in one academic year of full-time study following admission to the Honours programme.

  6. Level of Award of the Degree

    1. The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours (Division I), with Second Class Honours (Division II), or with Third Class Honours.
    2. Should a candidate fail to obtain Honours, the papers passed may be credited towards a Postgraduate Diploma.
    3. A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may not resit all or part of the Honours programme in a subsequent year, unless the Senate has determined that his or her performance in those examinations was seriously impaired.

  7. Variations

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

    Note: The due date for applications for enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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