What languages/cultures can you study?
You can choose to study one or more of the following languages/cultures: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Māori, Spanish.
Students have the choice of a range of Tourism papers, including events, destination management and ecotourism.
There is also space within this major for you to complement your chosen language/culture specialty with other appropriate Humanities or Business papers.
A Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a three-year degree comprising 20 papers (360 points).
The Tourism, Languages and Cultures major consists of two sets of papers for a total of 15 papers (270 points). This includes:
- A minimum of seven papers from Tourism (126 points), and seven papers from either Languages and Cultures or Te Tumu (126 points).
- One additional 18-point paper from either Tourism, Languages and Cultures or Te Tumu will complete the requirements for the major.
Five further Humanities papers (90 points) allow students to complete an additional minor subject if they wish to do so.
Students are encouraged to take papers from at least two different language disciplines to enhance their international perspective.
There is flexibility to personalise a programme of study to meet a student's particular language and cultural interest, and respond to their future needs. For example, a student with geographically specific employment prospects in mind could give a regional focus to both the tourism and languages/cultures component of their major. A designated co-ordinator in Languages and Cultures will always be on hand to help students plan their degree pathway.
The Tourism, Languages and Cultures major can be specifically tailored to students' individual needs. Because of the combination of papers that can be selected to complete this major, it is recommended that students contact the Languages and Cultures co- ordinator and one of the programme advisers in Tourism or Te Tumu. You will find their contact information on this page (below).
Papers are taught using a combination of lectures, tutorials and directed readings. Language classes are often small, and students receive personalised attention.
Student exchange and internships
Students will have the opportunity to attend an overseas institution for one or two semesters. Students only pay New Zealand fees and can complete the qualification in the usual three-year timeframe. The minimum grade for students to apply for exchange opportunities is a B average.
Students may also gain practical experience in a workplace through internship opportunities. Ask one of the programme advisers about possible internship options. Contact details are on this page (below).
Students do not require any particular background to enrol in this subject, and do not need to have studied a language previously. Those students who have existing language skills will be assessed and placed in classes at an appropriate level.