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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.

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Anthropology

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

One of ANTH 208, ANTH 210 or ANTH 211

Two further 200-level ANTH papers

BIOA 201, GEOG 210, GLBL 211, MUSI 268 or any 200-level GEND or SOCI paper may be substituted for one 200-level ANTH paper.

18

36

300-level

Four 300-level ANTH papers

BIOA 301, GEOG 381, GLBL 311, MUSI 368, MUSI 386 or any 300-level GEND or SOCI paper may be substituted for one 300-level ANTH 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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Asian Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

ASIA 101  Introducing Asia

RELS 102  Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

18

18

200-level

ASIA 201  Asian Popular Cultures, or ASIA 202  Special Topic: Global China

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

One of ANTH 203, CHIN 241, CHIN 242, CHIN 243, CHIN 244, GLBL 211, HIST 204, JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244, MUSI 268

18

18

 

18

300-level

ASIA 301  Topics in Asian Studies,  or ASIA 302  Special Topic: Global China

One of:
CHIN 342 Screening Chinese Cinemas
CHIN 343 Reading Chinese Literature in the World
CHIN 344 Writing China: Texts, Ideas and History
JAPA 342 Understanding Japanese Culture
JAPA 343 Issues in Japanese Culture Today
JAPA 344 Modern Japanese Fiction

Two of GLBL 311, HIST 303, HIST 304, HIST 314, MANT 341, MANT 348, MUSI 368, 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

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Chinese

Level Papers Points
100-level

Two of:
CHIN 131  Introductory Chinese 1

CHIN 132  Introductory Chinese 2

One of ASIA 101, GLBL 101

18

18

18

200-level

CHIN 231  Intermediate Chinese 1

CHIN 232  Intermediate Chinese 2

One of CHIN 241, CHIN 242, CHIN 243, CHIN 244, CHIN 250, ASIA 201, ASIA 202, GLBL 201, GLBL 202, GLBL 211, HIST 204

18

18

18

300-level

CHIN 334  Advanced Chinese 1

CHIN 335  Advanced Chinese 2

Two of CHIN 342, CHIN 343, CHIN 344, ASIA 301, ASIA 302, GLBL 301, GLBL 302, GLBL 311, HIST 304, POLS 318

Note: Students with previous knowledge of Chinese will be placed in CHIN language papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in Chinese.

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

198
Total   360

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

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

ANAT 131 may be substituted for one 100-level CLAS, GREK or LATN paper.

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

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

18

36

300-level

MFCO 303   Advanced Communication 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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Computer Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

COMP 101  Foundation of Information Systems

COMP 161  Computer Programming

COMP 162  Foundations of Computer Science

One of MATH 151, MATH 160, MATH 170, COMO 101, STAT 110, STAT 115, BSNS 112, FINC 102, or an approved alternative

18

18

18

18

200-level

COSC 201 Algorithms and Data Structures

COSC 202  Software Development

COSC 203  Web, Databases, and Networks

COSC 204  Computer Systems

18

18

18

18

300-level

One of:
COSC 326  Effective Programming
COSC 345  Software Engineering

Three further 300-level COSC papers

18

 

54

Plus

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

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts.

Notes: (i) Students are exempt from COMP 161 if they have gained entry to COMP 162 by passing COMP 151 with a grade of at least B or via an Advanced Placement Test. (ii) Students who have passed at least one of MATH 151, 160, 170, COMO 101, STAT 110, 115, BSNS 112, or FINC 102 as part of another subject’s requirements do not need to pass another one of these papers to fulfil the Computer Science requirements.

144
Total   360


Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Economics

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 113  Economic Principles and Policy

ECON 112  Principles of Macroeconomics

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

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in English

Level Papers Points
100-level

ENGL 121  English Literature: The Remix, or ENGL 131  Controversial Classics

One further paper from:
ENGL 120  Creative Writing: How to Captivate and Persuade
ENGL 121  English Literature: The Remix
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

One of DHUM 201 Digital Humanities: Method and Critique  or  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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in English and Linguistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

LING 111  Language and Its Structure

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

18

18

200-level

LING 217  What's Behind Language: Sound and Structure

Two 200-level ENGL papers

One further 200-level LING paper (excluding LING 231  TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching)

DHUM 201  Digital Humanities: Method and Critique may be substituted for one 200-level paper

18

36

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

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 CLAS 238ENGL 214, ENGL 215, ENGL 218, FREN 250, MUSI 223, MUSI 261SPAN 243

One of HIST 223, HIST 225, HIST 236, PHIL 226, PHIL 227, PHIL 228POLS 216

18

18

 

18

300-level

EURO 304  Europe: Ideas and Nations

One of CLAS 337, CLAS 343, ENGL 311, ENGL 312, ENGL 313, ENGL 314, ENGL 315ENGL 319, ENGL 335, FREN 341, FREN 350GERM 341, MFCO 314, MFCO 316, MUSI 323, MUSI 361SPAN 342, SPAN 343

One of HIST 325, HIST 354, POLS 301, POLS 310, POLS 312, POLS 315, POLS 325

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

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

Level Papers Points
100-level

MFCO 101 Screen Form and Culture

MFCO 102 Understanding Contemporary Media

18

18

200-level

MFCO 210 Theory of Film and Media

Two further papers from 200-level MFCO papers, ASIA 201, CHIN 242, GEND 205

18

 

36

300-level

MFCO 301 Film and Media Theory

Three further 300-level MFCO papers

Either CHIN 342 or GEND 305 may be substituted for one MFCO paper

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in French

Level Papers Points
100-level

FREN 131  Introductory French 1

FREN 132  Introductory French 2

GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication

18

18

18

200-level

FREN 232  Intermediate French

FREN 233  French for Professional Purposes

One of FREN 250, EURO 202, GLBL 201, GLBL 202

18

18

18

300-level

FREN 333  Advanced French 1

FREN 334  Advanced French 2

Two of FREN 335, FREN 336, FREN 341, FREN 350, EURO 302, GLBL 301, GLBL 302

Note: Students with previous knowledge of French will be placed in FREN language papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in French.

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Gender Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

GEND 101  Gender in Everyday Life

GEND 102  Bodies, Sexualities and Selves

18

18

200-level

GEND 201  Introduction to Feminist Theory

Two other 200-level GEND papers, one of which may be replaced with ANTH 206, CHIN 241, GEOG 210, HIST 215, HIST 234, MFCO 212, POLS 202, RELS 209, or any 200-level SOCI paper

18

36

 

300-level

Four of 300-level GEND papers, one of which may be replaced with ANTH 322, ANTH 327, EDUC 318, ENGL 331, MFCO 301, RELS 309, or any 300-level SOCI 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

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in German

Level Papers Points
100-level

GERM 131  Introductory German 1

GERM 132  Introductory German 2

GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication

18

18

18

200-level

GERM 230  German Language 3

GERM 231  Intermediate German 1

One of EURO 202, GLBL 201, GLBL 202

18

18

18

300-level

GERM 331  Intermediate German 2

GERM 334 Advanced German 1

Two of GERM 335, EURO 302, GLBL 301, GLBL 302, MFCO 316

Note: Students with previous knowledge of German will be placed in GERM language papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in German.

18

18

36

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Global Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Three other approved papers at 100-level or above

Two language-acquisition papers at 100-level or above*

18

54

36

200-level

GLBL 201  Cultures of the Environment

GLBL 202  A World of Stories: Global Storytelling in the Digital Age

Two language-acquisition papers at 200-level or above*

One further approved paper at 200-level or above

18

18

36

18

300-level

One of:

One language-acquisition paper at 300-level or above*

Two other approved papers at 300-level or above

18

 

 

 

18

36

Plus

90 further points

At least 270 points must be taken from the Arts.

At least 180 of the 360 points must be at 200-level or above.

*Notes:
(i) Students with previous experience of a second-language will be placed in language papers appropriate to their experience.
(ii) Students may take GLBL 301 in place of GLBL 201, and GLBL 302 in place of GLBL 202.

90

 

Total   360

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in History

Level Papers Points
100-level

Two 100-level HIST papers

36
200-level

Three 200-level HIST papers

CHIN 244 Writing China: Texts, Ideas and History, 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 

CHIN 344 Writing China: Texts, Ideas and History, 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

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

Two of ANTH 204, ANTH 205, ANTH 206, ANTH 208, GEOG 278, HIST 223, HIST 246, MAOR 203, MAOR 204, MAOR 207, MAOR 208, MAOR 210, MAOR 211, MAOR 212, MAOR 213, MFCO 212, PACI 201, PACI 210, POLS 202, POLS 207, PUBH 203, SPAN 243, SPEX 206

18

36

300-level

INDV 301 Māori and Indigenous Development: Governance and Ethics  or  INDV 302  Whakapapa and Marae

Three of ANTH 324, ECON 303, ENGL 332, GEOG 378, HIST 327, INDV 307, 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, SPAN 343, SPEX 306, 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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Information Science

Level Papers Points
100-level

COMP 101  Foundations of Information Systems

COMP 161  Computer Programming

COMP 162  Foundations of Computer Science

Note: Students are exempt from COMP 161 if they have gained entry to COMP 162 by passing COMP 151 with a grade of at least B or via an Advanced Placement Test.

18

18

18

200-level

INFO 201  Developing Information Systems 1

INFO 202  Developing Information Systems 2

INFO 203  Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience

INFO 204  Introduction to Data Science

18

18

18

18

300-level

INFO 301 Applied Project

INFO 302 Information Systems Strategy and Governance

two further 300-level INFO papers

18

18

36

Plus

162 further points (it is recommended that BSNS 112 or STAT 110 be included); must include 36 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

162
Total   360


Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Japanese

Level Papers Points
100-level

JAPA 131  Introductory Japanese 1

JAPA 132  Introductory Japanese 2

One of ASIA 101, GLBL 101, LING 111

18

18

18

200-level

JAPA 231  Intermediate Japanese

JAPA 233  Business and Professional Japanese

One of JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244, ASIA 201, GLBL 201, GLBL 202

18

18

18

300-level

JAPA 331  Advanced Japanese 1

JAPA 332  Advanced Japanese 2

Two of JAPA 334, JAPA 342, JAPA 343, JAPA 344, JAPA 351, ASIA 301, GLBL 301, GLBL 302

Note: Students with previous knowledge of Japanese will be placed in JAPA papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in Japanese.

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

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 217  What's Behind Language: Sound and Structure

One further 200-level LING paper (excluding LING 231  TESOL: Guide to Language Teaching)

Two 200-level papers in the language continued from 100-level

18

18

36

300-level

Two 300-level LING papers

Two 300-level papers in the language continued from 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 111, MAOR 211, and MAOR 311 at 100-, 200-, and 300-level respectively.

162
Total   360

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Linguistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

LING 111  Language and its Structure

One of GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication  or  any 100-level paper in Chinese, English (excluding ENGL 126), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, linguistics, Māori Language (MAOR 110, MAOR 111, MAOR 112), Sanskrit or Spanish

18

18

200-level

LING 217  What's Behind Language: Sound and Structure

At least two further 200-level LING papers, one of which may be substituted with DHUM 201 Digital Humanities: Method and Critique

18

36

300-level Four 300-level LING 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

Note: Students majoring in Linguistics are not able to take the TESOL minor subject.

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 200-level MAOR paper or PACI 201

18

18

18

300-level

MAOR 311  Te Māhuri 1

MAOR 312  Te Māhuri 2

One additional 300-level MAOR paper

One further paper from 300-level MAOR or INDV papers or PACI 301

18

18

18

18

Plus

180 further points; must include at least 108 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

180
Total   360

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Mathematics

Level Papers Points
100-level

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

COMO 101 highly recommended

COMP 150, COMP 160, ENGL 127 recommended

Advanced placement into MATH 170 may be allowed for suitably qualified candidates.

18

18

200-level

COMO 204  Differential Equations

MATH 201  Real Analysis

MATH 202  Linear Algebra

MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

STAT 266, STAT 270, PHIL 222, COMP 242 recommended

18

18

18

18

300-level

Four 300-level MATH or COMO papers

72

Plus

At least one 18 point STAT paper

162 further points must include at least 54 points at 200-level or above. Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science.

18

162

Total   360

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
MUSI 105 Music Matters*

18

18

Above 100-level

126 further MUSI points of which at least 72 must be above 200-level

PERF 205 or PERF 305 may be substituted for 18 MUSI points

126
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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Pacific Islands Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

PACI 101  Pacific Societies

One of:
ANTH 103  Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 105  Global and Local Cultures
HIST 107  New Zealand in the World from the 18th Century
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 Contemporary Pacific Island Issues

ANTH 204 Pacific and New Zealand Archaeology

One of:
ANTH 205  Anthropology and the Contemporary Pacific
ANTH 206  Anthropology of Globalisation
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 268  Performance in Asia and the Pacific
PACI 210  Special Topic: Pacific Education

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

18

18

18

300-level

PACI 301 Gafa o Tagata Pasifika - Pacific Diaspora in New Zealand

Three of:
ANTH 327  Anthropology of Money
GEOG 378  Geographies of the South Pacific
HIST 337  Environmental History of the Pacific
INDV 307  Ancient East Polynesian Histories
MAOR 307  Te Tūtakitanga o Ngā Ao e Rua
MFCO 318  Indigenous Media
MUSI 368  Performance in Asia and the Pacific
PACI 310  Special Topic: Filemu ma Vevesi: Peace & Conflict
SOWK 303  Communities and Organisations - Analysis and Theory
SOWK 304  Kaupapa Māori, and Indigenous Approaches to Social Work
THEA 322  Theatre of Australasia

or approved Special Topic papers relevant to the Pacific Islands in ANTH, 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

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 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 BITC 301  Bioethics, CLAS 340  Love, Death and the Good Life: Socrates and Plato, POLS 301  Power and Liberty, or POLS 307  Nature, Conflict, and the State, 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

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

Level Papers Points
100-level

BSNS 113 Economic Principles and Policy

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

PHPE 201 Political Economy 1: Method, Philosophy, Applications

ECON 201 Microeconomics or ECON 271  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

One further 200-level ECON paper

One 200-level PHIL paper

One 200-level POLS paper

one further 200-level ECON, PHIL or POLS papers

18

18

18

18

18

18

300-level

Six 300-level ECON, PHIL, PHPE, or POLS papers, including at least one paper in each of Economics, Philosophy, and Politics.

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

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 CHIN 241 Contemporary Chinese Society, GEND 201 Introduction to Feminist Theory, GEND 208 Governing Bodies, PHIL 227 Morality and Politics:Hobbes to Hume, PHIL 228 Ethics, PSYC 204 Justice, Race and Class, or PUBH 203 Health Policy and Politics, 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

198
Total   360

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Psychology

Level Papers Points
100-level

PSYC 111  Brain and Behaviour

PSYC 112  Human Thought and Behaviour

Either STAT 110 Statistical Methods or STAT 115 Introduction to Biostatistics is recommended

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 324  Health Psychology
PSYC 325  Psychology in Legal Contexts
PSYC 326  Cognitive Engineering
PSYC 327  Psychology of Language
PSYC 328  Behaviour Analysis in Everyday Life
PSYC 329  Cultural Psychology
PSYC 330  Drugs, Behaviour, Addiction, and Policy
PSYC 331  Applied Psychological Research

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

72
Plus

198 further points which may include STAT 110 or STAT 115; must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts

198
Total   360

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Religious Studies

Level Papers Points
100-level

RELS 101 Introduction to Judaism, Christianity and Islam

RELS 102  Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level RELS papers

One of ANTH 225, ANTH 228, CHIN 241, DHUM 201, HIST 215, HIST 244, JAPA 243, or PHIL 229, may be substituted for one 200-level RELS paper

54
300-level

Four 300-level RELS papers

One of ANTH 325, ANTH 328, CLAS 342, HIST 308, JAPA 343, or PHIL 329, may be substituted for one 300-level RELS 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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Sociology

Level Papers Points
100-level

SOCI 101  Sociology of New Zealand Society

SOCI 102  Cultural and Social Identities

18

18

200-level

Three 200-level SOCI papers, one of which may be replaced with any 200-level GEND paper or CRIM 201 Crime, Justice and Society or SPEX 208

54

300-level

Four papers from GEND 311 and 300-level SOCI papers, one of which may be replaced with any 300-level GEND paper or SPEX 312 or SPEX 315

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Spanish

Level Papers Points
100-level

SPAN 131  Introductory Spanish 1

SPAN 132  Introductory Spanish 2

GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication

18

18

18

200-level

SPAN 231  Intermediate Spanish 1

SPAN 232  Intermediate Spanish 2

One of SPAN 233, SPAN 243, SPAN 250, SPAN 251, EURO 202, GLBL 201, GLBL 202

18

18

18

300-level

SPAN 331  Advanced Spanish 1

SPAN 332  Advanced Spanish 2

Two of SPAN 341, SPAN 342, SPAN 343, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, EURO 302, GLBL 301, GLBL 302

Note: Students with previous knowledge of Spanish will be placed in SPAN language papers appropriate to their level. Students placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass approved papers worth 180 points in order to major in Spanish.

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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Sport Development and Management

Level Papers Points
100-level

SPEX 101  Sport, Science and Society

SPEX 102  Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance

18

18

200-level

SPEX 204  Psychology of Sport and Exercise

SPEX 208  Sociology of Sport and Exercise

SPEX 209  Sport Development and Management

18

18

18

300-level

Four of:
SPEX 304  Sport Psychology
SPEX 312  Advanced Sociology of Sport
SPEX 313  Sport and Health Policy
SPEX 314  Advanced Sport Management
SPEX 315  Sport Media

72

Plus

198 further points (ANAT 101 Anatomy for Sport and Exercise, PHSL 101 Physiology for Sport and Exercise, and SPEX 206 Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health recommended); must include 54 points at 200-level or above.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts.

198

Total   360

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Statistics

Level Papers Points
100-level

STAT 110  Statistical Methods  or  STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

MATH 160  Mathematics 1

MATH 170  Mathematics 2

18

18

18

200-level

STAT 210  Applied Statistics

STAT 260  Visualisation and Modelling in R (not required if STAT 380 passed previously)

STAT 270  Probability and Inference

MATH 202  Linear Algebra  or  MATH 203  Calculus of Several Variables

18

18

18

18

300-level

STAT 310  Statistical Modelling

Three further 300-level STAT papers, including at least one of STAT 370, STAT 371, STAT 372

18

54

Plus

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

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

Other papers approved by the Head of Department may be substituted for up to two papers at either 200- or 300-level

162

Total   360

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Theatre Studies

Level Papers Points
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  Theatre: Ancient to Contemporary

Two further 200-level THEA papers

MUSI 265  Music and Theatre  or  PERF 205  Creatives Industries may be substituted for one THEA paper

18

36

300-level

Four 300-level THEA papers

MUSI 365  Music and Theatre  or  PERF 305  Creative Industries 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

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Tourism, Languages and Cultures

Level Papers Points
100-level

TOUR 101  Introduction to Tourism

TOUR 102  Global Tourism

18

18

200-level

TOUR 217  Tourist Behaviour

TOUR 218  Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management

TOUR 219  Destination Management

18

18

18

300-level

Two of TOUR 301, TOUR 303, TOUR 304, TOUR 305, TOUR 306

36

Plus

234 further points comprising:

  • 126 points of approved language and/or culture papers, including a minimum of two language acquisition papers in one particular language (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Māori) and including at least two further 300-level papers drawn from the offerings of the Department of Languages and Cultures and/or Te Tumu, the School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies
  • One additional 18-point paper from either Tourism or Languages and Cultures
  • Further Arts papers worth 90 points

Notes: At least 90 of these 234 points must be at 200-level or above.
Students with previous experience of a second language will be placed in language papers appropriate to their level.

234

Total   360

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every degree programme shall consist of papers worth not less that 360 points,

    1. shall include at least 180 points for papers above 100-level, of which at least 72 points shall be for papers above 200-level,
    2. shall satisfy at least one of the major subject requirements listed above. No paper above 200-level may count for more than one Major Subject Requirement,
    3. may include one or more optional minor subjects which satisfy the Minor Subject Requirements listed in Arts and Music Schedule A, or Science Schedule A, or Applied Science Schedule A, or Commerce Schedule A, or BHealSc Schedule Part 2. 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.
    4. may include papers which are not listed in Arts and Music Schedule C
      1. up to 90 points; or
      2. as specified in the Arts and Music 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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