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Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC)

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Interaction between people from diverse cultural backgrounds has never been greater than in today’s interconnected and globalised world. The Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC) prepares students for the pressing need to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for intercultural communicative competence and responsible, global citizenship.

The DipGlobalC is a separate qualification normally completed alongside a degree programme. It offers a wide range of project-focused interdisciplinary courses that develop global perspectives and cross-cultural communication skills.

Because of its focus on fostering global citizenship, the Diploma is particularly suitable to complement majors and minors in Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, the Arts, Environmental Science, Law, Religion, Film and Media, History, Māori and Pacifica Studies, Gender and Social work, Geography, Food Science, Science Communication, Politics, Tourism, Commerce and other areas.

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Contact details

Department of Languages and Cultures


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Programme requirements

 Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC)

  • GLBL 101  Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • GLBL 201 Cultures of the Environment  or  GLBL 202  A World of Stories: Global Storytelling in the Digital Age
  • GLBL 301  Cultures of the Environment (Advanced)  or  GLBL 302  A World of Stories: Global Storytelling in the Digital Age (Advanced)
  • ASIA 101  Introducing Asia
  • EURO 202  The Culture of the European City  or  EURO 302 The Culture of the European City

and two of ASIA 201, ASIA 202, ASIA 301, ASIA 302, CHIN 241, CHIN 242, CHIN 243, CHIN 244, CHIN 342, CHIN 343, CHIN 344, GLBL 211 or GLBL 311, JAPA 242, JAPA 243, JAPA 244, JAPA 342, JAPA 343, JAPA 344, FREN 250, FREN 341, MFCO 316, SPAN 243, SPAN 250, SPAN 251, SPAN 341, SPAN 343, SPAN 350, SPAN 351, HIST 204, HIST 304

At least two papers must be at 300-level.

Regulations for the Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every programme for the diploma shall consist of papers worth not less than 126 points, including at least 36 at 300-level, as prescribed in the Schedule.

  2. 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).

  3. Cross Credits

    1. A candidate who is enrolled for the diploma concurrently with a degree, or who has completed a degree and is proceeding with the diploma, may cross credit 100-level and 200-level papers which are common to both the degree and the diploma up to a maximum of 36 points.
    2. No paper may be cross credited between the diploma and any other undergraduate diploma.

  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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