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Bachelor of Arts (Classical Studies)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Note: Not all courses are available in any one year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Bachelor of Arts (Classical Studies) structure

You may know you have an interest in Classical Studies but you are unsure about what courses might complement this interest or lead on to a second major, or minor. The following list provides possible choices for interests in English, Education, History, Philosophy or Politics to help with planning your first year of study. A usual full-time workload for first year is eight courses; four courses in Semester One, and four courses in Semester Two.

You should take:
230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
201.113 Greek Mythology
201.114 Early Rome
201.117 Greek and Roman Warfare

Choose two electives from:
201.112 Greek History
201.115 Introductory Latin
134.102 Great Western Philosophy
134.105 Philosophy of Religion: God, Freedom and Evil
135.103 Magic and Witchcraft
139.105 Drama and Performance
139.123 Creative Writing
139.139 Introduction to English Studies
139.171 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
148.111 A History of the World
148.116 Medieval Europe
148.120 Blockbuster and Biopics: History at the Movies
200.161 Intro to Politics
254.101 An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education
275.102 Human Development

This is not an exhaustive list of options and you can search for courses in other interest areas e.g. Business via the course search webpage.


Major requirements

A major consists of 135 credits in Classical Studies of which 105 credits (seven courses) must be from the 201-prefix courses.

Minor requirements

A minor in Classical Studies must include at least 60-credits from 201-prefix courses.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search. Note: You may not enrol for a course in Classical Studies with the same title as one for which credit has already been given.

Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.

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