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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
BA(Hons)

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in the intended postgraduate subject or close equivalent; or

(c) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts with a minor in the intended postgraduate subject, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts with an endorsement in the intended postgraduate subject, or close equivalent; or

(d) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts, followed by a Graduate Diploma in the Arts with an endorsement in the intended postgraduate subject, or close equivalent;

and in all cases, will have:

(e) achieved a B grade average over the 200- and 300-level specialisation courses of the qualification(s) considered for admission in Regulations 1(b) to (d);

(f) achieved an IELTS of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5, if English is not the applicant's first language and the qualifying degree was not completed at a University where English is the medium of instruction.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) a research report of at least 30 credits;

(b) any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule for the Qualification.

Specialisations

3. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours must complete the requirements for one subject.

4. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

5. Subjects available are: Defence and Security Studies, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, Māori Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Sociology and Spanish.

Student Progression

6. The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours will be awarded with a class of Honours.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation, may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, all candidates who commenced study towards the Bachelor of Arts with Honours prior to January 2019 and who have completed at least 60 credits towards the degree may be permitted to substitute courses already completed for courses included in the Schedule to the degree. These transitional provisions expire 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Subjects

Defence and Security Studies (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

294.711 Theories in Defence and Security 30 credits  
294.790 Research Methods in Defence and Security Studies 30 credits  
294.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Subject courses

294.701 New Zealand National Security 30 credits  
294.704 Command, Leadership and Management 30 credits  
294.709 Terrorism 30 credits  
294.712 Economic and Environmental Security 30 credits  
294.713 Counter Terrorism 30 credits R 149.740
294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits  
294.744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits  
294.770 Border and Maritime Security 30 credits  
294.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits  

Economics (120 credits)

Compulsory course

178.799 Research Project 30 credits P Graduate status and Permission HOS

30 credits from

125.785 Research Methods in Economics and Finance 30 credits  
178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits P 125.785 or any 300-level Econometrics course

Subject courses

178.702 Macroeconomics 30 credits P 178.703; or 178.200 and either 178.220 or 178.280 R 178.700, 178.714
178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits  
178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits P 178.703 or 125.700 or 125.330 or PHOS
178.713 Microeconomics 30 credits P 178.301 or 178.703
178.718 Health Economics 30 credits  
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits P Any undergraduate-level Economics course or 178.703 R 178.750, 178.770
178.775 The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 30 credits P 115.113 or 115.106 or 178.1xx or 178.703

Education (120 credits)

Compulsory course

267.792 Research Exercise 30 credits P 180.790, 185/186.788, 267.788 or an approved research methods course. R 180.792

Subject courses

254.702 Facing Big Questions in Education 30 credits  
254.744 Educational Issues Among Pacific Islands Peoples in New Zealand 30 credits  
254.773 Educational Policy Analysis 30 credits  
254.774 Evaluation of Educational Organisations 30 credits  
254.775 Management of Human Resources in Educational Organisations 30 credits  
261.765 Trends in Digital Education 30 credits  
263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits  
265.737 Young Children and Their Families 30 credits  
267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits R 267.720; 267.788; 267.723; 267.780
267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits R 267.720; 267.723; 267.780; 267.788
269.733 Mana Motuhake: Contemporary Issues in Māori & Indigenous Education 30 credits  

English (120 credits)

Compulsory course

139.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Subject courses

List A: Subject courses (At least 60 credits from)

139.703 Critical and Creative Research 30 credits  
139.710 Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of Writing 30 credits  
139.724 Literary Revolutions: Romantic and Victorian Literature 30 credits  
139.728 Early Modern Metadrama: Vices and Devices 30 credits  
139.750 Contemporary New Zealand Writers in an International Context 30 credits  
139.758 Postcolonial Theory and Writing 30 credits  

List B: Subject courses (No more than 30 credits from)

139.763 Community Theatre 30 credits  
139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing 30 credits  
154.708 Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media 30 credits  

Geography (120 credits)

Compulsory course

145.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Subject courses

145.710 Consumption and Place 30 credits  
145.711 Foundations in Human Geography 30 credits R 145.706
145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography 30 credits R 145.701
145.730 Applied Coastal Geomorphology 15 credits R 145.705
145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits R 145.705
145.732 Landslide Investigation and Management 15 credits R 145.705
145.734 Paleoecology, Palynology and Biogeography 15 credits R 145.704
145.735 Detecting Geomorphic Change 15 credits R 145.702
145.736 Advanced Physical Geography Techniques 15 credits R 145.702
233.721 Global Climate Change 15 credits P 145.320 or 233.310 R 145.704, 233.702

History (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

148.720 Advanced Historiography 30 credits  
148.730 Advanced Historical Methodology 30 credits  
148.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits  

Māori Studies (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits  
150.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Subject courses

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits  
150.702 Pae Ora: Māori Health Advancement 30 credits  
150.710 Te Reo Whakawhitiwhiti: The Language of Everyday Communication 30 credits  
150.711 Te Tau-Ihu o te Reo: Advanced Māori Literature 30 credits  
150.715 Taonga Tuku Iho: Heritage Aotearoa 30 credits  

Media Studies (120 credits)

Between 30 and 60 credits from

154.797 Research Report (60) 60 credits  
154.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Subject courses

154.701 Modern and Postmodern Visual Cultures 30 credits  
154.702 Advanced Film Studies 30 credits  
154.704 Researching Media and Cultural Studies 30 credits  
154.707 The World of Noir 30 credits  
154.708 Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media 30 credits  
154.709 Technology and Cultural Change 30 credits  
154.747 Media Practice and Global Culture 30 credits P 154.204 or 154.224 or 154.304
219.705 Advanced News Media Processes 30 credits  

Philosophy (120 credits)

Compulsory course

134.710 Philosophical Research 30 credits  

Between 30 and 60 credits from

134.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits  
134.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits  

Subject courses

134.740 Advanced Study of Philosophical Topics 30 credits  
134.750 Advanced Study of Philosophical Texts 30 credits  
134.760 Advanced Philosophical Inquiry 30 credits  

Politics (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (120 credits from)

176.702 Advanced Social Inquiry 30 credits  
200.761 International Relations: Theory and Practice 30 credits  
200.762 Presidents and Prime Ministers 30 credits  
200.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Psychology (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits  
175.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Subject courses

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits  
175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits  
175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits  
175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits  
175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits  
175.724 Advanced Experimental Psychology 30 credits P 175.203 and either 175.205 or 175.206
175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits  
175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits  
175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits  
175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits  
175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits  
175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits  
175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits  
175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits  
175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits  
175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits  
175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits  
175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits  
175.746 Psychological Research: Multivariate Data Analysis 15 credits  
175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits  
175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits  
175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits  
175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 15 credits  
175.781 Clinical Psychopathology 15 credits  
175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits  
175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits  

Social Anthropology (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

146.701 Contemporary Approaches in Anthropological Theory 30 credits  
146.703 The Practice of Anthropology 30 credits  

Between 30 and 60 credits from

146.798 Research Report (60) 60 credits  
146.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Social Policy (120 credits)

Compulsory courses

179.702 Advanced Research Methods 30 credits  
279.701 Social Policy and Political Economy 30 credits  
279.703 Social Policy Studies 30 credits  
279.796 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Sociology (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

176.701 Current Issues and Theories 30 credits P 176.324
176.702 Advanced Social Inquiry 30 credits  
176.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Subject courses

176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits  

Spanish (120 credits)

Compulsory courses (90 credits from)

245.700 Advanced Spanish Communication 30 credits  
245.701 Latin American Cultural Identities 30 credits  
245.702 Hispanic Postcolonial Representations 30 credits  

Research report

245.798 Research Report 30 credits  

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