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Bachelor of Arts (Social Anthropology)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Note: Not all course are available at all campuses
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Bachelor of Arts (Social Anthropology) structure

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Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in Social Anthropology 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 Development Studies, Geography, History, Linguistics, Psychology, or Sociology 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;
146.101 Intro to Social Anthropology
146.102 Endangered Cultures

Choose three electives from:

131.121 Rich World, Poor World
145.111 Society, Environment and Place
150.114 He Tirohanga Taketake: Maori Perspectives
172.131 Language and Communication
172.133 Intro to Language Studies
175.101 Psychology as a Social Science
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science
176.101 The Sociological Imagination
176.106 The Stuff of Everyday Life
230.121 Future States: New Zealand in the 21st Century

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.

A Special Topic in Religious Diversity (15 credits) is offered at Albany and by Distance in Semester One 2020. In order to take this course, applicants should add 230.291 Special Topic Humanities and Social Science as a Special Request. This course can be taken as an elective in the BA.

Requirements

Major requirements

A major consists of 135 credits (nine courses) in Social Anthropology including 146.101, 146.213 and 146.303.

Minor Requirements

A minor consists of 75 credits in Social Anthropology, including 15 credits at 300-level; 30 credits at 200- and/or 300-level, and 30 credits at any level from the Social Anthropology schedule. The minor must include at least 60 credits from the 146-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.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

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