Bachelor of Arts (English)

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Bachelor of Arts (English) structure

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Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in English 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 History, Linguistics, Media Studies, Philosophy 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
139.139 Intro to English Studies
139.105 Fiction: The Long and the Short of It

Choose three electives from:
134.101 Knowledge and Reality
148.120 Blockbuster and Biopics
154.101 Introduction to Media Studies
154.115 Stardom and Celebrity in the Media
172.131 Language and Communication
172.133 Intro to Language Studies
139.122 Contemporary Literary Forms of Aotearoa New Zealand
139.142 Mythology and Fantasy
139.104 Drama in Performance
139.123 Creative Writing

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.

Requirements

Introduction to English Studies is the only compulsory component to the major. The other 100-level courses introduce you to the more specific elements in the study of English from which you branch out into the more advanced courses depending on your interests and goals.

Major

A major consists of 135 credits in English, including: 139.139; at least 75 credits from List A courses; 30 credits at 200-level; 60 credits at 300-level; and 30 credits at any level from the English schedule.

Minor

A minor consists of 75 credits in English, including: 139.139; at least 45 credits from List A courses; 15 credits at 300-level; 30 credits at 200- and/or 300-level; and 15 credits at any level from the English schedule.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the ‘regulations‘ tab.

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

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

Transitional Provisions

Candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts prior to 01 January 2016 who have completed at least 45 credits towards the English major or 30 credits towards the English minor may be permitted variation in excess of the stated limits in order to complete the requirements of the major or minor. These transitional arrangements expire on 31 December 2018.

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