Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

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Bachelor of Arts (Geography) structure

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Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in Geography 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, Environmental Studies, Social Anthropology 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 Turangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tu Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tu Arohae: Critical Thinking
145.111 Society, Environment and Place
145.121 Intro to Physical Geography

Choose three electives from:
121.103 NZ Environments
131.121 Rich World, Poor World
146.101 Intro to Social Anthropology
146.102 Endangered Cultures
176.101 Intro to Sociology
176.102 NZ Society
176.104 Identity and Culture in NZ
230.121 Future State: 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.

Requirements

There are two distinct areas of Geography you will initially study at 100 level: Physical Geography, involves the study of the natural environment and Human Geography, focuses on social processes and people. From this base, you can choose to concentrate on either area or build a major around the combination of both physical and human geography.

Major requirements

A major in Geography consists of 135 credits (nine courses).

Minor requirements

A minor consists of 75 credits in Geography, including 15 credits at 300-level; 30 credits at 200 and/or 300-level, and 30 credits at any level from the Geography 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.

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