Certificate in Arts – CertArts

With Massey’s Certificate in Arts, you can study what you enjoy and explore subjects within history, beliefs, societies, languages, and cultures.

Type of qualification

Certificate

Level of study

Undergraduate study

An undergraduate qualification is usually the first one you study.

NZQF level 5

Our courses follow the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF) levels.

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Time to complete

1 year(s) full-time (60 credits)
Up to 8 years part-time
Part-time available

Where you can study

Auckland campus
Distance and online
Wellington campus
Manawatū campus (Palmerston North)

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students on campus in New Zealand, or studying on-line out

Study a Certificate in Arts – CertArts

If you wish to participate in university study without having to commit to completing a large set of courses, the Certificate in Arts could be right for you. It is also a good choice if you wish to take a few interest courses at university level.

The arts are the study of humanity: our history, beliefs, societies, languages, and cultures. They ask questions about how we think, how we communicate, how we live, and how we interact with our environment. They teach us to analyse the meaning behind what we are, what we do, and how we came to be that way.

You choose what you study

With a Massey CertArts you can study what you enjoy and explore subject areas that spark your interest. You can choose courses from 30 subject areas in humanities and social sciences. You can include courses from different disciplines, including one from outside the humanities and social sciences.

Why study arts at Massey?

Massey offers passionate and friendly lecturers, a world-class distance learning qualification and access to multi-media learning materials.

Massey will prepare you to be a free and original thinker who will lead New Zealand into the future and help solve some of our big problems.

Further study

The certificate can be used as a stepping stone to the Diploma in Arts, and from there to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

A CertArts is a good fit if you:

  • are curious about humanity and have wide-ranging interests
  • want the flexibility to follow your passions
  • would like to take a few courses for interest.

Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

English language requirements

To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

Prior learning, credit and exemptions

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

Official regulations

To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.

You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.

Structure of the Certificate in Arts

This qualification can be completed in one semester of full-time study, or over a longer period of part-time study.

How do I move to a Diploma in Arts?

When you have passed your four courses for the Certificate in Arts. you continue on with your study. For your next enrolment, you will enrol under the Diploma in Arts. The four courses you completed for the certificate now go towards your diploma.

Courses and specialisations

Key terms

Courses
Each qualification has its own specific set of courses. Some universities call these papers. You enrol in courses after you get accepted into Massey.
Course code
Each course is numbered using 6 digits. The fourth number shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Credits
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Specialisations
Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.

Credit summary

60 credits

  • Courses – 45 credits
  • Elective – 15 credits

Course planning key

Prerequisites
Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Corequisites
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Restrictions
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
Course code: 114241 Principles of Human Resources Management 15 credits

An introduction to human resources management (HRM) theories and practices in national and international contexts.

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Course code: 114330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace 15 credits

A study of the historical, legal and social issues of diversity and equality in the workplace in Aotearoa/New Zealand and overseas.

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Course code: 114396 Strategic Human Resource Management 15 credits

An exploration of human resources management as a strategy to achieve organisational goals. Particular emphasis is given to organisations’ responses to trends in both their internal and external environments.

Prerequisites: 114241

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Course code: 115113 Economics for Business 15 credits

The course examines the nature of the contemporary economic environment in which businesses operate, and considers how economics can aid in business decision-making.

Restrictions: 115106

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Course code: 121201 Environmental Science 15 credits

A consideration of environmental issues that affect or may affect natural and built ecosystems into the future. Topics include climate change mitigation and adaptation, land degradation and soil contamination, increasing water scarcity and pollution, loss of biodiversity and fisheries, rāhui resource use, sustainability of production and consumption systems, and the sustainability and liveability of major urban centres.

Restrictions: 121210, 121311

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Course code: 121210 Environmental Issues 15 credits

A consideration of major environmental issues that affect, or may affect natural and built ecosystems into the future. Topics include climate change mitigation and adaptation, the ‘Ozone Hole’, land degradation and soil contamination, increasing water scarcity and pollution, loss of biodiversity and fisheries, sustainability of production and consumption systems, and the sustainability and liveability of major urban centres.

Restrictions: 121311

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Course code: 121213 Land and Water Science 15 credits

How river catchments work and how they are affected by human activity. The environmental effects of land and water management practices, including land use, irrigation, drainage and nutrient loss, on river channels, flows and water quality, framed within an understanding of catchment geomorphology and hydrological processes.

Prerequisites: (189151 OR 145111) AND (233105 OR 117153 OR 199103) Restrictions: 145222

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Course code: 121310 Environmental Solutions 15 credits

A consideration of technology and innovation that can be used to measure, manage and mitigate environmental risks to soil and water. Theory and practical exercises based on New Zealand case studies equip students with numerical skills necessary to monitor and evaluate environmental quality. A student-led project allows in-depth study of a New Zealand environmental issue of particular relevance to community.

Prerequisites: 121210 Restrictions: 121211

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Course code: 121313 Applied River Management 15 credits

The course covers the principles and methodology of river resource management. It integrates ecology, hydrology, geomorphology and water quality to understand how river ecosystems function and how they may be managed to maximise societal and environmental benefit.

Prerequisites: 121213 or 145222

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Course code: 130202 Introduction to Emergency Management 15 credits

An introduction to principles, theory and practices of emergency management.

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Course code: 130203 Disaster Risk Management 15 credits

A study of the principles and practice of disaster risk management including disaster risk identification and assessment processes, and the use of risk information in decision-making and communication.

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Course code: 130301 Incident Command Systems 15 credits

This course introduces the systems used to manage emergencies, including the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System and other international variations. Consideration will be given to operational management concepts and tactics for effective incident response.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level course or Graduate Status

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Course code: 131121 Rich World, Poor World 15 credits

This course introduces students to the field of development studies and to some of the most pressing issues for people living in "developing" countries. It steers a course between theory and practice and uses case studies from differing parts of the world. Key themes include debt, famine, and refugees.

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Course code: 131221 Global Development Issues 15 credits

This interdisciplinary course investigates contemporary global development. This course will explain different approaches to development and will explore a choice of topical themes that highlight problems and some of the strategies involved in addressing global concerns.

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Course code: 131321 Strategies for Sustainable Development 15 credits

A consideration of concepts, processes, practices, and possible strategies for sustainable development at global, national and community levels. Special attention is paid to examples of strategies that seek more sustainable livelihoods.

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Course code: 132101 Introduction to Professional Planning 15 credits

This course is an introduction to professional planning, and provides a foundation to the development of a contemporary professional identity. It introduces students to the key ideas and individuals involved in the evolution of the rationale and origins of planning. The course is taught through reference to planning as conceived and practiced in New Zealand and internationally.

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Course code: 132111 Oranga Taiao, Oranga Tangata: Planning and the Environment 15 credits

A critical, Māori-centred introduction to environmental planning that emphasises protecting the environment for future generations.

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Course code: 132112 Planning for Sustainable Development 15 credits

The multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary nature of planning is explored with reference to the challenge of sustainable development and the application of planning principles to real-world issues.

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Course code: 132217 Planning Hazard-Resilient Communities 15 credits

An introduction to the role of planning in building sustainable and disaster resilient communities through the use of various processes and tools to assess hazard vulnerability, reduce hazard risks, improve disaster readiness, develop effective response capabilities and facilitate recovery.

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Course code: 132221 Planning Studies 15 credits

An introduction for non-planners to planning and practice in the New Zealand urban, rural and natural resource environment, including an introduction to the principles of the Resource Management Act 1991 and its administration.

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Course code: 132304 Tūhono Taiao: Foundation of Māori Planning 15 credits

This course introduces students to the Māori Planning world. Students will learn and apply Māori concepts, processes and practices, and critically explore the relationship between Māori and (post)colonial Planning to equip themselves to work effectively with Māori communities on Planning issues.

Prerequisites: 150201

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Course code: 132305 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 15 credits

An interdisciplinary approach to the cultural, philosophical, legal, institutional and practical issues involved in the strategic planning and management of New Zealand's natural heritage, including analysis of appropriate New Zealand and international case-studies.

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Course code: 132314 Transport and Urban Planning 15 credits

People-centred approaches to transport and urban planning. A critical analysis of the determinants of urban planning and transport policies and procedures at national, regional and local levels in the context of sustainable urban development for hapori (communities).

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Course code: 134101 Knowledge and Reality 15 credits

An introduction to questions about existence, perception and the mind.

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Course code: 134102 Great Thinkers 15 credits

This course examines the ideas of some of the 'greats' in Western philosophy, including Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Mill and many others.

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Course code: 134104 Practical Ethics 15 credits

An examination of ethical issues that arise in everyday life.

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Course code: 134105 Philosophy of Religion: God, Freedom and Evil 15 credits

An introduction to selected topics from philosophy of religion.

Restrictions: 134206, 134306

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Course code: 134106 Justice and Equality 15 credits

An introduction to central issues in political and social philosophy with a focus on theories of justice and equality.

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Course code: 134201 Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness and Cognition 15 credits

An investigation of many philosophical questions concerning minds, consciousness and language.

Restrictions: 134301

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Course code: 134203 Ethics 15 credits

This course examines the theories that underpin our ethical thinking, developing an understanding of the nature of ethical thinking in general, and the advantages and disadvantages of major ethical theories.

Restrictions: 134303

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Course code: 134204 Philosophy of Art and Music 15 credits

An examination of topics in metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and ethics which arise in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

Restrictions: 134304

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Course code: 134205 Logic 15 credits

An introduction to modern formal logic using propositional logic and first-order predicate logic. Formal logic provides an important link between the humanities and maths and sciences, particularly computer and information sciences.

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Course code: 134207 Rights and Reconciliation 15 credits

A study of themes from international political and social philosophy with a focus on the moral status of state boundaries and the moral status of war.

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Course code: 134213 Resistance, Rebellion and Revolution 15 credits

A philosophical examination of when disagreement with, and opposition to, governmental authority is justified. Using the tools of political philosophy and assessing real-world cases, we discuss the nature, demands, and limits of various types of insubordinate political activity, including (but not limited to) conscientious objection, civil disobedience, secession, and revolution.

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Course code: 134214 Knowledge as a Social Phenomenon 15 credits

A philosophical examination of the way our social environment influences how we can come to know about the world.

Restrictions: 134312

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Course code: 134216 Modern Philosophy 15 credits

This course will investigate metaphysical and epistemological views of the 17th - 18th centuries, focussing on Descartes, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley and Hume. It will pay particular attention to early modern notions of causation.

Restrictions: 134316

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Course code: 134218 Environmental Philosophy 15 credits

This course uses philosophy to explore contemporary environmental issues, such as whether our concern for environmental well-being can be adequately grounded in a concern for human well-being, and responses to global conversations around sustainability and ‘the rights of nature'.

Restrictions: 134318

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Course code: 134220 Business and Professional Ethics 15 credits

An examination of the practice of ethical reasoning with special concern for issues that arise in business and professions.

Restrictions: 134320, 134219, 134319

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Course code: 134221 Great Asian Thinkers 15 credits

A detailed investigation and analysis of the major philosophical systems which have developed within East Asia since the first millennium Before Common Era.

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Course code: 134305 Advanced Ethics 15 credits

The course will investigate issues to do with moral psychology, practical reason, moral language, and moral ontology.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level 134-prefix course

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Course code: 134308 Philosophy of Science 15 credits

An investigation of fact and theory, explanation and discovery, and of modern attempts to improve on naïve empiricist accounts of science.

Restrictions: 134208

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Course code: 134309 Ancient Philosophy 15 credits

An examination of ancient philosophies, particularly those of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level 134 prefix course or 201201 Restrictions: 134209

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Course code: 134311 Global Justice 15 credits

Exploring contemporary philosophical issues of justice as they arise within and between communities globally, including indigenous philosophies and communities.

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Course code: 134317 Philosophical Investigations 15 credits

A consideration of some of the most influential philosophers from Kant to the present.

Restrictions: 134217

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Course code: 139104 Drama in Performance 15 credits

An exploration of three plays in performance. Students will study theories and conventions of performance and will participate in theatrical presentations. No previous experience of theatre is required.

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Course code: 139109 Prize-Winning Fiction 15 credits

A study of short stories, novellas and novels from the last 50 years emphasising the varieties of award-winning fiction.

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Course code: 139111 Podcasting: Producing Audio Stories 15 credits

An introduction to the genre of audio storytelling with podcasts. Students will analyse the storytelling techniques employed in the narrative nonfiction podcast genre and use these techniques in the production of their own podcast episode.

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Course code: 139123 Creative Writing I 15 credits

An exploration of the processes involved in writing poetry and short stories. Students learn the fundamental elements of craft, such as metaphor, structure and plot, through the close reading of published poetry and fiction, through their own practice as creative writers, and through providing and receiving workshop feedback.

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Course code: 139133 Creative Communication 15 credits

An introduction to the dynamics involved in creative communication. Students explore creative communication through work in, and analysis of, three creative forms: creative writing, theatre and digital media production.

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Course code: 139139 Introduction to English Literature 15 credits

An introduction to the nature and functions of literary texts and the ways in which they are invested with meaning, with a focus on the skills necessary for reading and writing critically about them.

Restrictions: 139171

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Course code: 139142 Imaginary Worlds: Science Fiction and Fantasy 15 credits

An examination of selected science fiction and fantasy texts, emphasising their relationship to changing cultural contexts and the ways different storytelling media mould narratives.

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Course code: 139202 Romantic Writing: Self and Nature 15 credits

A study of the relationship between self and nature as explored in texts by British writers of the period 1780-1830.

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Course code: 139209 Speaking: Theory and Practice 15 credits

A study of the theoretical and practical aspects of public speaking. Attention will be paid to building a rapport with an audience, to the preparation of material for spoken delivery and to the technical elements of voice production.

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Course code: 139211 Shakespeare 15 credits

A study of selected dramatic works by William Shakespeare, taking a thematic overview across a variety of dramatic genres and considering the plays in their original contexts as well as significant contemporary interpretations.

Restrictions: 139301

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Course code: 139220 Theatre for Change 15 credits

An applied introduction to the varied ways in which theatre is used for social and personal change.

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Course code: 139223 Creative Processes 15 credits

An investigation of human creativity that involves the study of creative practice and the making of original works of performance, film and writing.

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Course code: 139224 Making Plays for Theatre 15 credits

Students will receive a grounding in the skills of writing and devising experimental theatre and an opportunity to employ these skills in the creation of original scripts.

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Course code: 139225 Writing for Children 15 credits

An intermediate-level introduction to the craft of writing targeted at ‘middle readers’ – roughly 9-13 years – across a variety of forms.

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Course code: 139229 Writing Poetry 15 credits

A creative writing course in which students develop and advance poetry skills within the major modes of lyric poetry and within the context of a more advanced engagement with fundamental elements of craft. In addition to reading poetry and critical essays on the genre, students will write original poetry and critically review their own work and the work of peers.

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Course code: 139231 Health Writing: Theory and Practice 15 credits

An introduction to the theory and practice of writing on health and illness. It includes intensive practice in composing for diverse health genres and publications and in analysing the ways consumers obtain and process information about health developments and controversies.

Prerequisites: One of 230100, 119155, 247155, 192102, 119177, 247177 or 219100

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Course code: 139232 Crime Story: Detection as a Narrative Genre 15 credits

A study of the fundamental elements of crime stories and the social significance of crime as a narrative genre in relation to questions of social order, law and justice.

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Course code: 139239 Literary Landmarks: Words that Changed the World 15 credits

An introduction to reading, thinking, and writing about literature from the past four centuries, with a focus on the way that literary texts reflect and engage with the historical, social, political and cultural contexts in which they were written.

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Course code: 139244 Writing for the Public 15 credits

A course in writing non-fiction genres for the public, informed by a broad historical understanding of the emergence of the public sphere and its current reshaping in the digital age. Students apply rhetorical theory and theories of argument in their own writing and in analysing works by selected public intellectuals.

Prerequisites: 230100 or 230111 or 119155 or 247155 or 119177 or 219100 or 192102 or 247177

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Course code: 139246 Text Image Design: Digital Technical Writing 15 credits

The processes and practices of writing about specialised subjects for professional audiences, with a focus on the principles of usability and information design in relation to digital technical writing.

Prerequisites: 230100 or 230111 or 119155 or 247155 or 119177 or 247177 or 219100 or 192102

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Course code: 139253 American Literature 15 credits

An introduction to American literature, focusing on key novels, short stories and poems from the Romantic period through to the postmodern, and their relation to their historical and cultural contexts.

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Course code: 139255 Critical Periods in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature 15 credits

An introduction to New Zealand’s literary history, focusing on important novels, short stories and poems in relation to their social and political contexts.

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Course code: 139270 Young Adult Fiction 15 credits

A study of young adult fiction and its reception. Focussing on classic and contemporary examples, the course explores the definition of the genre and its characteristic concerns, with a focus on case studies of popular and controversial texts.

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Course code: 139280 Creative Writing II: Creative Nonfiction 15 credits

An intermediate-level introduction to the craft of nonfiction writing in a variety of genres, with a particular focus on the application of techniques usually associated with fiction and poetry to nonfiction material.

Restrictions: 139327

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Course code: 139285 Fiction Writing 15 credits

An intermediate-level study of the craft of fiction, investigating a range of forms by means of creative production, workshopping and peer review.

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Course code: 139303 Modern Drama 15 credits

A study of innovative modern plays, by means of investigative workshops, theatrical performances, lecture/demonstrations and seminar presentations.

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Course code: 139305 Twentieth Century Literature 15 credits

A study of a variety of twentieth-century fiction and poetry. Emphasis will be given to aspects of literary modernism and postmodernism in order to contextualise the literary works.

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Course code: 139306 Writing Shakespeare’s England 15 credits

An advanced exploration of the Early Modern poetry and drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, focusing on key themes, prominent genres, and the differing contexts of the royal court and the new world of the empowered citizen.

Restrictions: 139201

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Course code: 139307 Territory, Modernity, and Victorian Literature 15 credits

An advanced introduction to Victorian literature, highlighting the engagement by nineteenth century writers with questions of liberalism, democratisation, and the expansion of the British empire.

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Course code: 139309 Eco-fictions and Non-fictions 15 credits

A study of the relationships between creative writing and ecological concerns, covering a range of contemporary forms from eco-fictions, nonfictions, or poetry, to nature writing, to animal stories. It engages students in the workshopped production of original creative work.

Restrictions: 139381

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Course code: 139320 Theatre in Production 15 credits

This course studies theatre as an expressive art, with a focus on processes of adaptation, particularly the creation of new texts from old. It combines critical and practical research, including the presentation of a developed stage work, to examine how design, music and acting generate meaning in the performance of a text.

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Course code: 139323 Script Writing 15 credits

An in-depth study of the skills, formats, technique and terminology of professional script writing, with emphasis on the adaptation of traditional approaches across the diversity of contemporary media.

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Course code: 139325 The Gothic Imagination 15 credits

A study of the term 'Gothic' in literature and film, relating the enduring Gothic themes of fantasy, the unconscious and death to contemporary literary and social debates.

Restrictions: 139275

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Course code: 139326 Travel Writing 15 credits

A study of travel writing, involving both critical and ideological analysis and creative writing developed from the students' own field work.

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Course code: 139329 Advanced Fiction Writing 15 credits

An exploration of the poetics and politics of experimentation and subversion in contemporary fiction and metafiction including analysis of the work (both creative and critical) of major practitioners, theorists and original student compositions.

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Course code: 139333 Creativity in the Community 15 credits

The course provides an applied service learning project in the disciplines of expressive arts and media studies. Working collaboratively, students apply skills in theatre, performance, film-making, creative writing, media practice or mixed media to developing a creative response to a social issue or community need.

Prerequisites: Any one of 139123, 139104, 139133, 154204, or 139223

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Course code: 139340 The Publishing Project 15 credits

In this course, students study and experience the principles, processes and practice of publishing, through the co-production of an online publication. Key concepts include teamwork, co-production, theme selection, peer review, production scheduling, source selection, and online publishing.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level course with a 139 prefix or 219202

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Course code: 139348 Literacy Studies 15 credits

A course that explores theories of literacy and practices of textual production, in a variety of contexts: educational, technological, disciplinary, and civic. Students encounter key theoretical concerns in the academic field of writing studies and writing research, and use experimental, reflective, and theoretical writing to investigate their own and others’ advanced literacies.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level course with a 139 prefix or 219202 Restrictions: 139208

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Course code: 139352 Postcolonial Literature 15 credits

A study of late-nineteenth and twentieth century novels in English, from diverse cultures, paying special attention to the ways in which these address the consequences of European colonisation. Recent postcolonial theory will provide a frame for textual analysis.

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Course code: 139362 Oceanic Literatures of Aotearoa: Ngā Tuhinga Kōrero o te Moana nui a Kiwa 15 credits

A study of contemporary Oceanic (Māori and Pasifika) literature in English contextualised in relation to customary and pre-colonial Oceanic literatures, narratives, and storytelling methods.

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Course code: 139376 Sexual/Textual Politics 15 credits

A study of patriarchal society and gender identity in selected literary texts.

Restrictions: 139361

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Course code: 139380 Creative Writing III: Starting Your Manuscript 15 credits

An advanced study of the process of writing that consolidates knowledge of creative writing craft, expands understanding of genre, and analyses aesthetic and/or cultural aspects of published manuscripts across genres. The first portion of an envisioned full-length creative manuscript will be drafted with an emphasis on the critical evaluation of its aesthetic and/or cultural implications.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level Creative Writing course

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Course code: 145111 Society, Environment and Place 15 credits

An introduction to the diversity of human geography focusing on themes such as state and economy; geography of consumption; identity and exclusion; agrifood; migration; geographies of the lifecourse.

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Course code: 145202 Working With Geographic Data 15 credits

An exploration of techniques for the collection, interpretation, analysis and representation of social and environmental geographic data using geographic information systems (GIS).

Restrictions: 132106

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Course code: 145203 Geographies of Inequality 15 credits

This course will consider how economic and social inequality is reproduced across space.

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Course code: 145213 Resource Conservation and Sustainability 15 credits

Various distinctly geographical approaches to resource conservation are discussed. Topics include: environmental change, human impact, renewable and non-renewable resource conservation, and the role of the state.

Restrictions: 145313

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Course code: 145214 Social Change and Environment 15 credits

Exploration of the theme of social change and environment with reference to world systems and imperialism studied from a historical geography perspective and focusing on New Zealand.

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Course code: 145216 Urban Environments 15 credits

An examination of aspects of the social, economic and political geographies of urban life, drawing upon various approaches in Human Geography.

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Course code: 145300 Cartography and Data Visualisation 15 credits

A course in geographic information systems (GIS) focusing on the use of digital geospatial information for cartographic presentation and data visualisation.

Prerequisites: 145202 or 145213 or 233214

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Course code: 145301 Research Practice in Human Geography 15 credits

An introduction to theoretical approaches in human geography, research design and qualitative methodology and techniques. There is a compulsory fieldwork component.

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Course code: 145311 Geographies of Globalisation 15 credits

The course explores processes of globalisation emphasising spaces and agents of global change, and global-local connections across a variety of topics.

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Course code: 145318 Geopolitics 15 credits

An advanced study of geopolitics, emphasising geographical processes across a variety of topics.

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Course code: 146101 Understanding Cultural Difference 15 credits

An introduction to key contemporary topics and concepts in the discipline.

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Course code: 146102 Endangered Cultures 15 credits

An introduction to the impact of modern civilization on indigenous peoples based on ethnographic case studies and historical analysis.

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Course code: 146201 Making the Self 15 credits

An exploration of how concepts of the self, person, and individual vary across cultures.

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Course code: 146202 Migration and Belonging 15 credits

An anthropological study of how increasingly rapid mobility impacts socially and culturally on communities and individuals.

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Course code: 146203 Religion, Nature and Sustainability 15 credits

An anthropological study of a range of religions, understandings of nature, and practices of sustainability.

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Course code: 146204 Following the Monsoon 15 credits

An introduction to the contemporary anthropology of Monsoon Asia, with an emphasis on environmental factors

Restrictions: 146302

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Course code: 146205 Environmental Anthropology 15 credits

An exploration of contemporary approaches in environmental anthropology.

Restrictions: 146318

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Course code: 146209 Food and Eating 15 credits

This course explores the food chain, from production, through consumption, to exchange. It considers the ways in which food is implicated in the reproduction of identities and inequalities.

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Course code: 146210 Anthropology of Ritual, Religion, and Witchcraft 15 credits

A cross-cultural study of selected topics in the anthropology of ritual and religion including rites of passage, witchcraft, sorcery, myth, magic, spirits, death, symbols, ancestors, altered states of consciousness, and shamanism.

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Course code: 146211 Systems of Healing 15 credits

A study of the variety of ways that people throughout the world address the problems of illness.

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Course code: 146300 Anthropological Enquiry 15 credits

A critical exploration of the role of theory in anthropology, key theoretical frameworks and the practice of theorising ethnography.

Restrictions: 146213

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Course code: 146301 Practicing Fieldwork 15 credits

An experiential course including practical exercises, designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to conduct anthropological fieldwork in a local context using a range of ethnographic methods.

Prerequisites: 146101, and 15 credits at 200-level from the 146 course prefix series Restrictions: 146303

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Course code: 146308 Taking Anthropology to the World 15 credits

This course aims to workshop and assemble a professional portfolio applying anthropological knowledge and skills to respond to real world/topical issues, local and global.

Prerequisites: 146101, and 15 credits at 200-level from the 146 course prefix series

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Course code: 146309 The Ethnography of Aotearoa New Zealand 15 credits

This course critically explores the ethnography of Aotearoa New Zealand. It considers ethnography as a way of “knowing” Aotearoa New Zealand and what that means for how Aotearoa New Zealand is analysed and represented.

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Course code: 146310 Science, Culture, and Politics 15 credits

Cross cultural understandings of how scientific ways of ‘knowing’ operate [politically] in the world.

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Course code: 147101 Rehabilitation Studies 15 credits

An introduction to the principles and practices of rehabilitation. The processes of rehabilitation are explored with particular reference to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Emphasis is placed on exploring a person-centred approach to rehabilitation.

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Course code: 147201 Issues in Rehabilitation 15 credits

A study of major issues related to rehabilitation processes and practices. Students will examine rehabilitation in relation to personal, social and environmental factors and be introduced to terms, concepts and models related to disability, age, gender, culture, legal and political contexts, family and society, advocacy and inclusion.

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Course code: 148116 The Medieval World and its Legacy 15 credits

An introductory survey course on the history of Medieval Europe examining the development and long term influence of its political institutions, society and culture.

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Course code: 148141 A History of New Zealand's Peoples 15 credits

This course explores the historical background of the different migrant communities which have made up New Zealand society and their relationships with each other. Students will consider the different experiences and perspectives of iwi, English, Scots, Welsh and Irish migrants and those from Europe and Asia arriving before the 1980s, and of new migrants since that time.

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Course code: 148142 The American Century 15 credits

This course explores the political, economic and cultural influence of the US on world history from the presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt to George W. Bush, as the United States emerged from two world wars and the Cold War as the globe’s dominant political, economic, cultural and military power.

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Course code: 148143 The Past as Entertainment: History Through Movies, Mini-series and Games 15 credits

The ways in which popular culture shapes our understanding of the past are examined through recent movies, mini-series and games. The course explores the different ways historians and the makers of popular cultures interpret the past.

Restrictions: 148120

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Course code: 148217 Victoria's World 15 credits

A study of the economic, social and cultural history of Britain and its empire from about 1830 to World War I.

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Course code: 148218 The Vikings 15 credits

A study of Viking contacts in Europe during the 8th-11th centuries, with a focus on the political, economic, social and religious contexts of the migrations to and settlements in the north-eastern Atlantic (France, England, Ireland, Scotland and Iceland).

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Course code: 148220 The Second World War 15 credits

A survey of the Second World War which is both thematic and chronological.

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Course code: 148221 The Black Death and Other Plagues, 1300-1700 15 credits

A study of epidemic disease and its effects in medieval and early modern Europe.

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Course code: 148241 Revolution, Rights and the Atlantic World 15 credits

This course explores issues of civic and political rights in the Revolutionary Era,1763-1848.

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Course code: 148242 The Age of Chivalry and Crusades 15 credits

A study of the cultural, political, and religious dimensions of crusading and chivalry, and their impact on medieval Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations.

Restrictions: 148212, 148223, 135211

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Course code: 148243 The Sixties: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll? 15 credits

This course assesses ‘myths and legends’ that surround the 1960s; most notably the ideas that the decade witnessed a fundamental shift in social and moral attitudes, witnessed a youth rebellion and ushered in a ‘permissive society’. The course will place the origin and legacy of these changes within the larger context of twentieth century history.

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Course code: 148244 The Great War 1914-1918: a Military and Social History 15 credits

This course examines the social and military history of the First World War. It focuses on the tactics and technology used during the conflict and on the war's impact on society, culture, politics and economics.

Restrictions: 148251, 148335

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Course code: 148245 Māori and Colonisation 15 credits

A study of Māori efforts to retain and enhance tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake since colonisation.

Restrictions: 148337

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Course code: 148246 Iwi History 15 credits

A study of iwi histories, their sources, role in maintaining tribal identity and well-being and use before the Waitangi Tribunal and in Treaty Settlements.

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Course code: 148248 Reformers, Radicals & Revolutionaries: Protest in New Zealand 15 credits

This course explores protest in New Zealand from 1900 until the present. It examines the role of protest in challenging New Zealand's prevailing values, political elites and policies.

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Course code: 148308 New Zealand Military History: 1899 to 2001 15 credits

An investigation of New Zealand’s military history in the period 1899 to 2001. The various wars and conflicts are examined in detail as is their impact on New Zealand’s politics, society and culture.

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Course code: 148309 The New Zealand Wars 15 credits

A study of the New Zealand Wars, focusing on the causes, campaigns, historiographical interpretations and consequences, including the investigations of the Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty Settlements.

Restrictions: 148204

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Course code: 148310 The Tudors and the Reformation 15 credits

A study of religious, political and cultural issues related to the Tudor administrations and the Reformation of the English Church during the sixteenth century.

Restrictions: 148216

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Course code: 148316 New Zealand Between the Wars 15 credits

A study of developments in the period between the two World Wars.

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Course code: 148333 The Napoleonic Wars 15 credits

An analysis of the Napoleonic Wars, 1799-1815, and their impact on politics and society.

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Course code: 148334 Sports History 15 credits

An analysis of the relationship between sport and society, commencing with the development of sport in Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century, with particular reference to sport and empire, women in sport and commercialism and nationalism in sport.

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Course code: 148339 Court Culture in Late Medieval Europe 15 credits

The course examines the power, splendour and art of European courts in the Northern Renaissance, focusing on the most splendid of them all: the court of the dukes of Burgundy and its urban context.

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Course code: 150103 Nau mai e noho: Engaging with Māori 15 credits

This course will equip students with a range of skills to engage with Māori communities including common expressions in te reo, an understanding of key traditional concepts, customary practices (tikanga), the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi and the nature and structure of Māori social and political organisations.

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Course code: 150112 Hauora Tangata: Foundations of Māori Health 15 credits

An introduction to understanding Māori health within Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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Course code: 150114 He Tirohanga Taketake: Māori Perspectives 15 credits

An analysis of Māori knowledge, custom and economic foundations. Customary lifestyles will be examined within a context of ritual, philosophy, technology, economic principles, and social organisation in order to understand Māori culture.

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Course code: 150201 Te Kawenata o Waitangi: The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand Society 15 credits

A study of the Treaty of Waitangi background, texts, principles, and application to contemporary New Zealand. There is a particular focus on land, legislation, court decisions, social policies, the environment, constitutional matters, claims to the Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty settlements. Differing perspectives of hapū/iwi/Māori and the Crown, as well as opportunities for resolution, are explored.

Restrictions: 269274

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Course code: 150202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15 credits

Cultural understandings of health form the basis for an exploration of cultural, biological, social, economic, environmental and political interactions and their impacts on Māori health.

Prerequisites: 15 credits from 1501xx

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Course code: 150204 Mana Māori: Māori and Politics 15 credits

The study of the nature of Māori politics and political self-determination in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand. It will explore the avenues through which Māori have sought to realise their political aspirations, particularly in relation to national political institutions, and theoretical perspectives that can assist in the analysis and strategic development of Māori political self-determination.

Prerequisites: Any 100-level BA course

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Course code: 150205 Kura Mai Tawhiti: Māori Knowledge 15 credits

An examination of heritage and contemporary Māori knowledges exploring the origins and relevance of traditional belief systems and the contemporary cultural-political contexts of mātauranga paradigms in areas such as research, education, justice, science, business, social development and the environment.

Prerequisites: 15 credits at 100-level from the 150 or 300 course prefix series

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Course code: 150301 Te Mana Te Kawanatanga: Māori Policy and the State 15 credits

Recent policies, legislation and judicial outcomes that impact on Māori people are examined as well as interaction between Māori and the State in formulating policies for Māori. A framework for analysis derived from Māori perspectives serves as a basis for understanding policy development and is applied to specific policy areas including Māori land, broadcasting, fishing, employment, health, the environment and Treaty settlements.

Prerequisites: 150201; nil for GradDipArts

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Course code: 150302 Whānau ora: Principles of Flourishing Whānau 15 credits

Approaches for the advancement of Māori health will be reviewed with a particular focus on health promotion, whānau ora and the link between Māori health initiatives and positive Māori development.

Prerequisites: 15 credits from 1502xx (and 45 credits at 200 level)

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Course code: 150303 Mana Wahine: Māori Women 15 credits

A theory and research based examination of issues that concern Māori women in all contexts, including the roles that Māori women assume both within a Māori social framework and beyond. Theories of mana wahine and the ways mana is maintained, enhanced or lessened will be examined.

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Course code: 150304 Te Ao Hurihuri: Contemporary Māori Issues 15 credits

A critical examination of contemporary Māori cultural, political and human rights issues through colonisation to present day renaissance of Māori and indigenous peoples.

Prerequisites: 150201

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Course code: 152250 Managing Organisations 15 credits

An analysis of the management of organisations emphasising themes relating to people, process and structure.

Restrictions: 152200

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Course code: 152304 Managing Services 15 credits

Examines theories and issues relating to the place of services in the economy.

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Course code: 152325 Designing and Developing Organisations 15 credits

A theoretical and practical introduction to organisational designs and development processes.

Prerequisites: Any 200 level course from the 152 course prefix series Restrictions: 152360, 152303, 152341

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Course code: 152336 Leadership Practice 15 credits

A critical analysis of the theory and practice of leadership relevant to public and private organisations and the development of ethical leadership and citizenship in a variety of socio-cultural contexts.

Restrictions: 152328, 152329

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Course code: 154101 Introduction to Media Studies 15 credits

An introduction to theories of the media and communications. Particular attention will be paid to the concepts of representation and audience, the political economy of media products, and the social and cultural context in which they occur.

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Course code: 154202 Advertising and Consumer Society 15 credits

A study of the form and function of advertising in the context of consumer society, with particular emphasis on the conflict between advertising as a form of corporate manipulation and as a form of creative expression. Critical theories will be used to explore the role of advertising in relation to consumerism, capitalism, branding, art and agency.

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Course code: 154203 Popular Culture and the Media 15 credits

A survey of cultural theories and debates in relation to modern mass media. A number of issues such as identity, representation and cultural politics will be considered in their historical contexts and in relation to a variety of texts from popular culture and the media.

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Course code: 154204 Digital Media Production I 15 credits

An advanced introduction to producing digital media. This course uses hands-on, experiential learning to introduce techniques, concepts and processes for producing photography and video using industry standard hardware and software.

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Course code: 154206 International Film History 15 credits

A study of the history of film using case studies and including a consideration of the ways in which social contexts, industrial conditions, technologies and individuals have influenced film narratives and film theory.

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Course code: 154208 Screen Media 15 credits

An exploration of the formal and textual features of film and television, and their relation to technological change, with an emphasis on how film and television have both shaped and been transformed by digital media.

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Course code: 154224 Documentary (Non-Fiction) Film 15 credits

A study of the genre of documentary (non-fiction) film. The course will provide students with a critical awareness of the theory, history and various forms relevant to the genre. Students will plan and produce short documentary films. NOTE: Students require access to their own video camera and editing facilities.

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Course code: 154250 Digital Media: Theory and Practice 15 credits

An exploration of the social, cultural, economic and technological transformations brought about by contemporary digital and networked media. Students will develop critical digital media literacies and learn to produce digital media.

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Course code: 154301 Culture, Power and The Media 15 credits

A consideration of theoretical and critical approaches to the study of how culture, power and media interact in contemporary society. Attention will be given to the question of cultural identity and to how this relates to changing attitudes to nationhood and to the impact of consumerism.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level Media Studies course

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Course code: 154302 Gender and Race in the Media 15 credits

A critical study of gender, race and ethnicity in the media, considered from a variety of theoretical approaches.

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Course code: 154303 Hollywood Cinema 15 credits

An examination of how the formal, socio-cultural, and technological characteristics of Hollywood Cinema have intersected with its industrial conditions across history.

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Course code: 154304 Digital Media Production II 15 credits

The further development of skills and abilities in a chosen media area with particular emphasis upon the production of a major media project.

Prerequisites: 154204

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Course code: 154311 Social Media and Digital Cultures 15 credits

This course explores how social media shapes identities, social relationships, work, politics and societies. From fake news to social media influencers, this course examines how digital technologies play a key role in shaping everyday life in the twenty-first century.

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Course code: 154313 Global Media Cultures 15 credits

New media technologies and global patterns of media distribution have produced complex, emergent practices of transnational community formation, text-sharing and collaborative media production. This course examines these practices in relation to the maintenance and negotiation of cultural identity in the contemporary world.

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Course code: 154315 Popular Music Studies 15 credits

A critical examination of the nature, role and meaning of popular music within contemporary Western societies. Particular attention will be paid to the political economy of the international music industry, music and technology, genre and musical texts, making music, stardom and auteur studies, and audiences and subcultures.

Restrictions: 154205

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Course code: 154316 New Zealand Cinema 15 credits

An exploration of the development of the New Zealand film industry with a focus on aesthetics and national identity. Key films are examined in relation to wider contexts, such as history, politics, economics, and culture, which have all contributed to the creation of a distinctive local film industry and film culture.

Restrictions: 154212

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Course code: 160101 Calculus 15 credits

A course focusing on the fundamental techniques and applications of calculus including differentiation and integration of functions of one real variable, differential equations, numerical methods, and an introduction to power series with applications to mathematical models. 160.101, alongside 160.102, forms a foundation for further study in mathematics. It is essential for students intending to study Mathematics, Physics, Food Technology or Engineering, or for anyone who wants a strong mathematical component to their degree.

Restrictions: 160112, 160133, 228172

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Course code: 160102 Algebra 15 credits

A course focusing on the fundamental techniques and applications of linear algebra including vector and matrix algebra, vector representation of lines and planes, projections, Gaussian elimination, eigenvectors and complex numbers. 160.102, alongside 160.101, forms a foundation for further study in mathematics. It is essential for students intending to study Mathematics, Physics, Food Technology or Engineering, or for anyone who wants a strong mathematical component to their degree.

Restrictions: 160112, 160133, 228172

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Course code: 160204 Differential Equations I 15 credits

Exact solution methods for ordinary differential equations including the use of the Laplace transform. Systems of differential equations, matrix methods, phase plane techniques. Numerical methods for differential equations.

Prerequisites: 160101 or 160112 or 160133 or 228172

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Course code: 160212 Discrete Mathematics 15 credits

Sets, logic, mathematical induction, functions and equivalence relations. Partial orderings, algebraic structures and morphisms. Error correcting codes and public key cryptography. Graph theory.

Prerequisites: One of (160101, 160102, 160103, 160105, 160111, 160112, 160132, 160133, 228171 or 228172) and one of (159101, 159171 or 230112)

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Course code: 160301 Real and Complex Analysis 15 credits

Real analysis: inequalities, the continuum property, induction, sequences, functions and limits, continuity, contraction mappings and fixed points, differentiation, mean value theorems and Taylor's theorem. Complex analysis: geometry in the complex plane, limits and continuity, holomorphic functions, line integrals, Cauchy's theorem and some elementary consequences, singularities and Laurent's theorem, the calculus of residues and some applications.

Prerequisites: 160203

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Course code: 160302 Modern Algebra 15 credits

Group theory - basic properties, permutation groups, finite Abelian groups, cosets, normal subgroups, homomorphism theorems, representation. Ring theory - integral domains and fields, ideals, homomorphism theorems, factorisation, extension fields.

Prerequisites: 160211 or 160212

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Course code: 160318 Differential Equations II 15 credits

Ordinary differential equations: series solutions, special functions, Sturm-Liouville problems, Green's functions. Qualitative analysis of non-linear equations. Partial differential equations: method of characteristics, classification of second order equations, separation of variables, Fourier transforms. Introduction to numerical methods and software.

Prerequisites: 160203 and 160204

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Course code: 160319 Mathematical Modelling 15 credits

The mathematical modelling process and methodologies examined through a variety of case studies. Application of analytical techniques, numerical methods and computer software packages to the solution of differential equations, difference equations and linear and nonlinear systems.

Prerequisites: 160204 and one of (160203, 160211 or 160212) and one of (159101 or 159171)

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Course code: 161101 Statistics for Business 15 credits

An introduction to the presentation, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data. Topics include the construction of charts and summary statistics, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression, time series analysis and quality management.

Restrictions: 115101, 161100, 161111, 161120, 161122, 161130, 161140

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Course code: 161111 Applied Statistics 15 credits

Statistical literacy, the ability to understand and reason with statistics and data, is becoming increasingly important as our world becomes more and more data-rich. This course focuses on developing statistical literacy in real-world contexts. We teach students to use software (Excel and RStudio) to summarise, display and analyse data. We explore data collection techniques including sampling methods and experimental design. We introduce statistical inference methods (confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression) with an emphasis on communicating results in context.

Restrictions: 115101, 161101, 161120, 161122, 161130, 161140

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Course code: 161122 Statistics 15 credits

Statistical literacy and data collection. Descriptive statistics and the interpretation of data, probability, random variables and probability distributions, sampling and estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, use of R software.

Restrictions: 115101, 161101, 161111, 161120, 161130, 161140

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Course code: 161222 Design and Analysis of Experiments 15 credits

The planning, conduct and analysis of scientific experiments, using examples from chemical, biological, genomic, and engineering sciences. Manipulation and visualisation of experimental data; advantages and disadvantages of various designs; coping with missing data and practical constraints. Introduction to design techniques and concepts including randomisation, blocking, structured treatments, balance and orthogonality, crossed and nested effects, pseudo-replication.

Prerequisites: 1611xx Restrictions: 161322

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Course code: 161250 Data Analysis 15 credits

Biology, psychology, and other sciences require statistical methods for analysing and visualising data. This course is designed to be accessible to students from any discipline, first building a deeper understanding of fundamental statistical concepts, then teaching a range of practical approaches for exploring statistical relationships, testing hypotheses, evaluating models, and presenting conclusions.

Prerequisites: 1611xx Restrictions: 161220

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Course code: 161251 Regression Modelling 15 credits

Common data analysis and regression techniques for application in science, business and social science. Topics include simple and multiple regression; linear models with categorical explanatory variables; model diagnostics; inference for linear models; polynomial regression; models for time dependence; methods for variable selection; non-linear and weighted regression.

Prerequisites: 1611xx Restrictions: 161221

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Course code: 161304 Statistical Modelling 15 credits

This course covers the ideas underlying statistical modelling, its implementation through computational methods, and links to practical applications. Topics include probability and random variables, models for discrete and continuous data, model selection, model fitting and goodness of fit, model inference, and introduction to stochastic processes.

Prerequisites: (160101 or 160102 or 160105) and (161122 or 161250 or 161251 or 161220 or 161221)

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Course code: 161323 Multivariate Analysis 15 credits

This course teaches methods to understand patterns and structures inherent in data sets containing many variables. The fundamentals of data visualisation, clustering, and dimension reduction with examples taken from a range of applications.

Prerequisites: One of 161222, 161220, 161221, 161250, 161251, 233214 Restrictions: 161762

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Course code: 161324 Data Mining 15 credits

A practical approach to data mining with large volumes of complex data; prepare, cleanse and visualise data; supervised and unsupervised modelling; ensemble and bundling techniques; use of leading software tools.

Prerequisites: One of 161122, 161220, 161221, 161250 or 161251 Restrictions: 161223 and 161777

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Course code: 161331 Biostatistics 15 credits

Sciences such as biology and medicine yield data that require a wide range of statistical techniques, including standard linear models and their extensions. Case studies are used to demonstrate topics such as nonlinear regression, linear models for binary and count data, and mixed effects models. Emphasis is placed on application of appropriate statistical techniques through extensive use of statistical software.

Prerequisites: 161250 or 161251 or 161220 or 161221 Restrictions: 161327, 161778

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Course code: 170102 Women of Ideas and Action 15 credits

An introduction to some important feminist thinkers and activists from a range of cultures, employing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of their fiction, theory and activism. The women featured are contextualised in their historical and social milieus and their achievements are studied in relation to the social status of women and the development of feminism in their cultures.

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Course code: 170201 What is Feminism? 15 credits

An examination of feminist theories of gender and gendered social relations and the method of gender analysis.

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Course code: 172131 Language and Communication 15 credits

An introduction to language with particular emphasis on spoken communication.

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Course code: 172133 Introduction to Language Studies 15 credits

Introductory skills of analysing language, at the level of discourse, morphology, syntax, semantics and phonology.

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Course code: 172231 Linguistics for Speech Therapists 15 credits

This course examines the morphology, grammar and discourse structure of spoken language with an emphasis on speech therapy

Prerequisites: 172133 Restrictions: 172235

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Course code: 172232 Language and Society in New Zealand 15 credits

An introduction to sociolinguistics with particular reference to New Zealand: focussing on language and social interaction, regional and social variation in language use, bilingualism and the status of minority languages, and the sociolinguistics of te Reo Māori.

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Course code: 172233 Language Learning Processes 15 credits

An introduction to approaches and theories in applied linguistics with particular focus on language learning processes.

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Course code: 172234 Phonetics 15 credits

A study of the sounds of language and an introduction to the acoustic analysis of speech.

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Course code: 172235 Linguistic Analysis of the English Language 15 credits

An introductory course in linguistic analysis of the English language covering the fundamental concepts of morphology, phonetics, phonology, and syntax.

Restrictions: 172231

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Course code: 172236 Forensic Linguistics 15 credits

An introduction to the study of forensic linguistics, focussing on a variety of business and legal contexts and related ethical issues.

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Course code: 172237 Language, Discourse and Power 15 credits

An introduction to critical discourse analysis, exploring how language is used in the reproduction of social inequalities.

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Course code: 172239 Language and Culture 15 credits

An examination of the interrelationship between/of language and culture through a study of various elements of language, language use and language acquisition in a wide range of cultural contexts.

Restrictions: 172132

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Course code: 172330 Sounds and Structures 15 credits

Introduces theoretical approaches to phonology and syntactic/grammatical structures and their interfaces.

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Course code: 172333 Discourse and Institutions 15 credits

A critical examination of public and private-sphere discourses in institutional contexts through linguistic theories and methods.

Prerequisites: Any 200 level 172-prefix course

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Course code: 172335 Language and Identity 15 credits

An advanced sociolinguistic study of how language is used to represent and construct aspects of identity relevant to particular social interactions, including the individual’s ability to negotiate multiple forms of identity and belonging.

Prerequisites: 172232 or 172237

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Course code: 172336 Languages of the Pacific 15 credits

An examination of the three major language subgroups spoken in the Pacific, focussing on their formal elements, the relationship between language and society, and the linguistic consequences of the encounter between Pacific peoples and speakers of non-Pacific languages.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level Linguistics course

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Course code: 172337 Historical and Comparative Linguistics 15 credits

An advanced study of historical language change and language relationships. The course examines reasons for and types of language change, and methods for reconstructing earlier language forms.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level 172-prefix course

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Course code: 172338 Language, Diversity and Mediated Communication 15 credits

An examination of one-to-many communication in the Web and mediated contexts, focussing on globalised and transcultural communication of linguistic perspectives.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level Linguistics course

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Course code: 175101 Psychology as a Social Science 15 credits

An introduction to psychology as the scientific study of human behaviour, with emphasis on individual differences and social influences. The course aims to develop an awareness of the issues, terminology, methods and techniques involved in the study of human behaviour.

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Course code: 175102 Psychology as a Natural Science 15 credits

An introduction to methods and findings from the scientific study of psychology and its application to everyday human behaviour. Examination of basic behavioural, perceptual and cognitive processes and how these are influenced by biological mechanisms and cultural context.

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Course code: 175201 Social Psychology 15 credits

A survey of contemporary experimental social psychology. Against this backdrop critical perspectives are introduced with particular emphasis on the practice of discursive psychology in the New Zealand context.

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Course code: 175203 Introduction to Psychological Research 15 credits

An introduction to methods commonly used in psychological research with particular emphasis on measurement, study designs, data analysis, and communicating research results.

Prerequisites: 175102

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Course code: 175205 Brain and Behaviour 15 credits

An introduction to basic biological processes underpinning behaviour and what happens when these processes are disrupted. Students will develop critical thinking and effective communication skills (both verbal and written) in relation to biological psychology.

Prerequisites: 175102

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Course code: 175206 Memory and Cognition 15 credits

The central goal of the course is to consider how knowledge is represented and processed in the brain. Students will be introduced to the mental processes involved in thinking and knowing, studied within a converging methods framework that includes evidence from experimental psychology, neuroscience, neuropsychology, and cognitive science.

Prerequisites: 175102

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Course code: 175210 Ngā Tirohanga Rua o te Taha Hinengaro: Bicultural Perspectives in Psychology 15 credits

This course examines Māori worldviews within the context of psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Māori psychological theories provide valuable insights into an understanding of well being, spirituality, and familial relationships. Students are given guidance on how to competently implement this knowledge to encourage biculturalism in psychological practice, teaching, and research.

Restrictions: 175312

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Course code: 175301 Community Psychology 15 credits

Community psychology focuses on people within the contexts of social settings and systems, that is, in ecological relationships with social and physical environments. Conceptual frameworks, the roles of research and practice, and specific intervention strategies developed and used by community psychologists will be among topics considered.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175302 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 15 credits

This course provides an introduction to clinical psychology and mental distress, with an emphasis on current thinking and research in the field. The course examines the core concepts in defining and classifying mental distress, some of the major psychological disorders across the lifespan, and empirically supported approaches to explaining mental illness, and treatments aimed at supporting people towards recovery.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175303 The Practice of Psychological Research 15 credits

Study of the practice of psychological research. Students undertake a range of exercises and class projects to develop practical research skills.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175304 The Psychology of Security 15 credits

An exploration of how psychology can be utilised to improve our understanding of, and responses to, the various security challenges posed by the contemporary environment.

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Course code: 175306 Assessment of Individual Differences 15 credits

Study of the basic concepts of psychological testing within the broad context of the assessment of individual and group differences. Examination of the rationale behind testing and its application to a wide range of assessment situations.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175309 Forensic Psychology 15 credits

The focus of this course is to study the issues and controversies in contemporary relationships between psychology and law. The diversity of the field of forensic practice is reflected in the topics covered, and the themes of violence and justice are used to represent the multidisciplinary influences at the nexus of psychology and law within mental health and legal systems.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175311 Psychology of Women 15 credits

A theory and research-based examination of the Psychology of Women as a sub-discipline with particular focus on how research in the field challenges gender biases and social assumptions. The history of the field is illustrated by classic and contemporary examples of research methodologies suitable for critical studies of sexuality, mothering and gender-based violence.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175313 Gender and Violence 15 credits

A critical, research-based examination of the forms and prevalence of gendered violence, and an examination of selected legislation and intervention practices advocated for reducing and eliminating gendered violence in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175316 Evolution, Culture and Mind 15 credits

An evolutionary approach to viewing humans as a species socialized into meaning-making, focusing on biological, cultural, and evolutionary bases of human behaviour, and on applying different approaches to culture to understand the self, and the functioning of societies and culture.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175317 Health Psychology 15 credits

This course consists of an introduction to and critique of general theories and models that have been used to understand, describe, predict and change behaviours related to health and illness and health promotion. It has a strong focus on the application of health psychology in the New Zealand context.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175318 Experimental Psychology 15 credits

An examination of cognitive, neuropsychological and electrophysiological techniques of experimental psychology through a hands-on approach.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175343 Personnel Psychology and Career Development 15 credits

Study of applied aspects of individual differences in organisations. Issues such as selection and training, performance evaluation, occupational health and vocational and career development will be studied.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 175345 Organisational Psychology 15 credits

An introduction to key concepts within organisational psychology, concentrating on the interplay between theoretical issues and practical concerns. Students will be enabled to critically evaluate the implications which different psychological perspectives have for understanding organisational problems.

Prerequisites: 175203

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Course code: 176101 The Sociological Imagination 15 credits

A foundation course in Sociology covering the key substantive aspects of contemporary society e.g. individual and social processes, globalisation and social inequalities.

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Course code: 176106 The Stuff of Everyday Life 15 credits

An introduction to the sociology of everyday life and everyday material objects in both local and global contexts.

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Course code: 176216 Understanding Globalisation 15 credits

This course examines the complexity of globalisation through a range of images that sociologists use to understand contemporary global change such as the network society, the knowledge society, the consumer society, the risk society, the fundamentalist society. It also explores how these images are played out within local contexts and personal experiences.

Restrictions: 176316

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Course code: 176218 Race, Nation and Modernity 15 credits

A review of the development of ideas of race and nation from the early modern era in Europe through to their world-wide crisis of the twentieth century including contemporary attempts to move beyond race via the concepts of ethnicity and indigeneity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Course code: 176222 Cities in the Twenty-first Century 15 credits

This course identifies and theorises the sociological issues and complexities associated with contemporary cities. It traverses the development of modern cities and city forms, examines various experiences and theorisations of city life and critically explores the concept of urban sustainability, with particular emphasis on social sustainability and urban housing.

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Course code: 176223 Social Inequality and Justice 15 credits

An examination of how social structures create inequalities with a focus on gender, class, and ethnic diversities and identities and how claims for social transformation are made.

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Course code: 176224 Gender: Bodies that Matter 15 credits

An examination of how people experience gender, how gender inequality relates to other categories of social difference and how feminist approaches reveal and disrupt gender.

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Course code: 176302 Research Design and Practice 15 credits

A practical course that introduces the principles of research design, quantitative and qualitative methods and research dissemination, and students undertake a small sociological research project under supervised conditions.

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Course code: 176308 Sociology of the Environment 15 credits

An advanced examination of the interconnections between society and the environment with a particular emphasis on the roles of science and politics in the creation of environmental knowledge and practice.

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Course code: 176322 The World of Work: Contemporary Issues 15 credits

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the changed nature of work in contemporary society. It examines the broader context of change, contemporary forms and patterns of work and occupations and issues and perspectives on global and local labour markets.

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Course code: 176324 Imagining Other Worlds 15 credits

A study of contemporary utopian sociological approaches to social change, based upon models of economy, administrative governance, and social reproduction that differ from those of colonial capitalism.

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Course code: 176325 The Politics of Truth 15 credits

An enquiry into the social contexts and power relationships that influence the production of knowledge, drawing on situations of current political significance. ‘Truth-claims’ are deconstructed in order to identify underlying ideological and political impulses.

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Course code: 178100 Principles of Economic Policy 15 credits

The course provides students with a basic understanding of economic policy at industry, national and international levels.

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Course code: 178110 The New Zealand Economy 15 credits

An introduction to the development and structure of the economy of New Zealand, with emphasis on actual issues and policies. International influences from a New Zealand perspective.

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Course code: 178200 Macroeconomics 15 credits

The development and application of macroeconomic models to globally-oriented economies, and the assessment of real-world policy problems from a practical perspective.

Prerequisites: 178100 or 115113

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Course code: 178201 Microeconomics 15 credits

The development and application of models of consumer optimisation, producer behaviour, and competition in markets.

Prerequisites: 115113 or 115106

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Course code: 178210 Economic Policy 15 credits

Macroeconomic and microeconomic policies and problems of unemployment, inflation, balance of payments, growth, market distortions and public goods. Justification for government intervention and its effectiveness. Application of economic principles will be stressed and social considerations incorporate emphasis on the New Zealand experience.

Prerequisites: 178100 or 78102 or 178110

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Course code: 178221 Methods of Economic Analysis 15 credits

An introduction to the techniques of quantitative economic analysis. The use of linear algebra and calculus in economics. Constrained optimisation. Simple dynamics.

Prerequisites: 115113 or 115106 or any 1781xx course

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Course code: 178240 Managerial Economics 15 credits

Economic principles applied to decision problems of managers in a business organisation. Analysis of costs, revenues and profits in relation to a firm's objectives. Emphasis on pricing policy, investment decisions, advertising and promotion expenditure.

Prerequisites: 115113 or 115106 or 178101

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Course code: 178242 Land Economics 15 credits

The treatment of land resource questions in economics, including changing theoretical approaches to land and the income from the land, factors influencing the behaviour of land markets, environmental economics and land use, specific models of land use patterns, the question of the efficient use of land resources, estimating changing land use requirements, taxation in relation to land markets, location decision.

Prerequisites: Any 1781xx course or 115113 or 115106

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Course code: 178250 Contemporary Economic Issues 15 credits

A study of selected economic and socio-economic topics in a contemporary framework.

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Course code: 178280 Economic Analysis and Applications 15 credits

An introduction to quantitative analysis and applications in economics.

Prerequisites: 115113

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Course code: 178300 Macroeconomic Policy and Applications 15 credits

This course incorporates financial markets into macroeconomic models and analyses government policies that address current macroeconomic events.

Prerequisites: 178200

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Course code: 178301 Microeconomic Theory and Applications 15 credits

The modelling of microeconomic decision-making, with application to real-world issues.

Prerequisites: 178201

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Course code: 178307 Markets, Firms and Consumers 15 credits

Microeconomic analysis will be applied to problems in consumer behaviour, business strategies and investment choice, resource allocation and regulation.

Prerequisites: 178201 or 178204 or 125230; or (115113 or 115106 or 178101) and 178280

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Course code: 178308 Economic Analysis of Money, Banking and Financial Markets 15 credits

This course analyses the causes, characteristics and consequences of business cycles. A neo-classical framework is applied to situations commonly seen in small open economies such as New Zealand. The role and importance of financial markets is highlighted and used to prescribe optimal government policy in many frequently observed macroeconomic situations.

Prerequisites: Any 1782xx course Restrictions: 178300

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Course code: 178328 Project Evaluation 15 credits

Theoretical and empirical aspects of economics (benefit-cost analysis) and financial project evaluation. Consumption/investment decisions; discounted cash-flow techniques; cost of capital financing; risk and uncertainty; and shadow pricing for economic policy. Emphasis is on practical applications, using microcomputers, to projects and investments in developed and developing countries.

Prerequisites: Any 1781xx course

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Course code: 178352 Survey of International Economics 15 credits

This capstone course conducts application-rich and current economic studies of the real and financial transactions between nations and analyses practical problems in the changing world economy.

Prerequisites: 178200, 178201, and either 178250 or 178280; and either 178300 or 178301 Corequisites: 178300 or 178301 Restrictions: 178350

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Course code: 178358 International Trade in Agri-food Products 15 credits

Agri-food trade today. Gains from trade and barriers to trade. Agri-food trade policies in the EU, USA and selected Asian countries. The WTO and agri-food trade liberalisation. Measuring the impacts of trade liberalisation on developed and developing economies. Macroeconomics of agri-food trade. Linkages between agriculture, trade and environment.

Prerequisites: Any 1781xx course or 119156 Restrictions: 178357

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Course code: 178360 Environmental Economics 15 credits

An introduction to the application of economic analysis, to environmental and climate change related issues and policies.

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Course code: 178370 Development Economics 15 credits

An examination of major development problems and issues, both domestic and international, from a combined economic theory, empirical and policy-oriented perspective.

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Course code: 179202 Applied Research for Social Policy and Social Work 15 credits

An introduction to social research and an examination of application of evidence to inform social policy and social work practice.

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Course code: 179230 The Wellbeing of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 15 credits

An examination of social policy and social service delivery from the perspective of Pacific cultures and communities in New Zealand. The course explores Pacific experiences of wellbeing and social development in order to contribute to effective policy and practice approaches with Pacific peoples.

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Course code: 179320 Community Development 15 credits

An examination of the fundamental principles and definitions of community development. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical frameworks which inform community work. Individual, group and community action is examined with particular emphasis on the relationship between individual and social change.

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Course code: 179330 Māori Development and the Social Services 15 credits

Themes in contemporary Māori development (kaupapa Māori) with particular reference to the aspirations of Māori people. Emphasis will be placed on the implications of such themes for the social services as well as the development of appropriate social policies.

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Course code: 192101 English for Academic Purposes for Speakers of Other Languages 15 credits

An introduction to vocabulary development, critical and analytical reading, seminar presentation, and listening and note-taking for academic purposes. This course is designed for students for whom English is a second or other language, and who are enrolled in degree/diploma programmes. It is most suitable for students who are new to an English-speaking academic environment.

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Course code: 192102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages 15 credits

A course of study in academic English writing for international students and permanent residents for whom English is the second or other language.

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Course code: 200100 Politics of Culture and Power 15 credits

A broad exploration of what counts as politics in the context of cultural identities, social hierarchies and power relations.

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Course code: 200161 Introduction to Politics 15 credits

An introduction to the study and nature of politics, including political theory, political parties, electoral systems, public policy and international relations.

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Course code: 200201 Middle Eastern Politics 15 credits

An examination of the contemporary politics of the Middle East, including North Africa.

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Course code: 200215 Foundations of Political Thought 15 credits

A study of the history of political thought from antiquity to the nineteenth century.

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Course code: 200261 World Politics 15 credits

An introduction to major theories, issues, events and institutions in contemporary world politics.

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Course code: 200300 Peace Studies 15 credits

A critical investigation of the ways that violence, conflict, and peacebuilding are understood within politics, and the resulting sub-discipline of peace studies.

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Course code: 200302 Israel/Palestine and the Arab World 15 credits

An exploration of issues in Israeli-Arab relations including the state of Israel's relationships with its Palestinian citizens, the Palestinian Authority, the neighbouring Arab states and the wider Middle East.

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Course code: 200303 Global Democratic Politics 15 credits

This course will critically examine core issues and debates in contemporary democratic theory and practice in a global context, with a focus on diverse forms of and challenges to political participation in contemporary democracies.

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Course code: 200315 Contemporary Political Thought 15 credits

A study of key developments and debates in contemporary political thought.

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Course code: 200361 Contemporary New Zealand Politics 15 credits

A study of selected topics and themes in contemporary New Zealand politics and government, with particular reference to the period from 1984 to the present.

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Course code: 201103 Magic and Witchcraft 15 credits

A multidisciplinary study of magic and witchcraft in selected societies in different time periods.

Restrictions: 135103

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Course code: 201112 Greek History 15 credits

This course provides a survey of Greek History from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.

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Course code: 201113 Greek Mythology 15 credits

A study of the nature and uses of Greek mythology in ancient Greek literature and art.

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Course code: 201114 The Roman Republic 15 credits

This course provides an introduction to Roman history, from its mythical beginnings to the battle of Actium in 31 BC.

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Course code: 201115 Introductory Latin 15 credits

An introduction to the grammar and translation of Latin. No prior knowledge of Latin assumed.

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Course code: 201117 Greek and Roman Warfare 15 credits

An introduction to warfare in antiquity, in its social and political contexts, with an examination of weapons, tactics, strategy, famous battles and generals.

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Course code: 201201 The Pursuit of Happiness in the Classical World 15 credits

This course explores views of happiness in the ancient Greek and Roman world from Homer to Marcus Aurelius.

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Course code: 201211 Love and Sexuality in Ancient Greece 15 credits

This course offers a systematic study of ancient Greek attitudes and practices relating to love and sexuality as reflected in history, literature, art, and philosophy, and against the background of the family and society at large.

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Course code: 201212 Intermediate Latin 15 credits

A development of reading proficiency in classical Latin by increasing core vocabulary key grammatical concepts and translation.

Prerequisites: 201115, or demonstration of a comparable level of Latin skills attained at the secondary or tertiary level Restrictions: 201116

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Course code: 201216 The Trojan War 15 credits

A comparative examination of the Trojan War in Greek and Roman literature.

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Course code: 201218 Greek and Roman Religion 15 credits

A study of the religion of the Greeks and Romans, approached through both literary and archaeological sources. The course focuses on cult practices and their impacts on the societies of the time.

Restrictions: 201318

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Course code: 201219 Greek Art and Society 15 credits

A survey of techniques, developments and achievements in Greek architecture, sculpture, wall- and vase-painting, set in their archaeological and social contexts. The period covered is from the Bronze Age through to Late Classical times.

Restrictions: 201319

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Course code: 201231 Leaders and Leadership in the Classical World 15 credits

A study of leadership in the Classical world from the point of view of the leaders themselves and from those they led.

Restrictions: 201316

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Course code: 201313 Greek Tragedy, Then and Now 15 credits

This course examines ancient Greek tragedy in translation. It looks at the transformation of myth into tragedy in the fifth century BCE and reflects on why these classical dramas remain popular today.

Restrictions: 201213

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Course code: 201314 Imperial Rome 15 credits

A study of the first 200 years of Roman imperial rule, from the time of Augustus to the death of Marcus Aurelius.

Restrictions: 201214

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Course code: 201317 Ancient Multiculturalism: Egypt, Greece and Rome 15 credits

The study of cultural exchange between the ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Jewish civilizations over the thousand years of classical antiquity, focusing on interactions in literature, art, religion, philosophy, economy, and politics.

Restrictions: 201230

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Course code: 201318 Greek and Roman Religion 15 credits

A study of the religion of the Greeks and Romans, approached through both literary and archaeological sources. The course focuses on cult practices and their impacts on the societies of the time.

Restrictions: 201218

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Course code: 201320 Roman Art and Society 15 credits

A detailed survey of techniques, developments and achievements in Hellenistic and Roman architecture, painting, mosaics and sculpture, set in their archaeological and social contexts. The period covered is from the Hellenistic Age through the Republic down to the Late Empire.

Restrictions: 201220

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Course code: 219207 Writing for Public Relations and Digital Media 15 credits

This course develops students’ skills in writing for public relations and relationship management purposes, with particular attention paid to the characteristics and requirements of digital media.

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Course code: 219234 Editing & Publishing 15 credits

Editing text for print and web publication including grammar, punctuation, clarity and style; and the principles of design and layout in publishing.

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Course code: 219302 Gender and Communication in Organisations 15 credits

This course closely examines how language and communication are used by women and men, and explores the social and biological factors that contribute to communication differences and similarities. Students study the implications of theories of sex and gender for communication and organizational behaviour, with emphases on identity management, leadership, (in)equality, and harassment.

Restrictions: 114358

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Course code: 219312 Risk and Crisis Communication 15 credits

This course critically evaluates ways that organisations can manage reputational risk and communicate in response to crisis situations.

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Course code: 230102 Pacific Peoples in New Zealand 15 credits

An introduction to the distinctive cultures of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand. Students will develop an understanding of core values, traditions, cultural protocols, social processes and world views that are characteristic of Pacific cultures in the New Zealand context.

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Course code: 230110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa NZ 15 credits

This course examines formations of identity and belonging in relation to concepts of place and turangawaewae (‘standing place’). The multiple factors shaping identity formation, citizenship and public engagement will be explored, and students will develop awareness of and reflect on diverse perspectives regarding identity and citizenship, and apply this understanding to analyse issues in contemporary New Zealand society.

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Course code: 230111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry 15 credits

This course introduces students to cultures of writing and inquiry in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is designed to help students write effectively at undergraduate level by practising a variety of writing tasks, including analytical, persuasive, and research-based writing and argumentation. Students will learn practices of writing, research, peer-review and revision that have application in the university and broader contexts.

Restrictions: 230100, 119155, 119177, 237130, 247155, 250100, 247177

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Course code: 230112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking 15 credits

This course develops students’ foundational analytical and critical thinking skills. It is designed to provide students in any discipline with the ability to describe, evaluate, and generate reasoning / arguments effectively, appropriately, and sympathetically, alongside an understanding of the hidden complexities inherent in this approach and its limits when employed as a form of persuasion.

Restrictions: 134103

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Course code: 230121 Future State: New Zealand in the 21st Century 15 credits

An inter-disciplinary exploration of the pressing social, political and economic issues (present and future) facing New Zealand in the 21st century such as globalisation, inequality and environmental challenges from the perspectives of the social science disciplines of geography, anthropology, sociology and politics.

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Course code: 230210 Tū Rangaranga: Global Encounters 15 credits

The course explores our connections, impacts, and roles in the world, and our rights and responsibilities as global citizens. It examines what citizenship means in 21st century Aotearoa/NZ, given its history, cultural diversity, and place in the global arena. The course introduces the notion of global citizenship, and explores the relationship between individual and collective action in addressing global problems.

Prerequisites: 230110

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Course code: 230310 Tū Tira Mai: Practising Engagement 15 credits

The questions of and possibilities for agency and action form the core of this course, through an enquiry-based exploration of the capacities of the humanities and social sciences for action, intervention and contribution in professional and community contexts. The course also covers the development and application of research skills, problem-solving skills, and ethical awareness in addressing practical issues.

Prerequisites: 230210

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Course code: 233105 Our Dynamic Earth 15 credits

An introductory course exploring the dynamics of Earth and how it changes through time, from the core to the atmosphere, plate tectonics to volcanoes, glaciers to rivers, mountains to oceans, and mass extinctions to the evolution of life. Through exploration of these processes and their interrelationships with environments and society, including natural hazards, climate change, and earth resources, students will develop their practical, problem solving, and communication skills.

Restrictions: 233101 and 145121

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Course code: 233212 Earth Surface Processes 15 credits

This course explores surface processes across Earth’s dynamic landscapes. Focusing on mountain, hillslope, river and coastal environments, the course investigates how and why these landscapes change over time. The course introduces methods for analysing and predicting landform change, and provides a foundation for managing geomorphic issues impacting society and the environment.

Prerequisites: 233105 or (233101 and 145121)

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Course code: 233214 GIS and Spatial Statistics 15 credits

Introduction to handling and analysis of digital geospatial data. Operation of GIS software, including collection, processing and understanding of data, production of maps and geospatial projection systems. Integration of spatial statistical software with GIS. Introduction to appropriate spatial statistics techniques including kernel smoothing, kriging, point processes and spatially correlated areal data.

Prerequisites: 161111 or 161122 Restrictions: 233251, 233301

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Course code: 241101 Chinese 1A 15 credits

The course provides the students with a basic proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese). Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired the phonetics, knowledge of a set of characters, and the vocabulary and basic sentence constructions.

Prerequisites: Appraisal required Restrictions: 241102, 241201, 241202, 241301, 241302, 241304, 241305

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Course code: 241102 Chinese 1B 15 credits

The course builds on the proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin) that is developed in 241.101 Chinese 1A. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired the phonetics, a further set of characters and vocabulary, and more complex sentence constructions.

Prerequisites: 241101 or appraisal required Restrictions: 241201, 241202, 241301, 241302, 241304, 241305

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Course code: 241103 Ancient Chinese World pre-republic (1912) 15 credits

A course of Chinese history, philosophy, literature and arts before 1912.

Restrictions: 169143

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Course code: 241107 China under Transformation: Economy, Society and Diplomacy 15 credits

An introduction to the multifaceted nature of China’s recent transformation from economic, societal, political and diplomatic perspectives.

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Course code: 241201 Chinese 2A 15 credits

Provides students with intermediate level of proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Intermediate level structures, vocabulary and characters are reinforced through oral and written exercises. Students acquire the tools appropriate to this level to discuss topics relevant to themselves and to Chinese culture and society.

Prerequisites: 241102 or appraisal required Restrictions: 241202, 241301, 241302, 241304, 241305

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Course code: 241202 Chinese 2B 15 credits

Aims to further develop intermediate level proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Entails a further set of intermediate level structures, vocabulary and characters that are reinforced through oral and written exercises. Students discuss topics appropriate to this level and that are relevant to themselves and to Chinese culture and society.

Prerequisites: 241201 or appraisal required Restrictions: 241301, 241302, 241304, 241305, 241306

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Course code: 241207 Chinese Diaspora 15 credits

This course will examine the emergence and transformation of Chinese international migration in the global context of China’s interactions with the outside world and diaspora’s changing patterns of political, social and cultural adaptations in various regions in the world.

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Course code: 241208 Contemporary Chinese Society in Literature and Film 15 credits

An integrated account of social and historical developments of contemporary China (from 1912 to the early 1990s) through a study of selected literary texts and films. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

Restrictions: 241203, 241204

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Course code: 241301 Chinese 3A 15 credits

Provides students with pre-advanced level proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Pre-advanced level structures, vocabulary and characters extend and refine linguistic capabilities through oral and written exercises, and students will acquire comprehension and communication skills to deal confidently and accurately with various situations.

Prerequisites: 241202 or appraisal required Restrictions: 241302

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Course code: 241302 Chinese 3B 15 credits

Provides students with advanced level proficiency in Putonghua (Mandarin), building on skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Advanced level structures, vocabulary and characters extend and refine linguistic capabilities through oral and written exercises, and students will acquire greater comprehension and communication skills to deal confidently and accurately with various situations.

Prerequisites: 241301 or appraisal required Restrictions: 241341, 241342, 169341, 169342

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Course code: 241304 Contrastive Study of Chinese and English 15 credits

A systematic study of Chinese grammar based on contrastive analysis as an approach to develop communicative skills through increased language awareness. Topics include basic concepts, sentence structure, special verbal constructions, tense and aspect, and complements.

Prerequisites: 241301 and 241302 or appraisal required Restrictions: 169344

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Course code: 241305 Translation from and into Chinese 15 credits

An advanced introduction to the theory and practice of translation from and into Chinese, with an emphasis on the development and application of written translation skills.

Prerequisites: 241301 and 241302 or appraisal required Restrictions: 169343

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Course code: 241395 Individual Research Project in Chinese Studies 15 credits

An advanced-level research project on an approved topic about Chinese language, literature, history, politics or other cultural aspect.

Prerequisites: Resource approval required Restrictions: 169397

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Course code: 242101 Japanese 1A 15 credits

This course provides students with introductory level proficiency in Japanese listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students learn romanised script, the two phonetic scripts (hiragana and katakana) and approximately 60 Japanese characters (kanji), as well as basic sentence structures and vocabulary useful for everyday life in Japan.

Restrictions: 242102, 242201, 242202, 242301, 242302, 242304, 242305, 242306, 242307

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Course code: 242102 Japanese 1B 15 credits

This course builds on the introductory level proficiency in Japanese established in 242.101 Japanese 1A developing further basic competence in Japanese listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. An additional 87 kanji are learnt. An increased range of sentence structures and vocabulary useful for everyday situations and interactions in Japan are introduced.

Prerequisites: 242101 or appraisal required Restrictions: 242201, 242202, 242301, 242302, 242304, 242305, 242306, 242307

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Course code: 242103 Introduction to Japanese Culture 15 credits

An overview of the cultural development of Japan from early times to the present.

Restrictions: 169123

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Course code: 242201 Japanese 2A 15 credits

This course provides students with a pre-intermediate level of reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in Japanese building on skills established in prior study. Student will use a range of written and oral exercises to practise new grammatical structures, vocabulary and approximately 80 new kanji, and will acquire the tools to discuss topics of relevance to themselves and Japanese culture and society at an appropriate level.

Prerequisites: 242102 or appraisal required Restrictions: 242202, 242301, 242302, 242304, 242305, 242306, 242307

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Course code: 242202 Japanese 2B 15 credits

This course further develops students' reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in Japanese at pre-intermediate level, extending skills gained in 242.201 Japanese 2A. Student will continue to use a range of written and oral exercises to practise new grammatical structures, vocabulary and approximately 100 new kanji, and will improve their ability to discuss topics of relevance to themselves and Japanese culture and society at an appropriate level. The use of respect language (keigo) will also be introduced.

Prerequisites: 242201 or appraisal required Restrictions: 242301, 242302, 242304, 242305, 242306, 242307

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Course code: 242205 Japanese Cinema 15 credits

This course will introduce Japanese cinema in English translation as an art form that strongly reflects its culture. Traditional samurai films, contemporary social problem films and animations are used to explore how films address issues of modernity and national identity. No previous knowledge of Japanese language, history, or culture is required.

Restrictions: 169227

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Course code: 242301 Japanese 3A 15 credits

This course provides students with a pre-advanced level of reading, writing, listening and speaking proficiency in Japanese building on skills established in prior study. Students will continue to extend and refine their ability in Japanese through using a range of exercises practising more advanced vocabulary and idioms, grammatical structures, respect language (keigo) and approximately 244 new kanji. Students will be expected to develop comprehension and communication skills to deal confidently and accurately with various situations.

Prerequisites: 242202 or appraisal required Restrictions: 242302

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Course code: 242302 Japanese 3B 15 credits

This course further extends students' Japanese proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking to advanced level, building on skills established in 242.301 Japanese 3A. Students will continue to further extend and refine their ability in Japanese through practising an increased range of vocabulary and idioms, grammatical structures, respect language (keigo) and approximately 208 new kanji. Students will be expected to develop their comprehension and communication skills for confident and accurate use in more varied situations.

Prerequisites: 242301 or appraisal required

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Course code: 242304 Reading and Writing about Current Japan 15 credits

Selected issues of contemporary Japanese society will be studied through the medium of texts in the Japanese language. Further development of Japanese skills in reading and writing.

Prerequisites: 242202 or appraisal required

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Course code: 242305 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature 15 credits

A study of selected extracts in the original Japanese from the work of major modern writers.

Prerequisites: 242202 or appraisal required

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Course code: 243101 Introductory French Language I 15 credits

A communicative approach to developing skills in spoken and written French, including vocabulary acquisition, grammatical competency, reading and listening comprehension, and oral practice.

Restrictions: 243102, 243201, 243202, 243301

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Course code: 243102 Introductory French Language II 15 credits

For students with beginners level of French. Extending skills in spoken and written French, including vocabulary acquisition, grammatical competency, reading and listening comprehension, and oral practice.

Prerequisites: 243101 or 164106 Restrictions: 243201, 243202, 243301

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Course code: 243201 Intermediate French Language I 15 credits

An intermediate-level review of written and spoken French, further developing skills in vocabulary, grammar, composition, comprehension, and oral communication.

Prerequisites: 243102 or 164107 or equivalent Restrictions: 243202, 243301

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Course code: 243202 Intermediate French Language II 15 credits

For students with intermediate level of French. An Autonomous level review of written and spoken French, further developing skills in vocabulary, grammar, composition, comprehension, and oral communication.

Prerequisites: 243201 or 164101 or 164200 Restrictions: 243301

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Course code: 243301 Advanced French Language 15 credits

For students with an autonomous level of oral and written French. An advanced-level course in French to further develop written and oral comprehension, expression and analysis, based on contemporary texts and recordings.

Prerequisites: 243202 or equivalent

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Course code: 243304 Contemporary French Popular Culture 15 credits

For students with Advanced level of French. Practical study of contemporary examples of French popular language and culture in a range of fields. An Advanced level review of written and spoken French, further developing skills in vocabulary, grammar, composition, comprehension and oral communication.

Prerequisites: 243301 or 164301 Restrictions: 164307

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Course code: 245101 Introductory Spanish Language I 15 credits

An introduction to basic communication skills in spoken and written Spanish. Aspects of contemporary Hispanic culture and society are also studied.

Restrictions: 245102, 245201, 245202, 245301

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Course code: 245102 Introductory Spanish Language II 15 credits

An extension of basic communication skills in spoken and written Spanish. Aspects of contemporary Hispanic culture and society are also studied.

Prerequisites: 245101 Restrictions: 245201, 245202, 245301

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Course code: 245103 Hispanic Culture and Heritage 15 credits

An introduction to significant aspects of modern Hispanic history, literature, art and culture in Spain and the Spanish-speaking world. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.

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Course code: 245201 Intermediate Spanish Language I 15 credits

Intermediate level written and oral comprehension and communication skills in Spanish, providing a broad linguistic base for the study of Spanish and Latin American culture, literature and civilisation.

Prerequisites: 245102 Restrictions: 245202, 245301

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Course code: 245202 Intermediate Spanish Language II 15 credits

An extension of intermediate skills in reading, free composition, listening comprehension and oral communication to illustrate aspects of contemporary Spanish and Latin American culture and society.

Prerequisites: 245201 Restrictions: 245301

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Course code: 245203 The Sound of Spanish: Diction, Dialects and Diversity 15 credits

An introduction to socio-linguistic aspects of the use of Spanish around the world, including dialectal variations and bilingualism, through a study of basic Spanish phonetics and phonology.

Prerequisites: 245201

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Course code: 245204 Latin American Voices 15 credits

An introduction to 20th century Latin American literature and its historical and political contexts through short literary works in Spanish.

Prerequisites: 245201 Restrictions: 164255

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Course code: 245301 Advanced Spanish Language 15 credits

Advanced level skills in reading, free composition, listening comprehension and oral communication in Spanish, illustrating aspects of contemporary Spanish and Latin American culture and society.

Prerequisites: 245202

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Course code: 245302 Theory and Practice of Spanish Translation 15 credits

An advanced introduction to the theory and practice of translation from and into Spanish and the role and responsibility of the translator.

Prerequisites: 245301

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Course code: 245303 Latin American Rhythms and Politics: From Tango to Rock 15 credits

Study of representative twentieth century Latin American music styles and their links to key social and political events that have shaped Latin American history. This course will be taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites: 245202 or 245204

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Course code: 245304 Travellers' Tales: the Invention of Latin America 15 credits

An exploration of how Latin American people, landscapes and cultures have been defined through the writings of European, North American, Australasian and Latin American travellers. This course will be taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites: 245202 or 245204

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Course code: 245305 Spanish Conversation on Film 15 credits

An advanced study of contemporary Latin American cinema within the context of current socio-political debates.

Prerequisites: 245202

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Course code: 249284 Introduction to Equity and Inclusion in Education 15 credits

Students will examine and evaluate equity and inclusion in New Zealand education for children and young people with disabilities, including: historical and human rights developments; cultural implications; influential theoretical models; and the development of inclusive cultures and approaches to teaching and learning.

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Course code: 249286 Equity and Diversity in Education 15 credits

Explores critical issues related to equity and diversity in life-long and life-wide learning. Examines the role of education in the marginalisation and exclusion of learners, how these inequities are reproduced, and the principles and practices that promote equity.

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Course code: 249287 Early Intervention 15 credits

An investigation of current early intervention services and of the methods used in identification, assessment and teaching of young children with special needs.

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Course code: 249384 Consultation and Collaboration in Inclusive Education 15 credits

An examination of methods and practices used in a consultative approach to assist learners with special needs in an inclusive educational environment.

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Course code: 254101 An Introduction to Social and Cultural Studies in Education 15 credits

A critical examination of social, cultural, political, historical and philosophical influences on the development of education in Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally.

Restrictions: 181101, 187101

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Course code: 254200 Learning in the Digital World 15 credits

This course is an exploration of what it means to be a learner in digital social worlds.

Restrictions: 254336

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Course code: 254201 Philosophy of Education 15 credits

This course explores the philosophical complexities of education in its personal, institutional and social dimensions. Students will be introduced to some of the major debates in philosophy of education and engage in the critical and continual practice of applying philosophy across the many contexts of education.

Restrictions: 187201

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Course code: 254203 Sociologically Imagining Education 15 credits

This course explores the sociology of education by critically inquiring into the relationship between personal experience, education and society. Students will be introduced to primary sociological concepts like race, class and gender to critically reflect on education.

Restrictions: 187203

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Course code: 254300 Historical Perspectives on Education 15 credits

An exploration of the ways New Zealand’s current education institutions have been influenced by evolving philosophies of education, alongside key historical, sociological, ideological, political, and economic forces.

Restrictions: 254210

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Course code: 254304 Critical Theories of Education 15 credits

Education as an everyday practice is the focus for critical theories of education. This course explores ways education has been theorized as a practice of liberation as well as a practice of oppression. Students will use these concepts to examine the role of education in shaping the social structure of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Restrictions: 187304, 278363

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Course code: 254337 Teaching and Learning with Pasifika Peoples in NZ 15 credits

An examination of the educational experiences of Pasifika peoples in New Zealand in formal and informal settings both in the past and present with a focus on effective teaching and learning practices.

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Course code: 254340 Politics of Education 15 credits

This course considers the politics of education in Aotearoa New Zealand, using current social issues and education policy reforms to examine role of education in a democracy.

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Course code: 256201 Educational Psychology 15 credits

An examination of the contribution of psychology to an understanding of educational processes with a focus on the learner, learning processes and instruction. Issues of theory, research and application will be studied in a variety of educational situations.

Restrictions: 186230, 186201

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Course code: 256303 Sustainable Learning 15 credits

An analysis of how to best support learning and teaching in educational settings through the application of Western and Māori frameworks.

Prerequisites: 256201

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Course code: 256304 Positive Behaviour for Learning 15 credits

This course provides in depth exploration of the strategies and interventions for maintaining positive learning environments that support effective school engagement and achievement.

Prerequisites: 256201

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Course code: 258301 Language, Literacy and Cognitive Development 15 credits

A critical study of contemporary research on language, literacy and cognitive development particularly in the context of growing up in New Zealand in diverse cultural contexts (including Māori) and with reference to Treaty of Waitangi considerations.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level course from Education

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Course code: 263200 Teaching as an Act of Influencing Others 15 credits

An exploration of the ethics, principles, and key processes of everyday teaching and learning as a basic form of social interaction, giving students the opportunity to explore teaching and learning across the lifespan.

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Course code: 263301 Learning and Motivation 15 credits

A study of contemporary theory and research on motivation in educational contexts with emphasis on implications for learning and for educational practice.

Prerequisites: Any 200-level course from Education

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Course code: 263315 Teaching and Learning in Everyday Settings 15 credits

A study of informal teaching and learning practices in a workplace, volunteer, leisure, cultural or community organisation setting. Focus is on the application of everyday teaching and learning theory in a real community context where access is self-negotiated by the student.

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Course code: 263331 Assessment and Learning 15 credits

Assessment concepts and procedures for learning and teaching, the construction and use of educational assessments, and contemporary issues in evaluation.

Restrictions: 186331

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Course code: 264200 How People Learn 15 credits

An examination of how people learn in formal and informal settings

Restrictions: 264101

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Course code: 269332 Māori Issues in Education 15 credits

A study of relationships between cultural values and education and of the extent of Māori educational needs and aspirations.

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Course code: 275102 Human Development 15 credits

An introduction to the study of lifespan human development and learning within changing social and physical contexts.

Restrictions: 208102, 209102

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Course code: 275203 Development in Childhood 15 credits

An examination of physical, cognitive and psychosocial development during infancy and childhood in diverse contexts.

Prerequisites: 275102

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Course code: 275208 Development in Adolescence 15 credits

An examination of the physical, cognitive and psychosocial development during adolescence and emerging adulthood in diverse contexts.

Prerequisites: 275102 Restrictions: 208308, 208208, 209308

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Course code: 275304 Development of Gender 15 credits

An in-depth study of gender development across the lifespan, including consideration of biological, sociological, and developmental perspectives of gender.

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Course code: 275320 Risk and Resilience across the Lifespan 15 credits

An applied study of human development, examining risk, protective, and promotive factors which contribute to resilience and positive developmental outcomes across the lifespan.

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Course code: 276330 Mathematics and Literacy in Society 15 credits

An exploration of the importance of being literate and numerate through an in-depth study of our engagement with mathematics and literacy in everyday life.

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Course code: 279101 Social Policy: An Introduction 15 credits

A foundational knowledge of social policy, providing a broad introduction introducing students to the history of social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand and key theories and concepts informing the development of social policy.

Restrictions: 179101

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Course code: 279201 Social Policy: Concepts and Theories 15 credits

An exploration of the influence of different political theories and key concepts (such as freedom, equality and justice) on the development of social policy in New Zealand. Applications to contemporary policy case studies are included.

Prerequisites: 279101 or 179101 or 200162; 279101 or 179101 for BSW

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Course code: 279203 Law, Government and Social Policy 15 credits

An introduction to law, politics and the role of government in a democratic society. Examination of the constitutional framework of government in New Zealand and focus on the part played in public policy processes by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. A number of specific statutes are studied as examples of the outcomes of legislative processes.

Prerequisites: 279101 or 179101 or 200162 (179102 to 2009)

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Course code: 279301 Government Policy, Planning and Administration 15 credits

An examination of government policy, planning and administration. Attention will be focussed on providing the conceptual tools for analysing the policy process and then applying them to specific legislation.

Prerequisites: 279201 or 179201

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Course code: 279302 Policy Research and Evaluation 15 credits

An examination of the relationship between policy and research and the concepts, techniques and issues involved in policy and programme evaluation. The course includes practical experience in evaluation research.

Prerequisites: 179202 or 176202

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Course code: 292101 Introductory Portuguese Language I 15 credits

An introduction to basic communication skills in spoken and written Portuguese. Aspects of contemporary Brazilian culture and society are also studied.

Restrictions: 292102, 292201, 292202, 292301

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Course code: 292102 Introductory Portuguese Language 2 15 credits

An extension of basic communication skills in spoken and written Portuguese. Aspects of contemporary Brazilian culture and society are also studied.

Prerequisites: 292101 Restrictions: 292201, 292202, 292301

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Course code: 292201 Intermediate Portuguese Language I 15 credits

Intermediate level written and oral comprehension and communication skills in Portuguese, providing a broad linguistic base for the study of Brazilian culture, literature and civilisation.

Prerequisites: 292102 Restrictions: 292202, 292301

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Course code: 292202 Intermediate Portuguese Language 2 15 credits

An extension of intermediate skills in reading, free composition, listening comprehension and oral communication to illustrate aspects of contemporary Brazilian culture and society.

Prerequisites: 292201 Restrictions: 292301

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Course code: 292301 Advanced Portuguese Language 15 credits

Advanced level skills in reading, free composition, listening comprehension and oral communication in Portuguese, illustrating aspects of contemporary Brazilian culture and society.

Prerequisites: 292202

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Course code: 292305 Brazilian Culture and Heritage 15 credits

Significant aspects of modern Brazilian history, literature, art and culture. This course is taught in Portuguese.

Prerequisites: 292202

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Course code: 294115 War and Society 15 credits

An examination of the nature of war and its impact on society. The course explains how contemporary armed conflict and the use of force affects the world order, people and their communities, human behaviour, culture, and the environment.

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Course code: 294140 Military Power 15 credits

An introduction to military operations in a joint (interservice) environment. It examines the application of military power in conventional warfare across the air, land, maritime, joint, interagency and multinational domains.

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Course code: 294151 History of Warfare 15 credits

An introduction to the history of warfare on land, at sea, and in the air. The course examines how armed forces and the conduct of war have evolved in response to broad military, societal, political, and technological change.

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Course code: 294170 Introduction to Border Security 15 credits

An introduction to the concept of border security. It will explore security challenges and the implications of these to border security both internationally and for New Zealand. It will also look at the various border security agencies and their responses to managing border security risks with a focus on interagency collaboration, risk management and the impact of policy.

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Course code: 294180 Introduction to Security Studies 15 credits

An introduction to contemporary security studies focusing on traditional and non-traditional security challenges and the ways in which security is understood and conceptualized in security studies discourse.

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Course code: 294201 States, Borders and Resource Security 15 credits

This course examines the dynamics of states seeking to secure resources for their own requirements, alongside the need to sustain and protect global resources such as oceans and the poles.

Restrictions: 149271

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Course code: 294202 Human Security 15 credits

This course explores the theory and practice of security from multiple perspectives including individual, community, social, economic and environmental.

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Course code: 294215 Global Defence Challenges 15 credits

An examination of emerging and re-emerging defence challenges within the global environment, in particular their impact on the character of contemporary warfare and the employment of military forces.

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Course code: 294245 Irregular Warfare 15 credits

The theory and conduct of irregular warfare including in joint (interservice), combined (multinational) and interagency environments, and incorporating both historical and contemporary case studies.

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Course code: 294255 Conventional Warfare 15 credits

An examination of the theory and conduct of contemporary conventional warfare by studying the combat and non-combat use of military forces within joint (inter-service), combined (multinational) and interagency environments.

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Course code: 294272 Intelligence in the Security Environment 15 credits

This course provides a critical examination of intelligence focusing on the security environment. It looks at contemporary global and New Zealand-specific security risks, the intelligence cycle, and intelligence models that collect and analyse information to produce intelligence products that inform decision making.

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Course code: 294280 Security and Diplomacy 15 credits

This course examines the nexus of security and diplomacy and the related theoretical and explanatory approaches with a particular emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region.

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Course code: 294301 Legacies of War 15 credits

This course explores the legacies of war remaining after war and violent conflict ends, using case studies to examine the social, cultural and political responses to those legacies.

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Course code: 294304 Cyber and Information Security 15 credits

This course examines the threats posed by Cyber Crime, Cyber Terrorism, Cyber Intelligence, Cyber Infrastructure and Cyber Warfare to individuals, organisations and government agencies. Studies include the origins of threats, the evolution of technologies, the role of the state in offensive and defensive applications, and ethical considerations.

Restrictions: 149295

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Course code: 294325 Contemporary Peace Operations 15 credits

A critical examination of the theories, concepts, evolution, and contemporary practice of peacekeeping (including peace-making, peace support, and humanitarian interventions) with application to the regional and global environments.

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Course code: 294350 The History of Defence and Security Intelligence 15 credits

A study of defence and security intelligence from ancient times through to today, with emphasis on the evolution of intelligence organisations and activities, the impact of technological advances, and the wider political, social and ethical issues surrounding its practice.

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Course code: 294381 Terrorism and Political Violence 15 credits

This course critically explores the concept of `Terrorism’ and related forms of political conflict and violence. New Zealand’s understanding and responses to the phenomena labelled as `terrorism’ will be a key aspect of the course. The course will also address such substantive issues as the how non-state actors engaged in political conflict and violence fund their activities.

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Course code: 294382 Advanced Biosecurity 15 credits

This course provides an advanced exploration of biosecurity from a social science perspective and exposes students to a range of contemporary biosecurity issues and their management.

Prerequisites: 294101

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Course code: 300110 Te Reo Whakahoahoa: Socialising in Te Reo 15 credits

An introduction to elementary Māori language structures, Māori terminology and the correct pronunciation of the Māori language.

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Course code: 300111 Te Reo Kōnakinaki: Developing Te Reo 15 credits

Ko tēnei whakaakoranga reo Māori hei mahinga mā te tauira kua tīmata kē ki te ako i te reo Māori. Ko tōna tino kaupapa, ka whakamahia te reo hei reo whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro, hei reo kōrerorero i waenganui i te tangata. This course extends listening, speaking and writing competency to enable students to express themselves in Te Reo on a wide range of topics at an introductory level. Emphasis is on spoken and written Māori as a language of communication and interaction.

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Course code: 300209 Te Reo Torangapu: Political Te Reo 15 credits

An examination of the language of struggle this course develops the use and understanding of political discourse in Māori both spoken and written through the use of text types associated with activism, essential customary and contemporary concepts, intermediate language patterns, and the use of oral genre such as proverbs and song to support political communication. He āta tūhura i ngā āhuatanga o te reo tohe te kaupapa o te pepa nei. Ka nui ake tō mōhiotanga ki te reo tōrangapū ā-waha, ā-tuhi mā te whakamahi i ngā momo kōrero e hāngai ana ki te mahi mātātoa, ngā ariā tūturu me ngā whakaaro hou, ngā takotoranga reo tau tuarua, tae atu ki ngā momo ā-waha pērā i te whakataukī, i te waiata hei tautoko i te whakawhitinga tōrangapū.

Prerequisites: 300110 or 300111

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Course code: 300210 Te Reo Kōrerorero: Discussing in Te Reo 15 credits

Nei rā te reo kōrero, te reo tuhituhi hei reo whakawhitiwhiti i roto i roto i te nohotahitanga a te tangata. Ka tirohia te takotoranga o te reo, ngā kupu kei te hāngai ki ngā kaupapa maha, otirā, ka tirohia ngā kīpeha pēnei i te kīwaha. Taught in te reo, this course emphasises the use and understanding of spoken and written Māori, focusing on the structure of the language, expanding vocabulary and using figures of speech such as colloquialisms.

Prerequisites: 300111

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Course code: 300211 Te Reo Whakanakonako: Embellishing Te Reo 15 credits

Ka ākona te momo reo e ahu mai ana i te kawa o ō tātou marae e hāngai ana ki te tangihanga, ki te whakataukī, ki te pepeha, ki te kōrero pūrākau, ki te waiata tawhito. I roto i ēnei kaupapa kōrero katoa ka wānangahia te momo reo hei whakapakari i tō reo kōrero, i tō reo tuhituhi, i tō reo whakamārama. Ko ngā whakahaere katoa mō tēnei pepa kei roto i te reo Māori. Taught in te reo, this course examines te reo as a formal language associated with tangihanga, whakatauki, pepeha, korero purakau and waiata tawhito.

Prerequisites: 300111

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Course code: 300310 Te Reo Auaha: Creative Writing in Te Reo 15 credits

Taught in te reo, this course applies critical analysis to literature in te reo by authors and composers across a range of genres and disciplines. Students engage in creative composition and explore a range of literary techniques and processes, including editing, peer review and critical revision.

Prerequisites: 300211

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Course code: 300311 Te Reo Papa: Strengthening Te Reo 15 credits

Tuatahi he ako i te momo reo e ahu mai ana i te moteatea-a-korero, korero purakau, me nga korero mo tetahi o ou na tipuna. I roto i enei kaupapa katoa ka wanangatia tenei momo reo hei whakapakari i to reo korero, to reo tuhituhi, to reo whakamarama. Ko nga whakahaere katoa mo tenei pepa kei roto i te reo Māori. Taught in te reo this course explores Māori poetry, tribal legends and writings about ancestors, linking Māori philosophies, idioms and metaphors with Māori as a modern oral and written language.

Prerequisites: 300211

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Course code: 300312 Te Reo o te Marae: Karanga and Whaikorerorero 15 credits

Taught in te reo, this course develops the language and skill of the formal mediums of karanga, whaikorero and other genres, including karakia, waerea, tauparapara and poroporoaki. Students appraise and develop aspects of tikanga, style, form and structure.

Prerequisites: 300211

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