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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Communication Studies (BCS)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Communication Studies must enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Waikato Management School and follow an approved programme of study in the two Schools for at least three years.
2.   The programme of study for the degree comprises 360 points at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4, including at least 240 points above Level 1 and 80 points above Level 2.
3.   Candidates must complete the compulsory papers prescribed in the appendix to these regulations.
4.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  The major subjects for the degree are:
      English Studies
      Linguistics
      Management Communication
      Marketing
      Media Studies
      Public Relations
5.   To complete the requirements of a major subject candidates must gain at least 120 points above Level 1 in that subject, including 60 points above Level 2. The requirements for each of the major subjects are specified under the relevant subject entry in the Calendar.
6.   Candidates may include a maximum of 150 points in subjects other than those listed as major subjects for the degree.
7.   Candidates must gain at least 75 points at Level 1 before enrolling for papers at Level 2.
8.   Candidates must gain at least 120 points at Level 1 and 60 points at Level 2 before enrolling for papers above Level 2.
9.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Bachelors Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation or waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

Appendix
Compulsory Papers
LING132 The Use of Language
MCOM102 Communication and Cyberspace
MCOM133 Introduction to Corporate Communication
MCOM220 Communication Theory
SMST102 The Media and Society 1
SMST120 The Creative Industries
TIKA121 Communication in Aotearoa New Zealand

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