Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications
Requirements for the Degree
3.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is three years.
4.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies and follow an approved programme of study.
5.   Candidates must gain 360 points at 100, 200, 300, and/or 400 levels, including at least 225 points above 100 level and 75 points above 200 level.
6.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
  (a)    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences majors
  Anthropology
  Economics
  Education and Society
  English
  Environmental Planning
  Geography
  History
  Human Development
  International Languages and Cultures
  Linguistics
  Music
  Philosophy
  Political Science
  Population Studies
  Psychology
  Screen and Media Studies
  Social Policy
  Sociology
  Theatre Studies
  Writing Studies
  (b)    Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies majors
  Māori and Indigenous Studies
  Pacific and Indigenous Studies
  Te Reo Māori
7.   To complete the requirements of a single major, candidates must gain 135 points in that major, including at least 105 points above 100 level, of which at least 60 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
8.   Candidates completing a single major may also complete a minor by gaining 60 points in any minor subject, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Candidates must also meet any specific requirements prescribed for the minor in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers .
9.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
10.   To complete the requirements of a double major, candidates must gain 120 points in each major, including at least 90 points above 100 level, of which at least 45 points must be above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for each major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
11.   A paper completed towards the requirements of a major cannot be counted towards the requirements of another major or a minor.
12.   Candidates must also complete at least 105 points from papers listed for the field of the Degree if completing a single major, or at least 120 points from papers listed for the field of the Degree if completing a double major, including:
  (a)    for candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
      ARTSC110, 15 points from List A, 15 points from List B, 15 points from List C and 15 points from List D.
  (b)    for candidates enrolled in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies:
      MAORI100, MAORI103, 15 points from List C and 60 points from MAORI and PACIS coded papers.
13.   Candidates may take up to 120 points from outside the field of the Degree.
14.   The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 6 of these regulations as well as Chinese, Ethics, French, Japanese, and Spanish.
Variations
15.   The Dean or delegated authority may permit more than 120 points to be taken from outside the field of the Degree in individual cases.
16.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
Transitional Arrangements
17.   These regulations apply to all new applicants for the BA from 2018. Students who enrolled in the BA prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.

List A

ARTSC101Indigenous Social Science Research
ARTSC102 Arts Affects <>Effects
ARTSC103 Rights and Reasons
ARTSC104 Undergraduate Research Writing for ESL students
ARTSC105 Language in Context

List B

Any Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies paper, or
ANTHY101 Exploring Cultures: Introduction to Anthropology
ANTHY102 New Zealand and the Pacific
CHINE131 Chinese Language 1: Part A
CHINE132 Chinese Language 2: Part B
FRNCH131 French for Beginners 1: Part A
FRNCH132 French for Beginners 2: Part B
INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures
JAPAN131 Japanese 1: Part A
JAPAN132 Japanese 1: Part B
STREL102 World Religions: Contemporary Life and Practice
SPNSH131 Spanish for Beginners 1
SPNSH132 Spanish for Beginners 2
ANTHY201 Ethnicity and Identity
ANTHY202 Polynesian Ethnography
CHINE204 Visualising China
DSIGN252 Cultural Perspectives for Design
EDUCA200 Te Hononga Tangata
LINGS203 Language, Society and Culture
GEOGY219 Māori Lands and Communities
HISTY225 Indigenous Histories: Narratives, Ethics and Decoloniality
INTLC221 Understanding East Asia
INTLC222 European and Latin American Cultures: Tradition & Modernity
INTLC380 Study Abroad, INTLC381 Study Abroad 2, or INTLC382 Study Abroad 3

List C

ARTSWaaa Community Projects
ARTSWbbb Industry and Community Competitions
ARTSWccc Entrepreneurships
ARTSWddd Work Placement
ARTSWeee Work-related Project
MAORI3XX Working with Indigenous Communities

List D

ENGLI100 Telling the Story
GEOGY101 People and Place
HISTY117 Global Histories
INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures
MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners
MAORI102 He Hīnātore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World
MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi
MAORI157 Ngā Mahi a Rēhia: Māori Performing Arts
MEDIA100 Understanding Visual Culture
MUSIC112 Introduction to Western Music
PACIS100 Introduction to Pacific Histories, Languages and Cultures
PHILO150 The Big Questions
POLSC101 Politics in the Ancient World
THSTS101 On Stage: Staging Theatre

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