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 400 levels, including at least 240 points above 100 level and 80 points above 200 level.
6.   Candidates must complete the requirements of a major.
(a)   Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences majors
  Anthropology
  Education and Society
  English
  Ethics
  Geography
  History
  International Languages and Culture
  Linguistics
  Mathematics
  Music
  Philosophy
  Political Science
  Psychology
  Screen and Media Studies
  Studies in Religion
  Theatre Studies
  Writing Studies
(b)   Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies majors
  Māori and Pacific Development
  Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
  Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
  Māori Media and Communication
7.   To complete the requirements of a major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that major, including 60 points 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 must also complete a supporting subject by gaining 70 points in a single subject other than the major, including at least 40 points above 100 level, except if taking a second major. In this case the requirement is satisfied within the overall programme requirements.
9.   Candidates must complete at least 30 points from the papers listed in the appendices to these regulations, including 15 points chosen from Appendix A and 15 points chosen from Appendix B.
10.   Candidates may complete a second major in any undergraduate major.
11.   To complete the requirements of a second major, candidates must gain 120 points above 100 level in that major, including 60 points above 200 level. Candidates must also meet the specific requirements prescribed for the major in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
12.   Candidates may take up to 80 points from outside the field of the Degree.
13.   Candidates may take a further 40 points from outside the field of the Degree if they are completing a second major from outside of the majors listed in section 6 of these regulations.
14.   The field of the Degree comprises all of the majors listed in section 6 of these regulations as well as American Studies, Chinese, English as a Second Language, French, German, Japanese, New Zealand Studies/Akoranga Aotearoa, Religious Studies, Spanish and Treaty of Waitangi Studies/Akoranga Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
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 2011. Students who enrolled in the BA prior to 2011 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2010 Calendar.

Appendix A

Language and Culture
ARTS101 Old Worlds - New Worlds (15 points)
CHIN131 Chinese Language 1: Part A (15 points)
CHIN132 Chinese Language 2: Part B (15 points)
ESLA101 Academic Writing and Research (15 points)
ESLA102 Academic Oral Presentation (15 points)
FREN131 French for Beginners 1 (15 points)
FREN132 French for Beginners 2 (15 points)
GERM131 German for Beginners 1 (15 points)
GERM132 German for Beginners 2 (15 points)
JAPA131 Japanese 1: Part A (15 points)
JAPA132 Japanese 1: Part B (15 points)
LING131 Describing Language (15 points)
MAOR100 Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga: The Māori Language and its Customs (15 points)
MAOR101 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1 (15 points)
MAOR110 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2 (15 points)
MAOR111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 (15 points)
MAOR112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2 (15 points)
SPAN131 Spanish for Beginners 1 (15 points)
SPAN132 Spanish for Beginners 2 (15 points)

Appendix B

Fundamental Arts and Humanities
ENGL104Telling the Story (15 points)
HIST117Global Histories: 1900 - the Present (15 points)
INTL101International Languages and Cultures (15 points)
MPDV100Introduction to Development Studies (15 points)
MUSI112Introduction to Western Music (15 points)
PHIL150The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy (15 points)
POLS108Political Life in the Ancient World: Citizens, Slaves and Emperors (15 points)
RELS101Religion Today (15 points)
SMST102Media Cultures (15 points)
THST101On Stage: Theatre in New Zealand Theatres (15 points)
TIKA151Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Māori Fibre Arts (15 points)
TIKA157Ngā Mahi a Rehia: Leisure Pursuits of the Māori (15 points) (15 points)
TIKA163He Hinātore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World (15 points)
TIKA164TIKA164 Mai i Tuawhakarere ki te Ao Hurihuri (15 points)
TTWA150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi (15 points)

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