Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

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, the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies, or the Faculty of Education 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
      Environmental Planning
      Geography
      History
      Human Development
      Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
      Linguistics
      Philosophy
      Political Science
      Population Studies
      Psychology
      Screen and Media Studies
      Social Policy
      Sociology
  (b)    Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies majors
      Māori and Indigenous Studies
      Pacific and Indigenous Studies
  (c)    Faculty of Education majors
      Digital Learning
      Education and Society
      Human Development
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:
      ARTSC111, 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, one of MAORI203 or MAORI303, 15 points from List C and 45 points from MAORI and PACIS coded papers.
  (c)    for candidates enrolled in Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:
      ARTSC111, either EDSOC101 or HMDEV100, EDUCA110, EDUCA200, EDUWK300, 15 points from List A, and 15 points from List D.
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 Ethics, Labour Studies, Public Policy, Women's and Gender Studies.
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 Bachelor of Social Sciences from 2018. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Sciences prior to 2018 may complete under the regulations listed in the 2017 Calendar.
   

List A

    ARTSC101 Indigenous Social Science Research
    ARTSC103 Rights and Reasons
    ENSLA103 Undergraduate Research Writing for ESL students
   

List B

    Any Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies paper, or
    ANTHY101 Exploring Cultures: Introduction to Anthropology
    ANTHY102 New Zealand and the Pacific
    INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures
    ANTHY201 Ethnicity and Identity
    ANTHY202 Polynesian Ethnography
    DSIGN252 Cultural Perspectives for Design
    EDUCA200 Te Hononga Tangata
    ENGLI200 Global Fictions
    FRNCH231 French Language Intermediate 1
    LEGAL211 International and Comparative Law: Global Perspectives
    LINGS203 Language, Society and Culture
    GEOGY219 Māori Lands and Communities
    HISTY225 Indigenous Histories: Narratives, Ethics and Decoloniality
   

List C

    ARTSW300 Community Projects (15 points)
    ARTSW301 Community Projects (30 points)
    ARTSW302 Entrepreneurships (15 points)
    ARTSW303 Entrepreneurships (30 points)
    ARTSW304 Work Placement (15 points)
    ARTSW305 Work Placement (30 points)
    ARTSW306 Work-related Project (15 points)
    ARTSW307 Work-related Project (30 points)
    ARTSW308 Competitions (15 points)
    ARTSW309 Competitions (30 points)
    MAORI3XX Working with Indigenous Communities
   

List D

    EDUCA210 Learning and Teaching 2
    PSYCH211 Understanding Psychological Research
    SSRES200 Social Science Research Methods
    SSRES300 Social Science Research Methods

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