Regulations - Arts


The Degree of Bachelor of Communication – BC

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Arts.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of six full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations

Structure and Content

2 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 315 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Communication Schedule, including:

(i) at least 180 points in courses above Stage I, of which at least 90 points must be above Stage II

(ii) 120 points from the Core Courses listed in the Bachelor of Communication Schedule

(iii) a major of at least 135 points from the Bachelor of Communication Schedule

(iv) 45 points from one of the modules listed in the Bachelor of Communication Schedule

b 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open schedule or the General Education Faculty schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.

3 Up to 15 points may be taken from other undergraduate courses offered at this University.

4 A student must complete the Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar .

5 A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar , may substitute an academic English language course approved by Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

General Education Exemptions

6 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedule who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses available for this degree.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, or who has completed a minimum of 50 points of study towards this degree in one semester at an overseas institution, either through an overseas exchange programme or through prior approval under the Credit Regulations, must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses available for this degree.

Conjoint Degrees

7 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of the University Calendar .

Variations

8 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

9 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2022.

Bachelor of Communication (BC) Schedule

Requirement:

Core Courses:

45 points: COMMS 100, 101, PHIL 104

15 points from DRAMA 100, LINGUIST 100, 101, SCIGEN 101

30 points: COMMS 207, 210

30 points from COMMS 307, 311, 320, 322

Majors available:


Communication and Social Change

Requirement:

45 points: COMMS 102, 212, 313

15 points from ENVSCI 101, GENDER 101, POLITICS 106, SOCIOL 100

30 points from COMMS 204, 213, MEDIA 231, PHIL 225, POLITICS 222, 229, SOCIOL 210, 229

45 points from COMMS 304, 312, 314, 315, 316, 321, GENDER 301, MEDIA 332, PHIL 345, POLITICS 313, SOCIOL 333


Communication and Technology

Requirement:

45 points: COMMS 103, 208, 316

15 points from COMPSCI 101, STATS 101

30 points from COMPSCI 130, 230, STATS 201, 220, 240

45 points from COMMS 317, 318, COMPSCI 345, MEDIA 328, SOCIOL 300, STATS 302, 330


Communication in Leadership

Requirement:

45 points: COMMS 105, 214, 319

15 points from COMMS 104, GENDER 101

30 points from COMMS 200, 213, INNOVENT 203, MGMT 223

45 points from COMMS 314, MGMT 304, 314, SOCIOL 335

Modules available:


Citizenship of Aotearoa New Zealand

Requirement:

15 points from HISTORY 107, POLITICS 107, SOCIOL 101

30 points from HISTORY 227, MĀORI 230, POLITICS 229


Community Service in Youth Development

Students need to meet the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014

Requirement:

15 points: YOUTHWRK 152

15 points from EDUC 200, SOCYOUTH 300

15 points from EDUC 352, PACIFIC 206, SOCIOL 334


Critical Thinking

Requirement:

15 points: PHIL 105

30 points from ENGLISH 318, PHIL 225, POLITICS 209, SOCIOL 203


Health Systems and Services

Requirement:

15 points: POPLHLTH 101

15 points from POPLHLTH 202, 215

15 points from POPLHLTH 301, 316


Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Requirement:

15 points from INNOVATE 100, 100G

30 points: INNOVENT 204, 308


Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Knowledges

Requirement:

30 points: MĀORI 130, PACIFIC 100

15 points from MĀORI 202, 230, 396, PACIFIC 200


Māori Language Skills

Requirement:

45 points from MĀORI 101, 103, 201, 203, 301, 302


Modern Language: Chinese 1

Requirement:

30 points from CHINESE 100, 101, 178

15 points from CHINESE 200, 201, 277, 278


Modern Language: Chinese 2

Requirement:

15 points from CHINESE 200, 201, 277, 278

30 points from CHINESE 300, 301, 302, 377, 378


Modern Language: French 1

Requirement:

15 points from FRENCH 101, 102

30 points from FRENCH 203, 204, 269, 277, 278


Modern Language: French 2

Requirement:

30 points from FRENCH 203, 204, 269, 277, 278

15 points from FRENCH 304, 305, 377, 378


Modern Language: German 1

Requirement:

30 points from GERMAN 101, 102, 178, 200, 201, 277, 278

15 points from GERMAN 200, 201, 277, 278


Modern Language: German 2

Requirement:

30 points from GERMAN 200, 201, 277, 278

15 points from GERMAN 301, 302, 306, 377, 378


Modern Language: Italian 1

Requirement:

30 points from ITALIAN 100, 106, 107, 177

15 points from ITALIAN 200, 201, 277, 278


Modern Language: Italian 2

Requirement:

15 points from ITALIAN 200, 201, 277, 278

30 points from ITALIAN 300, 301, 377, 378, 379


Modern Language: Japanese 1

Requirement:

30 points from JAPANESE 130, 131, 178

15 points from JAPANESE 231, 232, 277, 278


Modern Language: Japanese 2

Requirement:

15 points from JAPANESE 231, 232

30 points from JAPANESE 331, 332, 377, 378


Modern Language: Korean 1

Requirement:

15 points from KOREAN 110, 111

30 points from KOREAN 200, 201, 277, 278


Modern Language: Korean 2

Requirement:

15 points from KOREAN 200, 201

30 points from KOREAN 300, 301, 377, 378


Modern Language: Spanish 1

Requirement:

30 points from SPANISH 104, 105, 178

15 points from SPANISH 200, 201, 277, 278


Modern Language: Spanish 2

Requirement:

15 points from SPANISH 200, 201, 277, 278

30 points from SPANISH 319, 321, 341, 342, 377, 378


Quantitative Critical Thinking and Communication

Requirement:

30 points: SCIGEN 101, STATS 150

15 points from STATS 201, 208


Samoan Language Skills

Requirement:

45 points: SAMOAN 101, 201, 301


Science in Society

Requirement:

45 points: SCIGEN 101, 201, 301


Spatial Information and Analysis

Requirement:

15 points from GEOG 140, GISCI 140

30 points from GISCI 241, 242, GEOG 342, GISCI 341, 343


Sustainability

Requirement:

45 points: SUSTAIN 100, 200, 300


Tongan Language Skills

Requirement:

45 points: TONGAN 101, 201, 301


Visual Literacy: Researching Images

Requirement:

15 points: ARTHIST 115

30 points from ANTHRO 212, ARTHIST 204, 217, COMMS 302, MEDIA 222

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