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ACCTG 151G Financial Literacy
The objective of this course is to provide a general education in the concepts and basic tools that form a foundation for financial competence.
ANTHRO 104G Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific
This course is an exploration of Pacific peoples and their diverse cultural and biological heritages through the lens(es) of Anthropology.
ANTHRO 105G Questions of Race and Racism
This course introduces international, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on race.
ANTHRO 106G Issues and History in Popular Music
This course covers popular music styles, artists, culture and issues.
ARCHHTC 102G Modern Architecture and Urbanism
This course examines the cultural contexts that shaped the development of architecture, urban design, landscape and the environment during the twentieth century.
ARTHIST 114G Understanding Art: From Da Vinci to Warhol
This course is about how to look at and really see visual images and objects.
ARTHIST 115G Global Art Histories
This course will provide a broad survey of art and visual culture spanning the early modern world leading up to an examination of the contemporary world we live in today.
ASIAN 140G New Zealand and Asia
The course looks at Asia and its relationship with New Zealand and our evolving political, social, economic, cultural and strategic relations.
BIOSCI 100G Antarctica: The Frozen Continent
A general introduction to Antarctica and its environs including the Southern Ocean and the sub-Antarctic islands.
BIOSCI 104G New Zealand Ecology and Conservation
An introduction to the diversity of animals and plants in New Zealand.
BUSINESS 151G Communication in a Multicultural Society
This course develops communication knowledge and skills for your career and relationships, in a theory-based but practical study of communication.
CHEM 100G Molecules that Changed the World
The impact of chemistry on the modern world will be explored by focusing on the stories of specific molecules.
CHEMMAT 100G Materials of the Modern World
This course explores, at a non-specialist level, the basic principles governing the properties and behaviour of materials from microscopic structures, to processing routes, to why we don’t fall through the floor.
CHINESE 100G Beginning Modern Chinese 1
This course aims to provide Chinese learners with basic grammar patterns, vocabulary and conversational skills.
CLASSICS 110G Classical Mythology through Tragedy
This course studies the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome and its use in tragedies by playwrights such as Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
COMMS 104G Advertising and Society
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COMPSCI 111G An Introduction to Practical Computing
A practical introduction to computing that will build your confidence and familiarity with computers.
COOKIS 101G Introduction to Cook Islands Maori
Gives students an introduction to the structure of Cook Islands Maori as well as allowing them to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
DANCE 101G Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes
This course aims to develop an understanding of our moving bodies through movement awareness, dance improvisation, choreography, and interdisciplinary arts processes.
DANCE 200G Dance and Culture
Through practical dance classes and theoretical investigations into diverse cultural environments around the world, this course critically examines the interrelationship between dance and wider political and cultural movements.
DISABILITY 113G Making Disabilities: The Construction of Ideas
This course looks at how social and cultural ideas of disability are expressed in popular culture.
DRAMA 100G Presentation and Performance: Taking the Stage
This course is focused on enhancing oral communication and performance skills.
EARTHSCI 105G Natural Hazards in New Zealand
An introduction to geologic, atmospheric and geomorphological hazards, including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, droughts, storm surge, tsunami and landslides.
EARTHSCI 205G New Zealand – Half a Billion Years on the Edge
This course takes you on a 500 million year journey through New Zealand’s geologic past, from its birth on the margins of the supercontinent of Gondwana to its present position on an active plate margin and the consequences of this.
ECON 151G Understanding the Global Economy
This course engages with how economics affects our daily lives and the global environment in many ways.
EDUC 100G The Creative Process
EDUC 104G Sport in Society
This interdisciplinary course critically examines the socio-cultural, political and economic significance of sport within Aotearoa/New Zealand.
EDUC 121G How People Learn
This course focuses on learning in formal and informal settings.
EDUC 122G Learning Sexualities
This course asks how and what we learn about sexualities in New Zealand.
ENGGEN 100G Technological Choices for the Future
This course considers technological choices to support informed decision-making in the use of technology in modern society.
ENGLISH 102G Great Books: Seduction & Betrayal
This course examines a selection of exciting works by major authors from different periods in the history of English literature.
ENGLISH 121G Reading/Writing/Text
A course developing university-wide skills of reading, writing and analysis.
ENVSCI 101G Environment, Science and Management
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to a wide range of environmental problems and possible solutions, and to facilitate critical thinking and evaluation of environmental issues.
EUROPEAN 100G Europe and the World
This course is an introduction to the study of Europe.
EXERSCI 100G Exercise and Fitness: Myths and Reality
An introduction to the principles of physical exercise, with a focus on understanding how the body moves and responds to exercise, how performance can be measured, and how fitness can be developed and maintained to optimise health.
FINEARTS 210G Understanding Contemporary Visual Arts Practice
This course presents perspectives on contemporary artistic practices, milieux, and institutions.
FINEARTS 211G Understanding Contemporary Fashion Design
FRENCH 101G Introductory French 1
This course introduces students to spoken and written French.
GEOG 103G Mapping Our World
An introduction to contemporary geospatial technologies such as web-mapping, GPS and tracking devices (such as your phone) and GIS.
GEOG 104G Cities and Urbanism
This course introduces geographic approaches to urban environments and issues.
GERMAN 101G German Language Introductory 1
This course aims to provide German learners with basic vocabulary and conversational skills.
GLOBAL 101G Global Issues, Sustainable Futures
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory, science and practice of sustainability.
HISTORY 103G Global History
This course encourages students to think historically about concepts such as globalisation and global connectedness by examining key themes and developments that have affected the world’s peoples over the last six centuries.
HUMS 100G Digital Humanities: From Text to txt
This is an interdisciplinary course, designed to introduce students to the Humanities.
INNOVENT 203G The Entrepreneurial Mindset
This course stimulates new ways of thinking about enterprising behaviour in a multi-disciplinary manner relevant to understanding and addressing real world challenges of today.
INTBUS 151G Business Across Borders
This course explores the influence of international trade and multinational corporations on the contemporary global economy.
ITALIAN 106G Italian Language for Beginners 1
Students learn to speak, read and write Italian and study aspects of contemporary Italian society and thought.
JAPANESE 130G Introduction to Japanese Language 1A
This course aims to develop basic proficiency in modern Japanese necessary to communicate in particular situations.
KOREAN 110G Korean for Beginners 1
This course aims to introduce beginners to basic spoken and written skills in modern Korean.
LATIN 100G Introduction to Latin Language 1
This General Education course will teach the fundamentals of Latin grammar and vocabulary.
LAW 121G Law and Society
The course aims to encourage you to think about the characteristics of the New Zealand legal system and to develop your own views on how the law and legal system relate to important issues within our society.
LINGUIST 101G Language, Mind and Society
This course looks at how different groups in society use language to keep our communities functioning and to manage our identities.
MĀORI 101G Introduction to Written Māori
An introduction to listening, reading, writing and translation techniques used in the composition, reading and understanding of basic Māori.
MĀORI 130G Te Ao Māori / The Māori World
Māori 130G is an introduction to the Māori world, culture and experiences.
MARINE 100G The Ocean Around Us
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the importance of our oceans as the driver of our climate, source of sustenance, and focus of domestic and international political, economic and legal negotiations.
MATHS 101G Mathematics in Society
MATHS 190G Great Ideas Shaping our World
This course explores some of the grand successes of mathematical thinking.
MEDSCI 100G Human Mind and Body Relationships
How does the structure of your body affect your thoughts and feelings, and how do your thoughts and feelings affect your body?
MEDSCI 101G Environmental Threats to Human Health
This course considers the potential health impacts of climate change, pollution, lifestyle choices, workplace hazards, infectious diseases and cancer.
MKTG 151G Essential Marketing
This course is designed for non-business students and provides an inside view of the world of marketing.
MUS 144G Turning-points in Western Music
This course introduces the history and literatures of Western music from medieval times to the late 20th-century.
MUS 149G From Rock to Reggae: Tracking Popular Music in New Zealand
An introduction to New Zealand’s home-grown popular music, from roughly the 1950s to the present day.
PACIFIC 100G Introduction to Pacific Studies
An introduction to the discipline of Pacific Studies, using the twin perspectives of language and indigenous knowledges as a framework for the expression and understanding of Pacific cultures.
PHARMACY 111G Drugs and Society
This course is designed to enhance understanding and appreciation of the multifaceted and diverse roles that drugs play in human societies particularly in contemporary New Zealand.
PHIL 105G Critical Thinking
In this course, you will learn how to systematically evaluate your beliefs and develop techniques to form good beliefs and avoid bad ones.
PHYSICS 107G Planets, Stars and Galaxies
An introduction to astronomy and astrophysics.
PLANNING 100G Creative Communities: An Introduction to Planning
This course explores the evolution of urban planning ideas and practice, as a context for critically thinking about current issues and how New Zealand cities might be shaped from now on.
POLITICS 107G New Zealand Politics
An introduction to understanding who governs New Zealand and in whose interests.
POPLHLTH 103G Epidemics: Black Death to Bioterrorism
This course explores the concept of the epidemic - the emergence of diseases or conditions affecting many individuals at the same time.
PSYCH 109G Mind, Brain and Behaviour
This course is designed to introduce students to the experimental study of, and research in, psychology.
RUSSIAN 100G Beginners Russian 1
This is a beginners Russian course with attention to a range of language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking.
SAMOAN 101G Samoan Language 1
In this course you will gain knowledge of basic Samoan by developing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
SCIGEN 101G Communicating for a Knowledge Society
In this course students gain an understanding of the important role communication plays in a knowledge society.
SCIGEN 201G Innovating for a Knowledge Society
SCIGEN 301G Engaging in a Knowledge Society
SOCIOL 101G Understanding Aotearoa New Zealand
This course provides an introduction to the sociological analysis of New Zealand society, introducing students to alternative ways to account for familiar, everyday and taken for granted events
SOCIOL 102G Becoming Modern: The Origins and Consequences of Modernity
This course examines the foundations of the modern experience, which includes analysing the intellectual, economic, and political developments that contributed to its formation.
SOCIOL 220G Last Call: The Sociology of Death and Dying
This course examines the location of death in modern life.
SPANISH 104G Beginners Spanish 1
This course introduces the language, cultures and traditions of Spain and Latin America.
STATS 101G Introduction to Statistics
This course offers an introduction to quantitative research, statistical investigation and data analysis.
STATS 150G Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
This course examines the uses, limitations, and abuses of statistical information in a variety of activities such as polling, public health, sport, law, marketing, and the environment.
THEOREL 101G The Bible in Popular Culture
This course introduces students to the various ways that biblical themes, images and characters have an enduring presence and influence within contemporary popular culture.
THEOREL 106G Islam in the Contemporary World
This course seeks to introduce students to an understanding of key aspects of Islam and an analysis of its significant contribution to New Zealand society as well as to societies and cultures across the world.
TONGAN 101G Tongan Language 1
In TONGAN 101G you will attain an initial degree of spoken and written competence in the language, study its structure, and appreciate some forms of Tongan literature such as songs and speeches
YOUTHWRK 152G Understanding New Zealand Youth
This course examines the concept of ‘youth’ and the social, economic and political contexts in which young people live in New Zealand society.
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