300-level

ENEL300
Electrical and Computer Engineering Design 2
Description
Electrical and Computer Engineering design principles. Electronic system design-and-build. Circuit design and simulation. Printed circuit board design. Embedded system programming/development, construction, and documentation. Novel product design, applying project management and market consideration elements. Individual on-paper design related to student's specialisation. Industry-based design systems. Documentation preparation.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
ENEL200, ENCE260, ENEL270. Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Restrictions
ENEL350

ENVR300
Environmental Science Work Experience
Description
This course provides the means for students to complete the work integrated requirements for the BEnvSci (Hons) degree programme. The requirements are completion of a health and safety quiz, an on-line module on professional practice, first aid competency, and one work report and self-review. These components are based on 400 hours of work experience related to Environmental Science. The goal of the course is to introduce students to Environmental Science in the workplace. At the end of the course students will have: - Completed basic first aid training. - Gained an understanding of the rights of employers and employees under the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015). - Gained an understanding of professional practice - Gained 400 hours of work experience related to Environmental Science.
Occurrences
Any Time Start 2024
Points
Prerequisites
Subject to the approval of the Director of Environmental Science
Restrictions
This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours

LLAW300
Pacific Legal Studies
Description
This course offers an introduction to the law and legal systems in Pacific island countries and territories. It examines customary law and its relationship with state law against a background of legal pluralism and cultural relativism. It provides students with the opportunity to place law within a regional context and undertake research of regional significance. This course may be available to students enrolled in other degrees (with waiver of co-requisites). This course is offered in alternate years.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Co-requisites

ANTH301
Doing Ethnography: Concepts and Practices
Description
Ethnography is a research procedure central to the discipline of anthropology. It has also become an essential research method for many other fields in social sciences and humanities. This course aims at helping students understand the basic principles and praxis of ethnography. For this purpose, this course is designed as a combination of both theory and practice. Through lectures and assigned readings, this course addresses theoretical reflections by scholars on the epistemological, political and ethical implications of ethnography. This course also has a mock ethnographic project in which students work through major steps of doing ethnography.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from ANTH or SOCI, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

CINE301
Film History: The Sixties and the New Wave
Description
A survey of the New Wave movements which swept cinema in the 60's, with an emphasis on the nouvelle vague in France.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CINE, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
CULT321

CRJU301
Sentencing Theory and Practice
Description
Theoretical bases for sentencing: just deserts, utilitarianism and other theories. Plea negotiation. Sentencing Act 2002- process, principles and practice. Probation and parole. Proceeds of Crime legislation.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
LAWS337; LAWS366

DATA301
Big Data Computing and Systems
Description
The course introduces distributed computational techniques, distributed algorithms and systems/programming support for large-scale processing of data.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

ENCN301
Communication Skills Portfolio 2
Description
Development of communication skills required by practicing professional engineers. Sketches, oral presentation, and various types of written reports.
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
Prerequisites

ENEL301
Fundamentals of Engineering Economics and Management
Description
Technical engineering skills are the foundation of engineering solutions, but they are no use if they are not applied in efficient and effective ways. Successful engineering projects and ventures require management. This course identifies the different management activities involved and develops the skills necessary for managing technology projects. Professional engineers also need to be able to enhance their technical knowledge with essential workplace skills and a wider understanding of current societal issues if they are to be successful in the global workplace. This course aims to improve your understanding of what it means to be a professional engineer. It also aims to give you an introduction to the skills to evaluate technical solutions from ethical, sustainable and economic points of view.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
60 points of any second year Professional Engineering course and enrolled in the BE(Hons) degree
Restrictions
ENEL350, PROD101

ENGR301
Special Topic in Engineering
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester Two 2024
Whole Year 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

ENME301
Engineering Design and Production Management
Description
Design process, simple structures, shafts, bearings couplings and brakes; mechanical power transmission. Production quality, process design and production management.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

ENMT301
Mechatronics System Design
Description
Developing skills in the mechatronic design process. Design and selection of components common to mechatronic systems using engineering science taught in other courses. Application of modern tools and processes to mechatronic design. Developing engineering communication skills in the context of design.
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
ENMT201, or ENMT211 and ENMT221

FINC301
Corporate Finance Theory and Policy
Description
The theoretical principles of corporate finance and their applications to business policy.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Co-requisites

HLTH301
Evidence in Health
Description
This course will provide students with an understanding of ways in which evidence is used in health decision making, in health promotion, clinical care and health policy, and the social science tools which underpin much health research.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from Health Science (HLTH, HLPA and HLED).

HSRV301
Change and Human Systems
Description
This course uses theory to illuminate the functioning and processes of change within and across family, organisation, community and global systems. In addition to critically examining the relationship between oppression, empowerment and change in human systems, the course broadly considers ethical values and the legal obligations of human service delivery systems.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
HSRV204 and any 15 points at 200 level from HSRV or SOWK, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

LAWS301
Equity and Trusts
Description
The principles of equity with particular reference to the law of trusts. The principles of the law of succession and of the administration of estates. Choses in action and their assignment.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Co-requisites

MAOR301
Ngati Apopo: Maori Futures
Description
This course explores the local, national and global trends that will materially impact on the future trajectory of Maori self determination and futures making. Students will investigate how Maori navigate such shifts and trends to advance self-determination as change agents.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CULT, MAOR, POLS, or TREO, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
POLS331, POLS358, CULT319

MGMT301
Leading Change and Innovation
Description
This course gives a systematic overview of the theories, frameworks and tools for leading innovation and change in organisations.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
MGMT315

POLS301
Contemporary Political Theory
Description
The study of politics focuses not only on how the political world operates, but also the normative question of how it ought to operate. Is redistribution of wealth justified? Do people have a right to what they earn in the market? Is equality of opportunity possible? Is it desirable? This course examines theories of distributive justice and their implications for economics and markets. Topics covered include: Utilitarianism; Rawls’s theory of justice; Dworkin’s equality of resources; Libertarianism; Universal basic income; Market socialism; Citizenship; and culture and politics.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from PHIL or POLS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or LAWS, GEOG, or the Schedule V of the BCom.
Restrictions
PHIL317, POLS351

SENG301
Software Engineering II
Description
SENG301 builds on the material introduced in SENG201 (Introduction to Software Engineering) and is intended as a companion course to SENG302 (Software Engineering Group Project). The focus is on quality and how to model, measure and maintain it as project size and complexity scale up.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

SENS301
Sustainability Transitions, Transformations and Agents of Change
Description
This course supports students to work as transdisciplinary scholars, thinking critically about how individuals, communities, entrepreneurs, firms, non-governmental organisations and governments (at multiple scales) can effect change for sustainability, and learning to synthesize and apply knowledge for sustainable and regenerative social, economic and environmental transformations. Sustainability problems, incorporating diverse values, knowledge and ways of seeing the world are often inherently conflictual. In this course students will learn tools to address these conflictual sustainability problems. The course will consider how to listen across significant differences of life experience and professional training and how to build network supports, identify stakeholders, develop resources and policies for implementation and evaluation to create or co-create a sustainability action plans for an applied field problem. The course will include an overnight field trip and opportunity to develop to applied research methods in a project about sustainable transitions.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites

SOWK301
Theory, Methods and Integration
Description
This courses provides the theoretical and methodological foundation to the programme. A major component is a review and analysis of major theories and models that influence social work practice. Social work process is explored in relation to these theoretical underpinnings. Finally, practice modalities relevant to family, group and community work are considered. These studies will be integrated with methods and analysis from policy, cross-cultural and contextual perspectives.
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
, Any 240 points at 100 and 200 level from the Schedule C and E of the BSW(Hons). Head of Department approval mandatory.
Restrictions
SOWK514/614
Co-requisites
SOWK308. For students undertaking part-time study, SOWK301, together with SOWK308, must be completed in the last two years of study.

SPAN301
Advanced Spanish A
Description
The aim of this course is to give students advanced proficiency in Spanish across the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). The course also introduces students to the history and culture of the different Hispanic countries. By the end of this course students will be able to recognise a variety of discourses and idiomatic expressions as well as communicate at an advanced level in Spanish.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
SPAN202 or placement test.

SPCO301
Sport Coaching and Leadership
Description
This course explores the role of sport coaching leadership in the NZ sport system. Employing a system-thinking approach, students will gain an in-depth knowledge of the NZ 'sport system' and the role that leadership plays within it. Students will also explore the interrelated nature of leadership, power and culture in sport coaching contexts and critically examine ways of managing change. Course content will be delivered through a combination of classroom and gymnasium based learning opportunities, including the completion of Sport New Zealand's Coach Developer programme.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

TECM301
Te reo me nga ahuatanga Maori 3
Description
To enact Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a living and relevant doctrine the teaching profession need to step up their capacity. Kaiako need to be equipped with a Te Tiriti o Waitangi skill set that they can articulate, apply, plan for, evaluate and modify comfortably and confidently. Key areas of interest for this course will support kaiako to: 1. Critique issues of power, pedagogy and policy implications for the advancement of: -te reo Maori, so that it not only survives but thrives; -tikanga Maori direct application of theory to practice; and -Maori education positive outcomes for the teaching profession Te reo Maori is the terralingua of Aotearoa New Zealand this course supports the continual advancement of te reo Maori competence and language planning. Language portrays a culture and culture that portrays a language this is a core principle of language acquisition and one that is needed to articulate why we do what we do in relation to Tikanga Maori. Tikanga Maori applications will be critically analyzed across a range of curriculum areas within the ECE setting.
Occurrences
Year C First Half 2024
Year C First Half 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
EDMI363, TECE301

TEDU301
Inclusive and Special Education
Description
This course provides in-depth consideration and analysis of the critical issues, policies and evidence-based practices in the fields of inclusive and special education. Historical and contemporary policy and legislation are examined to determine how these influence both the intended and the operational curriculum. The barriers to effective participation of all children such as teachers’ beliefs, values and attitudes and how these influence practice and outcomes for all children in regular early childhood education and primary learning contexts are considered. Students will also explore evidence-based teaching strategies that support the participation and development of children with specific learning needs across these contexts.
Occurrences
Year C Second Half 2024
Year C Second Half 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points

WATR301
Water Resource Management
Description
Management of freshwater resources and current issues relating to the use of water. Topics will include; frameworks for water management, reconciling economic, environmental, social and cultural needs, conflicts over water resource use, legislative requirements, hazard management and mitigation, and future water uses. Includes a half-day fieldtrip.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
45 points at 200 level in any subject area.

YACL301
Civic Leadership: Leading for Change
Description
In this course, students will learn the necessary academic skills and knowledge, as well as ethical and cultural considerations, to explore the background of an issue or challenge they see for youth and/or their community, hapu, or iwi. These may include issues of social justice, equity, sustainability, positive development, policy, global citizenship, and others. Students will develop an action plan of how to address their chosen topic; a proposal that will consider how their actions' effectiveness will be measured. As part of the course, applying the approach of tuakana/ teina, we will take part in a Noho Marae with YACL101 students to deepen and extend our bi-cultural understanding in relation to our community project and to support the next generation of YACL students on their journey.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

CINE302
Documentary: From the Margins to the Mainstream
Description
This course examines the artistic, ethical and political principles that govern the representation of reality in contemporary documentary film.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CINE or CULT, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

CRJU302
Prisons and Corrections
Description
This course introduces students to the New Zealand correctional system and demonstrates how it has evolved since 1840. It then examines various aspects of the correctional system in detail.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
(1)  Any 30 points at 200 level in SOCI or ANTH, or (2)  Any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or (3) i. CRJU201 and either ii.CRJU202 or LAWS202
Restrictions
SOCI358

CULT302
Takahi: Colonisation
Description
Colonisation has had a significant effect on the shaping of contemporary New Zealand society. This course will cover key events in the colonisation throughout New Zealand’s brief colonial history. This course utilises different theories of colonisation to critically examine the continued subjugation of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa and around the world. Special attention will also be paid to breaking down the power relationships that have emerged between coloniser and colonised.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CULT, HIST, or MAOR, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
MAOR317, RELS322, HIST366

EDUC302
Risks and Opportunities in Adolescence: Research and Applications
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to theory and research in adolescent development, with a special focus on risks and opportunities that are present in this stage of the life course. Students will be introduced to the core themes and a range of theory and research that is common to a developmental approach to adolescence, with an emphasis on the implications for education and positive development.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
EDUC202 or EDUC204, or 30 points at 200-level of EDUC, HLED, HLTH, HSRV, PSYC, or YACL, or by permission of the Head of School

ENME302
Computational and Applied Mechanical Analysis
Description
Partial differential equations and their classification; boundary and initial conditions; analytical solution methods. Introduction to computational solution techniques and packages in solid mechanics (FEM), fluid dynamics (CFD) and heat/mass transfer.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

ENVR302
Carbon and Environmental Change
Description
This course explores our changing environment, driven largely by our linear economy (take-make-dispose). Particular emphasis is given to the ‘carbon currency’ and how carbon drives environmental change. There is an emphasis on developing solutions to environmental issues, especially to climate change adaptation and development of a circular economy. Tikanga Maori aspects of environmental change will be covered.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
ENVR209 or approval by the Head of School.
Restrictions

MATH302
Partial Differential Equations
Description
An introduction to the methods of solution for partial differential equations and to their applications.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
MATH361, EMTH391, EMTH413

SENG302
Software Engineering Group Project
Description
The Software Engineering group project gives students in-depth experience in developing software applications in groups. Participants work in groups to develop a complex real application. At the end of this course you will have practiced the skills required to be a Software Engineer in the real world, including gaining the required skills to be able to develop complex applications, dealing with vague (and often conflicting) customer requirements, working under pressure and being a valuable member of a software development team.
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Co-requisites

SPAN302
Advanced Spanish B
Description
This course is a continuation of SPAN301. Students' linguistic skills will be improved and reinforced through extended readings, written assignments and aural/oral activities in class. Grammar will be taught in a cultural content-based context. By the end of this course, students will have a broader knowledge of Hispanic cultures; students will be able to communicate more effectively (orally and in writing) with native and other competent speakers.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
SPAN301 or placement test.

SPCO302
Skill Acquisition in Sport
Description
Research led but grounded in practice, this course engages students with some of the most recent and cutting edge developments in sport coaching that have sought to apply the wide range of benefits evident in athlete-centred approaches to coaching team sports to individual sports and coaching other physical activities. It engages students with approaches to applying the holistic and humanistic pedagogical principles of athlete centred coaching in team games such as Game Sense to individual, technique-intensive sports such as swimming and athletics. Specifically, it draws on the concept of Positive Pedagogy informed by the pedagogical features of Game Sense adapted to individual sports, Positive Psychology and the work on positive approaches to promoting health and well-being. It engages students with the most recent developments in this field while providing experience through practical sessions as learners and coaches with assessment structured around reflections on this experience informed by the literature.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 60 points at 100 level from any subject, or any 15 points at 100 level from SPCO.

YACL302
Leadership Project: Implementing Change
Description
In this course, students will take action to address an issue of concern they investigated in the previous course YACL301. The developed proposal for change is enacted in this course, displaying leadership through change for youth and/or communities, such as whanau, hapu, iwi. Students are encouraged to work in small interest groups, within and beyond the class group, on a local, national or international issue, document their progress and experiences, and report on the actions taken and the effect their actions had. Emphasis is placed on respectful and considerate engagement and practice with affected communities in a culturally responsive manner through recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi principles.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

CULT303
Sexualities in Culture
Description
This course analyses representations and models of 'normal' and 'abnormal' sexuality as these occur in sexology, psychiatry, self-help psychology, cinema and popular culture, and queer activism.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CULT or ENGL, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
AMST332, ENGL332, GEND307, GEND211

DATA303
Computational Data Methods
Description
This course extends multivariate data science techniques to topics such as classification, data fitting, regularization and regression. The focus of this course is on the methods which support many modern data processing applications. Students will be introduced to multivariate statistical techniques, linear algebra and calculus topics that are needed in data science.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions

ENGR303
Special Topic in Engineering
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester Two 2024
Whole Year 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to the approval of the Director of Studies

ENME303
Controls and Vibrations
Description
Design and analysis of feedback control systems for dynamic systems. Focus is on using these tools for design and problem solving using classical feedback control methods, including: Laplace transforms, block diagrams, dynamic response, steady-state error analysis, stability analysis, root locus plots, frequency response analysis.
Occurrences
Summer Nov 2023 (Distance)
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions

ENVR303
Matapuna Kai and Environmental Science
Description
This project and lecture-based course is focused on issues affecting mahika kai or traditional resources of importance to local Maori communities. Real world environmental problems that affect mahika kai on environments managed by Maori, local and national environmental agencies (e.g. Department of Conservation, Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council), or private landowners, will be addressed. This course advances students’ professional, field and communication skills in environmental science, drawing on problem-based and service learning approaches.
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
ENVR209 and ENVR210 and approval by the Head of Department.
Restrictions
This course is restricted to students enrolled in the BEnvSci(Hons) Restricted against GEOG309

MATH303
Applied Matrix Algebra
Description
A continuation of 200-level linear algebra with computational and theoretical aspects and applications.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
One of MATH203, EMTH211, or DATA203
Restrictions
MATH352, EMTH412

MGMT303
Leading and Managing People: Essential Employment Frameworks
Description
This course addresses the essential frameworks needed for managing people. It examines the psychological and legal influences that shape employing and leading staff. It covers the specific obligations and responsibilities affecting processes such as recruiting, performance management, dispute resolution, termination and organisational change - as well as exploring the dynamics for managing relationships between managers and employees.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points of MGMT 200-level (or above) courses; or 30 points of LAWS 200-level (or above)

PACS303
International Politics: Aotearoa New Zealand Foreign Policy
Description
This course will critically examine Aotearoa New Zealand’s past and present foreign policy while exploring future foreign policy directions.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from PACS or POLS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

PHIL303
Quarks, Quasars and Dinosaurs: The Philosophy of Science
Description
This course examines a number of ground breaking discoveries, breakthroughs and conceptual revolutions in the history of science, with an eye to the lessons they hold about what Science is and how it works. Fundamental questions the course considers are: How do scientists develop theories, test them, and adjudicate between rival explanations of natural phenomena? What is the scientific method? Why does this method yield such uncannily accurate predictions about future events? By what criteria can genuine sciences, like Physics, Chemistry and Biology, be distinguished from pseudosciences like Astrology and Homeopathy? Is Science progressing slowly but steadily towards a grand, unified Theory of Everything, or is the idea of scientific progress just a myth? Do the unobservable entities that scientists postulate - quarks, gluons, and their ilk - really exist, or are they merely predictively useful fictions? Should scientists try to verify their theories, or falsify them? What is scientific objectivity, and is it attainable? The course will be of interest to anyone fascinated by Science, its history, its aims, and its methods. It is intended to be especially valuable to scientists-in-training, in providing a broad perspective of the philosophical issues that hover over all scientific inquiry.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level in PHIL, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA or BSc.
Restrictions

SENG303
Mobile Application Design and Development
Description
This course explores topics of mobile app development and computing platforms. It will explore a range of issues, for example user experience (UX) and the importance of asynchronous and event driven software design, and the implications of resource constraints, e.g., battery and memory. The course will likely use one mobile platform as the primary example to demonstrate the topics, and will complement this example with brief consideration of other platforms and app development frameworks.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

SOCI303
Sexualities, Gender and Relationalities
Description
This course explores the changing landscape of sexuality and gender categories and identities, as well as new forms and understandings of intimacy and relationality. It considers how various identities, representations and practices disrupt and/or reproduce gendered, sexual and non-sexual intimacies and relationship normativities in a range of sites. These include mediated intimacies, polyamory and other non-consensual non-monogamies, asexualities, incels and PUAs (‘pick up artists’), ‘sexting’ and dating apps.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from ANTH or SOCI, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

SOWK303
Mental Health
Description
The focus of the course is on mental health and wellbeing and the impact of mental ill health on individuals and families/whanau and communities. The course considers the social-ecological context of mental disorders and consequently considers issues around culture, gender, environment, policy and service provision. Students are supported to achieve an understanding of how theory applies to practice via independent learning, scaffolded assessment, online multimedia materials and zoom tutorials. Insights from practitioners with expertise in various areas of mental health will be threaded through the course. The course is designed to build on prior knowledge within the social work programme.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 240 points at 100 and 200 level from Schedule C and E of the BSW(Hons); or 240 points from Schedule C and S to the Bachelor of Health Sciences. Head of Department approval mandatory.
Restrictions

YACL303
Professional Youth Work in Practice
Description
This course is the capstone for the Youth work and development pathway within the Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership qualification. As such, students will be invited to reflect on their prior personal and professional experiences within the context of relevant literature on youth work with a particular focus on what this field consists of in Aotearoa New Zealand. By using an ako approach where we are all students and teachers/experts of our own experiences, the course will foster an environment of shared responsibility for learning and will create opportunities for each student to share their experiences both within and outside of the course. Within the course, students will engage with academic content, field experiences, guest speakers, and assessment tasks that pull it all together and provide a way for students to make a positive impact on the youth work sector. This will truly be an applied learning course designed to culminate the degree in a celebratory and meaningful way.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
YACL102; or 30 points in YACL courses and EDUC102

ARTH304
He Korero Toi Whiriwhiria: Indigenous Art
Description
An exploration of Indigenous art, including Maori, relating to practice and theory within such institutions as marae, art galleries, museums, and classrooms.
Occurrences
Summer Nov 2023
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from ARTH, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA or from the BFA.

BCHM304
Special Topic
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Entry subject to approval of the Coordinator, Biochemistry

ENCN304
Deterministic Mathematical Methods
Description
Analytical and numerical methods for engineering problems. Vector calculus. Systems of linear equations. Systems of ordinary differential equations. Partial differential equations.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
ENCI302

ENGR304
Independent Course of Study
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester Two 2024
Whole Year 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to the approval of the Director of Studies

ENVR304
Environmental Toxicology
Description
Environmental toxicology is the multidisciplinary study of the effects of anthropogenic and natural chemical contaminants on the environment. This course will cover exposure to, uptake of and modes of action of chemical contaminants, their ecological effects measured using biomarkers to population dynamics and environmental toxicity testing methods.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

EURA304
European Novels and Film Adaptations
Description
A study of important European novels and their film adaptations.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CINE, ENGL, EURA, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
ENGL305, EURA204, EULC 204, EULC 304, RUSS 215, RUSS 216, CINE214

LLAW304
Special Topic: Law and Counter-terrorism
Description
This course examines the legal and political aspects of counter-terrorism efforts in modern societies, with a particular focus on New Zealand. It covers the relevance of the international legal framework for counter-terrorism, regional frameworks, and comparative assessments of national approaches. The course addresses the political and social debates surrounding the application and creation of counter-terrorism law, examining the role of law enforcement and security forces in counter-terrorism, the relationship between counter-terrorism and human rights, and the impact of counter-terrorism on democratic societies. The course will also explore case studies of counter-terrorism efforts around the world.
Occurrences
Summer Jan 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
, Subject to approval of Head of School
Co-requisites
LAWS202-206

MGMT304
Management Skills for a Diverse Workforce
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the increasing importance of diversity in organisations. We study a range of theories and focus on how to apply those theories to real-world situations.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

POLS304
Environmental Politics and Policy
Description
Has green politics come of age? Around the world we are seeing spontaneous community movements challenging four difficult and intersecting issues: dangerous environmental change, growing social inequality, weak democracy and a paradigm of growth that has contributed to resource extraction beyond the capacity of the planet. Against a background of difficult issues including climate change and the impact of colonization, this course examines the roots of environmental thinking and activism and asks- what are the implications of these ideas for how we live as citizens, communities, businesses and nations and how might we plan for just transitions towards a more equitable and sustainable future? The course involves a weekend field trip.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from POLS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or LAWS, GEOG, or the Schedule V of the BCom.

SOWK304
Tino Rangatiratanga and Mana Motuhake in Practice
Description
This course draws together considerations for effective social work practice in New Zealand's bi-cultural society. It also considers issues of cultural identity, ethnic relations, power and control as the basis for cross-cultural work with ethnic minorities, settler communities and refugees. One or more marae-based hui are a course requirement.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 240 points at 100 and 200 level from the Schedule C and E of the BSW(Hons); or any 240 points from the Schedule C, S and E of the Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership. Head of Department approval mandatory.
Restrictions
HSRV304

SPCO304
Applied Biomechanics
Description
This course explores practical applications of biomechanics to equip students to support athletes to enhance sporting performance and minimise injury occurrence. Students will gain an understanding of the use of analytical methods and tools to make quantitative measurements and apply the principles of biomechanics to measuring and supporting performance.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
SPCO204, or 30 points at 100-level MATH or PHYS and approval from Programme Coordinator.

BCHM305
Protein Science
Description
This course is designed to help you to understand how different proteins function and how biochemists seek to investigate protein structure and function. The course aims to introduce you to modern biochemical ideas and research, and will include a substantial amount of reading from the biochemical literature, as well as from your standard textbook.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
BCHM301

BIOL305
Practical Field Botany
Description
A residential field course focussing on the identification and sampling of plants, in practical (field) conditions.
Occurrences
Summer Jan 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) BIOL215 or (2) BIOL273 or (3) BIOL270 or (4) BIOL274 and BIOL275 or (5) subject to approval by the Head of the School of Biological Sciences

COMS305
Media and Social Change
Description
This course analyses the role of the media in social change and question whether media can, in fact, produce consensus within society, and if those changes are controllable by the artist/writer/producer, the audience, or the state. It does this by exploring theoretical underpinnings of societal shifts through the framework of the media as an important institution in society and in the construction of social reality. The course will invite students to further understand the role of the media in power relations by analysing such notions and processes as ideology, hegemony, representations, and media ethics. This course includes group work and requires active in-class engagement. This is not a distance course. This course has a strongly practical focus that requires active in-class engagement. This course requires students to create and share work with others, in order to learn from and support each other.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from COMS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

DATA305
Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Considerations Around AI Technologies
Description
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) and the existing spectrum of AI technologies. It has an easily understandable, lay-person-accessible format, requiring no prior mathematical or computer science knowledge. The course also gives an overview of the evolving AI legal, regulatory, and policy landscape. Upon successful completion of the course, students will possess the necessary technical understanding, research, analytical, problem solving, as well as collaboration and communication skills to tackle legal, regulatory, and policy issues related to the development and societal adoption of AI technologies independently or as member of an interdisciplinary team.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
, (1) Any 60 points at 200-level from Schedule C and S to the Bachelor of Data Science; or (2) LAWS101.
Restrictions
Co-requisites
For LLB students: LAWS202-206. For BDataSc and other non-LLB students: N/A.

ENGL305
European Novels and Film Adaptations
Description
A study of important European novels and their film adaptations.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CINE, ENGL, EURA, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
EULC204, EULC304, EURA204, EURA304, CINE214, RUSS215, RUSS216

FINC305
Financial Modelling
Description
The main purpose of this course is to combine a deeper understanding of selected topics in corporate finance and portfolio models with spreadsheet skills at an appropriate level for financial analysts. This course makes extensive use of EXCEL.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
, (1) FINC201; and (2) MATH101 or MATH102 or MATH199
Restrictions
Co-requisites

LAWS305
Company Law
Description
The course aims to provide a sound academic grounding in key areas of company law. It will examine the key topics of company incorporation, separate corporate personality, company constitutions and shareholder agreements, company capacity, legal relationships with third parties, company liability for criminal and civil wrongs, allocation of power within a company, shareholders in general meeting, the board of directors, duties of directors, equity financing, accounts and disclosure, and enforcement.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Restrictions
LAWS312
Co-requisites

LLAW305
Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Considerations Around AI Technologies
Description
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) and the existing spectrum of AI technologies. It has an easily understandable, lay-person-accessible format, requiring no prior mathematical or computer science knowledge. The course also gives an overview of the evolving AI legal, regulatory, and policy landscape. Upon successful completion of the course, students will possess the necessary technical understanding, research, analytical, problem solving, as well as collaboration and communication skills to tackle legal, regulatory, and policy issues related to the development and societal adoption of AI technologies independently or as member of an interdisciplinary team.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
LAWS367, DATA305
Co-requisites
LAWS202-206

MKTG305
Strategic Marketing
Description
The course takes a managerial perspective and focuses on strategic decisions relating to the analysis, development, implementation and control of marketing strategies needed to gain and sustain an organisation's competitive advantage. Students learn various strategic tools and techniques that assist in evaluating the effectiveness of marketing strategies. New approaches to marketing practice are also covered. Instructional methods include the case studies and a group-based project.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) MKTG201; and (2) MKTG202; and (3) MKTG204
Restrictions
MGMT 316; MKTG 301

PHIL305
Paradoxes
Description
This course surveys a wide range of paradoxes and bizarre brain-twisters drawn from all corners of philosophy.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level in PHIL, COSC, or MATH, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA or BSc.
Restrictions
PHIL494, PHIL444

SPAN305
Journey Through Hispanic Civilisation and Culture
Description
This course employs a historical approach to study Hispanic civilisation and culture. The first part of the course will focus on Spanish history and culture and the second part will be devoted to the history and the culture of Latin America. This course requires previous knowledge of Spanish as part of its content and some assessments will be entirely in Spanish.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 45 points at 200 level from any subject, including SPAN202 or placement test.
Restrictions

SPCO305
Sociology of Sport
Description
This course will provide students with the opportunity to examine the socio-cultural context of sport through a range of sociological perspectives relevant to sport coaching, physical education teaching and sport leadership and management. It identifies concerns with the ongoing development of sport as a social institution framed by tensions between the notion of sport as education and sport as business. Issues examined include the impact of globalisation, the commodification of sport, the influence of sport on young people, media-sport, and sport and gender.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

TEDU305
Discovering Early Years Education
Description
This course will examine the histories, policies and research, which have contributed to the current contexts and practices within early years education (including early childhood education and the early school years) in Aotearoa New Zealand, and in international contexts.
Occurrences
Year C First Half 2024
Year C First Half 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points

TEPI305
The Teacher's Role in Learning and Assessment/Nga Tirohanga Whanui
Description
This course explores sociocultural assessment theories and related, foregrounding the principles of Te Whariki and the teacher's role as it relates to current pedagogies in learning. Students will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to provide meaningful formative assessment, which forms the basis for planning for infants, toddlers and young children, including transitions to, within and from early childhood settings.
Occurrences
Year C First Half 2024
Year C First Half 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

TEPP305
Professional Practice: Assessment and Planning
Description
TEPP305 Professional Practice 5 has a particular focus for students on assessment and planning in an early childhood context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will be expected to integrate knowledge and skills from year one and year two courses and be able to observe and engage in planning and assessment within the centre programme.
Occurrences
Any Time Start 2024 (Distance)
Term One 2024
Term One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

BCHM306
Biochemical Pathology
Description
This course is designed to help you to understand the biochemistry underpinning disease (e.g. cancer), how diseases are diagnosed using biochemical markers (e.g. heart disease), mechanisms of cell and organ toxicity, and how toxic molecules can be used to our benefit (e.g. in cancer chemotherapy).
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
BCHM253/BIOL253 and BCHM222, and 15 points from BCHM206, BCHM212/CHEM212. RP: BCHM202/BIOL231.
Restrictions
BCHM301, BCHM302

CHIN306
Global China on Screen
Description
A survey of Chinese cinema - the first one hundred years of the Chinese film industry, major Chinese film genres, social implications of film and the Chinese culture reflected through film. The course is taught in English and all Chinese films are subtitled.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from CHIN, CINE, or CULT, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
CINE215, CHIN206 and CULT334

COMS306
Media Communication in International Context
Description
The course sets out to provide a critical insight and analysis into the role of media in contemporary international contexts. Its focus is on political communication during conflicts and wars, as well as its contribution to international collaborations and cross-border and cross-culture dialogues. Through a series of in-depth case studies, the course provides a comprehensive review of the key concepts and theories on the media's impact on, and role in international political communication. This course includes group work with students in the course collaborating with students from different countries, and requires active in-class engagement. It has on-campus and distance options. It features internationally-recognised top experts as our guest speakers. Research, team work, international collaboration, creativity, writing, presentation and cross-cultural skills are among the core skills this course aims to advance.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from COMS or POLS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

MGMT306
Team Leadership
Description
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills required to be an effective team member and leader in both face-to-face and virtual settings.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
MGMT305

TEPI306
The Pedagogical Threads of Teaching/Te Umanga Ako - Tuia!
Description
This course will require students to revisit the 'threads' of the programme as part of ensuring that they are able to articulate a philosophy of teaching and have a clear understanding both of the teacher registration process and their professional responsibilities.
Occurrences
Year C Second Half 2024
Year C Second Half 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

TEPP306
Professional Practice: Pedagogical Threads
Description
This course provides students with opportunities to progress towards the demonstration of appropriate competencies and professional qualities. The course is closely linked to The profession of Teaching - Te Umanga Ako - Tuia. Associate Teachers assist Te Kura Whakangungu Kaiako | The School of Teacher Education to assess students' developing competence as a teacher.
Occurrences
Any Time Start 2024 (Distance)
Term Three 2024
Term Three 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

BIOL307
Special Topic
Description
Selected lectures, tutorials and assignments from courses relevant to biology and/or a supervised course of study subject to approval by the Head of School
Occurrences
Any Time Start 2024
Semester One 2024
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Entry subject to approval by the Head of School.

CRJU307
Issues in Policing and Prosecution
Description
This course focuses on the structure, scope and contemporary issues relating to policing and prosecution in New Zealand, including critical assessments of police powers; the role of the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA); aspects of the Police and Crown prosecution processes, diversion, restorative justice and alternatives to traditional court prosecution of offenders; and selected contentious issues, such as the effects of policing policies and practices on vulnerable groups.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
CRJU202 or LAWS202. RP: CRJU201/SOCI218
Restrictions
LAWS337, LAWS365

ENME307
Performance of Engineering Materials
Description
Modelling elastic and plastic behaviour. Mechanisms of ductile/brittle overload, fatigue, creep and corrosion. Linear elastic fracture mechanics. Prediction of remaining life due to fatigue, creep, corrosive environments. Fracture safe design and fracture control plans. Correlation between chemical, structural and physical characteristics of metals and plastics necessary for appropriate material selection, design and processing.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

FORE307
Plantation Silviculture
Description
Plantation silviculture: species selection, genetic improvement, clonal forestry, establishment, manipulation of stand density harvesting impacts. Integrated decision making. Management for non-wood products.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Restrictions
ENFO307 prior to 2011, ENFO492 prior to 2011

FREN307
Advanced French Seminar
Description
This course is the final course in a suite of French-language acquisition courses, which prepares students for a C1 level of French under the Common European Framework of Reference. This course combines a seminar format and grammar classes/workshops, in which students acquire advanced proficiency in all aspects of language competency. The focus of this course is on balancing local and global linguistic, cultural and socio-political aspects of the French language in contemporary Aotearoa and throughout the Francosphere.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
FREN322 or equivalent; or approval by Head of Programme.
Restrictions

LAWS307
The Principles of Evidence
Description
The course aims to provide a sound academic grounding in key principles of the law of evidence. It will examine the key topics of relevance, reliability, probative value, illegitimate prejudice, the influence of human rights, burden of proof, rules of inadmissibility (including hearsay, veracity and propensity and privilege), and trial procedure. In focusing on these key aspects of the law of evidence this course will adopt a strong principle based approach in which the theoretical underpinnings of the development of the law will be examined and discussed.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Restrictions
LAWS316, CRJU308
Co-requisites

LING307
Topics in Phonetics and Phonology
Description
This course follows on from second-year phonetics and phonology, covering selected advanced topics and current research in phonetics and phonological theory.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
LING215
Restrictions
LING301, LING311

MKTG307
Advertising and Promotion Management
Description
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of advertising and promotion. The course will cover the societal and managerial uses of advertising as a means of symbol formation and communication. Lectures, class exercises, discussions, and videos will be used to explore topics of relevance. Students will be involved in developing and presenting a comprehensive, promotional campaign for a product or service.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) MKTG201; and (2) MKTG202; and (3) MKTG204
Restrictions
MGMT 318; MKTG 303

CRJU308
The Principles of Evidence
Description
The course aims to provide a sound academic grounding in key principles of the law of evidence. It will examine the key topics of relevance, reliability, probative value, illegitimate prejudice, the influence of human rights, burden of proof, rules of inadmissibility (including hearsay, veracity and propensity and privilege), and trial procedure. In focusing on these key aspects of the law of evidence this course will adopt a strong principle based approach in which the theoretical underpinnings of the development of the law will be examined and discussed.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) CRJU202 and 45 additional points at 200 level from Schedule C to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice, or (2) LAWS202 and 30 additional points at 200 level from Schedule C to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Restrictions
LAWS316, LAWS307

MGMT308
Advanced Human Resource Management
Description
This course focuses on the application of human resource management strategies and practices in organisational settings. Attention is also given to the role of human resource planning and strategic approaches to human resource management
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
MGMT307

PHIL308
The Brain Gym: An Introduction to Logic
Description
An introduction to logical reasoning, critical analysis, and the art of proof.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level in PHIL, COSC, LING, MATH or from the BE(Hons), or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA or BSc.
Restrictions
PHIL225, PHIL246, PHIL346, PHIL208, MATH208, MATH308

POLS308
International Politics: Aotearoa New Zealand Foreign Policy
Description
This course will critically examine Aotearoa New Zealand’s past and present foreign policy while exploring future foreign policy directions.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from POLS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA, or LAWS, GEOG, or the Schedule V of the BCom.
Restrictions

SOWK308
Social Work Principles and Skills
Description
Interpersonal communication and counselling skills are examined using a social work process framework with an emphasis on cultural and strengths perspectives. Skill development must be demonstrated and a pass obtained to progress to fieldwork placements.
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
, Any 240 points at 100 and 200 level from the Schedule C and E of the BSW(Hons). Head of Department approval mandatory.
Restrictions
SOWK515, SOWK615
Co-requisites
SOWK301. For students undertaking part time study, SOWK301 together with SOWK308, must be completed in the last two years of study.

SPCO308
Inclusive Practice in Teaching and Coaching
Description
This course examines sociological and pedagogical theories and practices related to sport for athletes with disabilities. Historical and contemporary perspectives will be critiqued and students will gain an understanding of the implications of these perspectives for sporting environments. The course will provide students with the opportunity to apply inclusive coaching practices in a variety of settings.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from SPCO.
Restrictions
EDSP285

BIOL309
Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists
Description
Advanced experimental design and statistical techniques for biologists. This course is essential for all students considering postgraduate study in biological sciences.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
BIOL209 or appropriate statistical background as determined by the Head of School

CRJU309
International Criminal Law
Description
The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of international criminal law, which is taken to include the substantive criminal law (international and transnational crimes), and international criminal procedures (such as extradition, mutual legal assistance, transfer of proceedings, transfer of prisoners, recognition of criminal judgments, etc).
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) CRJU202 and 45 additional points at 200 level from Schedule C to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice, or (2) LAWS202 and 30 additional points at 200 level from Schedule C to the Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Restrictions

DATA309
Data Science Capstone Project
Description
This course will develop your ability to undertake research in data science. Your project will be motivated by a real data science problem, and you will design and complete a research project towards a solution. You will work in a group, with group supervision and, where appropriate, will meet with your data science industry contact. The course consists of regular lectures/tutorials and project group meetings, supported by web-based resources. You will present your findings to other students and stake holders, and prepare a written report. The emphasis is on working together to solve real-life data science problems using skills that are transferable to the workplace.
Occurrences
Any Time Start 2024
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

GEOG309
Research for Resilient Environments and Communities
Description
This course will develop your ability to undertake research that supports resilient environments and communities. Drawing on problem-based and service learning approaches, you will design and complete a research project in collaboration with a community partner. The training, practice and critical evaluation of the research will be carried out in groups, and you will communicate your research findings using spoken, numerical and written skills. The course begins with a short fieldtrip, and then progresses through occasional lectures and regular project group meetings, supported by web-based resources. It concludes with a public conference. The emphasis is on students working together to solve real world problems using skills that are transferable to the workplace.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
30 points of GEOG at 200 level, or ENVR209/GEOG209 and ENVR210
Restrictions
GEOG204, GEOG303

GEOL309
Mantle and Magmatic Processes
Description
Have you ever wondered what the Earth’s mantle is made of, how it melts to generate magma, why the magma erupts where it does and why magmas erupting in different tectonic settings have different compositions? This course will provide answers to these questions and many more. It will examine the nature, origin, and interpretation of igneous rocks and mineral assemblages, as well as the magmatic processes that have produced these materials. Additionally, students will develop an understanding of the petrological evolution of the crustal lithosphere within a modern plate dynamic framework. Case studies will be used from across the globe to provide examples of various magmatic systems, but there will be a particular emphasis on those from the Pacific island nations, including Aotearoa New Zealand. Students taking this course will receive a broad grounding in the experimental, petrographical and geochemical aspects of igneous petrogenesis and magmatic processes. This will be achieved in two lectures and one laboratory class each week, along with half a day of fieldwork to collect geochemical data and a subsequent laboratory class to describe, evaluate interpret those data. Students will be expected to set their work in the context of the broader published literature. Completion of activities in each lecture, marked output from lab classes and a discussion in which the student demonstrates the level of their understanding of key concepts will contribute to the course mark.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
GEOL209, GEOL336

LAWS309
Child and Family Law
Description
The course aims to provide a sound academic grounding in key areas of Child and Family Law, including Dispute Resolution, Guardianship, Parenting Orders, Child Abduction, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Restrictions
LAWS317
Co-requisites

MKTG309
International Marketing
Description
This course introduces students to core topics in international marketing. The course is fundamental to almost all career paths for students in the marketing field with firms that have an international dimension to their marketing strategies. The course is also complementary to the other offerings in International Business.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
At least 30 points of 200-level courses in MKTG
Restrictions
MGMT316

SPCO309
Applied Exercise Physiology
Description
This course provides students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge in the field of exercise physiology as it applies to health and sports performance settings. This includes examining ergogenic aids, the benefits of physical activity, and the effects of different environments on the acute and chronic response to exercise. The assessment will require the development of a novel sport science test; students will bring their existing knowledge of a sport to devise a unique sport-specific assessment tool and examine its validity and reliability.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
1) SPCO209 or 2) SPCO206
Restrictions
SPCO306 TEPE309

ENGR310
Independent Course of Study
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester Two 2024
Whole Year 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to the approval of the Head of Department.

EURA310
European Integration from Community to Union
Description
The course is designed to introduce students to the process of European Integration that has transformed post-1945 Europe and seen the European Union emerge as a new global power. The course draws on an interdisciplinary approach and is focused on policy analysis and case studies.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from EURA or GEOG, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
EURA210, EURO 210, EURO 310, GEOG 320 (prior to 2005), GEOG321 (from 2005)

GEOG310
Weather Systems
Description
This course examines the processes responsible for day to day weather variations, and the operational techniques used in their analysis and forecasting. This includes both research and operational approaches to the study of synoptic scale weather systems and their impact. The processes studied include those that have an influence on the generation and decay of weather systems, but also those that affect the weather experienced in a local area, such as Canterbury. The emphasis is on factors important in short term weather changes, including stability/instability and atmospheric motion. These factors are studied in relation to air mass changes, as well as the effects of topography. Links between the general and synoptic scale atmospheric circulation are also studied, along with the effects of longer term change, such as the ENSO cycles.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
GEOG211 and 15 points from Schedule S to the BSc

HSRV310
Gender, Crime and Social Theory
Description
This course considers a range of explanatory theories emanating from a range of disciplines that contribute to current understandings of gender, crime, deviance, social theory and social control. There is significant input from visiting professionals in criminal justice and allied practices relevant to the topic. Theories and constructions of crime, deviance, violence and gender will be discussed as these relate to gendered experiences within and without the criminal justice system.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
30 points at 200 level in HSRV, or any 15 points at 200-level in HSRV & 30 points at 200 level from Schedule C (BSW) or Schedule V (BA) or Schedule C or E (BCJ). Students with at least 60 points in appropriate courses may enter with permission of HSRV Programme Coordinator.
Restrictions
HSRV210, HSRV303

LING310
Linguistics Research Project
Description
This course supports students to conduct their own empirical research project. Students will design their own research, and write a research paper reporting on their novel findings. The course will begin with orientation to New Zealand English, and learning about some empirical studies that have been done on this variety. Students will then develop their own empirical research question, using the New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour's internationally renowned corpora, or by collecting their own data using a questionnaire or language experiment. Course content will be adapted to suit student interests, and the class will work together as a group to support the development of each other's projects.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 200 level from LING.
Restrictions
ENLA310

MKTG310
Customer Experience
Description
Historically, business approaches have been almost exclusively focused on the marketing mix itself, especially for product-related exchanges. As a result, the customer at the centre of the framework became an almost forgotten concern for many marketers. The course "Customer Experience" focuses on the design and marketing of emotionally stimulating, value-creating customer experiences. Students will strategically evaluate and critique current traditional marketing and management strategies in terms of their customer focus. The class format involves a mix of class lectures and in-class workshops, case analyses and presentations, best practice discussions, and individual assignments. Students will enhance their learning through group work and in-class presentations as well as individual research projects. The sessions are interactive, stimulating student thinking and critical review.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) MKTG201; and (2) MKTG202; and (3) MKTG204

PHIL310
History of Philosophy
Description
This course introduces you to the philosophy of the early modern period. We shall pay particular attention to the epistemological and metaphysical questions addressed by Descartes in his Meditations and by Hume in Book 1 of his A Treatise of Human Nature. We also study Hume’s moral theory in Bk. III of the Treatise, Locke’s epistemology and Berkeley’s metaphysics. Topics covered include rationalism and empiricism, dreaming, scepticism, proofs of the existence of God, mind-body dualism, idealism, the nature of self, personal identity, causation, reason and the passions. Is knowledge based on reason or experience? Can I be sure that I’m not dreaming? Can I be sure of anything? What, in any case, is this ‘I’? What is the relationship between mind and body? What is it to remain the same person over time? Does the external world exist and, if so, what is its nature? Can ‘ought’ be derived from ‘is’? Is morality based on reason or the passions?
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from PHIL, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.

PHYS310
Thermal, Statistical and Particle Physics
Description
Development of statistical mechanics from thermodynamic principals. Entropy interpreted from both the thermodynamic and statistical viewpoint. Applications in nuclear and particle physics including radioactivity.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) PHYS203; (2) MATH103 or EMTH119 or MATH201. RP: MATH201
Restrictions
PHYS204, PHYS440

SPCO310
Practicum 3
Description
This course provides a final application of sport coaching theory to practice. Students will plan, implement and critically evaluate aspects of coaching pedagogy, sociology and sport science while coaching their selected sport. This will occur during coaching sessions with a team or individuals at any sporting level, throughout a season of practices and games or events.
Occurrences
Any Time Start 2024
Any Time Start 2024 (Distance)
Whole Year 2024
Whole Year 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites

ACCT311
Financial Accounting: Theory & Practice
Description
How is financial accounting information created and communicated? What purposes does it serve? Who uses the information and how? What are the roles of theory and practice in this process? How do agents influence this process and what are their motives? - The course explores topics such as standard setting, accounting allocations, wealth creation, revenue recognition, equity valuation and bankruptcy prediction. The topics follow matters that have been debated for some time and which remain central to financial accounting discourse. The objective of the course is for students to be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of these contemporary accounting issues and challenges.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
AFIS301, ACIS311, AFIS311, AFIS501.

DESI311
Graphic Design 3
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
90 points
Prerequisites

EDMI311
Whakapiki te Reo
Description
Whakapiki Te Reo aims to increase the fluency of the kaiako Te Reo and provide a wider range of conversational ability. Kaiako will be able to demonstrate an understanding of te reo Maori me nga tikanga-a-iwi applicable to a variety of learning contexts, and informal contacts with whanau and community. Assignments will focus on three key skills; speaking, writing and reading.
Occurrences
Term One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Subject to approval of the Head of School.
Restrictions
Te Reo Maori assessment

ENME311
Mechanical Engineering Design
Description
This course will cover more in-depth engineering design methods than ENME301 and cover procedures that are not included in the engineering science subjects. The subject matter will have a core mechanical design focus, with additional experience in calculation sets and drawing presentations. In particular, it covers fatigue in steel structures, the use of standards, pressure vessel design, and sustainability in manufacturing using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Overall students are brought to a level where they can undertake a substantial mechanical engineering design problem, in a methodical manner, and can produce a professional quality design report.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions

FINC311
Investments
Description
The theoretical principles of investments and their applications to investment policy.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
, (1) FINC201; and (2) MATH101 or MATH102 or MATH199
Co-requisites

GEOG311
Coastal Studies
Description
This course explores the processes that form and change coastal environments in New Zealand, the Pacific and worldwide. Topics examined include a selection of: sea level change today and into the future, waves and currents, the role of sediments in how beaches work to protect land and interact with oceans, plus sessions focussed on the wonders and practical realities of wetlands, tropical reefs, and human interactions with coastal environments. You will gain an understanding of models of the coastal zone, as well as an experience of field methods and laboratory techniques used in coastal investigations. The course was developed based on direct industry feedback and involvement. There is also an optional one-day field-trip, where there is an opportunity to put your learnings into practice and measure waves, currents and beach profiles, and to collect sediment and ecological data for analysis in labs, all using up-to-date professional techniques.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points of 200-level Geography, including GEOG201, or in special cases with approval of the Head of Department.

HSRV311
Qualitative Research Methods
Description
This course introduces students to a range of qualitative research approaches. We begin by exploring the philosophical underpinnings of qualitative research, including methodological frameworks, theories, and controversies. Students learn about practical issues encountered in ‘doing’ research. Those practical issues include ethics of the research process; navigating cultures and hard-to-reach groups; data gathering via documents, interviews, and focus groups; and analysing data. Students are encouraged to think critically about the applicability of developing ethical research models within diverse contexts/settings. Through manageable research assignments, students become familiar with the business of research and how it fits within complex and diverse human service systems.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
30 points at 200 level in HSRV, or any 15 points at 200-level in HSRV and 30 points at 200 level from Schedule C (BSW) or Schedule V (BA) or Schedule C or E (BCJ). Students with at least 60 points in appropriate courses may enter with permission of the HSRV Progamme Coordinator.
Restrictions
HSRV302

MOVI311
Moving Image 3
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
90 points
Prerequisites

MUSA311
Composition Studio
Description
MUSA311 presents a range of approaches to working with musical materials across musical genres. Students learn about aspects of computer assisted composition, principles of vocal writing, high level structuring processes, scoring for Taonga Puoro, and explore ways to incorporate these into their own creative practice. Students at 300 level students gain experience in tiered mentoring.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions

PAIN311
Painting 3
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
90 points
Prerequisites

PHIL311
Meaning, Mind, and the Nature of Philosophy
Description
Do we think in words? If I say 'I'm in pain', do you really know what I mean? How can we talk about what doesn't exist - tomorrow, Harry Potter, or the possible world where you win $1 million on Lotto? Can machines have concepts? Why does every attempt to solve a philosophical problem simply raise more problems, sometimes even worse ones? We look at central philosophical problems through the eyes of some of the greatest and most challenging philosophers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from PHIL, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA or the BSc.
Restrictions
PHIL464, PHIL497

PHOT311
Photography 3
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
90 points
Prerequisites

PHYS311
Quantum Mechanics
Description
Development of quantum mechanics from basic postulates, using operator techniques, with application of the formalism to a variety of systems; time-independent perturbation theory.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
(1) PHYS203 or (PHYS206 and CHEM251); (2) MATH103 or EMTH119 or MATH201. RP: MATH201 and MATH203

PROD311
Solid CAD
Description
The goal of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop their digital design skills and experience of digital manufacturing. Students will be introduced to digital methods for design creation, simulation, optimisation, and manufacture. Students will experience manufacturing capacities and design techniques used in industry, giving insight into the digital design processes they may employ in their future career.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Either (ENME201 and ENME221) or (PROD112 and PROD211)

SCUL311
Sculpture 3
Occurrences
Whole Year 2024
Points
90 points
Prerequisites

SOWK311
Independent Course of Study: Mental Health and Wellbeing
Description
Mental health is studied within the social work context by examining the conceptual frameworks and legislation that distinguish mental health from mental illness, introducing the major diagnostic classifications. The course considers the context of mental disorders and consequently considers issues around human adaptation, culture and gender, policy and service provision. Students are supported to achieve an understanding of how theory applies to social work practice via on independent learning project, and online class discussions based on case studies and readings. Aotearoa New Zealand as a bicultural and multicultural country is woven throughout the course. Implications for working in multi-disciplinary teams, within mental health services or associated services as a social work practitioner are foundational features of this course.
Occurrences
Summer Nov 2023
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 240 points at 100 and 200 level from the Schedule C and E of the BSW(Hons). Approval from the Head of Department is mandatory.

TREO311
Te Ngao Matariki 1