Undergraduate study in Language and Culture

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First-year NZSL student takes out top award

A documentary exploring why NZSL isn’t a language option in secondary schools despite being one of New Zealand’s official languages has seen AUT first-year student Lisa Thompson (pictured, fourth from left) win the “NZSL in the Media” Award.

The annual New Zealand Sign Language Awards were held in Wellington last weekend and Thompson won the award category for an individual or media organisation that demonstrates a commitment to promoting NZSL and Deaf awareness.

Her short six-minute documentary The Future is in Your Hands was also entered in last year’s Outlook for Someday film challenge https://vimeo.com/143689012 and was one of the 20 winning films selected out of 156 entries that came from all over New Zealand and involved 550 young people.

Undergraduate study gives students a solid grounding in language and cultures. AUT's language and culture programmes prepare you for further education and research, or give you an opportunity to move directly into the workforce in your chosen field.

The Bachelor of Arts degree (BA)

Language and culture majors in the BA

Other minors offered by the School of Language and Culture

  • Asian Studies
  • Language Teaching
  • Spanish.

BA majors in other schools

School of Social Sciences and Public Policy

School of Education

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Te Ara Poutama, Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development

Minors and electives in the BA

In addition to the above majors, a variety of minors and elective papers give you the opportunity to broaden your programme of study.

See the Additional majors, minors and electives page for more detail.

Conjoint and double degree programmes

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB) double degree

The Bachelor of Arts can be studied concurrently with the Bachelor of Laws for the recommended plan of how to structure the double degree.

BA students interested in undertaking this double degree programme should contact Peter Fleming for the recommended plan of how to structure the double degree.

LLB students — please contact the AUT Law School

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Arts

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Arts are for students with an undergraduate degree who want to broaden or deepen educational, professional or vocational knowledge and skills in a familiar subject, or to develop knowledge in a new area.

Further information:

Last updated: 17-May-2016 3.51pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.