The AUT Bachelor of Arts has 17 majors in areas as diverse as:
You construct a broad and varied degree with a single major and choose from a wide range of minors, or you can do a double major. In your final year you will integrate what you have learned from your core papers and major subjects through a workplace project.
Programme code: AK3704
Duration: 3 years full time / equivalent part time
Venue: City Campus; North Shore Campus (some papers in Psychology); Manukau Campus — BA Social Sciences and Māori Development
Starting date: 4 March 2013 / 22 July 2013
AUT encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.
The following majors will not have a midyear intake: Chinese, NZ Sign Language and Deaf Studies, NZ Sign Language - English Interpreting.
Students and their career objectives are diverse. The AUT Bachelor of Arts is a BA with a difference.
Te Ara Poutama, Faculty of Māori Development
Students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts may choose a second major, either from those available above within their degree (double major) or from the list of additional majors from outside their degree.
Minors are also available in these subjects. The availability of additional majors and minors will depend on timetabling and some subject restrictions, and in some cases, choosing an additional major or minor may require students to undertake extra points to complete their degree.
A conjoint programme of study enables you to study for 2 degrees at the same time and complete both in a shorter time than it would take to complete them separately.
This is because the regulations permit a number of papers to count towards both degrees. It is usually possible to complete two 3-year degrees in 4 to 5 years. You need to maintain a B average across all papers to remain in a conjoint programme of study.
You can study the following degrees conjointly with the Bachelor of Arts:
The BA is a very flexible degree allowing you to study many aspects of society and culture. Your degree can be constructed in a variety of different ways but is essentially made up of several building blocks:
In each year of your degree you will typically take papers from the core, your major(s) and/or minor. A Co‑operative Education paper is done in a workplace setting in your third year.
To complement their core papers and chosen major(s), students can choose from minors as well as elective papers grouped into areas of emphasis in a wide range of subject areas across AUT.
A minor is 60 points (generally each paper is worth 15 points) in a specific area.
The following rage of core papers provides a framework for acquiring a broad foundation of skills and knowledge in writing, research, digital technology and communication.
Students will be able to express ideas coherently, work with a variety of research methods, communicate effectively and gain practical skills. These papers provide the catalyst for cross disciplinary reflection and inquiry. Students take one core paper from each of the areas listed and a minimum of 30 points from the Co-operative Education papers.
287901 Cooperative Education
167908 NZSL Interpreting Practicum Experience I: Observations
167909 NZSL Interpreting Practicum Experience II: Professional Practice
947001 Cooperative Education I:Project Literature Review
947002 Cooperative Education II:Project Report