People who understand and can work constructively with the Deaf community are in high demand. AUT is the only university in New Zealand where you can complete a Bachelor of Arts with a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and Deaf Studies major.
Our team of lecturers includes some of the most highly regarded people in their field. AUT’s close relationship with the Deaf community offers students the opportunity to learn through immersion in the culture.
Professional accreditation — industry organisations that recognise this programme:
The first year focuses on the development of receptive and expressive fluency in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), and the study of the Deaf community and culture.
In the second and third years students can either continue with further language acquisition, learn about the interpreting profession, or choose papers related to intercultural competence.
Along with practicum experience opportunities, qualified NZSL – English interpreting practitioners attend panel discussions, take on guest lecturer roles and provide tutoring and support for students.
Throughout the three years of the BA, students take core papers that provide the necessary skills in writing, research and IT capability to prepare them for academic work and their working life. For a summary of the BA degree see the Bachelor of Arts overview
CLSY602 Aotearoa New Zealand Culture and Society
COMM570 Academic Communication
SOSC581 Research and Analysis
TIKA503 Ki te Whaiao: Maori Culture and Society
Year 2 and 3 papers
CLSY502 Intercultural Competence
CLSY601 Intercultural Competence in a Global World
CLSY703 Cooperative Education
ENGL500 Contemporary Language Studies
NZSL603 New Zealand Sign Language III
NZSL700 BA Special Topic [Deaf Studies]
NZSL701 New Zealand Sign Language IV
NZSL702 Current Issues in the Deaf World
NZSL703 Comparative Analysis of English and NZSL
SOSC780 Multicultural Communities
TRIN603 Theory and Practice of Interpreting
Last updated: 11-May-2017 1.05pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.