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learning about how people learn languages

as well as how they are effectively taught.

Later stages involve studying how to develop

curriculum, how to incorporate tasks in language

teaching and the use of literature or technology.

Stage I courses

LANGTCHG 101 Introduction to Language


LINGUIST 101 Language, Mind and Society

EDUC 117 Teaching and Learning: An

Educational Psychological Perspective

Theological and Religious


Religion is complex, always changing, and is

key to understanding how people think and act

both locally and globally. You can gain specific

insight into particular religions, or develop

a broader knowledge of religion as a whole.

You can also look at how historical, social and

cultural trends have shaped religion today. Not

all students who study theology and religion are

religious themselves; all you need is an inquiring

mind and an interest in learning more about the

impact and significance of religion in the world

around us.

Stage I courses

THEOREL 101 Bible and Popular Culture

THEOREL 103 The Bible, Ideology and


THEOREL 100 The Origins of Christianity

THEOREL 106 Islam and the Contemporary


ANTHRO 104 Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific

ASIAN 101 Faith and Festival in Asia

CLASSICS 110 Classical Mythology through


CLASSICS 140 Classical Mythology in Epic

MĀORI 130 Te Ao Māori: The Māori World

PHIL 100 Mind, Knowledge, and Reality

PHIL 102 Introduction to Ethics

PHIL 152 Philosophy and Theories of Human


PACIFIC 105 Pacific World Views

Writing Studies

Writing Studies explores the theory and practice

of writing in different contexts – creative,

professional, academic and critical. You can

study writing and culture and the role of

language in written communication, and develop

your own writing skills. You must already be

competent in English.

Stage I courses

ENGLISH 105 Writing Worlds

ENGLISH 121 Reading/Writing/Text

ENGWRIT 101 English Writing for Academic


LINGUIST 100 Introduction to Linguistics

LINGUIST 103 Introduction to English Linguistics

Additional subjects

You can also take individual courses in:

Academic English Studies

Comparative Literature literature

Cook Islands Maori

English Writing




“The subjects I have taken so far have

definitely helped develop my growing

interest in my potential career in

speech therapy, as well as discover new

possibilities. Alongside my double major in

Linguistics and Education, I have also taken

courses in Anthropology and Philosophy.

I love how these subjects are completely

different from the ones I could have taken

while I was in school. They extend the

borders of how I see the world and my


“The Faculty of Arts is excellent at providing

a better platform for undergraduates to

leap from. Its unique First Year Experience

programme guides students through the

different aspects of University life, with

events to take part in and words of wisdom

dished out throughout the year. Personally,

it’s made me feel more certain about my

place as a student at University

that I’m

not just here to get a degree but I’m part of

something more.”

Cassandra Hum

is studying for a Bachelor

of Arts with a double major in Linguistics

and Education.