Accounting

ACCY 402 – Current Issues in Management Accounting

A survey of recent management accounting literature relating to the behavioural dimensions of management accounting and focusing on the design of reporting systems.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 223, either ACCY 302 or 314

1/3 • CRN 241 • Tue 1.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

ACCY 403 – Applied Management Accounting

Examination of selected theoretical and empirical studies from the psychological and behavioural accounting literature. Design of experiments and analysis of data sets.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 402

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 404 – Governmental Accounting and Finance

An examination of funding, financial management, performance measurement, external government reporting and audit in central and local government.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 307 or 308

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 405 – Foundations of Public Sector Accounting

Examination of fundamental notions such as accountability, distributive justice, property rights and obligations, constitutional constraints on executive power and the nature of the accounting entity.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 404

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 406 – Auditing

Current issues in audit theory and practice including a review of case law affecting auditors' liability to injured third parties for audit negligence.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 330 (or 303 before 2011)

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 407 – History of Accounting Thought

The course traces the evolution of accounting and accounting thought and relates the historical developments to present day accounting theory and practice.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 408 – Special Topic: Accounting Research Project

A research project on accounting issues.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 409 – Special Topic: Taxation Research Project

This course is a supervised research project that provides students with the opportunity to undertake independent research in a specific area of taxation.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 401, 421

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 410 – Advanced Taxation

Analysis of New Zealand income taxation laws with specific reference to business taxpayers, financing of business enterprises and cross-border transactions, and the Goods and Services Tax.

15 pts • (P) TAXN 301

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 411 – Applied Taxation

Research course on a selected aspect of the New Zealand taxation system.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 410

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 412 – Current Issues in Financial Accounting

A critical examination of policy issues related to accounting professionalism, the determination of a body of knowledge, and the scope and control of financial reporting practices.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 308

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 413 – Accounting, Organisations and Society

An examination of the ethical, social and cultural bases underlying the technical dimension of accounting. The course focuses on the values and assumptions underlying accounting systems at both the micro and macro levels of society.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 308 (or 307)

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 423 – Studies in Auditing

Examination and review of the theory and practice of auditing in New Zealand with special reference to the exercise of auditor judgement in the context of both evaluation of internal control systems and assessment of financial reporting.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 308

Not offered in 2020

ACCY 425 – Studies in Taxation

Examination and review of the theory and practice of taxation in New Zealand with special reference to concepts on income, general deduction provisions and taxation of corporate entities.

15 pts • (P) ACCY 308

Not offered in 2020

FCOM 401 – Research Methodology A

This course examines a number of scientific methodologies and related research methods within the business context, with an emphasis on science-informed and evidence-based decision making. Methods are the means by which knowledge, predictions, or control are achieved. Characteristic of science are systematic observation and experimentation, inductive and deductive reasoning, and the formation and testing of hypotheses and theories.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31149 • Mon 10.30-1.30pm [Pipitea]

FCOM 421 – Research Methodology B

This course examines interpretive and critical social science methodologies within the specific context of business disciplines. It introduces cultural aspects of conducting business research, including Mātauranga Māori.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 401

1/3 • CRN 31150 • Tue 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

FCOM 430 – Research Project

This course is a supervised individual research project, supplemented by seminars on topics related to stages in the research process.

30 pts • (P) FCOM 401, FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31171 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 31151 • Thu 8.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

ACCY 530 – Research Project

Research Project on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26157 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26158 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26159 • tba [Pipitea]

ACCY 531 – Research Paper

Research paper on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26181 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26182 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26183 • tba [Pipitea]

ACCY 591 – Thesis

MCom thesis in Accounting.

120 pts

full year • CRN 253 [Pipitea]

ACCY 592 – Thesis in Accounting

90 point Thesis in Accounting.

90 pts

full year • CRN 30025 [Pipitea]

MMPA 501 – Financial Accounting

A comprehensive perspective on financial reporting, including current New Zealand GAAP and recognition of revenue, assets and liabilities.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18182 • Tue 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18183 • Tue 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 502 – Management Accounting

Cost and management accounting in the contemporary business environment.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18184 • Fri 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18185 • Mon 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 503 – Business Law

The impact of the legal system and the legislative process on selected aspects of the business environment.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18186 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18187 • Mon 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 504 – Finance

Financial decision-making by firms, and the behaviour of financial markets.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18188 • Thu 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18189 • Tue 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 505 – Corporations and Business Associations Law

The law of business organisations and its relevance to the accounting profession.

15 pts • (P) MMPA 503

1/3 • CRN 18437 • Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 18438 • Tue 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 506 – Advanced Financial Accounting

The social, political and economic impact of financial accounting on the contemporary business environment.

15 pts • (P) MMPA 501

1/3 • CRN 18439 • Wed 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 18440 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 507 – Statistics

Statistical techniques useful in accounting research or practice.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18441 • Mon 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 18442 • Mon 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 508 – Economics

Economic principles and their application to issues facing the accounting profession.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18443 • Mon 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 18444 • Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 509 – Taxation

An in-depth examination of key aspects of New Zealand's tax regime from a domestic and international perspective. The impact of taxation on business decisions in New Zealand is also examined.

15 pts • (P) MMPA 501 or 503

2/3 • CRN 18445 • Wed 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18446 • Mon 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 510 – Auditing

The corporate governance role of external auditing in financial markets, including professional, ethical and technical requirements, and current auditing research issues.

15 pts • (P) MMPA 501

2/3 • CRN 18447 • Thu 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18448 • Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 511 – Management

Modern management in business, public and voluntary sectors.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18449 • Tue 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 512 – Advanced Management Accounting

Strategic applications of cost and management accounting.

15 pts • (P) MMPA 502

1/3 • CRN 32019 • Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 18451 • Mon 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18452 • Wed 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 513 – Accounting Systems

Accounting systems and the role of accountants in a systems environment.

15 pts • (P) MMPA 501 or 502

1/3 • CRN 19743 • Tue 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 18453 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 514 – Advanced Financial Management

Financial decision-making by firms, and the behaviour of financial markets.

15 pts • (P) MMPA504

Not offered in 2020

MMPA 515 – Research Project

To be advised.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMPA 516 – Special Topic: New Zealand Banking Law and Regulation

Fundamentals of the law of banking, including the rules relating to money, the bank-customer relationship, negotiable instruments, liability of paying and collecting banks, the recovery of mistaken payments, debit/credit/smart cards, electronic payments, securities for bank lending, letters of credit, unclaimed money, and the Reserve Bank and its regulatory functions.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18747 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 517 – Special Topic: Globalisation and Taxation

An examination of how an income tax regime like New Zealand’s deals with cross-border trade and investment with particular reference to matching international taxation norms including bilateral and multilateral conventions.

15 pts • (P) MMPA 509

1/3 • CRN 18751 • Mon 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 518 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 18744 • Thu 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 519 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 18748 • Tue 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 520 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18741 • Fri 10.30-1.30pm [Pipitea], Fri 11.30-2.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 521 – CA: Financial Accounting and Reporting

This course will examine the main reporting mechanisms for preparing financial statements for organisations across all sectors of the economy to develop student competence in respect to the technical and conceptual skills required to practice as a professional accountant. Students will also apply the conceptual framework for financial reporting and the financial accounting standards and pronouncements to a variety of real-life practical financial accounting scenarios.

12 pts • (C) MMPA 506

part year/3 • CRN 32152 • Sat 12.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPA 522 – CA: Management Accounting and Applied Finance

This course will examine the skills and knowledge that are utilised to identify, analyse, interpret and communicate financial and non-financial organisational information to develop student competence in respect to the technical and conceptual skills required to practice as a professional accountant. Students will also apply these management accounting skills using integrated case studies and real-life activities and scenarios to help people manage the resources of their businesses more efficiently and effectively and achieve their strategic goals.

12 pts • (C) MMPA 504, 512

part year/3 • CRN 32153 • Sat 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMPA 523 – CA: Audit and Assurance

This course will identify and analyse the requirements of audit and assurance to develop student competence in respect to the technical and conceptual skills required to practice as a professional accountant. Students will also apply the Auditing, Assurance and Ethics Standards to a variety of real-life case scenarios associated with planning, performing and completing an audit and undertaking other assurance services.

12 pts • (C) MMPA 510

2+3/3 • CRN 32040 • Sat 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMPA 524 – CA: Taxation New Zealand

This course will examine and apply relevant New Zealand taxation law to various tax entities to develop student competence in respect to the technical and conceptual skills required to practice as a professional accountant. Students will explain, calculate and analyse the taxation consequences applicable to a range of real-life simulated scenarios, including a comprehensive tax reconciliation which integrates the various parts of the course.

12 pts • (C) MMPA 509

2+3/3 • CRN 32041 • Sat 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMPA 525 – CA: Professional Accounting Case Study

The capstone module integrates knowledge from MMPA 521-524 in developing the professional competence required to become a Chartered Accountant.

12 pts • (P) MMPA 521-524

part year/3 • CRN 32154 • Sat 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

ACCY 690 – Accounting for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 256 [Pipitea]

Anthropology (Cultural)

ANTH 406 – Special Topic: Culture through an Ethnographic Lens

What does it mean when we call something 'ethnographic'? In this course we will critically examine the diverse anthropological approaches to ethnography, and read key texts that have shaped and reshaped the ethnographic method and writing model. We will also experiment with diverse ethnographic writing styles and approaches, reflecting on the opportunities and challenges they afford us to explore and represent cultural worlds.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 283 • Tue 12-3pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 407 – Ideas and Approaches

In this course, we will examine how people anticipate, cope with, and thrive across radical social, political, technological, and environmental changes. Through close readings of selected anthropological, philosophical, and historical texts, as well as works of speculative fiction, we will consider the multiple layers of rupture and continuity in which cultures are always situated, and reflect on how anthropology can comprehend and engage lives lived in shifting conditions. Themes to be addressed will include the Anthropocene, colonialism, late industrialism and capitalism, and posthumanism.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 11126 • Thu 10-1pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 408 – Ethnographic Research

There are many methods for conducting empirical research. This course will concentrate on those used in ethnographic research, and guide students through their own fieldwork projects. Students will learn how to write a research proposal, a field report and an ethnographic account.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 286 • Wed 2-5pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 410 – Current Directions in Anthropological Thought

This course examines contemporary issues in anthropological theory. Focusing on cutting-edge ideas in the discipline, it explores historical, ethnographic and philosophical contexts of their development.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 4915 • Mon 10-1pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 489 – Research Project

In this course students will choose and conduct an independent research project and write an extended essay. They will receive individual supervision from a staff member and learn foundational research skills, such as formulating a research question, writing a literature review and developing an argument.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 290 • Fri 11-2pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Anthropology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 293 [Kelburn]

ANTH 690 – Anthropology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 294 [Kelburn]

Applied Finance

MMAF 501 – New Zealand Capital Markets

A survey of the institutions, markets and instruments of the NZ fixed interest, money, equity, derivatives and foreign exchange environment, informed by the insights of modern finance theory. Includes fixed interest pricing and trading, the financial economics of monetary mechanisms in their relationship with the markets, pricing and trading of equities, derivatives trading and their use, spot and forward foreign exchange trading, and the raising of equity and debt capital both at home and abroad.

20 pts • (X) MMAF 510, 580

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 502 – Corporate Finance

An in-depth review of the interface between corporate finance and the markets, from the vantage point of the corporate treasurer. Firm and project valuations through cash flow analysis, discounting in various forms, the cost of capital, the process of setting risk premiums, and risk analysis. Implications of long term financing decisions to the cost of capital. Valuation of projects through real options analysis.

15 pts • (X) MOFI 402, MMAF 528

block dates/3 • CRN 8054 • Mon 8-12.30 [Pipitea], Sat 8-6pm [Pipitea], Sun 8-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMAF 510 – Global Capital Markets

The application of finance theory to global financial markets. Asset classes, financial instruments and security trading. Risk, return, portfolio capital allocation, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Bond pricing, interest rates, and bond portfolios.

15 pts • (X) MMAF 501, 580

1/3 • CRN 9554 • Mon 5.30-7.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 511 – International Corporate Finance

Financial economics of exchange rates. The international monetary and banking system, global financing and investment. Financial management under exchange rate exposure: translation, transactions and economic exposures. Optimal foreign exchange hedging policies. Multinational strategic management.

15 pts

block dates/3 • CRN 8055 • Fri 8-5pm [Pipitea], Fri 8-4.30pm [Pipitea], Fri 8-5pm [Pipitea], Sat, Sun 8-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMAF 512 – Treasury Management

Capital structure design, long term and short short term financing options, restructuring and insolvency risks. Issuing bank debt, retail and wholesale bonds, private placements and convertible bonds. Hedging strategies to manage foreign exchange, interest rate, commodity and investment risk. Reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee on investment portfolio performance, liquidity, refinancing and counterparty risk.

15 pts • (X) MMAF 580, MMAF 536 in 2019

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 513 – Treasury Operations

The application of the theories of financial intermediation to bank treasury operations. The institutional and regulatory aspects of financial institutions. Topics covered are: financial intermediation theory, regulatory bank capital, risk management, stress testing, liquidity management, stake-holder engagement, bank strategy and bank governance.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 8057 • tba [Pipitea]

MMAF 514 – Derivatives

Forwards and futures, options, synthetics, exotics and associated products. Pricing from the first principles and from no arbitrage methodology. Use in portfolio hedging and in open position taking. Contexts covered include equity, fixed interest, commodity and foreign exchange. Trading conventions and techniques.

15 pts • (X) MMAF 580

2/3 • CRN 8058 • Mon 3.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 515 – Financial Institutions Management

The application of the theories of financial intermediation to financial institutions management. On- and off- balance sheet banking, syndicated lending, securisation. contingent claims, project finance and treasury management. Risk Management of assets, liabilities and liquidity.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 516 – Portfolio Design and Investment

Advanced topics in investments and asset pricing. Extends the Capital Asset Pricing Model and introduces the Arbitrage Pricing Theory model. Explores the use of asset pricing to evaluate fund performance, and the use of portfolio theory for active tactical investment decisions.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 8060 • Mon 8-5pm [Pipitea], Tue, Wed 8-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMAF 521 – Macroeconomic Processes and Financial Management

Financial markets and financial management in the macroeconomic setting. A general review of the theory of macroeconomics; monetary, interest rate and exchange rate mechanisms, business cycles, economic growth and wealth accumulation.

20 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 522 – Risk and Insurance

Selected topics in financial risk management and insurance, from traditional approaches to risk management to recent broader interpretations. Topics include the global financial crisis; credit derivative securities; insurance markets, reinsurance and alternative means of transferring risk; the inter-relationship between banks, insurance companies and other institutions in the finance sector; and regulation of the finance sector.

20 pts • (X) FINM 470, 471

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 523 – Treasury Accounting and Tax

Accounting for treasury (wholesale financial) instruments, including debt, equity and hybrids, forward contracts, futures, options and swaps, disclosure and reporting issues, and the fair value approach. Tax issues and treatment of such instruments, including interest accrual rules, base price adjustment, analysis of key determinations for financial arrangements such as those denominated in foreign currencies, forward contracts, options and swaps.

20 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 524 – Financial Econometrics

Develop financial models using the R statistical programming language. Using econometric methods in R, explore the time series properties of financial datasets, including trend, seasonality, autocorrelation and stationarity. Investigate volatility models.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 9708 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 525 – Financial Modelling

Develop spreadsheet models using Microsoft Excel to tackle finance questions such as: risk analysis via simulation and bootstrapping, portfolio analysis, efficient frontier estimation, value at risk, equity and interest rate modelling, and bond credit risk models. Using the Python programming language, extend and scale these models.

15 pts • (P) MMAF 502, 510

1/3 • CRN 10247 • Wed 4.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 526 – Law and Finance

Issues in corporate authority, financial instruments, use of corporate information, corporate liability, risk management, prudential supervision, securities regulation and other sensitive areas for financial organisations. The course is product-oriented, dealing with specific legal issues that affect the everyday business of the financial sector.

20 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 527 – Special Topic: Derivative Securites

An intensive examination of the pricing of options and option-like assets and their use in hedging financial risk. Topics include stochastic calculus, risk- neutral valuation, finite difference methods, Monte Carlo simulation, and fixed income derivatives. Co-taught with FINA 403.

20 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 305 or 306 or QUAN 371), QUAN 203; (X) FINA 403, MOFI 401

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 528 – Current Topics in Corporate Finance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate finance based on information asymmetries. Topics include agency costs, financial contracting, security issuing, security design, liquidity, and corporate governance.

20 pts • (X) FINA 402

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 529 – Special Topic: Portfolio Theory

This course provides a rigorous examination of modern research in long-run asset allocation, focussing on the prescriptive role of theory in aiding investment decisions and the explanatory role of theory in resolving or highlighting empirical anomalies. This course is co-taught with FINA 404.

20 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 530 – Special Topic: Building an Evidence Base

This course develops the skills needed to create, assess and use a variety of different forms of evidence to inform decision making capability. How to marshal information and evidence and analyse it.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 531 – Special Topic: Early Stage Financing

An in-depth review of the financing of early stage companies from the vantage point of both the entrepreneur and the financier (e.g. venture capitalist or angel investor). Operational financial management including pro-forma financial statements, cash to cash cycles, and working capital needs. Evaluate early stage investments using multiple investment criteria. Financing methods such as multiple rounds, convertible notes and hybrids.

15 pts • (P) MMAF 502

1/3 • CRN 11693 • Thu 4.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 532 – Special Topic: Advanced Econometrics B

In depth coverage of econometric methods for time series and models for panel data. This course is co-taught with ECON 409.

20 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 533 – Special Topic: Fixed Income Securities

An intensive exmaination of fixed interest securities and markets. Topics include equilibrium short- rate models; no-arbitrage short-rate models; forward rate models; sinlge-firm credit risk models; multi-firm credit risk models. Co-taught with FINA 406.

15 pts • (P) FINA 403 or MOFI 401; (X) FINA 406, FINM 472

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 534 – Special Topic: Institutional Investment

An in-depth review of the main strategies used by hedge funds and proprietary traders. Topics include institutional issues, trading mechanisms, market liquidity, risk management, performance management, and trading strategy appraisal.

15 pts • (P) MMAF516 or permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 535 – Special Topic: Corporate Governance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate governance based on information asymmetries. Topics include the separation of ownership and control, delegated monitoring, executive compensation and the market for corporate control. Co-taught with FINA 407.

15 pts • (P) permission of Programme Director; (X) MOFI 409 in 2009, FINA 402 in 2010, FINA 414 in 2012-14

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 536 – Special Topic: Treasury Management

Capital structure design, long term and short term financing options, restructuring and insolvency risks. Issuing bank debt, retail and wholesale bonds, private placements and convertible bonds. Hedging strategies to manage foreign exchange, interest rate, commodity and investment risk. Reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee on investment portfolio performance, liquidity, refinancing and counterparty risk.

15 pts • (C) MMAF 502

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 537 – Special Topic: Mergers and Acquisitions

An integrated approach to mergers and acquisitions, business alliances, and corporate restructuring. Topics covered include the market for corporate control; legal and regulatory considerations, the planning, implementation, and integration processes, merger valuation, deal structure, alternative exit and restructuring activities, and cross border mergers.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 550 – Research Paper

A report representing the application of principles derived from the coursework to the analysis and solution of a real world corporate finance problem. Alternatively, an in-depth literature survey of a particular class of such problems, the solutions proposed in the Finance and any other relevant literatures, and the contextual applicability of such solutions to New Zealand or other designated economic environments.

40 pts

Not offered in 2020

Applied Linguistics

See also Linguistics and TESOL

LALS 401 – Foundations of Linguistics for Advanced Study

An intensive course that surveys foundational issues in the core areas of linguistics (semantics, syntax, phonology and phonetics). An introduction to the scientific study of language for post-graduate students with no prior linguistics training.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 30055 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10-12 [Kelburn]

ALIN 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Applied Linguistics.

120 pts

full year • CRN 9047 [Kelburn]

LALS 510 – Listening and Speaking in the Language Classroom

This course explores a range of principles and practices for the teaching and learning of listening and speaking skills in the second/foreign language classroom. Drawing on evidence from classroom research, the course explores evidence-based proposals for addressing the practical issues that teachers face in planning and and implementing instruction. Particular emphasis is given to the design of classroom materials, activities and lessons, and principles for managing classroom learning.

15 pts • (X) ELIN 805

1/3 • CRN 10570 • (L1) Mon 4-6pm [Kelburn]

1/3 • CRN 10615 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 511 – Teaching Reading and Writing

Examination of the principles behind the effective teaching of reading and writing skills in another language and the application of these principles in the preparation and use of teaching materials. Teaching is over three weeks starting Wed 2 Sept to Monday 21 Sept. Classes on Wed, Fri and Mon from 1-3pm.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10571 • (L1) Mon 4-6pm [Kelburn], Wed 1-3pm [Kelburn], Fri 1-3pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 10616 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 512 – Teaching and Learning Grammar

An analysis and evaluation of diverse pedagogical interventions intended to facilitate grammar acquisition, with a view to helping practitioners optimise their design of course materials and classroom activities. Withdrawal with refund by 15/11/2019, withdrawal without refund by 15/1/2020, after which date the permission of the Associate Dean (Students) will be required to withdraw.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10572 • (L1) Wed 1-3pm [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 10617 • (L2) tba [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 513 – The Pronunciation of English

Study of the phonological systems of English with a focus on using this knowledge for the preparation of teaching materials and assisting learners' language use.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

LALS 515 – Language Curriculum Development

The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the processes, issues and options of language course design and evaluation. Withdrawal with refund by 15/11/2019, withdrawal without refund by 15/1/2020, after which date the permission of the Associate Dean (Students) will be required to withdraw.

15 pts • (X) LALS 505

Not offered in 2020

LALS 516 – Special Topic: English for Academic Purposes

A study of the nature and contexts of English for Academic Purposes, including the application of current research to teaching and learning issues. Trimester 3: Withdrawal with refund by 23/11/2018; withdrawal without refund by 11/01/2019, after which date the permission of the Associate Dean (Students) will be required to withdraw.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10586 • (L1) Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn]

LALS 517 – Special Topic: Cognitive Linguistics and L2 Pedagogy

This course familiarises students with a novel approach to L2 instruction which treats language phenomena as non-arbitrary. We review the research (concerned mostly with the teaching of vocabulary and phraseology) on the merits of the approach, fine-tune its pedagogical applications, and identify avenues for further research. 100% internal assessment.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

LALS 518 – Special Topic: Formulaic Language: Acquisition, Processing and Use

The course explores formulaic language and the important role it plays in language acquisition, processing and use. The evidence from second language learning, learner corpus research, and psycholinguistics will be presented and carefully evaluated.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10635 • (L2) Mon 1-3pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 29032 • (L3) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 519 – Special Topic: Teaching English as an International Language

The changing sociolinguistic landscape of English has led to a paradigm shift in the Applied Linguistics discipline, calling for a critical re-assessment of ELT assumptions and practices that have been traditionally oriented toward native- English speakers' linguistic norms and practices. This course engages students in exploring the recent sociolinguistic development of the English language in various international contexts, and its implications for teaching English in today's globalizing/globalized world.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

LALS 520 – Learners and Second Language Learning

This course looks at the role of the learner and the effect of individual differences on second language learning. Issues such as learner motivation, affect, aptitude and learner response to feedback are explored.

15 pts • (X) LALS 502

2/3 • CRN 10638 • (L1) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 521 – Language for Specific Purposes

A study of the theory and practice of developing courses for adult learners with specific professional or academic purposes for learning a language. In particular, the course examines ways of understanding the specific purposes in detail through analysis of target communication, and how learning opportunities relevant to that target should be selected and managed in particular contexts of learning.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

LALS 522 – Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

The study of second language vocabulary learning and teaching, including factors that influence vocabulary learning, the roles of incidental acquisition and deliberate learning, how to select words for learning and how to assess vocabulary knowledge. Withdrawal with refund by 15/11/2019, withdrawal without refund by 15/1/2020, after which date the permission of the Associate Dean (Students) will be required to withdraw.

15 pts • (X) LALS 508

3/3 • CRN 10591 • (L1) Mon 4-6pm [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 10643 • (L2) tba [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 523 – Language Assessment

A study of the theory and practice of language assessment, with particular reference to classroom learning. Both formal tests and a range of alternative procedures are covered, having consideration for the purpose of the assessment and the requirements of the learning environment. In T1 2020 this course is taught daily for two weeks: Monday-Friday 4-6pm, 2-13 March.

15 pts • (X) ELIN 823

1/3 • CRN 10592 • (L1) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 4-6pm [Kelburn]

1/3 • CRN 10645 • (L2) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 4-6pm [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 524 – Language Testing

A study of the design, development and analysis of language tests, especially for the purpose of assessing achievement or proficiency in a second language. Withdrawal with refund by 15/11/2019, withdrawal without refund by 15/1/2020, after which date the permission of the Associate Dean (Students) will be required to withdraw.

15 pts • (X) LALS 504

Not offered in 2020

LALS 525 – Learner Autonomy and Learning Strategies

This course introduces the principles and practices associated with learner autonomy and learner strategies in language learning. A key emphasis will be placed on how the theories and research covered can be translated into classroom practice. Withdrawal with refund by 15/11/2019, withdrawal without refund by 15/1/2020, after which date the permission of the Associate Dean (Students) will be required to withdraw.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 25170 • (L1) Thu 1-3pm [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 25171 • (L2) tba [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 529 – Task-Based Language Teaching

Task-based language teaching (TBLT) has been extensively theorized and researched in recent decades and widely adopted in language teaching and learning internationally. Drawing on theoretical and classroom perspectives, this course explores task-based course design, teaching and assessment. It considers the practicalities of adopting TBLT in contexts familiar to teachers on the course.

15 pts • (X) LALS 519, 2014-2016

3/3 • CRN 30034 • (L1) Wed 4-6pm [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 30186 • (L3) tba [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 531 – Computer-assisted Language Learning

This course engages participants in a critical examination of theoretical and practical issues in Computer-assisted Language Learning (CALL). Students will develop an understanding about using, evaluating and designing digital materials and tools for language learning and teaching. Students will also engage in creative thinking by undertaking a CALL project.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26050 • (L1) Thu 4-6pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 26139 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 540 – Quantitative Research in Applied Linguistics

A study of how to evaluate and design quantitative research in Applied Linguistics.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10649 • (L1) [Distance (NZ)]

1/3 • CRN 11328 • (L2) Thu 1-3pm [Kelburn]

LALS 541 – Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics

A study of how to evaluate and design qualitative research in Applied Linguistics.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10595 • (L1) Tue 4-6pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 10650 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 542 – Interaction and Identity in Language Learning

This course explores what sociocultural theories of learning contribute to our understanding of the teaching and learning of language in educational contexts. It examines how spoken and written language are used in teaching and learning, and considers implications for classroom practice.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10596 • (L1) Wed 4-6pm [Kelburn]

1/3 • CRN 10652 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 543 – Language in the Workplace

This course will introduce students to theoretical concepts, analytical models, and a range of methodologies from socio-linguistics and discourse analysis which can be used to explore the ways in which people communicate at work.

15 pts • (X) LALS 536

Not offered in 2020

LALS 544 – Discourse Analysis and Language Teaching

Discourse is language in use. This course explores the analysis of discourse structure in spoken and/or written text, and considers applications in language teaching.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10599 • (L1) Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn]

1/3 • CRN 10654 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 563 – Sociolinguistics and Language Education

This course is a core course for the MA in Linguistics and an optional course for the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. As such the course centres around those areas of sociolinguistics which are of interest to both sociolinguists and applied linguists.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

LALS 579 – Research Internship

Students will complete an approved and supervised research project under the guidance of an experienced researcher within the university or while on a placement in a private sector establishment, public sector agency, or non-governmental organisation.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 30057 [Kelburn]

LALS 580 – Research Paper

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from other MA course work. This paper may also provide an opportunity to go more deeply into issues raised in one of the elective courses.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 11017 • (L1) [Kelburn]

1/3 • CRN 11018 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 11023 • (L2) [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 11024 • (L4) [Distance (NZ)]

3/3 • CRN 11025 • (L5) [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 11026 • (L6) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 581 – Research Paper

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from other MA course work. This paper may also provide an opportunity to go more deeply into issues raised in one of the elective courses.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 11019 • (L1) [Kelburn]

1/3 • CRN 11020 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 11027 • (L3) [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 11028 • (L4) [Distance (NZ)]

3/3 • CRN 11029 • (L5) [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 11030 • (L6) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 582 – Research Project

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from other MA course work.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 11021 • (L1) [Kelburn]

1/3 • CRN 11022 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 11031 • (L3) [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 11032 • (L4) [Distance (NZ)]

3/3 • CRN 11033 • (L5) [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 11034 • (L6) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 583 – Dissertation

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from other MA course work.

60 pts

1/3 • CRN 11764 • (L1) [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 11035 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

1+2/3 • CRN 11036 • (L3) [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 11037 • (L4) [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 11038 • (L5) [Distance (NZ)]

3+1/3 • CRN 11039 • (L6) [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 11040 • (L7) [Distance (NZ)]

LALS 584 – Thesis

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data relating to a research question arising from other MA course work.

90 pts

full year • CRN 10610 • (L1) [Kelburn]

full year • CRN 10663 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

3+1/3 • CRN 29185 [Kelburn]

ALIN 690 – Applied Linguistics for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 9050 [Kelburn]

Architectural Science

BILD 451 – Project Management in Digital Environment / Ngā Kaupapa Whakahaere o te Ao Hangarau

An investigation of a range of topics relevant to contemporary project management, including digital tools for project delivery, data sharing, design integration and performance monitoring. Traditional and emergent approaches to these topics will be compared and critiqued.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 30174 • Fri 12.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 452 – Future of Project Management / Te Mahi Whakahaere ā Mua

This course examines best practice for project management, including the influences of legal, economic, environmental and social contexts around construction, and awareness of how tikanga Māori influence legal, social and environmental contexts that are significant to Māori. The course puts students into contact with the most advanced techniques and tools for managing projects and built facilities.

15 pts • (P) BILD 451

2/3 • CRN 30175 • Fri 12.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 460 – Building Project Management / Te Mahi Whakahaere o ngā Hanga Whare

This course advances students' knowledge of the principles and practices of project management from conception through to completion including constraints, cost planning and control, planning and managing tasks, administration and quality control, including awareness of how tikanga Māori influences legal, social and environmental contexts that are significant to Māori. Students solve problems in a group setting.

15 pts • (X) BILD 461

1/3 • CRN 30176 • Mon 12.30-2.30pm [Te Aro], Fri 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 462 – Advanced Contemporary Project Management / Ngā Tikanga Whatutoto o ngā Mahi Whakahaere

Examination of construction project management from conception to completion, utilising tools and techniques that are consistent with current industry practices.

15 pts • (P) BILD 460

2/3 • CRN 30177 • Mon, Thu 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 491 – Research Methods for Architectural Science / Nga Tikanga Rangahau o te Ao Hangahanga

Scientific methodologies are presented for application in research undertaken in the architectural science fields. A research proposal or identification of a professional project, with each focussing on a methodological approach, is developed under the direction of academic staff in preparation for the development of a thesis, research project or practicum project.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 30178 • Wed, Fri 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 581 – Practicum in Architectural Science / Ngā Ritenga o te Ao Hangahanga Hangarau

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in an area of architectural science. Each student is supervised by an academic staff member and a host organisation involved in architectural science research or applications in the public or private sectors. Each student will critically reflect on their experiences in a report and by presenting a seminar.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MArchSc

3/3 • CRN 30179 • tba [Te Aro]

BILD 582 – Industry Project / Ngā Kaupapa Ahumahi

This course enables students to gain knowledge about architectural science industry issues through supervised research. Students will analyse an aspect of the design, production, use or maintenance of the built environment in practice and prepare a professional quality report.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MArchSc

3/3 • CRN 30180 • tba [Te Aro]

Architecture

ARCI 411 – Architecture Design Research I / Te Mahi Rangahau o Te Whakarākei Whare I

Studio-based advanced design project requiring students to pursue an area of disciplinary specialisation through a research question. Project options will include a range of types including domestic, institutional and urban scales, with an emphasis on architecture as the creative solution to an identified problem.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 312

1/3 • CRN 18530 • Mon, Thu 12.30-1.30pm [Te Aro], Mon, Thu 12.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

ARCI 412 – Architecture Design Capstone Project / Te Tikanga-Tūtohu o Te Whakarākei Whare

Studio-based capstone project in which students demonstrate through applied design, knowledge gained in the integrated technologies course. Emphasis is placed on developing environmental and technological factors and their relationship with critical thinking and design decision-making.

30 pts • (P) ARCI 411 (C) ARCI 421

2/3 • CRN 18533 • Mon 9.30-10.30 [Te Aro], Mon, Thu 9.30-1.30pm [Te Aro]

ARCI 421 – Integrated Technologies / Te Whakakotahitanga o ngā Mahi Whakarākei

Advanced construction theory, practice and technology integration. Integrated modules incorporate advanced instruction in servicing, construction and structures, documentation practices and detailing.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 411

2/3 • CRN 18535 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

ARCI 451 – Architecture Theory and Criticism / Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho o Te Whakarākei Whare

This course examines contemporary architectural theories with a particular emphasis on emergent critical frameworks of cultural, material and aesthetic production.

15 pts • (P) SARC 351 or 352

1/3 • CRN 18536 • Tue, Fri 10.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 451 – Project Management in Digital Environment / Ngā Kaupapa Whakahaere o te Ao Hangarau

An investigation of a range of topics relevant to contemporary project management, including digital tools for project delivery, data sharing, design integration and performance monitoring. Traditional and emergent approaches to these topics will be compared and critiqued.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 30174 • Fri 12.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 452 – Future of Project Management / Te Mahi Whakahaere ā Mua

This course examines best practice for project management, including the influences of legal, economic, environmental and social contexts around construction, and awareness of how tikanga Māori influence legal, social and environmental contexts that are significant to Māori. The course puts students into contact with the most advanced techniques and tools for managing projects and built facilities.

15 pts • (P) BILD 451

2/3 • CRN 30175 • Fri 12.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 460 – Building Project Management / Te Mahi Whakahaere o ngā Hanga Whare

This course advances students' knowledge of the principles and practices of project management from conception through to completion including constraints, cost planning and control, planning and managing tasks, administration and quality control, including awareness of how tikanga Māori influences legal, social and environmental contexts that are significant to Māori. Students solve problems in a group setting.

15 pts • (X) BILD 461

1/3 • CRN 30176 • Mon 12.30-2.30pm [Te Aro], Fri 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 462 – Advanced Contemporary Project Management / Ngā Tikanga Whatutoto o ngā Mahi Whakahaere

Examination of construction project management from conception to completion, utilising tools and techniques that are consistent with current industry practices.

15 pts • (P) BILD 460

2/3 • CRN 30177 • Mon, Thu 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 491 – Research Methods for Architectural Science / Nga Tikanga Rangahau o te Ao Hangahanga

Scientific methodologies are presented for application in research undertaken in the architectural science fields. A research proposal or identification of a professional project, with each focussing on a methodological approach, is developed under the direction of academic staff in preparation for the development of a thesis, research project or practicum project.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 30178 • Wed, Fri 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

SARC 401 – Introduction to Robotic Fabrication / He Tīmatanga Kōrero mō te Hanga Karetao

This studio-based course introduces students to concepts, tools and methods used in robotic fabrication practices. It investigates through practice, the relationship between technology and design, focusing on the development of skills related to robotic fabrication, as part of the preparation for the construction industry of the future.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from the BAS, BBSc schedules (X) SARC 482 (2017 - 2019)

1/3 • CRN 32137 • Thu 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro], [Te Aro]

SARC 412 – Advanced Furniture Design / Ngā Tikanga Matua me Ngā Tukanga Waihanga Taputapu Whare

Studio-based and independent study of advanced concepts, processes, and materials used in the furniture industry. Students extend their knowledge of theory, development, prototyping and production methods, and business models available to professional designers for the design, production and promotion of furniture.

15 pts • (P) SARC 312

1/3 • CRN 23050 • Wed 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro], Thu 3.30-5.30pm [Te Aro]

SARC 420 – Topic in Digital Computation / Tātai Hangarau

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15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from ARCI/INTA/ LAND/SARC; and permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

SARC 428 – Topic in Current Research in Architecture / Ngā Rangahau o te Wā i te Mahi Whakarākei / Prison Architecture: Buildings, Policy and Representation

This course examines built and non-built aspects of prisons including architectural history (e.g., planning and interior environmental qualities), policy, and cultural images of prisons, including film, digital and heritage representations of prisons. International examples will be drawn on, but there will be particular attention paid to New Zealand prison architecture.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC; and permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 32134 • Wed 8.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 451 – Critical Theory of the Designed Environment / He Tātari Kōrero mō te Ao Hoahoa

An advanced appreciation of the intellectual debates that impact on the production of the contemporary built environment. The course aims to develop students' critical skills with regard to contemporary design practices. Topics include cultural production and reproduction; identity and agency in architectural production and consumption; the end of modernity and current architectural conceptions of technology and innovation.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

SARC 452 – History of the City in Landscape / Ngā Kōrero mō Te Taone me Te Pokepoke i a Papa-tūā-nuku

Critical exploration of concepts and practices which have influenced the form and meaning of Australasian cities. Contemporary urban development issues and their relationship to historical and contemporary paradigms for urban form.

15 pts • (P) Two of SARC 351,352, 353, 354; (X) ARCH 371

Not offered in 2020

SARC 453 – History of Architecture / Ngā Kōrero o Mua o Te Mahi Whakarākei

Examines paradigm shifts in architectural thinking. Course material emphasises enduring examples of great architecture which reflect the prevailing social and cultural standards of their respective periods.

15 pts • (P) Two of SARC 351, 352, 354; (X) ARCH 379, SARC 353

Not offered in 2020

SARC 454 – Heritage Conservation / Ngā Mahi Tiaki i ngā Whare Whakaniko

This course introduces the why, what and how of heritage conservation. Historic and contemporary approaches to heritage conservation are discussed with recent case studies (including building visits) used as vehicles for the discussion. The purpose and role of a Conservation Plan is explored, and a plan prepared. Research methods for eliciting historical information specific to a building or interior are introduced and practised. Methods of assessing heritage significance and value, and of making recommendations for conservation activity are explored.

15 pts • (P) Two of SARC351, 352, 353; (X) ITDN 373, SARC 354

1/3 • CRN 18471 • Mon 3.30-4.30pm [Te Aro], Wed 3.30-5.30pm [Te Aro]

SARC 455 – House and Home / He Whare, He Kāinga

Ideas and issues surrounding house and home will be presented across a broad range of disciplines ranging from technical aspects to theoretical, with the idea that the accommodation of intra-related disciplines reaches most complexity in the design of a house.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC pts

Not offered in 2020

SARC 461 – Professional Practice / Ngā Mahi Ngāio

Professional and legal parameters involved in project implementation and delivery. The business of practice, including strategic market management, financial planning and insurance, and professional conduct.

15 pts • (P) SARC 362 (X) ARCH/INTA 461

1/3 • CRN 18474 • (L1) Wed 11.30-12.30 [Te Aro], Fri 1.30-2.30pm [Te Aro]

1/3 • CRN 32033 • (L2) tba [Distance (NZ)]

SARC 462 – Digital Design Methodologies / Ngā Tikanga Rangahau a Te Ao Hangarau

The relationship of building design to numerically or geometrically definable design goals.

15 pts • (P) 60 pts 300-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND and one of INTA/LAND/SARC 321; (X) ARCH/BBSC 403

1/3 • CRN 18469 • Wed 8.30-11.30 [Te Aro], Thu 9.30-12.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 463 – Digital Representation and Documentation / Te Mahi a te Ao Hangarau

Computer applications as aids to visualisation and information management.

15 pts • (P) One of INTA/LAND/SARC; (X) BBSC 303, SARC 363

Not offered in 2020

SARC 464 – Building Code Compliance / Ngā Ture Whakaruruhau

Means of compliance with the New Zealand Building Code, building on technical knowledge gained in other courses. Means of compliance are: Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and Certification, and Performance Based Design.

15 pts • (P) One of INTA/LAND/SARC 221; (X) BBSC 365, SARC 364, BILD 364

1/3 • CRN 18473 • Wed, Fri 8.30-9.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 465 – Building Performance Assessment / He Aronga Hoahoa Whare

An introduction to strategies and methods of assessing the performance of buildings and the manner in which they support user groups and organisations.

15 pts • (P) 60 pts 300-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND and one of INTA/LAND/SARC 321; (X) ARCH/BBSC 321

Not offered in 2020

SARC 471 – International Field Study / Te Mahi a te Ao Whānui

An analytical cross-cultural design exploration of designed spaces and sites with special emphasis on critical understanding of why and how they are uniquely formed by the historical and cultural contexts they are part of and the design inspiration that can be derived from such understanding.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC pts; (X) SARC 371

3/3 • CRN 23054 • tba [Te Aro]

SARC 481 – Special Topic: Building Science Internship

Guided work experience involving placement in a Sustainable Engineering or Project Management office in Wellington, working as an intern and reporting on the experience.

15 pts • (P) Completion of BBSc

Not offered in 2020

SARC 482 – Special Topic: Introduction to Robotic Fabrication

Introduction to the concepts, tools and methods used in robotic fabrication practices. Investigates through practice, the relationship between technology and design focusing on the development of skills related to robotic fabrication.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 312 or BILD 322 or INTA 312 or LAND 312

Not offered in 2020

SARC 483 – Special Topic: Ngāi Tūhoe Summer School 2018

The 2018 Summer School is run in collaboration with iwi Ngāi Tūhoe of the Bay of Plenty and Melbourne University. In this course students are introduced to working with hybrid 'high' and 'low' technologies to produce architectural 'pavilion' structures that integrate local materials, 3D printing and digital modelling. Students will learn about the integration of cultural technologies into design.

15 pts • (P) one of (ARCI 312, LAND 312, INTA 312)

Not offered in 2020

SARC 484 – Special Topic: Advanced Psychology and Behaviour in the Built Environment

Application of psychological theory, principles and research to design for humans in the built environment across a range of settings. The course is research-based, focusing on improving usability, health well-being and of work performance. The course covers the human/environment interaction theory, consequences of inadequate design, environmental stressors, and systems theory.

15 pts • (P) ARCI312 or BILD364 or INTA312 or LAND312; (X) SARC 284, 384 (2017)

Not offered in 2020

SARC 485 – Independent Study / Kaupapa Rangahau Motuhake

This course is a supervised programme of research and study on selected themes. Independent Study Projects are available under exceptional circumstances and must be approved by the Head of School.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18780 • tba [Te Aro]

2/3 • CRN 18463 • tba [Te Aro]

3/3 • CRN 18462 • tba [Te Aro]

SARC 486 – Special Topic: Advanced Retail Experience Architectural Design

Advanced studio investigating future of retail design relevant to the 21st century, including research concepts underlying ethical branding, products and scripting of customer journeys. Develop a design proposal for the composition and atmosphere of retail space providing extraordinary customer experience for a brand and its products.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 212 or BILD 251 or INTA 212 or LAND 212

1/3 • CRN 23051 • Wed 8.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 487 – Special Topic: Small Spaces

In the contemporary economy small spaces are increasingly seen as a cost-effective and sustainable building option. In this design-led course students will work with industry partners and clients to question, conceptualise and design small spaces and/or products.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 312 or INTA 312 or LAND 312, or 40 pts from MDDN 300-399, CCDN 300-399, or INDN 300-399

Not offered in 2020

SARC 488 – Advanced Psychology and Behaviour in the Built Environment / He Āta Wānanga i te Mātai Hinengaro me te Whanonga i ngā Whare Hangahanga

Application of advanced psychological theory, principles and research to the study of human interaction with the built environment across a range of settings. This course focuses on how to improve usability, health, well-being and work performance in relationship to space and place. The course covers human and environment interaction theory, systems theory, psychology and design research methods, environmental stressors and consequences of poorly informed design decisions.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from the BAS, BBSc schedules (X) SARC 388; SARC 484 (2017 - 2019)

Not offered in 2020

SARC 491 – Research Methodologies / Ngā Momo Tikanga Rangahau

Advanced research techniques, including research by design, historical and theoretical approaches, and qualitative and quantitative method. The course discusses applied research strategies relevant to design based research. A research proposal is developed under the direction of academic staff in preparation for the development of a thesis project.

15 pts • (P) 60 400-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND/SARC pts

2/3 • CRN 18459 • Wed, Fri 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

ARCH 591 – Thesis

MArch thesis.

120 pts

full year • CRN 403 [Te Aro]

ARCI 591 – Architecture Research Thesis / Tuhinga Rangahau Hoahoa Whare

Studio-based independent design by research project. With the approval of academic staff, and under supervision, students undertake a major research-based investigation that makes an original contribution to the theory and practice of architecture. The final design/research proposal should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development and expression.

120 pts

full year • CRN 18539 [Te Aro]

ARCI 593 – Architecture Research Portfolio / Ngā Kohinga Rangahau Hoahoa Whare

This is a studio-based independent research by design project. With the approval of academic staff, and under supervision, students undertake a major research-based investigation that makes an original contribution to the theory and practice of architecture/interior architecture/landscape architecture. The final design/research outcome should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development, and expression.

120 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

full year • CRN 29132 [Te Aro]

BILD 581 – Practicum in Architectural Science / Ngā Ritenga o te Ao Hangahanga Hangarau

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in an area of architectural science. Each student is supervised by an academic staff member and a host organisation involved in architectural science research or applications in the public or private sectors. Each student will critically reflect on their experiences in a report and by presenting a seminar.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MArchSc

3/3 • CRN 30179 • tba [Te Aro]

BILD 582 – Industry Project / Ngā Kaupapa Ahumahi

This course enables students to gain knowledge about architectural science industry issues through supervised research. Students will analyse an aspect of the design, production, use or maintenance of the built environment in practice and prepare a professional quality report.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MArchSc

3/3 • CRN 30180 • tba [Te Aro]

ARCH 690 – Architecture for PhD / Tohu Kairangi Hoahoa Whare

120 pts

full year • CRN 408 [Te Aro]

SSEG 690 – Sustainable Engineering Systems for PhD / Tohu Kairangi o Ngā Pūnaha Whakarauora

120 pts • (P) Relevant Master’s degree and approval from the Head of School and relevant Associate Dean (PGR)

full year • CRN 27191 [Te Aro]

Architecture History and Theory

ARCI 411 – Architecture Design Research I / Te Mahi Rangahau o Te Whakarākei Whare I

Studio-based advanced design project requiring students to pursue an area of disciplinary specialisation through a research question. Project options will include a range of types including domestic, institutional and urban scales, with an emphasis on architecture as the creative solution to an identified problem.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 312

1/3 • CRN 18530 • Mon, Thu 12.30-1.30pm [Te Aro], Mon, Thu 12.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

ARCI 412 – Architecture Design Capstone Project / Te Tikanga-Tūtohu o Te Whakarākei Whare

Studio-based capstone project in which students demonstrate through applied design, knowledge gained in the integrated technologies course. Emphasis is placed on developing environmental and technological factors and their relationship with critical thinking and design decision-making.

30 pts • (P) ARCI 411 (C) ARCI 421

2/3 • CRN 18533 • Mon 9.30-10.30 [Te Aro], Mon, Thu 9.30-1.30pm [Te Aro]

ARCI 421 – Integrated Technologies / Te Whakakotahitanga o ngā Mahi Whakarākei

Advanced construction theory, practice and technology integration. Integrated modules incorporate advanced instruction in servicing, construction and structures, documentation practices and detailing.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 411

2/3 • CRN 18535 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

ARCI 451 – Architecture Theory and Criticism / Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho o Te Whakarākei Whare

This course examines contemporary architectural theories with a particular emphasis on emergent critical frameworks of cultural, material and aesthetic production.

15 pts • (P) SARC 351 or 352

1/3 • CRN 18536 • Tue, Fri 10.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 401 – Introduction to Robotic Fabrication / He Tīmatanga Kōrero mō te Hanga Karetao

This studio-based course introduces students to concepts, tools and methods used in robotic fabrication practices. It investigates through practice, the relationship between technology and design, focusing on the development of skills related to robotic fabrication, as part of the preparation for the construction industry of the future.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from the BAS, BBSc schedules (X) SARC 482 (2017 - 2019)

1/3 • CRN 32137 • Thu 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro], [Te Aro]

SARC 412 – Advanced Furniture Design / Ngā Tikanga Matua me Ngā Tukanga Waihanga Taputapu Whare

Studio-based and independent study of advanced concepts, processes, and materials used in the furniture industry. Students extend their knowledge of theory, development, prototyping and production methods, and business models available to professional designers for the design, production and promotion of furniture.

15 pts • (P) SARC 312

1/3 • CRN 23050 • Wed 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro], Thu 3.30-5.30pm [Te Aro]

SARC 420 – Topic in Digital Computation / Tātai Hangarau

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15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from ARCI/INTA/ LAND/SARC; and permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

SARC 428 – Topic in Current Research in Architecture / Ngā Rangahau o te Wā i te Mahi Whakarākei / Prison Architecture: Buildings, Policy and Representation

This course examines built and non-built aspects of prisons including architectural history (e.g., planning and interior environmental qualities), policy, and cultural images of prisons, including film, digital and heritage representations of prisons. International examples will be drawn on, but there will be particular attention paid to New Zealand prison architecture.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC; and permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 32134 • Wed 8.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 451 – Critical Theory of the Designed Environment / He Tātari Kōrero mō te Ao Hoahoa

An advanced appreciation of the intellectual debates that impact on the production of the contemporary built environment. The course aims to develop students' critical skills with regard to contemporary design practices. Topics include cultural production and reproduction; identity and agency in architectural production and consumption; the end of modernity and current architectural conceptions of technology and innovation.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

SARC 452 – History of the City in Landscape / Ngā Kōrero mō Te Taone me Te Pokepoke i a Papa-tūā-nuku

Critical exploration of concepts and practices which have influenced the form and meaning of Australasian cities. Contemporary urban development issues and their relationship to historical and contemporary paradigms for urban form.

15 pts • (P) Two of SARC 351,352, 353, 354; (X) ARCH 371

Not offered in 2020

SARC 453 – History of Architecture / Ngā Kōrero o Mua o Te Mahi Whakarākei

Examines paradigm shifts in architectural thinking. Course material emphasises enduring examples of great architecture which reflect the prevailing social and cultural standards of their respective periods.

15 pts • (P) Two of SARC 351, 352, 354; (X) ARCH 379, SARC 353

Not offered in 2020

SARC 454 – Heritage Conservation / Ngā Mahi Tiaki i ngā Whare Whakaniko

This course introduces the why, what and how of heritage conservation. Historic and contemporary approaches to heritage conservation are discussed with recent case studies (including building visits) used as vehicles for the discussion. The purpose and role of a Conservation Plan is explored, and a plan prepared. Research methods for eliciting historical information specific to a building or interior are introduced and practised. Methods of assessing heritage significance and value, and of making recommendations for conservation activity are explored.

15 pts • (P) Two of SARC351, 352, 353; (X) ITDN 373, SARC 354

1/3 • CRN 18471 • Mon 3.30-4.30pm [Te Aro], Wed 3.30-5.30pm [Te Aro]

SARC 455 – House and Home / He Whare, He Kāinga

Ideas and issues surrounding house and home will be presented across a broad range of disciplines ranging from technical aspects to theoretical, with the idea that the accommodation of intra-related disciplines reaches most complexity in the design of a house.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC pts

Not offered in 2020

SARC 461 – Professional Practice / Ngā Mahi Ngāio

Professional and legal parameters involved in project implementation and delivery. The business of practice, including strategic market management, financial planning and insurance, and professional conduct.

15 pts • (P) SARC 362 (X) ARCH/INTA 461

1/3 • CRN 18474 • (L1) Wed 11.30-12.30 [Te Aro], Fri 1.30-2.30pm [Te Aro]

1/3 • CRN 32033 • (L2) tba [Distance (NZ)]

SARC 462 – Digital Design Methodologies / Ngā Tikanga Rangahau a Te Ao Hangarau

The relationship of building design to numerically or geometrically definable design goals.

15 pts • (P) 60 pts 300-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND and one of INTA/LAND/SARC 321; (X) ARCH/BBSC 403

1/3 • CRN 18469 • Wed 8.30-11.30 [Te Aro], Thu 9.30-12.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 463 – Digital Representation and Documentation / Te Mahi a te Ao Hangarau

Computer applications as aids to visualisation and information management.

15 pts • (P) One of INTA/LAND/SARC; (X) BBSC 303, SARC 363

Not offered in 2020

SARC 464 – Building Code Compliance / Ngā Ture Whakaruruhau

Means of compliance with the New Zealand Building Code, building on technical knowledge gained in other courses. Means of compliance are: Acceptable Solutions, Verification Methods and Certification, and Performance Based Design.

15 pts • (P) One of INTA/LAND/SARC 221; (X) BBSC 365, SARC 364, BILD 364

1/3 • CRN 18473 • Wed, Fri 8.30-9.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 465 – Building Performance Assessment / He Aronga Hoahoa Whare

An introduction to strategies and methods of assessing the performance of buildings and the manner in which they support user groups and organisations.

15 pts • (P) 60 pts 300-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND and one of INTA/LAND/SARC 321; (X) ARCH/BBSC 321

Not offered in 2020

SARC 471 – International Field Study / Te Mahi a te Ao Whānui

An analytical cross-cultural design exploration of designed spaces and sites with special emphasis on critical understanding of why and how they are uniquely formed by the historical and cultural contexts they are part of and the design inspiration that can be derived from such understanding.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC pts; (X) SARC 371

3/3 • CRN 23054 • tba [Te Aro]

SARC 481 – Special Topic: Building Science Internship

Guided work experience involving placement in a Sustainable Engineering or Project Management office in Wellington, working as an intern and reporting on the experience.

15 pts • (P) Completion of BBSc

Not offered in 2020

SARC 482 – Special Topic: Introduction to Robotic Fabrication

Introduction to the concepts, tools and methods used in robotic fabrication practices. Investigates through practice, the relationship between technology and design focusing on the development of skills related to robotic fabrication.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 312 or BILD 322 or INTA 312 or LAND 312

Not offered in 2020

SARC 483 – Special Topic: Ngāi Tūhoe Summer School 2018

The 2018 Summer School is run in collaboration with iwi Ngāi Tūhoe of the Bay of Plenty and Melbourne University. In this course students are introduced to working with hybrid 'high' and 'low' technologies to produce architectural 'pavilion' structures that integrate local materials, 3D printing and digital modelling. Students will learn about the integration of cultural technologies into design.

15 pts • (P) one of (ARCI 312, LAND 312, INTA 312)

Not offered in 2020

SARC 484 – Special Topic: Advanced Psychology and Behaviour in the Built Environment

Application of psychological theory, principles and research to design for humans in the built environment across a range of settings. The course is research-based, focusing on improving usability, health well-being and of work performance. The course covers the human/environment interaction theory, consequences of inadequate design, environmental stressors, and systems theory.

15 pts • (P) ARCI312 or BILD364 or INTA312 or LAND312; (X) SARC 284, 384 (2017)

Not offered in 2020

SARC 485 – Independent Study / Kaupapa Rangahau Motuhake

This course is a supervised programme of research and study on selected themes. Independent Study Projects are available under exceptional circumstances and must be approved by the Head of School.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18780 • tba [Te Aro]

2/3 • CRN 18463 • tba [Te Aro]

3/3 • CRN 18462 • tba [Te Aro]

SARC 486 – Special Topic: Advanced Retail Experience Architectural Design

Advanced studio investigating future of retail design relevant to the 21st century, including research concepts underlying ethical branding, products and scripting of customer journeys. Develop a design proposal for the composition and atmosphere of retail space providing extraordinary customer experience for a brand and its products.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 212 or BILD 251 or INTA 212 or LAND 212

1/3 • CRN 23051 • Wed 8.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 487 – Special Topic: Small Spaces

In the contemporary economy small spaces are increasingly seen as a cost-effective and sustainable building option. In this design-led course students will work with industry partners and clients to question, conceptualise and design small spaces and/or products.

15 pts • (P) ARCI 312 or INTA 312 or LAND 312, or 40 pts from MDDN 300-399, CCDN 300-399, or INDN 300-399

Not offered in 2020

SARC 488 – Advanced Psychology and Behaviour in the Built Environment / He Āta Wānanga i te Mātai Hinengaro me te Whanonga i ngā Whare Hangahanga

Application of advanced psychological theory, principles and research to the study of human interaction with the built environment across a range of settings. This course focuses on how to improve usability, health, well-being and work performance in relationship to space and place. The course covers human and environment interaction theory, systems theory, psychology and design research methods, environmental stressors and consequences of poorly informed design decisions.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level pts from the BAS, BBSc schedules (X) SARC 388; SARC 484 (2017 - 2019)

Not offered in 2020

SARC 491 – Research Methodologies / Ngā Momo Tikanga Rangahau

Advanced research techniques, including research by design, historical and theoretical approaches, and qualitative and quantitative method. The course discusses applied research strategies relevant to design based research. A research proposal is developed under the direction of academic staff in preparation for the development of a thesis project.

15 pts • (P) 60 400-level ARCI/BILD/INTA/LAND/SARC pts

2/3 • CRN 18459 • Wed, Fri 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

ARCI 591 – Architecture Research Thesis / Tuhinga Rangahau Hoahoa Whare

Studio-based independent design by research project. With the approval of academic staff, and under supervision, students undertake a major research-based investigation that makes an original contribution to the theory and practice of architecture. The final design/research proposal should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development and expression.

120 pts

full year • CRN 18539 [Te Aro]

ARCI 593 – Architecture Research Portfolio / Ngā Kohinga Rangahau Hoahoa Whare

This is a studio-based independent research by design project. With the approval of academic staff, and under supervision, students undertake a major research-based investigation that makes an original contribution to the theory and practice of architecture/interior architecture/landscape architecture. The final design/research outcome should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development, and expression.

120 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

full year • CRN 29132 [Te Aro]

AHTY 690 – Architecture History and Theory for PhD

120 pts • (P) Relevant Master’s degree and approval from the Head of School and relevant Associate Dean (PGR)

full year • CRN 27192 [Te Aro]

ARCH 690 – Architecture for PhD / Tohu Kairangi Hoahoa Whare

120 pts

full year • CRN 408 [Te Aro]

Art History

ARTH 401 – Art History Methodology

ARTH 401 investigates the approaches art historians have developed from art history's beginnings to the present. It critically examines the work of significant art historians in relation to key topics: the construction of the artistic subject; the question of style, the interpretation of meaning; theories of perception and visual culture; the role of context and the social production of art. This is a compulsory course for Art History Honours.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 402 – Theory and Context in Art History: Colonial and Indigenous Modernisms

A comparative examination of colonial and indigenous modernisms in Africa, Oceania and Native North America.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 403 – Collections-based Topic

History of Prints: a course based on art collections in Wellington institutions, particularly those of the Alexander Turnbull Library and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Student numbers may need to be restricted in any one year. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 405 – Special Topic: Photography Exhibition

This course will offer an Honours-level analysis of issues relating to the study of the history of photography. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 406 – The Cultures of Collecting

The phenomenon of collecting is universal throughout history and across every society. ARTH 406 encourages a critical reading of the literature on the history and psychology of collecting, requiring students to compile case studies related to their own interests. Topics include collecting in the ancient world, in non-European cultures, and in European and colonial societies; the history of the museum; private versus institutional collecting; and the future of collecting.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 407 – Reading Artists Writing

How do we, as art historians, read writings by artists? This course focuses on what takes place when artists engage with the process of writing to consider the relation between image and text, figure and discourse, from the perspective of someone actively engaged in artistic endeavour. Each session will consider a selection of writings by an artist or group of artists (principally from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries), plus relevant secondary texts, to discuss the way artists describe the specific nature of their practices, particularly the way that language may resist articulating aspects of the creative process. Apart from the writings by artists covered, this course will also address problems encountered while conducting advanced research in art history.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 408 – 18th Century French Art

This course examines in detail the key issues and debates which are currently informing the interpretation of French art of the 18th century. The course aims to provide critical perspectives on a significant 'moment' in the history of western European art.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 411 – Topics in Contemporary New Zealand Art

ARTH 411 investigates contemporary New Zealand art from 1960 to the present. Co-taught with ARTH 311 in trimester one, then supplemented in trimester two by a seminar programme and additional reading, requiring a deeper and more extensive knowledge of the subject, and resulting in the completion of a substantial research assignment.

30 pts • (X) ARTH 311

Not offered in 2020

ARTH 489 – Research Project

A research project, usually in the form of an extended essay of 10,000 words, with regular guidance from a supervisor. Students are expected to show familiarity with the literature in their chosen field, and to write a substantial discussion, engaging with questions relevant to the field and demonstrating independent thought. Note: This is a compulsory course for Art History Honours.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 468 [Kelburn]

ARTH 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Art History.

120 pts

full year • CRN 3284 [Kelburn]

ARTH 690 – Art History for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 470 [Kelburn]

Asian Studies

ASIA 401 – Methods and Issues in Asian Studies

An examination of a variety of disciplinary, conceptual and methodological issues relating to Asian Studies, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary skills.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ASIA 489 – Research Project

A supervised research exercise.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 8004 • Tue 2-3pm [Kelburn]

FHSS 410 – Global Cultures in Context

How is culture expressed in different linguistic and cultural contexts? This course considers cultures as both local and global phenomena, addressing them from a range of critical and theoretical perspectives and through close analysis.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 28008 • [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 31193 • [Kelburn]

ASIA 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Asian Studies.

120 pts

full year • CRN 8725 [Kelburn]

ASIA 690 – Asian Studies for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 8217 [Kelburn]

Biological Sciences

See also Cell and Molecular Bioscience, Conservation Biology, Ecological Restoration, Ecology and Biodiversity, Marine Biology and Microbiology

BIOL 403 – Evolutionary Analysis

This course focuses on classic questions in evolution including speciation processes, reconstruction of biological history from modern specimens, macroevolution, the origin(s) of complexity, and human evolution. Special emphasis is given to the impact of data produced by modern molecular techniques, including DNA sequences.

30 pts • (P) BIOL 329 or approval of the Head of School

2/3 • CRN 588 • Thu 9-10 [Kelburn]

BIOL 405 – Invasive Species, Biosecurity and Law

Legal and biological perspectives on invasive species and biosecurity. The course examines national and international law regulating invasive species and biosecurity management including key international agreements and related dispute settlement processes. It explores issues in biosecurity management, and includes recent case studies and Maori perspectives on biodiversity and biosecurity.

30 pts • (X) BIOL 425 prior to 2017

2/3 • CRN 29141 • Mon 12-2pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 410 – Fisheries Science

Underlying principles and techniques used in fisheries science. Topics include population responses to exploitation, collection of fish biology and fishery data, statistical data analysis and population models, and the application of science in resource management. The course is interdisciplinary, with a focus on putting theory into practice.

30 pts • (P) 30 pts of relevant statistics at 200-level or above or permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 27047 • Fri 1-3pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 414 – Advanced Island Ecology & Evolution - International Field Course in Biological Sciences

This course will put New Zealand's biota in a broader evolutionary context by investigating how our flora and fauna has evolved after reaching Lord Howe Island (LHI). Students will conduct their own research project during a weeklong field trip to LHI. Tentative dates: 28 June-5 July 2019. Note extra field cost of around $3,000 for the course.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from 300-level Ecology or Evolution, or permission of Head of School (X) BIOL 314

block dates/3 • CRN 27127 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

BIOL 416 – Advanced Methods in Marine Science

A field-based course in which students will learn advanced skills in analytical methods for a range of multi-disciplinary approaches to Marine Science. Students must take the VUW field course and may choose the field course offered by EITHER the University of Auckland OR the University of Otago. An additional $300 fee is charged as a contribution to the course field costs.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from 300-level Ecology or permission of Head of School (C) BIOL 417 (X) BIOL 428 in 2010-2014

1/3 • CRN 27133 • [Kelburn]

BIOL 417 – Current Issues in Marine Science

A seminar-based examination of selected current issues in Marine Science. Seminars are delivered via an interactive link and are jointly run by the universities of Auckland, Otago and Victoria. The topics and material will recognise the wide range of undergraduate experience across participants and emphasise the value of cross- disciplinary approaches to Marine Science.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from 300-level Ecology or permission of Head of School (X) BIOL 427 in 2010-2014

1/3 • CRN 27134 • Wed 9-12 [Kelburn]

BIOL 420 – Conservation Ecology

Ecological theory, principles and practice relating to biological conservation: island biogeography and nature reserves, ecological restoration, conservation genetics, ecosystem threats, landscape ecology, ecological evaluation, species ecology, management and conservation.

30 pts • (P) 300-level Ecology or approval of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 5036 • Mon 2-5pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 422 – Ecology

Critical examination of current issues and research topics in ecology.

30 pts • (P) 300-level Ecology or permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 9586 • Mon 11-1pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 423 – Marine Biodiversity and Ecology

Selected current research topics in Marine Biology, including marine ecology, diversity and conservation.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 9587 • Tue 10-1pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 424 – New Zealand Conservation Practice

A practical, field-based course in New Zealand's fauna and flora and their conservation. Students visit a range of important field sites to learn about major conservation problems affecting the New Zealand biota. A case study approach is used to examine the conservation practices of New Zealand conservation scientists and managers. There will be an extra field trip fee payable which covers transport, accommodation, food etc. October 15 is the deadline for applications to take the course. The field work is of 4 weeks duration, commencing in late-January through to late-February. Assessment of the practical work continues until the end of April. Note additional field costs of $1,450 for this course.

30 pts • (P) 300-level Ecology or the approval of the Head of School

part year/3 • CRN 9629 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

BIOL 425 – Biodiversity

A field-based course on the measurement and analysis of biological diversity. The course begins with instruction on techniques to quantify diversity. Students then apply these concepts in a field exercise in Zealandia, whose goal is to accurately identify, inventory and evaluate species diversity using a variety of techniques. The course concludes with a computer-based exercise aimed at evaluating how tree diversity is distributed across the globe.

30 pts • (P) BIOL 329 or approval of the Head of School

Not offered in 2020

BIOL 426 – Behavioural Ecology

A supervised programme of study in Behavioural Ecology. Students will become involved in the collection, analysis and write-up of a project in animal behaviour.

30 pts • (P) BIOL 328 or approval of the Head of School

Not offered in 2020

BIOL 427 – Special Topic: Research Skills in the Life Sciences

This course is designed to develop skills in using the primary research literature, experimental design, record keeping, data presentation, statistical analysis and scientific writing. It also emphasises the importance of communicating scientific results to a variety of audiences.

15 pts • (P) 40 points from (BIOL 329, 340, BMSC 301-354, BTEC 301) or permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 13575 • Fri 9-11 [Kelburn]

BIOL 428 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

BIOL 430 – Genetics and Molecular Biology

An in-depth review of research and modern concepts in heredity, genomics, gene regulation and molecular microbiology.

30 pts • (P) 45 points from an approved combination of 300-level BIOL, BMSC, CHEM or PSYC courses or permission of Head of School (X) BMSC 430

2/3 • CRN 9228 • Wed 2-4pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 431 – Cell Biology

Advances in cellular structure, function and behaviour including aspects of developmental biology.

30 pts • (P) As for BIOL 430; (X) BMSC 431

2/3 • CRN 9229 • Tue 10-12 [Kelburn]

BIOL 432 – Physiology and Pharmacology

Advances in physiological and pharmacological sciences at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels, including integrative physiology of organ systems, the mechanistics of drug interactions with biological systems, pharmacokinetics, and the structural design, targeting, and biological reactivity of molecular probes and enzymes.

30 pts • (P) As for BIOL 430; (X) BMSC 432

1/3 • CRN 9230 • Thu 1-3pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 436 – Special Topic: Advanced Community Ecology

Community ecology studies the interactions between populations of co-existing species. It underpins conservation and restoration goals from scales of genes to ecosystems. This course delves into emerging network-based theories in community ecology, exploring their potential to address pressing contemporary issues (e.g. climate change).

30 pts • (P) BIOL 327 or 325 or permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

BIOL 437 – Special Topic

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

BIOL 439 – Directed Individual Study

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School.

1/3 • CRN 32236 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 18338 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

BIOL 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 10813 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 10012 • (L3) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 10814 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 17320 • (L4) tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 10815 • (L6) tba [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 17442 • (L5) tba [Kelburn]

BIOL 489 – Research Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 3201 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 30165 • tba [Kelburn]

CLNR 401 – Introduction to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Practice

A broad framework for understanding clinical research including the critical appraisal of the literature, clinical trials planning, preparation and implementation.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18711 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 402 – Ethics and Research in Special Populations as Applied to Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of ethics in clinical research common ethical issues that arise and how to analyse them and find solutions. The role of ethics committees, applications to ethics committees and Good Clinical Practice. An in-depth consideration of obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi with special regard to ethics and community based research. The development of an appropriate and inclusive approach to clinical research with special populations.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18712 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 403 – Biostatistics and Informatics

Biostatistics relevant to clinical research with the focus on quantitative method and applications for clinical trials. informatics will be introduced with its application to clinical research including information gathering, processing and storage.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18713 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 404 – Qualitative Methods in Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of qualitative research in clinical research both as stand alone and combined with quantitative research. This course will include interview techniques contrasting advantages and disadvantages of different approaches and a range of other qualitative techniques.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18714 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 405 – Advanced Clinical Research Design, Management and Analysis

An understanding of the practices and processes of clinical research, including clinical trials, project management, regulatory reports and audits, requirements specific to industry-funded research and the preparation and submission of study reports for publication.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 401, 402, 403, 404

1/3 • CRN 18715 • tba [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 410 – Clinical Immunology

This course will provide a broad understanding of recent advances in immunology as well as advanced understanding in specialist areas of clinical immunology. In particular, the subjects covered shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice.

30 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC and BIOL courses including BIOL 334 or permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27056 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn], Fri 11-1pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 411 – Practicum in Clinical Immunology

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in clinical immunology. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in immunological research or applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to further develop teamwork and communication skills.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment into the MClinIm and approval for Head of School

2/3 • CRN 28222 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 412 – Research Project in Clinical Immunology

A research project in Clinical Immunology approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinIm; and approval by Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29135 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 413 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 1

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take place at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 403 prior to 2017

1/3 • CRN 29083 • Mon 10-12 [Wellington Regional Hospital], Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

CLNR 414 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 2

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC, BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 404 prior to 2017

2/3 • CRN 29084 • Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

BIOL 519 – Principles of Marine Conservation

A course detailing principles and skills relating to human impacts on the marine environment and their measurement. Topics include: population and extinction risks; physical pollution; exploitation of marine bioresources, including fisheries ecology; bioinvasions and disease; global climate change and the future of the world’s oceans.

30 pts • (P) 60 points from 300-level Marine Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies or permission of Head of School (X) BIOL 419

2/3 • CRN 26208 • Tue, Thu 1-4pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 519 – Principles of Marine Conservation

A course detailing principles and skills relating to human impacts on the marine environment and their measurement. Topics include: population and extinction risks; physical pollution; exploitation of marine bioresources, including fisheries ecology; bioinvasions and disease; global climate change and the future of the world’s oceans.

30 pts • (P) 60 points from 300-level Marine Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies or permission of Head of School (X) BIOL 419

BIOL 529 – Tropical Marine Conservation Practice

An examination of conservation issues and practices in tropical coastal environments, with particular emphasis on coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses. This two-week field course provides practical experience of research development, identification, monitoring and managing impacts on tropical marine ecosystems. The course usually runs about the middle of the trimester, details to be advised. Note there are additional field costs of around $5,000 for this course.

30 pts • (X) BIOL 429

2/3 • CRN 26209 • [Kelburn]

BIOL 529 – Tropical Marine Conservation Practice

An examination of conservation issues and practices in tropical coastal environments, with particular emphasis on coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses. This two-week field course provides practical experience of research development, identification, monitoring and managing impacts on tropical marine ecosystems. The course usually runs about the middle of the trimester, details to be advised. Note there are additional field costs of around $5,000 for this course.

30 pts • (X) BIOL 429

BIOL 580 – Research Preparation

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 17430 • (L2) Fri 12-2pm [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 17436 • (L3) Fri 12-2pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 7763 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2+3+1/3 • CRN 26247 • (L5) tba [Kelburn]

CLNR 510 – Advanced Clinical Immunology

This course will enable the development of an advanced understanding in clinical immunology. Specifically, this course shall promote critical analysis of recent advances and clinical trials and will emphasise the development of skills in science communication.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28223 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 511 – Research Design and Implementation

This course consists of the mentor-guided development of a clinical or immunological study including the implementation pathway. In particular, students will design and produce a research proposal complete with a literature review, methodological detail, a budget and ethical considerations.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28224 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 580 – Research Preparation

Students will bring together material from many of the other courses and write an original, full, research grant application describing a proposed clinical research project: background and aims, clinical relevance, hypotheses to be tested, design and methods, analysis of results, dissemination of results, a plan for project management including staffing, budget, timeline and milestones for project delivery and quality management issues, consultation, an ethics committee application for the project and any other regulatory body applications required.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 405

2/3 • CRN 18716 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 591 – Thesis in Clinical Research

Master's thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts • (P) PGDipClinRes or its equivalent.

full year • CRN 23059 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 690 – Clinical Research for PhD

Doctoral thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23127 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

MMBI 690 – Molecular Microbiology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 14493 [Kelburn]

Biomedical Science

BMSC 403 – Special Topic:

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

BMSC 404 – Special Topic:

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

BMSC 405 – Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science 1

A detailed examination of a selection of currently developing areas of major importance in biomedical science.

15 pts • (P) 45 points from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC, BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 19800 • Mon 1-3pm [Kelburn]

BMSC 406 – Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science 2

A detailed examination of a selection of currently developing areas of major importance in biomedical science.

15 pts • (P) 45 points from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC, BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 19799 • Thu 12-2pm [Kelburn]

BMSC 433 – Human and Clinical Biochemistry

Biochemistry of normal function and of pathological conditions; methods of clinical analysis; biochemical basis of therapeutics and biochemical pharmacology.

30 pts • (P) As for BMSC 403; (X) BIOL 433

1/3 • CRN 9861 • Wed 1-4pm [Kelburn]

BMSC 439 – Directed Individual Study

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School.

1/3 • CRN 18340 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 31179 • tba [Kelburn]

BMSC 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) permission of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 16012 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 10013 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27300 • tba [Kelburn]

BMSC 441 – Directed Individual Study in Biomedical and Clinical Science

15 pts • (P) permission of the Head of School.

1/3 • CRN 27296 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 18507 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 28456 • tba [Kelburn]

BMSC 489 – Research Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) BMSC 361 or CHEM 305

1+2/3 • CRN 9862 • tba [Kelburn]

CLNR 401 – Introduction to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Practice

A broad framework for understanding clinical research including the critical appraisal of the literature, clinical trials planning, preparation and implementation.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18711 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 402 – Ethics and Research in Special Populations as Applied to Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of ethics in clinical research common ethical issues that arise and how to analyse them and find solutions. The role of ethics committees, applications to ethics committees and Good Clinical Practice. An in-depth consideration of obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi with special regard to ethics and community based research. The development of an appropriate and inclusive approach to clinical research with special populations.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18712 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 403 – Biostatistics and Informatics

Biostatistics relevant to clinical research with the focus on quantitative method and applications for clinical trials. informatics will be introduced with its application to clinical research including information gathering, processing and storage.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18713 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 404 – Qualitative Methods in Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of qualitative research in clinical research both as stand alone and combined with quantitative research. This course will include interview techniques contrasting advantages and disadvantages of different approaches and a range of other qualitative techniques.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18714 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 405 – Advanced Clinical Research Design, Management and Analysis

An understanding of the practices and processes of clinical research, including clinical trials, project management, regulatory reports and audits, requirements specific to industry-funded research and the preparation and submission of study reports for publication.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 401, 402, 403, 404

1/3 • CRN 18715 • tba [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 410 – Clinical Immunology

This course will provide a broad understanding of recent advances in immunology as well as advanced understanding in specialist areas of clinical immunology. In particular, the subjects covered shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice.

30 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC and BIOL courses including BIOL 334 or permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27056 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn], Fri 11-1pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 411 – Practicum in Clinical Immunology

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in clinical immunology. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in immunological research or applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to further develop teamwork and communication skills.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment into the MClinIm and approval for Head of School

2/3 • CRN 28222 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 412 – Research Project in Clinical Immunology

A research project in Clinical Immunology approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinIm; and approval by Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29135 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 413 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 1

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take place at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 403 prior to 2017

1/3 • CRN 29083 • Mon 10-12 [Wellington Regional Hospital], Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

CLNR 414 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 2

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC, BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 404 prior to 2017

2/3 • CRN 29084 • Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

BMSC 580 – Research Preparation

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 9863 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 26225 • tba [Kelburn]

BMSC 591 – Thesis

MBmedSc thesis.

120 pts

full year • CRN 9864 [Kelburn]

CLNR 510 – Advanced Clinical Immunology

This course will enable the development of an advanced understanding in clinical immunology. Specifically, this course shall promote critical analysis of recent advances and clinical trials and will emphasise the development of skills in science communication.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28223 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 511 – Research Design and Implementation

This course consists of the mentor-guided development of a clinical or immunological study including the implementation pathway. In particular, students will design and produce a research proposal complete with a literature review, methodological detail, a budget and ethical considerations.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28224 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 580 – Research Preparation

Students will bring together material from many of the other courses and write an original, full, research grant application describing a proposed clinical research project: background and aims, clinical relevance, hypotheses to be tested, design and methods, analysis of results, dissemination of results, a plan for project management including staffing, budget, timeline and milestones for project delivery and quality management issues, consultation, an ethics committee application for the project and any other regulatory body applications required.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 405

2/3 • CRN 18716 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 591 – Thesis in Clinical Research

Master's thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts • (P) PGDipClinRes or its equivalent.

full year • CRN 23059 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

BMSC 690 – Biomedical Science for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 11003 [Kelburn]

CLNR 690 – Clinical Research for PhD

Doctoral thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23127 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

Biotechnology

See also Biological Sciences

BTEC 435 – Biotechnology 1

Seminars introducing topics of current interest in biotechnology research.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15708 • Thu 10-12 [Kelburn]

BTEC 436 – Biotechnology/Business Development

Seminars introducing further topics of current interest in biotechnology, commercialisation and research, particularly relating to opportunities for intellectual property development and protection.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

BTEC 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study in biotechnology approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 17448 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 15710 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

BTEC 441 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study in biotechnology approved by the Head of School.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15711 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 18016 • tba [Kelburn]

BTEC 489 – Research Project

Honours project in Biotechnology.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1+2/3 • CRN 15712 • tba [Kelburn]

BTEC 580 – Preparation for Research

Preparation for Master's thesis in biotechnology including a full research proposal and practice in research methodology for biotechnological research.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 15713 • tba [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 30185 • tba [Kelburn]

BTEC 591 – Thesis in Biotechnology

Master's thesis in biotechnology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 15714 [Kelburn]

BTEC 690 – Biotechnology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 15381 [Kelburn]

BTEC 695 – Biotechnology for PhD (Ferrier)

120 pts

full year • CRN 31144 [Kelburn]

Building Science

BILD 411 – Integration Project / Te Kaupapa Whakakotahitanga

Studio course in which students demonstrate application of a range of sustainable engineering systems and project management skills to project development. Assignments will be advanced to allow assessment of programmatic, spatial, scale and material implications.

15 pts • (P) one of BILD 422, 461

1/3 • CRN 18560 • Mon, Thu 10.30-12.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 421 – Integrated Technologies / Te Whakakotahitanga o ngā Mahi Whakarākei

Advanced construction theory, practice and technology integration. Integrated modules incorporate advanced instruction in servicing, construction and structures, documentation practices and detailing for commercial and domestic construction.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts BILD 300, SARC 321

2/3 • CRN 18563 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 422 – Sustainable Engineering Systems Project / Kia Toitū te Taiao

Studio-based course considering the interaction between buildings and the environment at the urban scale and the design of appropriate sustainable engineering systems to achieve sustainable urban development.

30 pts • (P) BILD 321, 331

1/3 • CRN 18564 • Mon, Tue, Thu 12.30-2.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 423 – Buildings and Energy / Ngā Whare me te Pūngao

The interaction of energy with buildings. The focus is on energy performance and energy management in practice.

15 pts • (P) 30 pts BILD 300, SARC 321; (X) BBSC 432

2/3 • CRN 18566 • Wed 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 431 – Green Building Assessment / Te Arotake i ngā Whare Toitū

The history, practice and future development of worldwide green building assessment systems, with special emphasis on an in-depth exploration of the NZ Green Star building assessment system.

15 pts • (P) BILD 331

2/3 • CRN 18569 • Mon, Thu 10.30-12.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 451 – Project Management in Digital Environment / Ngā Kaupapa Whakahaere o te Ao Hangarau

An investigation of a range of topics relevant to contemporary project management, including digital tools for project delivery, data sharing, design integration and performance monitoring. Traditional and emergent approaches to these topics will be compared and critiqued.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 30174 • Fri 12.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 452 – Future of Project Management / Te Mahi Whakahaere ā Mua

This course examines best practice for project management, including the influences of legal, economic, environmental and social contexts around construction, and awareness of how tikanga Māori influence legal, social and environmental contexts that are significant to Māori. The course puts students into contact with the most advanced techniques and tools for managing projects and built facilities.

15 pts • (P) BILD 451

2/3 • CRN 30175 • Fri 12.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 460 – Building Project Management / Te Mahi Whakahaere o ngā Hanga Whare

This course advances students' knowledge of the principles and practices of project management from conception through to completion including constraints, cost planning and control, planning and managing tasks, administration and quality control, including awareness of how tikanga Māori influences legal, social and environmental contexts that are significant to Māori. Students solve problems in a group setting.

15 pts • (X) BILD 461

1/3 • CRN 30176 • Mon 12.30-2.30pm [Te Aro], Fri 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 461 – Building Project Management / Te Mahi Whakahaere

Studio-based application of project management principles to the management of a construction project from conception to completion. Research of a particular management issue through field investigation.

30 pts • (P) BILD 361, 362

Not offered in 2020

BILD 462 – Advanced Contemporary Project Management / Ngā Tikanga Whatutoto o ngā Mahi Whakahaere

Examination of construction project management from conception to completion, utilising tools and techniques that are consistent with current industry practices.

15 pts • (P) BILD 460

2/3 • CRN 30177 • Mon, Thu 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 463 – Built Facilities Management / Te Whakahaere i ngā Momo Whare Hangahanga

Introduction to best practice in the management of built facilities, with an emphasis on achieving a good fit between a facility and its users.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18629 • Tue 2.30-4.30pm [Te Aro], Thu 8.30-10.30 [Te Aro]

BILD 491 – Research Methods for Architectural Science / Nga Tikanga Rangahau o te Ao Hangahanga

Scientific methodologies are presented for application in research undertaken in the architectural science fields. A research proposal or identification of a professional project, with each focussing on a methodological approach, is developed under the direction of academic staff in preparation for the development of a thesis, research project or practicum project.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 30178 • Wed, Fri 1.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

BILD 581 – Practicum in Architectural Science / Ngā Ritenga o te Ao Hangahanga Hangarau

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in an area of architectural science. Each student is supervised by an academic staff member and a host organisation involved in architectural science research or applications in the public or private sectors. Each student will critically reflect on their experiences in a report and by presenting a seminar.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MArchSc

3/3 • CRN 30179 • tba [Te Aro]

BILD 582 – Industry Project / Ngā Kaupapa Ahumahi

This course enables students to gain knowledge about architectural science industry issues through supervised research. Students will analyse an aspect of the design, production, use or maintenance of the built environment in practice and prepare a professional quality report.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MArchSc

3/3 • CRN 30180 • tba [Te Aro]

BILD 591 – Building Science Research Thesis / Tuhinga Rangahau o Te Whare Hangahanga

Analysis of an aspect of the design, production, use or maintenance of buildings. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant literature and research procedures. Understand theoretical developments in the field of building science.

120 pts

full year • CRN 18631 [Te Aro]

BILD 690 – Building Science for PhD / Tohu Kairangi o Te Whare Hangahanga

120 pts • (P) Relevant Master’s degree and approval from the Head of School and relevant Associate Dean (PGR)

full year • CRN 27196 [Te Aro]

Business Administration

The below is a list of courses for the Masters in Business Administration

EMBA 501 – Leading and Managing People in Organisations

The course will challenge students to reflect on leading in organisations, building teams, creating change and implementing human resource initiatives. It will enable students to explore: individual behaviour in the workplace; group dynamics, including teams and leadership; and organisational theory topics such as structure, culture, and change. HRM will be discussed to include current challenges in talent management, including cross-cultural and diversity issues.

15 pts • (X) the pair MMBA 505, 519

1/3 • CRN 32155 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 502 – Economic Analysis for Business Decisions

This course focuses on economic, social and political contexts of internal decision making within organisations, and how these factors enable and constrain business strategies. Industrial organisation and applied microeconomic theories and literature will help students understand the implications of a wide range of management problems facing nations, organisations and the managers within them.

15 pts • (X) MMBA 503

3/3 • CRN 32156 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 503 – Leading Digital Transformation

Effective organisational leaders need to harness the value of digital transformation. We will start by exploring organisational practices as a basis for understanding how information systems enable organisations to work together. Then we will investigate the opportunities provided by modern information systems to improve organisational performance and to innovate and the related decisions leaders need to make.

15 pts • (X) MMBA 507

1/3 • CRN 32157 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea], Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 32158 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 504 – Fundamentals of Financial and Management Accounting

An introduction to the concepts of financial and management accounting, covering the content of financial statements; concepts of value and profit, cost behaviour and cost-volume-profit relationships; cost allocation principles.

15 pts • (X) MMBA 509

1/3 • CRN 32159 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 505 – Corporate Financial Management

The course covers basic principles of investing: time value of money, valuation of debt and equity securities, discounted cash flow as a foundation for stock prices, the impact of diversification and leverage on portfolio risk, the relationship between risk and expected return in securities markets, and capital market efficiency. These principles are used to analyse capital investment decisions by estimating cash flows and discounting them at the appropriate cost of capital, and how shareholder value is affected by a firm’s financing decisions, such as the choice of using debt or equity capital.

15 pts • (X) MMBA 516

1/3 • CRN 32160 • Fri 2.30-4.30pm [Pipitea], Sat 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 32161 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea], Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 506 – Strategic Marketing

Marketing is about competing in the market place, and is the link between strategy and operations. Marketing strategy is not prescriptive but it is possible to understand the dynamics of marketing and apply appropriate concepts and frameworks to marketing and business problems. The module presents an overview of marketing process and key strategic marketing decisions to develop competitive capabilities and create value.

15 pts • (X) MMBA 518

2/3 • CRN 32162 • (L1) tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 32163 • (L2) Fri 2.30-4.30pm [Pipitea], Sat 1.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 507 – Strategic Operations Management

Management of operating sectors of manufacturing and service organisations, with emphasis on systemically describing, critically analysing and creatively improving operating systems. Examination of the major activities involved in deploying key physical resources of the organisation to deliver competitive goods and services.

15 pts • (X) MMBA 520

2/3 • CRN 32164 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea], Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 508 – Integrative Strategic Consultancy

This course examines global business environment, cross-cultural management issues and global strategies available to firms to leverage international opportunities. It provides foundation in the theory and practice of global business consultancy. The course involves working with a New Zealand based organisation engaged in international business to suggest solutions to global business issues, thereby enhancing global business and cross-cultural practices.

15 pts • (P) 90 EMBA or MMBA pts: (X) MMBA 558

1/3 • CRN 32165 • Fri 5-7pm [Pipitea], Sat 1.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

EMBA 509 – Integrative Strategic Consultancy (Int)

This course examines global business environment, cross-cultural management issues and global strategies available to firms to leverage international opportunities. It provides foundation in the theory and practice of global business consultancy. The course involves working with an overseas organisation engaged in international business to suggest solutions to global business issues, thereby enhancing global business and cross-cultural practices.

15 pts • (P) 90 EMBA or MMBA points; (X) MMBA 558

1/3 • CRN 32167 • Fri 5-7pm [Pipitea], Sat 1.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MMBA 502 – Business Law

The implications of commercial law for business organisations. Particular emphasis will be placed on contract and tort laws, the law of organisations, intellectual property law and administrative law with respect to business decision-making.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 7726 • Mon 5.30-7.30pm [Pipitea]

MMBA 503 – Economics, Organisation and Markets

The course focuses on providing students with a conceptual appreciation of the modern literature in industry organisation and applied microeconomics, and on demonstrating how this body of literature can be used in thinking about a wide range of management problems.

15 pts • (X) GBGM 803

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 505 – Organisational Behaviour

An overview of organisational behaviour and its relevance to management. Specific areas include: individual, interpersonal and group behaviour and performance; organisational structure, design and change; communication; leadership; decision-making; managerial roles.

15 pts • (X) GBGM 805

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 507 – Information Systems and Data Analytics

An introduction to information systems with an with an emphasis on understanding how computers can be used effectively in organisations. The course explores information technology, the organisational implications of technology, and the management of information systems.

15 pts • (X) GBGM 806

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 508 – Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

A multiple-perspective approach to the framing and solution of problems, and practical application of conceptual models and methods of analysis to critically examine everyday managerial decision-making.

15 pts • (X) GBGM 804

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 509 – Accounting for Managers

An introduction to the concepts of financial and management accounting, covering the content of financial statements; concepts of value and profit, cost behaviour and cost-volume-profit relationships; cost allocation principles.

15 pts • (X) GBGM 801, MMBA 501

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 516 – Corporate Finance

An overview of the theory and practice of Corporate Finance: the opportunity cost of capital, time value of money, risk and return, market efficiency, investment analysis, determination of capital structure, short-term asset management.

15 pts • (X) MMBA 517

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 518 – Marketing Management

An analysis of the marketing function in organisations. The concepts required for development of a marketing plan including products and services, pricing, promotion and distribution.

15 pts • (X) GDBA 822

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 519 – Human Resource Management

Current issues in the management of human resources in modern organisations from a functional perspective. Topics include: job design, recruitment, selection and orientation; career management, development, managing performance and remuneration, health and safety, and employee retention, exit and retirement.

15 pts • (X) GDBA 831

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 520 – Operations and Supply-Chain Management

Management of operating sectors of manufacturing and service organisations, with emphasis on operations strategy, capacity, inventory, and quality. Examination of the major activities involved in deploying key physical resources of the organisation to deliver competitive goods and services.

15 pts • (X) GDBA 823

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 531 – An Introduction to Research in Business

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 532 – A Business Research Course or Project

A research project in a selected area of management.

15 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 724 • Mon 7.30-9.30pm [Pipitea]

MMBA 533 – Business Environment

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 534 – Strategic Management

An examination of the strategic issues and tasks faced by general managers, determining the purpose and direction of the organisation, establishing objectives, and formulating strategies to achieve them, taking account of changes in the environment and the organisation's total competence.

15 pts • (X) GDBA 834

2/3 • CRN 11342 • Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMBA 535 – Advanced Strategic Management

This course develops material from MMBA 534 with particular emphasis on the issue of implementation of corporate strategy.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 540 – Asia Business Environment

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 541 – Strategic Modelling

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 545 – Creative Leadership

This course draws on a variety of creative arenas, including design arts, theatre, music and film to facilitate personal development and insight. A creative exploration of the field of leadership emphasising an experiential, hands-on approach. Projects will involve both introspection and experimental practice, individually and in groups.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 546 – Cross-cultural Management

A case-based course focusing on current issues in management from a cross-cultural perspective. Students will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from other students studying in various MBA programmes around the world.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 547 – Management Skills

A framework of qualities, skills and competencies for managerial self-development using behavioural self-management techniques. Diagnostic activities are introduced to create self-awareness, identify personal management goals, and position for long-term professional success.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 548 – Advanced Human Behaviour

An in-depth understanding of human behaviour in the modern workplace. Major theoretical contributions will be studied including the works of Freud, Jung, Skinner and Maslow. Students will have the opportunity to understand the theoretical implications for modern workplace practices and behaviour.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 549 – Systems Thinking and Creative Problem-solving

A systems approach provides a new way of looking at organisations and their management that encourages holistic thinking. It promotes learning organisations and enables managers to deal with the complexity of the tasks they face. Different aspects of systems thinking and different methodologies are taught individually and in combination.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 551 – Strategic Cost Accounting

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 553 – Project Management

Theory and practice of the management of projects in organisations. The system development cycle; organisational and behavioural issues; systems and procedures for scheduling, resource allocation, control, and evaluation of projects.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 555 – Marketing Communications

The principles of advertising and communications including mass media advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, and dealing with an advertising agency. This course examines how marketing communications are formulated within a buyer context, and how media elements including direct marketing techniques support the positioning strategy and integrate with the marketing mix.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 556 – Financial Statement Analysis

An overview of the analysis and evaluation of corporate performance, financial conditions and future prospects as set out in corporate entities' published annual reports and financial statements.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 557 – International Marketing

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 558 – International Business

The course examines the international business environment in which firms operate. It will provide an overview of the strategies available to firms operating internationally, and provide an understanding of how these firms can be managed in order to leverage from international opportunities.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 559 – Managing Service Operations

15 pts • (X) GDBA 833

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 560 – Leading Change

An exploration of academic and practitioner perspectives on the challenges and complexities of effective change leadership in organisations.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 9311 • Sat, Sun 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MMBA 561 – Strategic/International Human Resource Management

A critical analysis of models of strategic human resource management within the context of international practice. The focus is on the strategic management of employees in a manner that contributes to competitive advantage. Issues of human resource planning, policy and cross-functional integration are addressed.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 562 – Managing Employment Relations

The theory and practice of entering into, managing, and ending the employment relationship, including economic, political, social and technological contexts. The range of employment-related law and policy, the rights and duties of employers and employees, the roles of trade unions and employer groups.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 563 – Business Decision Systems

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 565 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship

An advanced-level consideration of topics such as new ventures, new product development, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, creativity, disruptive change and organisation development. This course will focus on the nature and process of innovation, and the key issues faced by innovators and entrepreneurs both in a new business (start-up) and in existing businesses and companies.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 761 • (L1) Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 7780 • (L2) tba [Pipitea]

MMBA 570 – Marketing Strategy

This course is concerned with the development, evaluation and implementation of marketing strategy in different organisational environments. Participants will be introduced to a variety of analytical frameworks for making decisions implicit in marketing planning.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 571 – Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

The objective of this course is to teach students how planning, strategy, and knowledge can support goals in negotiation situations and disputes resolution. It explores various types of negotiations, including distributive (win/lose) bargaining, integrative (win/win) bargaining, intra-organisational bargaining and attitudinal restructuring, as well as the various processes used to resolve disputes arising both during and after negotiations (including mediation, conciliation and arbitration). The course is relevant to managers, lawyers, human and labour relations practitioners, trade unionists and individuals working in government.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 3158 • Fri 5-7pm [Pipitea], Sat 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMBA 572 – Special Topic: The Management of Design Products

This special topic aims to provide the student with a project to integrate; frameworks and applied research methodologies taught in core MBA papers with; design theory and thinking as taught in Architecture and Design, by which; practical solutions to real-life business and architecture projects can be delivered.

15 pts • (P) permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 573 – Special Topic: Business Case Writing

A research methodology course designed to enable students to write a publishable case study about management or policy decision, problem or opportunity, and relate it to the relevant theory.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 574 – Special Topic: The Information Economy

The course explores the economic and strategic principles underpinning the development of the Information Economy and e-Commerce, and develops skills in critical analysis of the ways in which firms and governments are participating in the developing information economy.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 575 – Special Topic: Sustainable Business

An advanced study of business sustainability, defined as the concurrent pursuit of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity.

15 pts • (P) 15 pts at 500-level

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 576 – Special Topic: International Finance

The course provides an overview of exchange rates including their impact on business operations and a strategic perspective of linkages and interrelationships in financial resource management in an open economy such as New Zealand.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 577 – Special Topic: Open Macroeconomics

All the principal areas of macroeconomics will be covered with the emphasis on open economy models involving national accounts, economic growth, fiscal, monetary and external policies together with their impacts on business operations.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 578 – Special Topic: Innovation and Prosperity in New Zealand

This course focuses on the role of innovation in the economy and on policy interventions to underpin an innovation-based growth economy.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 579 – Special Topic: Advanced Corporate Management

The analysis and application of the economic principles of corporate governance and management in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to examples in the New Zealand and international environments.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMBA 581 – Applied Commercial Law

The study of selected areas of commercial law which are particularly relevant to managers in the current legal environment, including intellectual property and privacy issues for both off-line and on-line businesses, legal issues for international business, and employment law.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CMSP 801 – Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

A multiple-perspective approach to the framing and solution of problems, and practical application of conceptual models and methods of analysis to critically examine everyday managerial decision-making.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CMSP 802 – Organisational Behaviour

An overview of organisational behaviour and its relevance to management. Specific areas include: individual, interpersonal and group behaviour and performance; organisational structure, design and change; communications; leadership; decision-making; managerial roles.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CMSP 803 – Marketing Management

An integration of key marketing concepts, with an emphasis on consumer and business to business buyer behaviour, product policy, pricing, distribution and promotion decisions.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CMSP 804 – Operations and Supply-Chain Management

An overview of the fundamental concepts of operations and services management, emphasising the design and management of operating systems in service and manufacturing enterprises as a means of achieving organisational goals. Students will be exposed to the scope and importance of operations functions, quality management, process types, work standards and the roles of equipment, people and inventories in delivering quality. Consideration will be given to state of the art concepts, such as JIT, Kanban and Kaizan-continuous improvement.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CMSP 805 – Human Resource Management

An overview of human resource management. Specific areas include: strategy, international HR, recruitment and selection, training and development, remuneration, performance management and careers.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

Business Analysis

MBUA 510 – Business and Systems Analysis

This course covers the modelling and design techniques used by business analysts. It shows students the methods and tools used to document business flows, information analysis, rules, classes, and other related elements required for business analysis.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28404 • Mon, Wed 1.30-6.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 511 – Process Design

This course explores the role and potential of IT to support business process management and design. Students learn a modern business process modelling technique, apply that to designing an improved business process, then test and evaluate their proposed design using simulation software.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28405 • Mon 8.30-1.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)], Fri 1.30-6.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 512 – Databases and Analytics

This course provides databases and analytics knowledge for business analysts to function effectively. The databases component covers the fundamentals of relational databases, relational database modelling, and SQL database queries using enterprise database. The analytics component covers data extraction, visualisation and predictive analytics. Workshops enable students to obtain practical experience.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28406 • Tue 1.30-6.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 513 – Management of IT Projects for Business Analysts

This course provides students with contemporary IT project management skills - including traditional and agile methodologies - and the use of project management tools. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of risk managment, change management strategies for internal and external stakeholders, and dealing with social and cultural issues in project environments.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510

3/3 • CRN 28407 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 514 – Enterprise Architecture

This course addresses the alignment between enterprise goals and strategy, business processes, data, information systems and the technical infrastructure. Students learn how to analyse, model, design and evaluate enterprise architectures, how to plan the transition from a baseline to a target architecture, and how to create effective governance instruments for successful enterprise architecture managment.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510, 512

3/3 • CRN 28408 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 515 – Digital Innovation and Strategy

This course provides students with the skills required for formulating IS strategy. Students learn about the role of IT in designing new business models and in enabling innovation. Students will develop a mastery of the IS strategic process, including governance, application portfolio management, business case development, sourcing decisions, and benefits assessment.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510

3/3 • CRN 28409 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 521 – Global Business Environment

This course examines the global business environment in which firms operate. It will provide an overview of the strategies available to firms operating Internationally, and provide an understanding of how these firms can be managed in order to leverage from international opportunities.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 28436 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 522 – Organisational Behaviour

The course provides an overview of organisational behaviour and its relevance to business transformation using IT. Specific areas include: individual, interpersonal and group behaviour and performance; motivation, change; communication, leadership and managerial roles.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28437 • Thu 9.30-1.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 523 – Accounting for Managers

This course introduces students to the concepts of financial and management accounting, covering the content of financial statements; concepts of value and profit, cost behaviour and cost-volume-profit relationships; cost allocation principles.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 28448 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 531 – Information Systems Consulting Practice

This course covers specific intervention tools and techniques used by business analysts and consultants when assessing organisations and undertaking change projects. Business analysts are required to understand political, managerial, and economic considerations of business analysis practice. Students will learn effective change strategies and how to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510, 511, 521

1/3 • CRN 28410 • Mon 9.30-11.30 [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 532 – Research Project in Business Analysis

Research project on a selected aspect of business analysis.

30 pts • (P) MBUA 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515

1/3 • CRN 28412 • tba [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

Cell and Molecular Bioscience

See also Biological Sciences

CBIO 489 – Research Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1+2/3 • CRN 9276 [Kelburn]

CBIO 580 – Research Preparation

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 9278 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 23197 • tba [Kelburn]

CBIO 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Cell and Molecular Bioscience.

120 pts

full year • CRN 9279 [Kelburn]

CBIO 690 – Cell & Molecular BioSc for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 9281 [Kelburn]

Chemistry

See also Biomedical Science

CHEM 421 – Organic Chemistry and Bio-organic Chemistry

Advanced aspects of organic chemistry are discussed, including the mechanisms of reaction, stereochemistry and the experimental methods of elucidating structure, applications of spectroscopy to organic chemistry, and modern strategies for the synthesis of molecules, particularly those with asymmetric centres.

15 pts • (P) CHEM 301

2/3 • CRN 13725 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9-10 [Kelburn]

CHEM 422 – Inorganic Chemistry

Key areas of modern inorganic chemistry are discussed, including the mechanisms of reaction of transition metal compounds, the structure of inorganic and organometallic compounds and materials, methods of structure elucidation, aspects of organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis.

15 pts • (P) CHEM 302

1/3 • CRN 13726 • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 4-5pm [Kelburn]

CHEM 423 – Physical Chemistry

This course will discuss advanced aspects of physical chemistry and materials science, including statistical thermodynamics, the structure and properties of colloids, and the chemistry and applications of nanostructured materials.

15 pts • (P) CHEM 303

1/3 • CRN 13727 • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 1-2pm [Kelburn]

CHEM 424 – Advanced Aspects of Chemistry A

Students choose topics offered by staff from across the range of chemistry. Typical areas might include: the design and practice of total synthesis; advanced applications of NMR, electron transfer in chemistry and biology; atmospheric chemistry; scanning probe microscopy; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis; sigma-complexes and C-H activation; advanced materials.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 13728 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 10-11 [Kelburn]

CHEM 425 – Advanced Aspects of Chemistry B

Students choose topics offered by staff from across the range of chemistry. Typical areas might include: manganese in biological systems; electron microscopy, multinuclear solid state NMR-theory and application; molecular modelling; advanced materials; structural analysis by single crystal X-ray diffraction.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 13729 • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 2-3pm [Kelburn]

CHEM 426 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CHEM 427 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CHEM 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

1+2/3 • CRN 10014 • tba [Kelburn]

CHEM 441 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School. This might include, where appropriate, following an approved course of study as prescribed for CHEM 301, 302 or 303.

15 pts • (P) permission of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 13732 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 13733 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 13734 • tba [Kelburn]

CHEM 480 – Research Preparation

Training in advanced skills required to research and to communicate the results, including utilising the chemical literature, record keeping, writing reports and proposals, and techniques of oral communication.

15 pts • (C) CHEM 489 (X) CHEM 580

1/3 • CRN 13735 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 13736 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 28320 • tba [Kelburn]

CHEM 489 – Research Project

An individual research project that includes training in advanced laboratory skills.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 735 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 13723 • tba [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 13724 • tba [Kelburn]

CHEM 580 – Research Preparation

30 pts • (X) CHEM 480

1+2/3 • CRN 7773 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 19937 • tba [Kelburn]

CHEM 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Chemistry.

120 pts

full year • CRN 744 [Kelburn]

CHEM 690 – Chemistry for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 747 [Kelburn]

CHEM 695 – Chemistry for PhD (Ferrier)

120 pts

full year • CRN 31145 [Kelburn]

Chinese

CHIN 401 – Advanced Chinese Language

Advanced level study of written and spoken Chinese, with particular reference to the language of the print and electronic media of China; advanced practical translation from and into Chinese; tuition in the use of a range of contemporary reference tools. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CHIN 489 – Research Project

A supervised research exercise.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 10478 • Tue 2-3pm [Kelburn]

FHSS 410 – Global Cultures in Context

How is culture expressed in different linguistic and cultural contexts? This course considers cultures as both local and global phenomena, addressing them from a range of critical and theoretical perspectives and through close analysis.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 28008 • [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 31193 • [Kelburn]

CHIN 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Chinese.

120 pts

full year • CRN 11349 [Kelburn]

CHIN 690 – Chinese for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 10938 [Kelburn]

Classical Studies, Greek and Latin

CLAS 401 – Topic in Literary Genre

An author or genre of ancient literature for presentation, discussion and contextual analysis.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CLAS 402 – Topic in Art

Ancient art, architecture and archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean, Greek, Roman and/or Etruscan worlds for presentation, discussion and contextual analysis. For further information contact classics@vuw.ac.nz.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CLAS 404 – Topic in History and Historiography

A period or topic of ancient history and/or historiography for presentation, discussion and contextual analysis.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 867 • Wed 12-2pm [Kelburn]

CLAS 406 – Special Topic: Perspectives on Troy

This course will cover a range of topics related to Troy, the Trojan War, and its ancient and contemporary reception. Topics will include Bronze Age Troy, the Trojan War and its heroes in ancient art and literature, Homeric society, and the reception of the Trojan War in Rome and in modern literature and board games, among others.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 872 • Thu 12-2pm [Kelburn]

CLAS 407 – Topic in Society and Culture in Antiquity

A topic in ancient society and/or culture for presentation, discussion and contextual analysis.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 31066 • Tue 2-4pm [Kelburn]

CLAS 420 – Greek Field Trip

A study of various Greek archaeological sites with special emphasis on sites in Crete. Co-taught with CLAS 320. Note: A maximum of 20 students can be accepted for this and CLAS 320 in any year. An extra fee beyond that for a 30-point course will apply.

30 pts • (X) CLAS 320

3/3 • CRN 8808 • ^ [Greek Field Trip]

^ Limited entry course

CLAS 489 – Research Project

A research project, usually in the form of an extended essay of 10,000 words, with regular guidance from a supervisor. Students are expected to show familiarity with the literature in their chosen field, and to write a the field and demonstrating independent thought.

30 pts • (X) CLAS 405

1+2/3 • CRN 18698 • [Kelburn]

GREE 401 – Greek Prose Texts

This course will examine selected Greek Prose Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 402 – Greek Tragedy

This course will examine selected Greek Tragedy Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 403 – Greek Verse Texts

This course will examine selected Greek Verse Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 405 – Special Topic

50% internal assessment, 50% examination.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 489 – Research Project

A research project, usually in the form of an extended essay of 10,000 words, with regular guidance from a supervisor. Students are expected to show familiarity with the literature in their chosen field, and to write a substantial discussion, engaging with questions relevant to the field and demonstrating independent thought.

30 pts • (X) GREE 404.

Not offered in 2020

LATI 401 – Latin Prose Texts

This course will examine selected Latin Prose Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

LATI 402 – Augustans

This course will examine selected Augustans Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

LATI 403 – Latin Verse Texts

This course will examine selected Latin Verse Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

LATI 405 – Special Topic: Readings in Latin Literature

This course will examine selected Latin texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

LATI 489 – Research Project

A research project, usually in the form of an extended essay of 10,000 words, with regular guidance from a supervisor. Students are expected to show familiarity with the literature in their chosen field, and to write a substantial discussion, engaging with questions relevant to the field and demonstrating independent thought.

30 pts • (X) LATI 404.

1+2/3 • CRN 18700 • [Kelburn]

CLAS 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Classical Studies.

120 pts

full year • CRN 875 [Kelburn]

CLAS 592 – Thesis

MA thesis in Classics.

120 pts

full year • CRN 877 [Kelburn]

CLAS 690 – Classical Studies for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 879 [Kelburn]

CLAS 691 – Classics for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 10765 [Kelburn]

Climate Change Science and Policy

CCSP 401 – Physical Basis of Climate Change

Students will learn elementary radiative transfer physics, energy balance, concepts of climate forcing, feedback and response. Some elements of planetary circulation will be covered, along with modes of variability. Carbon, methane and nitrogen cycles will be covered in support of understanding the relationship between emissions and concentrations. Introductory atmospheric, oceanic and cryosphere physics will be taught. Topics to be covered include: observations of the atmosphere, ocean, carbon cycle and cryosphere; earth system models and their performance; modes of variability; patterns of forcing, feedback and response; and emergent patterns of change.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 30159 • Wed 10-12 [Kelburn]

CCSP 402 – Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

This course will provide participants with high-level understanding of climate change impacts and adaptation at global, national and local scales. Climate prediction models will be used to examine social and biophysical vulnerabilities to environmental change, and explore policies and measures to minimise impacts, and the potential for adaptation at different scales. Topics include: global and local implications of climate change impacts and adaptation, implications (and risks) of a variable and changing climate on particular societies, models, feedback processes and uncertainties; adaptation strategies; categories of adaptation; Māori knowledge and values related to adaptation, information and communication; public engagement.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 30160 • Fri 11-1pm [Kelburn]

CCSP 403 – International Climate Change Policy

This course provides an overview of international climate policy, drawing on policy-relevant physical climate change science, economics, game theory, ethics, and international relations theory relevant for climate policy. At the end of the course students will understand and be able to critically analyse key decision-relevant aspects of climate change science and environmental economics, as well as the history, theory and prospects of landmark efforts to govern climate change, domestically and internationally.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 30161 • Thu 1-3pm [Kelburn]

CCSP 404 – Climate Change Mitigation

An examination of the domestic and international policy issues surrounding climate change mitigation, including why mitigation represents a challenging social and economic as well as environmental problem; differing perspectives on policy solutions to the mitigation challenge; linkages with international policy; policies and behaviour change; the roles of relevant institutions; sectoral considerations and policy measures; policy communication, and the politics of mitigation strategies.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 30162 • Mon 3-5pm [Kelburn]

CCSP 510 – Research Essay

This major research project gives the student scope to investigate a climate related topic of particular interest, and centres on writing and presenting an extended research essay of up to 15,000 words. The investigation will relate to a research question concerning an aspect of climate change science or policy, broadly interpreted. It will consist of a review of the literature, some primary research and analysis, and the leading of a seminar to share understanding of the project’s outcomes with fellow students.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 and Part with at least B+ average or permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 30163 • [Kelburn]

CCSP 511 – Practicum Placement and Project

This course has three components: a placement, a research project, and presentation of a seminar. The placement is a period of work with an employer in the field of climate change science, policy or management (e.g. climate-related transport research or policy formulation). The short research project aims to research a particular aspect of the work undertaken, or the host organisation itself, to enrich the student’s understanding of the organisation’s work. A seminar aims to share understanding among fellow students of the role of the host organisation.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 and Part 2 with at least B+ average or permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 30164 • [Kelburn]

Clinical Immunology

CLNR 401 – Introduction to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Practice

A broad framework for understanding clinical research including the critical appraisal of the literature, clinical trials planning, preparation and implementation.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18711 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 402 – Ethics and Research in Special Populations as Applied to Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of ethics in clinical research common ethical issues that arise and how to analyse them and find solutions. The role of ethics committees, applications to ethics committees and Good Clinical Practice. An in-depth consideration of obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi with special regard to ethics and community based research. The development of an appropriate and inclusive approach to clinical research with special populations.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18712 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 403 – Biostatistics and Informatics

Biostatistics relevant to clinical research with the focus on quantitative method and applications for clinical trials. informatics will be introduced with its application to clinical research including information gathering, processing and storage.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18713 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 404 – Qualitative Methods in Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of qualitative research in clinical research both as stand alone and combined with quantitative research. This course will include interview techniques contrasting advantages and disadvantages of different approaches and a range of other qualitative techniques.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18714 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 405 – Advanced Clinical Research Design, Management and Analysis

An understanding of the practices and processes of clinical research, including clinical trials, project management, regulatory reports and audits, requirements specific to industry-funded research and the preparation and submission of study reports for publication.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 401, 402, 403, 404

1/3 • CRN 18715 • tba [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 410 – Clinical Immunology

This course will provide a broad understanding of recent advances in immunology as well as advanced understanding in specialist areas of clinical immunology. In particular, the subjects covered shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice.

30 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC and BIOL courses including BIOL 334 or permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27056 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn], Fri 11-1pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 411 – Practicum in Clinical Immunology

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in clinical immunology. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in immunological research or applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to further develop teamwork and communication skills.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment into the MClinIm and approval for Head of School

2/3 • CRN 28222 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 412 – Research Project in Clinical Immunology

A research project in Clinical Immunology approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinIm; and approval by Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29135 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 413 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 1

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take place at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 403 prior to 2017

1/3 • CRN 29083 • Mon 10-12 [Wellington Regional Hospital], Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

CLNR 414 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 2

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC, BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 404 prior to 2017

2/3 • CRN 29084 • Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

CLNR 510 – Advanced Clinical Immunology

This course will enable the development of an advanced understanding in clinical immunology. Specifically, this course shall promote critical analysis of recent advances and clinical trials and will emphasise the development of skills in science communication.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28223 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 511 – Research Design and Implementation

This course consists of the mentor-guided development of a clinical or immunological study including the implementation pathway. In particular, students will design and produce a research proposal complete with a literature review, methodological detail, a budget and ethical considerations.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28224 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 580 – Research Preparation

Students will bring together material from many of the other courses and write an original, full, research grant application describing a proposed clinical research project: background and aims, clinical relevance, hypotheses to be tested, design and methods, analysis of results, dissemination of results, a plan for project management including staffing, budget, timeline and milestones for project delivery and quality management issues, consultation, an ethics committee application for the project and any other regulatory body applications required.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 405

2/3 • CRN 18716 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 591 – Thesis in Clinical Research

Master's thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts • (P) PGDipClinRes or its equivalent.

full year • CRN 23059 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 690 – Clinical Research for PhD

Doctoral thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23127 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

Clinical Research

CLNR 401 – Introduction to Clinical Research and Clinical Trial Practice

A broad framework for understanding clinical research including the critical appraisal of the literature, clinical trials planning, preparation and implementation.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18711 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 402 – Ethics and Research in Special Populations as Applied to Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of ethics in clinical research common ethical issues that arise and how to analyse them and find solutions. The role of ethics committees, applications to ethics committees and Good Clinical Practice. An in-depth consideration of obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi with special regard to ethics and community based research. The development of an appropriate and inclusive approach to clinical research with special populations.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 18712 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 403 – Biostatistics and Informatics

Biostatistics relevant to clinical research with the focus on quantitative method and applications for clinical trials. informatics will be introduced with its application to clinical research including information gathering, processing and storage.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18713 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 404 – Qualitative Methods in Clinical Research

An understanding of the place of qualitative research in clinical research both as stand alone and combined with quantitative research. This course will include interview techniques contrasting advantages and disadvantages of different approaches and a range of other qualitative techniques.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18714 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 405 – Advanced Clinical Research Design, Management and Analysis

An understanding of the practices and processes of clinical research, including clinical trials, project management, regulatory reports and audits, requirements specific to industry-funded research and the preparation and submission of study reports for publication.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 401, 402, 403, 404

1/3 • CRN 18715 • tba [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 410 – Clinical Immunology

This course will provide a broad understanding of recent advances in immunology as well as advanced understanding in specialist areas of clinical immunology. In particular, the subjects covered shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice.

30 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC and BIOL courses including BIOL 334 or permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27056 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn], Fri 11-1pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 411 – Practicum in Clinical Immunology

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in clinical immunology. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in immunological research or applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to further develop teamwork and communication skills.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment into the MClinIm and approval for Head of School

2/3 • CRN 28222 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 412 – Research Project in Clinical Immunology

A research project in Clinical Immunology approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinIm; and approval by Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29135 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 413 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 1

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take place at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 403 prior to 2017

1/3 • CRN 29083 • Mon 10-12 [Wellington Regional Hospital], Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

CLNR 414 – Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 2

This course aims to develop an advanced understanding of specialist clinical areas within the broad discipline of clinical research. In particular, the subjects covered may include such topics as immunology, epidemiology, or molecular therapeutics and shall include knowledge of current research activity in terms of theory and practice. This course is organised into modules, each covering independent topics with specific clinical aspects. Individual modules may include lectures, seminars, poster presentations or written assignments. This course will take at the Wellington Hospital site.

15 pts • (P) 45 pts from an approved combination of 300-level BMSC, BIOL, CHEM, PSYC courses or permission of the Head of School (X) BMSC 404 prior to 2017

2/3 • CRN 29084 • Fri 2-4pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

CLNR 510 – Advanced Clinical Immunology

This course will enable the development of an advanced understanding in clinical immunology. Specifically, this course shall promote critical analysis of recent advances and clinical trials and will emphasise the development of skills in science communication.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28223 • Tue 1-3pm [Kelburn]

CLNR 511 – Research Design and Implementation

This course consists of the mentor-guided development of a clinical or immunological study including the implementation pathway. In particular, students will design and produce a research proposal complete with a literature review, methodological detail, a budget and ethical considerations.

30 pts • (P) Enrolment in the MClinImm and approval to proceed to Part 2

3/3 • CRN 28224 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 580 – Research Preparation

Students will bring together material from many of the other courses and write an original, full, research grant application describing a proposed clinical research project: background and aims, clinical relevance, hypotheses to be tested, design and methods, analysis of results, dissemination of results, a plan for project management including staffing, budget, timeline and milestones for project delivery and quality management issues, consultation, an ethics committee application for the project and any other regulatory body applications required.

30 pts • (P) CLNR 405

2/3 • CRN 18716 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 591 – Thesis in Clinical Research

Master's thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts • (P) PGDipClinRes or its equivalent.

full year • CRN 23059 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

CLNR 690 – Clinical Research for PhD

Doctoral thesis in Clinical Research.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23127 [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

CBNS 448 – Special Topic: Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience: Consciousness and Cognition

The sense of being conscious is a central aspect of our psychological makeup. However, a lot of perceptual and cognitive processing can be done non- consciously. In this course, we will delve into the mechanisms underlying conscious and unconscious processing, current theories of consciousness, and methodological issues in studying subjective experience. Recommended background for this course is PSYC 327 and 331 (or equivalents).

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31132 • ^ Tue 3-5pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

CBNS 580 – Research Preparation

This course provides the key skills required for individuals wishing to conduct postgraduate level research in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience. These skills will be acquired via practical exercises conducted across a variety of research laboratories.

30 pts • (P) PSYC 325; 30 pts from PSYC 322, 327, 331 or 332; (C) PSYC 465

1+2/3 • CRN 15715 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

CBNS 591 – Thesis

Master's thesis in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience.

120 pts

full year • CRN 15716 [Kelburn]

Commerce

MMCA 401 – Methodology

This course aims to provide an insight into the philosophical basis of the social science methodologies which underlie the methods used in the disciplines of Commerce and Administration.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

Commercial Law

COML 401 – Advanced Competition Law A

An examination of the legal issues involved in formulating competition policy together with a study of the control of undesirable trade practices through the New Zealand Commerce Act 1986.

15 pts • (P) 30 300-level COML pts

Not offered in 2020

COML 402 – Advanced Competition Law B

Further consideration of competition law with emphasis on business acquisitions, competition law in certain overseas jurisdictions and a study of selected legal problems arising from competition law.

15 pts • (P) COML 401

Not offered in 2020

COML 403 – Special Topic: Business and Human Rights

An exploration of the United Nations Framework and Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and their implications for government and business.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

COML 404 – Special Topic: Current Issues in Labour and Employment Law

An exploration of current issues in labour and employment law, including the law surrounding individual employment relationships and collective bargaining.

15 pts • (P) COML 203: (X) LAWS 518

Not offered in 2020

COML 405 – Special Topic: Commercial Law and Taxation Research

This course provides students with an understanding of research methodologies, legal theories and skills required for successful postgraduate study in law and taxation. It will address research issues and develop tools for postgraduate study.

15 pts • (P) Permission of the programme director

Not offered in 2020

COML 421 – Law of Commercial Transactions

Examination and review of selected areas from the law relating to international and domestic trade and finance, business finance, and secured financing.

15 pts • (P) COML 303

Not offered in 2020

COML 425 – Advanced Law of Contractual Obligations

Examination and review of the law of contract with special emphasis on recent developments in law, doctrine and theory. The course includes comparative analysis and is set within a general law of obligations framework.

15 pts • (P) COML 303

Not offered in 2020

COML 690 – Commercial Law for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 16021 [Pipitea]

Communication

COMS 401 – Special Topic

To be advised.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

LCCM 471 – Rhetoric: The Art of Persuasion, from Aristotle to the Internet

This course will study both the theory and the practice of rhetoric as a distinct mode of communication, from its classical origins to the contemporary scene. Its overriding purpose is to equip students to critique contemporary examples from the public sphere.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

COMS 501 – Communication Paradigms

This core course provides an overview of key theories and paradigms in communication studies. Topics include the historical emergence of communication, transmission versus meaning-based approaches, symbolic interactionism versus structural analysis, analog versus digital communication technologies, administrative versus critical traditions as well as political economy, cultural studies, and institutional approaches to communication.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 32139 • Fri 3-5pm [Kelburn]

COMS 502 – Communication Research Methods

This course provides students with a grounding in key methodologies and methods of data collection and analysis used in communication research. This includes consideration of different research paradigms, qualitative and quantitative approaches, the operationalisation of variables and the development of hypotheses. Research ethics and Māori research tikanga are also covered. Methods include interviews, focus groups, content and discourse analysis, digital and online research methods, as well as the use of online collaborative tools, and documentary/archival analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 32140 • Wed 10-12 [Kelburn]

COMS 589 – Research Project

This course gives students the opportunity to pursue an individual research project relating to an aspect of the Master of Communication programme. Students will be given guidance and support from a supervisor.

30 pts • (P) COMS 502

3/3 • CRN 32141 • tba [Kelburn]

COMS 590 – Internship

Students will complete an approved and supervised work-based communication project while on a placement in a private sector establishment, public sector agency, or non-governmental organisation.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the Programme Director

3/3 • CRN 32142 • tba [Kelburn]

Computer Graphics

CGRA 401 – Mathematics for Games and Graphics

This course will introduce applications of mathematics to game and graphics programming. The concepts will be taught through computational and programming exercises with visual results. Topics may include mathematics for shading, geometric computations and numerical considerations for graphics, graphics applications of linear systems with constraints, SVD and eigenvectors.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School; (X) COMP 471 in 2014-15

Not offered in 2020

CGRA 402 – Project in Computer Graphics Programming

This course will develop programming and collaboration skills in the context of computer graphics. Students will programme each stage of a computer graphics pipeline and integrate the results into a complete graphics application.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School; (X) COMP 472 in 2014-15

1/3 • CRN 28326 • Tue 4-6pm [Kelburn]

CGRA 408 – Computer Graphics Rendering

This course will introduce a physically based photo-realistic rendering pipeline including radiometry, reflectance models, lighting, scene acceleration structures, ray tracing, path tracing and other global illumination algorithms.

15 pts • (P) CGRA 350 or COMP 308 or at least B- in CGRA 401 and 402 (or COMP 471 and 472 in 2014-15); (X) COMP 408

1/3 • CRN 28327 • Mon, Wed, Fri 4-5pm [Kelburn]

CGRA 409 – Geometry Processing Algorithms

This course introduces the algorithmic and mathematical foundations of three-dimensional modelling. Topics include representations such as polygons, splines, implicit surfaces, point models, particle systems and volumetric models; concepts such as parameterisation, curvature and discrete differential geometry; algorithmic approaches such as gradient domain processing, spectral processing and example-based deformation. It does not address content creation.

15 pts • (P) CGRA 350 or COMP 308 or at least B- in CGRA 401 and 402 (or COMP 471 and 472 in 2014-15); (X) COMP 409

1/3 • CRN 28328 • Thu 4-6pm [Kelburn]

CGRA 440 – Directed Individual Study

To be confirmed.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 28329 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 29182 • [Kelburn]

CGRA 463 – Computer Graphics Practicum

The practicum is an opportunity for students to engage with a supervised computer graphics project in the context of an external company or organisation.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 28330 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 31190 • [Kelburn]

CGRA 471 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CGRA 472 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CGRA 489 – Computer Graphics Project

A research project on a topic in computer graphics approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 28333 • [Kelburn]

COMP 471 – Special Topic: Probabilistic Machine Learning

This course teaches underlying algorithms and techniques of machine learning, with an emphasis on techniques that use probability and graphical models.

15 pts • (P) One of (COMP 307, 309); MATH 177 or STAT 292 or STAT 293, or approved background in Mathematics or Statistics.

1/3 • CRN 26217 • Mon, Wed 12-1pm [Kelburn]

COMP 472 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 441 – Computer Graphics for Film

This course covers computer graphics techniques that are used as current practice in the film industry. While working on projects that span a range of approaches for generating special effects, and algorithmic treatment of media, students will also review and analyse cinematic examples.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level pts from MDDN

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 442 – Computer Graphics for Interaction Design

This course examines computer graphics techniques that are current practice in interactive computer graphics. While working on projects that span a range of approaches for generating special effects, and algorithmic treatment of media, students will also review and analyse examples from interactive firms.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level pts from MDDN

Not offered in 2020

CGRA 591 – Thesis in Computer Graphics

Thesis in Computer Graphics.

120 pts

full year • CRN 28345 [Kelburn]

CGRA 691 – Computer Graphics for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 28321 [Kelburn]

Computer Science

See also Software Engineering and Network Engineering, and (for postgraduate level) Logic and Computation

CGRA 401 – Mathematics for Games and Graphics

This course will introduce applications of mathematics to game and graphics programming. The concepts will be taught through computational and programming exercises with visual results. Topics may include mathematics for shading, geometric computations and numerical considerations for graphics, graphics applications of linear systems with constraints, SVD and eigenvectors.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School; (X) COMP 471 in 2014-15

Not offered in 2020

CGRA 402 – Project in Computer Graphics Programming

This course will develop programming and collaboration skills in the context of computer graphics. Students will programme each stage of a computer graphics pipeline and integrate the results into a complete graphics application.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School; (X) COMP 472 in 2014-15

1/3 • CRN 28326 • Tue 4-6pm [Kelburn]

CGRA 408 – Computer Graphics Rendering

This course will introduce a physically based photo-realistic rendering pipeline including radiometry, reflectance models, lighting, scene acceleration structures, ray tracing, path tracing and other global illumination algorithms.

15 pts • (P) CGRA 350 or COMP 308 or at least B- in CGRA 401 and 402 (or COMP 471 and 472 in 2014-15); (X) COMP 408

1/3 • CRN 28327 • Mon, Wed, Fri 4-5pm [Kelburn]

CGRA 409 – Geometry Processing Algorithms

This course introduces the algorithmic and mathematical foundations of three-dimensional modelling. Topics include representations such as polygons, splines, implicit surfaces, point models, particle systems and volumetric models; concepts such as parameterisation, curvature and discrete differential geometry; algorithmic approaches such as gradient domain processing, spectral processing and example-based deformation. It does not address content creation.

15 pts • (P) CGRA 350 or COMP 308 or at least B- in CGRA 401 and 402 (or COMP 471 and 472 in 2014-15); (X) COMP 409

1/3 • CRN 28328 • Thu 4-6pm [Kelburn]

CGRA 440 – Directed Individual Study

To be confirmed.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 28329 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 29182 • [Kelburn]

CGRA 463 – Computer Graphics Practicum

The practicum is an opportunity for students to engage with a supervised computer graphics project in the context of an external company or organisation.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 28330 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 31190 • [Kelburn]

CGRA 471 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CGRA 472 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

CGRA 489 – Computer Graphics Project

A research project on a topic in computer graphics approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 28333 • [Kelburn]

COMP 420 – Artificial Intelligence

This course addresses concepts and techniques of artificial intelligence (AI). It provides a brief overview of AI history and search techniques, as well as covering important machine learning topics and algorithms with their applications, including neural networks and evolutionary algorithms. Other topics include probability and Bayesian networks, planning and scheduling. The course will also consider a selection of other current topics in AI.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level COMP, SWEN or NWEN pts; (X) COMP 307

1/3 • CRN 32151 • Tue, Thu 2-3pm [Kelburn], Fri 1-2pm [Kelburn]

COMP 421 – Machine Learning

This course covers a range of topics in machine learning, with a focus on inference and uncertainty. Topics include optimization, Bayesian probability theory, learning from rewards, unsupervised learning, Belief networks and particle filters.

15 pts • (P) COMP 307 or COMP 420; one further 300-level COMP, ECEN, NWEN or SWEN course

2/3 • CRN 986 • Mon, Tue, Thu 1-2pm [Kelburn]

COMP 422 – Data Mining, Neural Networks and Genetic Programming

This course is concerned with data mining concepts and techniques, especially neural networks and genetic programming. It mainly focuses on the following topics: data mining and knowledge discovery in databases; data mining techniques such as nearest neighbour, naive Bayes, support vector machines, neural networks, genetic algorithms and genetic (automatic) programming; image analysis operations such as feature extraction and image recognition; and performance evaluation of data mining/ machine learning/image recognition systems. The course considers applications ranging from general classification, clustering and optimisation tasks to engineering applications.

15 pts • (P) COMP 307, one further 300-level COMP, ECEN, NWEN or SWEN course

2/3 • CRN 2324 • Mon 10-11 [Kelburn], Wed 10-12 [Kelburn]

COMP 423 – Intelligent Agents

This course examines the construction of intelligent agents - software programs that can act for themselves in some part of the human world. This course focuses on agents for improving web search and includes topics such as agents for information extraction from the web, web page clustering and classification, automatic query expansion and web page ranking.

15 pts • (P) COMP 307, one further 300-level COMP, ECEN, NWEN or SWEN course

1/3 • CRN 4962 • Tue, Wed, Thu 1-2pm [Kelburn]

COMP 424 – Big Data

Big Data refers to the large and often complex datasets generated in the modern world: data sources such as commercial customer records, internet transactions, environmental monitoring. This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of working with Big Data. Students enrolling in this course should be familiar with the basics of machine learning, data mining, statistical modelling and with programming.

15 pts • (P) One of (COMP 307, 309, STAT 393, 394); STAT 193 or ENGR 123 or approved background in Statistics; (X) COMP 473 (2016-2018)

1/3 • CRN 31156 • Mon, Tue, Wed 11-12 [Kelburn]

COMP 425 – Computational Logic

This course is concerned with the application of formal logic to problems in Computer Science, and with techniques for mechanising logical reasoning. Topics may include: systems of reasoning; logic programming; the application of temporal and modal logics; and the relationship between proofs, programs, specifications and types. Students are recommended to take MATH 309 or PHIL 211/334/335.

15 pts • (P) COMP 304, one further 300-level COMP, NWEN or SWEN course (MATH 309 or PHIL 211/334/335 recommended)

Not offered in 2020

COMP 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15202 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27190 • [Kelburn]

COMP 441 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15203 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 23169 • [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 29145 [Kelburn]

COMP 471 – Special Topic: Probabilistic Machine Learning

This course teaches underlying algorithms and techniques of machine learning, with an emphasis on techniques that use probability and graphical models.

15 pts • (P) One of (COMP 307, 309); MATH 177 or STAT 292 or STAT 293, or approved background in Mathematics or Statistics.

1/3 • CRN 26217 • Mon, Wed 12-1pm [Kelburn]

COMP 472 – Special Topic

To be advised.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

COMP 473 – Special Topic:

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

COMP 489 – Research Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1027 • Fri 12-1pm [Kelburn]

COMP 501 – Research Essay in Computer Science

An investigation into an advanced topic in an area of computer science, reported in an essay.

15 pts • (P) 60 400-level COMP, NWEN or SWEN points

1/3 • CRN 25020 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 25021 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 31181 • tba [Kelburn]

COMP 540 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) 60 400-level COMP, NWEN or SWEN points

1/3 • CRN 25022 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 25023 • tba [Kelburn]

COMP 588 – Project

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

COMP 589 – Project

Individual project under the supervision of an academic staff member.

45 pts • (P) 60 400-level points from (COMP, NWEN, SWEN); (C) COMP 501

1/3 • CRN 30182 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 30183 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 30184 • tba [Kelburn]

COMP 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Computer Science.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1078 [Kelburn]

COMP 690 – Computer Science for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1091 [Kelburn]

Conservation Biology

See also Biological Sciences and Environmental Studies

BIOL 420 – Conservation Ecology

Ecological theory, principles and practice relating to biological conservation: island biogeography and nature reserves, ecological restoration, conservation genetics, ecosystem threats, landscape ecology, ecological evaluation, species ecology, management and conservation.

30 pts • (P) 300-level Ecology or approval of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 5036 • Mon 2-5pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 424 – New Zealand Conservation Practice

A practical, field-based course in New Zealand's fauna and flora and their conservation. Students visit a range of important field sites to learn about major conservation problems affecting the New Zealand biota. A case study approach is used to examine the conservation practices of New Zealand conservation scientists and managers. There will be an extra field trip fee payable which covers transport, accommodation, food etc. October 15 is the deadline for applications to take the course. The field work is of 4 weeks duration, commencing in late-January through to late-February. Assessment of the practical work continues until the end of April. Note additional field costs of $1,450 for this course.

30 pts • (P) 300-level Ecology or the approval of the Head of School

part year/3 • CRN 9629 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

CONB 489 – Research Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 10508 [Kelburn]

BIOL 580 – Research Preparation

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 17430 • (L2) Fri 12-2pm [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 17436 • (L3) Fri 12-2pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 7763 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2+3+1/3 • CRN 26247 • (L5) tba [Kelburn]

CONB 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Conservation Biology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 10510 [Kelburn]

CONB 690 – Conservation Biology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 14494 [Kelburn]

Creative Writing

See also Writing (Academic and Professional)

CREW 591 – Creative Writing Portfolio - Te Kohinga Auaha

Please note: Stream 1 (CRN 10187) is for poetry and nonfiction applications. Stream 2 (CRN 11127) is for fiction applications.

120 pts

full year • CRN 10187 • (L1) Tue 1.30-4.30pm [Kelburn], Wed 3-5pm [Kelburn]

full year • CRN 11127 • (L2) Wed 12.30-2.30pm [Kelburn], Thu 10-1pm [Kelburn]

full year • CRN 32213 • (L3) [Kelburn]

CREW 592 – Scriptwriting Portfolio - Te Kohinga Tuhinga Whakaari

120 pts

full year • CRN 10188 • Tue 10-1pm [Kelburn], Wed 10-12 [Kelburn]

CREW 690 – PhD in Creative Writing - Te Tohu Kairanga Tuhinga Auaha

120 pts

full year • CRN 15979 [Kelburn]

Criminology

CRIM 401 – Organised Crime

This course explores issues related to organised crime with a focus on transnational organised crime. Students will learn about trafficking through case study analyses of a number of different cross- border criminal trades. Examples include trafficking in drugs, wildlife humans, diamonds, guns, and art/antiquities. The conceptual relationship between transnational, white-collar and organised crime will be explored. We will also look at the interfaces between trafficking and local forms of organised crime, such as gangs in NZ.

30 pts • (X) CRIM 421 (2016-2018)

Not offered in 2020

CRIM 402 – Crimes Against the Environment

This course explores the nature of environmental harm from a criminological perspective. Drawing on the conceptual foundations and approaches of Green Criminology, the course investigates the causes and contexts of environmental crime, and considers how victimised human beings, non-human animals and ecosystems are responded to by regulatory agencies. Students conduct independent case study analysis to explore these issues in-depth.

30 pts • (X) CRIM 417 in 2016-2019

1+2/3 • CRN 32175 • Tue 10-12 [Kelburn]

CRIM 414 – Issues in Crime Prevention

This course critically examines a range of issues central to the conceptualisation, implementation and evaluation of crime prevention in New Zealand and internationally. It critically analyses the emergence of contemporary crime prevention, its major approaches and techniques and the political and bureaucratic context of their practical application in contemporary societies.

30 pts • (X) CRIM 516

1+2/3 • CRN 6304 • Wed 2-4pm [Kelburn]

CRIM 416 – The Sociology of Punishment

An examination and explanation of the forms, functions, and significance of punishment in modern society. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CRIM 417 – Special Topic: to be advised

To be advised.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CRIM 419 – Gender and Crime

An examination of the role of gender in relation to such areas as rape, murder, family violence and the sex industry. The course will evaluate the extent to which gender needs to be taken into account when considering the causes, effects and prevention of such offences.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CRIM 420 – Drug Use and Misuse: Key Issues and Debates

The aim of this course is to advance a critical understanding of the diverse nature of drug use and drug users in society. This course critically analyses: the divide between legal and illegal drugs; the social construction of drug use and misuse; the notion of addiction; harm reduction and prevention strategies, as well as emerging debates about performance enhancing drugs, ‘chemsex’ and new psychoactive substances. It critically explores some of the issues related to drug policy and the current focus on punitive prohibition as a response to drugs and those who use them.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 8678 • Thu 10-12 [Kelburn]

CRIM 421 – Special Topic: Transnational Crime

This course explores issues related to transnational crime with a focus on 'trafficking': that is, international criminal markets for illicit goods and services. Students will learn about trafficking through case study analyses of a number of different cross-border criminal trades. Examples include trafficking in drugs wildlife, humans, diamonds, and art/antiquities. Published research studies and advanced criminological theory will be used to understand the mechanics of trafficking, to develop causal explanations, and consider regulatory prescriptions options. The conceptual relationship between transnational, white-collar and organised crime will be explored.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CRIM 423 – Liberties, Rights and Justice

This course critically examines international human rights law, policy and practice. Students evaluate the historical, theoretical and legislative foundations of human rights debates in relation to a number of contemporary case studies. Course topics include security and 'terrorism', slavery and development, immigration and asylum, torture, rape as a weapon of war, 'disappearance' and genocide. Throughout the course, students consider how rights analyses, on interpersonal, societal, institutional and structural levels, are formulated and developed. Finally, the course examines the issue of resistance, in relation to the dominant analytical themes of denial, 'truth' and 'justice'. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CRIM 426 – Crime, Youth and Culture

This course examines the interrelated arguments surrounding youth crime and criminality. The theoretical discussions around the category of youth and youth (sub)cultures will be critically examined, from a variety of criminological perspectives, as will the relationship between social control, the media and policing of young people. Students will be encouraged to think in a creative and critical way in order to develop an understanding of the different theoretical debates which inform the examination of these relationships. Course topics will focus on: critically analysing the extent and seriousness of youth crime, the use of alcohol and drugs by young people, youth, disorder and 'antisocial' behaviour and the punishment of young people, as well as examining the representation of youth in the media. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CRIM 427 – Criminal and Investigative Psychology

This course provides an in-depth analysis of several important topics in criminal and investigative psychology. Three main areas will be considered: homicide, offender profiling, and the psychology of punishment. On completion of this course, students will have advanced their understanding of criminal and investigative psychology in several key areas and will be able to apply this knowledge to concrete examples.

30 pts • (X) CRIM 421 in 2013-2015

1+2/3 • CRN 29052 • Fri 2-4pm [Kelburn]

CRIM 489 – Research Project

In this course students will choose and conduct an independent research project and write an extended essay. They will receive individual supervision from a staff member on their research project, while a taught component will familiarise students with the skills necessary to carry out their research project.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 6308 • Mon 1-3pm [Kelburn]

SACS 428 – Internship

Approved and supervised voluntary work placement of the student in a public sector agency, private sector establishment, or non-governmental organisation with a focus on any of research, policy or service provision issues.

30 pts • (X) SOSC 414 in 2013

1+2/3 • CRN 26047 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

CRIM 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Criminology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1108 [Kelburn]

CRIM 690 – Criminology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1109 [Kelburn]

Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 406 – Special Topic: Culture through an Ethnographic Lens

What does it mean when we call something 'ethnographic'? In this course we will critically examine the diverse anthropological approaches to ethnography, and read key texts that have shaped and reshaped the ethnographic method and writing model. We will also experiment with diverse ethnographic writing styles and approaches, reflecting on the opportunities and challenges they afford us to explore and represent cultural worlds.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 283 • Tue 12-3pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 407 – Ideas and Approaches

In this course, we will examine how people anticipate, cope with, and thrive across radical social, political, technological, and environmental changes. Through close readings of selected anthropological, philosophical, and historical texts, as well as works of speculative fiction, we will consider the multiple layers of rupture and continuity in which cultures are always situated, and reflect on how anthropology can comprehend and engage lives lived in shifting conditions. Themes to be addressed will include the Anthropocene, colonialism, late industrialism and capitalism, and posthumanism.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 11126 • Thu 10-1pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 408 – Ethnographic Research

There are many methods for conducting empirical research. This course will concentrate on those used in ethnographic research, and guide students through their own fieldwork projects. Students will learn how to write a research proposal, a field report and an ethnographic account.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 286 • Wed 2-5pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 410 – Current Directions in Anthropological Thought

This course examines contemporary issues in anthropological theory. Focusing on cutting-edge ideas in the discipline, it explores historical, ethnographic and philosophical contexts of their development.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 4915 • Mon 10-1pm [Kelburn]

ANTH 489 – Research Project

In this course students will choose and conduct an independent research project and write an extended essay. They will receive individual supervision from a staff member and learn foundational research skills, such as formulating a research question, writing a literature review and developing an argument.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 290 • Fri 11-2pm [Kelburn]

SACS 428 – Internship

Approved and supervised voluntary work placement of the student in a public sector agency, private sector establishment, or non-governmental organisation with a focus on any of research, policy or service provision issues.

30 pts • (X) SOSC 414 in 2013

1+2/3 • CRN 26047 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

ANTH 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Anthropology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 293 [Kelburn]

ANTH 690 – Anthropology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 294 [Kelburn]

Design

See also Design Innovation

DESN 591 – Thesis

MDes thesis.

120 pts

full year • CRN 6926 [Te Aro]

DESN 592 – Composition

MDes composition.

120 pts

full year • CRN 6927 [Te Aro]

DESN 690 – Design for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 8850 [Te Aro]

Design for Social Innovation

CCDN 412 – Mātauranga Design

This course engages with toi (Māori creativity) and mātauranga (Māori understanding) in the production of both visual and material cultural design that honours our place and past in Aotearoa New Zealand. Guided by traditional Māori protocols and knowledge, students will learn how to understand and interact with Māori symbols and visual spatial strategies in ways that are culturally sound and appropriate.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29153 • Thu 3.30-4.30pm [Te Aro], Thu 4.30-6.30pm [Te Aro]

CCDN 422 – Design Ideation

This course is an advanced investigation of a range of topics relevant to professional practice in design practice today, including: branding, marketing, networking, presentation and portfolio. Students will consider both traditional and emergent approaches to these topics while demonstrating an autonomous design style and content.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29154 • Mon 1.30-2.30pm [Miramar Creative Centre], Mon 2.30-4.30pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

CCDN 444 – Computer Generated Culture

Students will explore the history, theory and practices of computer generated culture. Students will undertake analysis and critique of a key historical computer generated form (image, sound, animation, simulation or game) and consider its significance to the development of contemporary culture.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CCDN 472 – Advanced Theory

A critical examination of theoretical and creative work at the intersections of design, culture, history, politics and ethics. Students will read and analyse a range of texts relevant to contemporary multi-disciplinary design research practice. Special focus will be given to developing, and effectively communicating, a theoretical standpoint that supports individual research interests.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 23035 • Mon 2.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

CCDN 595 – Design for Social Innovation Research Laboratory

The Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL) is an interdisciplinary research studio in which students pursue a combination of individual and group research under the supervision of DRIL coordinators and other academic staff, as appropriate.

90 pts • (C) DSDN 481

Not offered in 2020

Design Innovation

See Culture+Context, Industrial Design and Media Design

CCDN 412 – Mātauranga Design

This course engages with toi (Māori creativity) and mātauranga (Māori understanding) in the production of both visual and material cultural design that honours our place and past in Aotearoa New Zealand. Guided by traditional Māori protocols and knowledge, students will learn how to understand and interact with Māori symbols and visual spatial strategies in ways that are culturally sound and appropriate.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29153 • Thu 3.30-4.30pm [Te Aro], Thu 4.30-6.30pm [Te Aro]

CCDN 422 – Design Ideation

This course is an advanced investigation of a range of topics relevant to professional practice in design practice today, including: branding, marketing, networking, presentation and portfolio. Students will consider both traditional and emergent approaches to these topics while demonstrating an autonomous design style and content.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29154 • Mon 1.30-2.30pm [Miramar Creative Centre], Mon 2.30-4.30pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

CCDN 444 – Computer Generated Culture

Students will explore the history, theory and practices of computer generated culture. Students will undertake analysis and critique of a key historical computer generated form (image, sound, animation, simulation or game) and consider its significance to the development of contemporary culture.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CCDN 444 – Computer Generated Culture

Students will explore the history, theory and practices of computer generated culture. Students will undertake analysis and critique of a key historical computer generated form (image, sound, animation, simulation or game) and consider its significance to the development of contemporary culture.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

CCDN 472 – Advanced Theory

A critical examination of theoretical and creative work at the intersections of design, culture, history, politics and ethics. Students will read and analyse a range of texts relevant to contemporary multi-disciplinary design research practice. Special focus will be given to developing, and effectively communicating, a theoretical standpoint that supports individual research interests.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 23035 • Mon 2.30-4.30pm [Te Aro]

DSDN 411 – Design Led Futures

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

DSDN 451 – Design and the Human Mind

The course investigates relationships between designs and people from cognitive, behavioural and emotional perspectives. In-depth research and design experiments will be carried out through theoretical and applied methods and presented by students through weekly seminars.

30 pts • (P) DSDN 251

Not offered in 2020

DSDN 463 – Practicum

The practicum is an opportunity for students to engage with business, research institutes and cultural organisations through placement for one trimester in an approved external programme. Enrolment requires approval from the Head of School.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 25155 • tba [Te Aro]

2/3 • CRN 25158 • tba [Te Aro]

3/3 • CRN 26220 • tba [Te Aro]

DSDN 481 – Research Methods

This seminar-based course introduces postgraduate students to current qualitative methods in design research. It explores a range of creative and empirical methods, concentrating on the formulation of research questions, the identification of appropriate research methods, and the articulation of research methodologies and analytical frameworks.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26219 • Mon, Thu 9.30-12.30 [Te Aro]

DSDN 485 – Directed Individual Study

approval is required from the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Approval is required from the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 26230 • tba [Te Aro]

2/3 • CRN 26242 • tba [Te Aro]

DSDN 487 – Special Topic: Creative Artificial Intelligence

Introduces the latest research practices in the data-driven creation and manipulation of digital media. Covers techniques of how to organize, represent, transform, and generate media across domains such as graphics, text, and music. Students will strengthen their computational skills by constructing datasets and configuring machine learning pipelines in order to produce original content.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 28004 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro], Fri 11.30-1.30pm [Te Aro]

DSDN 488 – Special Topic: Advanced Topics in Design

This course will introduce students to a range of topics relevant to design practice today, including cross-cultural, ethical, political, and economic issues that impact our interactions with the environment and each other. Students will consider these expanded contexts through the application of research and theoretical inquiry in relation to a variety of design practices in order to foster greater sustainability, ecological well-being, and ethical practices.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level CCDN or INDN or MDDN points

Not offered in 2020

DSDN 489 – Special Topic: Advanced Design Professional Practice

This course is an advanced investigation of a range of topics relevant to professional practice in design practice today, including: branding, marketing, networking, presentation and portfolio. Students will consider the traditional approaches to these topics as well as emerging approaches, particularly digital and Web based technologies.

30 pts • (P) 300-level CCDN or INDN or MDDN points

Not offered in 2020

INDN 441 – Creative Digital Manufacturing

Students will undertake advanced industrial design projects researching new and emerging digital technologies as a catalyst for the creation of innovative future products, systems and services.

30 pts • (P) INDN 342 or DSDN 383 in 2011-2012

1/3 • CRN 23045 • Mon 1.30-2.30pm [Te Aro]

INDN 441 – Creative Digital Manufacturing

Students will undertake advanced industrial design projects researching new and emerging digital technologies as a catalyst for the creation of innovative future products, systems and services.

30 pts • (P) INDN 342 or DSDN 383 in 2011-2012

INDN 452 – Design and the Human Body

The course applies a physiological perspective to the investigation of potential relationships between design and the human body. It re-examines the opportunities for design between artefact and body, encouraging students to embrace new technologies in collaboration with the field of human focused industries.

30 pts • (P) INDN 252

Not offered in 2020

INDN 452 – Design and the Human Body

The course applies a physiological perspective to the investigation of potential relationships between design and the human body. It re-examines the opportunities for design between artefact and body, encouraging students to embrace new technologies in collaboration with the field of human focused industries.

30 pts • (P) INDN 252

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 402 – Digital Product Design

In this course students will explore and implement current digital product design methods and software while planning and deploying independent project strategies. An emphasis will be placed on design thinking and creative approaches to front-end development, design and prototyping techniques based on industry related projects. Students will be encouraged to synthesize their unique backgrounds and personal experience within the projects.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 29155 • tba [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MDDN 412 – Interaction Design

Students will gain advanced level experience with newly emerging interaction design techniques: computer vision, spatial design, user focused generative feedback and advanced physical computing. An emphasis will be placed on experimentation and pushing the boundaries of the status quo of this discipline.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level MDDN pts

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 412 – Interaction Design

Students will gain advanced level experience with newly emerging interaction design techniques: computer vision, spatial design, user focused generative feedback and advanced physical computing. An emphasis will be placed on experimentation and pushing the boundaries of the status quo of this discipline.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level MDDN pts

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 413 – Graphic Design Practice

In this course students will explore and utilise graphic design elements, software, and strategies in the pursuit of a body of design work, while analysing ways to leverage personal experience and unique backgrounds. Through research, exercises and projects, students will develop technical mastery, formal graphic design skills and independent research skills towards expressing a unique visual identity.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 29156 • Tue, Thu 9.30-11.30 [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MDDN 415 – Information Design Practice

This course examines best practice for designing with information, including the importance of research, understanding the context or data, and anticipation of the intended audience. Topics will span the techniques and concepts related to data acquisition, modelling, and developing innovative ways of displaying Information through different media.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 29158 • tba [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MDDN 415 – Information Design Practice

This course examines best practice for designing with information, including the importance of research, understanding the context or data, and anticipation of the intended audience. Topics will span the techniques and concepts related to data acquisition, modelling, and developing innovative ways of displaying Information through different media.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

MDDN 416 – Advanced User Experience Studio

In this course students will analyse and conceive user experience design and research concepts, techniques and strategies. Moving from research, prototyping, evaluation, and similar user experience design essentials, the course will explore more complex issues through an independent project requiring in-depth research relating to context and audience.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 29159 • tba [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MDDN 417 – User Experience Design Practice

In this course students will become adept at the techniques common to user experience (UX) design, such as: research into persona development, case study analysis, user interface design, rapid visualization and prototyping. Students will also become adept at using the industry standard tools and techniques of UX design.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 31194 • Mon, Wed 12-2pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MDDN 421 – Compositing and Motion Graphics

In this course students will gain a comprehensive command of professional approaches to previsualization, production planning, and coordination. They will then progress to asset creation, which may include live action plates, set extensions, visual effects elements, matte painting, and modelling. Students will complete their understanding of the production process by developing workflows for post-production and compositing.

30 pts • (P) ANFX 301 or MDDN 311

1/3 • CRN 29147 • Tue, Fri 9.30-11.30 [Miramar Creative Centre]

MDDN 422 – Effects and Simulation

In this course students will focus on developing a mastery of the skills relating to the creation of creature, human, and mechanical puppet rigs for digital characters, as well as creating digital simulations of physical phenomena.

30 pts • (P) ANFX 201 or MDDN 432

2/3 • CRN 29148 • Tue, Fri 12.30-3pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

MDDN 431 – Lighting and Rendering

In this course students will critique and analyse traditional applications of lighting such as portraiture, practical studio lighting, and cinematography. Projects will develop a mastery of digital lighting and rendering software while evidencing mastery of an individual creative focus in areas such as CG animation, games, VR, and motion capture.

30 pts • (P) MDDN 421

2/3 • CRN 29149 • Tue, Fri 9.30-12 [Miramar Creative Centre]

MDDN 432 – Character Animation

In this course students will analyse and create digital animated sequences with a strong focus on using character-based animation to convey compelling and emotive narratives. The course will focus on technical workflows, skills, and good practices for animating complex characters and will culminate in a final animated short.

30 pts • (P) MDDN 311

1/3 • CRN 29150 • Tue, Fri 12.30-3pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

MDDN 441 – Computer Graphics for Film

This course covers computer graphics techniques that are used as current practice in the film industry. While working on projects that span a range of approaches for generating special effects, and algorithmic treatment of media, students will also review and analyse cinematic examples.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level pts from MDDN

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 441 – Computer Graphics for Film

This course covers computer graphics techniques that are used as current practice in the film industry. While working on projects that span a range of approaches for generating special effects, and algorithmic treatment of media, students will also review and analyse cinematic examples.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level pts from MDDN

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 442 – Computer Graphics for Interaction Design

This course examines computer graphics techniques that are current practice in interactive computer graphics. While working on projects that span a range of approaches for generating special effects, and algorithmic treatment of media, students will also review and analyse examples from interactive firms.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level pts from MDDN

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 442 – Computer Graphics for Interaction Design

This course examines computer graphics techniques that are current practice in interactive computer graphics. While working on projects that span a range of approaches for generating special effects, and algorithmic treatment of media, students will also review and analyse examples from interactive firms.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level pts from MDDN

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 451 – Creative Coding for Digital Content

This course covers computer graphics techniques that are used as current practice in the film industry. While working on projects that span a range of approaches for generating special effects, and algorithmic treatment of media, students will also review and analyse cinematic examples.

30 pts • (P) 40 300-level MDDN pts

1/3 • CRN 29160 • Mon, Wed 12.30-2.30pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

CCDN 595 – Design for Social Innovation Research Laboratory

The Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL) is an interdisciplinary research studio in which students pursue a combination of individual and group research under the supervision of DRIL coordinators and other academic staff, as appropriate.

90 pts • (C) DSDN 481

Not offered in 2020

DSDN 590 – Creative Project

FILM/DSDN/NZSM/THEA 590 is a creative research project, which is the capstone of the MFA (Creative Practice) degree. The project topic and approach is developed by the student under the guidance of an academic staff member in the relevant area.

60 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 29124 • [Kelburn]

DSDN 593 – Design Research Innovation Portfolio

This is a project-based 90-point thesis that exists within the 180-point MDI degree programme. With approval of academic staff, and in consultation with a Design Research Innovation Lab (DRIL) supervisor, students undertake a major design investigation. The final research/ design outcome should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development and expression.

90 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

full year • CRN 29146 [Te Aro]

INDN 595 – Industrial Design Research Innovation Laboratory

The Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL) is an interdisciplinary research studio in which students pursue a combination of individual and group research under the supervision of DRIL coordinators and other academic staff, as appropriate.

90 pts • (C) DSDN 481

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 502 – User Experience Design Practicum

This studio consists of a supervised research-based project, working towards a mastery of user experience design. The work will be experimental in nature, yet practical and industry-relevant. Students will be required to apply both analytical and creative approaches to problem-solving alongside reflective practice.

60 pts • (P) enrolment in the MUXD

1/3 • CRN 29151 • Tue 10-12 [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MDDN 541 – Visual Effects Practicum

This studio consists of a supervised practicum, working on experimental design studio based research and project work, generally as a placement in the visual effects industry.

60 pts • (P) MDDN 431 or 432

3/3 • CRN 29152 • tba [Miramar Creative Centre]

MDDN 595 – Media Design Research Innovation Laboratory

The Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL) is an interdisciplinary research studio in which students pursue a combination of individual and group research under the supervision of DRIL coordinators and other academic staff, as appropriate.

90 pts • (C) DSDN 481

Not offered in 2020

MDDN 595 – Media Design Research Innovation Laboratory

The Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL) is an interdisciplinary research studio in which students pursue a combination of individual and group research under the supervision of DRIL coordinators and other academic staff, as appropriate.

90 pts • (C) DSDN 481

Not offered in 2020

Development Studies

DEVE 503 – Practicum

Supervised practice in a field of development management focusing attention on policy and practice either as part of a special course offered by an approved overseas tertiary institution or in a particular agency or project engaged in development work either in New Zealand or overseas.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 9236 • [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 17050 • [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 17304 • [Kelburn]

DEVE 511 – Development Theory

A critical examination of theories of development.

15 pts • (X) DEVE 501

1/3 • CRN 15920 • Mon 3-6pm [Kelburn]

DEVE 512 – Development Practice

The course critically examines the practice of development. It deals with issues around professional practice and introduces some key techniques used (including project cycle management).

15 pts • (X) DEVE 501

2/3 • CRN 15921 • Tue, Wed 4-6pm [Kelburn]

DEVE 513 – Development Policy

Practice in the concepts and tools of development policy formulation through scenario contexts and developing policy documents.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15922 • Tue 3-5pm [Kelburn], Wed 2-4pm [Kelburn]

DEVE 514 – Development Research

Preparation for master's thesis in development including a full research proposal and practice in research methodology for development fieldwork.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 15923 • Thu 11-1pm [Kelburn]

DEVE 540 – Directed Individual Study

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 17449 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 27291 • (L4) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 17308 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 19973 • tba [Kelburn]

DEVE 560 – Special Topic

A course which provides the opportunity for a student to examine a particular aspect of development.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 13963 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 10252 • (L3) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 11346 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 23174 • (L4) tba [Kelburn]

DEVE 561 – Special Topic

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 18784 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 18697 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

DEVE 589 – Thesis

Master of Development Studies thesis.

90 pts

full year • CRN 6340 [Kelburn]

DEVE 592 – Thesis

Master of Development Studies thesis.

120 pts

full year • CRN 11761 [Kelburn]

DEVE 690 – Development Studies for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 8293 [Kelburn]

Earth Sciences

ESCI 402 – Basin Analysis

The course covers the process of integrating geological and geophysical data to understand how sedimentary basins form and fill. Students will gain an understanding of the underlying tectonic mechanisms that drive sedimentary basin evolution, they will learn how to map and interpret basins using seismic-reflection data tied to boreholes, and will learn how to quantify compaction and thermal maturity of sedimentary basins.

15 pts • (X) PGEO 401

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 403 – Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments

This course reviews stratigraphic principles and then considers several approaches for studying past environments, such as facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy. The later part of the course comprises seminars with examples using geochemical and paleontological proxies for studying past changes in Earth's environment and climate over last 100 million years.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 301

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 404 – ST: Topics in Earth Sciences

15 pts • (P) 40 300-level points (X) GEOL 404

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 406 – Petroleum Geology

The subject matter for petroleum geology and geochemistry falls into two main areas. The principles of petroleum geology and geochemistry are discussed in detail, together with their application to exploration. Secondly, a number of case histories are covered that exemplify the previous material.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 304

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 407 – Global Tectonics

This course studies tectonics of global plate boundary settings and general principles in geodynamics and geotectonics. On odd years focus is usually on the NZ plate boundary zone and on even years it focuses more generally on the mechanics and kinematics of faulting in the continental crust.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 302

2/3 • CRN 15248 • Tue 12-2pm [Kelburn]

ESCI 408 – Special Topic: Frontiers of Palaeobiology

This course will review some of the latest results in the field of palaeobiology. Using research papers published over the last twelve months, we will choose the most exciting and extraordinary topics available. Depending on what’s published in that period, topics may include discussions on mass extinctions, processes and patterns in the fossil record, human evolution and any particularly spectacular fossils that are reported. Participants will be encouraged to suggest topics in any area of palaeobiology that interests them.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from ESCI 301-399

2/3 • CRN 17081 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 409 – Special Topic

This course examines the formation of the elements, origins of the Solar System, and accretion and differentiation of the rocky planets. It reviews the generation and modification of magmas and volcanoes and the investigation of metamorphic conditions and processes, and examines how chemical and isotopic tracers are used in a diverse range of fields. Students will use the School's Geochemistry Laboratory and will obtain hands-on experience in the use of the electron microprobe and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from ESCI 301-399, GEOL 301-399

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 411 – Advanced Applied Geophysics

Geophysical topics relevant to earth science research in NZ and elsewhere including: seismic exploration, anisotropy in rocks, seismic wave attentuation & amplitude behaviour, gravity studies, geodesy, geophysics & geothermal studies, palaeomagnetism, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and also includes reflection seismic processing.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 305; (X) GEOL 411

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 412 – Paleoclimatology

The course is a study of contemporary research papers in Paleoclimate science. Concentrates on environmental proxy indicators, dating methods and climate dynamics. Prominent NZ Quaternary records as well as high profile records from elsewhere are examined. An understanding is developed of how atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere influence climate change as recorded in the geologic record.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 301; (X) GEOL 412

1/3 • CRN 15255 • Mon 11-1pm [Kelburn]

ESCI 413 – Geochemical Forensics of Earth's Origins, History and Future

An advanced course presenting petrologic/geochemical techniques and concepts used for reconstructing Earth processes. Topics include trace element and isotope geochemistry, mantle processes and magmatism, and marine and paleoenvironmental geochemistry.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 303; (X) GEOL 413

2/3 • CRN 15257 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 414 – Physics and Chemistry of Volcanoes

An advanced course covering why and how volcanoes form and the eruption styles that characterise magmas produced at different plate tectonic settings (subduction zone, mid-ocean ridges and oceanic and intraplate settings); quantitative geochemical methods for containing processes and rates of melt generation, storage in magma chambers and eruption; geochemical and geophysical techniques for monitoring volcanic activity and assisting in eruption prediction.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15181 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 416 – Metamorphic Petrology

Current and fundamental topics in metamorphic petrology, with emphasis on understanding how the key variables pressure, temperature, time, deformation, and fluid/rock interaction are assessed.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 303 or GEOL 363; (X) GEOL 414

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 440 – Directed Individual Study

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 26245 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 15260 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 28392 • tba [Kelburn]

ESCI 441 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) permission of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 15261 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 17049 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 26249 • tba [Kelburn]

ESCI 449 – Earth Sciences – International Field Course

This international field course in earth sciences aims to examine key geographical, geological and/ or geophysical localities. The course will offer a variable but unique insight, understanding and experience of earth science in the field beyond that which already exists in New Zealand. This course is offered in alternate years and will run in the USA from 18 November 2019 to 18 December 2019. Numbers are limited, apply by 1 April 2019. An extra fee beyond that for the course, covering travel and subsistence costs applies and is to be met by the student.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level points from (ESCI, GEOG) including one of ESCI 341-344 or GEOG 323 (X) ESCI 349

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 451 – Active Earth

The physical and chemical phenomena governing  tectonism, magmatism, and active margin processes in general interact on a wide variety of timescales. This course explores the observations on which modern understanding of active earth processes are based, the interaction between those processes, and the implications they have for hazard. Using global and New Zealand examples, this course explores how we make and evaluate geoscientific observations and effectively communicate our findings. The topics addressed include theoretical and empirical models of plate boundary processes, including subduction, magmatism, faulting, and fluid migration. 

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 402, PGEO 401

1/3 • CRN 32176 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 452 – Earth History

This course will examine stratigraphic principles and approaches used to reconstruct past depositional environments, to then interpret major tectonic and/or climatic events in Earth’s history. Geochemical and paleontological proxies will be used to identify changes in Earth's environment and climate over last 100 million years. An emphasis will be placed on an integrated stratigraphic dataset to interpret the history of NZ’s sedimentary basins.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 403, GEOL 403

1/3 • CRN 32177 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 453 – Earth Materials and Resources

Knowledge of Earth materials and resources and their impact on the Earth system is essential for responsible resource extraction and sustainable development. This course will explore the origin, extraction, uses and sustainability of a range of Earth resources. Topics include conventional energy resources such as hydrocarbons, our transition to `green’ resources, and the metals and other resources required for modern construction, energy production, and energy storage.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 416, GEOL 414

2/3 • CRN 32178 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 580 – Research Preparation

The course will provide skills and techniques required for successful scientific research in the Earth Sciences including: the philosophy of science; bibliographic database searches; writing, reviewing and revision of proposals; abstracts and journal papers; introductions to data analysis and selected research software; strategies for poster and oral presentations.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28445 • [Kelburn]

Ecological Restoration

See also Biological Sciences

ERES 525 – Ecological Restoration

Theory and process behind the restoration of flora and fauna to degraded sites, with presentations by leading NZ scientists and restoration practitioners. Students will visit a range of restoration projects including Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 13632 • Fri 2-5pm [Kelburn]

ERES 526 – Ecological Restoration Practicum

An exposure to practical issues underpinning ecological restoration projects. Students will develop a formal restoration plan.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 13758 • Fri 10-1pm [Kelburn]

ERES 527 – Ecological Restoration and Conservation Skills

A practical course delivering the key skills required for successful ecological restoration and conservation practice. These skills are learnt by completion of projects at selected restoration sites.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ERES 591 – Thesis in Ecological Restoration

MSc thesis in Ecological Restoration.

120 pts

full year • CRN 13739 [Kelburn]

ERES 690 – Ecological Restoration for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 17311 [Kelburn]

Ecology and Biodiversity

See also Biological Sciences

EBIO 489 – Research Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 9580 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 17429 • tba [Kelburn]

BIOL 519 – Principles of Marine Conservation

A course detailing principles and skills relating to human impacts on the marine environment and their measurement. Topics include: population and extinction risks; physical pollution; exploitation of marine bioresources, including fisheries ecology; bioinvasions and disease; global climate change and the future of the world’s oceans.

30 pts • (P) 60 points from 300-level Marine Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies or permission of Head of School (X) BIOL 419

2/3 • CRN 26208 • Tue, Thu 1-4pm [Kelburn]

BIOL 529 – Tropical Marine Conservation Practice

An examination of conservation issues and practices in tropical coastal environments, with particular emphasis on coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses. This two-week field course provides practical experience of research development, identification, monitoring and managing impacts on tropical marine ecosystems. The course usually runs about the middle of the trimester, details to be advised. Note there are additional field costs of around $5,000 for this course.

30 pts • (X) BIOL 429

2/3 • CRN 26209 • [Kelburn]

BIOL 580 – Research Preparation

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 17430 • (L2) Fri 12-2pm [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 17436 • (L3) Fri 12-2pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 7763 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2+3+1/3 • CRN 26247 • (L5) tba [Kelburn]

EBIO 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Ecology and Biodiversity.

120 pts

full year • CRN 9589 [Kelburn]

EBIO 690 – Ecology & Biodiversity for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 10227 [Kelburn]

Econometrics

See also Economics

QUAN 690 – Econometrics for PhD

120 pts

Not offered in 2020

Economics

ECON 401 – Topics in the Nature of Economic Inquiry

A consideration of methodological issues which arise when studying economic behaviour. Topics will include the role of rationality in economic model building, and the approaches which can be used to justify the use of abstract models with unrealistic assumptions.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level ECON or FINA pts or MMCA 401

Not offered in 2020

ECON 402 – Advanced Macroeconomic Theory A

A review of theoretical models widely used in modern macroeconomics for studying positive and normative questions from an essentially New Classical macroeconomic perspective.

15 pts • (P) QUAN 201, 203, ECON 305

2/3 • CRN 2175 • Mon 10.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

ECON 403 – Advanced Macroeconomic Theory B

New Keynesian macroeconomics and its implications for Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models.

15 pts • (P) QUAN 201, 203, ECON 305

1/3 • CRN 2176 • Tue 10.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

ECON 404 – Advanced Microeconomic Theory A

A study of advanced microeconomic theories including basic choice theory, consumer theory, decision-making under uncertainty, basic welfare theory, uncertainty, producer theory, and general equilibrium with production and firms.

15 pts • (P) ECON 314, QUAN 203

1/3 • CRN 1219 • Tue 1.30-3.30pm [Pipitea]

ECON 405 – Advanced Microeconomic Theory B

This course applies game-theoretic models to contracts, incentives and delegation.

15 pts • (P) ECON 314, QUAN 203

2/3 • CRN 1220 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

ECON 408 – Advanced Econometrics A

In-depth coverage of advanced econometric theory. Topics may include the estimation and inference of linear and non-linear models, irregular linear and/or non- linear models, quasi-maximum likelihood, and GMM estimation and inference.

15 pts • (P) ECON or QUAN 301

1/3 • CRN 2178 • Tue 12.30-2.30pm [Pipitea]

ECON 409 – Advanced Econometrics B

In-depth coverage of econometric methods for time series and models for panel data.

15 pts • (P) ECON or QUAN 301

2/3 • CRN 2179 • Thu 10.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

ECON 410 – Public Economics: Taxes and Transfers

The role of personal income tax and sales tax in achieving the appropriate balance between equity and efficiency; the impact on the efficiency/equity balance arising from different perspectives on distributive justice, income distribution, tax incidence and labour supply incentives.

15 pts • (P) ECON 201, 307 (or PUBL 303); (D) PUBL 410

Not offered in 2020

ECON 411 – Public Economics: Economics of Social Regulations

The role of policy instruments in achieving policy objectives. Applications are considered in environmental policy, health and safety regulations and interventions to influence savings decisions.

15 pts • (P) ECON 201, 307 (or PUBL 303); (D) PUBL 411

2/3 • CRN 2181 • Fri 9.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

ECON 412 – International Economics: Trade

A study of international trade theory. Topics covered include the causes and consequences of trade under various market structures, the effects of impediments to free trade, firms in the global economy, trade and technology, the political economy of trade policy.

15 pts • (P) ECON 309 or 314 (or 201)

Not offered in 2020

ECON 413 – International Economics: Monetary

Key issues and analytical techniques in modern open economy macroeconomics and international monetary economics. The course examines the role of intertemporal considerations in determining external balances, exchange rates, and monetary policy in small open economies like New Zealand.

15 pts • (P) ECON 305 or 309 or 338

Not offered in 2020

ECON 418 – Behavioural Economics

In contrast to the rational and self-interested model of human behaviour traditionally used in economics, behavioural economics uses insights from psychology and sociology to make more realistic assumptions about human behaviour and motivations. In particular, this course studies people’s limited computational capacity, limited self-control and social preferences and their implications.

15 pts • (P) 45 approved 300-level ECON or FINA pts

Not offered in 2020

ECON 419 – Special Topic: Economic Development

A directed reading course, exploring a range issues in development economics.

15 pts • (P) 45 approved 300-level points

Not offered in 2020

ECON 421 – Asian Miracle Economies since 1945

This course analyses the economic transformation of Asian economies after 1945, examining why some grew faster than others and so many descended into crisis during the 1990s. A strong emphasis is placed on the role of economic policy.

15 pts • (P) 20 300-level ECON, ECHI, HIST or IBUS pts

Not offered in 2020

ECON 422 – Industrial Organisation

This course strives to explain the puzzling behaviour of firms. It examines topics like durability, product differentiation, price discrimination, vertical control, static and dynamic imperfect competition, pre-commitment in strategic interaction, limit pricing, and product innovation.

15 pts • (P) ECON 314

Not offered in 2020

ECON 423 – Macroeconomic Modelling for the New Zealand Economy

This course features macroeconomic and structural modelling of the New Zealand economy, blending relevant economic theory, applied econometrics and policy-relevant material. Topics include the Reserve Bank and/or Treasury models, and applied equilibrium modelling.

15 pts • (P) ECON 305

Not offered in 2020

ECON 430 – Research Project in Economics

A supervised research project that provides students with the opportunity to undertake independent research in a specific area of economics.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 18500 • [Pipitea]

ECON 431 – Growth and Development

This course covers mainstream theories of economic growth, and explores a range of issues in development economics.

15 pts • (P) 45 approved 300-level points

Not offered in 2020

ECON 432 – Monetary Economics

An in-depth treatment of modern monetary theory using an infinite horizon approach. Areas of applications include inflation, monetary transmission mechanisms, money and public finance, money and financial markets, and time inconsistency.

15 pts • (P) ECON 305 or 338 or MOFI 303

Not offered in 2020

ECON 433 – Labour Economics

This course provides alternative theories of labour markets, models and approaches to supply, demand and pricing of different types of labour.

15 pts • (P) ECON 333

Not offered in 2020

ECON 434 – Economic Dynamics

Economic applications of discrete-time deterministic and stochastic optimal-control and dynamic-game models.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level ECON pts

Not offered in 2020

PHPE 401 – Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This course examines topics at the intersection of philosophy, politics and economics. Topics may include: social choice theory, rational choice theory, economic history, value theory, the politics of global finance, global governance, and comparative political economics.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 30136 • Wed, Fri 9-11 [Kelburn]

PHPE 402 – Approaches to Microeconomics

This course gives students an in depth knowledge of the principles of microeconomics and their application.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 30137 • Thu 10-12 [Kelburn]

PHPE 403 – Approaches to Macroeconomics

This course gives students an in depth knowledge of the principles of macroeconomics and their application.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 30138 • Fri 2-4pm [Kelburn]

PHPE 404 – Directed Individual Study in Economics

Students will undertake an approved, supervised course of study relating to economics and complementing their work in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme.

15 pts • (P) Permission of the PPE Programme Director

3/3 • CRN 32045 • tba [Kelburn]

ECON 501 – Advanced Topic in Economics

As for the underlying 400-level course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 27170 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 27171 • tba [Pipitea]

ECON 502 – Advanced Topic in Economics

As for the underlying 400-level course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 27172 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 27173 • tba [Pipitea]

ECON 530 – Research Project

Research Project on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26160 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26161 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26162 • tba [Pipitea]

ECON 531 – Research Paper

Research paper on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26184 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26185 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26186 • tba [Pipitea]

ECON 591 – Thesis

MCom or MA thesis in Economics.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1241 [Pipitea]

ECON 592 – Thesis

90 point Thesis in Economics.

90 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

full year • CRN 19876 [Pipitea]

MMPE 509 – Behavioural Economics

In contrast to the rational and self-interested model of human behaviour traditionally used in economics, behavioural economics uses insights from psychology and sociology to make more realistic assumptions about human behaviour and motivations. In particular, this course studies people’s limited computational capacity, limited self-control and social preferences and their implications.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director; (X) MMPE 520 in 2015-2017, ECON 418

2/3 • CRN 30029 • Tue 5.30-7.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 510 – The Economics of Natural Disasters and Climate Change

This course frames how natural disasters impact on the economy, evaluates prevention and mitigation policy, and appraises post-disaster interventions and their efficacy. This course may also include material on the scientific implications of climate change – impacts, mitigation, and adaptation.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director; (X) MMPE 520 (in 2014), MMPE 522 (in 2016 and 2017)

Not offered in 2020

PHPE 589 – Research Project

This course gives students the opportunity to pursue an individual research project relating to an aspect of the PPE programme. Students will be given guidance and support from a supervisor. Regular supervision is arranged with the supervisor, and signed off by the PPE Programme Director.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the PPE Programme Director (X) PHPE 593

3/3 • CRN 30139 • tba [Kelburn]

PHPE 590 – Philosophy, Politics and Economics Internship

This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained through Part 1 of the PPE programme. It provides students with the opportunity of gaining direct insights into the workings of government, ministries or related workplaces. Placements will be organized through the PPE Internship coordinator. Acceptance into the course will require students to pass an interview.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the PPE Programme Director

3/3 • CRN 30140 • ^ Fri 10-12 [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

PHPE 593 – Dissertation

This course gives students the opportunity to pursue an individual research project relating to an aspect of the PPE programme. Students will be given guidance and support from a supervisor. Regular supervision is arranged with the supervisor and signed off by the PPE Programme Director.

60 pts • (X) PHPE 589

3/3 • CRN 32044 [Kelburn]

ECON 690 – Economics for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1247 [Pipitea]

Economics (Professional)

MMPE 501 – Microeconomics in context

Frameworks for decision making by individuals, firms and government agencies. The course introduces cost-benefit analysis and covers consumer and household economics; different trading arrangements and market structures; implications of government interventions in modern economies. Emphasises the interpretation of microeconomic analysis.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26131 • Mon 10.30-12.30 [Pipitea], Tue 10.30-12.30 [Pipitea], Wed 10.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMPE 502 – Macroeconomics in context

Aggregate economic analysis and its implementation in monetary and fiscal policy, using workhorse frameworks such as the AS/AD model and extensions. The course addresses the roles of government and central bank, Keynesian versus neoclassical policy prescriptions and debates in local and global contexts; mechanisms and models of economic stabilisation, growth and development.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26132 • Mon 10.30-1.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 503 – Economic relationships in an empirical context

An introduction to applied econometrics and its use in quantifying relationships in practical settings. The course includes building a working knowledge of how and when to apply particular techniques, with applications from microeconomics, macroeconomics, policy evaluation, and economic development.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26133 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 504 – Regulation: economics for the public sector

Economic analysis of social regulation. Emphasises interventions motivated by externalities or by paternalism. Part one covers topics in the use of Cost Benefit Analysis in regulatory review. This material should complement the material on CBA in MMPE 501. Part two deals with the selection of appropriate policy instruments. Refers to design standards, performance standards, corrective taxes, cap-and-trade schemes, restrictions on contracts, information provision and possibly nudges.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26134 • Wed 4.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 505 – Information, institutions and markets

How information and institutions may shape industries, distortions in markets and their evolution. The course investigates the characteristics of markets and the implications for firm conduct and market outcomes. Game theory frames specific applications and market case studies.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26135 • Fri 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 506 – International and trade economics

Open economies: small and large. Models and mechanisms of international trade: classical comparative advantage; differentiated products; trade and development. Trade agreements, rules, and related international structures/bodies. Offshore investment and capital market flows. Focuses on Asia/Pacific economies and their trade prospects.

15 pts • (X) MMPE 516

1/3 • CRN 26136 • Thu 3.30-5.30pm [Pipitea], Thu 4.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 507 – Resource Markets and the Environment: Growth and Environmental Stewardship

Business, trade and policy issues around exhaustible and renewable resources. The course covers topical debates - resource-intensive commodities and environmental stewardship - and case specific markets. Core models are used to frame debates, suggest institutions and policy responses.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMPE 508 – Public finance: options, implications and simulating the impacts

The design, practice and impact of public sector revenue and expenditure decisions. The course separates public financing from spending issues, relates principles to practical applications, such as infrastructure, and project evaluation. Explores how microsimulation modelling can quantify the impact of policy.

15 pts • (P) MMPE501

Not offered in 2020

MMPE 509 – Behavioural Economics

In contrast to the rational and self-interested model of human behaviour traditionally used in economics, behavioural economics uses insights from psychology and sociology to make more realistic assumptions about human behaviour and motivations. In particular, this course studies people’s limited computational capacity, limited self-control and social preferences and their implications.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director; (X) MMPE 520 in 2015-2017, ECON 418

2/3 • CRN 30029 • Tue 5.30-7.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 510 – The Economics of Natural Disasters and Climate Change

This course frames how natural disasters impact on the economy, evaluates prevention and mitigation policy, and appraises post-disaster interventions and their efficacy. This course may also include material on the scientific implications of climate change – impacts, mitigation, and adaptation.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director; (X) MMPE 520 (in 2014), MMPE 522 (in 2016 and 2017)

Not offered in 2020

MMPE 511 – 'Miracle' Economies: Growth and Development

This course analyses the economic transformation of rapidly growing economies - with an emphasis on Asia - after 1945, examining why some grew faster than others and so many descended into crisis during the 1990s. A strong emphasis is placed on the role of economic policy.

15 pts • (X) MMPE 521 or ECON 421 in 2015-2017

1/3 • CRN 32217 • Tue 5.30-7.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 512 – Business Cycle Analysis and Implications

Theory and empirics of business cycles. The output gap: theory, measurement. Recession/recovery dating. Leading, coincident, lagging indicators. Fiscal policy: the structural balance, fiscal impulse. Overall monetary conditions. Use of diffusion indices. Forecasting GDP, interest rates, exchange rates. Using forecasts in business and policy contexts.

15 pts • (P) (MMPE502, MMPE503) or permission of the Programme Director.

block dates/3 • CRN 32219 • tba [Pipitea]

MMPE 516 – Economics of International Trade

Study of open economics with economic models of international trade, including classical comparative advantage, increasing return to scale, and differentiated products. Apply understanding of economic models to current issues and controversies, including trade and development, environment, trade agreements and trade diversion, offshoring investment, FDI, and outsourcing. Co-taught with MMPE 506.

30 pts • (X) MMPE 506

1/3 • CRN 29091 • Thu 3.30-6.30pm [Pipitea], Thu 4.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 520 – Special Topic: Economic Decision Analysis

This course develops knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and frameworks, and how these affect decision-making various contexts. It enables students to draw on ideas from public, private and not-for-profit perspectives to develop insights into the principles and application of economics.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 27155 • Wed 4.30-7.30pm [Pipitea]

MMPE 521 – Special Topic: 'Miracle' Economies: Growth and Development

This course analyses the economic transformation of Asian economies after 1945, examining why some grew faster than others and so many descended into crisis during the 1990s. A strong emphasis is placed on the role of economic policy.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMPE 522 – Special Topic: The Economics of Natural Disasters and Climate Change

This special topic frames how natural disasters impact on the economy, evaluates prevention and mitigation policy, and appraises post-disaster interventions and their efficacy. This course may also include material on the scientific implications of climate change – impacts mitigation, and adaptation.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMPE 523 – Special Topic: Business Cycle Analysis and Implications

Theory and empirics of business cycles. The output gap: theory, measurement. Recession/recovery dating. Leading, coincident, lagging indicators. Fiscal policy: the structural balance, fiscal impulse. Overall monetary conditions. Use of diffusion indices. Forecasting GDP, interest rates, exchange rates. Using forecasts in business and policy contexts.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMPE 530 – Directed Individual Study

To be determined for each individual student.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

1/3 • CRN 30024 • tba [Pipitea]

MMPE 531 – Directed Individual Study

To be determined for each individual student.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

1/3 • CRN 28442 • tba [Pipitea]

MMPE 532 – Directed Individual Study

To be determined for each individual student.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

3/3 • CRN 30026 • tba [Pipitea]

Education

EDUC 403 – Research Methods in Education

An introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. This course addresses methods of inquiry used to study topics in education. This course is taught on campus in trimester one and two, but is taught online in trimester three.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 503, EPSY 401, 501 or X EDUC 416, 532,C 502 TEAC 502

1/3 • CRN 28288 • Tue 5-8pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 28289 • Thu 5-8pm [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 28279 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 406 – Effective Mentoring and Coaching for Educational Leadership

A critical examination of theory and practice related to effective mentoring and coaching for educational leadership in diverse cultures and contexts. This course provides an opportunity for participants to critically engage with the research and to contextualise key understandings from the course to their own area of interest. Co-taught with EDUC 538.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 538, EPOL 511, EPOL 585 in 2011 and 2012

2/3 • CRN 28280 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 407 – Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age

This course examines the theoretical and practical implications of a digital age for educational contexts. Participants in this course will critique pedagogy, curricula, learning environments and educational policy from a digital age perspective. Learning in this course includes an evaluation of digital integration within a selected educational context. This course is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 509

2/3 • CRN 28308 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 412 – Contemporary Education Policy

This course will critically examine major policy developments in New Zealand and internationally in education since the 1980s in light of relevant historical, bicultural, theoretical and policy literature. Participants will be able to contextualise key understandings from the course to their own educational or workplace setting. Co-taught with EDUC 511.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 511, EPOL 406, 506 or EDUC 401, 402, 501, 502, EPOL 506

2/3 • CRN 28281 • Thu 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 415 – Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners

A critical examination of issues surrounding equitable educational access for linguistically diverse students. Participants will make informed decisions when designing, preparing and evaluating resources to promote the learning of these students. This course is co-taught with EDUC 515 and is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EPSY 502 or EDUC 515

1/3 • CRN 28229 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 416 – The Language of the Classroom

An investigation into the form and function of language and its contribution to learning, student engagement and achievement in the classroom. Participants will make informed decisions about how to facilitate the language development of their learners. This course is co-taught with EDUC 516 and is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EPSY 503, EDUC516

2/3 • CRN 28307 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 418 – Social and Emotional Development

A critical examination of theories and research concerning emotional and social development. Participants will be able to contextualise key understandings from the course to infancy, early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 518, EPSY 405, 505 or EDUC 404, 457, 505, 557

1/3 • CRN 28282 • Thu 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 420 – Education, Development and Change in Aotearoa

Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives this course studies contemporary debate about the future role of education in creating sustainable, equitable and healthy Maori communities. Educational development policy in post-Treaty settlement environments will be analysed and critiqued.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 520, KURA 405, 505

2/3 • CRN 28230 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 422 – Curriculum: Theory and Practice

A critical examination of the nature of curriculum design and implementation in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Co-taught with EDUC 522.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 522, EPOL 405, 505 or EDUC 421, 521, EPOL 505

1/3 • CRN 28283 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 423 – Education, engagement and community

A critical examination of the intersections between education and engagement with social and environmental issues.. Theoretical and philosophical perspectives are used to examine such issues and generate effective educational responses to them. Participants will contextualise course understandings to their area of interest in community, informal or formal education.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 523

1/3 • CRN 28231 • Wed 5-8pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 424 – Educating Students with Developmental Disabilities

This course examines research and practice on the education of students with developmental disabilities. It explores the impact of developmental disabilities on students’ learning and behaviour and focuses on identifying ways in which educational and health professionals involved in special and inclusive education can apply evidence-based practices.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 524

2/3 • CRN 28232 • Tue 4-8pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 432 – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This course examines research and practice on child and adolescents’ well-being. This course includes a focus on how mental health issues impact children and adolescents’ learning and development and explores educational interventions that are used to work with and support ‘at-risk’ learners.

15 pts • (X) EPSY 532

2/3 • CRN 28233 • Thu 9-11 [Kelburn]

EDUC 433 – Issues in Early Childhood Care and Education

A critical study of issues related to early childhood care and education (ECCE) in historical and contemporary contexts. National and international models of ECCE practice will be explored using Kaupapa Māori and multi-disciplinary approaches that bridge child development and policy studies. Co-taught with EDUC 533.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 533

2/3 • CRN 28234 • Fri 5-7pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-5pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 436 – Professional Inquiry

The course examines professional inquiry from the perspectives of teachers, lead teachers, teacher educators and policy makers, implementers and evaluators. It critically examines evidence-based professional inquiry across a range of settings, including a focus on learners from diverse communities.

30 pts • (X) EPOL 509 or EDUC 536

1/3 • CRN 28254 • Tue 4-6pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 438 – Education for the Indigenous People of the Pacific

An examination of education for Pacific peoples from a critical perspective, covering issues of relevance for the wider Island Pacific as well as for Pacific peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 425, 525, KURA 404, 504

2/3 • CRN 28235 • Tue 4-6pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 439 – Critical Pedagogies of Place

A critical examination of the relationship between local landscape, community and the development of human perception. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the importance of ecologically appropriate community-based educational programmes.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 539, KURA 403, 503

2/3 • CRN 28236 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 440 – Research as Praxis: Indigenous Perspectives

A critique of research as it serves indigenous communities. A major theme of this course is the articulation of indigenous knowledge and theoretical explorations of those. The politicisation of indigenous communities within Aotearoa/New Zealand and Pacific Nations will be studied. Co-taught with EDUC 540

30 pts • (X) EDUC 540, KURA 401, 501 or EDUC 441, 541

1+2/3 • CRN 28237 • Fri 4-6pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-3pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 443 – Modern Assessment: Theory and practice

This course critically examines theory and practice in assessment. Different approaches to assessment are explored with a focus on participants contextualising ideas to their own work or educational contexts. These contexts may include: workplace learning and professional development programmes; teaching and learning in higher education, schools and early childhood education centres; and policy analysis and development.

15 pts • (X) EPSY 507 or EDUC 543

3/3 • CRN 28238 • Fri 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 444 – Evaluation in education

This course critically examines theory and practice in evaluation. Different approaches to evaluation are explored with a focus on participants contextualising ideas to their own work or educational contexts. These contexts may include: workplace learning and professional development programmes; teaching and learning in higher education, schools and early childhood education centres; and policy analysis and development. The course considers both quantitative and qualitative analyses of evaluation data.

15 pts • (X) EPSY 507 or EDUC 544

3/3 • CRN 28239 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 453 – Educational Leadership

A critical examination of theories and practices of educational leadership, including a study of effective leadership in schools, early childhood education services and other educational institutions. The course has an inclusive approach to issues of cultural diversity and leading in diverse cultures and communities.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 553; EPOL 503

1/3 • CRN 28240 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 459 – Learning and Motivation

This course examines current theory and evidence on how people learn and why people are motivated, particularly from the perspective of application to formal and informal contexts. The course will explore relationships between learning and motivation, what is learned, how it is learned, and how learning and motivation are demonstrated.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 559, EPSY 406, 506, 531

1/3 • CRN 28284 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 28393 • Mon 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 460 – Special Topic

15 pts • (X) EDUC 560

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 461 – Special Topic: Advocacy with and for Children and Young People in Contemporary Society

A critical study of advocacy and issues related to children and young people in contemporary society, particularly in the context of Aotearoa (New Zealand). International and national conventions policies, reports and research will be utilised to develop research-based approaches in response to national and local issues across a range of disciplines.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 561

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 462 – Special Topic: Working with High Achieving (Gifted and Talented) Learners

This course provides a broad introduction into the provision of gifted and talented education, focusing on New Zealand. The course will involve analysis and application of the principles and history underpinning gifted and talented education, and a study of theoretical and research-based practices relating to developing exceptional abilities. This course is taught online.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 562

2/3 • CRN 28243 • tba [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 463 – Special Topic

15 pts • (X) EDUC 563

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 464 – Special Topic: Education for Sustainability in Aotearoa

The New Zealand Government is committed to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. This course will focus on Goal 4.7 which requires educators to ensure that all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development. Students will critically analyse the implications and applications of Goal 4.7 in relation to education policy, curriculum and pedagogy in the Tiriti o Waitangi based context of Aotearoa New Zealand. This course is co-taught with EDUC 564. X EDUC 564

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 28245 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 465 – Special Topic: Applied Research Project Part 1

A supervised applied research project related to the field of education and focused on improving understanding of, exploring or finding solutions to, applied issues. Students will design an applied research project with relevant populations in an educational or community setting.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 28246 • [Kelburn]

EDUC 466 – Special Topic: Place, Space and Identity

This course considers the relationships between education, place and cultural identity with a particular focus on the Pacific region. It explores the ways in which different cultures manifest themselves historically, politically and geographically in a range of educational environments and ‘spaces’.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 566

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 467 – Special Topic: Applied Research Project Part 2

A supervised applied research project related to the field of education and focused on improving understanding of, or finding solutions to, applied issues. Students will implement an applied research project with relevant populations in an educational or community setting.

30 pts • (P) EDUC 465

2/3 • CRN 28248 • [Kelburn]

EDUC 469 – The Design of Professional Development and Learning

A critical examination of theoretical and practical issues in the design of programmes for professional learning, development and training. Key topics will include notions of professional learning, development and training across different workplace contexts; designing and conducting needs analyses and the role of ICT in professional learning. This course is blended.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 569, EPSY 508

1/3 • CRN 28249 • Thu 4-6pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 475 – Literacy and Literacy Acquisition

A critical examination of current philosophies and constructs of literacy, and current curriculum contexts for literacy acquisition. This course is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EPOL 507 or EDUC 575, 576

2/3 • CRN 28285 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 489 – Research Paper in Education

This paper is a supervised research project on a topic/question agreed between the student and the supervisor that will result in a scholarly research report. The aim is to provide the student with the opportunity to investigate a question or problem usually through a comprehensive review of the literature. The findings of the research are to be presented in a scholarly report.

30 pts • (X) EDUC, EPSY, KURA 489

1/3 • CRN 30173 • (L4) [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 28226 • (L1) [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 28227 • [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 28228 • [Kelburn]

EDUC 503 – Research Methods in Education

An introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. This course addresses methods of inquiry used to study topics in education. This course is offered on campus in trimester one and two, but is taught online in trimester three.

30 pts • (X) EPSY 401, 501, EDUC 403

1/3 • CRN 27204 • Tue 5-8pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27205 • Thu 5-8pm [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 27206 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 504 – International Education: Issues and trends in policy, theory and practice

This course provides a broad introduction into the study and practice of international education. In this course students develop the capacity to critically examine international education policies and practices. Attention is paid to intercultural relations and approaches to developing intercultural competencies. X EDUC 460, 560 in 2015-2018. .

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 31013 • tba [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 509 – Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age

This course examines the theoretical and practical implications of a digital age for educational contexts. Participants in this course will critique pedagogy, curricula, learning environments and educational policy from a digital age perspective. Learning in this course includes an evaluation of digital intergration within a selection of educational context. This course is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 407

2/3 • CRN 28286 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 510 – The Critically Reflexive Practitioner

A range of ideas to critically examine professional practice, including critical theory and pedagogy, post-colonial and post-structural theory. Participants will be able to contextualise key understandings from the course to their own work or area of interest. Co-taught with EDUC 410.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 410; EPOL 404, 504

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 511 – Contemporary Education Policy

This course will critically examine major policy developments in New Zealand and internationally in education since the 1980s in light of relevant historical, bicultural, theoretical and policy literature. Participants will be able to contextualise key understandings from the course to their own educational or workplace setting. Co-taught with EDUC 412.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 412

2/3 • CRN 27208 • Thu 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 515 – Teaching Linguistically Diverse Learners

A critical examination of issues surrounding equitable educational access for linguistically diverse students. Participants will make informed decisions when designing preparing and evaluating resources to promote the learning of these students. This course is co-taught with EDUC 415 and is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC415, EPSY 502

1/3 • CRN 27209 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 516 – The Language of the Classroom

An investigation into the form and function of language and its contribution to learning, student engagement and achievement in the classroom. Participants will make informed decisions about how to facilitate the language development of their learners. This course is co-taught with EDUC 416 and is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 416; EPSY 503

2/3 • CRN 27210 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 517 – Diversity under Scrutiny: Theory and Practice

This course critically examines frameworks for exploring difference and diversity in education. Participants will be able to choose issues and settings of interest, to contextualise key understandings derived from theory, practice and research. Co-taught with EDUC 417.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 417; EPSY 404, 504

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 518 – Social and Emotional Development

A critical examination of theories and research concerning emotional and social development. Participants will be able to contextualise key understandings from the course to infancy, early childhood, middle childhood and adolescence. Co-taught with EDUC 418.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 418, EPSY 405, 505

1/3 • CRN 27216 • Thu 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 520 – Education, Development and Change in Aotearoa

Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives this course studies contemporary debate about the future role of education in creating sustainable, equitable and healthy Maori communities. Educational development policy in post-Treaty settlement environments will be analysed and critiqued. Co-taught with EDUC 420.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 420; KURA 405, 505

2/3 • CRN 27218 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 522 – Curriculum: Theory and Practice

A critical examination of the nature of curriculum design and implementation in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary settings. Co-taught with EDUC 422

30 pts • (X) EDUC 422; EPOL 405, 505

1/3 • CRN 27219 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 523 – Education, engagement and community

A critical examination of the intersections between education and engagement with social and environmental issues. Theoretical and philosophical perspectives are used to examine such issues and generate effective educational responses to them. Participants will contextualise course understandings to their area of interest in community, informal or formal education.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 423

1/3 • CRN 28250 • Wed 5-8pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 524 – Educating Students with Developmental Disabilities

This course examines research and practice on the education of students with developmental disabilities. It explores the impact of developmental disabilities on students’ learning and behaviour and focuses on identifying ways in which educational and health professionals involved in special and inclusive education can apply evidence-based practices.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 424

2/3 • CRN 28251 • Tue 4-8pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 525 – Education for the Indigenous People of the Pacific

An examination of education for Pacific peoples from a critical perspective, covering issues of relevance for the wider Island Pacific as well as for Pacific peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. Co-taught with EDUC 438.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 438, KURA 404, 504

2/3 • CRN 27220 • Tue 4-6pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 533 – Issues in Early Childhood Care and Education

A critical study of issues related to early childhood care and education (ECCE) in historical and contemporary contexts. National and international models of ECCE practice will be explored using Kaupapa Māori and multi-disciplinary approaches that bridge child development and policy studies.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 433

2/3 • CRN 28252 • Fri 5-7pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-5pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 536 – Professional Inquiry

The course examines professional pedagogical inquiry from the perspectives of teachers, lead teachers, teacher educators, and policy makers, implementers and evaluators. It critically examines evidence-based professional pedagogical inquiry designed to support the implementation of curriculum across a range of settings.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 436, EPOL 509

1/3 • CRN 27221 • Tue 4-6pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 537 – Mathematics Teaching and Learning

This course examines research-informed approaches to mathematics teaching and learning. Participants will scrutinise specific aspects of mathematical pedagogical content knowledge and culturally responsive approaches towards understanding ways to promote mathematical engagement and enhance achievement. They will be able to contextualise key course understandings to their own work.

15 pts • (X) EPOL 510

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 538 – Effective Mentoring and Coaching for Educational Leadership

A critical examination of theory and practice related to effective mentoring and coaching for educational leadership in diverse cultures and contexts. This course provides an opportunity for participants to critically engage with the research and to contextualise key understandings from the course to their own area of interest.

30 pts • (X) EDUC406, EPOL 511, EPOL 585 in 2011- 2012

2/3 • CRN 28310 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 539 – Critical Pedagogies of Place

A critical examination of the relationship between local landscape, community and the development of human perception. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the importance of ecologically appropriate community-based educational programmes.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 439, KURA 403, 503

2/3 • CRN 27227 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 540 – Research as Praxis: Indigenous Perspectives

A critique of research as it serves indigenous communities. A major theme of this course is the articulation of indigenous knowledge and theoretical explorations of those. The politicisation of indigenous communities within Aotearoa/New Zealand and Pacific Nations will be studied. Co-taught with EDUC 440.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 440, KURA 401, 501

1+2/3 • CRN 27228 • Fri 4-6pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-3pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 543 – Modern Assessment: Theory and practice

This course critically examines theory and practice in assessment. Different approaches to assessment are explored with a focus on participants contextualising ideas to their own work or educational contexts. These contexts may include: workplace learning and professional development programmes; teaching and learning in higher education, schools and early childhood education centres; and policy analysis and development.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 443, EPSY 507

3/3 • CRN 27229 • Fri 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 544 – Evaluation in education

This course critically examines theory and practice in evaluation. Different approaches to evaluation are explored with a focus on participants contextualising ideas to their own work or educational contexts. These contexts may include: workplace learning and professional development programmes; teaching and learning in higher education, schools and early childhood education centres; and policy analysis and development. The course considers both quantitative and qualitative analyses of evaluation data.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 444, EPSY 507

3/3 • CRN 27230 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 553 – Educational Leadership

A critical examination of theories and practices of educational leadership, including a study of effective leadership in schools, early childhood education services and other educational institutions. The course has an inclusive approach to issues of cultural diversity and leading in diverse cultures and communities.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 453, EPOL 503

1/3 • CRN 27231 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 560 – Special Topic

15 pts • (X) EDUC 460

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 561 – Special Topic: Advocacy with and for Children and Young People in Contemporary Society

A critical study of advocacy and issues related to children and young people in contemporary society, particularly in the context of Aotearoa (New Zealand). International and national conventions, policies, reports and research will be utilised to develop research-based approaches in response to national and local issues across a range of disciplines.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 461

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 562 – Special Topic: Working with High Achieving (Gifted and Talented) Learners

This course provides a broad introduction into the provision of gifted and talented education, focusing on New Zealand. The course will involve analysis and application of the principles and history underpinning gifted and talented education, and a study of theoretical and research-based practices relating to developing exceptional abilities. This course is taught online.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 462

2/3 • CRN 27235 • tba [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 563 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 564 – Special Topic: Education for Sustainability in Aotearoa

The New Zealand Government is committed to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. This course will focus on Goal 4.7 which requires educators to ensure that all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development. Students will critically analyse the implications and applications of Goal 4.7 in relation to education policy, curriculum and pedagogy in the Tiriti o Waitangi based context of Aotearoa New Zealand. This course is co-taught with EDUC 464. X EDUC 464

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 27237 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 565 – Special Topic

To be advised.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 465

2/3 • CRN 27238 • tba [Kelburn]

EDUC 566 – Special Topic: Place, Space and Identity

This course considers the relationships between education, place and cultural identity with a particular focus on the Pacific region. It explores the ways in which different cultures manifest themselves historically, politically and geographically in a range of educational environments and ‘spaces’.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 567 – Special Topic

To be confirmed.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 568 – Sport and Physical Activity: Supporting Youth Development

This course critically examines beliefs about the use of sport and physical activity contexts for youth development and the implications for policy and practice. Students will examine contemporary models and evidence based practice in relation to the evaluation of programmes designed to promote positive youth development.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 464, EDUC 564 in 2015-2018

1/3 • CRN 31089 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 569 – The Design of Professional Development and Learning

A critical examination of theoretical and practical issues in the design of programmes for professional learning, development and training. Key topics will include notions of professional learning, development and training across different workplace contexts; designing and conducting needs analyses and the role of ICT in professional learning. This course is blended.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 469, EPSY 508

1/3 • CRN 27241 • Thu 4-6pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 575 – Language and Literacy Acquisition

A critical examination of current philosophies and constructs of literacy, and current curriculum contexts for literacy acquisition. This course is taught online.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 475, EPOL 507

2/3 • CRN 27242 • [Distance (NZ)]

EDUC 577 – Addressing Difficulties in Literacy Acquisition

This course examines the barriers faced by students who experience difficulty in literacy and considers the wider cultural and social factors which influence these barriers. It critically examines different approaches to assessment of difficulties in literacy for individual students. The course considers a range of responses, and participants design, implement and evaluate an intervention for one student.

30 pts • (X) EPOL 508

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 581 – Directed Individual Study

This provides students with the option of following a directed individual study, with the approval of the Head of School, and under the supervision of an academic staff member with appropriate expertise.

15 pts • (P) EDUC 503

1/3 • CRN 28292 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 28334 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 28335 • tba [Kelburn]

EDUC 582 – Advanced Quantitative Research and Analysis in Education and Psychology

Advanced quantitative analyses and research design for longitudinal and multivariate data sets. Specific understandings and knowledge in advanced statistics including latent variable-based inquiry; structural equation modelling; exploratory factor analysis; confirmatory factor analysis; latent growth modelling.

30 pts • (P) Permission by relevant Associate Dean (Research), EDUC 503 (or EPSY501) or PSYC 325 or approved alternative. (X) EPSY 511, FEDU 511, PSYCH 511

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 583 – Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis in Education

Advanced theoretical and applied understanding of qualitative research and analysis in the field of education. A key focus is critical examination of advanced research frameworks and methods in the context of research problems and data sets drawn from the field of education using participant's own research.

30 pts • (P) Permission by relevant Associate Dean (Research), EDUC 503 (or EPSY 501); (X) FEDU 512, KURA 512

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 584 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) EDUC 503

1/3 • CRN 27247 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27279 • tba [Kelburn]

EDUC 585 – Dissertation

Dissertation.

60 pts • (P) EDUC 503

1+2/3 • CRN 27248 • [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 28435 • [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 29101 • [Kelburn]

EDUC 589 – Research Project

This course is a supervised research project on a topic/question agreed between the student and the supervisor that will result in a scholarly research report. The student investigates a question or problem, usually through a comprehensive review of the literature, with findings of the research presented in a scholarly report.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 27249 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27275 • [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 27304 • [Kelburn]

EDUC 590 – Thesis

90 pts • (C) EDUC 503; (X) EPOL/EPSY/KURA 590

full year • CRN 27250 [Kelburn]

EDUC 591 – Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 28387 [Kelburn]

EDUC 601 – Critical study of a professional issue

The focus is on producing an appropriate critical review of literature that will contribute to the justification of a proposed research question and methodological approach for investigating an educational issue.

30 pts • (P) EDUC 503

1/3 • CRN 29087 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 602 – Framing research in professional contexts

This course focuses on acquiring a robust understanding of philosophical and theoretical frameworks appropriate to the critical examination of research problems in professional contexts in educational settings.

30 pts • (P) EDUC 503 (C) EDUC 601;

2/3 • CRN 29088 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 603 – Tools of Inquiry

This course critiques major tools of inquiry placing emphasis on their affordances and constraints for research in professional contexts. The focus is to develop advanced knowledge and understanding to evaluate and make decisions about methods in designing a research project on a professional issue.

30 pts • (P) EDUC 503 (C) EDUC 601, EDUC 602;

1/3 • CRN 29089 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 604 – Research Proposal

This course draws together advanced understanding of components of the research process for investigating a professional issue in education. A key focus is producing a thesis proposal.

30 pts • (P) EDUC 503 (C) EDUC 601, EDUC 602, EDUC 603;

2/3 • CRN 29090 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EDUC 690 – Education for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1347 • [Kelburn]

EDUC 691 – Thesis

120 pts • (P) completion of Part 1, acceptance into Part 2 by relevant Associate Dean

full year • CRN 29100 [Kelburn]

Education Policy & Implementation

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MSSL 501 – Developing Leadership Capacity

An introduction to leadership theory and practice. Participants will have opportunities to develop a greater understanding of their personal leadership capacity including how to lead others and how to develop leadership in others.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26041 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 502 – Shaping the Future

An examination of the role of the secondary school principal in leading change and encouraging creativity and innovation. Strategic planning, goal setting and problem solving are aspects of future-based leadership that will be explored in this course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26042 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 503 – Leading Learning and Teaching

A critical examination of theories and practices of educational leadership including a study of the conditions necessary to support effective learning and teaching. The principal’s role in developing staff capacity related to teaching and learning in a digital age will be a focus of this course.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26039 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 504 – Managing the Organisation/Systems

Course participants will critically examine some key theories of systems and organisational management, together with good practice guidelines for successful leadership/management of key areas of responsibility in secondary schools. Legal, human resource, financial and property management and governance issues will be considered.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26040 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 505 – Partnerships and Networks

Building and sustaining effective relationships with the school community and beyond is the focus of this course. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate strategies and approaches and to articulate how these may be implemented in a variety of situations. Particular attention will be paid to high needs populations such as Maori, Pasifika and new migrants communities.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 26127 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 506 – Leading Evidence-based Practice

An examination of the use of data to inform teaching and learning organisation and practice, to inform planning, and to monitor progress in New Zealand secondary schools. Tools for data collection and analysis will be considered and the uses of evidence examined.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26128 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 507 – Culturally responsive leadership

This course will critically examine strategies for leading inclusive practice in New Zealand secondary schools. Building and sustaining relationships with iwi/ Maori will be a particular focus and enhancing connections with Pasifika and Asian communities will also be considered.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26129 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Distance (NZ)]

MSSL 508 – Research Project

A research project in a selected area of secondary school leadership.

60 pts

1+2+3/3 • CRN 27293 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3+1/3 • CRN 27027 • tba [Kelburn]

3+1+2/3 • CRN 32244 • tba [Kelburn]

MSSL 509 – Implementation Project

The implementation of a system or process in secondary school leadership.

60 pts

Not offered in 2020

Education Postgraduate

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EDUC 589 – Research Project

This course is a supervised research project on a topic/question agreed between the student and the supervisor that will result in a scholarly research report. The student investigates a question or problem, usually through a comprehensive review of the literature, with findings of the research presented in a scholarly report.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 27249 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27275 • [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 27304 • [Kelburn]

EDUC 590 – Thesis

90 pts • (C) EDUC 503; (X) EPOL/EPSY/KURA 590

full year • CRN 27250 [Kelburn]

EDUC 591 – Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 28387 [Kelburn]

EPSY 512 – Culturally Centred Educational Psychology Practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand

This course provides a critical examination of evidence-based frameworks relating to culturally centred educational psychological practice and identifies effective collaborative practice to meet the needs of diverse groups.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 23004 • Fri 4-7pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 514 – Educational Psychology Assessment

This course focuses on psychological assessments in education. The main topics include foundations of assessment, applied behaviour analysis, contemporary psychometric assessment, ecological assessment and communicating assessment results. There will be specific focus on the implications for cultural relevance of assessments, in particular Maori and Pasifika. This course is taught four days on campus and two in schools

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 23056 • Thu 4-7.30pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 515 – Applied Behaviour Analysis for Educators

Principles of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and application of these principles in educational settings to promote learning and development. This course includes a review of the historical antecedents of applied behaviour analysis, specific ABA-based assessment and teaching procedures, and appraisal of the evidence regarding the efficacy of ABA.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 23057 • Mon 2-5pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 516 – Applied Research Project

A supervised applied research project topic/ question related to the field of educational psychology and focused on solving or finding solutions to practical issues. Students will design and implement an applied research project with relevant populations in an educational or community setting.

60 pts • (C) EPSY 514, EPSY 515

Not offered in 2020

EPSY 517 – Specialist Assessment and Intervention

This course builds on EPSY 514, Educational Psychology Assessment from the MEdPsych and prepares the students to use a range of specialist assessment tools, techniques and processes, and to develop the skills to integrate these assessments into systemic intervention plans for families and organisations. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (P) EPSY 514, 515; (C) EPSY 518

block dates/3 • CRN 25025 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 518 – Professional Identity

This course explores the role of an educational psychologist. It includes an examination of legal and ethical issues, relevant curriculum and policy documents, the reflective practitioner and researcher practitioner models, leadership in complex teams and systems, utilising a solid research and practice knowledge base. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (P) EPSY 515; (C) EPSY 517

block dates/3 • CRN 25026 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 519 – Professional Practice (Educational context)

This course will provide students with the practical fieldwork experience in an education setting necessary to develop the competencies of an educational psychologist. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (C) EPSY 517, 518

block dates/3 • CRN 28313 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 520 – Professional Practice (Community Context)

This course will provide students with the practical fieldwork experience in a community setting necessary to develop the competencies of an educational psychologist. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (C) EPSY 517, 518

block dates/3 • CRN 25028 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 530 – Evidence-Based Practice in Education

This course examines conceptual and procedural aspects of evidence-based practice for students with specific learning needs within a range of educational settings. It includes a review of the historical antecedents to evidence-based practice, , identification and appraisal of evidence including the nature of evidence, and the steps involved in implementing evidence-based practice to promote student learning.

15 pts • (X) EPSY 513

2/3 • CRN 28291 • Wed 2-6pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 531 – Learning and Motivation

This course examines current theory and evidence on how people learn and why people are motivated, particularly from the perspective of application to formal and informal contexts. The course will explore relationships between learning and motivation, what is learned, how it is learned, and how learning and motivation are demonstrated.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 459, 559, EPSY 406, 506

1/3 • CRN 28302 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 28293 • Mon 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 532 – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This course examines research and practice on child and adolescents’ well-being. This course includes a focus on how mental health issues impact children and adolescents’ learning and development and explores educational interventions that are used to work with and support ‘at-risk’ learners.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28294 • Thu 9-11 [Kelburn]

EPSY 533 – Applied Research Project

This is a supervised applied research project on a topic related to the field of educational psychology and focused on solving or finding solutions to practical issues. Students will design and implement an applied research project with relevant populations in an educational or community setting.

30 pts • (P) B+ or above in EDUC 503 (or EDUC 403 or EPSY 501 or 401) (X) EPSY 516

1+2/3 • CRN 28295 • Fri 1-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 534 – Promoting Positive Behaviour for Learning and Well-Being

The course explores the understanding of factors that contribute to behaviours which reduce opportunities and alienate children and young persons from their learning environment. It promotes an ecological approach to address such behaviours that takes into account contextual and cultural consideration at both systemic and individual levels. This course is taught online in Trimester 1 and on campus in Trimester 2.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 419, 519, EPSY 434, 509, 510, 521

1/3 • CRN 28305 • [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 28296 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 535 – Exploration of Counselling Theory and Practice Issues

This course critically examines counselling theory and practice issues and although applicable to a range of settings, will specifically emphasise the helping relationship in educational contexts.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 565

1/3 • CRN 28297 • Fri 4-7pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 593 – Professional Practice Thesis

120 pts • (P) as for EPOL 590.

Not offered in 2020

MSSL 501 – Developing Leadership Capacity

An introduction to leadership theory and practice. Participants will have opportunities to develop a greater understanding of their personal leadership capacity including how to lead others and how to develop leadership in others.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26041 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 502 – Shaping the Future

An examination of the role of the secondary school principal in leading change and encouraging creativity and innovation. Strategic planning, goal setting and problem solving are aspects of future-based leadership that will be explored in this course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26042 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 503 – Leading Learning and Teaching

A critical examination of theories and practices of educational leadership including a study of the conditions necessary to support effective learning and teaching. The principal’s role in developing staff capacity related to teaching and learning in a digital age will be a focus of this course.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26039 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 504 – Managing the Organisation/Systems

Course participants will critically examine some key theories of systems and organisational management, together with good practice guidelines for successful leadership/management of key areas of responsibility in secondary schools. Legal, human resource, financial and property management and governance issues will be considered.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26040 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 505 – Partnerships and Networks

Building and sustaining effective relationships with the school community and beyond is the focus of this course. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate strategies and approaches and to articulate how these may be implemented in a variety of situations. Particular attention will be paid to high needs populations such as Maori, Pasifika and new migrants communities.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 26127 • Fri 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 506 – Leading Evidence-based Practice

An examination of the use of data to inform teaching and learning organisation and practice, to inform planning, and to monitor progress in New Zealand secondary schools. Tools for data collection and analysis will be considered and the uses of evidence examined.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 26128 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

MSSL 507 – Culturally responsive leadership

This course will critically examine strategies for leading inclusive practice in New Zealand secondary schools. Building and sustaining relationships with iwi/ Maori will be a particular focus and enhancing connections with Pasifika and Asian communities will also be considered.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 26129 • Sat 9.30-4.30pm [Distance (NZ)]

MSSL 508 – Research Project

A research project in a selected area of secondary school leadership.

60 pts

1+2+3/3 • CRN 27293 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3+1/3 • CRN 27027 • tba [Kelburn]

3+1+2/3 • CRN 32244 • tba [Kelburn]

MSSL 509 – Implementation Project

The implementation of a system or process in secondary school leadership.

60 pts

Not offered in 2020

EDUC 690 – Education for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1347 • [Kelburn]

Educational Psychology & Pedagogy

Refer to Education website for information on which courses are part of teacher education programmes

EPSY 434 – Promoting Positive Behaviours for Learning and Wellbeing

The course explores the understanding of factors that contribute to behaviours which reduce opportunities and alienate children and young persons from their learning environment. It promotes an ecological approach to address such behaviours that takes into account contextual and cultural consideration at both systemic and individual levels.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 419, 519, EPSY 509, 510, 521, 534

Not offered in 2020

EPSY 512 – Culturally Centred Educational Psychology Practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand

This course provides a critical examination of evidence-based frameworks relating to culturally centred educational psychological practice and identifies effective collaborative practice to meet the needs of diverse groups.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 23004 • Fri 4-7pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 514 – Educational Psychology Assessment

This course focuses on psychological assessments in education. The main topics include foundations of assessment, applied behaviour analysis, contemporary psychometric assessment, ecological assessment and communicating assessment results. There will be specific focus on the implications for cultural relevance of assessments, in particular Maori and Pasifika. This course is taught four days on campus and two in schools

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 23056 • Thu 4-7.30pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 515 – Applied Behaviour Analysis for Educators

Principles of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and application of these principles in educational settings to promote learning and development. This course includes a review of the historical antecedents of applied behaviour analysis, specific ABA-based assessment and teaching procedures, and appraisal of the evidence regarding the efficacy of ABA.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 23057 • Mon 2-5pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 516 – Applied Research Project

A supervised applied research project topic/ question related to the field of educational psychology and focused on solving or finding solutions to practical issues. Students will design and implement an applied research project with relevant populations in an educational or community setting.

60 pts • (C) EPSY 514, EPSY 515

Not offered in 2020

EPSY 517 – Specialist Assessment and Intervention

This course builds on EPSY 514, Educational Psychology Assessment from the MEdPsych and prepares the students to use a range of specialist assessment tools, techniques and processes, and to develop the skills to integrate these assessments into systemic intervention plans for families and organisations. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (P) EPSY 514, 515; (C) EPSY 518

block dates/3 • CRN 25025 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 518 – Professional Identity

This course explores the role of an educational psychologist. It includes an examination of legal and ethical issues, relevant curriculum and policy documents, the reflective practitioner and researcher practitioner models, leadership in complex teams and systems, utilising a solid research and practice knowledge base. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (P) EPSY 515; (C) EPSY 517

block dates/3 • CRN 25026 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 519 – Professional Practice (Educational context)

This course will provide students with the practical fieldwork experience in an education setting necessary to develop the competencies of an educational psychologist. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (C) EPSY 517, 518

block dates/3 • CRN 28313 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 520 – Professional Practice (Community Context)

This course will provide students with the practical fieldwork experience in a community setting necessary to develop the competencies of an educational psychologist. Full year course taught in 5 blocks.

30 pts • (C) EPSY 517, 518

block dates/3 • CRN 25028 • ^ Mon, Tue, Wed 8-4pm [Kelburn], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn], Wed, Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

EPSY 530 – Evidence-Based Practice in Education

This course examines conceptual and procedural aspects of evidence-based practice for students with specific learning needs within a range of educational settings. It includes a review of the historical antecedents to evidence-based practice, , identification and appraisal of evidence including the nature of evidence, and the steps involved in implementing evidence-based practice to promote student learning.

15 pts • (X) EPSY 513

2/3 • CRN 28291 • Wed 2-6pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 531 – Learning and Motivation

This course examines current theory and evidence on how people learn and why people are motivated, particularly from the perspective of application to formal and informal contexts. The course will explore relationships between learning and motivation, what is learned, how it is learned, and how learning and motivation are demonstrated.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 459, 559, EPSY 406, 506

1/3 • CRN 28302 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 28293 • Mon 4-7pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 532 – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This course examines research and practice on child and adolescents’ well-being. This course includes a focus on how mental health issues impact children and adolescents’ learning and development and explores educational interventions that are used to work with and support ‘at-risk’ learners.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28294 • Thu 9-11 [Kelburn]

EPSY 533 – Applied Research Project

This is a supervised applied research project on a topic related to the field of educational psychology and focused on solving or finding solutions to practical issues. Students will design and implement an applied research project with relevant populations in an educational or community setting.

30 pts • (P) B+ or above in EDUC 503 (or EDUC 403 or EPSY 501 or 401) (X) EPSY 516

1+2/3 • CRN 28295 • Fri 1-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 534 – Promoting Positive Behaviour for Learning and Well-Being

The course explores the understanding of factors that contribute to behaviours which reduce opportunities and alienate children and young persons from their learning environment. It promotes an ecological approach to address such behaviours that takes into account contextual and cultural consideration at both systemic and individual levels. This course is taught online in Trimester 1 and on campus in Trimester 2.

15 pts • (X) EDUC 419, 519, EPSY 434, 509, 510, 521

1/3 • CRN 28305 • [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 28296 • Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 535 – Exploration of Counselling Theory and Practice Issues

This course critically examines counselling theory and practice issues and although applicable to a range of settings, will specifically emphasise the helping relationship in educational contexts.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 565

1/3 • CRN 28297 • Fri 4-7pm [Kelburn], Sat 9-4pm [Kelburn]

EPSY 593 – Professional Practice Thesis

120 pts • (P) as for EPOL 590.

Not offered in 2020

e-Government

EGOV 501 – Digital Government and Public Services

This course examines the managerial aspects and issues of digital goverment and public services and its external relationships, drawing on available theory, models, concepts, frameworks and strategies as well as on international and New Zealand experience.

15 pts

block dates/3 • CRN 26122 • Fri 8.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

EGOV 502 – Digital Government and Public Sector Reform

This course examines theories, principles, models and strategies for ICT-enabled public sector reforms, drawing on international and New Zealand experience.

15 pts • (X) GOVT 532

block dates/3 • CRN 26123 • Fri 8.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

EGOV 503 – Digital Engagement in the Public Sector

This course examines the challenges, conditions and requirements for managing the use of ICTs to achieve effective forms of public engagement, drawing on New Zealand and international experience.

15 pts

block dates/3 • CRN 26124 • Mon 8.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

EGOV 512 – Directed Individual Study

To be determined for each individual student.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

EGOV 513 – Directed Individual Study

To be determined for each individual student.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

EGOV 520 – Introduction to Research in the Public Sector

An introduction to approaches, ethics and methods of doing research in the public sector. This course is co-taught with GOVT561.

15 pts

block dates/3 • CRN 26125 • Tue 8.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

EGOV 521 – Research Project

Applications of theoretical, conceptual, analytical, practical and research methodological knowledge to the design and conduct of an applied research project in the area of transformational e-Government.

15 pts • (P) EGOV 520

1/3 • CRN 32230 • Fri 8.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 30196 • Fri 8.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26126 • Mon 8.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

GOVT 690 – Thesis

An integrated report on research that makes an original and significant contribution to knowledge or understanding for applied practice.

120 pts • (P) GOVT 601, GOT 602, GOVT 603, GOVT 604, approval of the Associate Dean (Research)

full year • CRN 19947 [Pipitea]

Electronic and Computer System Engineering

See also Computer Science and Physics

ELCO 489 – Research Project

A Research Project on a topic approved by the Head of School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 23071 • [Kelburn]

ELCO 580 – Research Preparation

Research preparation for ELCO degrees and qualifications.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 23072 • tba [Kelburn]

ELCO 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Electronic and Computer Systems.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23073 [Kelburn]

ELCO 690 – Thesis

This is a PhD thesis, covering all the science aspects of electronic and computer system engineering subjects.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23074 [Kelburn]

Engineering

See also Computer System Engineering, Network Engineering, and Software Engineering

ENGR 401 – Professional Practice

This course will prepare student's expectations for many of the events and situations they are likely to meet in the professional working world. This includes: codes of conduct, as determined by professional bodies and company practices; ethical behaviour, as found in the workplace and dictated by company practices; critical thinking and people issues, as relevant in the workplace and in company practice.

15 pts • (P) 75 300-level pts from the BE(Hons) schedule including ENGR 301, 302

1/3 • CRN 18690 • Tue, Thu 4-5pm [Kelburn], Fri 3-4pm [Kelburn]

ENGR 439 – Special Topic: Mechatronic Design

This course presents the fundamentals of sensor and actuator technologies as well as rapid prototyping techniques in the development of mechatronics projects. A number of different sensors and actuators are presented, and the use of microcontroller programming in sensor data measurement, analysis, and actuator control are examined. Basics of PCB design and structural design (using CAD and CAM techniques) and their utilisation in projects involving sensor and actuator technologies are also covered.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

ENGR 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level points from CGRA, COMP, CYBR, ECEN, NWEN, RESE, SWEN; Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 26008 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27189 • [Kelburn]

ENGR 441 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level points from CGRA, COMP, CYBR, ECEN, NWEN, RESE, SWEN; Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 26239 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 26009 • [Kelburn]

ENGR 489 – Engineering Project

Students will work on an individual project of a complex nature in order to develop a solution to an engineering problem. In addition to the technical engineering development work, the project may require consideration of issues such as customer specifications, cost analysis, IP and product testing and delivery. Students will be required to give an oral and a poster presentation as well as a final report on their project.

30 pts • (P) as for ENGR 401

1+2/3 • CRN 18688 • Fri 12-1pm [Kelburn]

ENGR 491 – Professional Work Experience

Completion of the work experience requirement for the BE.

0 pts • (P) ENGR 391, 401

1+2+3/3 • CRN 18701 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 501 – Engineering Research and Communication

The course addresses research and communication skills for engineering practice. It will include finding, understanding and summarising research papers and engineering resources, writing engineering proposals and reports, and oral communication skills.

15 pts • (P) Admission to the MEP

2/3 • CRN 28383 • [Kelburn]

ENGR 502 – Engineering Professional Practice

The course addresses a range of issues in the professional practice of engineering, including critical thinking and problem solving, working in teams, innovation and entrepreneurship, social, cultural, legal, health & safety, environmental, and sustainability impact of engineering problems and solutions, and professional ethics and codes of conduct. Students will gain skills required to work as a professional engineer in the New Zealand engineering industry.

15 pts • (P) Admission to the MEP; (X) ENGR 401

1/3 • CRN 28384 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 510 – Engineering Project 1

Project management including aspects of life cycle, requirements analysis, principles of design, project tasks and deliverables, contracts, feasibility analysis, cost estimation and cost/benefit analysis, project scheduling, critical path analysis, risk management, quality assurance, managing project resources, testing and delivery, maintenance, interpersonal communication, teamwork and project leadership.

15 pts • (P) Admission to the MEP

1/3 • CRN 31182 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 511 – Engineering Project 2

The course develops more advanced skills in executing and managing engineering projects. Students will work in teams on a project of appropriate complexity, practising teamwork and project execution, monitoring and closing. The course concludes with the delivery of a successful project outcome to a client.

15 pts • (P) ENGR 502, 510 (C) ENGR 501;

2/3 • CRN 31183 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 581 – Directed Individual Study

Directed individual study in a topic in Engineering.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 18693 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 582 – Directed Individual Study

Directed individual study in a topic in Engineering.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 18694 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 585 – Engineering Project

The course involves a major group project to design, implement and evaluate a solution to an industry based engineering problem. The course will also address a variety of professional, enterprise and research skills, and a range of topics in engineering practice including legal and IP issues, business contexts, social and environmental issues.

30 pts • (P) ENGR 501, 502, 15 further points from Part 1 of the MEP

Not offered in 2020

ENGR 588 – Engineering Research and Development Project

Supervised project, working on an engineering research and development problem.

60 pts • (P) Part 1 of the MEP

3/3 • CRN 31187 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 589 – Industry Project

Supervised project, working on an industrial software research and development task, generally as a placement in industry.

60 pts • (P) Part 1 of the MEP

3/3 • CRN 28385 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGR 591 – Thesis

ME thesis in Engineering.

120 pts

full year • CRN 18695 [Kelburn]

ENGR 592 – Thesis

ME thesis in Engineering.

90 pts

full year • CRN 18696 [Kelburn]

ENGR 690 – Engineering for PhD

PhD Thesis.

120 pts

full year • CRN 17446 [Kelburn]

ENGR 695 – Engineering for PhD (Robinson)

120 pts

full year • CRN 31143 [Kelburn]

English Literature

ENGL 404 – Medieval Studies: Middle English Fictions

The dream poem was one of the most popular medieval literary genres, which almost all major English poets explored. This course will study poems by Chaucer, Langland, the Pearl-poet and others, reading their works against traditional theories of dreams, and investigating the medieval use of dream-poetry to create imaginative fictions.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 410 – Renaissance Studies: Literature and Cultural Politics

A study of poetry and politics in the English revolution, with a focus on the poetry of Andrew Marvell and the complete texts of John Milton's Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes. Students taking this course will be encouraged to think about the relationship of poetry to the political and religious ferment of mid seventeenth century England, and about the relationship of writing to fighting at a time of enormous cultural change.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 415 – Renaissance Studies: Shakespeare's Classical Worlds

This course deals with a group of Shakespeare's plays set in the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome. It will raise questions of what classical antiquity means to Shakespeare, how he uses it dramatically, and whether there is any consistency in his view of it across a range of different periods and genres. We will also look at the relationship with some of Shakespeare's classical and medieval sources and contexts.

30 pts • (X) THEA 415

2/3 • CRN 8645 • Tue 11-2pm [Kelburn]

ENGL 422 – Modern Poetry

A study of the scope and possibility of the contemporary American lyric poem, tracing its evolution into the twenty-first century via a range of influences, including Calvinist belief, the Confessional school, the Language movement and more recent political activism. Poets studied will include James Tate, Jorie Graham, Lyn Hejinian, and Claudia Rankine.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 423 – New Zealand Literature: Mansfield and Friends

This course looks at the works of Katherine Mansfield in a variety of contexts: colonial literature, the decadents, Russian literature, modernism, the Bloomsbury group. It examines her relationships with D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, whom she knew, and Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov, and James Joyce, whom she read. It engages with current criticism and biography, and students will be introduced to and work with the Mansfield material at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 425 – Classical Traditions: The Metamorphoses of Ovid

A cross-disciplinary study of a central classical text, Ovid's epic poem Metamorphoses, and its afterlife in English literature from the middle ages to the early 21st century. No knowledge of classical languages assumed.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 427 – Romantic Studies

This course explores texts, topics, and authors of the Age of Sensibility and of the Romantic Period. Topics vary from year to year. In 2020 the topic is 'John Keats, Poetics, Empathy, and Care'.

30 pts • (X) ENGL 459.

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 428 – Contemporary Fiction

The Literatures of New Zealand, Australia and Canada are not as discrete as we might suppose. Connected to problems of belonging, they open out the complications and contradictions of national, postcolonial discourses and invite us to ask: what is the role of the past? What does it mean to have a "national" literature? Is the city the primary site of identity? What is an indigenous literature? Are we postnational? Students will study a range of recent novels from New Zealand, Australia and Canada and elsewhere in the English-speaking world where appropriate.

30 pts • (X) ENGL 445

2/3 • CRN 18652 • Mon 10-1pm [Kelburn]

ENGL 429 – Eighteenth-Century Studies

This course examines texts, topics and authors from the long eighteenth century (1680-1840).

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 23022 • Tue 2-5pm [Kelburn]

ENGL 430 – Literary Scholarship

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 431 – Literary Criticism

Narrative - telling stories - is fundamental to our interactions in and with the world. Yet narrative, like language, is no neutral medium, nor are its rules and methods fixed. This course introduces some influential accounts of what narrative is and how it works. What kinds of logic do we use to shape and to understand stories? How do narratives order, disrupt and transform our understanding of the world? Students intending to enrol on this course are encouraged to read through the first set text (Abbott) before seminars begin.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 433 – The Culture of Modernism

This course studies some of the most engaging canonical texts of the first half of the twentieth century. It will be particularly concerned with the cultural and social context in which these texts were written, including Irish nationalism (Yeats and Joyce), the post-War situation (T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf), the Depression and rise of fascism (Christopher Isherwood) and the Harlem Renaissance (Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes).

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 1505 • Mon 1-4pm [Kelburn]

ENGL 437 – Literature and Technology: Utopia, Dystopia, and Science Fiction

This course will explore issues between literature and technology, tracing the history of Utopia and Science Fiction. Attention is given to the role of the body as technology in literature. Literature as technology and Science Fiction's role as genre are foregrounded. Theoretical traditions are explored alongside canonical Utopian texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 441 – A Special Genre: Poetry and Poetics

A critical and creative study of issues in contemporary poetics, with a focus on the relationship between a poet's work and their stated poetics. The course will involve writing and workshopping original work.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 442 – A Special Period: Geographies of the Victorian Novel

This course will explore how the novel represents and maps the rapidly changing landscape of Victorian Britain, from the unprecedented expansion of the British Empire and the explosion of urban environments, to the increasing psychological investment in spaces like the home. We will aim to theorise the capacities of the novel to chart the connections between various spaces: the country and city, the colonies and metropole, the home and nation, and even the past and present. Readings will include a range of novels by writers including George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, and Anthony Trollope.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 444 – Special Topic: The Comic Renaissance

The renaissance is often thought of in terms of high ideals. But the period produced a wealth of irreverent material projecting a pragmatic view of human nature. This paper will examine some of the period's masterpieces, from the 'officially comic' to generically unstable works. These will be considered in relation to (i) the classical and medieval inheritance; (ii) early modern theory, literary and comic.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 445 – Special Topic: J.M. Coetzee

J.M. Coetzee is one of the most highly regarded writers working today. He continues to produce innovative and unsettling fictional work that remains both relevant and challenging. This course offers an opportunity to explore in depth a selection of his critical and fictional works, and some of the critical debates surrounding it.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 489 – Research Project

This course gives students the opportunity to pursue an individual research project, with regular guidance and support from a supervisor. ENGL 489 is usually done in the form of an extended essay of 10,000 words, although the New Zealand Electronic Text Centre Editing Nineteenth-century Fiction Project is also an option. Students wishing to enrol in ENGL 489 must consult with the Honours Co-ordinator and may also consult with other academic staff to discuss their areas of interest; they must submit a formal outline of their intended topic (1 A4 side) at least two weeks prior to the final date for enrolment.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1515 • tba [Kelburn]

ENGL 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in English.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1522 [Kelburn]

ENGL 592 – Thesis

MA thesis in English.

90 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENGL 690 – English for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1525 [Kelburn]

Environmental Science

ENSC 401 – Advanced Topic in Environmental Science

This course develops numerical literacy in environmental science. Students will assess methodologies from published literature and apply relevant techniques to collected data, developing scientific, analytical and mathematical skills that can be extrapolated to key environmental problems. Concepts are put into practice using the R computing environment.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 31068 • Mon 10-11 [Kelburn]

ENSC 401 – Advanced Topic in Environmental Science

This course develops numerical literacy in environmental science. Students will assess methodologies from published literature and apply relevant techniques to collected data, developing scientific, analytical and mathematical skills that can be extrapolated to key environmental problems. Concepts are put into practice using the R computing environment.

30 pts

ENSC 402 – Perspectives in Environmental Science in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Earth is facing escalating pressures on the environment. In this interdisciplinary science course, students will explore contemporary and controversial environmental issues facing New Zealand. The course will be lecture-and seminar- based, with external guest-speakers offering their perspectives on the state of the environment in New Zealand. Students will gain experience and skills of engagement with Various stakeholders.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31069 • Thu 9-12 [Kelburn]

ENSC 402 – Perspectives in Environmental Science in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Earth is facing escalating pressures on the environment. In this interdisciplinary science course, students will explore contemporary and controversial environmental issues facing New Zealand. The course will be lecture-and seminar- based, with external guest-speakers offering their perspectives on the state of the environment in New Zealand. Students will gain experience and skills of engagement with Various stakeholders.

15 pts

ENSC 410 – Environmental Science Internship

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in environmental science. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in environmental science research or applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to further develop teamwork and communication skills, with production of a report and presentation.

15 pts • (X) ENSC 511

2/3 • CRN 31070 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 410 – Environmental Science Internship

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in environmental science. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in environmental science research or applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to further develop teamwork and communication skills, with production of a report and presentation.

15 pts • (X) ENSC 511

ENSC 411 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENSC 411 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENSC 421 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENSC 421 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENSC 485 – Environmental Science Research Essay

This course develops skills in research and writing in Environmental Science. A review essay will be written on a relevant topic in environmental science, with the supervision of a Victoria academic or an expert from a collaborative institute. The review is expected to meet the conventions of a scholarly outlet. The review findings will be summarised in a blog, suitable for non-experts.

15 pts • (P) ENSC 401, 402

2/3 • CRN 31073 • Tue 4-5pm [Kelburn]

ENSC 485 – Environmental Science Research Essay

This course develops skills in research and writing in Environmental Science. A review essay will be written on a relevant topic in environmental science, with the supervision of a Victoria academic or an expert from a collaborative institute. The review is expected to meet the conventions of a scholarly outlet. The review findings will be summarised in a blog, suitable for non-experts.

15 pts • (P) ENSC 401, 402

ENSC 510 – Environmental Science Research Project

This major research project gives the student scope to investigate an environment-related topic of particular interest, and centres on writing and presenting an extended research essay of up to 15,000 words. The investigation will relate to an independent research question concerning an aspect of environmental science. It will consist of a review of the literature, some primary research and analysis, and the leading of a seminar to share understanding of the project’s outcomes with fellow students.

60 pts • (P) ENSC 485 (X) ENSC 511

3/3 • CRN 31074 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 510 – Environmental Science Research Project

This major research project gives the student scope to investigate an environment-related topic of particular interest, and centres on writing and presenting an extended research essay of up to 15,000 words. The investigation will relate to an independent research question concerning an aspect of environmental science. It will consist of a review of the literature, some primary research and analysis, and the leading of a seminar to share understanding of the project’s outcomes with fellow students.

60 pts • (P) ENSC 485 (X) ENSC 511

ENSC 511 – Environmental Science Placement and Project

This course provides both professional development and research training. It has three components: a placement, an applied research project, and presentation of a seminar. The placement is a period of work with an employer in the field of environmental science. The project aims to research a particular aspect of the work undertaken to enrich the student’s knowledge of the organisation’s work. The seminar aims to share understanding among fellow students of the role of the organisation.

60 pts • (P) ENSC 485 (X) ENSC 410, 510;

3/3 • CRN 31075 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 511 – Environmental Science Placement and Project

This course provides both professional development and research training. It has three components: a placement, an applied research project, and presentation of a seminar. The placement is a period of work with an employer in the field of environmental science. The project aims to research a particular aspect of the work undertaken to enrich the student’s knowledge of the organisation’s work. The seminar aims to share understanding among fellow students of the role of the organisation.

60 pts • (P) ENSC 485 (X) ENSC 410, 510;

ENSC 591 – Thesis in Environmental Science

120 pts

full year • CRN 31140 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 591 – Thesis in Environmental Science

120 pts

ENVI 524 – Environmental Economics for Public Policy

The course introduces ecological economics, the environment as ‘natural capital’ and the economy vis-a- vis society/environment. Covers the mechanics and limitations of the market and government, private/collective choices and their impacts on the environment. Policy- oriented, with focus on relevant core microeconomic theory (market/non-market); heterodox/orthodox approaches; behavioural, institutional and ecological economics.

15 pts • (X) ENVI 504

1/3 • CRN 26075 • Tue 9-11 [Kelburn]

ENVI 530 – Special Topic: Drivers of Human Behaviour

The course examines human behaviour in relation to environmental challenges. It focuses on individual drivers of behaviour, as well as understanding the ways in which (un)sustainable practices are situated within existing social, natural, technological and policy contexts. Through the analysis of case studies, students will gain a better understanding of how individuals can be encouraged to engage in environmentally friendly practices, and how behaviour change principles may be used to inform environmental policy and practice.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 26076 • Fri 10-12 [Kelburn]

Environmental Studies

CCSP 401 – Physical Basis of Climate Change

Students will learn elementary radiative transfer physics, energy balance, concepts of climate forcing, feedback and response. Some elements of planetary circulation will be covered, along with modes of variability. Carbon, methane and nitrogen cycles will be covered in support of understanding the relationship between emissions and concentrations. Introductory atmospheric, oceanic and cryosphere physics will be taught. Topics to be covered include: observations of the atmosphere, ocean, carbon cycle and cryosphere; earth system models and their performance; modes of variability; patterns of forcing, feedback and response; and emergent patterns of change.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 30159 • Wed 10-12 [Kelburn]

CCSP 402 – Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

This course will provide participants with high-level understanding of climate change impacts and adaptation at global, national and local scales. Climate prediction models will be used to examine social and biophysical vulnerabilities to environmental change, and explore policies and measures to minimise impacts, and the potential for adaptation at different scales. Topics include: global and local implications of climate change impacts and adaptation, implications (and risks) of a variable and changing climate on particular societies, models, feedback processes and uncertainties; adaptation strategies; categories of adaptation; Māori knowledge and values related to adaptation, information and communication; public engagement.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 30160 • Fri 11-1pm [Kelburn]

CCSP 403 – International Climate Change Policy

This course provides an overview of international climate policy, drawing on policy-relevant physical climate change science, economics, game theory, ethics, and international relations theory relevant for climate policy. At the end of the course students will understand and be able to critically analyse key decision-relevant aspects of climate change science and environmental economics, as well as the history, theory and prospects of landmark efforts to govern climate change, domestically and internationally.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 30161 • Thu 1-3pm [Kelburn]

CCSP 404 – Climate Change Mitigation

An examination of the domestic and international policy issues surrounding climate change mitigation, including why mitigation represents a challenging social and economic as well as environmental problem; differing perspectives on policy solutions to the mitigation challenge; linkages with international policy; policies and behaviour change; the roles of relevant institutions; sectoral considerations and policy measures; policy communication, and the politics of mitigation strategies.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 30162 • Mon 3-5pm [Kelburn]

ENSC 401 – Advanced Topic in Environmental Science

This course develops numerical literacy in environmental science. Students will assess methodologies from published literature and apply relevant techniques to collected data, developing scientific, analytical and mathematical skills that can be extrapolated to key environmental problems. Concepts are put into practice using the R computing environment.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 31068 • Mon 10-11 [Kelburn]

ENSC 402 – Perspectives in Environmental Science in Aotearoa New Zealand

The Earth is facing escalating pressures on the environment. In this interdisciplinary science course, students will explore contemporary and controversial environmental issues facing New Zealand. The course will be lecture-and seminar- based, with external guest-speakers offering their perspectives on the state of the environment in New Zealand. Students will gain experience and skills of engagement with Various stakeholders.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31069 • Thu 9-12 [Kelburn]

ENSC 410 – Environmental Science Internship

This course enables students to gain professional work experience in environmental science. Each student is supervised by a host organisation involved in environmental science research or applications in the public or private sectors. The placement allows students to further develop teamwork and communication skills, with production of a report and presentation.

15 pts • (X) ENSC 511

2/3 • CRN 31070 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 411 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENSC 421 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENSC 485 – Environmental Science Research Essay

This course develops skills in research and writing in Environmental Science. A review essay will be written on a relevant topic in environmental science, with the supervision of a Victoria academic or an expert from a collaborative institute. The review is expected to meet the conventions of a scholarly outlet. The review findings will be summarised in a blog, suitable for non-experts.

15 pts • (P) ENSC 401, 402

2/3 • CRN 31073 • Tue 4-5pm [Kelburn]

CCSP 510 – Research Essay

This major research project gives the student scope to investigate a climate related topic of particular interest, and centres on writing and presenting an extended research essay of up to 15,000 words. The investigation will relate to a research question concerning an aspect of climate change science or policy, broadly interpreted. It will consist of a review of the literature, some primary research and analysis, and the leading of a seminar to share understanding of the project’s outcomes with fellow students.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 and Part with at least B+ average or permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 30163 • [Kelburn]

CCSP 511 – Practicum Placement and Project

This course has three components: a placement, a research project, and presentation of a seminar. The placement is a period of work with an employer in the field of climate change science, policy or management (e.g. climate-related transport research or policy formulation). The short research project aims to research a particular aspect of the work undertaken, or the host organisation itself, to enrich the student’s understanding of the organisation’s work. A seminar aims to share understanding among fellow students of the role of the host organisation.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 and Part 2 with at least B+ average or permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 30164 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 510 – Environmental Science Research Project

This major research project gives the student scope to investigate an environment-related topic of particular interest, and centres on writing and presenting an extended research essay of up to 15,000 words. The investigation will relate to an independent research question concerning an aspect of environmental science. It will consist of a review of the literature, some primary research and analysis, and the leading of a seminar to share understanding of the project’s outcomes with fellow students.

60 pts • (P) ENSC 485 (X) ENSC 511

3/3 • CRN 31074 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 511 – Environmental Science Placement and Project

This course provides both professional development and research training. It has three components: a placement, an applied research project, and presentation of a seminar. The placement is a period of work with an employer in the field of environmental science. The project aims to research a particular aspect of the work undertaken to enrich the student’s knowledge of the organisation’s work. The seminar aims to share understanding among fellow students of the role of the organisation.

60 pts • (P) ENSC 485 (X) ENSC 410, 510;

3/3 • CRN 31075 • [Kelburn]

ENSC 591 – Thesis in Environmental Science

120 pts

full year • CRN 31140 • [Kelburn]

ENVI 512 – Practicum

Supervised practice in a specialised field of environmental/resource management, focusing attention on policy and practice in a particular agency or organisation concerned with environmental matters.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 2074 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 17086 • tba [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 17087 • tba [Kelburn]

ENVI 520 – Environmental Management

This course provides an overview of issues in and institutional approaches to, contemporary environmental management, both in general and in the New Zealand context. Environmental management is seen as including 'resource management'; and the concepts of management and governance are distinguished. the course provides a view of relevant conceptual frameworks (for example,'rational choice', the precautionary approach; property rights), tying these to the development of thinking about environmental governance and management.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15675 • Mon 1-3pm [Kelburn]

ENVI 521 – Research Methods for Environmental Studies

This course provides an understanding of and practice in methods for undertaking research in environmental studies as applied in a range of academic and 'real world' contexts. It covers development of conceptual frameworks, literature reviews, methodological issues, ethics issues and research writing skills.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 15676 • Thu 11-1pm [Kelburn]

ENVI 522 – Environmental and Planning Law

A practical survey of the law and theories of law as they affect environmental management. Students will be introduced to the basics of environmental legal philosophy and principles applying to the making of law about environmental matters, as well as the basics of the NZ legal system and where environmental laws, the courts and government regulation fit into that system. Key statutes such as the Resource Management Act and Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act will be introduced and their basic workings examined by way of case studies and practical exercises. The new emissions trading legislation and other law relating to climate change will also be surveyed.

15 pts • (C) ENVI 523; (X) ENVI 503

1/3 • CRN 17362 • Wed 4-6pm [Kelburn]

ENVI 523 – Planning and the Resource Management Act

Sustainable management of resources and the detail of planning law and practice under the Resource Management Act.

15 pts • (X) ENVI 503

Not offered in 2020

ENVI 524 – Environmental Economics for Public Policy

The course introduces ecological economics, the environment as ‘natural capital’ and the economy vis-a- vis society/environment. Covers the mechanics and limitations of the market and government, private/collective choices and their impacts on the environment. Policy- oriented, with focus on relevant core microeconomic theory (market/non-market); heterodox/orthodox approaches; behavioural, institutional and ecological economics.

15 pts • (X) ENVI 504

1/3 • CRN 26075 • Tue 9-11 [Kelburn]

ENVI 525 – Maori Environmental and Resource Management

This course aims to build an understanding of Maori perspectives of the environment through an in-depth look at the complex interplay between social, political, environmental and cultural factors that impact on Aotearoa New Zealand’s built and natural environments. The course considers the role Maori environmental perspectives could, and do, play in the creation of uniquely Aotearoa New Zealand places by drawing on case studies across Aotearoa New Zealand. Strategies and methods for ensuring the adequate consideration of these perspectives are evaluated.

15 pts • (X) ENVI 505

Not offered in 2020

ENVI 526 – Political Ecology of Conservation

This course will explore the socio-political dimensions of conservation by critically considering philosophies, knowledges and broader political economies that shape conservation policies and practices. Particular focus will be placed on unpacking assumptions about conservation and examining how uneven relationships of power play out through different approaches to conservation.

15 pts • (X) ENVI 506

Not offered in 2020

ENVI 527 – The Politics of Environment and Development

This course uses a political ecology approach to explore issues at the interface of environmental conservation and development. Following an introduction to the foundations of political ecology, the course focuses on key themes which will be explored through integrating theory with case study analyses from around the globe.

15 pts • (X) ENVI 507 in 2006/07

Not offered in 2020

ENVI 528 – Climate Change Issues

An examination of the history and science of climate change, conceptualising the policy issues, climate policy and action.

15 pts • (X) ENVI 508

2/3 • CRN 17358 • Mon 3-5pm [Kelburn]

ENVI 529 – Special Topic: Contemporary Urban Issues

This course focuses on how we might understand and respond to urban issues and problems. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on contemporary issues such as urbanisation, suburbanisation, urban sustainability, culture and space, gender and space and neighbourhood and community dynamics from both Aotearoa New Zealand and global perspectives.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ENVI 530 – Special Topic: Drivers of Human Behaviour

The course examines human behaviour in relation to environmental challenges. It focuses on individual drivers of behaviour, as well as understanding the ways in which (un)sustainable practices are situated within existing social, natural, technological and policy contexts. Through the analysis of case studies, students will gain a better understanding of how individuals can be encouraged to engage in environmentally friendly practices, and how behaviour change principles may be used to inform environmental policy and practice.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 26076 • Fri 10-12 [Kelburn]

ENVI 591 – Thesis

Master’s thesis in Environmental Studies.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23008 [Kelburn]

ENVI 593 – Thesis

MEnvStud thesis.

90 pts

full year • CRN 2077 [Kelburn]

ENVI 690 – Environmental Studies for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 8301 [Kelburn]

Film

FILM 401 – Film Theory

This course will examine one or more contemporary and/or historical theoretical perspectives on cinema. It may focus on a specific thinker, a particular theoretical trend, and/or significant issues such as screen aesthetics, the nature of the medium, or the film viewer’s experience. In 2019 the course will focus on cinema and mood. Moods are commonplace but have received little attention within Film Studies by comparison with embodied affects and cognitive emotions. This course will explore how cinema represents and generates moods such as anxiety, boredom, and/or melancholy using theoretical approaches drawn from philosophy and psychology.

30 pts • (X) FILM 401 in 2017

Not offered in 2020

FILM 402 – Film, Culture and Society

This course will situate cinema in terms of its social and cultural contexts at an advanced level. The course may explore issues such as its representational strategies, relationship to specific cultural practices, and/or its links to broader social movements and trends. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts • (X) MDIA 402

Not offered in 2020

FILM 403 – National Cinema: Aotearoa New Zealand

An advanced study of the relation between national cinema and national identity as manifested in the cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand, emphasising primary research using local resources. Topics discussed may include production, distribution, and exhibition practices, along with aesthetic, economic, technological and social approaches.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

FILM 404 – Digital Cinema Production

This is a practical course in which students perform some of the key roles involved in the production of dramatic works on video. The emphasis of the course is on the shaping and refinement of creative ideas and their conversion into compelling works of screen art. Topics such as production management, lighting, camerawork, design, mise-en-scene, screen performance, sound recording and mixing, and film music will be explored in workshops (with industry professionals where possible). Students enrolling for FILM 404 will normally have completed an undergraduate course in film production or have independently gained suitable film production experience. Please note that in order to be considered for this limited entry course, your enrolment application including a creative portfolio must be submitted by 1 December in the year prior to enrolment.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 10204 • ^ Tue 10-1pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

^ Limited entry course

FILM 414 – Commercial Production

This course develops advanced production management skills, preproduction planning, collaborative production skills, creative leadership and post-production techniques. Students will collaborate on the production of several short film projects that aim to develop skills in a range of production arenas including advertising/marketing videos, experimental and non-narrative films, and short artistic works of fiction or music video projects. Please note that in order to be considered for this limited entry course, your enrolment application must be submitted by 1 December in the year prior to enrolment.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 29112 • ^ Tue 10-1pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

^ Limited entry course

FILM 416 – Cinema and Technology

This course considers the nature, effects and/or role of technological developments in cinema including processes of change and innovation. It analyses the ways in which technology influences our understanding of cinema, the way technological changes respond to cultural and social shifts, and/or how cinematic technologies draw on and impact on technological changes in other fields. In 2019 the course will examine expansive cinematic technologies including extreme widescreen cinema, 3D cinema, 4D cinema and virtual reality. It will address how these technologies have impacted on cinematic content as well as how theories such as film phenomenology can make sense of the relationships they have built with viewers.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

FILM 417 – Approaches to Film History

This course will explore a specific period, movement, school, cycle and/or other development within the history of cinema. The approach may be framed through chronological, theoretical, aesthetic and/or technological criteria. Topics could include the historical factors that have shaped particular film industries or national cinemas, changing exhibition and reception practices, and/or film historiography. In 2018, students will examine film and media texts about the creative, promotional, and industrial practices of film and other media texts about film. This includes the analysis of fiction and documentary films, making-of films, supplementary DVD material, and television programmes about the film industry. These texts will be examined for what they present and reveal about the process of filmmaking, the film industry and the status of cinema. The course will consider a range of historical and industrial contexts, from the representation and promotion of Hollywood cinema to alternative conceptions of cinema.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

FILM 418 – Advanced Textual Analysis

This course provides students with the opportunity to engage productively with cinema through close textual analysis. It may consider issues such as different types of film style, form, or technique; film interpretation and criticism; film authorship; film genre, or the combination of a theoretical approach with textual analysis.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

FILM 419 – Cinema and Moving Image Culture

This course examines the relationships between cinema and non-traditional cinematic forms such as proto-cinematic technologies, industrial films, ephemeral cinema, gallery films, and user-generated videos. It interacts with the history of moving image culture in diverse fields be they artistic, industrial or educational.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

FILM 420 – Film Industries: Contexts, Practices, Discourses

The course focuses on varied forms of discourses, practices and contexts relevant to the analysis of film as industry and institution. This analysis of cinema involves a critical examination of film industry policies, the political economy of cinema and its relation with other media and creative industries, and/or the industry’s modes of self-reflection and analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 29076 • Fri 9-1pm [Kelburn]

FILM 480 – Special Topic: 3D Cinema

This course explores 3D cinema’s unique aesthetic qualities. Through theoretical and practice-based work it examines how 3D cinema combines 2D cinema's traditional visual and narrative techniques with enhanced depth planes in order to create new visual fields. 3D cinema will be considered in its aesthetic, technical, historical and cultural contexts. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

FILM 489 – Research Project

This course gives students the opportunity to pursue an individual research project usually in the form of an extended essay, up to 10,000 words, with regular guidance and support from a supervisor. Practical and creative work may be included as part of a research project. Students wishing to include practical work will also need to discuss the resource implications before they enrol.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 7168 • [Kelburn]

FILM 590 – Creative Project

FILM/DSDN/NZSM/THEA 590 is a creative research project, which is the capstone of the MFA (Creative Practice) degree. The project topic and approach is developed by the student under the guidance of an academic staff member in the relevant area.

60 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

3/3 • CRN 29121 • [Kelburn]

FILM 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Film.

120 pts

full year • CRN 9300 [Kelburn]

FILM 690 – Film for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 8796 [Kelburn]

Finance

FINA 401 – Current Topics in Asset Pricing

An intensive examination of modern research in asset pricing, focusing on the role of intertemporal risks, asymmetric information and liquidity. Topics include consumption-based asset pricing models; the theory, estimation and evaluation of factor pricing models; recent developments in the theoretical and empirical market microstructure literature; applications to real-world trading platforms.

15 pts • (P) FINA 306 (or MOFI 305 or 306), QUAN 203

2/3 • CRN 18487 • Wed 12.30-2.30pm [Pipitea]

FINA 401 – Current Topics in Asset Pricing

An intensive examination of modern research in asset pricing, focusing on the role of intertemporal risks, asymmetric information and liquidity. Topics include consumption-based asset pricing models; the theory, estimation and evaluation of factor pricing models; recent developments in the theoretical and empirical market microstructure literature; applications to real-world trading platforms.

15 pts • (P) FINA 306 (or MOFI 305 or 306), QUAN 203

FINA 402 – Current Topics in Corporate Finance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate finance based on information asymmetries. Topics include agency costs, financial contracting, security issuing, security design, liquidity, and corporate governance.

15 pts • (P) FINA 301 (or MOFI 301 or 306), QUAN 203

1/3 • CRN 18488 • Mon 12.30-2.30pm [Pipitea], Tue 8.30-10.30 [Pipitea]

FINA 402 – Current Topics in Corporate Finance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate finance based on information asymmetries. Topics include agency costs, financial contracting, security issuing, security design, liquidity, and corporate governance.

15 pts • (P) FINA 301 (or MOFI 301 or 306), QUAN 203

FINA 403 – Derivative Securities

An intensive examination of the pricing of options and option-like assets and their use in hedging financial risk. Topics include stochastic calculus, risk-neutral valuation, finite difference methods, Monte Carlo simulation, and fixed income derivatives.

15 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 305 or 306 or QUAN 371), QUAN 203

1/3 • CRN 18489 • Mon 2.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

FINA 403 – Derivative Securities

An intensive examination of the pricing of options and option-like assets and their use in hedging financial risk. Topics include stochastic calculus, risk-neutral valuation, finite difference methods, Monte Carlo simulation, and fixed income derivatives.

15 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 305 or 306 or QUAN 371), QUAN 203

FINA 404 – Portfolio Theory

This course provides a rigorous examination of modern research in long-run asset allocation, focusing on the prescriptive role of theory in aiding investment decisions and the explanatory role of theory in resolving or highlighting empirical anomalies.

15 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 305 or 306), QUAN 203

2/3 • CRN 18490 • Mon 12.30-2.30pm [Pipitea]

FINA 404 – Portfolio Theory

This course provides a rigorous examination of modern research in long-run asset allocation, focusing on the prescriptive role of theory in aiding investment decisions and the explanatory role of theory in resolving or highlighting empirical anomalies.

15 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 305 or 306), QUAN 203

FINA 405 – Real Options

An intensive development of the real options approach to business decision-making in general and capital budgeting in particular. Topics include the valuation of risky cash flows, dynamic programming, timing options, compound options, learning options, and calibration.

15 pts • (P) QUAN 203, 15 pts from (FINA 301, 305, 306, MOFI 301, 306)

Not offered in 2020

FINA 405 – Real Options

An intensive development of the real options approach to business decision-making in general and capital budgeting in particular. Topics include the valuation of risky cash flows, dynamic programming, timing options, compound options, learning options, and calibration.

15 pts • (P) QUAN 203, 15 pts from (FINA 301, 305, 306, MOFI 301, 306)

Not offered in 2020

FINA 406 – Fixed Income Securities

A discussion of current research questions in the analysis of fixed income securities. Topics include the term structure of interest rates market efficiency, interest rate models, liquidity, credit risk models and investment behaviour.

15 pts • (P) FINA 403

Not offered in 2020

FINA 406 – Fixed Income Securities

A discussion of current research questions in the analysis of fixed income securities. Topics include the term structure of interest rates market efficiency, interest rate models, liquidity, credit risk models and investment behaviour.

15 pts • (P) FINA 403

Not offered in 2020

FINA 407 – Corporate Governance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate governance based on information asymmetries. Topics include the separation of ownership and control, delegated monitoring, executive compensation and the market for corporate control.

15 pts • (P) ECON 314 or FINA 306 (C) MMAF 535; (X) FINA 414 in 2012-14;

Not offered in 2020

FINA 407 – Corporate Governance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate governance based on information asymmetries. Topics include the separation of ownership and control, delegated monitoring, executive compensation and the market for corporate control.

15 pts • (P) ECON 314 or FINA 306 (C) MMAF 535; (X) FINA 414 in 2012-14;

Not offered in 2020

FINA 411 – Stock Prices and Volatility Modelling

An intensive examination of volatility modelling. Topics include simulation and data analysis techniques; continuous-time stock price models; conditional and stochastic volatility modelling; and modelling heavy tails and regimes. Programming skills will be developed through extensive use of statistical software.

15 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 301 or 305), QUAN 203

Not offered in 2020

FINA 411 – Stock Prices and Volatility Modelling

An intensive examination of volatility modelling. Topics include simulation and data analysis techniques; continuous-time stock price models; conditional and stochastic volatility modelling; and modelling heavy tails and regimes. Programming skills will be developed through extensive use of statistical software.

15 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 301 or 305), QUAN 203

Not offered in 2020

FINA 412 – Applications and Extensions of the Capital Asset Pricing Model

Intensive examination of selected applications and extensions of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Topics include valuation under differential personal taxation; beta estimation; market risk premium estimation.

15 pts • (P) FINA301, QUAN 203

Not offered in 2020

FINA 412 – Applications and Extensions of the Capital Asset Pricing Model

Intensive examination of selected applications and extensions of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). Topics include valuation under differential personal taxation; beta estimation; market risk premium estimation.

15 pts • (P) FINA301, QUAN 203

Not offered in 2020

FINA 413 – Risk Management and Insurance

Selected topics in financial risk management and insurance, from traditional approaches to risk management to recent broader interpretations. Topics include the global financial crisis; credit derivative securities; insurance markets, reinsurance and alternative means of transferring risk; the inter-relationship between banks, insurance companies and other institutions in the finance sector; and regulation of the finance sector.

15 pts • (P) 15 pts from (FINA 301-399, MOFI 305, QUAN 371)

Not offered in 2020

FINA 413 – Risk Management and Insurance

Selected topics in financial risk management and insurance, from traditional approaches to risk management to recent broader interpretations. Topics include the global financial crisis; credit derivative securities; insurance markets, reinsurance and alternative means of transferring risk; the inter-relationship between banks, insurance companies and other institutions in the finance sector; and regulation of the finance sector.

15 pts • (P) 15 pts from (FINA 301-399, MOFI 305, QUAN 371)

Not offered in 2020

FINA 414 – Special Topic: Mergers and Acquisitions

An integrated approach to mergers and acquisitions, business alliances, and corporate restructuring. Topics covered include the market for corporate control; legal and regulatory considerations, the planning, implementation, and integration processes, merger valuation, deal structure, alternative exit and restructuring activities, and cross border mergers.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

FINA 414 – Special Topic: Mergers and Acquisitions

An integrated approach to mergers and acquisitions, business alliances, and corporate restructuring. Topics covered include the market for corporate control; legal and regulatory considerations, the planning, implementation, and integration processes, merger valuation, deal structure, alternative exit and restructuring activities, and cross border mergers.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

FINA 415 – Special Topic: Early Stage Financing

An in-depth review of the financing of early stage companies from the vantage point of both the entrepreneur and the financier (e.g. venture capitalist or angel investor). Operational financial management including pro-forma financial statements, cash to cash cycles, and working capital needs. Evaluate early stage investments using multiple investment criteria. Financing methods such as multiple rounds, convertible notes and hybrids.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

FINA 415 – Special Topic: Early Stage Financing

An in-depth review of the financing of early stage companies from the vantage point of both the entrepreneur and the financier (e.g. venture capitalist or angel investor). Operational financial management including pro-forma financial statements, cash to cash cycles, and working capital needs. Evaluate early stage investments using multiple investment criteria. Financing methods such as multiple rounds, convertible notes and hybrids.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

FINA 416 – Special Topic: Financial Modelling

Develop spreadsheet models using Microsoft Excel to tackle finance questions such as: risk analysis via simulation and bootstrapping, portfolio analysis, efficient frontier estimation, value at risk, equity and interest rate modelling, and bond credit risk models. Using the Python programming language, extend and scale these models.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

FINA 416 – Special Topic: Financial Modelling

Develop spreadsheet models using Microsoft Excel to tackle finance questions such as: risk analysis via simulation and bootstrapping, portfolio analysis, efficient frontier estimation, value at risk, equity and interest rate modelling, and bond credit risk models. Using the Python programming language, extend and scale these models.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

FINA 430 – Research Project in Finance

A supervised research project that provides students with the opportunity to undertake independent research in a specific area of finance.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 18499 • [Pipitea]

3+1/3 • CRN 31051 • tba [Pipitea]

FINA 430 – Research Project in Finance

A supervised research project that provides students with the opportunity to undertake independent research in a specific area of finance.

30 pts

FINA 501 – Advanced Topic in Finance

As for the underlying 400-level course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 27174 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 27175 • tba [Pipitea]

FINA 501 – Advanced Topic in Finance

As for the underlying 400-level course.

15 pts

FINA 502 – Advanced Topic in Finance

As for the underlying 400-level course.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 27176 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 27177 • tba [Pipitea]

FINA 502 – Advanced Topic in Finance

As for the underlying 400-level course.

15 pts

FINA 530 – Research Project

Research Project on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26163 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26164 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26165 • tba [Pipitea]

FINA 530 – Research Project

Research Project on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

FINA 531 – Research Paper

Research paper on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26187 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26188 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26189 • tba [Pipitea]

FINA 531 – Research Paper

Research paper on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

FINA 591 – Thesis

MCom Thesis in Finance.

120 pts

full year • CRN 18792 [Pipitea]

FINA 591 – Thesis

MCom Thesis in Finance.

120 pts

FINA 592 – Thesis

90 point Thesis in Finance.

90 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

full year • CRN 19877 [Pipitea]

FINA 592 – Thesis

90 point Thesis in Finance.

90 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

MMAF 501 – New Zealand Capital Markets

A survey of the institutions, markets and instruments of the NZ fixed interest, money, equity, derivatives and foreign exchange environment, informed by the insights of modern finance theory. Includes fixed interest pricing and trading, the financial economics of monetary mechanisms in their relationship with the markets, pricing and trading of equities, derivatives trading and their use, spot and forward foreign exchange trading, and the raising of equity and debt capital both at home and abroad.

20 pts • (X) MMAF 510, 580

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 502 – Corporate Finance

An in-depth review of the interface between corporate finance and the markets, from the vantage point of the corporate treasurer. Firm and project valuations through cash flow analysis, discounting in various forms, the cost of capital, the process of setting risk premiums, and risk analysis. Implications of long term financing decisions to the cost of capital. Valuation of projects through real options analysis.

15 pts • (X) MOFI 402, MMAF 528

block dates/3 • CRN 8054 • Mon 8-12.30 [Pipitea], Sat 8-6pm [Pipitea], Sun 8-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMAF 510 – Global Capital Markets

The application of finance theory to global financial markets. Asset classes, financial instruments and security trading. Risk, return, portfolio capital allocation, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Bond pricing, interest rates, and bond portfolios.

15 pts • (X) MMAF 501, 580

1/3 • CRN 9554 • Mon 5.30-7.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 511 – International Corporate Finance

Financial economics of exchange rates. The international monetary and banking system, global financing and investment. Financial management under exchange rate exposure: translation, transactions and economic exposures. Optimal foreign exchange hedging policies. Multinational strategic management.

15 pts

block dates/3 • CRN 8055 • Fri 8-5pm [Pipitea], Fri 8-4.30pm [Pipitea], Fri 8-5pm [Pipitea], Sat, Sun 8-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMAF 512 – Treasury Management

Capital structure design, long term and short short term financing options, restructuring and insolvency risks. Issuing bank debt, retail and wholesale bonds, private placements and convertible bonds. Hedging strategies to manage foreign exchange, interest rate, commodity and investment risk. Reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee on investment portfolio performance, liquidity, refinancing and counterparty risk.

15 pts • (X) MMAF 580, MMAF 536 in 2019

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 513 – Treasury Operations

The application of the theories of financial intermediation to bank treasury operations. The institutional and regulatory aspects of financial institutions. Topics covered are: financial intermediation theory, regulatory bank capital, risk management, stress testing, liquidity management, stake-holder engagement, bank strategy and bank governance.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 8057 • tba [Pipitea]

MMAF 514 – Derivatives

Forwards and futures, options, synthetics, exotics and associated products. Pricing from the first principles and from no arbitrage methodology. Use in portfolio hedging and in open position taking. Contexts covered include equity, fixed interest, commodity and foreign exchange. Trading conventions and techniques.

15 pts • (X) MMAF 580

2/3 • CRN 8058 • Mon 3.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 515 – Financial Institutions Management

The application of the theories of financial intermediation to financial institutions management. On- and off- balance sheet banking, syndicated lending, securisation. contingent claims, project finance and treasury management. Risk Management of assets, liabilities and liquidity.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 516 – Portfolio Design and Investment

Advanced topics in investments and asset pricing. Extends the Capital Asset Pricing Model and introduces the Arbitrage Pricing Theory model. Explores the use of asset pricing to evaluate fund performance, and the use of portfolio theory for active tactical investment decisions.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 8060 • Mon 8-5pm [Pipitea], Tue, Wed 8-12.30 [Pipitea]

MMAF 521 – Macroeconomic Processes and Financial Management

Financial markets and financial management in the macroeconomic setting. A general review of the theory of macroeconomics; monetary, interest rate and exchange rate mechanisms, business cycles, economic growth and wealth accumulation.

20 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 522 – Risk and Insurance

Selected topics in financial risk management and insurance, from traditional approaches to risk management to recent broader interpretations. Topics include the global financial crisis; credit derivative securities; insurance markets, reinsurance and alternative means of transferring risk; the inter-relationship between banks, insurance companies and other institutions in the finance sector; and regulation of the finance sector.

20 pts • (X) FINM 470, 471

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 523 – Treasury Accounting and Tax

Accounting for treasury (wholesale financial) instruments, including debt, equity and hybrids, forward contracts, futures, options and swaps, disclosure and reporting issues, and the fair value approach. Tax issues and treatment of such instruments, including interest accrual rules, base price adjustment, analysis of key determinations for financial arrangements such as those denominated in foreign currencies, forward contracts, options and swaps.

20 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 524 – Financial Econometrics

Develop financial models using the R statistical programming language. Using econometric methods in R, explore the time series properties of financial datasets, including trend, seasonality, autocorrelation and stationarity. Investigate volatility models.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 9708 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 525 – Financial Modelling

Develop spreadsheet models using Microsoft Excel to tackle finance questions such as: risk analysis via simulation and bootstrapping, portfolio analysis, efficient frontier estimation, value at risk, equity and interest rate modelling, and bond credit risk models. Using the Python programming language, extend and scale these models.

15 pts • (P) MMAF 502, 510

1/3 • CRN 10247 • Wed 4.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 526 – Law and Finance

Issues in corporate authority, financial instruments, use of corporate information, corporate liability, risk management, prudential supervision, securities regulation and other sensitive areas for financial organisations. The course is product-oriented, dealing with specific legal issues that affect the everyday business of the financial sector.

20 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 527 – Special Topic: Derivative Securites

An intensive examination of the pricing of options and option-like assets and their use in hedging financial risk. Topics include stochastic calculus, risk- neutral valuation, finite difference methods, Monte Carlo simulation, and fixed income derivatives. Co-taught with FINA 403.

20 pts • (P) FINA 305 (or MOFI 305 or 306 or QUAN 371), QUAN 203; (X) FINA 403, MOFI 401

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 528 – Current Topics in Corporate Finance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate finance based on information asymmetries. Topics include agency costs, financial contracting, security issuing, security design, liquidity, and corporate governance.

20 pts • (X) FINA 402

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 529 – Special Topic: Portfolio Theory

This course provides a rigorous examination of modern research in long-run asset allocation, focussing on the prescriptive role of theory in aiding investment decisions and the explanatory role of theory in resolving or highlighting empirical anomalies. This course is co-taught with FINA 404.

20 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 530 – Special Topic: Building an Evidence Base

This course develops the skills needed to create, assess and use a variety of different forms of evidence to inform decision making capability. How to marshal information and evidence and analyse it.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 531 – Special Topic: Early Stage Financing

An in-depth review of the financing of early stage companies from the vantage point of both the entrepreneur and the financier (e.g. venture capitalist or angel investor). Operational financial management including pro-forma financial statements, cash to cash cycles, and working capital needs. Evaluate early stage investments using multiple investment criteria. Financing methods such as multiple rounds, convertible notes and hybrids.

15 pts • (P) MMAF 502

1/3 • CRN 11693 • Thu 4.30-6.30pm [Pipitea]

MMAF 532 – Special Topic: Advanced Econometrics B

In depth coverage of econometric methods for time series and models for panel data. This course is co-taught with ECON 409.

20 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 533 – Special Topic: Fixed Income Securities

An intensive exmaination of fixed interest securities and markets. Topics include equilibrium short- rate models; no-arbitrage short-rate models; forward rate models; sinlge-firm credit risk models; multi-firm credit risk models. Co-taught with FINA 406.

15 pts • (P) FINA 403 or MOFI 401; (X) FINA 406, FINM 472

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 534 – Special Topic: Institutional Investment

An in-depth review of the main strategies used by hedge funds and proprietary traders. Topics include institutional issues, trading mechanisms, market liquidity, risk management, performance management, and trading strategy appraisal.

15 pts • (P) MMAF516 or permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 535 – Special Topic: Corporate Governance

An intensive examination of modern research in corporate governance based on information asymmetries. Topics include the separation of ownership and control, delegated monitoring, executive compensation and the market for corporate control. Co-taught with FINA 407.

15 pts • (P) permission of Programme Director; (X) MOFI 409 in 2009, FINA 402 in 2010, FINA 414 in 2012-14

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 536 – Special Topic: Treasury Management

Capital structure design, long term and short term financing options, restructuring and insolvency risks. Issuing bank debt, retail and wholesale bonds, private placements and convertible bonds. Hedging strategies to manage foreign exchange, interest rate, commodity and investment risk. Reporting to the Audit and Risk Committee on investment portfolio performance, liquidity, refinancing and counterparty risk.

15 pts • (C) MMAF 502

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 537 – Special Topic: Mergers and Acquisitions

An integrated approach to mergers and acquisitions, business alliances, and corporate restructuring. Topics covered include the market for corporate control; legal and regulatory considerations, the planning, implementation, and integration processes, merger valuation, deal structure, alternative exit and restructuring activities, and cross border mergers.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMAF 550 – Research Paper

A report representing the application of principles derived from the coursework to the analysis and solution of a real world corporate finance problem. Alternatively, an in-depth literature survey of a particular class of such problems, the solutions proposed in the Finance and any other relevant literatures, and the contextual applicability of such solutions to New Zealand or other designated economic environments.

40 pts

Not offered in 2020

FINA 690 – Thesis

Finance for PhD.

120 pts

full year • CRN 18793 [Pipitea]

FINA 690 – Thesis

Finance for PhD.

120 pts

Fine Arts

ARTS 401 – Creativity

This course takes an experiential and theoretical approach to the study of creativity. Investigations include understanding the nature of creativity, factors and conditions that stimulate imaginative behaviours and high levels of innovation, how to cultivate skills in creative thinking and problem solving, and the application of creativity through collaborative processes.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 29113 • ^ Mon 12-3pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

ARTS 402 – Arts Management for Artists

This course teaches students the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively market and manage a creative project and to effectively begin a career as a self-employed artist. The course utilises local and international case studies, and encourages students to draw from their own experiences and interests.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 29114 • ^ Fri 10-12 [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

ARTS 490 – Internship

Students will complete an approved and supervised work-based project while on a placement in a private sector establishment, public sector agency, or non-governmental organisation.

30 pts • (P) Permission of HoS

1+2+3/3 • CRN 30158 • ^ tba [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

FILM 414 – Commercial Production

This course develops advanced production management skills, preproduction planning, collaborative production skills, creative leadership and post-production techniques. Students will collaborate on the production of several short film projects that aim to develop skills in a range of production arenas including advertising/marketing videos, experimental and non-narrative films, and short artistic works of fiction or music video projects. Please note that in order to be considered for this limited entry course, your enrolment application must be submitted by 1 December in the year prior to enrolment.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 29112 • ^ Tue 10-1pm [Miramar Creative Centre]

^ Limited entry course

Forensic Psychology

FPSY 401 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship 1

This course provides students with an opportunity to complete a special project or take part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency, undertaking forensic psychology-relevant work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27051 • ^ [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 27157 • ^ tba [Distance (NZ)]

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 402 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship 2

This course provides students with an opportunity to complete a special project or take part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency, undertaking forensic psychology-relevant work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 27052 • ^ tba [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 27158 • ^ [Distance (NZ)]

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 403 – Forensic Psychology Fieldwork/Internship

This course provides students with an opportunity to spend 2 trimesters working on a special project or taking part in the day to day operations of a workplace or agency that undertakes forensic psychology-related work. The student will be jointly supervised by university staff and field supervisors.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School (X) FPSY 401, 402

1+2/3 • CRN 27053 • ^ tba [Distance (NZ)]

3+1/3 • CRN 27159 • ^ [Distance (NZ)]

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 411 – Special Topic

This course is part of the MSc in Forensic Psychology and is taught in the School of Psychology.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

FPSY 420 – Introduction to Clinical Psychology for Forensic Practitioners

This course provides students with an understanding of the conceptual, empirical and practical issues associated with assessment. Topics covered include: clinical assessment and reasoning, ethics, mood disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, substance disorders and intellectual disability. In addition, labs cover the principles of assessment, interviewing and psychometric testing.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School (X) PSYC 451, 452

Not offered in 2020

FPSY 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study tailored to the particular student and approved by the Programme Director. It may include an introduction to clinical assessment and formulation, through participation in relevant sections of PSYC 451/452, or an opportunity to work on a small project or in a placement with key stakeholders.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 19869 • ^ tba [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 580 – Research Preparation

This is a practical course in which students will acquire the key skills needed to undertake postgraduate level research in some aspect of Forensic Psychology. These skills will be acquired via class-based seminars, discussions and practical exercises based in a variety of research laboratories.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 19870 • ^ Wed 9-11 [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

FPSY 591 – Thesis

Master's thesis in Forensic Psychology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 19871 [Kelburn]

FPSY 690 – Forensic Psychology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 30195 [Kelburn]

French

FHSS 410 – Global Cultures in Context

How is culture expressed in different linguistic and cultural contexts? This course considers cultures as both local and global phenomena, addressing them from a range of critical and theoretical perspectives and through close analysis.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 28008 • [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 31193 • [Kelburn]

FREN 401 – Advanced French Language

This compulsory French Honours course is for students working towards fluency and accuracy in written and oral French. Techniques required for the dissertation, bibliography ésumé of spoken or written texts, oral and aural activities, are all taught as an internal part of the course. Students will reach a level equivalent to C1 of the European Common Framework for Languages. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

FREN 489 – Research Project

A supervised research exercise, on a topic of the student's choice, designed to develop skills in bibliographic searches and the elaboration of a closely-argued analytical text.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1615 • Tue 2-3pm [Kelburn]

FREN 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in French.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1622 [Kelburn]

FREN 690 – French for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1624 [Kelburn]

Geographic Information Science

GISC 401 – Foundations of Geographic Information Science

An essential introduction to postgraduate GIS for the MGIS/PGDipGIS programmes. Students will cover a range of topics including conceptual models, representation, technology, data capture, theory and critical spatial thinking. Students will participate in an intensive field course where they will meet peers and staff, and learn and practise new skills.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

Not offered in 2020

GISC 402 – GIScience Research

This course educates students in the nature and breadth of GIScience research undertaken in academia, industry and government and also guides students in the development of a proposal to undertake their own research in GIScience. The course will include a series of guest lecturers providing insight into the landscape of employment or further research.

15 pts • (P) enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

Not offered in 2020

GISC 403 – Cartography and Geovisualisation

This course provides a theoretical grounding in the various ways geographic information can be visualised. Beyond the conventional map display, alternate representations, interfaces to geographic data, visual exploration of datasets and cartographic generalisation will be covered. The course introduces the concepts, principles, theories and applied components of Cartography and Geovisualisation.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 404 – Geospatial Analysis

This course provides an introduction to a range of statistical techniques used in the analysis of spatial data. A comprehensive laboratory programme uses a variety of software packages to explore visualisation, exploratory spatial data analysis, spatial autocorrelation, point pattern analysis, spatial statistics and the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP).

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 405 – GIS Programming and Databases

This course will develop students’ ability to use programming methods for extending existing GIS software and composing open source components for GIS functionality. The knowledge and skills learned in this course will support a range of applications including data processing, visualisation, advanced spatial analysis, public participatory GIS and webGIS.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 406 – Remote Sensing for Earth Observation

This course explores the use of data from earth orbiting satellites for monitoring and analysing the state of the environment from local to regional scales. It provides practical experience in data analysis from a range of earth observation sensors to obtain information on surface properties in 3 dimensions.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 410 – Special Topic

Special topic GIS course. May not be offered in each year.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 411 – Geographic Information Science in Health

This course will provide students with an introduction to the application of Geographic Information Science (GIS) in the study of health, disease and health care. Students will be expected to apply these GIS methods in developing a research proposal.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 412 – Spatial Algorithms and Programming

This course builds on GISC 405 to develop students' ability to use Python in GIS software such as ArcGIS as well as in open source, and to understand and create spatial algorithms.

15 pts • (P) GISC 405

Not offered in 2020

GISC 413 – Special Topic: Geomatic Data Acquisition Techniques

An introduction to the techniques and issues involved with position measurement and capture of geographic data or images. Much of the course material will concentrate on airborne photography, but other remote sensing, positioning and data gathering platforms will be included, including GPS, oceanic platforms and sensors.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 415 – Internship

Application of knowledge gained from the PGDipGIS/MGIS postgraduate courses within business, government and non-profit organisations coupled with career-related work experiences.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

Not offered in 2020

GISC 416 – Special Topic:Conservation GIS

Special topic GIS course offered by visiting academic. May not be offered in each year.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 421 – Geographic Information Science: Applications and Impact

This course provides an overview of Geographic Information Science in New Zealand and internationally. Through field teaching, individual and group work, and guest lectures from industry professionals, students will gain a strong understanding of the dimensions of the geospatial industry from data collection, storage analysis and dissemination. Specific attention will be given to exploring Maori communities and organisations’ use of and impact on GIS; ethics; and GIS fit within organisations, the economy, communities and impact on their decision making.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

1/3 • CRN 31076 • Wed 12-1pm [Kelburn]

GISC 422 – Spatial Analysis and Modelling

Advances in data collection, such as crowdsourcing and the unique nature of geographic information require an understanding of the complexities of spatial data. Students on this course will learn to apply statistical techniques to the analysis of geographic data. Students will also explore relationships between spatial structures and processes using simulation models.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

1/3 • CRN 31077 • Mon 9-12 [Kelburn], [Kelburn]

GISC 423 – Cartography and Geovisualisation

This course provides a theoretical grounding in the various ways geographic information can be visualised. Beyond the conventional map display, alternate representations, interfaces to geographic data, visual exploration of datasets and cartographic generalisation will be covered. The course introduces the concepts, principles, theories and applied components of Cartography and Geovisualisation. Students who passed GISC 403 (offered 2012 to 2018) may not enrol in GISC 423.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 31078 • Tue 10-11 [Kelburn], [Kelburn]

GISC 424 – Remote Sensing

A practical introduction to interpretation and analysis of satellite, aerial and radar imagery for earth observation. This course covers the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum and explores its interpretation and use in the analysis of remotely sensed data, specifically covering classification and image manipulation techniques for both active and passive sensors.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

1/3 • CRN 31079 • Tue 10-12 [Kelburn]

GISC 425 – Special Topic: Geographical Computing

Advanced work in geographical information science is conducted by scripting and programming. This course introduces principles of computer programming in the context of popular libraries for the handling of geographic data. Basic programming skills in python are introduced to equip students for modern geospatial analysis environments.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 315 or equivalent

1/3 • CRN 31080 • [Kelburn]

GISC 426 – Special Topic:

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GISC 427 – Emerging Topics in GIS

This course will explore emerging topics in GIS through current academic literature, lectures, class discussion, and seminars. Such topics may include GIS 2.0, crowdsourcing, sensors and IoT (Internet of Things). Seminar topics vary and will be selected by the students.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 428 – Directed Individual Study

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme and 60 points from the MGIS schedule

Not offered in 2020

GISC 429 – Internship

This course allows students to apply knowledge gained from the PGDipGIS/MGIS postgraduate courses within business, government and non-profit organisations while gaining career-related work experience, achieving a greater clarity regarding their career goals, and developing ‘workready’ skills.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme and 60 points from the MGIS schedule

1/3 • CRN 32017 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 31084 • Wed 1-2pm [Kelburn], [Kelburn]

GISC 511 – Research Project

This major research project gives the student scope to investigate a GIS related topic of particular interest, and centres on writing and presenting an extended research essay. It will consist of a research question, review of the literature, some primary research and analysis, and the leading of a seminar to share understanding of the project’s outcomes with fellow students.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MGIS and permission of the Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 31085 • ^ [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 31185 • [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

GISC 512 – Placement and Applied Research Project

This course comprises of a placement, a presentation, and a research project. The placement is a period of work with a GIS employer. The short research project aims to research a particular aspect of the work undertaken, or the host organisation itself, to enrich the student’s understanding of the organisation’s work. A seminar aims to share understanding among fellow students of the role of the host organisation.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MGIS and permission of the Programme Director (X) GISC 415;

3/3 • CRN 31086 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

GISC 591 – Thesis

Master’s thesis in GIS.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23161 • [Kelburn]

Geography

See also Physical Geography

GEOG 404 – Geography of Development Studies

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GEOG 407 – Special Topic: Climate Policy: Carbon Pricing Mechanisms

This course provides an introduction to the policy and institutional dimensions of carbon pricing. Putting a price on carbon creates incentives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This market-based approach has important implications for climate change mitigation. The lectures will cover major international, national, and private-sector initiatives that involve carbon pricing, with a focus on those linked with an emission trading system. Cases from the UNFCCC, European Union, China, Australia, New Zealand, and other parts of the world will be presented and discussed.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 29107 • Fri 10-12 [Kelburn]

GEOG 408 – Geography of Place, Power and Identity

This course provides an introduction to advanced debates within social and cultural geography, in particular around the theorisation of place, power and identity. The course will deal with a range of issues and grounded examples while introducing relational, postcolonial and feminist geographies

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 29108 • Mon 10-12 [Kelburn]

GEOG 410 – Geographies of Wellbeing

The study of wellbeing at all levels is one of the fastest growing subfields in social science. This course draws on human geography research to introduce graduate students in Human Geography, Development Studies and Environmental Studies, as well as other social science disciplines, to the concepts of wellbeing and people's relationship to place.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GEOG 411 – Special Topic: Refugee Spaces

A geographic inquiry into the material and digital spaces of 'refugeeness': from forced migration around the world to long-term settlement in Aotearoa New Zealand. Throughout, we question multi-sited interrelationships of emotion, space and place. Our aims are to better understand the effects and affects of forced migration and resettlement, and to generate more nuanced and sensitive responses to them.

30 pts • (P) permission of the relevant Head of School

1/3 • CRN 1693 • Tue 11-1pm [Kelburn]

GEOG 413 – Migration, Diasporas and Transnationalism

This course introduces academic and policy debates surrounding the formation of diasporas and transnational communities, through cross-border networks arising from migration. It expands on 300-level Human Geography and is also relevant to advanced students from cognate disciplines.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GEOG 415 – Introduction to Geographic Information Science and its Applications

An introduction to Geographic Information Science (GIS) for postgraduates. Students will cover a range of topics such as data collection, management and manipulation, ethics, cartography and spatial problem-solving and analysis. Students will have hands-on experience of GIS software (ArcGIS) and be exposed to a number of applications of GIS.

15 pts • (X) GEOG 215, PHYG 415 in 2008-12

2/3 • CRN 25033 • Tue, Thu, Fri 3-4pm [Kelburn]

GEOG 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 10015 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 17425 • (L4) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 11841 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 17337 • tba [Kelburn]

GEOG 489 – Research Project

30 pts • (X) GEOG 408

1+2/3 • CRN 10020 • [Kelburn]

GISC 401 – Foundations of Geographic Information Science

An essential introduction to postgraduate GIS for the MGIS/PGDipGIS programmes. Students will cover a range of topics including conceptual models, representation, technology, data capture, theory and critical spatial thinking. Students will participate in an intensive field course where they will meet peers and staff, and learn and practise new skills.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

Not offered in 2020

GISC 402 – GIScience Research

This course educates students in the nature and breadth of GIScience research undertaken in academia, industry and government and also guides students in the development of a proposal to undertake their own research in GIScience. The course will include a series of guest lecturers providing insight into the landscape of employment or further research.

15 pts • (P) enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

Not offered in 2020

GISC 403 – Cartography and Geovisualisation

This course provides a theoretical grounding in the various ways geographic information can be visualised. Beyond the conventional map display, alternate representations, interfaces to geographic data, visual exploration of datasets and cartographic generalisation will be covered. The course introduces the concepts, principles, theories and applied components of Cartography and Geovisualisation.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 404 – Geospatial Analysis

This course provides an introduction to a range of statistical techniques used in the analysis of spatial data. A comprehensive laboratory programme uses a variety of software packages to explore visualisation, exploratory spatial data analysis, spatial autocorrelation, point pattern analysis, spatial statistics and the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP).

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 405 – GIS Programming and Databases

This course will develop students’ ability to use programming methods for extending existing GIS software and composing open source components for GIS functionality. The knowledge and skills learned in this course will support a range of applications including data processing, visualisation, advanced spatial analysis, public participatory GIS and webGIS.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 406 – Remote Sensing for Earth Observation

This course explores the use of data from earth orbiting satellites for monitoring and analysing the state of the environment from local to regional scales. It provides practical experience in data analysis from a range of earth observation sensors to obtain information on surface properties in 3 dimensions.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 410 – Special Topic

Special topic GIS course. May not be offered in each year.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 411 – Geographic Information Science in Health

This course will provide students with an introduction to the application of Geographic Information Science (GIS) in the study of health, disease and health care. Students will be expected to apply these GIS methods in developing a research proposal.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 412 – Spatial Algorithms and Programming

This course builds on GISC 405 to develop students' ability to use Python in GIS software such as ArcGIS as well as in open source, and to understand and create spatial algorithms.

15 pts • (P) GISC 405

Not offered in 2020

GISC 413 – Special Topic: Geomatic Data Acquisition Techniques

An introduction to the techniques and issues involved with position measurement and capture of geographic data or images. Much of the course material will concentrate on airborne photography, but other remote sensing, positioning and data gathering platforms will be included, including GPS, oceanic platforms and sensors.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 415 – Internship

Application of knowledge gained from the PGDipGIS/MGIS postgraduate courses within business, government and non-profit organisations coupled with career-related work experiences.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

Not offered in 2020

GISC 416 – Special Topic:Conservation GIS

Special topic GIS course offered by visiting academic. May not be offered in each year.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or approval of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 421 – Geographic Information Science: Applications and Impact

This course provides an overview of Geographic Information Science in New Zealand and internationally. Through field teaching, individual and group work, and guest lectures from industry professionals, students will gain a strong understanding of the dimensions of the geospatial industry from data collection, storage analysis and dissemination. Specific attention will be given to exploring Maori communities and organisations’ use of and impact on GIS; ethics; and GIS fit within organisations, the economy, communities and impact on their decision making.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme

1/3 • CRN 31076 • Wed 12-1pm [Kelburn]

GISC 422 – Spatial Analysis and Modelling

Advances in data collection, such as crowdsourcing and the unique nature of geographic information require an understanding of the complexities of spatial data. Students on this course will learn to apply statistical techniques to the analysis of geographic data. Students will also explore relationships between spatial structures and processes using simulation models.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

1/3 • CRN 31077 • Mon 9-12 [Kelburn], [Kelburn]

GISC 423 – Cartography and Geovisualisation

This course provides a theoretical grounding in the various ways geographic information can be visualised. Beyond the conventional map display, alternate representations, interfaces to geographic data, visual exploration of datasets and cartographic generalisation will be covered. The course introduces the concepts, principles, theories and applied components of Cartography and Geovisualisation. Students who passed GISC 403 (offered 2012 to 2018) may not enrol in GISC 423.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 31078 • Tue 10-11 [Kelburn], [Kelburn]

GISC 424 – Remote Sensing

A practical introduction to interpretation and analysis of satellite, aerial and radar imagery for earth observation. This course covers the basics of the electromagnetic spectrum and explores its interpretation and use in the analysis of remotely sensed data, specifically covering classification and image manipulation techniques for both active and passive sensors.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

1/3 • CRN 31079 • Tue 10-12 [Kelburn]

GISC 425 – Special Topic: Geographical Computing

Advanced work in geographical information science is conducted by scripting and programming. This course introduces principles of computer programming in the context of popular libraries for the handling of geographic data. Basic programming skills in python are introduced to equip students for modern geospatial analysis environments.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 315 or equivalent

1/3 • CRN 31080 • [Kelburn]

GISC 426 – Special Topic:

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GISC 427 – Emerging Topics in GIS

This course will explore emerging topics in GIS through current academic literature, lectures, class discussion, and seminars. Such topics may include GIS 2.0, crowdsourcing, sensors and IoT (Internet of Things). Seminar topics vary and will be selected by the students.

15 pts • (P) GEOG 215, 315 or permission of Programme Director

Not offered in 2020

GISC 428 – Directed Individual Study

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme and 60 points from the MGIS schedule

Not offered in 2020

GISC 429 – Internship

This course allows students to apply knowledge gained from the PGDipGIS/MGIS postgraduate courses within business, government and non-profit organisations while gaining career-related work experience, achieving a greater clarity regarding their career goals, and developing ‘workready’ skills.

15 pts • (P) Enrolment in GIS postgraduate programme and 60 points from the MGIS schedule

1/3 • CRN 32017 • [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 31084 • Wed 1-2pm [Kelburn], [Kelburn]

GEOG 580 – Research Preparation

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 7766 • Thu 11-1pm [Kelburn]

GEOG 591 – Thesis

MSc or MA thesis in Geography.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1721 [Kelburn]

GISC 511 – Research Project

This major research project gives the student scope to investigate a GIS related topic of particular interest, and centres on writing and presenting an extended research essay. It will consist of a research question, review of the literature, some primary research and analysis, and the leading of a seminar to share understanding of the project’s outcomes with fellow students.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MGIS and permission of the Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 31085 • ^ [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 31185 • [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

GISC 512 – Placement and Applied Research Project

This course comprises of a placement, a presentation, and a research project. The placement is a period of work with a GIS employer. The short research project aims to research a particular aspect of the work undertaken, or the host organisation itself, to enrich the student’s understanding of the organisation’s work. A seminar aims to share understanding among fellow students of the role of the host organisation.

60 pts • (P) Completion of Part 1 of the MGIS and permission of the Programme Director (X) GISC 415;

3/3 • CRN 31086 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

GISC 591 – Thesis

Master’s thesis in GIS.

120 pts

full year • CRN 23161 • [Kelburn]

GEOG 690 – Geography for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1725 [Kelburn]

Geology

ESCI 402 – Basin Analysis

The course covers the process of integrating geological and geophysical data to understand how sedimentary basins form and fill. Students will gain an understanding of the underlying tectonic mechanisms that drive sedimentary basin evolution, they will learn how to map and interpret basins using seismic-reflection data tied to boreholes, and will learn how to quantify compaction and thermal maturity of sedimentary basins.

15 pts • (X) PGEO 401

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 403 – Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments

This course reviews stratigraphic principles and then considers several approaches for studying past environments, such as facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy. The later part of the course comprises seminars with examples using geochemical and paleontological proxies for studying past changes in Earth's environment and climate over last 100 million years.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 301

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 404 – ST: Topics in Earth Sciences

15 pts • (P) 40 300-level points (X) GEOL 404

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 406 – Petroleum Geology

The subject matter for petroleum geology and geochemistry falls into two main areas. The principles of petroleum geology and geochemistry are discussed in detail, together with their application to exploration. Secondly, a number of case histories are covered that exemplify the previous material.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 304

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 407 – Global Tectonics

This course studies tectonics of global plate boundary settings and general principles in geodynamics and geotectonics. On odd years focus is usually on the NZ plate boundary zone and on even years it focuses more generally on the mechanics and kinematics of faulting in the continental crust.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 302

2/3 • CRN 15248 • Tue 12-2pm [Kelburn]

ESCI 408 – Special Topic: Frontiers of Palaeobiology

This course will review some of the latest results in the field of palaeobiology. Using research papers published over the last twelve months, we will choose the most exciting and extraordinary topics available. Depending on what’s published in that period, topics may include discussions on mass extinctions, processes and patterns in the fossil record, human evolution and any particularly spectacular fossils that are reported. Participants will be encouraged to suggest topics in any area of palaeobiology that interests them.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from ESCI 301-399

2/3 • CRN 17081 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 409 – Special Topic

This course examines the formation of the elements, origins of the Solar System, and accretion and differentiation of the rocky planets. It reviews the generation and modification of magmas and volcanoes and the investigation of metamorphic conditions and processes, and examines how chemical and isotopic tracers are used in a diverse range of fields. Students will use the School's Geochemistry Laboratory and will obtain hands-on experience in the use of the electron microprobe and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from ESCI 301-399, GEOL 301-399

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 411 – Advanced Applied Geophysics

Geophysical topics relevant to earth science research in NZ and elsewhere including: seismic exploration, anisotropy in rocks, seismic wave attentuation & amplitude behaviour, gravity studies, geodesy, geophysics & geothermal studies, palaeomagnetism, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and also includes reflection seismic processing.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 305; (X) GEOL 411

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 412 – Paleoclimatology

The course is a study of contemporary research papers in Paleoclimate science. Concentrates on environmental proxy indicators, dating methods and climate dynamics. Prominent NZ Quaternary records as well as high profile records from elsewhere are examined. An understanding is developed of how atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere influence climate change as recorded in the geologic record.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 301; (X) GEOL 412

1/3 • CRN 15255 • Mon 11-1pm [Kelburn]

ESCI 413 – Geochemical Forensics of Earth's Origins, History and Future

An advanced course presenting petrologic/geochemical techniques and concepts used for reconstructing Earth processes. Topics include trace element and isotope geochemistry, mantle processes and magmatism, and marine and paleoenvironmental geochemistry.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 303; (X) GEOL 413

2/3 • CRN 15257 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 414 – Physics and Chemistry of Volcanoes

An advanced course covering why and how volcanoes form and the eruption styles that characterise magmas produced at different plate tectonic settings (subduction zone, mid-ocean ridges and oceanic and intraplate settings); quantitative geochemical methods for containing processes and rates of melt generation, storage in magma chambers and eruption; geochemical and geophysical techniques for monitoring volcanic activity and assisting in eruption prediction.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15181 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 416 – Metamorphic Petrology

Current and fundamental topics in metamorphic petrology, with emphasis on understanding how the key variables pressure, temperature, time, deformation, and fluid/rock interaction are assessed.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 303 or GEOL 363; (X) GEOL 414

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 440 – Directed Individual Study

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 26245 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 15260 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 28392 • tba [Kelburn]

ESCI 441 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) permission of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 15261 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 17049 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 26249 • tba [Kelburn]

ESCI 449 – Earth Sciences – International Field Course

This international field course in earth sciences aims to examine key geographical, geological and/ or geophysical localities. The course will offer a variable but unique insight, understanding and experience of earth science in the field beyond that which already exists in New Zealand. This course is offered in alternate years and will run in the USA from 18 November 2019 to 18 December 2019. Numbers are limited, apply by 1 April 2019. An extra fee beyond that for the course, covering travel and subsistence costs applies and is to be met by the student.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level points from (ESCI, GEOG) including one of ESCI 341-344 or GEOG 323 (X) ESCI 349

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 451 – Active Earth

The physical and chemical phenomena governing  tectonism, magmatism, and active margin processes in general interact on a wide variety of timescales. This course explores the observations on which modern understanding of active earth processes are based, the interaction between those processes, and the implications they have for hazard. Using global and New Zealand examples, this course explores how we make and evaluate geoscientific observations and effectively communicate our findings. The topics addressed include theoretical and empirical models of plate boundary processes, including subduction, magmatism, faulting, and fluid migration. 

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 402, PGEO 401

1/3 • CRN 32176 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 452 – Earth History

This course will examine stratigraphic principles and approaches used to reconstruct past depositional environments, to then interpret major tectonic and/or climatic events in Earth’s history. Geochemical and paleontological proxies will be used to identify changes in Earth's environment and climate over last 100 million years. An emphasis will be placed on an integrated stratigraphic dataset to interpret the history of NZ’s sedimentary basins.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 403, GEOL 403

1/3 • CRN 32177 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 453 – Earth Materials and Resources

Knowledge of Earth materials and resources and their impact on the Earth system is essential for responsible resource extraction and sustainable development. This course will explore the origin, extraction, uses and sustainability of a range of Earth resources. Topics include conventional energy resources such as hydrocarbons, our transition to `green’ resources, and the metals and other resources required for modern construction, energy production, and energy storage.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 416, GEOL 414

2/3 • CRN 32178 • [Kelburn]

GEOL 489 – Research Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Geology Programme Director.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1773 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 580 – Research Preparation

The course will provide skills and techniques required for successful scientific research in the Earth Sciences including: the philosophy of science; bibliographic database searches; writing, reviewing and revision of proposals; abstracts and journal papers; introductions to data analysis and selected research software; strategies for poster and oral presentations.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28445 • [Kelburn]

GEOL 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Geology.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1822 • [Kelburn]

GEOL 690 – Geology for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1824 • [Kelburn]

Geophysics

ESCI 402 – Basin Analysis

The course covers the process of integrating geological and geophysical data to understand how sedimentary basins form and fill. Students will gain an understanding of the underlying tectonic mechanisms that drive sedimentary basin evolution, they will learn how to map and interpret basins using seismic-reflection data tied to boreholes, and will learn how to quantify compaction and thermal maturity of sedimentary basins.

15 pts • (X) PGEO 401

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 403 – Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments

This course reviews stratigraphic principles and then considers several approaches for studying past environments, such as facies analysis and sequence stratigraphy. The later part of the course comprises seminars with examples using geochemical and paleontological proxies for studying past changes in Earth's environment and climate over last 100 million years.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 301

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 404 – ST: Topics in Earth Sciences

15 pts • (P) 40 300-level points (X) GEOL 404

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 406 – Petroleum Geology

The subject matter for petroleum geology and geochemistry falls into two main areas. The principles of petroleum geology and geochemistry are discussed in detail, together with their application to exploration. Secondly, a number of case histories are covered that exemplify the previous material.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 304

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 407 – Global Tectonics

This course studies tectonics of global plate boundary settings and general principles in geodynamics and geotectonics. On odd years focus is usually on the NZ plate boundary zone and on even years it focuses more generally on the mechanics and kinematics of faulting in the continental crust.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 302

2/3 • CRN 15248 • Tue 12-2pm [Kelburn]

ESCI 408 – Special Topic: Frontiers of Palaeobiology

This course will review some of the latest results in the field of palaeobiology. Using research papers published over the last twelve months, we will choose the most exciting and extraordinary topics available. Depending on what’s published in that period, topics may include discussions on mass extinctions, processes and patterns in the fossil record, human evolution and any particularly spectacular fossils that are reported. Participants will be encouraged to suggest topics in any area of palaeobiology that interests them.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from ESCI 301-399

2/3 • CRN 17081 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 409 – Special Topic

This course examines the formation of the elements, origins of the Solar System, and accretion and differentiation of the rocky planets. It reviews the generation and modification of magmas and volcanoes and the investigation of metamorphic conditions and processes, and examines how chemical and isotopic tracers are used in a diverse range of fields. Students will use the School's Geochemistry Laboratory and will obtain hands-on experience in the use of the electron microprobe and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

15 pts • (P) 20 pts from ESCI 301-399, GEOL 301-399

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 411 – Advanced Applied Geophysics

Geophysical topics relevant to earth science research in NZ and elsewhere including: seismic exploration, anisotropy in rocks, seismic wave attentuation & amplitude behaviour, gravity studies, geodesy, geophysics & geothermal studies, palaeomagnetism, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and also includes reflection seismic processing.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 305; (X) GEOL 411

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 412 – Paleoclimatology

The course is a study of contemporary research papers in Paleoclimate science. Concentrates on environmental proxy indicators, dating methods and climate dynamics. Prominent NZ Quaternary records as well as high profile records from elsewhere are examined. An understanding is developed of how atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere influence climate change as recorded in the geologic record.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 301; (X) GEOL 412

1/3 • CRN 15255 • Mon 11-1pm [Kelburn]

ESCI 413 – Geochemical Forensics of Earth's Origins, History and Future

An advanced course presenting petrologic/geochemical techniques and concepts used for reconstructing Earth processes. Topics include trace element and isotope geochemistry, mantle processes and magmatism, and marine and paleoenvironmental geochemistry.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 303; (X) GEOL 413

2/3 • CRN 15257 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 414 – Physics and Chemistry of Volcanoes

An advanced course covering why and how volcanoes form and the eruption styles that characterise magmas produced at different plate tectonic settings (subduction zone, mid-ocean ridges and oceanic and intraplate settings); quantitative geochemical methods for containing processes and rates of melt generation, storage in magma chambers and eruption; geochemical and geophysical techniques for monitoring volcanic activity and assisting in eruption prediction.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 15181 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 416 – Metamorphic Petrology

Current and fundamental topics in metamorphic petrology, with emphasis on understanding how the key variables pressure, temperature, time, deformation, and fluid/rock interaction are assessed.

15 pts • (P) ESCI 303 or GEOL 363; (X) GEOL 414

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 440 – Directed Individual Study

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1/3 • CRN 26245 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 15260 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 28392 • tba [Kelburn]

ESCI 441 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) permission of the Head of School

1/3 • CRN 15261 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 17049 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 26249 • tba [Kelburn]

ESCI 449 – Earth Sciences – International Field Course

This international field course in earth sciences aims to examine key geographical, geological and/ or geophysical localities. The course will offer a variable but unique insight, understanding and experience of earth science in the field beyond that which already exists in New Zealand. This course is offered in alternate years and will run in the USA from 18 November 2019 to 18 December 2019. Numbers are limited, apply by 1 April 2019. An extra fee beyond that for the course, covering travel and subsistence costs applies and is to be met by the student.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level points from (ESCI, GEOG) including one of ESCI 341-344 or GEOG 323 (X) ESCI 349

Not offered in 2020

ESCI 451 – Active Earth

The physical and chemical phenomena governing  tectonism, magmatism, and active margin processes in general interact on a wide variety of timescales. This course explores the observations on which modern understanding of active earth processes are based, the interaction between those processes, and the implications they have for hazard. Using global and New Zealand examples, this course explores how we make and evaluate geoscientific observations and effectively communicate our findings. The topics addressed include theoretical and empirical models of plate boundary processes, including subduction, magmatism, faulting, and fluid migration. 

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 402, PGEO 401

1/3 • CRN 32176 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 452 – Earth History

This course will examine stratigraphic principles and approaches used to reconstruct past depositional environments, to then interpret major tectonic and/or climatic events in Earth’s history. Geochemical and paleontological proxies will be used to identify changes in Earth's environment and climate over last 100 million years. An emphasis will be placed on an integrated stratigraphic dataset to interpret the history of NZ’s sedimentary basins.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 403, GEOL 403

1/3 • CRN 32177 • [Kelburn]

ESCI 453 – Earth Materials and Resources

Knowledge of Earth materials and resources and their impact on the Earth system is essential for responsible resource extraction and sustainable development. This course will explore the origin, extraction, uses and sustainability of a range of Earth resources. Topics include conventional energy resources such as hydrocarbons, our transition to `green’ resources, and the metals and other resources required for modern construction, energy production, and energy storage.

15 pts • (P) Permission of Earth Sciences Postgraduate Coordinator (X) ESCI 416, GEOL 414

2/3 • CRN 32178 • [Kelburn]

GPHS 402 – Special Topic

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 420 – Introduction to Dynamical Meteorology

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of dynamical meteorology and develops skills in problem solving.

15 pts • (P) MATH 323

1/3 • CRN 8156 • Wed 10-12 [Kelburn]

GPHS 421 – Mid-latitude Weather Systems

This course extends the knowledge gained in GPHS 420 to the development of an understanding of weather systems in middle latitudes. Conceptual and mathematical models are investigated to provide insights into the physical processes that occur during development, including diagnosis of vertical motion. Special emphasis is paid to weather systems in NZ and the Tasman Sea region.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 8157 • Tue 10-12 [Kelburn]

GPHS 422 – Radiation and Thermodynamics for Meteorology

Students are introduced to the concepts of radiation and thermodynamics that are relevant to applications in meteorology and atmospheric physics.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 8158 • Thu 10-12 [Kelburn]

GPHS 423 – Cloud Physics and Boundary Layer Meteorology

This course investigates the microphysical properties of clouds. The meteorology of the lower boundary layer of the Earth's atmosphere is also examined. Offered in alternate years.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 424 – Satellite Meteorology

This course examines the orbital characteristics and instrumentation of meteorological satellites. It discusses the impact of satellites on the development of modern meteorology.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 8160 • Tue 10-12 [Kelburn]

GPHS 425 – Numerical Weather Prediction

Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is examined within the context of modern weather forecasting. It includes material on the historical development of NWP, wave properties of the governing mathematical equations, numerical methods, model physics, statistical methods in post-processing, ensemble forecasting, and applications of global and limited-area NWP in modern weather forecasting operations.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 11096 • tba [Kelburn]

GPHS 426 – Climatology and Remote Sensing

This course takes a mathematical approach to understanding climate dynamics, based on the equations of atmospheric motion and energy transport in the large-scale circulation. The second half of the course derives and uses the equation of radiative transfer as a basis for investigating remote sensing of the atmosphere.

15 pts • (X) GPHS 430 in 2014, PHYG 413

2/3 • CRN 27049 • Thu 10-12 [Kelburn]

GPHS 430 – Special Topic

Topic to be decided.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 431 – Special Topic

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 439 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study apporved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 440 – Directed Individual Study

A supervised programme of study approved by the Head of School.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the Head of School

1+2/3 • CRN 15184 [Kelburn]

GPHS 441 – Solid Earth Geophysics

A survey of the internal processes and properties of the Earth including Seismology, Geomagnetism, Gravity Geodynamics, Geothermal Processes and Geochronology. Also taught as PHYS 441.

15 pts • (X) GPHS 405, PHYS 406, 441

1/3 • CRN 9063 • [Kelburn]

GPHS 445 – Observational Earthquake Seismology

Introduction to Earth structure and seismic wave propagation.

15 pts • (P) MATH 323 (X) GPHS 409

1/3 • CRN 9067 • Fri 2-3pm [Kelburn], Fri 3-4pm [Kelburn]

GPHS 446 – Advanced Seismology

Advanced topics in the theory of seismic sources and seismic wave propagation.

15 pts • (P) MATH 323 (X) GPHS 409

2/3 • CRN 9068 • Mon 2-4pm [Kelburn]

GPHS 447 – Geomagnetism

Physical and mathematical description of the geomagnetic field, spectrum of time variations, secular variation, reversals and sea-floor anomalies, origin of the geomagnetic field, introduction to palaeomagnetism and em induction in the Earth. Also taught as PHYS 447.

15 pts • (X) GPHS 408, 442, PHYS 406, PHYS 442, PHYS 447

2/3 • CRN 9605 • [Kelburn]

GPHS 448 – Advanced Topics in Geomagnetism

A selection of topics from (but not limited to) rock magnetism, palaeomagnetism, electrical/electromagnetic geophysics and satellite geomagnetism.

15 pts • (X) GPHS 408, 443, 444

2/3 • CRN 9606 • Wed, Fri 1-2pm [Kelburn]

GPHS 489 – Project

A research project on a topic approved by the Head of the School.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1891 • tba [Kelburn]

ESCI 580 – Research Preparation

The course will provide skills and techniques required for successful scientific research in the Earth Sciences including: the philosophy of science; bibliographic database searches; writing, reviewing and revision of proposals; abstracts and journal papers; introductions to data analysis and selected research software; strategies for poster and oral presentations.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28445 • [Kelburn]

GPHS 520 – Professional Weather Observing, Analysis and Synoptic Diagnosis

This course, together with GPHS 521, forms an integrated study of forecasting practice and supporting meteorological theory. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical principles of weather observation, analysis and diagnosis that underpin weather prediction. Students will actively apply the principles learnt through a variety of simulated exercises.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School (X) GPHS 521;

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 521 – Professional Weather Diagnosis and Forecasting

This course, together with GPHS 520, forms an integrated study of forecasting practice and supporting meteorological theory. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical principles of weather diagnosis at synoptic and meso-scales that underpin weather prediction. Students will apply the principles learnt through advanced simulated exercises.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 581 – Practicum

Appropriate work undertaken in a geophysical observatory under supervision of observatory and VUW staff.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GPHS 589 – Project

This project will be based on a ‘real world’ meteorological research objective selected from a list of research topics arising from meteorological operations at MetService. Students will be encouraged to demonstrate their independence, critical thinking and scientific rigour in their project work. MetService will provide all meteorological data required for the project. Supervision will be by MetService and/or VUW staff. Overall guidance and assessment will be by VUW staff.

30 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

1+2+3/3 • CRN 27123 • [Inter-institutional (NZ)]

GPHS 591 – Thesis

MSc thesis in Geophysics.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1902 [Kelburn]

GPHS 690 – Geophysics for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1904 [Kelburn]

German

FHSS 410 – Global Cultures in Context

How is culture expressed in different linguistic and cultural contexts? This course considers cultures as both local and global phenomena, addressing them from a range of critical and theoretical perspectives and through close analysis.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 28008 • [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 31193 • [Kelburn]

GERM 401 – Advanced Language Study

Advanced-level study of written and spoken German. This is a compulsory course for German Honours. If all students enrolled in GERM 401 are agreed to it, the emphasis will be in Translation Studies. The decision will be made at the first meeting of the class. If the emphasis is to be on Translation Studies, the course will combine the study of the theory of professional translation and interpreting with advanced-level practice of translation of various texts from and into German. Some interpreting will also be practised. 60% internal assessment, 40% examination.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GERM 411 – Special Topic 1: Captured Berlin: the Reflection of a City in Word and Image

This course presents Berlin through the lens of selected examples of literary texts and film from the Weimar Republic (1919-1933) to the present day. 60% internal assessment, 40% examination.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GERM 489 – Research Project

A supervised research exercise, on a topic of the student's choice, designed to develop skills in bibliographic searches and the elaboration of a closely argued analytic text.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1875 • Tue 2-3pm [Kelburn]

GERM 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in German.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1878 [Kelburn]

GERM 690 – German for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1881 [Kelburn]

Global Business

GBUS 511 – Global Business Environment

This course provides an understanding of the field of international business and the environment in which such business takes place. It examines the global political, social, moral and economic configurations and their managerial implications for both small and large firms.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 29172 • Mon 9.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

GBUS 512 – Management Theory and Practice

This course offers a broad perspective on modern management in the business, public and voluntary sectors, and examines key issues likely to face managers in the near future.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 29173 • Mon 12.30-2.30pm [Pipitea]

GBUS 513 – Strategic Marketing

This course applies an analytical and problem solving approach to the development and implementation of marketing strategies. Achieving and sustaining an organisation’s competitive advantage is central to this course. Themes include environment scanning, brand management, market orientation, customer relationships, innovation, sustainable marketing and strategy formulation.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 29174 • Wed 9.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

GBUS 514 – Accounting for Managers

This course introduces students to the concepts of financial and management accounting, covering the content of financial statements; concepts of value and profit, cost behaviour and cost-volume-profit relationships; and cost allocation principles.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 29175 • Tue 12.30-2.30pm [Pipitea]

GBUS 521 – Supply Chain Management

The study of the integration of all the value-creating elements in a network of supplier, manufacturing, assembly, distribution, and logistics facilities that perform the functions of procurement of materials, transformation of these materials into intermediate and finished products, and the distribution of these products to customers.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 522 – Innovation and Value Creation

This course examines how domestic and global organisations manage complexity in the pursuit of innovation, sustainability and value creation.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 523 – Ethics and Sustainability

The course provides concepts and frameworks to explore and evaluate ethical arguments regarding the three dimensions of sustainability, namely environmental protection, economic development and social equity. The course also explores the ethical responsibilities of managers and organisations.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 524 – Leadership and Change

Change is an ever present phenomenon in all organisations. This course is an attempt to understand the challenges and the complexities of leading change effectively in organisations.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 531 – Analysing Markets

This course examines the key role of collecting interpreting and analysing marketing data and information to assist marketing managers. It involves applying the principles of market research and information technologies to marketing and strategy-related problems.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 532 – Consumer Behaviour

The course examines consumers and their consumption-related behaviours, which includes the acquisition, usage and disposition of goods, services and experiences. It focuses on understanding consumers as individuals and as members of other groups and cultures Students learn to apply key consumer behaviour concepts to marketing decisions and customer engagement strategies.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 533 – Marketing Communications

Using an integrated marketing communications framework, this course examines a range of communication tools and options available for marketers, including advertising and digital media. It focuses on marketing communication strategies and activities that build brand equity. Ethical and social issues relating to marketing communications are also explored.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 534 – Contemporary Marketing

This course focuses on current marketing theories and practice within a global context. It seeks to critically examine the challenges marketers face in today's changing environment, and their responses to these contemporary challenges.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

GBUS 541 – Global Strategy

This course provides an understanding of how firms gain a competitive advantage and complete successfully in the global market place, and provides participants with frameworks and concepts in strategic management of business scenarios thereby enabling them to develop and communicate clear strategies for the organisations with which they are involved.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 30018 • Tue 10.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

GBUS 542 – Managing Across Cultures

This course provides an understanding of effective managerial decisions across cultures countries. It examines the influence of culture on managerial practices including communication, negotiation, decision making, motivation, staffing and leadership in both the New Zealand and international contexts.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 30019 • Mon 2.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

GBUS 580 – Consultancy Project

The project involves visiting and working with an organisation, doing internal and external research, placing the work in a global context, and producing a report and presentation, to a brief agreed with the client.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 30020 • Wed 3.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

GBUS 581 – Research Project

This course aims to provide students with applied research methodologies whereby practical solutions to real organisational issues can be derived. Students need to identify a relevant issue, position it in a global context, propose an applicable methodology, collect relevant data and write a business research project including appropriate recommendations.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 30021 • tba [Pipitea]

Greek

GREE 401 – Greek Prose Texts

This course will examine selected Greek Prose Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 402 – Greek Tragedy

This course will examine selected Greek Tragedy Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 403 – Greek Verse Texts

This course will examine selected Greek Verse Texts.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 405 – Special Topic

50% internal assessment, 50% examination.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

GREE 489 – Research Project

A research project, usually in the form of an extended essay of 10,000 words, with regular guidance from a supervisor. Students are expected to show familiarity with the literature in their chosen field, and to write a substantial discussion, engaging with questions relevant to the field and demonstrating independent thought.

30 pts • (X) GREE 404.

Not offered in 2020

Health

See also Midwifery and Nursing

HLTH 501 – Research for Practice

This course focuses on locating, interpreting, critiquing and using research as a means for improving decision-making in the clinical or health setting.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 502 – Applied Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is explored in relation to clinical practice and emerging evidence. This course provides a foundation for clinical decisions related to interventions, management and expected health outcomes across the lifespan.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 19815 • Mon 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 19816 • Mon 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 503 – Specialist Practice: Community

This course will develop knowledge of specialist practice at an advanced level, in the context of international developments in patient care. Innovations in practice and challenges facing specific specialty practice areas are the key content areas. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH502, students must be in direct patient contact; (C) HLTH502 (X) NURS 543;

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 504 – Specialist Practice: Long Term Conditions

This specialist practice course will enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who support individuals and populations living with long term conditions. Key issues for exploration during this course include: population health approaches to understand the impact of long term conditions, the role of health professionals in long term conditions management, and patient self-management strategies to improve health outcomes. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 505 – Specialist Practice: Critical Care

This course will develop knowledge of specialist practice at an advanced level, in the context of international developments in patient care. Innovations in practice and challenges facing specific specialty practice areas are key content areas in this course. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (C) HLTH502

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 506 – Specialist Practice: Acute Care

This course will develop knowledge of specialist practice at an advanced level, in the context of international developments in patient care. Innovations in practice and challenges facing specific specialty practice areas are the key content areas. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH502, students must be in direct patient contact

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 507 – Specialist Practice: Cancer Care

This course will develop knowledge of specialist practice at an advanced level, in the context of international developments in patient care. Innovations in practice and challenges facing specific specialty practice areas are the key content areas. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH502, students must be in direct patient contact; (C) HLTH502 (X) NURS 538;

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 508 – Specialist Practice: End of Life Care

This course will develop knowledge of specialist practice at an advanced level, in the context of international developments in patient care. Innovations in practice and challenges facing specific specialty practice areas are the key content areas. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH502, students must be in direct patient contact; (C) HLTH502 (X) NURS 535;

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 509 – Specialist Practice: Aged Care

This course will challenge nurses and other healthcare professionals to consider the experiences of older people from healthy retirement to death through aspects within their ‘Life Stories’. Life events will be explored in the context of existing theory and contemporary research. Students must be in direct client contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH502, students must be in direct patient contact; (C) HLTH502 (X) NURS 537;

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 513 – Real World Midwifery

This course explores the role of the midwife as it is constructed in contemporary society. In particular it explores the context in which midwifery is practised and in which it attempts to support and promote normal childbirth.

30 pts • (X) MIDW 523

2/3 • CRN 19827 • Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 514 – Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

This course is designed to develop the skills of systematic history taking, clinical examination and diagnostic reasoning with a focus on the respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal, and neurological, systems. Students work alongside mentors in their clinical practice to develop these skills. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502, students must be in direct patient contact

1/3 • CRN 19828 • Wed, Thu 8-4pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 8-4pm [Distance (NZ)], Fri 8-4pm [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 29042 • Wed, Thu 8-4pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu 8-4pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 515 – Advanced Assessment and Clinical Reasoning: Neonatal Nursing

This course is designed to develop the skills of systematic history taking, clinical examination and diagnostic reasoning in the care of the neonate. Students work alongside mentors in their clinical practice to develop these skills.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502; (X) NURS 553

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 516 – Health, Illness and Disease

This course focuses on sociological and anthropological literature about the experience of being healthy and being sick, as it relates to institutional recognition of disease.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 517 – Diagnostics and Therapeutics

This course examines the sensitivity, specificity and utility of commonly used diagnostic testing methods (including the FBC, 12 lead ECG and telemetry monitoring, radiological imaging, and cardio-pulmonary diagnostics). In addition, course modules will explore the assessments of nutrition, infection, and anaemia alongside their associated common therapies. Students must be in direct patient contact.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502, HLTH 514 Students must be in direct patient contact

2/3 • CRN 19831 • Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 518 – Clinical Pharmacology

This course examines principles of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics in the context of safe and quality use of medicines.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502

2/3 • CRN 29043 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 519 – Research Review

In developing a review relevant to your area of practice this course will examine the practices of scholarly writing and publishing practices to assist students in preparing manuscripts for publication in the appropriate scholarly or professional forum.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 520 – Practice Project

Students negotiate, design, undertake and report on an evidence based project of relevance to their practice area under the supervision of academic and workplace mentors.

30 pts • (P) 60 points from HLTH 501-550; (X) HLTH 551, HLWB 513

2/3 • CRN 19942 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 521 – Research Methods

This course prepares students to undertake independent research by developing knowledge and skills in a variety of paradigms and methods, and engaging in higher-level debates on research philosophy and theory, ethics, limitations, data gathering and analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19835 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 522 – Health Systems, Policy and Practice

This course explores health care policy and service delivery in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. The structural, political, professional and ethical dimensions of health service delivery are examined.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 19836 • Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 523 – Contemporary Issues in Nursing

This course will explore the role, place and voice of nurses influencing health and wellbeing at a national and international level. Students will be challenged to articulate their contribution to healthcare and encouraged to think innovatively about healthcare delivery. The course is designed to build professional self-confidence, by cultivating professional identity and professional voice.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 31014 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 524 – Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine the issues that arise in leading and managing in the health sector. It will cover leadership and management theories and concepts, organisational development, budgeting and financing processes in health care, planning human resources and managing people, and consider issues relating to cultural safety.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19838 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 525 – Diversity in Health Care

This course explores health from a cultural, ethnic and population perspective. Differences in health and illness patterns amongst groups are examined. The potential development of more appropriate services to address diversity is assessed.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 526 – Patient Safety and Risk Reduction

This course is designed to develop knowledge related to patient safety within the international health care arena. Research related to adverse events and strategies to improve patient safety and reduce risk provide the key content.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19840 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 528 – Evaluation for Health

This course prepares students to systematically use a programme logic approach to introduce and evaluate practices, systems and processes within a health context.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 19842 • Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 529 – Special Topic

TBA

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 530 – Special Topic

TBA.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 531 – Nurse Practitioner Practicum

This course provides an opportunity for Nurse Practitioner students to synthesise and apply all previous Master's course learning. Note: Students must have identified suitable mentor/s before commencing this course.

30 pts • (P) At least B in each of the following courses HLTH 514 or HLTH 515, HLTH 517 and HLTH 518; Students must be in direct patient contact (X) HLTH 544

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 532 – Midwifery Assessment and Decision-making in Complex Maternity Care

This clinically oriented course is focused on building midwifery assessment and decision-making for complexity in maternity care across the full range of midwifery practice. Clinical contact with childbearing women is required.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

1/3 • CRN 25096 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 533 – Midwifery Practicum in Complex Care

This course integrates theoretical knowledge into practice and extends the midwife's experience, knowledge, skills and practice in complex maternity care.

30 pts • (P) Students hold a midwifery registration and a current New Zealand practising certificate

2/3 • CRN 26081 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 541 – Advanced Health Leadership and Management

This course will examine leading change in the health sector, including strategy development, leading change, project management, monitoring and evaluating performance/change, quality improvement.

15 pts • (P) HLTH 524 or approved substitute

3/3 • CRN 31052 • Mon 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 542 – Applied Ethics and Law for Health Professionals

This course will enable health care professionals to develop advanced skills in the interpretation, analysis and application of ethics and law in professional practice.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 31177 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 543 – Prescribing Practicum

This course will develop prescribing knowledge and skills, drawing on the student’s previous learning in advanced health assessment, diagnostic reasoning/therapeutics and pharmacology. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for registered nurse prescribing authority.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 502; At least a B in HLTH 514 & HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact

1/3 • CRN 31175 • Thu, Fri 8.30-4.30pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 544 – Nurse Practitioner Practicum

This course provides an opportunity for Nurse Practitioner students to synthesise and apply all previous Advanced nursing practice learning within the context of Mentored practice. This course supports students to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for Nurse Practitioner registration and prepares them to contribute to Improvements in health outcomes for Maori through an Understanding of key concepts such as policy that supports Equitable health outcomes, Whanau Ora and Maori models of Health.

60 pts • (P) At least a B in each of the following courses: HLTH 514, HLTH 517, HLTH 518; students must be in direct patient contact (X) HLTH 531;

1+2/3 • CRN 31176 • Thu 8.30-4.30pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 8.30-4.30pm [Distance (NZ)], Fri 8.30-4.30pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 550 – Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

This course facilitates the transition of the newly graduated nurse to practice using the New Zealand quality and safety capability framework to support the provision of safe person-centred care. Graduate nurses will focus on developing professional resilience, confidence in their clinical assessment and reasoning skills including the application of pathophysiology knowledge to clinical decision making as part of the wider healthcare team in order to provide safe, competent and comprehensive care inclusive of family/whānau.

30 pts • (P) Must have gained registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand no more than 12 months before enrolment; (X) HLTH 540 in 2013

block dates/3 • CRN 26043 • (L1) Mon 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

block dates/3 • CRN 28278 • (L2) Mon 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Wed 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

3+1/3 • CRN 26044 • (L3) tba [Distance (NZ)]

3+1/3 • CRN 31012 • (L4) tba [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 551 – Professional Project

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan, execute and complete a project that demonstrates advanced knowledge in a field of professional practice. Students will apply skills acquired during the study programme to solve a practice problem or problems. The outcomes of the project will be presented in a report targeting relevant key stakeholders.

60 pts • (P) Part 1 of subject requirement and one of HLTH 501, 521, 528 (X) HLTH 520, HLWB 513

2+3/3 • CRN 31015 • Mon 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 591 – Master of Health Research - Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 26221 • (L1) Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 592 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Nursing

120 pts

full year • CRN 26222 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 593 – Master of Health Research - Thesis in Midwifery

120 pts

full year • CRN 26223 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 594 – Thesis for Master of Nursing Science

A research project is undertaken. Emphasis is placed on the practice of research and theory development in relation to nursing practice and/or health outcomes. The thesis report demonstrates generation and synthesis of knowledge and makes a contribution to nursing knowledge.

90 pts • (P) At least B in HLTH 521 and an average grade of at least B in Part 1 of the MNS

full year • CRN 19846 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 596 – Thesis for Master of Health Care

A research project is undertaken. Emphasis is placed on the practice of research and theory development in relation to health care and/or health outcomes. The thesis report demonstrates generation and synthesis of knowledge and contributes to knowledge in health practice, education and/or health services.

90 pts • (P) At least B in HLTH 521 and an average grade of at least B in Parts 1 and 2 of MHC degree

full year • CRN 19847 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLWB 501 – Health Policy and Planning

This course will examine governance, policy, strategy, service-delivery and decision-making in the health sector. It will consider policy and service delivery issues: key institutions, influences and behaviours, and the roles of the public and private sectors in healthcare systems; the efficiency and quality of health services, and policies to reduce inequities in healthcare services and health outcomes for Māori, Pasifika and other disadvantaged groups. Participants will learn health economics and policy concepts and develop knowledge and skills to address policy and service delivery challenges; design and analyse options; advance health policy and service delivery goals and objectives and advise decision-makers.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 31029 • Mon, Tue 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 503 – Financing, Purchasing and Organising Health Services

This course will examine and critique alternative approaches to financing and organising health care, with international comparisons. It will draw on economic concepts to explore in depth issues relating to financing health care; accountability and performance; purchasing and contracting, and paying providers. The course will explore the role of competition in the delivery of health care, and examine issues relating to the integration of health, and health and social services.

15 pts • (X) GOVT 537, MAPP 551

2/3 • CRN 31030 • Mon, Tue, Wed 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 504 – Health Economics and Economic Evaluation

This course introduces key concepts in health economics and applies health economics to health policy and planning issues. It then introduces the role of monitoring and evaluation in health policy and planning and discusses economic evaluation in depth.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31031 • Mon, Tue, Wed 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 505 – Health Promotion Theory and Practice

This course develops students' knowledge in core health promotion approaches and perspectives in relation to the economic, social, cultural and environmental influences on well-being. Students will critically appraise health promotion strategies and issues, design and evaluate interventions, and gain skills for health promotion practice.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 31032 • Mon, Tue 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 506 – Emerging Issues in Health Promotion

In this guided study course students will apply their knowledge of health promotion, needs assessment and intervention to an emerging issue in health promotion. The course will provide the opportunity for students to engage with and critically analyse the contribution of alternative paradigms for health promotion, including whanau based initiatives, the use of digital technologies and social marketing.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 31033 • Thu, Fri 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 507 – Principles of Health and Safety Management

This course will provide advanced knowledge of management systems, organisational culture, and the integration of legal, regulatory and societal factors in the context of health and safety management.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31034 • Thu, Fri, Sat 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 508 – Human and Biological Factors in Workplace Health and Safety

This course applies principles of human function and considers the application of cognitive and behavioural psychology to workplace health and safety practice.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31035 • Mon, Tue 8.30-5pm [Kelburn], Wed 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 509 – Identification, Assessment and Control of Hazards and Risks

This course provides advanced knowledge about practice and performance in workplace health and safety risk management.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31036 • Thu, Fri, Sat 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 510 – Principles of Occupational Health and Hygiene

This course will provide advanced knowledge of the principles and practice of work related health – health protection, health promotion and wellbeing. It provides knowledge and understanding of the main work-related health hazards, and the practices to recognise, assess, control and monitor risks.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31037 • Thu, Fri 8.30-5pm [Kelburn], Sat 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 511 – Health and Safety Management and Leadership

This course provides insights into organisational behaviour, structures, functions, roles and responsibilities and accountabilities. The approach to workplace health and safety strategies is discussed. The principles of effective project management and human resource management are also covered.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 31038 • Thu, Fri, Sat 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 512 – Professional Role and Functioning

This course provides advanced knowledge about the role and function of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. The professional role and ethical framework for the workplace health and safety professional is described. Theories of communication and fostering teamwork are also explored. Please note this course will not be offered for the first time until 2020.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 31039 • Thu, Fri 8.30-5pm [Kelburn], Sat 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

HLWB 513 – Research Project

In this course students will design, undertake and report on a research project relevant to their subject area and area of professional interest.

60 pts • (P) Part 1 of the MHlth; (X) HLTH 520, HLTH 551

1/3 • CRN 32042 • (L4) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 32038 • (L3) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 31040 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 32232 • (L5) tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 32018 • tba [Kelburn]

HLWB 513 – Research Project

In this course students will design, undertake and report on a research project relevant to their subject area and area of professional interest.

60 pts • (P) Part 1 of the MHlth; (X) HLTH 520, HLTH 551

HLWB 591 – Master of Health Research - Thesis

120 pts

full year • CRN 32189 [Kelburn]

HEAL 690 – Health for PhD

For exact school dates, times and venues please refer to the Graduate School’s website - www.vuw.ac.nz/nmh.

120 pts

full year • CRN 11004 • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 601 – Critical Analysis of a Health Issue

During this course, students complete a critical review of the relevant literature as background to framing the proposed research question(s) and methodological approach for their investigation of the health issue that is the focus of their thesis research, including consideration of the importance of the issue for Maori communities.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 521 (or an approved equivalent)

1/3 • CRN 31043 • Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 602 – Issues in Professional Contexts

In this course, students develop a detailed understanding of the philosophical and theoretical frameworks and their application to professional contexts that are required for critically examining and addressing professional issues in the health sector, including the importance of Maori worldviews.

30 pts • (C) HLTH 601

2/3 • CRN 31044 • Thu 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)], Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 603 – Advanced Research Design

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding and critique of the major methodological approaches to research investigations in the health sector, including Mātauranga Māori in research design, and provides the rationale for the selection of their approach to the investigation of their identified health issue that is the focus of their thesis research.

30 pts • (C) HLTH 601, 602

1/3 • CRN 31045 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Wellington Regional Hospital], Tue 9-5pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

HLTH 604 – Research Proposal

This course draws together students’ detailed understanding, gained from earlier coursework, of the theory, methodology and professional context for investigating the health issue that is the subject of their thesis research. The focus of the course is on the development of the proposal for the thesis research.

30 pts • (P) HLTH 601, HLTH 602, HLTH 603

2/3 • CRN 31046 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Wellington Regional Hospital], Tue 9-5pm [Wellington Regional Hospital]

Health Promotion

EDUC 568 – Sport and Physical Activity: Supporting Youth Development

This course critically examines beliefs about the use of sport and physical activity contexts for youth development and the implications for policy and practice. Students will examine contemporary models and evidence based practice in relation to the evaluation of programmes designed to promote positive youth development.

30 pts • (X) EDUC 464, EDUC 564 in 2015-2018

1/3 • CRN 31089 • [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 501 – Research for Practice

This course focuses on locating, interpreting, critiquing and using research as a means for improving decision-making in the clinical or health setting.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HLTH 521 – Research Methods

This course prepares students to undertake independent research by developing knowledge and skills in a variety of paradigms and methods, and engaging in higher-level debates on research philosophy and theory, ethics, limitations, data gathering and analysis.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 19835 • Mon, Tue 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLTH 528 – Evaluation for Health

This course prepares students to systematically use a programme logic approach to introduce and evaluate practices, systems and processes within a health context.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 19842 • Thu, Fri 9-5pm [Distance (NZ)]

HLWB 505 – Health Promotion Theory and Practice

This course develops students' knowledge in core health promotion approaches and perspectives in relation to the economic, social, cultural and environmental influences on well-being. Students will critically appraise health promotion strategies and issues, design and evaluate interventions, and gain skills for health promotion practice.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 31032 • Mon, Tue 8.30-5pm [Kelburn]

Higher Education Learning and Teaching

HELT 501 – Foundations of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Using the theme of Ako - the interrelatedness of teaching and learning - participants will evaluate the explanatory power and practical applications of higher education theories and research for understanding and improving teaching effectiveness and learning outcomes. Assessment includes reflective evaluation of teaching and curriculum design.

30 pts • (X) UTDC 501

1/3 • CRN 25090 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 25091 • tba [Kelburn]

HELT 502 – Portfolios for Professional Practice

This course will introduce different types of teaching portfolios used in higher education. Students will be required to select and annotate evidence appropriate to specific portfolio types and develop a reflection-based peer-reviewed portfolio for an agreed purpose, and take part in peer review of written teaching portfolios.

30 pts • (P) HELT 501; (X) UTDC 503

3/3 • CRN 25092 • tba [Kelburn]

HELT 503 – Researching Higher Education

In this course participants will learn how different research approaches are used to address specific education questions. Participants will develop a research proposal related to their teaching, to be investigated in HELT 504, or as a research grant application to an internal or external education funder.

30 pts • (P) HELT 501

1/3 • CRN 25093 • tba [Kelburn]

HELT 504 – Applied Research Project in Higher Education

Participants will undertake and report an individually supervised, research project on a specific aspect of higher education. Participants will apply educational theories and research approaches studied in HELT501and HELT503, with the aim of producing research outcomes appropriate for conference or journal acceptance.

30 pts • (P) HELT 501, HELT 503

1/3 • CRN 32227 • tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 25094 • tba [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 25095 • tba [Kelburn]

HELT 505 – Special topic: Higher Education in New Zealand

This course covers aspects of New Zealand higher education policy, the Treaty of Waitangi, diversity and practice that are distinctive to the New Zealand tertiary environment. It also examines key learning and teaching theories and their application within the New Zealand university context.

30 pts • (P) UTDC 501 or HELT 501

Not offered in 2020

HELT 506 – Special Topic: Teaching as Communication and Interaction

Teaching as mediating learning is about creating an environment that facilitates knowledge construction and provides opportunities for students to communicate complex ideas in a range of contexts, using different modes and formats. This course engages participants in a critical evaluation of higher education teaching and learning as a form of conversations and dialogue. Participants will explore aspects of academic communications in their courses and design discipline-specific course tasks and activities. Participants will engage with the students-as-partners framework by looking at examples from Victoria and elsewhere.

30 pts • (P) As for PGCert entry requirements

Not offered in 2020

HELT 507 – Learning and Teaching with Digital Technology

Participants will experience and reflect upon the impact and practical uses of digital technologies on student learning. The course will explore how technology can influence and support student outcomes in different disciplines both online and in a face-to-face context.

30 pts • (X) HELT 506 prior to 2017

2/3 • CRN 29039 • tba [Kelburn]

HELT 520 – Directed Individual Study

This provides students with the option of following a directed individual study, with the approval of the Director of the Centre for Academic Development, and under the supervision of an academic staff member with appropriate expertise.

30 pts • (P) HELT 501; (X) HELT 505, HELT 506

1/3 • CRN 29040 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 29041 • tba [Kelburn]

History

HIST 403 – A Topic in Pacific History: Colonial Power and Pacific Resistance 1800-1946

This course examines the uneven imposition of colonial rule from the vantage point of insular Oceania (1800-1946). Particular attention is paid to the local contexts of colonial rule, the social and political effects of its imposition, and its limits as determined by Pacific islanders.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 404 – A Topic in the History of the United States

Mediating the 1960s: Media and the Long 1960s, 1955-1975 will explore the events and the processes which shaped US society and culture between 1955 and 1975. It will teach skills in media analysis as an important source of evidence about the long 1960s, which students will then apply in the development of individual research presentations and projects.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1960 • Mon 1-3pm [Kelburn]

HIST 407 – A Topic in European History 1: Histories of the Senses

This course will introduce students to historical problems and approaches in studying the five senses: vision, touch, taste, smell and hearing. The chief aims of the course are to consider the role of the senses in history and to interrogate historians' emphasis on textual primary sources in the discipline. The seminar discussions will focus primarily on Europe before 1800, and will be based on readings of scholarly works in cultural history and the history of medicine, technology and the environment- with occasional forays into other geographical regions and historical periods.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 412 – A Topic in the History of Sport: Studies in the History of Sport and Spectatorship

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 419 – A Topic in Historiography and Historical Method 1: History and Theory

This is a historiographical and theoretical course. This means that we will examine both the philosophical bases for understanding the past and the ways in which history has been (and currently is) practised.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 2137 • Thu 2-4pm [Kelburn]

HIST 420 – A Topic in the History of Race Relations in New Zealand: Contexts of the Treaty

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 421 – A Topic in European History 2: The European Outreach into the Atlantic

This course considers the European outreach into the Atlantic in early modern history, 1400-1800. We examine the development of major Atlantic trades, including the Newfoundland fishing industry, whaling, the slave trade, and trades in cash-crops and other consumer goods. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 422 – A Topic in New Zealand History 1: Oral History Method and Practice

We explore how the recovery and reconstruction of memory can be both the source and subject of oral history, and the methods to make that happen. Students will both analyse and create oral histories in this course.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 7706 • Wed 10-12 [Kelburn]

HIST 423 – A Topic in Historiography and Historical Method 2: Digital History

This course will examine the digital tools and methods increasingly used by historians in producing historical scholarship, via discussion of recent scholarship on digital history and hands-on workshops of various digital skills and resources. Students at all levels of digital competency are welcome. Final outputs may vary depending on the skills students begin the course with, but everyone who completes the course will have increased their digital skills base and created a digital exploration of their chosen research topic.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 425 – A Topic in European History 3: Scotland- Colony, Nation, Empire

Was there such a thing as a Scotttish Empire or a distinctively Scottish experience of empire? This course takes a self-consciously Scotocentric approach to British imperial and colonial history. It considers Scottish thinking on empire, Scottish experiences of empire and the role of empire in shaping the Scottish nation. The course focuses mostly on the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries but considers the medieval foundations of imperialism in Britain and the legacy of decolonisation for the Scottish nation and the British state in the 20th and 21st centuries.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 7709 • Tue 10-12 [Kelburn]

HIST 427 – A Topic in New Zealand History 2: Empire and Desire: Gender and Imperialism, c.1780-1920

Spanning the period from roughly the end of the 18th Century and American independence through to the imperial conferences of the 1920s, this course explores the inter-related histories of gender and empire, largely as they unfolded in what become known as the British Empire. New Zealand and other settler colonies will provide the major focus for the course. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 428 – Special Topic: Class in History

This course will examine the importance of social class as an analytical category and a historical reality. Attention will be paid to classical and more recent theoretical debates, and to the concrete meaning of class in a variety of historical situations. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 429 – History of Migration

History of Migration considers the history of forced and free migration. Topics may include: Māori migration to Aotearoa; recent Māori migration to Australia; the transatlantic slave trade; convict labour; indentured labour in the Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Pacific worlds; mass migration in the era of steamships; rural/urban migration; as well as themes such as commodities and migration, warfare and migration, religious change and migration, culture and migration, and the economics of migration.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 30058 • Tue 2-5pm [Kelburn]

HIST 430 – Māori Literature in History

Drawing on an extensive archival and published pool of Māori writing c. 1820 to the current day, this course examines the written landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand's first peoples. Critical and theoretical work on indigenous literatures drawn from various perspectives will be read alongside a variety of texts written by Māori over time. The course will deal with material in both Māori and English; ability in te reo Māori will be helpful but is not essential.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 31059 • Thu 9-11 [Kelburn]

HIST 448 – National Awakening in Eastern Europe

This course introduces students to the phenomenon 'national awakening' by examining the political, social, intellectual, and cultural origins of East European nationalism in light of nationalism theory. Students may choose to focus on either Czech or Hungarian history in the 19th Century. 100% internal assessment including a major 7500 word research essay worth 70%.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

HIST 449 – Origins of Nationalism

The emergence of nationalism has transformed human societies all over the world, but scholars disagree about what nationalism is and how to interpret it. This course examines the origins of nationalism in detail by reading canonical works by leading nationalism theorists, primary sources related to the history of nationalism, and a selection of outstanding and influential case studies.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 32070 • Wed 2-4pm [Kelburn]

HIST 489 – Research Project

HIST 489 is a compulsory research essay undertaken in the completion of a BA (Hons) degree. The topic is devised principally by the student under the guidance of a History programme staff member.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 1973 • Fri 2-4pm [Kelburn]

HIST 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in History.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1879 [Kelburn]

HIST 690 – History for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1882 [Kelburn]

Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

FCOM 401 – Research Methodology A

This course examines a number of scientific methodologies and related research methods within the business context, with an emphasis on science-informed and evidence-based decision making. Methods are the means by which knowledge, predictions, or control are achieved. Characteristic of science are systematic observation and experimentation, inductive and deductive reasoning, and the formation and testing of hypotheses and theories.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31149 • Mon 10.30-1.30pm [Pipitea]

FCOM 421 – Research Methodology B

This course examines interpretive and critical social science methodologies within the specific context of business disciplines. It introduces cultural aspects of conducting business research, including Mātauranga Māori.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 401

1/3 • CRN 31150 • Tue 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

FCOM 430 – Research Project

This course is a supervised individual research project, supplemented by seminars on topics related to stages in the research process.

30 pts • (P) FCOM 401, FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31171 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 31151 • Thu 8.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

HRIR 401 – Labour Policy

This course examines matters related to the policy-making role of the State in industrial relations. Areas covered include issues related to the Minimum Code, minimum wage, pay equity, employment equity, workers' compensation, occupational health and safety and labour legislation.

15 pts • (P) 48 300-level HRIR points

Not offered in 2020

HRIR 402 – Industrial Relations

Theoretical approaches to the study of industrial relations, with specific emphasis on the evolution of general industrial relations theory, theories of the labour movement, theories of employer/managerial behaviour, and the interrelationship of theory, research, and practice.

15 pts • (P) 48 300-level HRIR pts

Not offered in 2020

HRIR 411 – Special Topic: Innovation and Change Management

An advanced level consideration of topics such as new ventures, entrepreneurship, new product development, intrapreneurship, creativity, change and organisation development.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

HRIR 412 – Special Topic: Contemporary Issues in Work and Employment

This course provides an overview of work and employment. Issues covered include employment policy and the regulation of work, the conflicting interests of employers, workers and other relevant stakeholders, the roles of the government, trade unions and employer organisations, the changing nature of employment, and the future of work.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

HRIR 530 – Research Project

Research Project on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26166 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26167 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26168 • tba [Pipitea]

HRIR 531 – Research Paper

Research paper on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26190 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26191 • tba [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26192 • tba [Pipitea]

HRIR 591 – Thesis

MCom thesis in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

120 pts

full year • CRN 10780 [Pipitea]

HRIR 592 – Thesis in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

90 point Thesis in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations.

90 pts

full year • CRN 26215 [Pipitea]

HRIR 690 – HR and Industrial Rels for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 9301 [Pipitea]

Indigenous Studies

MAOR 501 – Aro Taketake/Indigenous Theories

This course will explore Indigenous theories and worldviews. In particular, it will cover Indigenous peoples’ political and cultural relationships, international contexts, resource management and policy (language, education, economic and science) and governance.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

block dates/3 • CRN 32086 • Fri, Sun 8-5.30pm [Kelburn]

MAOR 512 – Kia Kautū/Internship

Approved and supervised work placement of students in an organisation with a predominant focus on Indigenous issues.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the Programme Director; (X) MAOR 413, 410 in 2013-2019

2/3 • CRN 32087 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 32224 • tba [Kelburn]

MAOR 521 – Kia Rukuhia/Project in Indigenous Studies

This course enables students to research a particular aspect of Indigenous Studies in detail with a focus on conducting reviews of key literature in the discipline by Indigenous peoples and about Indigenous peoples. The course will also examine the challenges and opportunities around, and the practicalities of, preparing academic work on Indigenous specific issues for publication.

30 pts • (P) Permission of the Programme Director

2/3 • CRN 32088 • tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 32225 • tba [Kelburn]

Industrial Design

See also Design Innovation

INDN 441 – Creative Digital Manufacturing

Students will undertake advanced industrial design projects researching new and emerging digital technologies as a catalyst for the creation of innovative future products, systems and services.

30 pts • (P) INDN 342 or DSDN 383 in 2011-2012

1/3 • CRN 23045 • Mon 1.30-2.30pm [Te Aro]

INDN 452 – Design and the Human Body

The course applies a physiological perspective to the investigation of potential relationships between design and the human body. It re-examines the opportunities for design between artefact and body, encouraging students to embrace new technologies in collaboration with the field of human focused industries.

30 pts • (P) INDN 252

Not offered in 2020

INDN 595 – Industrial Design Research Innovation Laboratory

The Design Research Innovation Laboratory (DRIL) is an interdisciplinary research studio in which students pursue a combination of individual and group research under the supervision of DRIL coordinators and other academic staff, as appropriate.

90 pts • (C) DSDN 481

Not offered in 2020

Information Management

See also Library and Information Studies

MMIM 501 – Communication and Critical Thinking in Information Management

A critical approach to the role of communication in an environment of exponential growth of new information. The course is concerned with the principles of communications design and critical thinking with special reference to communications mediated through information technology.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 502 – Managing in the Information Age

Topics will be selected from: new organisational structures and strategies, virtual organisations, e-commerce, organisational transformation, managing IT-driven change, decision and executive support systems, groupware, networked organisations, data mining, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 9631 • Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 503 – Knowledge Management

An in-depth introduction to the role and application of knowledge management in organisations, communities and society. Students will critically analyse knowledge-related needs and issues, and apply knowledge management approaches that are suitable for diverse contexts. information stewardship.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 510 – Information Systems Management

The principles and practices of managing the information systems function within an organisation. Topics will be selected from: managing information systems in servitised, platform-based, and ecosystem environments, information systems planning; managing end-user computing; defining corporate information policy, defining information security and integrity policy, managing IT professionals, and the IT department as a cost or profit centre.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 9633 • Tue 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 511 – Emerging Information Technologies

Emerging information technologies such as social media, block-chain technology and smart embedded devices are playing a transformative role in the modern world. These changes are rapidly disrupting a variety of industries across the globe. This course will enable students to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with digital transformation and to understand the organizational capabilities and individual skills needed for future-proofing organizations and workforce in the digital economy.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 512 – Strategic Information Management

The strategic planning, implementation and use of information and information systems in the management of an organisation. Topics will be selected from: corporation-wide information architecture, the alignment of information services with the corporate environment, inter- and intra- organisational systems, strategic alliances, sustaining innovation, IT for strategic advantage.

15 pts • (X) INFO 863

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 513 – Managing IT-Related Change

The impact of information technology on an organisation and issues concerned with IT-related change. Topics will be selected from: planning for change, dealing with resistance to change, business process re-engineering, the impact of computers on individuals and the workplace.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 9636 • Tue, Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 514 – Project Management

A review and critical appraisal of current concepts, approaches and techniques for strategically managing information systems (IS) projects and their subsequent business value creation. The course addresses the complex, dynamic and uncertain nature of IS projects and their social and technical environment from different angles. Students taking the course are expected to have some operational level information system project or project management knowledge, skills or experience.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 515 – Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Students will develop skills of digital entrepreneurship and learn how to bring digital innovations to market. They will practice entrepreneurship as a method, such as valuing opportunities, designing and validating digital business models, accessing resources and partners, and scaling up. Students will also gain an understanding of the contexts in which entrepreneurial action takes place, such as start-up teams, social entrepreneurship and corporate venturing.

15 pts • (X) MMIM580 in 2014, MMIM 582 in 2016

2/3 • CRN 30090 • Mon 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 522 – ICT and Global Commerce

This course provides insights into the philosophical and technological roots of globalisation. It also explores the challenges organisations face as they move into international markets and need to ensure that their ICT policies and practices are appropriate for different host country cultures, regulatory environments, and technology ecosystems and infrastructure. Note: CRN 28043 is for Auckland-based students only.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 525 – Enterprise Systems

This course looks at the conceptual and design challenges involved in developing and managing enterprise systems. Topics of interest include but are not restricted to complexity, failure, resilience, agility, flexibility, resilience, agility, flexibility, design thinking, steering, and governance. Knowledge acquisition in this course involves the discussions of relevant theory, cases, research essays, and debates.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 532 – Information Policy

Examines the nature of information policy. Topics will be selected from: international, national and organisational information policies, information life-cycle, information audit, policy development, stakeholders, the digital divide, intellectual property, censorship, privacy, access to official information, trans-border data flow.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10498 • Mon 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 552 – Research Methods

Examines qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant to information management and communications.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 571 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Management

Laws and ethics relating to the management and use of information and information systems. Topics will be selected from: contract management, privacy and confidential information, intellectual property, electronic commerce, systems integrity, the regulatory environment, service provider liability, and telecommunications and Internet issues.

15 pts • (X) INFO 865

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 572 – Telecommunications and Information Management

An overview of New Zealand’s telecommunications, regulation and public policy environment. An exploration and discussion of strategies to enable innovation and competition with communications infrastructure, technologies and applications. An investigation of the impact that connected communities have on business and society.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

MMIM 577 – Information Security

This course covers current information security topics from a high-level digital solution design as well as a managerial point of view. Students will become familiar with contemporary information security-related threats and risks for organisations as well as proven approaches, methods and techniques for secure digital solution design and information security management in organisations. They will also learn how to utilise these approaches, methods and techniques for information security assessments, response and enhancement plans.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 17407 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 580 – Special Topic: Designing for Agility

This course provides students with principles, processes, and practices for the development of IT-enabled organisational agility. It covers managerial aspects of organisational design (e.g., projects, programmes, teams, IT infrastructures, digital platforms) necessary to drive agility in different types of organisations, and applications of design thinking principles and methods to create innovative solutions in an agile way.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 9651 • Mon 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea], Sat 9-3.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 581 – Special Topic: Digital Architecture

This course addresses the conceptual and design challenges involved in developing and managing digital architecture, by investigating the alignment between enterprise goals and strategy, business processes, information systems and technical infrastructure. Students learn how to analyse, model, design and evaluate digital architectures, and how to create effective architecture governance instruments.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 9652 • Wed 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 582 – Special Topic: Analysing Data

This course provides students with the ability to do basic forms of data analysis including generating frequencies, descriptive statistics, cross-tabs, and ANOVA with software commonly used for these tasks. It will also provide them with an understanding of how to select the most appropriate measures and test statistics for a given data type and question / problem, and how to communicate results verbally and visually.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28179 • Thu 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 590 – Case Study Project

A independent investigation of a selected information management issue as a case study.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 14534 • Tue 5.30-8.30pm [Pipitea]

MMIM 592 – Research Project in Information Management

An independent research investigation of a selected information management issue in which students complete a research project on an approved topic in information management demonstrating not only mastery of the theoretical basis of the topic chosen, but also an ability to undertake indepedent research at an appropriate academic level.

30 pts • (P) MMIM 552

Not offered in 2020

Information Studies

INFO 520 – The Information Professions

This course explores the role of the information professions in society, focusing on the diverse nature of librarianship/information work and the key issues and trends impacting its development.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10547 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 521 – Management in Information Services

Introduces the key concepts of management and organisation theory necessary for the effective management of information services. Note: Auckland based students please refer to School of Information Management website for timetable information

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10549 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 522 – Information Policy Concepts, Issues and Processes

This course explores information policy concepts and issues with which information professionals need to be familiar, including the processes through which information policy and legislation are created in New Zealand, individual policies which influence information creation, access and use and the role of information professionals in information policy development.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 27130 • tba [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 523 – Information Access and Use

This course covers models of information seeking behaviour and information literacy, and will equip students with the skills to assist users efficiently and effectively to access information in contexts such as libraries, museums, records management systems, and archives.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10553 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 525 – Digital Technologies for Information Professionals

A study of the technologies used for creating, storing, and disseminating information, including hardware, software, and virtual and physical environments. The student will use and evaluate technologies for information management.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10557 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 527 – Creating and Managing Metadata

An introduction to the theories, standards, and systems used for the storage and retrieval of information. Topics include metadata schemes, standards for record structure and content, and the design principles of databases used for information management and retrieval. Note: Auckland based students please refer to School of Information Management website for timetable information

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10561 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 528 – Research Methods for Information Management Environments

An introduction to the common forms of research for libraries, archives, records centres, and other information management environments; including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research, as well as the evaluation and application of such methods within the discipline. Note: Auckland based students please refer to School of Information Management website for timetable information

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10564 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 530 – Maori Information Sources

An introduction to the range and characteristics of Maori information sources: including oral texts, databases held by organisations such as the Waitangi Tribunal and the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, iwi and whakapapa information.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10566 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 531 – Aotearoa New Zealand: Information Resources, Tools, Issues

An in-depth examination of the structures, institutions, resources, and tools for New Zealand studies within an historical and contemporary framework of research, access, and preservation in the cultural heritage sector and digital humanities.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 533 – Services to Specific Groups

An examination of information-seeking behaviour in specific subject disciplines, such as law or business, or in specific groups within society, such as children and young adults, and the development and marketing of collections and services for these groups.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 534 – Archival Systems

Theory, systems and strategies for the determination of those records worthy of long-term preservation and their management in the digital age.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10581 • tba [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 535 – Managing Current Records

Theory, tools and strategies to ensure that records in the digital working environment are created and maintained in accordance with organisational and societal requirements.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10585 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 536 – Books and the Information Society

The role of the book as written text, material object and cultural transaction in the contemporary information landscape, emphasising descriptive bibliography, rare books and special collections, artifacts in the digital domain, communication and information design, and New Zealand print culture.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 537 – Information Culture

An exploration of the values, attitudes and behaviours of individuals towards information, and the influences of these on the management of information and records in organisations.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 538 – Practicum

A period of work experience in an information service for students with little or no prior relevant work experience. The placement will be subject to protocols and managed through a set of learning objectives, and must be approved by the course coordinator before commencement.

15 pts • (P) 60 500-level INFO pts

1/3 • CRN 11262 • [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 11263 • [Distance (NZ)]

3/3 • CRN 11265 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 539 – Archives and Libraries: Access, Advocacy and Outreach

The development of advocacy and the theory, design, implementation and evaluation of public programming in archives and libraries. An exploration of information seeking needs of different user groups and the development of archival and library services to meet their needs.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 27129 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 540 – Preservation Management in Libraries and Archives

The principles and practice of information preservation with an emphasis on management of preservation activities in a New Zealand bicultural context. Topics include preservation standards, ethics and policies, conservation solutions for various media, collection assessment and project management.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 542 – Management of Library Services

The application of management theory to the practice of managing and marketing libraries, emphasising the development and quality control of services development and quality control of services and collections tailored to customer needs.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 11234 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 543 – Digital Curation

This course covers long-term preservation issues relating to digital objects, that is, maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for current and future use.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 18252 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 544 – Online Searching

Searching and information services in the online environment, including both the free Internet environment and subscription databases.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 545 – Advanced Information Technology for Information Managers

An in-depth examination of selected advanced technologies used for creating, storing, locating, presenting and repurposing information, particularly in the context of library and information management.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 546 – Resource Description and Discovery

Includes: Standards and processes used in libraries by cataloguing and metadata staff for creating or obtaining data for resource description and discovery; the relationship of cataloguing and metadata services to a library’s internal operations and to relevant external agencies and systems; and managing cataloguing operations.

15 pts • (X) LIBR 526, INFO 526

Not offered in 2020

INFO 547 – Managing Digital Collections

The course covers the purpose, strategies, tools and standards used to digitise information and its subsequent management. It explores issues relating to digitisation, in particular those concerning the planning, creation, organisation and management of digitised collections.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 10624 • [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 551 – Approved Course of Study

A supervised WISE programme of on-line study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

block dates/3 • CRN 13642 • tba [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 552 – Approved Course of Study

A supervised WISE programme of on-line study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

block dates/3 • CRN 13643 • tba [Distance (NZ)]

INFO 553 – Approved Course of Study

A supervised WISE programme of on-line study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

INFO 554 – Approved Course of Study

A supervised WISE programme of on-line study approved by the Head of School.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

Not offered in 2020

INFO 560 – Special Topic: Information Culture

An exploration of the values, attitudes and behaviours of individuals towards information, and the influences of these on the management of information and records in organisations.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 561 – Special Topic: Web and Intranet Content Management

The application of the principles of information storage and retrieval, and information architecture to the design of websites and intranets.

15 pts • (X) INFO 541 in 2004, MMIM 534

Not offered in 2020

INFO 580 – Research Project

A supervised research project on an information management problem. The student will apply one or more established methodologies to collect and analyse data and communicate the results in a written report.

30 pts • (P) INFO 528; (X) INFO 550

1/3 • CRN 11255 • (L6) [Distance (NZ)]

1+2/3 • CRN 11250 • (L4) [Distance (NZ)]

2/3 • CRN 11254 • (L5) [Distance (NZ)]

2+3/3 • CRN 11247 • (L2) [Distance (NZ)]

3/3 • CRN 11248 • (L3) [Distance (NZ)]

3+1/3 • CRN 11245 • (L1) [Distance (NZ)]

ELCM 690 – e-Commerce for PhD

120 pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 691 – Information Studies for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 27150 [Pipitea]

Information Systems

FCOM 401 – Research Methodology A

This course examines a number of scientific methodologies and related research methods within the business context, with an emphasis on science-informed and evidence-based decision making. Methods are the means by which knowledge, predictions, or control are achieved. Characteristic of science are systematic observation and experimentation, inductive and deductive reasoning, and the formation and testing of hypotheses and theories.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31149 • Mon 10.30-1.30pm [Pipitea]

FCOM 421 – Research Methodology B

This course examines interpretive and critical social science methodologies within the specific context of business disciplines. It introduces cultural aspects of conducting business research, including Mātauranga Māori.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 401

1/3 • CRN 31150 • Tue 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

FCOM 430 – Research Project

This course is a supervised individual research project, supplemented by seminars on topics related to stages in the research process.

30 pts • (P) FCOM 401, FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31171 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 31151 • Thu 8.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

INFO 401 – Principles of Information Systems Scholarship

An overview of the main streams of research which contribute to the field of information systems. This course will provide students with the perspective needed to appreciate current and future trends in information systems research.

15 pts • (P) 45 ELCM or INFO 300-level pts or approved substitute

1/3 • CRN 2195 • Thu 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

INFO 401 – Principles of Information Systems Scholarship

An overview of the main streams of research which contribute to the field of information systems. This course will provide students with the perspective needed to appreciate current and future trends in information systems research.

15 pts • (P) 45 ELCM or INFO 300-level pts or approved substitute

INFO 405 – IT and the New Organisation

Information technology assumes new and even greater importance as organisations de-layer, downsize, re-engineer, focus on their core competencies, and outsource some of their components. Widespread adoption of team structures internally, and new inter-organisational relationships externally, create even greater challenges for the effective application of information technology within and across firms. This course examines the role and function of IT within the context of such new organisational arrangements.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level ELCM or INFO pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 405 – IT and the New Organisation

Information technology assumes new and even greater importance as organisations de-layer, downsize, re-engineer, focus on their core competencies, and outsource some of their components. Widespread adoption of team structures internally, and new inter-organisational relationships externally, create even greater challenges for the effective application of information technology within and across firms. This course examines the role and function of IT within the context of such new organisational arrangements.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level ELCM or INFO pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 407 – Virtual Workplace: Issues and Strategies

In the virtual workplace, individuals and groups will use a variety of technologies to assist them in communicating, collaborating, and in coordinating their activities across distance, time and culture. This course examines the impact the virtual workplace has on individuals, groups and societies. In particular, the course provides an opportunity for students to examine the technologies and issues associated with working in the virtual workplace and to identify strategies in managing them.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level ELCM or INFO pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 407 – Virtual Workplace: Issues and Strategies

In the virtual workplace, individuals and groups will use a variety of technologies to assist them in communicating, collaborating, and in coordinating their activities across distance, time and culture. This course examines the impact the virtual workplace has on individuals, groups and societies. In particular, the course provides an opportunity for students to examine the technologies and issues associated with working in the virtual workplace and to identify strategies in managing them.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level ELCM or INFO pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 409 – IT, Innovation, Value & Productivity

An examination of the linkages between IT and innovation, value and productivity in organizations and society. Topics include research on IT value at the industry, organizational, and group levels of analysis; research on the diffusion of IT innovation; and research on the creation of new IT-driven business models.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

2/3 • CRN 7658 • Fri 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

INFO 409 – IT, Innovation, Value & Productivity

An examination of the linkages between IT and innovation, value and productivity in organizations and society. Topics include research on IT value at the industry, organizational, and group levels of analysis; research on the diffusion of IT innovation; and research on the creation of new IT-driven business models.

15 pts • (P) permission of Head of School

INFO 410 – Research Paper in Information Systems

A supervised independent investigation of an information systems issue. The student is required to complete a detailed and original investigative report. The investigation may take the form of a case study, action research, extended research essay, or individual research project.

15 pts • (P) INFO 401, 402, 403

1/3 • CRN 10421 [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 10343 [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 10426 [Pipitea]

INFO 410 – Research Paper in Information Systems

A supervised independent investigation of an information systems issue. The student is required to complete a detailed and original investigative report. The investigation may take the form of a case study, action research, extended research essay, or individual research project.

15 pts • (P) INFO 401, 402, 403

INFO 411 – Special Topic: Design Science Studio

Principles of design science and application of these principles in a practical, problem-solving project. This course includes a review of historical antecedents of design science in various disciplines, understanding of wicked problems, analysis of current design science methods and techniques, and appraisal of fundamental contributions to research and practice.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level INFO pts

1/3 • CRN 27131 • Fri 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

INFO 411 – Special Topic: Design Science Studio

Principles of design science and application of these principles in a practical, problem-solving project. This course includes a review of historical antecedents of design science in various disciplines, understanding of wicked problems, analysis of current design science methods and techniques, and appraisal of fundamental contributions to research and practice.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level INFO pts

INFO 412 – Information Systems Analysis and Development

Advanced topics in systems analysis and development. Topics may include: system development methodologies, the human aspects of system development, dynamics of system development teams, requirements elicitation, analysis & representation, system design, the management of system development projects, the evaluation of system development, and system maintenance.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level INFO pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 412 – Information Systems Analysis and Development

Advanced topics in systems analysis and development. Topics may include: system development methodologies, the human aspects of system development, dynamics of system development teams, requirements elicitation, analysis & representation, system design, the management of system development projects, the evaluation of system development, and system maintenance.

15 pts • (P) 45 300-level INFO pts

Not offered in 2020

INFO 510 – Research Project

Research Project on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26169 • [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26170 • [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26171 • [Pipitea]

INFO 511 – Research Paper

Research paper on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 26196 • [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 26197 • [Pipitea]

3/3 • CRN 26198 • [Pipitea]

INFO 512 – Making a Contribution to Theory

An introduction to establishing the theoretical contribution of a piece of research.

15 pts • (P) Permission from Head of School

2/3 • CRN 27212 • [Pipitea]

INFO 513 – Quantitative Research Methods

An examination of quantitative research methods appropriate to advanced research.

15 pts • (P) Permission from Head of School

Not offered in 2020

INFO 514 – Qualitative Research Methods

An examination of qualitative research methods appropriate to advanced research.

15 pts • (P) Permission from Head of School

Not offered in 2020

INFO 515 – Experimental and Design Science Research Strategies

An examination of how to design and conduct experiments to investigate research problems; and how to design, build, and evaluate artefacts to conduct design science research.

15 pts • (P) Permission from Head of School

2/3 • CRN 27215 • [Pipitea]

INFO 591 – Information Systems Thesis

MCom thesis in Information Systems.

120 pts

full year • CRN 8186 [Pipitea]

INFO 592 – Information Systems Thesis

90 point thesis in Information Systems.

90 pts

full year • CRN 27297 [Pipitea]

MBUA 510 – Business and Systems Analysis

This course covers the modelling and design techniques used by business analysts. It shows students the methods and tools used to document business flows, information analysis, rules, classes, and other related elements required for business analysis.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28404 • Mon, Wed 1.30-6.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 511 – Process Design

This course explores the role and potential of IT to support business process management and design. Students learn a modern business process modelling technique, apply that to designing an improved business process, then test and evaluate their proposed design using simulation software.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28405 • Mon 8.30-1.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)], Fri 1.30-6.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 512 – Databases and Analytics

This course provides databases and analytics knowledge for business analysts to function effectively. The databases component covers the fundamentals of relational databases, relational database modelling, and SQL database queries using enterprise database. The analytics component covers data extraction, visualisation and predictive analytics. Workshops enable students to obtain practical experience.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28406 • Tue 1.30-6.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 513 – Management of IT Projects for Business Analysts

This course provides students with contemporary IT project management skills - including traditional and agile methodologies - and the use of project management tools. In addition, students will gain an appreciation of risk managment, change management strategies for internal and external stakeholders, and dealing with social and cultural issues in project environments.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510

3/3 • CRN 28407 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 514 – Enterprise Architecture

This course addresses the alignment between enterprise goals and strategy, business processes, data, information systems and the technical infrastructure. Students learn how to analyse, model, design and evaluate enterprise architectures, how to plan the transition from a baseline to a target architecture, and how to create effective governance instruments for successful enterprise architecture managment.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510, 512

3/3 • CRN 28408 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 515 – Digital Innovation and Strategy

This course provides students with the skills required for formulating IS strategy. Students learn about the role of IT in designing new business models and in enabling innovation. Students will develop a mastery of the IS strategic process, including governance, application portfolio management, business case development, sourcing decisions, and benefits assessment.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510

3/3 • CRN 28409 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 521 – Global Business Environment

This course examines the global business environment in which firms operate. It will provide an overview of the strategies available to firms operating Internationally, and provide an understanding of how these firms can be managed in order to leverage from international opportunities.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 28436 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 522 – Organisational Behaviour

The course provides an overview of organisational behaviour and its relevance to business transformation using IT. Specific areas include: individual, interpersonal and group behaviour and performance; motivation, change; communication, leadership and managerial roles.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 28437 • Thu 9.30-1.30pm [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 523 – Accounting for Managers

This course introduces students to the concepts of financial and management accounting, covering the content of financial statements; concepts of value and profit, cost behaviour and cost-volume-profit relationships; cost allocation principles.

15 pts

3/3 • CRN 28448 • [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 531 – Information Systems Consulting Practice

This course covers specific intervention tools and techniques used by business analysts and consultants when assessing organisations and undertaking change projects. Business analysts are required to understand political, managerial, and economic considerations of business analysis practice. Students will learn effective change strategies and how to communicate effectively with stakeholders.

15 pts • (P) MBUA 510, 511, 521

1/3 • CRN 28410 • Mon 9.30-11.30 [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

MBUA 532 – Research Project in Business Analysis

Research project on a selected aspect of business analysis.

30 pts • (P) MBUA 510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515

1/3 • CRN 28412 • tba [ICT Graduate School (NEC)]

INFO 690 – Information Systems

120 pts

full year • CRN 4606 [Pipitea]

INFO 691 – Information Studies for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 27150 [Pipitea]

Innovation and Commercialisation

ATEN 502 – Strategy and Validation

Provides students with training on the application of strategy development, and market and product validation practices as they specifically relate to developing and commercialising innovation-based projects. Students will apply these skills within a multidisciplinary team environment to both their individual and team projects.

30 pts • (P) ATEN 504

Not offered in 2020

ATEN 503 – Development and Commercialisation

Provides students with the training and skills necessary for the development and potential commercialisation of innovation-based projects. Students will actively contribute as a team member on other students' projects, and in doing so will also gain the skills and experience required to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams.

15 pts • (P) ATEN 502

Not offered in 2020

ATEN 504 – Introduction to Innovation and Commercialisation

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of developing and commercialising innovation-based projects, including project establishment, the roles of researchers and industry, and strategy, legal, financial, validation and product development practices. Students will develop a research portfolio proposal as a prerequisite to ATEN 591, Innovation and Commercialisation Research Portfolio.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

ATEN 591 – Innovation and Commercialisation Research Portfolio

The research portfolio allows students to apply their own discipline-specific knowledge and experience, and to draw upon the expertise of other students, researchers and industry, to research and lead the development and potential commercialisation of an innovation-based project. This will give students a practice-based learning experience and sought-after and transferable skills.

120 pts • (P) ATEN 501 or 504

full year • CRN 25039 [Kelburn]

Interior Architecture

See also Architecture and Landscape Architecture

INTA 411 – Interior Architecture Research Studio / Te Taupuni Mahi Rangahau Whakaniko ki Rō Whare

Studio-based advanced design project founded on research specific to interior architecture.

15 pts • (P) INTA 312

1/3 • CRN 18556 • Mon, Thu 12.30-3.30pm [Te Aro]

INTA 412 – Interior Architecture Design Research / Te Mahi Rangahau o te Ao Whakanikoniko

Studio-based capstone project that explores complex contemporary issues in the field of interior architecture. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and design decision making on cultural considerations, design brief development, aesthetic and formal potency of the work and comprehensive communication of design.

30 pts • (P) INTA 411; (C) INTA 421

2/3 • CRN 18552 • tba [Te Aro]

INTA 421 – Integrated Technologies / Te Whakakotahitanga o ngā Mahi Whakanikoniko

Studio-based exploration of advanced materials and technologies for their potential to inform advanced forms of interior architecture design proposals. Application and integration to INTA 412 studio project.

15 pts • (P) INTA 411; (X) ITDN 411

2/3 • CRN 18572 • Mon, Thu 10.30-12.30 [Te Aro]

INTA 451 – Theory and Criticism in Interior Architecture / Te Tātari Kōrero o te Ao Whakanikoniko

The exploration of significant modes and sites of theory and criticism specific to interior architecture, including critical reflection on how interiors are described, interpreted, evaluated and culturally considered.

15 pts • (P) Two of SARC 351, 352, 353, 354; (X) ITDN 371

1/3 • CRN 18558 • Tue 9.30-11.30 [Te Aro], Tue 11.30-12.30 [Te Aro]

SARC 455 – House and Home / He Whare, He Kāinga

Ideas and issues surrounding house and home will be presented across a broad range of disciplines ranging from technical aspects to theoretical, with the idea that the accommodation of intra-related disciplines reaches most complexity in the design of a house.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC pts

Not offered in 2020

SARC 471 – International Field Study / Te Mahi a te Ao Whānui

An analytical cross-cultural design exploration of designed spaces and sites with special emphasis on critical understanding of why and how they are uniquely formed by the historical and cultural contexts they are part of and the design inspiration that can be derived from such understanding.

15 pts • (P) 60 300-level ARCI/INTA/LAND/SARC pts; (X) SARC 371

3/3 • CRN 23054 • tba [Te Aro]

INTA 591 – Interior Architecture Research Thesis / Tuhinga Rangahau o Te Wharenikoniko

Studio-based independent design by research project. With the approval of academic staff, and under supervision, students undertake a major research-based investigation that makes an original contribution to the theory and practice of interior architecture. The final design/research proposal should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development and expression.

120 pts

full year • CRN 18554 [Te Aro]

INTA 592 – Interior Architecture Research Thesis / Tuhinga Rangahau o Te Wharenikoniko

Studio-based independent design by research project. With the approval of academic staff, and under supervision, students undertake a major research-based investigation that makes an original contribution to the theory and practice of interior architecture. The final design/research proposal should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development and expression.

90 pts

full year • CRN 18555 [Te Aro]

INTA 593 – Interior Architecture Research Portfolio / Ngā Kohinga Rangahau o Te Wharenikoniko

This is a studio-based independent research by design project. With the approval of academic staff, and under supervision, students undertake a major research-based investigation that makes an original contribution to the theory and practice of architecture/interior architecture/landscape architecture. The final design/research outcome should demonstrate mastery of design thinking, resolution, development, and expression.

120 pts • (P) Permission of HoS

full year • CRN 29133 [Te Aro]

INTA 690 – Interior Architecture for PhD / Tohu Kairangi o Te Wharenikoniko

120 pts • (P) Relevant Master’s degree and approval from the Head of School and relevant Associate Dean (PGR)

full year • CRN 27197 [Te Aro]

International Business

FCOM 401 – Research Methodology A

This course examines a number of scientific methodologies and related research methods within the business context, with an emphasis on science-informed and evidence-based decision making. Methods are the means by which knowledge, predictions, or control are achieved. Characteristic of science are systematic observation and experimentation, inductive and deductive reasoning, and the formation and testing of hypotheses and theories.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31149 • Mon 10.30-1.30pm [Pipitea]

FCOM 421 – Research Methodology B

This course examines interpretive and critical social science methodologies within the specific context of business disciplines. It introduces cultural aspects of conducting business research, including Mātauranga Māori.

15 pts • (C) FCOM 401

1/3 • CRN 31150 • Tue 9.30-12.30 [Pipitea]

FCOM 430 – Research Project

This course is a supervised individual research project, supplemented by seminars on topics related to stages in the research process.

30 pts • (P) FCOM 401, FCOM 421

1/3 • CRN 31171 • tba [Pipitea]

2/3 • CRN 31151 • Thu 8.30-11.30 [Pipitea]

IBUS 401 – Advanced International Business

This course analyses advanced theories and develops applications relevant to present day developments in international business, enabling students to apply analytical tools to inform global strategy formulation and execution, and to assess outcomes. In particular the course addresses issues regarding international business theory, strategy, and management concerns.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

IBUS 402 – Multinational Corporations in the Global Business Environment

This course examines the role, scope and impact of multinational corporations (MNCs) in the global economy, with particular emphasis on current issues in the global business environment. Critique and extension of existing theories of the MNC are developed in light of these issues.

15 pts

Not offered in 2020

IBUS 404 – Cross-Cultural Management

This course focuses on management in a cross-cultural context. The emphasis is on developing intercultural competence through analysis of the role of culture in international management and the influence of culture on communication, leadership and negotiating in a diverse environment.

15 pts

2/3 • CRN 10523 • Tue 1.30-4.30pm [Pipitea]

IBUS 406 – Global Environment and Strategy

This course examines strategies, structures, organisational processes and cross-cultural management issues of firms in the international business context. It incorporates advanced theories and case studies to highlight issues related to international business.

15 pts

1/3 • CRN 10193 • Mon 2.30-5.30pm [Pipitea]

IBUS 407 – Entrepreneurship in International Business

A course drawing on concepts underpinning the domain of international entrepreneurship involving opportunity recognition across international borders. The course bridges the theory/practitioner divide by proposing recommendations, supported by research, to exploit an identified opportunity for the internationalising firm.

15 pts • (P) IBUS 305; (X) IBUS 412 in 2011-2014

Not offered in 2020

IBUS 411 – Special Topic: Qualitative Research Methods

An introduction to qualitative research. methods and their application in the context of a research dissertation or short thesis for honours or Masters' students. The course will cover approaches to qualitative research, qualitative research design and qualitative data analysis.

15 pts • (P) 48 300-level IBUS/MARK pts

Not offered in 2020

IBUS 412 – Special Topic: International Business Research Design

This course develops skills in international business research design including undertaking the literature review process, recognising and appreciating good research, identifying the research topic and the appropriate research design to address the research questions, and understanding the current best practice in quantitative and qualitative research.

15 pts • (P) 30 300-level IBUS points

Not offered in 2020

IBUS 530 – Research Project

Research Project on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

IBUS 531 – Research Paper

Research paper on a selected topic in the discipline.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

IBUS 591 – Thesis

MCom thesis in International Business.

120 pts

full year • CRN 10198 [Pipitea]

IBUS 592 – Thesis in International Business

90 point Thesis in International Business.

90 pts

full year • CRN 28433 [Pipitea]

IBUS 690 – International Business for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 13968 [Pipitea]

International Relations

INTP 416 – The Politics of Statebuilding

This course examines contemporary state-building missions, such as those to Solomon Islands, East Timor, Bosnia and Kosovo, but is particularly concerned with how foreign-orchestrated interventions interact with local state formation processes. It looks at how modern states, particularly those in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, are shaped by underlying conditions, including ethno-linguistic diversity and/or conflict, and the presence of powerful military forces.

30 pts • (X) INTP 452 (2013-16)

Not offered in 2020

INTP 417 – Comparative Regional Integration

Is the structure of political economy in the contemporary world national, regional or global? This course investigates this question by addressing one of the central issues of comparative politics and international relations: the politics of creating and extending market relations. 70% internal assessment, 30% examination.

30 pts • (X) POLS 417.

Not offered in 2020

INTP 427 – Special Topic: War and its Aftermath

This course examines war and its aftermath in global politics. It explores different forms of conflict in the international system as well as the changing nature of political violence. It then explores the ways in which actors in the international system have attempted to mitigate conflict through conflict resolution and to deal with its fallout in criminal tribunals and truth commissions after war. Alongside analysis of the tangible dimensions of war, students will also consider the unseen dimensions, exploring motivations for political violence as well as the psychological effects of such violence on communities. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on readings from political studies, security studies, history, psychology, and social theory.

30 pts • (X) POLS 427

1/3 • CRN 15294 • Mon 12-3pm [Kelburn]

INTP 429 – Analysis of International Cooperation

This course explores when and why states cooperate with each other, how they structure their cooperation (through informal arrangements, laws, and organisations), and what role(s) various domestic and international actors play in these processes. We ground ourselves in the early literature on international cooperation, but focus chiefly on more recent work. Because the recent literature relies heavily on quantitative analysis, students will learn elements of regression analysis and will be able to interpret scholarly findings that employ these methods. We will explore various issue-areas: economics, the environment, social and cultural matters, human rights, and development.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 27183 • Mon 1-4pm [Kelburn]

INTP 430 – The Politics of International Migration

This course explores how international migration - voluntary and involuntary, legal and illegal - is reshaping national and international politics. International migration will be examined for its effects on international security, human security, electoral politics, and multicultural politics. Attempts at the national, regional, and international level to manage international migration, especially refugee and illegal migrant flows, will also be studied.

30 pts • (X) POLS 430

Not offered in 2020

INTP 441 – International Political Economy

This course covers the main theoretical perspectives and issue areas involved in studying international political economy (IPE) and supports student-led research into a more specific topic in IPE. The course concentrates on the political factors that shape international economic processes and explores some social consequences of the development of capitalism.

30 pts • (X) POLS 441

2/3 • CRN 13561 • Fri 12-3pm [Kelburn]

INTP 442 – Asian Security

This course introduces theoretical approaches to the study of conflict and regional order and applies them to the contemporary Asia-Pacific region. Specific topics covered may include great power rivalry in Asia; real and potential inter-state and intra-state conflicts; a range of so-called 'non-traditional' and 'human security' challenges; and the role of regional institutions such as ASEAN, the ARF, APEC and the East Asian Summit. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts • (X) POLS 442

Not offered in 2020

INTP 444 – China and the World

This course examines the rise of China in the broad IR literature, exploring how and why nations rise and fall; the historical pattern of China's rise; the political economic character of the rising China; how the rise of China affects the geopolitical structure, international economic order, international society and global governance. This course is about international political change and the role of China in this. The rise of China provides an excellent setting in which all related issues, problems and theories on international political change can be effectively looked at and investigated.

30 pts • (X) POLS 444.

1/3 • CRN 13564 • Thu 3-6pm [Kelburn]

INTP 445 – Global Civil Society

This course explores the relationship of civil society (including NGOs and social movements) to aspects of development both within countries and at the global level. It considers contrasting theoretical views, examines case studies, and stresses the necessity of incorporating political considerations into analysis and action.

30 pts • (X) POLS 445

Not offered in 2020

INTP 448 – Identity and World Politics

The main purpose of this course is to explore the role of national identity in international relations. It will introduce concepts, theories and empirical research on the role of collective identities in shaping states' policies. The first part of the course will be devoted to surveying different concepts of identity and theories of identity in shaping states’ policies via case studies that include China-Japan relations, Russia's relations with the West, US foreign policy and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

30 pts • (X) POLS 448

1/3 • CRN 13568 • Tue 2-5pm [Kelburn]

INTP 451 – Special Topic: Transnational Activism and Advocacy

This course focuses on the role of transnational advocacy networks and social movements in world politics. In addition to taking a social scientist's perspective on how such networks and movements affect international relations, we will look at the strategic dilemmas involved in transnational activism from an embedded actor's perspective.

30 pts • (X) INTP 377

Not offered in 2020

INTP 452 – Special Topic: China Field Study

This course is a study of Chinese politics with special emphasis on how government and politics function in China and China's international relations and includes a field trip to Beijing, China.

30 pts • (P) permission of the course coordinator; (X) INTP 378 and POLS 378 in 2008-12 and 2014-15

Not offered in 2020

INTP 453 – Research Methods in Political Science

This course advances students' understanding of positivist and post-positivist approaches to the study of Political Science and International Relations, as well as providing practical experience in a range of research methods. Students will analyse the strengths and limitations of qualitative methods, such as process tracing, interviews and interpretative content analysis; quantitative methods such as statistical regression and coded content analysis; and research methods for critical theoretical inquiry, such as psycho-analytic analysis and genealogy. The course will also consider larger ethical questions raised by research design. Students will be exposed to examples of research in Political Science and International Relations that employ a range of research methods. This course also provides the opportunity to learn new research skills, ranging from a basic introduction to SPSS to the practise of interview techniques. The course's focus on research design will be particularly relevant to students considering postgraduate study.

30 pts • (D) POLS 453

Not offered in 2020

INTP 489 – Research Project

The INTP 489 research project gives students the opportunity to pursue their own research topic with guidance and support from a supervisor.

30 pts • (X) INTP 446,POLS 423,489

1+2/3 • CRN 18773 • tba [Kelburn]

MIGS 401 – Directed Individual Study in Migration Studies

This course is a supervised programme of research and study on selected themes in Migration Studies.

30 pts • (P) Permission of Programme Director

1/3 • CRN 31142 • tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 30097 • tba [Kelburn]

POLS 401 – Some Aspects of Modern Social and Political Thought: Power, Freedom and Justice

This course explores contemporary attempts to deal with the interrelated questions of power, freedom, and justice in modern society. Topics include the nature of power in general and the forms power takes in modern states; the nature of freedom and its forms, as well as their relation to the forms of power; and the possibility of a just social order under modern conditions. We will approach these themes through careful readings of theoretical and philosophical works by Weber, Berlin, Arendt, Foucault, Habermas, Rawls, and others.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

POLS 402 – Selected Topic in Political Theory: Collisions and Coexistence: The Politics of Encounter in Diverse and Unequal Societies

Pluralism is often said to constitute a basic ‘fact’ of contemporary politics, and contemporary political theory has increasingly shifted away from political goals of unity, purity and a common good to models that take social difference as both inescapable fact and normative ideal. This course examines how such a ‘politics of difference’ is variously conceived, and the practical challenges it entails. Drawing from major developments in critical democratic, multicultural, and postcolonial theory, we will explore both the possibilities and challenges of cross-cultural understanding, coalition and coexistence in diverse and unequal societies.

30 pts

3/3 • CRN 1348 • Thu 1-4pm [Kelburn]

POLS 403 – Political Leadership: Theory and Practice

This course will focus on fundamental questions such as what political leadership is, and when and why it matters. Classical leadership theories are canvassed, normative questions about leadership addressed, and the relationship between individual leaders and the wider societal and historical forces they encounter feature as a dominant theme throughout the course. Different presidential and prime ministerial leadership theories will be contrasted, using contemporary examples, drawn mainly from the U.S. and New Zealand. The dark side of leadership will also traverse historical figures such as Hitler and Stalin. A particular aspect of this course will be to focus on the psychological aspects of leadership, especially the master skill of discernment underpinned by a leader's character. The course will also examine case study methodology to assist students to undertake a research paper into aspects of political leadership.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

POLS 404 – Media and Election Campaigns

How do politicians and political parties plan and execute their election campaigns? What communication strategies do they employ to persuade voters? What influence do traditional and social media have on election campaigns and, in turn, on election outcomes? These questions will be studied with reference to contemporary and historical election campaigns across a range of countries. Topics will include: structural influences on the relationship between media and election campaigns, such as electoral and party systems; how candidates use the media to campaign; and the impact of new media technologies on evolving campaign strategies.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

POLS 407 – Who Votes, Who Governs? Rethinking Political Participation and Representation

Some argue that we are in the midst of a crisis of democracy with a decreasing number of people involved in politics. Others claim that the democratic process is actually improving with more people becoming politically engaged. We study different types and levels of political participation across generations and social groups.

30 pts • (X) POLS 414 (2012-16)

2/3 • CRN 29119 • Thu 1-4pm [Kelburn]

POLS 414 – Special Topic: Politics, State and Society in the Pacific Islands

This course examines the politics of the Pacific Island states, and New Zealand’s role in the Oceania region. The first part looks at country-specific issues, including the drivers of the coup cycle in Fiji and sovereignty debates in New Caledonia. The second part considers broader themes such as electoral reform, the political economy of trade and the management of natural resource extraction.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 1350 • Wed 4-7pm [Kelburn]

POLS 416 – Borders, Migrants and States

This course will investigate the causes and consequences of contemporary human mobility from a political perspective. Topics will include: different modes of contemporary transnational migration, including refugee flows, temporary foreign workers, and highly skilled migrants; the regulation of citizenship; challenges of migrant incorporation; Islam in the West; the securitisation of migration; and state-diaspora relations.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 30105 • Mon 9-12 [Kelburn]

POLS 418 – Special Topic: Japan Field Study: Border Studies in Japan

This course is a comparative study of Japan’s borders and territorial issues. It includes participation in Border Studies Summer School at Japan’s Hokkaido University. The Summer School will take place between Victoria’s Trimesters 1 and 2.

30 pts • (P) permission of the course coordinator

Not offered in 2020

POLS 419 – Government and Politics in New Zealand

This course focuses on the origins and shape of the contemporary state in Aotearoa New Zealand. We ask how events (for example war, economic crises, and reforming governments) and ideas have influenced the nature of the state and the public policy agenda, including both domestic and foreign policy. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts

Not offered in 2020

POLS 428 – Directed Individual Study: Parliamentary Internship

This course provides a limited number of selected students with the opportunity of gaining insights into parliamentary processes, the roles and responsibilities of members of Parliament, the functions and activities of the research units, the conduct of select committees and the activities of parliamentary parties. Students who are accepted into this programme will have the opportunity to learn about the parliamentary process by working at Parliament during their honours year. Members of Parliament are not to be contacted about an internship under this programme without prior authorisation from the Course Coordinator.

30 pts

1+2/3 • CRN 8679 • ^ Fri 3-5pm [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

POLS 432 – Political Ideas, Political Action

This course explores the ways in which political ideas and political action shape political outcomes in a variety of situations. The precise content varies year to year, driven by the interests of the students enrolled in the course but a significant part of the course usually explores issues of New Zealand politics.

30 pts • (X) PUBL 406, 407

1+2/3 • CRN 1374 • Wed 9-11 [Kelburn]

POLS 453 – Research Methods in Political Science

This course advances students' understanding of positivist and post-positivist approaches to the study of Political Science and International Relations, as well as providing practical experience in a range of research methods. Students will analyse the strengths and limitations of qualitative methods, such as process tracing, interviews and interpretative content analysis; quantitative methods such as statistical regression and coded content analysis; and research methods for critical theoretical inquiry, such as psycho-analytic analysis and genealogy. The course will also consider larger ethical questions raised by research design. Students will be exposed to examples of research in Political Science and International Relations that employ a range of research methods. This course also provides the opportunity to learn new research skills, ranging from a basic introduction to SPSS to the practise of interview techniques. The course's focus on research design will be particularly relevant to students considering postgraduate study.

30 pts • (D) INTP 453

Not offered in 2020

POLS 488 – Approaches to Migration Studies

This course will introduce students to the study of migration from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Students will examine core issues, concepts, theories and debates in the analysis of migration and how key disciplines (international relations, politics, geography, anthropology law and psychology) contribute to our understanding of international migration's causes and consequences.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 30106 • Thu 11-2pm [Kelburn]

POLS 489 – Research Project

The POLS 489 research essay gives students the opportunity to pursue their own research topic with guidance and support from a supervisor.

30 pts • (X) POLS 423,INTP 446, 489

1+2/3 • CRN 18774 • Mon 11-2pm [Kelburn]

INTP 586 – Approaches to International Relations

This course surveys the fundamental concepts (e.g. state, sovereignty, anarchy, imperialism, international norms) and theoretical debates (e.g. realism, liberalism, constructivism, Marxism, feminism) within International Relations. Subsequently, core issues of contemporary relevance in world affairs are considered (e.g. global governance, security, aid and development, humanitarian intervention, and global civil society).

30 pts • (X) POLS/INTP 588.

1/3 • CRN 15521 • Wed 2-5pm [Kelburn]

INTP 589 – Research Project

The INTP 589 research project gives students the opportunity to pursue their own research topic with guidance and support from a supervisor.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 27151 • (L1) [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 28425 • (L5) [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27152 • (L2) [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 28402 • (L4) [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 27153 [Kelburn]

INTP 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in International Relations.

120 pts

full year • CRN 15454 [Kelburn]

INTP 593 – Dissertation

Research paper on a selected aspect of International Relations. Trimester 3: Withdrawal with refund by 1/12/2017; withdrawal without refund by 26/01/2018, after which date the permission of the Associate Dean (Students) will be required to withdraw.

60 pts

1/3 • CRN 15457 • (L1) [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 27267 • (L4) [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27148 • (L2) [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 27268 • (L4) [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 27149 • (L3) [Kelburn]

3+1/3 • CRN 32187 • (L1) [Kelburn]

INTP 595 – MIR Thesis

Students follow a programme of research and writing on a topic approved by the MIR coordinator and with a supervisor assigned by the MIR coordinator. Students must submit a paper of between 20,000 and 25,000 words.

90 pts • (P) POLS/INTP 588 or INTP 586; (X) POLS/INTP 589.

full year • CRN 17400 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

POLS 586 – Approaches to Comparative Political Science

This course provides a survey of the different methods and perspectives used in the Political Science discipline. Students will gain greater awareness of the philosophical and political implications of different approaches to Political Science. They will explore a variety of theoretical perspectives and research methodologies used in the Political Science discipline and the application of those perspectives and methodologies to empirical questions.

30 pts

1/3 • CRN 27101 • Wed 2-5pm [Kelburn]

POLS 589 – Research Project

The POLS 589 research project gives students the opportunity to pursue their own research topic with guidance and support from a supervisor.

30 pts • (P) POLS 586

1/3 • CRN 27201 [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27202 [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 27203 [Kelburn]

POLS 591 – Thesis

MA thesis in Political Science.

120 pts

full year • CRN 1401 [Kelburn]

POLS 593 – Dissertation

Research paper on a selected aspect of Political Science.

60 pts

1/3 • CRN 1403 • (L1) tba [Kelburn]

1+2/3 • CRN 27271 • (L2) tba [Kelburn]

2/3 • CRN 27273 • (L4) tba [Kelburn]

2+3/3 • CRN 27272 • (L3) tba [Kelburn]

3/3 • CRN 27274 • tba [Kelburn]

POLS 595 – Thesis

90 pts • (P) POLS 586

full year • CRN 27198 • ^ [Kelburn]

^ Limited entry course

INTP 690 – International Relations for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 14530 [Kelburn]

POLS 690 – Political Science for PhD

120 pts

full year • CRN 1412 [Kelburn]

International Relations and Political Science

See also Political Science and International Relations

INTP 416 – The Politics of Statebuilding

This course examines contemporary state-building missions, such as those to Solomon Islands, East Timor, Bosnia and Kosovo, but is particularly concerned with how foreign-orchestrated interventions interact with local state formation processes. It looks at how modern states, particularly those in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia, are shaped by underlying conditions, including ethno-linguistic diversity and/or conflict, and the presence of powerful military forces.

30 pts • (X) INTP 452 (2013-16)

Not offered in 2020

INTP 417 – Comparative Regional Integration

Is the structure of political economy in the contemporary world national, regional or global? This course investigates this question by addressing one of the central issues of comparative politics and international relations: the politics of creating and extending market relations. 70% internal assessment, 30% examination.

30 pts • (X) POLS 417.

Not offered in 2020

INTP 427 – Special Topic: War and its Aftermath

This course examines war and its aftermath in global politics. It explores different forms of conflict in the international system as well as the changing nature of political violence. It then explores the ways in which actors in the international system have attempted to mitigate conflict through conflict resolution and to deal with its fallout in criminal tribunals and truth commissions after war. Alongside analysis of the tangible dimensions of war, students will also consider the unseen dimensions, exploring motivations for political violence as well as the psychological effects of such violence on communities. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on readings from political studies, security studies, history, psychology, and social theory.

30 pts • (X) POLS 427

1/3 • CRN 15294 • Mon 12-3pm [Kelburn]

INTP 429 – Analysis of International Cooperation

This course explores when and why states cooperate with each other, how they structure their cooperation (through informal arrangements, laws, and organisations), and what role(s) various domestic and international actors play in these processes. We ground ourselves in the early literature on international cooperation, but focus chiefly on more recent work. Because the recent literature relies heavily on quantitative analysis, students will learn elements of regression analysis and will be able to interpret scholarly findings that employ these methods. We will explore various issue-areas: economics, the environment, social and cultural matters, human rights, and development.

30 pts

2/3 • CRN 27183 • Mon 1-4pm [Kelburn]

INTP 430 – The Politics of International Migration

This course explores how international migration - voluntary and involuntary, legal and illegal - is reshaping national and international politics. International migration will be examined for its effects on international security, human security, electoral politics, and multicultural politics. Attempts at the national, regional, and international level to manage international migration, especially refugee and illegal migrant flows, will also be studied.

30 pts • (X) POLS 430

Not offered in 2020

INTP 441 – International Political Economy

This course covers the main theoretical perspectives and issue areas involved in studying international political economy (IPE) and supports student-led research into a more specific topic in IPE. The course concentrates on the political factors that shape international economic processes and explores some social consequences of the development of capitalism.

30 pts • (X) POLS 441

2/3 • CRN 13561 • Fri 12-3pm [Kelburn]

INTP 442 – Asian Security

This course introduces theoretical approaches to the study of conflict and regional order and applies them to the contemporary Asia-Pacific region. Specific topics covered may include great power rivalry in Asia; real and potential inter-state and intra-state conflicts; a range of so-called 'non-traditional' and 'human security' challenges; and the role of regional institutions such as ASEAN, the ARF, APEC and the East Asian Summit. 100% internal assessment.

30 pts • (X) POLS 442

Not offered in 2020

INTP 444 – China and the World

This course examines the rise of China in the broad IR literature, exploring how and why nations rise and fall; the historical pattern of China's rise; the political economic character of the rising China; how the rise of China affects the geopolitical structure, international economic order, international society and global governance. This course is about international political change and the role of China in this. The rise of China provides an excellent setting in which all related issues, problems and theories on international political change can be effectively looked at and investigated.

30 pts • (X) POLS 444.

1/3 • CRN 13564 • Thu 3-6pm [Kelburn]

INTP 445 – Global Civil Society

This course explores the relationship of civil society (including NGOs and social movements) to aspects of development both within countries and at the global level. It considers contrasting theoretical views, examines case studies, and stresses the necessity of incorporating political considerations into analysis and action.

30 pts • (X) POLS 445

Not offered in 2020

INTP 448 – Identity and World Politics

The main purpose of this course is to explore the role of national identity in international relations. It will introduce concepts, theories and empirical research on the r