Cert - Spanish as a subject
Looking for a short-term study option? A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelor's degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
Spanish is one of the major languages of Western Europe, and the most widely spoken language of the Americas, with a substantial number of native and second language speakers, ranging from Metropolitan areas of Canada and the US through Mesoamerican countries, most of South America and even in the Philippines.
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- Design Media
- Earth Sciences
- Education and Society
- English as a Second Language
- Environmental Planning
- Environmental Sciences
- Hospitality Management
- Human Development
- Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
- International Languages and Cultures
- Materials and Processing
- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Māori Media and Communication
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Public Policy
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Theatre Studies
- Treaty of Waitangi Studies/Akoranga Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Writing Studies
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Papers available within Spanish
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Span) and GradDip(Span)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Spanish at an advanced level in their first degree.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
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Spanish is available as a pathway within the International Languages and Cultures major or supporting subject for the BA, and as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
The focus of the specialisation is to provide students with the opportunity to develop language skills that might enhance their ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace.
International Languages and Cultures major with a specialisation in Spanish
International Languages and Cultures is available as a major for the BA, and may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees. A major in International Languages and Cultures with a specialisation in Spanish requires a total of 135 points and students must complete SPNSH131, SPNSH231, SPNSH232, SPNSH331, SPNSH332
For more information about subject requirements please refer to the Catalogue of Papers for the most up to date information.
The point of entry into the Spanish programme depends on previous experience. Those with no previous experience of Spanish take SPNSH131. Students with 14 credits at Level 3 in NCEA Spanish, or equivalent, will gain direct entry into SPNSH231.
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