Disciplinary Foundation Papers Subject regulations

All of our undergraduate qualifications offer a foundational element to give students a firm grounding in their chosen discipline early on. This foundational element may be a single paper, or it may be a collection of papers. Completing this foundational element is compulsory.

The disciplinary foundation papers are listed here by Division. However, the appropriate paper or papers will depend on which qualification and subjects you are studying. For course planning information, please see a Student Advisor in your Division of study.

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Disciplinary Foundation Papers papers

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Code and paper title Points
APHYS111 Physics in Context - Ahupūngao o te Ao right arrow

This is an introductory paper in physics for students who have not studied physics or mathematics at NCEA level 2 or 3. It is intended to support a...

15 24A (Hamilton)
AQCUL101 Introduction to Aquaculture - Ahumoana right arrow

This paper has been designed to introduce you to important aspects of the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world. Aquaculture is one of...

15 24A (Tauranga)
ARTSC103 Rights and Reasons right arrow

Students will develop critical thinking skills by reasoning about human rights. Issues include rights-protection in difficult circumstances, who...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton)
ARTSC105 Language in Context right arrow

Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are...

15 24A (Online)
ARTSC106 Critical Social Science Research: The Crisis of Climate Change right arrow

This paper is an introduction to critical social science research in Aotearoa New Zealand. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach spanning...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology - Ngā Huatau o te Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOEB102 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity - Mātai Hauropi a Kanorau Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
BIOMO101 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Mātai Pūtau a Mātai Rāpoi Ngota Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the central concepts of Molecular and Cellular Biology, including the ultrastructure and function of cells, the biochemical...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context - Matū o te Ao right arrow

This paper covers a broad range of chemical concepts that are fundamental to the sciences and engineering. A strong emphasis is made to teach...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
CHEMY101 Structure and Spectroscopy - Tūramaramatia i ngā Hanganga right arrow

A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
He pepa...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton)
CHEMY102 Chemical Reactivity - Tauhohehohe Matū right arrow

A theoretical and practical course covering aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This course is required for the chemistry major.
He pepa...

15 24B (Hamilton)
CLIMT101 Introduction to Climate Change Science - Pūtaiao Huringa Āhuarangi right arrow

An overview of the scientific basis of climate change with emphasis on understanding climate change mitigation and adaptation.
He tirohanga whānui...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24A (Tauranga)
COMMS101 Communication Competencies right arrow

This paper introduces students to the significance and meaning associated with our everyday communication choices. From traditional face-to-face...

15 24A (Hamilton)
CSMAX170 Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences right arrow

The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover the...

15 No occurrences
CSMAX175 Introduction to Cyber Security right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to Cyber Security through the exploration of concepts such as digital information, digital identities, digital...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24X (Hainan University, Haikou China)
DSIGN151 Design History right arrow

Students journey through a thematic history of design and its interplay with society and technology by studying historical artefacts that influence...

15 24B (Hamilton)
EARTH101 Introduction to Earth System Sciences - Pūtaiao Pūnaha Whenua right arrow

A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
EARTH102 Discovering Planet Earth - Tūhuratia Papatūānuku right arrow

This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ECONS101 Economics for Business and Management right arrow

This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24C (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
ENGEN111 Electricity for Engineers right arrow

Concepts underlying electricity such as current, voltage and power will be introduced, and apply these concepts to analyse electrical energy systems.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Hamilton)
ENGEN112 Materials Science and Engineering right arrow

Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ENGEN170 Engineering and Society right arrow

Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
ENGEN180 Foundations of Engineering right arrow

Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
ENSLA103 English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Writing right arrow

This paper covers research, approaches to and techniques for different writing genres, analysis of English text and discourse, and an understanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
ENVSC101 Environmental Science - Pūtaiao Taiao right arrow

A scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment including climate change, utilisation and exploitation of natural resources...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
FINAN101 Introduction to Finance right arrow

This paper introduces the three core areas of finance - financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24H (Hamilton) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
HELTH102 Drugs in Sport and Society right arrow

This paper introduces students to foundational academic skills using the context of drug use for purposes of recreation and performance enhancement.

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
LEGAL103 Legal Method A right arrow

This paper introduces students to the study and practice of law in New Zealand. With a particular focus on criminal law, the paper will teach you the...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
LEGAL104 Legal Method B right arrow

Using the law of contract by way of illustration, this paper teaches students crucial approaches to statutory interpretation and case analysis, and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
MAORI100 Kōkiri: Academic Skills for Indigenous Studies right arrow

This paper introduces academic skills that are directly useful for the rest of your university studies but will also provide a foundation for...

15 24A (Hamilton)
MARIN101 Marine Biodiversity - Rerenga Rauropi Taimoana right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to marine ecosystems, the form and function of key marine taxa, the identification of New Zealand marine plants...

15 24A (Tauranga)
MARIN102 Marine Mammals, Birds and Apex Predators right arrow

This paper provides an overview of marine charismatic megafauna and ecosystem processes including food webs, biogeochemical cycling, trophic...

15 24B (Tauranga)
STMGT101 Introduction to Management right arrow

Managing in organisations, small and large, in changing local and international business environments requires knowledge, skills, and abilities of...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24VA (National Economics University, Vietnam) & 24W (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Hangzhou City University, Hangzhou China)
TEACH100 Literacy and Mathematics in the Early Years right arrow

This paper introduces students to what it means to be a teacher and learner of literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand in early years...

15 No occurrences
TEACH101 Ko te Reo me ngā Tikanga o ngā kura right arrow

This paper introduces students to the skills, attitudes and values required of a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores professional and...

15 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Online) & 24X (Tauranga)
TEEDU100 Concepts of Learning and Teaching 1 right arrow

In this paper, students will examine theories of learning, working with diverse learners and a range of innovative teaching practices.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24J (Online) & 24X (Online)
TEEDU101 The Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Context right arrow

This paper examines the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Online)
TEEDU102 Learning and Development Across the Lifespan right arrow

This paper focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24X (Online)
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ENSLA202 English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Speaking right arrow

This paper provides students with skills needed to understand and question academic texts. It covers skills in reading and text inquiry and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am