The History programme teaches papers in global, oral, intellectual, religious, cultural, social, war, comparative, environmental, health, indigenous and science histories in local, national and international contexts. We also explore, methodological, intellectual, and historiographical issues at both undergraduate and graduate levels. History teaches advanced skills in high-level critical thinking, research, communication, and the gathering and assessing of complex evidence, skills in great demand from among prospective employers.

History is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). History may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete History as a single major for the BA, BCC or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for History, including 105 points above 100 level, and a further 60 points above 200 level.

To complete History as part of a double major for the BA, BCC, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for History, including 90 points above 100 level, and a further 45 points above 200 level.

To complete a minor in History, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the History major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note:

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

History papers

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Code and paper title Points
HISTY107 Aotearoa Histories: Past and Future right arrow

This introductory paper provides students with an overview of Aotearoa New Zealand's histories through hundreds of years of Māori and Iwi history and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY117 Global Indigenous History right arrow

Indigenous historians ask critical questions about how we understand the modern world. With a focus on Indigenous peoples' scholarship, activism, and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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ANTHY208 Protest Movements in the Asia-Pacific right arrow

This paper is about how people across the Asia-Pacific region act collectively to challenge the status quo of powerful political, social, economic...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY200 Pacific History right arrow

This course introduces students to the history of the Pacific from first settlement through to World War II, focusing on how indigenous peoples and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY201 Histories of Everyday Life in Aotearoa right arrow

This paper examines histories of social and cultural life in Aotearoa since 1900. We investigate leisure and popular culture; food; urban and...

15 No occurrences
HISTY206 What Historians Do: Methods and Sources right arrow

The paper focuses on the fundamental and accepted practices in academic historical scholarship and surveys a variety of significant historical and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HISTY211 Modern United States right arrow

This paper introduces students to histories of the modern United States, with a focus on the twentieth century. We will cover histories of race...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HISTY235 Māori and Treaty History in Professional Practice right arrow

This paper examines the application of Māori and Treaty history to professional practice. It explores how these histories are relevant to historical...

15 24G (Hamilton)
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HISTY300 Gender in History right arrow

Gender in History examines the role of gender in society, culture, and the lives of individuals by introducing students to a range of historical case...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HISTY301 Sugar and Spice: Colonialism, Capitalism and the Environment right arrow

An examination of key commodities that have reshaped diets, economies and societies across the globe since the early modern period.

15 24A (Hamilton)
HISTY302 Blood, Land, DNA: Contemporary Indigenous Histories and Archives right arrow

This paper explores critical questions about power, sovereignty, and belonging in contemporary Indigenous history, focusing on Aotearoa, the Pacific...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY380 Special Topic: Reproductive Histories right arrow

This paper introduces students to a specific field of historical enquiry while encouraging the development of professional-level skills in research...

15 24B (Hamilton)
INTLC317 French Culture from Versailles to the Revolution right arrow

A study of France's literary, social, and historical movements from the Golden Age of Versailles through to the Enlightenment and the Revolution it...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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ALPSS500 Academic & Professional Research & Writing right arrow

In this course, students will gain the skills and confidence to seamlessly transition from study to work. This course works to enhance the 'skills...

30 24A (Online) & 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
ALPSS590 Directed Study right arrow

This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their...

30 24X (Hamilton)
ALPSS591 Research Project right arrow

A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 12,500 words maximum).

30 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
ALPSS592 Dissertation right arrow

A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 25,000 words maximum).

60 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
HISTY512 Environmental History right arrow

Environmental History explores the ways in which human societies, cultures, and economies have imagined and shaped, as well as been shaped by, the...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HISTY516 History and Theory right arrow

This paper prepares students for professional historical practice and higher study through an investigation of relevant historiographical theories...

30 24B (Hamilton)
HISTY593 History Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
HISTY594 History Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
INTLC517 French Culture from Versailles to the Revolution right arrow

A study of France's literary, social, and historical movements from the Golden Age of Versailles through to the Enlightenment and the Revolution it...

30 24B (Hamilton)
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HISTY800 History MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
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HISTY900 History PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 19 May 2024 01:00am