Linguistics is the scientific study of language in all its facets. Language is a fundamentally important aspect of human life, and impinges on virtually everything that we do. Thus, Linguistics is a study which shares interests with a very wide range of other disciplines, and usefully complements a variety of other subject areas, such as the language subjects, Philosophy, Education, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Psychology and Artificial Intelligence.

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

To complete Linguistics as a single major for the BA and BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Linguistics, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must include ARTSC105, LINGS201 or LINGS202, and LINGS301, LINGS302 and LINGS303.

To complete Linguistics as part of a double major for the BA, BSocSc or other undergraduate degrees, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Linguistics, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must include ARTSC105, LINGS201 or LINGS202, and LINGS302 and LINGS303.

To complete a minor in Linguistics, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Linguistics major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, including either LINGS201 or LINGS202.

Note: It is recommended that students intending to take Linguistics as a major or minor, include a language skills paper in a language other than their first language in their programme of study. Such a paper would not count as a Linguistics paper for the purpose of the degree regulations.

Note:

It is recommended that students intending to major in Linguistics include ARTSC105 in the first year of their programme of study in order to meet prerequisites for study at 200 level and above.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Linguistics papers

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Code and paper title Points
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)
ARTSC112 Music, Sound and Human Communication right arrow

Every day we communicate using complex linguistic and musical systems. This paper will explore the role of sound and music in human communication and...

15 24B (Online)
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)
ENGLI100 Telling the Story right arrow

This paper examines the deep stories which are at the core of the English literary tradition and the wider Western canon, using picturebooks...

15 24A (Hamilton)
INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures right arrow

This paper introduces students to major world cultures and their languages in a comparative context. Students will gain a critical understanding of...

15 24B (Online) & 24G (Online)
MEDIA100 Understanding Visual Culture right arrow

Our lives are dominated by still and moving images and visual technologies. This paper will constitute an important first step in learning to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
WRITE100 Writing for Academic Success right arrow

The paper gives opportunities for undergraduate students to develop their academic literacy skills. It begins with general academic communication and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24JS (Hamilton) & 24JS (Online) & 24JS (Tauranga)
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LINGS201 Language Analysis right arrow

This paper provides a detailed introduction to phonology and morphology. Students develop analytic skills and discuss theoretical issues related to...

15 24A (Hamilton)
LINGS203 Language, Society and Culture right arrow

In this paper, we explore cultural diversity through language. We develop understandings of the way that language both reflects, and is used to...

15 24B (Hamilton)
LINGS204 Language of Social Media right arrow

This paper introduces students to the study of language in the genre of social media, using linguistics theory and concepts.

15 24G (Online)
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LINGS301 Research Apprenticeship right arrow

This paper provides students with an opportunity to pursue an extended research project, in a sub-discipline of linguistics or anthropology (e.g...

15 24B (Hamilton)
LINGS302 Comparative Linguistics right arrow

This paper concerns the study of linguistic diversity, with an emphasis on the morphosyntactic analysis of lesser-known languages. Current...

15 24B (Hamilton)
LINGS303 Sociolinguistics right arrow

This paper teaches major methods and principles of sociolinguistic investigation, including the study of accents and dialects; language variation...

15 24A (Hamilton)
LINGS304 Applied Linguistics right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to areas of research and professional practice in applied linguistics, including language acquisition, second...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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LINGS800 Linguistics MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
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LINGS900 Linguistics 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 23 Apr 2024 01:00am