Selected courses most suitable for STAR students

STAR students can enrol in almost any first-year course with the approval of the course coordinator and the student’s secondary school. This page lists the courses we have identified as being most suitable for STAR students. Please contact the UC STAR Coordinator if you are interested in any of our other first-year courses, which can be found on the Courses, Subjects and Qualifications site.

The fees for STAR students are less than the fees paid by UC students. The course lists have the STAR fee after the course, but the linked course information pages only display the fees for UC students.

2018 On campus courses

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Accounting   ACCT102 Accounting and Financial Information 15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550
  ACCT103 Accounting and Taxation: An Introduction
(Students should complete ACCT102 first)
15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550
Antarctic Studies ANTA102 Antarctica: The Cold Continent 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  ANTA103 Antarctica: Life in the Cold 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18  $550
Anthropology ANTH102 Cultural Diversity and the Making of the Modern World 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Biological Sciences BIOL111 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  BIOL112 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  BIOL113  Diversity of Life 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  BIOL116 Human Biology 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Chemistry CHEM111 Chemical Principles and Processes  
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550 
  CHEM112 Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry and Biochemistry
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  CHEM114 Foundations of Chemistry
(Students who have already completed 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Chinese CHIN151 Chinese Language 1-A 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  CHIN152 Chinese Language 1-B
(Students should complete CHIN151 or a placement test first)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Cinema Studies CINE102 The Backpacker's Guide to World Cinema 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550 
  CINE104 The Oscar for Best Picture: The Envelope Please! 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Classics CLAS104 Greek Mythologies 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  CLAS134 Beginners' Greek A 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  CLAS135 Beginners' Greek B
(Students should complete CLAS134 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  CLAS144 Beginners' Latin A 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin B
(Students should complete CLAS144 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Communication Disorders CMDS113 Introduction to Communication Disorders 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  CMDS161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 S1 19/2/18  24/6/18  $550
Computer Science COSC121 Introduction to Computer Programming (This is the first half of the Computer Science STAR Programme, STAR lectures start in the second week of semester 1 (26 Feb 2018) 15 S1 26/2/18  24/6/18  $550
  COSC122 Introduction to Computer Science This is the second half of the Computer Science STAR Programme, STAR lectures start in the second week of semester 2 (23 July 2018) - Students should complete COSC121 first 15  S2 23/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  For students with about 20 credits of mathematics with a good proportion of excellences at NCEA Level 2 or Level 3, or the equivalent for students not doing a full NCEA programme. Prior programming experience is not essential.
Criminal Justice CRJU101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Digital Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities DIGI125 Music Technologies 1
(Students who have completed MUSA125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Economics ECON104 Introduction to Microeconomics 
(Students who have completed ECON199 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$0 (zero)
  ECON105 Introduction to Macroeconomics 15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$0 (zero)
Education CHCH101 Strengthening Communities through Social Innovation 15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
 $550
  EDUC101 Learning: People, Politics and Processes 15 SU1 (Jan18)
S1
1/1/18

19/2/18
11/2/18

24/6/18
$550
  EDUC102 Child and Adolescent Development 15 S1  19/2/18 24/6/18  $550
  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
English ENGL102 Great Works 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18  $550
  ENGL104 The Stage and Stagecraft 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18  $550
Finance FINC101 Personal Finance 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Forestry FORE111 Trees, Forests and the Environment 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18  $550
Geography GEOG106 Global Environmental Change 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  GEOG109 Physical Geography: Earth, Ocean, Atmosphere 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  GEOG110 Human Geography: People, Process, Place 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Geology GEOL111 Planet Earth: An Introduction to Geology 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  GEOL113 Environmental Geohazards 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  GEOL115 The Dynamic Earth System 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Health Sciences HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  HLTH106 Nga Take, Te Wero - Maori Health Issues and Opportunities 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  HLTH110 Epidemiology 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  HLTH111 Global Health
(Recommended preparation: HLTH101)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
History HIST127 American History 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  HIST133 Medieval Europe: from Rome to the Black Death 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  HIST136 Revolutions and Revolutionaries 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  HIST137 Modern World History 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Human Services HSRV101 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Human Services  
(Students who have completed SOWK101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  HSRV102 Introduction to Human Services and Practice in Aotearoa
(Students who have completed SOWK102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  HSRV103 Violence in Society 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  HSRV104 Youth Realities 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Information Systems INFO123 Information Systems and Technology 15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550
  INFO125 Introduction to Programming with Databases 15 S1 19/2/18  24/6/18  $550
Japanese JAPA126 Elementary Japanese B
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Japanese first)
30 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $1,050
Linguistics LING101 The English Language 15 S1 19/2/18  24/6/18 $550
  LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  LING103 Basics of Language for Language Learners  15 SU1 (Jan18) 1/1/18 11/2/18 $550
Management MGMT100 Fundamentals of Management 15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550
  MGMT170 Managerial Decision Making 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Maori and Indigenous Studies MAOR107 Aotearoa: Introduction to Traditional Maori Society 
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S1 19/2/18  24/6/18  $550
  MAOR108 Aotearoa: Introduction to New Zealand Treaty Society
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  MAOR172 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge, MAOR172
(Students who have completed SCIM101 should not enrol in this course) 
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  Students younger than 16 years of age must have Head of School approval first. Students with Te Reo Rangatira NCEA credits need to meet with the Head of School to assess appropriate level of entry.
Marketing MKTG100 Principles of Marketing 15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18 
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550
Mathematics MATH199 AIMS - Advancing in Mathematical Sciences 30 W 19/2/18 18/11/18 $0 (zero) 
  (Applications will be assessed by Head of School or nominee before students can enrol. Recommended preparation is about 20 credits of mathematics with a good proportion of excellences at NCEA Level 3, or the equivalent for students not doing a full NCEA programme. Not all schools offer acceleration programmes so we will consider students with excellent results in Level 2 NCEA calculus as long as they take year 13 calculus concurrently with MATH199. This course has an introductory session on Thursday 15 February 2018.)
Media and Communication COMS101 Media and Society 15  S1 19/2/18  24/6/18  $550
  COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Music MUSA100 Essentials in Music Techniques 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  MUSA101 Musicianship, Harmony and Analysis 1
(Students should complete MUSA100 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  MUSA120 Song Writing 1
(Students should include a portfolio of works with their application which will be assessed by the Head of School before students can enrol)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  MUSA125 Music Technologies 1
(Students who have completed DIGI125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  MUSA131 Organum to Autotune 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  MUSA152 Acoustics and Recording Techniques 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550 
  Note: Students wishing to enrol in a Performance Music course (MUSA141MUSA142MUSA143) should apply using an Application for Performance Music - Secondary School form and will need to pay the UC tuition fee upfront, like other UC students. The Student Services Levy will be waived.
Philosophy PHIL110 Science: Good, Bad and Bogus 15  S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  PHIL132 God, Mind, and Freedom 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Political Science POLS102 Politics: An Introduction 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  POLS103 Introduction to New Zealand Politics and Policy 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  POLS104 Introduction to International Relations 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  POLS105 Comparing the Politics of Nations: A Global Introduction 15  S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  POLS106 Plato to Nato: Introduction to Political Thought 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Professional and Community Engagement PACE195 Putting Your Degree to Work 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $0 (zero)
Psychology PSYC105 Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  PSYC106 Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(Students should complete RUSS130 first)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge SCIM101 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge 
(Students who have completed MAOR172 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Social Work SOWK101 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Human Services
(Students who have completed HSRV101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  SOWK102 Human Services in Aotearoa 
(Students who have completed HSRV102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Sociology SOCI111 Exploring Society 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  SOCI112 Global Society 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 1 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  SPCO107 Sport Nutrition 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  SPCO126 Land Journeys and Ethics 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Statistics STAT101 Statistics 1 15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550
Te Reo Maori TREO110 Conversational Maori for Absolute Beginners
For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 1
15 S1
S2
19/2/18
16/7/18
24/6/18
18/11/18
$550
  TREO111 Te Reo: Te Kakano - Introductory Language 1
(For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 2 or those who have completed TREO110)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  TREO112 Te Reo: Te Kakano - Introductory Language 2 
(For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 2 or those who have completed TREO111)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  TREO260 Te Reo: Te Pihinga - Intermediate Language
(For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 3 or those who have completed TREO112)
45 W 19/2/18 18/11/18  $1,130 
  Students younger than 16 years of age must have Head of School approval first. Students with Te Reo Rangatira NCEA credits need to meet with the Head of School to assess appropriate level of entry.     

 

2018 Distance courses

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Antarctic Studies ANTA101 Antarctica 15 SU2 (Nov17) 20/11/17 24/12/17 $550
Art History ARTH103 'Picasso who?' Introducing Modern Art 15 SU2 (Nov17) 20/11/17  24/12/17  $550
Classics CLAS104 Greek Mythologies 15 S1  19/2/18  24/6/18  $550
  CLAS144 Beginners' Latin A 15  S1  19/2/18  24/6/18  $550
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin B
(Students should complete CLAS144 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18  $550 
Communication Disorders CMDS161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 SU2 (Nov17) 20/11/17 11/2/18 $550
Economics ECON199 Introduction to Microeconomics 15 X 19/2/18 25/11/18  $550
Education EDUC101 Learning: People, Politics and Processes 15 SU1 (Jan18)
S1
3/1/18

19/2/18
11/2/18

24/6/18
$550
  EDUC102 Child and Adolescent Development 15 S1 19/2/18  24/6/18 $550 
  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550 
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Health Sciences HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
History HIST127 American History 15 S2  16/7/18  18/11/18  $550 
Human Services HSRV103 Violence in Society 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18  $550
Linguistics LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15 S2  16/7/18  18/11/18  $550 
Maori and Indigenous Studies MAOR107 Aotearoa: Introduction to Traditional Maori Society
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  MAOR108 Aotearoa: Introduction to New Zealand Treaty Society 
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S2  16/7/18 18/11/18  $550 
  Students younger than 16 years of age must have Head of School approval first. Students with Te Reo Rangatira NCEA credits need to meet with the Head of School to assess appropriate level of entry.
Mathematics  MATH199 AIMS - Advancing in Mathematical Sciences 30 W 19/2/18 18/11/18  $0 (zero)
  (Applications will be assessed by Head of School or nominee before students can enrol. Recommended preparation is about 20 credits of mathematics with a good proportion of excellences at NCEA Level 3, or the equivalent for students not doing a full NCEA programme. Not all schools offer acceleration programmes so we will consider students with excellent results in Level 2 NCEA calculus as long as they take year 13 calculus concurrently with MATH199.)
Media and Communication COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2  16/7/18 18/11/18  $550 
Philosophy PHIL110 Science: Good, Bad and Bogus 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  PHIL229 Philosophy of Religion: Rationality, Science, and the God Hypothesis
(For students who have achieved at least a B+ grade in a 100-level Philosophy course at UC)
15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
Political Science and International Relations POLS102 Politics: An Introduction

 

15 S1  19/2/18 24/6/18 $550 
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(students should complete RUSS130 first)

 

15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550 
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 

 

15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18  $550
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 1 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 16/7/18 18/11/18 $550
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550
  SPCO107 Sport Nutrition 15 S1 19/2/18 24/6/18 $550