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 UC's Qualifications and courses 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.

2021 On campus courses

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Accounting   ACCT102 Accounting and Financial Information 15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
27/6/21
14/11/21
$556
  ACCT103 Accounting and Taxation: An Introduction
(Students should complete ACCT102 first)
15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
27/6/21
14/11/21
$556
Antarctic Studies ANTA102 Antarctica: The Cold Continent 
(Students who have taken ANTA101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 22/2/21 27/6/21 $556
  ANTA103 Antarctica: Life in the Cold 
(Students who have taken ANTA101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 19/7/21 14/11/21  $556
Anthropology ANTH102 Cultural Diversity and the Making of the Modern World (Cancelled for 2021)          
  ANTH108 Witchcraft, Magic and The Dead (Cancelled for 2021)          
Art History ARTH103 'Picasso who?' Introducing Modern Art 15 S1 22/2/21 27/6/21 $556
  ARTH111 Contextualising Art: An Introduction to Art Theory 15 S2 19/7/21 14/11/21 $556
Astronomy ASTR109 The Cosmos: Birth and Evolution 15 S1 22/2/21 27/6/21 $556
Biological Sciences BIOL111 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  BIOL112 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  BIOL113  Diversity of Life 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  BIOL116 Human Biology
(This course is not a core course for the Biological Sciences major, but is for the Bachelor of Health Sciences)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Chemistry CHEM111 Chemical Principles and Processes  
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21
 
$556
  CHEM112 Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry and Biochemistry
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  CHEM114 Foundations of Chemistry
(Students who have already completed 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
Chinese CHIN151 Chinese Language 1-A 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  CHIN152 Chinese Language 1-B
(Students should complete CHIN151 or a placement test first)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  CHIN155 Understanding China  15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Cinema Studies CINE102 The Backpacker's Guide to World Cinema 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  CINE104 The Oscar for Best Picture: The Envelope Please! 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
Classics CLAS120 People, Places and Histories of the Graeco-Roman World 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  CLAS122 Myth, Power and Identity in the Graeco-Roman World 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  CLAS134 Beginners' Greek A 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  CLAS135 Beginners' Greek B 
(Students should complete CLAS134 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first) Classes will be held at the City Campus in the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  CLAS144 Beginners' Latin A 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin B
(Students should complete CLAS144 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Computer Science COSC131 Introduction to Programming for Engineers
This is the first half of the Computer Science STAR Programme, STAR lectures start in the second week of semester 1 (1 Mar 2021)
15 S1 1/3/21  27/6/21   $556
  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 (26 July 2021) - Students need to pass COSC131 (or equivalent) before they can continue with COSC122
15  S2 26/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  The Computer Science STAR Programme is 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 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  CRJU150 Legal Method in the Criminal Justice Context  15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
Digital Humanities DIGI125 Music Technologies 
(Students who have completed MUSA125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
Economics ECON104 Introduction to Microeconomics 
(Students who have completed ECON199 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21
 
$556^ 
  ECON105 Introduction to Macroeconomics
(the on campus version has been cancelled for Semester 1, the course will instead be offered by distance in S1)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21
$556^
Education  CHCH101 Strengthening Communities through Social Innovation 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  EDUC101 Spark! How & What People Learn  15 S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  EDUC102 Child and Adolescent Development 15 S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
English ENGL102 Great Works 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  ENGL117 Writing for Academic Success
(Students who have completed WRIT101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21
 
$556
English Language ENLA102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Environmental Science ENVR101 Introduction to Environmental Science 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
Finance FINC101 Personal Finance 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
Forestry FORE111 Trees, Forests and the Environment 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
French FREN121 French Language Acquisition: Beginners A 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  FREN122 French Language Acquisition: Beginners B
(Students should have completed FREN121 first or have a level in French acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15 S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  FREN221 French Language Acquisition: Intermediate A
(Students should have completed FREN122 first or have a level in French acceptable to the Programme Director)
15 S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  FREN222 French Language Acquisition: Intermediate B
(Students should have completed FREN221 first or have a level in French acceptable to the Programme Director)
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Geography GEOG106 Global Environmental Change 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  GEOG110 People, Places and Environments 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
Geology GEOL111 Planet Earth: An Introduction to Geology 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  GEOL113 GeoHazards 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  GEOL115 The Dynamic Earth System 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
German GRMN151 Elementary German Language A  15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  GRMN152 Elementary German Language B
Students should have completed GRMN151 first or 20 credits German at NCEA Level 2 or by placement test.
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Health Sciences HLED121 Introduction to Health Education  15  S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  HLED122 Building Resilience  15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  HLTH106 Te Wero - Maori Health Issues and Opportunities 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  HLTH110 Epidemiology 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  HLTH111 Global Health
(Recommended preparation: HLTH101)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
History HIST127 American History 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  HIST133 Medieval Europe: from Rome to the Black Death 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  HIST136 Revolutions and Revolutionaries 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  HIST137 Modern World History 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Human Services HSRV103 Violence in Society
(This course covers some sensitive topics)
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  HSRV104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some sensitive topics. Students who have completed SOWK104 should not enrol in this course)
15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
Information Systems INFO123 Business Information Systems and Technology 15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21 
14/11/21
$556
  INFO125 Introduction to Programming with Databases 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
Japanese JAPA126 Elementary Japanese B
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Japanese first)
30 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $1,112
Linguistics LING101 The English Language 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Management MGMT100 Fundamentals of Management 15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21
 
$556
  MGMT170 Managerial Decision Making 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
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 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  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 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  MAOR172 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge
(Students who have completed SCIM101 should not enrol in this course) 
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  Students younger than 16 years of age must have Head of School approval first to enrol in these Maori and Indiginous Studies courses. 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
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21
 
$556
Mathematics MATH199 AIMS - Advancing in Mathematical Sciences 30 W 22/2/21  14/11/21  $1,112* 
  (Applications will be assessed by Head of School or nominee before students can enrol in MATH199. 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. Enrolments will be considered if students’ Level 2 calculus results are excellent and they take year 13 calculus concurrently with MATH199. This course has an introductory session in the week before the course starts, details will be available soon.)
Media and Communication COMS101 Media and Society 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  COMS104 Introduction to Strategic Communication  15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Music MUSA100 Essentials in Music Techniques 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  MUSA120 Song Writing 1
(Students should contact the Head of New Music to discuss their plans and entry is subject to his approval)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  MUSA121 Composition 1A
(
Students should contact the Head of New Music to discuss their plans and entry is subject to his approval) 
15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  MUSA125 Music Technologies
(Students who have completed DIGI125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  MUSA152 Acoustics and Recording Techniques 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  Note: Students wishing to enrol in a Performance Music course (MUSA141MUSA142MUSA143) should apply using a Performance Music Secondary School Student Application form, which will be available soon. Students 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 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  PHIL132 God, Mind, and Freedom 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  PHIL133 Philosophy and Human Nature 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Political Science POLS102 Politics: An Introduction 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  POLS103 Introduction to New Zealand Politics and Policy 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  POLS104 Introduction to International Relations 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  POLS105 Comparing the Politics of Nations: A Global Introduction 15  S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  POLS106 Plato to Nato: Introduction to Political Thought 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Professional and Community Engagement PACE195 Putting Your Degree to Work 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556^^
Psychology PSYC105 Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  PSYC106 Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(Students should complete RUSS130 first)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge SCIM101 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge 
(Students who have completed MAOR172 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Social Work SOWK102 Social Services in Aotearoa 
(Students who have completed HSRV102 should not enrol in this course)
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  SOWK104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some senstive topics. Students who have completed HSRV104 should not enrol in this course)
15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
Sociology SOCI111 Exploring Society 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  SOCI112 Global Society 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Spanish SPAN101 Beginners' Spanish A  15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  SPAN102 Beginners' Spanish B
(Students should have completed SPAN101 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish Language A
‌(Students should have completed SPAN102 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish Language B
‌(Students should have completed SPAN201 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
Speech Science SPSC113 Introduction to Communication Disorders 15 S2 19/7/21 14/11/21 $556
  SPSC161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 S1 22/2/21 27/6/21 $556
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  SPCO107 Sport Nutrition 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  SPCO126 Land Journeys and Ethics 15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21
 
$556
Statistics STAT101 Statistics 1 15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21
 
$556
Te Reo Maori TREO110 Te Ngao Tu: Conversational Maori for Absolute Beginners
For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 1
15 S1
S2
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21 
$556
  TREO111 Te Ngao Pae 1: Introductory Reo 1
(For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 2 or those who have completed TREO110)
15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  TREO112 Te Ngao Pae 2: Introductory Reo 2
(For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 2 or those who have completed TREO111)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  TREO211 Te Ngao Mamaku 1
(For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 3 or those who have completed TREO112)
15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  TREO212 Te Ngao Mamaku 2
(For students with 24 credits in Te Reo Māori at NCEA Level 3 or those who have completed TREO211)
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  Students younger than 16 years of age must have Head of School approval first to enrol in these Te Reo courses. Students with Te Reo Rangatira NCEA credits need to meet with the Head of School to assess appropriate level of entry.     
Writing WRIT101 Writing for Academic Success
(Students who have completed ENGL117 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2 
22/2/21
19/7/21
 
27/6/21
14/11/21 
 
$556


^ The tuition fees for ECON104 and ECON105 on campus are covered by the College of Business and Law. Schools will not be invoiced for those courses
* The tuition fees for MATH199 are covered by the College of Engineering. Schools will not be invoiced for that course
^^ The tuition fees for PACE195 are covered by the College of Arts. Schools will not be invoiced for that course.

2021 Distance courses

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Antarctic Studies ANTA101 Antarctica 15 SU2 (Nov20) 9/11/20 27/12/20 $556
Anthropology ANTH102 Cultural Diversity and The Making of The Modern World (Cancelled for 2021)          
Art History ARTH103 'Picasso who?' Introducing Modern Art 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
Astronomy ASTR109 The Cosmos: Birth and Evolution 15 S1 22/2/21 27/6/21 $556
Classics CLAS120 People, Places and Histories of the Graeco-Roman World 15 S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  CLAS122 Myth, Power and Identity in the Graeco-Roman World 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21  $556
  CLAS144 Beginners' Latin A 15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin B
(Students should complete CLAS144 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
Communication Disorders CMDS161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 SU2 (Nov20) 9/11/20 14/2/21 $556
Economics ECON105 Introduction to Macroeconomics
(
Note: the full year X distance course has been cancelled for 2021, STAR students can enrol in the Semester 1 distance course instead)
15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21  $556
  ECON199 Introduction to Microeconomics 15  22/2/21  28/11/21  $556
Education CHCH101 Strengthening Communities through Social Innovation  15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  EDUC101 Spark! How & What People Learn 15 SU2 (Nov20)
S2
9/11/20
19/7/21 
13/12/20
14/11/21  
$556
  EDUC102 Child and Adolescent Development 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
German GRMN151 Elementary German Language A  15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  GRMN152 Elementary German Language B
(Students should have completed GRMN151 first or 20 credits German at NCEA Level 2 or by placement test)
15  S2  19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
Health Sciences HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
Human Services HSRV103 Violence in Society
(This course covers some sensitive topics)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  HSRV104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some sensitive topics. Students who have completed SOWK104 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
Linguistics LING101 The English Language 15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond
(Students who have completed ENLA102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2  19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
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 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  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  19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  Students younger than 16 years of age must have Head of School approval first to enrol in these Māori and Indigenous Studies courses. 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 22/2/21  27/6/21   $1,112*
  (Applications will be assessed by Head of School or nominee before students can enrol in MATH199. 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. Enrolments will be considered if students’ Level 2 calculus results are excellent and they take year 13 calculus concurrently with MATH199.)
Media and Communication COMS101 Media and Society  15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2  19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  COMS104 Introduction to Strategic Communication 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
Philosophy PHIL110 Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
Political Science and International Relations POLS102 Politics: An Introduction  15 S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  POLS106 Plato to Nato: Introduction to Political Thought 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(students should complete RUSS130 first) 
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
Social Work SOWK101 Introduction to Social Policy
(Students who have completed HSRV101 should not enrol in this course)
15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  SOWK102 Human Services in Aotearoa
(Students who have completed HSRV102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  SOWK104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some sensitive topics. Students who have completed HSRV104 should not enrol in this course.) 
15  S1  22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 19/7/21  14/11/21   $556
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S1 22/2/21  27/6/21   $556

 
* The STAR tuition fees for MATH199 are covered by the College of Engineering. Schools will not be invoiced for that course.