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.

2020 On campus courses

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Accounting   ACCT102 Accounting and Financial Information 15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
  ACCT103 Accounting and Taxation: An Introduction
(Students should complete ACCT102 first)
15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
Antarctic Studies ANTA102 Antarctica: The Cold Continent 
(Students who have taken ANTA101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  ANTA103 Antarctica: Life in the Cold 
(Students who have taken ANTA101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20  $550
Anthropology ANTH102 Cultural Diversity and the Making of the Modern World 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  ANTH105 Human Evolution 15 S2 13/7/20  8/11/20  $550
Biological Sciences BIOL111 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  BIOL112 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  BIOL113  Diversity of Life 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  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 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Chemistry CHEM111 Chemical Principles and Processes  
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
  CHEM112 Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry and Biochemistry
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  CHEM114 Foundations of Chemistry
(Students who have already completed 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Chinese CHIN151 Chinese Language 1-A 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  CHIN152 Chinese Language 1-B
(Students should complete CHIN151 or a placement test first)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Cinema Studies CINE102 The Backpacker's Guide to World Cinema 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  CINE104 The Oscar for Best Picture: The Envelope Please! 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Classics CLAS120 People, Places and Histories of the Graeco-Roman World 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  CLAS122 Myth, Power and Identity in the Graeco-Roman World 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  CLAS134 Beginners' Greek A 15 S1 17/2/20  21/6/20  $550 
  CLAS135 Beginners' Greek B
(Students should complete CLAS134 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  CLAS144 Beginners' Latin A 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin B
(Students should complete CLAS144 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Communication Disorders CMDS113 Introduction to Communication Disorders 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  CMDS161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $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 (24 Feb 2020)
15 S1 24/2/20  21/6/20  $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 (20 July 2020) - Students should complete COSC121 first
15  S2 20/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  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 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Digital Humanities DIGI125 Music Technologies
(Students who have completed MUSA125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Economics ECON104 Introduction to Microeconomics 
(Students who have completed ECON199 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550* 
  ECON105 Introduction to Macroeconomics 15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550*
Education  CHCH101 Strengthening Communities through Social Innovation 15 S2 13/7/20  8/11/20  $550 
  EDUC102 Child and Adolescent Development 15 S1  17/2/20 21/6/20  $550
  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
English ENGL102 Great Works 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  ENGL117 Writing for Academic Success
(Students who have completed WRIT101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
Environmental Science ENVR101 Introduction to Environmental Science 15 S2 13/7/20  8/11/20  $550 
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Finance FINC101 Personal Finance 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Forestry FORE111 Trees, Forests and the Environment 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
French FREN121 French Language Acquisition: Beginners A 15 S1 17/2/20  21/6/20  $550
  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  13/7/20  8/11/20  $550
  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  17/2/20 21/6/20  $550
  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  13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Geography GEOG106 Global Environmental Change 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  GEOG110 People, Places and Environments 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Geology GEOL111 Planet Earth: An Introduction to Geology 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  GEOL113 GeoHazards 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  GEOL115 The Dynamic Earth System 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Health Sciences HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  HLTH106 Nga Take, Te Wero - Maori Health Issues and Opportunities 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  HLTH110 Epidemiology 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  HLTH111 Global Health
(Recommended preparation: HLTH101)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
History HIST127 American History 15 S2 13/7/20  8/11/20  $550 
  HIST133 Medieval Europe: from Rome to the Black Death 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  HIST136 Revolutions and Revolutionaries 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  HIST137 Modern World History 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Human Services HSRV101 Introduction to Social Policy 
(Students who have completed SOWK101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  HSRV102 Introduction to Human Services and Practice in Aotearoa
(Students who have completed SOWK102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  HSRV103 Violence in Society
(This course covers some sensitive topics)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  HSRV104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some sensitive topics. Students who have completed SOWK104 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Information Systems INFO123 Business Information Systems and Technology 15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
  INFO125 Introduction to Programming with Databases 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Japanese JAPA126 Elementary Japanese B
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Japanese first)
30 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $1,100
Linguistics LING101 The English Language 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Management MGMT100 Fundamentals of Management 15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
  MGMT170 Managerial Decision Making 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $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 17/2/20 21/6/20 $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 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  MAOR172 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge
(Students who have completed SCIM101 should not enrol in this course) 
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  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
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
Mathematics MATH199 AIMS - Advancing in Mathematical Sciences 30 W 17/2/20 8/11/20 $1,100^ 
  (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 on Friday 14 February 2020.)
Media and Communication COMS101 Media and Society 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Music MUSA100 Essentials in Music Techniques 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $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 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  MUSA125 Music Technologies
(Students who have completed DIGI125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  MUSA152 Acoustics and Recording Techniques 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  Note: Students wishing to enrol in a Performance Music course (MUSA141MUSA142MUSA143) should apply using a Performance Music Secondary School Student Application Form 2020 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 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  PHIL132 God, Mind, and Freedom 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  PHIL133 Philosophy and Human Nature 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Political Science POLS102 Politics: An Introduction 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  POLS103 Introduction to New Zealand Politics and Policy 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  POLS104 Introduction to International Relations 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  POLS105 Comparing the Politics of Nations: A Global Introduction 15  S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  POLS106 Plato to Nato: Introduction to Political Thought 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Professional and Community Engagement PACE195 Putting Your Degree to Work 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550 **
Psychology PSYC105 Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  PSYC106 Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(Students should complete RUSS130 first)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $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 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Social Work SOWK101 Introduction to Social Policy
(Students who have completed HSRV101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SOWK102 Human Services in Aotearoa 
(Students who have completed HSRV102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  SOWK104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some senstive topics. Students who have completed HSRV104 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1  17/2/20 21/6/20  $550
Sociology SOCI111 Exploring Society 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SOCI112 Global Society 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Spanish SPAN101 Beginners' Spanish A  15  S1  17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SPAN102 Beginners' Spanish B
(Students should have completed SPAN101 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S2  13/7/20 8/11/20  $550
  SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish Language A
‌(Students should have completed SPAN102 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S1  17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish Language B
‌(Students should have completed SPAN201 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S2  13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 1 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SPCO107 Sport Nutrition 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SPCO126 Land Journeys and Ethics 15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550
Statistics STAT101 Statistics 1 15 S1
S2
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$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
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$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 17/2/20 21/6/20 $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 13/7/20 8/11/20 $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 17/2/20 8/11/20 $1,200 
  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 
17/2/20
13/7/20
21/6/20
8/11/20
$550

 

* 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.

2020 Distance courses

UC has made some changes to course delivery in these times of COVID-19. This has allowed us to add several more Semester 2 Distance courses to this list of courses suitable for STAR students, which didn't appear in the STAR brochure for 2020. Indicated with (new) in the list below.

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Antarctic Studies ANTA101 Antarctica 15 SU2 (Nov19) 11/11/19 22/12/19 $550
Art History ARTH111 Contextualising Art: An Introduction to Art Theory (new) 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Chinese CHIN152 Chinese Language 1-B (new)
(Entry subject to placement test or completion of CHIN151)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  CHIN155 Understanding China (new) 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Classics CLAS120 People, Places and Histories of the Graeco-Roman World 15 S1  17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  CLAS122 Myth, Power and Identity in the Graeco-Roman World 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  CLAS144 Beginners' Latin A 15  S1  17/2/20  21/6/20 $550
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin B
(Students should complete CLAS144 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20  $550
Communication Disorders CMDS161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 SU2 (Nov19) 11/11/19 9/2/20 $550
Economics ECON105 Introduction to Macroeconomics 15 X 24/2/20 29/11/20  $550
  ECON199 Introduction to Microeconomics 15  24/2/20  29/11/20  $550
Education EDUC101 Spark! How & What People Learn 15 SU1 (Jan20)
S2
6/1/20

13/7/20
9/2/20

8/11/20
$550
  EDUC102 Child and Adolescent Development 15 S1 17/2/20  21/6/20 $550
  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
French FREN122 French Language Acquisition: Beginners B (new)
(For students who have studied French at NCEA Level 2, or a placement test, or completion of FREN121)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Health Sciences HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Human Services HSRV102 Introduction to Human Services and Practice in Aotearoa (new)
(Students who have completed SOWK102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  HSRV103 Violence in Society
(This course covers some sensitive topics)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Japanese JAPA126 Elementary Japanese B (new)
(For students who have completed at least 12 credits NCEA Level 2 Japanese, or a placement test, or completion of JAPA125)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Linguistics LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15 S2  13/7/20  8/11/20 $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 17/2/20 21/6/20 $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  13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  Students younger than 16 years of age must have Head of School approval first to enrol in these Maori 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 17/2/20 8/11/20 $1,100*
  (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 COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2  13/7/20 8/11/20  $550
Philosophy PHIL110 Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
Political Science and International Relations POLS102 Politics: An Introduction  15 S1  17/42/20 21/6/20 $550
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(students should complete RUSS130 first) 
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Social Work SOWK102 Human Services in Aotearoa (new)
(Students who have completed HSRV102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Spanish SPAN102 Beginners' Spanish B (new)
(For students who have studied Spanish at NCEA Level 2, or a placement test, or completion of SPAN101)
15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 1 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 13/7/20 8/11/20 $550
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S1 17/2/20 21/6/20 $550

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