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.

2022 On campus courses

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Accounting   ACCT102 Accounting and Financial Information 15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
26/6/22
13/11/22
$565
  ACCT103 Accounting and Taxation: An Introduction
(Students should complete ACCT102 first)
15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
26/6/22
13/11/22
$565
Antarctic Studies ANTA102 Antarctica: The Cold Continent 
(Students who have taken ANTA101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 21/2/22 26/6/22 $565
Anthropology ANTH108 Witchcraft, Magic and The Dead 15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565 
Art History ARTH103 'Picasso who?' Introducing Modern Art 15 S2 18/7/22 13/11/22 $565
Astronomy ASTR109 The Cosmos: Birth and Evolution 15 S1 21/2/22 26/6/22 $565
Biological Sciences BIOL111 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry 15 S1 21/2/22 26/6/22  $565
  BIOL112 Ecology, Evolution and Conservation 15 S2 18/7/22 13/11/22  $565
  BIOL113  Diversity of Life 15 S1 21/2/22 26/6/22   $565
  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 18/7/22 13/11/22  $565
Chemistry CHEM111 Chemical Principles and Processes  
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
26/6/22
13/11/22 
$565
  CHEM112 Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry and Biochemistry
(Students should complete CHEM114 or 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry first)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  CHEM114 Foundations of Chemistry
(Students who have already completed 14 credits NCEA Level 3 Chemistry should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
Chinese CHIN151 Chinese Language 1-A 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
  CHIN152 Chinese Language 1-B
(Students should complete CHIN151 or a placement test first)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  CHIN155 Understanding China  15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Cinema Studies CINE102 The Backpacker's Guide to World Cinema 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  CINE104 The Oscar for Best Picture: The Envelope Please! 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Classics CLAS120 People, Places and Histories of the Graeco-Roman World 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
  CLAS122 Myth, Power and Identity in the Graeco-Roman World 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  CLAS135 Beginners' Greek 
(Students should complete CLAS151 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 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin
(Students should complete CLAS151 or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  CLAS151 Greek and Latin for Absolute Beginners 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
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 (28 Feb 2022)
15 S1 28/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  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 (25 July 2022) - Students need to pass COSC131 (or equivalent) before they can continue with COSC122
15  S2 25/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  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 21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
  CRJU150 Legal Method in the Criminal Justice Context  15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
  CRJU160 Legal Issues in the New Zealand Criminal Justice System 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Digital Humanities DIGI125 Music Technologies 
(Students who have completed MUSA125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Economics ECON104 Introduction to Microeconomics 
(Students who have completed ECON199 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22 
13/11/22
 
$565^ 
  ECON105 Introduction to Macroeconomics 15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22 
13/11/22
$565^
Education  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  YACL101 Introduction to Youth Leadership: Leading the Self 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
English ENGL102 Great Works 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  ENGL117 Writing for Academic Success
(Students who have completed WRIT101 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22 
13/11/22
 
$565
English Language ENLA102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15  S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Environmental Science ENVR101 Introduction to Environmental Science 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Finance FINC101 Personal Finance 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Forestry FORE111 Trees, Forests and the Environment 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
French FREN121 French Language Acquisition: Beginners A 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  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  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  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  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  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  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Geography GEOG106 Global Environmental Change 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  GEOG110 People, Places and Environments 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Geology GEOL111 Planet Earth: An Introduction to Geology 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  GEOL113 GeoHazards 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  GEOL115 The Dynamic Earth System 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
German GRMN151 Elementary German Language A  15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  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  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Health Sciences HLED121 Introduction to Health Education  15  S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  HLED122 Building Resilience  15  S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  HLTH106 Te Wero - Maori Health Issues and Opportunities 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  HLTH110 Epidemiology 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  HLTH111 Global Health
(Recommended preparation: HLTH101)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
History  HIST133 Medieval Europe: from Rome to the Black Death 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  HIST136 Revolutions and Revolutionaries 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  HIST137 Modern World History 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Human Services HSRV103 Violence in Society
(This course covers some sensitive topics)
15  S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  HSRV104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some sensitive topics. Students who have completed SOWK104 should not enrol in this course)
15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Information Systems INFO123 Business Information Systems and Technology 15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22 
13/11/22
 
$565
  INFO125 Introduction to Programming with Databases 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Japanese JAPA126 Elementary Japanese B
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Japanese first)
30 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $1,130
Linguistics LING101 The English Language 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Management MGMT100 Fundamentals of Management 15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22
13/11/22
 
$565
  MGMT170 Managerial Decision Making 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Maori and Indigenous Studies MAOR107 Te Ara o Tawhaki: Maori Thought, Beliefs and Practices
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  MAOR108 Te Patu a Maui: The Treaty of Waitangi - facing and overcoming colonisation
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  MAOR172 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge
(Students who have completed SCIM101 should not enrol in this course) 
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  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
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22
13/11/22
 
$565
Mathematics MATH120 Discrete Mathematics 15 S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  (Applications will be assessed by Head of School or nominee before students can enrol in MATH120. 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.)
  MATH199 AIMS - Advancing in Mathematical Sciences 30 W 21/2/22  13/11/22  $1,130* 
  (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 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  COMS104 Introduction to Strategic Communication  15  S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Music MUSA100 Essentials in Music Techniques 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  MUSA125 Music Technologies
(Students who have completed DIGI125 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22 $565
  MUSA132 World Music 15 S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565 
  MUSA152 Acoustics and Recording Techniques 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  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 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  PHIL132 God, Mind, and Freedom 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  PHIL133 Philosophy and Human Nature 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Political Science POLS102 Politics: An Introduction 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  POLS103 Introduction to New Zealand Politics and Policy 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  POLS104 Introduction to International Relations 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  POLS105 Comparing the Politics of Nations: A Global Introduction 15  S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  POLS106 Plato to Nato: Introduction to Political Thought 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Psychology PSYC105 Introductory Psychology - Brain, Behaviour and Cognition 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  PSYC106 Introductory Psychology - Social, Personality and Developmental 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(Students should complete RUSS130 first)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge SCIM101 Science, Maori and Indigenous Knowledge 
(Students who have completed MAOR172 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Social Work SOWK102 Social Services in Aotearoa 
(Students who have completed HSRV102 should not enrol in this course)
15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  SOWK104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some senstive topics. Students who have completed HSRV104 should not enrol in this course)
15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Sociology SOCI111 Exploring Society 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  SOCI112 Global Society 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Spanish SPAN101 Beginners' Spanish A  15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  SPAN102 Beginners' Spanish B
(Students should have completed SPAN101 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish Language A
‌(Students should have completed SPAN102 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish Language B
‌(Students should have completed SPAN201 first or have a level in Spanish acceptable to the Programme Director) 
15  S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Speech Science SPSC113 Introduction to Communication Disorders 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  SPSC161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  SPCO107 Sport Nutrition 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  SPCO126 Land Journeys and Ethics 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Statistics STAT101 Statistics 1 15 S1
S2
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22
13/11/22
 
$565
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
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22
13/11/22
$565
  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 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  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 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  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  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  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  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  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 
21/2/22
18/7/22
 
26/6/22
13/11/22 
 
$565


^ The tuition fees for ECON104 and ECON105 on campus are covered by the UC Business School. 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

2022 Distance courses

SubjectCourse CodeCourse TitlePointsSemesterStartFinishFees
Antarctic Studies ANTA101 Antarctica 15 SU2 (Nov21) 15/11/21 19/12/21 $565
Art History ARTH103 'Picasso who?' Introducing Modern Art 15 S2 18/7/22 13/11/22  $565
Astronomy ASTR109 The Cosmos: Birth and Evolution 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Classics CLAS120 People, Places and Histories of the Graeco-Roman World 15 S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  CLAS122 Myth, Power and Identity in the Graeco-Roman World 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  CLAS145 Beginners' Latin
(Students should complete CLAS151 (On Campus course) or equivalent preparation approved by the Head of School first)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22   $565
Economics ECON105 Introduction to Macroeconomics 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  ECON199 Introduction to Microeconomics 15  21/2/22  27/11/22  $565
Education  EDUC103 Education, Culture and Society 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22 $565
  YACL101 Introduction to Youth Leadership: Leading the Self  15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565 
European and EU Studies EURA101 Global EUrope 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
German GRMN151 Elementary German Language A  15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  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  18/7/22  13/11/22   $565
Health Sciences HLTH101 Introduction to Health Studies 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Human Services HSRV103 Violence in Society
(This course covers some sensitive topics)
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22   $565
  HSRV104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some sensitive topics. Students who have completed SOWK104 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
Linguistics LING101 The English Language 15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  LING102 Language and Society in New Zealand and Beyond
(Students who have completed ENLA102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Maori and Indigenous Studies MAOR107 Te Ara o Tawhaki: Maori Thought, Beliefs and Practices
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  MAOR108 Te Patu a Maui: The Treaty of Waitangi - facing and overcoming colonisation 
(Students should have NCEA Level 2 Literacy, either English or Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira)
15 S2  18/7/22  13/11/22   $565
  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 MATH120 Discrete Mathematics  15  S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  (Applications will be assessed by Head of School or nominee before students can enrol in MATH120. 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.)
  MATH199 AIMS - Advancing in Mathematical Sciences 30 W 21/2/22  13/11/22   $1,130*
  (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  21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
  COMS102 Introduction to News and Journalism 15 S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  COMS104 Introduction to Strategic Communication 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Philosophy PHIL110 Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  PHIL139 Ethics, Politics and Justice 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Political Science and International Relations POLS102 Politics: An Introduction  15 S1  21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  POLS106 Plato to Nato: Introduction to Political Thought 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Russian RUSS130 Elementary Russian Language A 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  RUSS131 Elementary Russian Language B
(students should complete RUSS130 first) 
15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
Social Work SOWK101 Introduction to Social Policy 15  S2  18/7/22  13/11/22  $565
  SOWK102 Social Services in Aotearoa
(Students who have completed HSRV102 should not enrol in this course)
15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
  SOWK104 Youth Realities
(This course covers some sensitive topics. Students who have completed HSRV104 should not enrol in this course.) 
15  S1  21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
Speech Science SPSC161 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech, Hearing and Swallowing Mechanism 15 SU2 (Nov21) 15/11/21 13/2/22 $565
Sports Coaching SPCO101 Introduction to Sport Coaching 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22  $565
  SPCO102 Theoretical Foundations of Coaching and Teaching 15 S2 18/7/22   13/11/22   $565
  SPCO103 Sport Psychology 15 S1 21/2/22  26/6/22   $565
  SPCO104 Anatomy and Physiology 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22   $565
  SPCO105 Social History of Sport and Physical Education 15 S2 18/7/22  13/11/22   $565

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