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Global Societies and Cultures

03 October 2023
Engage with ideas that have shaped today's world during the course of history.
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Overview


Global Societies and Cultures

Introduction

Through this specialisation you will learn to engage with ideas that have shaped today’s world during the course of history and examine Aotearoa New Zealand’s bicultural society in a global context.

Skills in a second language greatly increases your competitiveness in the global job market and serve as a gateway to cross-cultural cultural awareness and communication.

Global Societies and Cultures

What will my study involve?

  • Combine language and cultural studies
  • Choose from courses based on your specific interests and industry you wish to work in – history, literature, film, and language.

Global Societies and Cultures

Courses

Global Societies and Cultures specialisation

UC offers a specialisation in Global Societies and Cultures within the Bachelor of Arts. Specialisations group courses from different subjects into a central theme.

Within your first and second year, you will be required to complete language courses selected from:

You can choose to continue to advanced language courses in your final year, and/or complete historical, political, and cultural studies on a region of interest.

The following courses are required throughout your degree:

100-level

  • Two language courses from your chosen language
  • One course chosen from these options

200-level

  • 30 points of language courses from your chosen language
  • Four courses chosen from these options and any 200-level non-language course from your language subject, with no more than two courses in the same subject

300-level

  • Three courses chosen from these options and any 300-level courses from your language subject, with no more than two courses in the same subject

Global Societies and Cultures

Career opportunities

This degree pathway can lead to a range of careers in history, society, and culture. Your study experiences will give you the knowledge to work in many industries in Aotearoa and abroad.

Career pathways could include:

  • public sector
  • international education
  • media and communications
  • diplomatic and international relations.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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