Global Societies and Cultures
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 increase your competitiveness in the global job market and serve as a gateway to cultural literacy and cross-cultural awareness.
- Combination of language and cultural studies.
- A choice in courses based on your specific interests and industry you wish to work in – history, literature, film, and language.
- Opportunity to participate in a range of exchanges with UC’s international exchange partners.
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:
- Two language courses from your chosen language
- One course chosen from these options
- 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
- 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
This degree pathway can lead to a range of careers as global ambassadors in history, society, culture, and more. Your study experiences will give you the knowledge to work in many industries in Aotearoa and abroad.
Some 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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