Global Societies and Cultures
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.
Through this specialisation, you will learn to engage with ideas that have shaped today's world during the course of history, and examine Aotearoa's bicultural society in a global context.
This programme strongly encourages students to participate in UC's international exchanges to experience life abroad.
- This new specialisation meets growing industry demands for graduates with multi-language skills and confidence in international or multi-cultural environments.
- UC's Bachelor of Arts is the only degree in Aotearoa offering a specialisation in Global Societies and Cultures, combining language and cultural studies.
- Graduates will be able to go into careers in some of the major continents and societies of the globalised world and strengthen relationships.
- You will benefit from UC's range of 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:
- At least two language courses from your chosen language
- At least one course chosen from the optional course list
- At least 30 points of language courses from your chosen language
- At least four courses chosen from the optional course list (plus any 200-level non-language course from your language subject), with no more than two courses in the same subject
- At least three courses chosen from the optional course list (plus any 300-level courses from your language subject), with no more than two courses in the same subject
This pathway is ideal for students interested in global history, society, and culture seeking a career path in areas such as international education, cultural and artistic organisations, diplomacy, and in government and non-government organisations in Aotearoa and abroad.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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