REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS (2007)

Amended 2011, 2012, 2017
 
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) if that applicant has:
a) completed the requirements for a Foundation Certificate or equivalent, or
b) completed the requirements for a Diploma in Arts, Diploma in Media and Journalism or
c) mature entry:
i. is at least 20 as at 1 February in the year of admission, and
ii.has at least three years full-time work experience and/or training.
 
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time.
 
3. DURATION
Not less than six semesters.
 
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 Unless credit is granted under the Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit Statute, this programme consists of twenty-four courses with concentrations of study (majors/minors) in disciplines. The degree may be made up of either:
a) a single major (eight courses) in a discipline offered by the Faculty of Arts, the compulsory generic minor (four courses), two minors (2 x four or five courses) and up to four electives (totalling 24 courses), or
b) two majors (2 x eight courses), the compulsory generic minor (four courses) and either a single minor (1 x four courses) or four electives.
 
4.2 A single major has eight courses in one discipline, of which two shall be at the 100-level and three courses at each of 200- and 300-levels; a minor (subject to prerequisites) is a minimum of four and a maximum of five courses in a discipline different from the major, with a minimum of two courses above 100-level.
 
4.3 Two majors will comprise eight courses in each of two disciplines, of which two courses in each discipline shall be at the 100-level, three courses at each of 200- and 300-levels; a minor (subject to prerequisites) is four courses in a discipline different from the majors, with a minimum of two courses above 100-level.
 
4.4 Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by the Faculty of Arts. See the Schedule of Majors and Minors listed after this Regulation.
a) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA as majors are: English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, Geography, History, Media and Journalism and Sociology
b) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA as minors are: Chinese Language, English Language, English Language and Literature, English Literature, French Language, Geography, History, Japanese Language, Media and Journalism and Sociology
c) The Faculty of Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA degree as electives are those listed in b above, plus Anthropology and Politics.
 
4.5 Compulsory Generic Minor
All students who intend to complete a Bachelor of Arts must include the following courses in their degree: HCS185, HEN107, HSA100, HSO102.
 
4.6 Major and Minor Disciplines Offered by other Faculties & Centres. See the
Schedule of Majors and Minors listed after this Regulation.
a) If a student chooses to include two majors in their BA, both majors may be from 4.4a, or one major must be from 4.4a and the second major may be selected from the following disciplines:
Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing
Faculty of Science: Computing, Mathematics
Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Samoan
Culture, Samoan Language, Samoan Language and Culture
Faculty of Education: FTT, HPE, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
b) One minor may be chosen from the following disciplines:
Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship: Economics, Management, Marketing
Faculty of Science: Computing, Mathematics
Centre for Samoan Studies: Archaeology, Samoan Culture, Samoan Language, Samoan Language and Culture
c) The non-Arts disciplines which can be included in the BA degree as electives are those listed in b above, plus Statistics.
 
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students four courses per semester, for part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or an overload has to be approved and signed for on the Enrolment form by the Dean or the Dean’s nominee.
 
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts a student must pass the twenty-four courses specified in 4 above.
 
7 These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2007.
 
SCHEDULE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJORS AND MINORS
 Archaeology Minor: HSA180, HSA280; HSA380, HSA281
 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Major: HSA 154, HSA155, HSA180; HSA254, HSA280, HSA281; HSA354, HSA355, HSA380
 Chinese Language Minor: HCN100, HCN101; HCN200, HCN201
 Computing Major (when part of the BA only): Two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; plus three of HCS281, HCS283,HCS284, HCS286, HCS287, HCS288; plus three of HCS381, HCS383, HCS385, HCS386, HCS387, HCS388
 Computing Minor: Two of HCS181, HCS183, HCS184; plus two of HCS281, HCS283, HCS284, HCS286, HCS287, HCS288
 Economics Major (when part of the BA only): HEC101, HEC102; HEC201, HEC202, HEC204; plus three of HEC301, HEC307, HEC308, HEC309
 Economics Minor: HEC101, HEC102; plus two of HEC201, HEC202, HEC204,
 English Language Major: HEN102, HEN106; HEN202, HEN204, HEN205; HEN304, HEN306, HEN308
 English Language Minor: HEN102, HEN106; plus two of HEN202, HEN204, HEN205; plus one of HEN304, HEN306, HEN308
 English Language and Literature Major: HEN101, HEN102; plus three 200-level HEN courses; plus three 300-level HEN courses
 English Language and Literature Minor: HEN101, HEN102; plus two 200-level HEN courses; plus one 300-level HEN course
 English Literature Major: HEN101; plus one of HEN103, HEN104, HEN105; plus three of HEN201, HEN203, HEN206, HEN207; plus three of HEN301, HEN303, HEN305, HEN307
 English Literature Minor: HEN101; plus one of HEN103, HEN104; plus two of HEN201, HEN203, HEN206, HEN207; plus one of HEN301, HEN303, HEN305, HEN307
 Japanese Language Minor: HJA100, HJA101; HJA200, HJA201
 Geography Major: HGE100, HGE101; HGE200, HGE201, HGE202; HGE300, HGE301, HSO303
 Geography Minor: HGE100, HGE101; HGE200, HGE202; HGE300
 History Major: HHI103, HHI105; HHI202, HHI205, HHI206; plus three of HHI301, HHI302, HHI304, HHI306, HHI307
 History Minor: HHI105; HHI202; plus one of HHI205, HHI206; plus one of HHI301, HHI302, HHI304, HHI306, HHI307
 Management Major (eight courses): HMG161, HMG162; plus three of HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG205; plus three of HMG361, HMG362, HMG364, HMG365, HMG366
 Management Minor (4 courses) HMG161, HMG162; and two from HMG202, HMG203, HMG204, HMG205
 Marketing Major (eleven courses): HMK101, HMK105; HMK201, HMK202, HMK203, HMK204; HMK301, HMK302, HMK303, HMK306; plus HMK305 or HMK307, HMK308
 Marketing Minor: HMK101, HMK105; HMK201, HMK202, HMK203, HMK204,
 Mathematics Major (when part of the BA only; nine courses): HMA111, HMA121, HST151; plus three of HMA211, HMA221, HMA222, HMA223, HMA271, HST251; plus three of HMA300, HMA311, HMA321, HMA323, HST351
 Mathematics Minor: HMA111, HMA121; plus two of HMA211, HMA221, HMA222, HMA223, HMA271
 Media and Journalism Major: HJL100, HJL101, HJL200, HJL201, HJL202, HJL203, HJL300, HJL301, HJL302
 Media and Journalism Minor: HJL100, HJL200, HJL201, HJL202, plus one of HJL300, HJL301
 Samoan Culture Major: HSA154, HSA155; HSA250, HSA252, HSA254; plus three of HSA350, HSA352, HSA354, HSA355
 Samoan Culture Minor: HSA154, HSA180; plus two of HSA250, HSA252,HSA254
 Samoan Language Major: HSA111, HSA112; HSA204, HSA212, HSA213; HSA311, HSA312, HSA313
 Samoan Language Minor: HSA111, HSA112; plus two of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213
 Samoan Language and Culture Major: Two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA154; plus three of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252; plus three of HSA311, HSA312, HSA313, HSA350, HSA352
 Samoan Language and Culture Minor: Two of HSA111, HSA112, HSA154; plus two of HSA204, HSA212, HSA213, HSA250, HSA252
 Sociology Major: HSO100, HSO101; HSO200, HSO201; plus one of HSO202, HSO203; plus HSO300; plus two of HSO301, HSO302, HSO303
 Sociology Minor: HSO100, HSO101; plus two of HSO200, HSO201, HSO202, HSO203; plus one of HSO300, HSO301, HSO302, HSO303
 Food and Textile Technology Minor: HFT100, HFT101, HFT200, HFT201, HFT204
 Health and Physical Education Minor: HPE100, HPE101, HPE200, HPE201, HPE204
 Music Minor: HMU100, HMU101, HMU200, HMU201, HMU204
 Performing Arts Minor: HPA100, HPA101, HPA200, HPA201, HPA204
 Visual Arts Minor: HVA100, HVA101, HVA200, HVA201, HVA204
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