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Bachelor of Arts (English)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all courses available at all campuses or each year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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English courses

Choose the courses in your English major from the following:


139.139 Introduction to English Studies
139.239 Literary Landmarks: Words that Changed the World

List A

139.109 Prize Winning Fiction
139.142 Imaginary Worlds: Science Fiction and Fantasy
139.202 Romantic Writing: Self and Nature
139.211 Shakespeare
139.253 American Literature
139.255 Critical Periods in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
139.270 Young Adult Fiction
139.275 Gothic
139.303 Modern Drama
139.305 Twentieth Century Literature
139.306 Writing Shakespeare's England
139.307 Territory, Modernity, and Victorian Literature
139.352 Postcolonial Literature
139.362 Oceanic Literatures of Aotearoa: Ngā Tuhinga Kōrero o te Moana nui a Kiwa
139.374 Tragedy
139.376 Sexual/Textual Politics

List B

154.101 Introduction to Media Studies
139.104 Drama in Performance
139.123 Creative Writing I
139.209 Speaking: Theory and Practice
139.229 Writing Poetry
139.244 Writing for the Public
139.340 The Publishing Project
154.308 Screen Fictions

Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.


A major consists of 135 credits in English, including: 139.139 and 139.239; at least 60 credits from List A courses; 30 credits at 200-level; 60 credits at 300-level; and 30 credits at any level from the English schedule.


A minor consists of 75 credits in English, including: 139.139; at least 45 credits from List A courses; 15 credits at 300-level; 30 credits at 200- and/or 300-level; and 15 credits at any level from the English schedule.

Note: one course = 15 credits

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