Catalogue of Papers Help

The Catalogue of Papers contains a brief introduction to the subjects and papers offered by the University.

Searching by Paper Code

Each paper has a unique code e.g. LEGAL106. To search by paper code you can structure your query in the following way:

  • The first five or four letters normally identify the subject or programme which offers the paper e.g. LEGAL
  • The first digit indicates the level of the paper (100, 200, 300, 400, 500 or 700 level)
  • The following two digits represent the specific paper code.

Examples:
To search for all Chemistry papers use "CHEMY"
To search for all 200 level Chemistry papers use "CHEMY2"
To search for a specific paper code use format such as "CHEMY201"


Searching by Paper Title

This lets you search for words contained within a paper's title.
Please note: no Boolean searches are accepted. If you know part of a paper's title, simply type that in and press Search.

Examples:
To search for all papers with the word "human" in the title, search for "human"
To search for all papers with the words "human development", in this order, in the title, search for "human development"


Searching by Paper Description

This lets you search for words contained within a paper's description.
Please note: no Boolean searches are accepted. Just enter your search phrase and press Search.

Examples:
To search for all papers with the word "marx" in the description, search for "marx"
To search for all papers with the words "international law", in this order, in the description, search for "international law"


Searching by Subject

The advanced search lets you select a subject from a drop-down list and specify additional criteria so that, for example, you may search for all "Accounting" papers offered in Trimester A.


Searching by Semester

Papers are taught over a variety of teaching periods within the year.

2021

The 2021 main teaching periods will be:

H = H Semester
H Semester runs from January to February, covering the second half of the 2020 C Trimester
A = A Trimester
The A Trimester runs from March to June.
B = B Trimester
The B Trimester runs from July to October.
C = C Trimester
The 2021 C Trimester runs from November 2021 to February 2022
D = Full year
Full year papers start at the beginning of A Trimester and continue until the end of B Trimester
G = G Semester
G Semester runs from November to December, covering the first half of the C Trimester

2020

The 2020 main teaching periods are or were:

S = S Semester
S Semester runs from January to February.
A = A Trimester
The A Trimester runs from March to June.
B = B Trimester
The B Trimester runs from July to October.
C = C Trimester
The C Trimester runs from November 2020 to February 2021.
D = Full year
Full year papers start at the beginning of A Trimester and continue until the end of B Trimester
G = G Semester
G Semester runs from November to December.

Sometimes papers are taught over periods other than those outlined above. These papers have a X, I, J (2020) or C, D, E (2019) etc. semester indicator. Normally the weeks in which these papers will be taught are detailed in the entry for a paper in the Calendar. If details aren't given, contact the Faculty or School teaching the paper for more information.


Searching by Location

Papers may be available in various locations, including:

Location CodeLocation
BLK Block
BTG Block - Tauranga
HAM Hamilton
HOP Waikato-Tainui College, Hopuhopu
NET Online
NWC Internet Waikato College
SEC Secondary School - Unistart
TGA Tauranga
WIN Waikato Institute of Technology - Wintec
WIT Waiariki Institute of Technology
WPC University of Waikato College
ZUC Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China

Searching by Level

Papers are taught under different levels. There are 6 options for Level searching available:

Level 0

Level 0 papers are papers also known as Foundation or Bridging papers. These papers constribute to pre-degree programmes that offer an academic foundation for students prior to enrolment in undergraduate degrees or programmes.

100 level

100 level papers are normally introductory, exposing students to the scope of the topic and its terminology and preparing them to proceed in the subject or in related subject areas.

200 level

200 level papers normally develop the theory and methodology of the topic or subject as a framework for later synthesis and evaluation of material.

300 level

300 level papers rely less on formal teaching and assessment and require greater student participation both in timetabled classes and through seminars and workshops.

400 level

400 level papers usually have a greater emphasis on critical thinking regarding the theories and models of the subject concerned.

500 level+

500 level+ papers are graduate and postgraduate level papers.


Searching by Prerequisite

A prerequisite is a paper which must be passed before you may enrol in the paper for which the prerequisite is specified.

To search for a prerequisite, the format is the same as searching for a Paper Code.

Example:
If you would like to search for all papers which have the prerequisite MATHS201, use the format as "MATHS201" in the prerequisite search field.


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