Pathways Programmes (2018)


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  • Certificate of Attainment in English Language

    The Certificate of Attainment in English Language aims to provide international students whose first language is not English, with a programme which will develop their proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking English in a variety of formal and informal context.

    Each of the following papers is offered on a full-time basis. The papers are taught in Hamilton. A placement test is administered by the Waikato Pathways College in order to determine the level at which a student may enter the programme. The level of admission will depend on the student's current level of proficiency in English language.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CAEL001Elementary English 118D (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    This paper provides English language training at low-elementary level. It provides basic training in face-to-face communication with an emphasis on the listening and speaking skills necessary in familiar New Zealand social contexts.
    CAEL002Elementary English 218D (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    This paper is intended for learners at elementary level and extends the listening and speaking skills developed in CAEL001. The range of linguistic contexts is expanded and there is greater focus on general reading and writing skills.
    CAEL003Pre-Intermediate English18D (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    This paper builds on the foundations laid down in CAEL001 and CAEL002. Learners' abilities to use English for communicative purposes are extended and a more integrated approach is taken to developing the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
    CAEL008Advanced English 2 (Academic English)18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    The development of reading and writing skills focuses further on the purposes, structures and style of particular academic texts. More specialised subject content is offered, in consultation with particular groups of learners.
  • Certificate of Attainment in Academic English

    The Certificate of Attainment in English Language specifically prepares international students for degree study in New Zealand. It will also appeal to students who are seeking English instruction prior to degree study.

    Each of the following papers is offered on a full-time basis. the papers are taught in Hamilton. A placement test is administered by the Waikato Pathways College in order to determine the level at which a student may enter the programme. The level of admission will depend on the student's current level of proficiency in English language

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CAEL004Intermediate English (Academic English)18D (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    At intermediate level language skills are developed systematically. The range of language functions developed through listening and speaking skills training is extended. Reading and writing skills development begins to focus on academic contexts.
    CAEL005Upper Intermediate English 1 (Academic English)18D (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    This paper develops effective strategies in managing academic study in western educational contexts. Proficiency is enhanced in areas such as listening, reading and note-taking. Learners are made aware of features of academic texts. The description and comparison of information is explored in the development of writing skills.
    CAEL006Upper Intermediate English 2 (Academic English)18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    At post-intermediate level academic study skills development continues and is extended into areas such as library research projects, summarising and report writing, referencing and recording bibliographies. Training in tutorial and seminar presentation skills is introduced.
    CAEL007Advanced English 1 (Academic English)18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18F (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    The reading skills required for project, dissertation and thesis work are further refined and learners explore the organisation of written texts in these areas. Listening and speaking skills development focuses on longer texts.
    CAEL008Advanced English 2 (Academic English)18D (Hamilton), 18E (Hamilton), 18G (Hamilton) & 18H (Hamilton)
    The development of reading and writing skills focuses further on the purposes, structures and style of particular academic texts. More specialised subject content is offered, in consultation with particular groups of learners.
  • Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies

    The Certificate of Attainment in Foundation Studies aims to provide international students whose first language is not English with a programme which will prepare them for study in a New Zealand university. All students should have achieved an IELTS score of at least 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing (or approved equivalent) prior to admission.

    Candidates must complete the equivalent of 120 points (eight papers). CAFS001, CAFS002 and CAFS003 are compulsory. It is recommended that students include at least one of CAFS004, CAFS005 or CUPR008 in their programme of study.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CAFS003Language and Learning Skills for Foundation StudiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CAFS005Bridging StatisticsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CAFS007Bridging EconomicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CAFS013Comparative Cultures: An IntroductionThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CAFS014Bridging PsychologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CAFS099English for Specific PurposesThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    FOUND001Introduction to Study Skills18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This is a skills-based paper which focuses on note-taking, research, essay writing, exam preparation and the other learning processes that are fundamental to successful university study.
    FOUND002Introduction to Critical Thought and Expression18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    In this paper, students are introduced to the skills and concepts of critical thought and expression which help them to maximise their success at university.
    FOUND003Bridging Arts18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to the Humanities. It focuses especially on arts subjects offered at the University of Waikato, such as English, History, Languages, Music, and Screen and Media Studies. This paper leads in to degrees with arts based content such as the LLB and BTchg, as well as the BA.
    FOUND004Bridging Social Sciences18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with a structured and focused introduction to the Social Sciences. It draws on historical and contemporary examples in order to illustrate how important events and ideas have shaped the modern social science subjects. The paper also offers an applied introduction to social science research. This paper l...
    FOUND005Bridging Business Studies18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper prepares students for degree-level study in management-related disciplines. It introduces and applies foundation business concepts, so that students develop both business and tertiary skills at the same time.
    FOUND006Bridging Accounting18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to cover the basic accounting concepts, processes, reports and the interpretation of the same. Emphasis is on sole trader businesses.
    FOUND007Bridging Calculus18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    This paper gives the necessary preparation in pure mathematics for students wishing to undertake first year university mathematics papers. Particular attention is paid to the areas of algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and calculus.
    FOUND008Bridging Mathematics and Statistics18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    The paper introduces students to basic algebraic and geometric concepts, trigonometric methods, calculus and statistics. The paper is designed to lead in to one of MATHS165, MATHS168 or STATS121.
    FOUND009Bridging Biology18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to prepare students for 100 level papers in Biology. Students will study different systems in living organisms. They will also learn about cell structure, genetics and evolution, as well as discuss contemporary issues in biology.
    FOUND010Bridging Chemistry18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to prepare students for 100 level papers in Chemistry. Students will study energy changes, aqueous solution chemistry, atomic structure, bonding and the periodic table, organic substances, inorganic substances, and oxidation-reduction.
    FOUND011Bridging Physics18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to prepare students for 100 level papers in Physics or to provide a background in Physics for other tertiary study. Students will study mechanics, wave motion, electromagnetism, and atomic/nuclear physics. They will do a wide range of experiments related to the topics and also conduct a special research assig...
    FOUND012Bridging General Science18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to basic concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences within a Maori and Pacific context and is designed to prepare students for science study at university, particularly in Earth Sciences or Ecology.
    FOUND013Te Huarahi Bridging Maori18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers both te reo and tikanga and is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Maori, as well as those with some previous experience. Students may be streamed to take account of prior knowledge and experience.
    FOUND021English for Foundation Studies 118A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with English language development in the areas of reading and writing skills as they relate to their subject area studies.
    FOUND022English for Foundation Studies 218A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with further English language development in the areas of reading, writing and speaking with a focus on understanding and producing more complex spoken and written text types.
  • Certificate of University Preparation

    The Certificate of University Preparation is a pathway programme designed specifically for students from English or Maori speaking backgrounds who have studied at secondary school to year 13 and who narrowly missed gaining University Entrance. Those who are not otherwise eligible for admission to a degree (i.e. do not have University Entrance and who are not eligible for discretionary entrance or special admission), but who want the opportunity to improve their study and learning skills, and to attain an understanding of particular areas of study may also apply.

    To complete the Certificate, two compulsory and two elective papers must be passed.

    Students who complete the Certificate will be granted admission to a degree at this university.

    For further information, contact the Waikato Pathways College.

  • Compulsory papers

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FOUND001Introduction to Study Skills18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This is a skills-based paper which focuses on note-taking, research, essay writing, exam preparation and the other learning processes that are fundamental to successful university study.
    FOUND002Introduction to Critical Thought and Expression18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    In this paper, students are introduced to the skills and concepts of critical thought and expression which help them to maximise their success at university.
  • Elective papers

    Students must take two of the following papers

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FOUND003Bridging Arts18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to the Humanities. It focuses especially on arts subjects offered at the University of Waikato, such as English, History, Languages, Music, and Screen and Media Studies. This paper leads in to degrees with arts based content such as the LLB and BTchg, as well as the BA.
    FOUND004Bridging Social Sciences18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with a structured and focused introduction to the Social Sciences. It draws on historical and contemporary examples in order to illustrate how important events and ideas have shaped the modern social science subjects. The paper also offers an applied introduction to social science research. This paper l...
    FOUND005Bridging Business Studies18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper prepares students for degree-level study in management-related disciplines. It introduces and applies foundation business concepts, so that students develop both business and tertiary skills at the same time.
    FOUND006Bridging Accounting18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to cover the basic accounting concepts, processes, reports and the interpretation of the same. Emphasis is on sole trader businesses.
    FOUND007Bridging Calculus18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    This paper gives the necessary preparation in pure mathematics for students wishing to undertake first year university mathematics papers. Particular attention is paid to the areas of algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and calculus.
    FOUND008Bridging Mathematics and Statistics18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    The paper introduces students to basic algebraic and geometric concepts, trigonometric methods, calculus and statistics. The paper is designed to lead in to one of MATHS165, MATHS168 or STATS121.
    FOUND009Bridging Biology18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to prepare students for 100 level papers in Biology. Students will study different systems in living organisms. They will also learn about cell structure, genetics and evolution, as well as discuss contemporary issues in biology.
    FOUND010Bridging Chemistry18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to prepare students for 100 level papers in Chemistry. Students will study energy changes, aqueous solution chemistry, atomic structure, bonding and the periodic table, organic substances, inorganic substances, and oxidation-reduction.
    FOUND011Bridging Physics18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper is designed to prepare students for 100 level papers in Physics or to provide a background in Physics for other tertiary study. Students will study mechanics, wave motion, electromagnetism, and atomic/nuclear physics. They will do a wide range of experiments related to the topics and also conduct a special research assig...
    FOUND012Bridging General Science18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton) & 18T (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to basic concepts of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences within a Maori and Pacific context and is designed to prepare students for science study at university, particularly in Earth Sciences or Ecology.
    FOUND013Te Huarahi Bridging Maori18A (Hamilton) & 18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers both te reo and tikanga and is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Maori, as well as those with some previous experience. Students may be streamed to take account of prior knowledge and experience.
  • Short Bridging Courses

    The Waikato Pathways College runs a number of short bridging courses including New Start, Bridging for Women, and Quick Start. Varied in length, timing, and content, this group of courses is designed to suit the needs and commitments of a range of adult learners who want to ensure that they are well prepared before beginning tertiary study. Among those who benefit from one or more of these courses are students eligible for discretionary entry or special admission to university, students who are considering tertiary study and students who want to gain support for entry into degree programmes in areas such as Law and Education.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CAFS005Bridging StatisticsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CAFS007Bridging EconomicsThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    CAFS014Bridging PsychologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
  • Bridging Science and Mathematics Courses

    The Waikato Pathways College offers subject specific bridging programmes in the areas of science and mathematics. Science Foundation runs in February in preparation for semester A.These courses are for those who intend to undertake degree-level study in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and would benefit from a pre-entry course in biology, chemistry, physics or mathematics.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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