Disciplinary Foundation Papers at Tauranga (2024)

All of our undergraduate qualifications offer a foundational element to give students a firm grounding in their chosen discipline early on. This foundational element may be a single paper, or it may be a collection of papers. Completing this foundational element is compulsory.

The disciplinary foundation papers are listed here by Division. However, the appropriate paper or papers will depend on which qualification and subjects you are studying. For course planning information, please see a Student Advisor in your Division of study.

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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    AQCUL101Introduction to Aquaculture - Ahumoana15.024A (Tauranga)
    This paper has been designed to introduce you to important aspects of the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world. Aquaculture is one of the most efficient food production systems and now provides over 50% of the world's consumed fish. You will learn about the wide range of farmed aquatic organisms from algae to fish. We...
    ARTSC103Rights and Reasons15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton)
    Students will develop critical thinking skills by reasoning about human rights. Issues include rights-protection in difficult circumstances, who bears responsibility for protecting human rights, and armed intervention and torture in the name of human rights.
    ARTSC105Language in Context15.024A (Online)
    Language in Context is an essential paper for students of a broad range of disciplines where language and communication are a focus. Students are given the tools to examine how human language reflects our histories, our social selves, and our immediate physical contexts. We observe how language is used to reinvent and to reinforce ...
    BIOEB102Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity - Mātai Hauropi a Kanorau Koiora15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and the structure, functioning and environmental responses of animals and plants. Examples will include New Zealand ecosystems and biota. He whakataki tenei pepa i nga matapono o te matai ...
    CHEMY100Chemistry in Context - Matū o te Ao15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper covers a broad range of chemical concepts that are fundamental to the sciences and engineering. A strong emphasis is made to teach concepts through real-life examples from the world around us. He toro na tenei pepa i nga tumomo tuapapa o te matai matu kei te tuapapa o nga horopaki putaiao, pukaha hoki He kaha hangai te ...
    CLIMT101Introduction to Climate Change Science - Pūtaiao Huringa Āhuarangi15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Online), 24A (Secondary School - Unistart) & 24A (Tauranga)
    An overview of the scientific basis of climate change with emphasis on understanding climate change mitigation and adaptation. He tirohanga whanui no tenei pepa i te tuapapa o te putaiao o te huringa ahuarangi. He nui te aro ki te whakamauru me te takatu o te huringa ahuarangi.
    CSMAX170Foundations in Computing and Mathematical Sciences15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24X (Hainan University, Haikou, China) & 24X (Hamilton Waikato College)
    The objective of this paper is to provide students with the academic foundations for computing and mathematical sciences. The paper will cover the following areas: -Effective academic reasoning and communication -Information literacy and research skills -Academic integrity -Techniques and tools in the computing and mathematical sci...
    EARTH101Introduction to Earth System Sciences - Pūtaiao Pūnaha Whenua15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with a focus on physical processes. Topics covered include coastal processes and hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological cycle; rive...
    ECONS101Economics for Business and Management15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Hamilton Waikato College), 24A (Secondary School - Unistart), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton Waikato College), 24VA (National Economics University, Vietnam) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper offers insights into the behaviour of consumers, firms and the government within the economy, giving students skills in analysing and predicting the actions of individuals and businesses.
    ENGEN111Electricity for Engineers15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Hamilton)
    Concepts underlying electricity such as current, voltage and power will be introduced, and apply these concepts to analyse electrical energy systems.
    ENGEN112Materials Science and Engineering15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    Introduction to engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, semiconductors and biomaterials) and their atomic structure and mechanical properties. Includes; elastic and plastic deformation, fracture mechanisms, failure in service, iron-carbon phase diagram, redox reactions in corrosion, production of polymers, ce...
    ENGEN170Engineering and Society15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    Introduction to the role of engineering in society with a focus on sustainable development, data analysis, holistic systems thinking, and the future of work within a global and New Zealand context including an introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi.
    ENGEN180Foundations of Engineering15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    Introduction to the engineering design process and computer aided design, fundamental principles of engineering analysis, open ended problem solving, engineering economics and the skills of a successful engineer. Includes a design-build-test experience.
    ENVSC101Environmental Science - Pūtaiao Taiao15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    A scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment including climate change, utilisation and exploitation of natural resources and the effects of human activities on biological, chemical and physical processes that form resources and control ecosystems. Ko te whainga matua o tenei pepa putaiao taiao ki te whak...
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Hamilton Waikato College), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton Waikato College), 24B (Tauranga), 24H (Hamilton), 24VB (National Economics University, Vietnam) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper introduces the three core areas of finance - financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
    HELTH102Drugs in Sport and Society15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to foundational academic skills using the context of drug use for purposes of recreation and performance enhancement.
    LEGAL103Legal Method A15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to the study and practice of law in New Zealand. With a particular focus on criminal law, the paper will teach you the basics of legal methods, including legal research, reasoning, opinion writing, statutory interpretation and case analysis. With a particular focus on crimes, this paper will teach the...
    LEGAL104Legal Method B15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    Using the law of contract by way of illustration, this paper teaches students crucial approaches to statutory interpretation and case analysis, and introduces students to the key legal skill of mooting. With a particular focus on contracts, this paper will teach students essential skills in Legal Method, including case analysis, st...
    MARIN101Marine Biodiversity - Rerenga Rauropi Taimoana15.024A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an introduction to marine ecosystems, the form and function of key marine taxa, the identification of New Zealand marine plants & animals (both indigenous & introduced), and the concepts of Matauranga and biodiversity, as they apply to the coastal marine environment. He whakataki no tenei pepa i te rauropi taimo...
    MARIN102Marine Mammals, Birds and Apex Predators15.024B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an overview of marine charismatic megafauna and ecosystem processes including food webs, biogeochemical cycling, trophic cascades, and adaptations of organisms to their environment.
    STMGT101Introduction to Management15.024A (Hamilton), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga), 24VA (National Economics University, Vietnam), 24W (Hamilton Waikato College), 24X (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    Managing in organisations, small and large, in changing local and international business environments requires knowledge, skills, and abilities of who managers are, what managers do, and how they can make a difference to organisational performance, competitive position, and sustainability over time. This paper introduces students t...
    TEACH100Literacy and Mathematics in the Early Years15.024X (Online)
    This paper introduces students to what it means to be a teacher and learner of literacy and mathematics in Aotearoa New Zealand in early years settings. Students will gain an understanding of how children develop oral and written language and the importance of talk. The paper includes a focus on the understanding, competence, and c...
    TEACH101Ko te Reo me ngā Tikanga o ngā kura15.024X (Hamilton), 24X (Online) & 24X (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to the skills, attitudes and values required of a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores professional and ethical requirements for teachers and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
    TEEDU100Concepts of Learning and Teaching 115.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Online)
    In this paper, students will examine theories of learning, working with diverse learners and a range of innovative teaching practices.
    TEEDU101The Aotearoa New Zealand Educational Context15.024B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Online)
    This paper examines the educational policies, ideas and processes shaping educational contexts in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    TEEDU102Learning and Development Across the Lifespan15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga) & 24X (Online)
    This paper focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 October 2023 8:50am

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