2019 Unistart Programme - University papers for secondary school students - The University of Waikato

 
2019 Unistart Programme - University papers for secondary school students - The University of Waikato
2019
Unistart Programme
University papers for
secondary school students
2019 Unistart Programme - University papers for secondary school students - The University of Waikato
Welcome to Unistart                                                                                            Contents
The University of Waikato Unistart Programme gives enthusiastic and                                            Papers taught online                  4    Apply in three easy steps
competent secondary school students a head-start in tertiary education by                                      Computer Science                       4
                                                                                                                                                          1. Get the right advice
enabling them to complete university papers while still at school.                                             Digital Learning                       4
                                                                                                                                                          Your school career adviser and
Not only does the programme offer students a             Unistart Scholarship                                  Economics                              4   our Unistart Coordinator can help
stimulating challenge, it gives them the confidence in                                                                                                    you select the papers that are best
knowing they have what it takes to go to University.     The University of Waikato Unistart Scholarship        Education and Society                  5   for you. For study advice email
                                                         covers the cost of up to two Unistart papers.         Geography                              6   unistart@waikato.ac.nz or call
There are more than 40 papers to choose from,            Students will automatically be considered for                                                    07 837 9309.
many of which are taught online, and completed           this scholarship when accepted into the Unistart      Health, Sport and Human Performance    5
Unistart papers can be credited towards an               Programme – no additional application is required.                                               Note: Before you can apply for
undergraduate degree at the University of Waikato.                                                             Human Development                      7   Unistart, your school needs to enter
                                                                                                               Language and Literacy Education        7   into a Unistart Agreement with us.
                                                         Scholarship eligibility criteria:                                                                We’ll organise this directly with your
What does a Unistart paper involve?                                                                            Law                                    8
                                                         As well as meeting the programme entry                                                           school so be sure to inform your
Unistart papers are generally run over one semester      requirements for Unistart, students will also need:   Māori and Indigenous Studies           8   school career adviser of your plans
and are worth 15 points. Most students would have                                                                                                         before you start this process.
                                                         •• NCEA Level 2 or above endorsed with merit or       Māori Education                        9
a workload of around 8-10 hours a week, which can                                                                                                         2. Apply to enrol
                                                            excellence; and
include time watching their online lectures, reading                                                           Māori Language/Te Reo Māori            9
the online course materials, working on assignments      •• New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.                                               Once you know what papers you
and preparing for and sitting an exam/test.                                                                    Music                                  9   want to study and you’ve received
                                                         Get in touch                                                                                     your school’s approval to do Unistart,
Please note that university semester dates do not                                                              Philosophy                            10   visit waikato.ac.nz/study/unistart to
always align with secondary school term dates.           If you have any questions about Unistart or would
                                                                                                               Political Science                     10   submit an online Application to Enrol.
While this won't affect the programme experience,        like more information about study options, we’re
                                                         happy to help. Visit waikato.ac.nz/study/unistart                                                3. Complete your enrolment
students may need to be interacting with their                                                                 Papers taught on campus               12
paper during their term break. For semester dates        or contact us:                                                                                   If you meet the Unistart Scholarship
see page 19.                                             Unistart Programme Coordinator                        Computer Science                      12   eligibility criteria, as well as the
                                                         unistart@waikato.ac.nz                                                                           programme entry requirements, after
                                                                                                               Mathematics                           13   you have selected your paper(s) of
Programme entry requirements                             07 837 9309
                                                                                                               Music                                 14   choice you will receive an enrolment
Unistart is open to all year 12 and 13 secondary         Future Student Advisers                                                                          agreement with zero fees. Accepting
school students who:                                     recruitment@waikato.ac.nz                             Science                               15   this agreement will give you access to
                                                         0800 WAIKATO                                             Chemistry                          15   your paper.
•• have met the criteria for discretionary
   entrance to university (visit waikato.ac.nz/                                                                   Earth Sciences                     15   If you are unsuccessful in meeting the
   discretionary-entrance for details);                                                                                                                   Unistart Scholarship eligibility criteria,
•• are between 16 and 20 years old at the start of          On the cover                                          Ecology and Biodiversity           16   but have met the programme entry
   the Unistart paper; and                                  Cathan Bowler                                         Environmental Sciences             17   requirements, your offer will include
                                                            Hamilton Boys' High School                                                                    paper fees. If this is the case, we will
•• have approval from their school.                                                                               Molecular and Cellular Biology     17
                                                            Unistart student 2017                                                                         contact you to confirm that you want
                                                            Now studying a Bachelor of Management                                                         to proceed with the enrolment, before
                                                            Studies with Honours, majoring in                  Enrolment & study information         18   we finalise the application.
                                                            Strategic Management.
                                                                                                               Important dates                       19
2019 Unistart papers
                                                                                                                                                                                      All those who have
                                                                                                                                                                                                           then
                                                                                                                                                                                  gone on to university
                                                                                                                                                                                                          have said
Papers taught online                                                                                                Education and Society                                         that taking their Un
                                                                                                                                                                                                       istart paper
Our online Unistart papers enable students to experience university study from the comfort of their school                                                                             helped prepare them
classroom. Each paper has a dedicated paper site on Moodle, our online teaching and learning platform.
                                                                                                                    The New Zealand Educational Context                                                       .
                                                                                                                    EDSOC101-19B(NET)                                                      ~ Sharron Gray
Moodle is the online classroom for our NET papers, where students can watch recorded lectures, interact
                                                                                                                    15 POINTS                                                            Teacher in Charge
with their tutors and access paper specific resources that have been made available by the lecturer.
                                                                                                                    The paper addresses the educational policies, ideas                 Digital Technology
As an added bonus, most of our online papers are 100% internally assessed. This means the paper will                and processes shaping the educational contexts
finish three weeks earlier than the listed semester end date (which accounts for study week and a                   within which New Zealanders learn and teach.                         St Johns College,
two-week exam period).
                                                                                                                    Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)                               Hamilton
If you have questions about a specific online paper, please get in touch with the specified contact person,         Entry: You must meet the entry requirements
or our Unistart Programme Coordinator at unistart@waikato.ac.nz                                                     of Unistart
                                                                                                                    Online applications close 28 June 2019.
Computer Science                                          Digital Learning                                          Contact person: Sussi Bell,
                                                                                                                                                                            Health, Sport and
                                                                                                                    sussi.bell@waikato.ac.nz
Introduction to Computer Science                          Developing Digital Fluency                                                                                        Human Performance
COMPX101-19A(NET)                                         DLRNG100-19A(NET)
15 POINTS                                                 15 POINTS                                                 Geography                                               Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing
                                                                                                                                                                            CMYHE101-19A(NET)
This paper introduces computer programming in             This paper offers a foundation for students learning to   People and Place                                        15 POINTS
C# - the exciting challenge of creating software          navigate and communicate effectively through digital      GEOGY101-19B(NET)
and designing artificial worlds within the computer.      learning environments. It incorporates purposeful         15 POINTS                                               This paper examines a social determinants approach
It also covers concepts such as the internals of          selection of technologies for learning, and digital                                                               to Health. It includes exploration of a range of
                                                                                                                    This paper introduces                                   interactions that influence the health of populations
the home computer, the history and future of              literacy which includes being able to research, create,
                                                                                                                    students to contemporary                                and determinants of health in New Zealand and
computers, cyber security, computer gaming,               evaluate and apply technical skills while doing so.
                                                                                                                    human geography topics –                                global contexts.
databases, mobile computing and current research          Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)              people, places, processes – and to the ways in which
and challenges in computer science.                       Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of                                                                    Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)
                                                                                                                    perspective shapes what is ‘seen’ and understood.
Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)              Unistart                                                  Particular attention will be paid to representations    Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of                                                                      of people and places by examining maps, music,          Unistart
                                                          Online applications close 15 February 2019.
Unistart                                                                                                            video and other cultural texts. The paper provides      Online applications close 15 February 2019.
                                                          Contact person: Sara Archard,
Online applications close 15 February 2019.                                                                         opportunity for individual initiative and is intended   Contact person: Courtney Kelly,
                                                          sara.archard@waikato.ac.nz
                                                                                                                    to be challenging, stimulating and enjoyable.           courtney.kelly@waikato.ac.nz
Contact person: Nilesh Kanji,
nilesh.kanji@waikato.ac.nz                                                                                          Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)
                                                          Economics                                                 Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
                                                                                                                    Unistart
                                                          Business Economics and the
                                                          New Zealand Economy                                       Online applications close 28 June 2019.
                                                          ECONS101-19A(SEC)                                         Contact person: Colin McLeay,
                                                          15 POINTS                                                 colin.mcleay@waikato.ac.nz
                                                          An introduction to the analysis of market
                                                          environments and the New Zealand economy from a
                                                          business and policy perspective.
                                                          Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)
                                                          Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2019 UNISTART PAPERS
                                                          Unistart
                                                          Online applications close 15 February 2019.
                                                          Contact person: Michael Cameron,
                                                          michael.cameron@waikato.ac.nz

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2019 Unistart papers
                                                 Health, Sport and Human                                  Language and
    Eliana Abrams                                Performance continued                                    Literacy Education
    Ngāruawāhia High School                      Sport, Culture and Development:
                                                 Trends and Issues
                                                                                                          Writing for Academic Success*
                                                                                                          WRITE100-19A(NET)
                                                 SDCOA101-19B(NET)                                        15 POINTS
                                                 15 POINTS                                                The paper gives students opportunities to develop
    Unistart was the                             In this paper students will gain an introduction to      their academic writing and reading skills.
                                                 sociological understandings of sport and movement
    best possible                                cultures. They will develop new ways of critically
                                                                                                          Students are encouraged to write across a range of
                                                                                                          text types for different academic audiences and to
                                                 thinking about the important role sport plays in
    stepping stone.                              contemporary society, including the economy,
                                                                                                          develop their abilities to research, plan, draft and
                                                                                                          revise systematically. The paper is appropriate for
                                                 politics, tourism, the media, and our sense of           students studying across academic disciplines.
                                                 identity, belonging and community. Students will
    Bachelor of Science,                         be introduced to a range of sociological concepts-       Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)
                                                                                                          Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
    majoring in Psychology                       -including history, sociology, social psychology,
                                                                                                          Unistart
                                                 philosophy--from a sport development perspective,
    Unistart was the best possible stepping      and learn how to apply these to local, national and      Online applications close 15 February 2019.
    stone from high school to university life.   international sporting contexts.                         Contact person: Laura Gurney,
                                                 Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)               laura.gurney@waikato.ac.nz
    I completed the human development
                                                 Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
    and writing papers during my last year                                                                *Availability is subject to approval
                                                 Unistart
    at school.                                   Online applications close 28 June 2019.                  Writing for Academic Success*
    Not only did Unistart help me to develop     Contact person: Courtney Kelly,                          WRITE100-19B(NET)
                                                 courtney.kelly@waikato.ac.nz                             15 POINTS
    my university study skills, it also helped
    me to improve my NCEA results and win                                                                 The paper gives students opportunities to develop
    a Te Ara ki Angitū scholarship for my        Human Development                                        their academic writing and reading skills.
                                                                                                          Students are encouraged to write across a range of
    first full-time year of study at Waikato.    Lifespan Development                                     text types for different academic audiences and to
                                                 HMDEV100-19B(NET)                                        develop their abilities to research, plan, draft and
    Balancing school with university papers
                                                 15 POINTS                                                revise systematically. The paper is appropriate for
    was a challenge, but it was definitely                                                                students studying across academic disciplines.
                                                 This paper focuses on understanding and enhancing
    worth the hard work. I received a lot of     human development through an exploration of              Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)
    support throughout the programme,            biological, psychological, social and cultural factors   Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
    from both my school and the uni.             that influence patterns of development and learning      Unistart
                                                 over the lifespan.                                       Online applications close 28 June 2019.
    Now in my first year of a Bachelor           Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)               Contact person: Laura Gurney,
    of Science, I am really enjoying life        Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of           laura.gurney@waikato.ac.nz
    at university. In the future, I hope to      Unistart
                                                 Online applications close 28 June 2019.                  *Availability is subject to approval
    become a psychiatrist or emergency
    medicine doctor, and one day run my          Contact person: Sherlayn Cook,

                                                                                                                                                                     2019 UNISTART PAPERS
                                                 sheralyn.cook@waikato.ac.nz
    own GP practice in rural communities.

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2019 Unistart papers
Law                                                      -ori and Indigenous Studies
                                                        Ma                                                      -ori Education
                                                                                                               Ma                                                          Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2
                                                                                                                                                                           MAORI212-19B(SEC)
Introduction to New Zealand Law and Society             He Hīnātore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the            Huarahi Mātauranga Māori: Historical and                    15 POINTS
LEGAL105-19A(NET)                                       Māori World                                            Contemporary Approaches to Māori Education                  This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI211,
15 POINTS                                               MAORI102-19A(NET)                                      MAOED100-19A(NET)                                           developing further language skills required in using
An introduction for non-lawyers to the nature and       15 POINTS                                              15 POINTS                                                   Māori to communicate about feelings, emotions and
functions of law and the processes of law-making.       This is an introduction to the Māori world view,       This paper examines historical and contemporary             the weather.
The relationship between law and society will be        language, social organisation including the analysis   approaches in Māori education provision in Aotearoa         Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)
illustrated by relevant examples.                       of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti of Waitangi and    New Zealand. It explores policies, practices                Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)            its relevance.                                         and developments that have impacted on the                  Unistart. In addition students should normally have
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of          Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)           educational development of Māori.                           completed the prerequisite paper MAORI211, or
Unistart                                                Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of         Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)                have relevant te reo experience subject to Faculty’s
                                                        Unistart                                               Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of              approval.
Online applications close 15 February 2019.
                                                        Online applications close 15 February 2019.            Unistart                                                    Online applications close 28 June 2019.
Contact person: Marie Were,
marie.were@waikato.ac.nz                                Contact person: Rangi Matamua,                         Online applications close 15 February 2019.                 Contact person: Tama Hata-Tipene,
                                                        rangi.matamua@waikato.ac.nz                            Contact person: Sharon Campbell,                            tama.hata-tipene@waikato.ac.nz
Introduction to New Zealand Law and Society                                                                    sharon.campbell@waikato.ac.nz
LEGAL105-19T(NET)                                       He Hīnātore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the
                                                                                                                                                                           Music
15 POINTS                                               Māori World
                                                                                                               Ma-ori Language/
                                                        MAORI102-19B(NET)
This is an introduction for non-lawyers to the nature
                                                        15 POINTS                                              Te Reo Ma -ori                                              Composition 1
and functions of law and the processes of law-                                                                                                                             MUSIC115-19B(NET)
making. The relationship between law and society        This is an introduction to the Māori world view,                                                                   15 POINTS
                                                                                                               Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1
will be illustrated by relevant examples.               language, social organisation including the analysis                                                               The development of creative
                                                                                                               MAORI211-19A(SEC)
Teaching dates: T Semester (11 Nov – 20 Dec)            of the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti of Waitangi and                                                                musical skills and techniques
                                                                                                               15 POINTS
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of          its relevance.                                                                                                     based on classical and
                                                                                                               This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI112,
Unistart                                                Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)                                                                         popular idioms; song
                                                                                                               developing a complexity in language skills required
Online applications close 1 November 2019.              Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of                                                                     writing; melody writing;
                                                                                                               in the communication of detailed travel directions,
                                                        Unistart                                                                                                           thematic development; harmonic
Contact person: Marie Were,                                                                                    describing internal and external characteristics of a
                                                        Online applications close 28 June 2019.                                                                            understanding; two-part counterpoint. Computer
marie.were@waikato.ac.nz                                                                                       person and describing objects.
                                                                                                                                                                           technology will be used as a composition and
                                                        Contact person: Rangi Matamua,                         Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)                publishing tool. This can be used for students
                                                        rangi.matamua@waikato.ac.nz                            Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of Unistart.    to develop and polish their NCEA Level 3 and
                                                                                                               In addition, students should have a minimum of 14 credits   scholarship composition portfolios.
                                                                                                               in NCEA Level 3 Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira.
                                                                                                                                                                           Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul - 1 Nov)
                                                                                                               Online applications close 15 February 2019.                 Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
                                        ations                                                                 Contact person: Hōri Manuirirangi,                          Unistart. An ability to read music is presupposed.
                h  av e  no reserv
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                         ing both W rt
                                                                                                                                                                           Online applications close 28 June 2019.
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2019 Unistart papers
Philosophy                                            Social and Moral Philosophy

                                                                                                               Kaleb Reid
                                                      PHILO106-19A(NET)
Critical Thinking                                     15 POINTS
PHILO103-19A(NET)
15 POINTS
                                                      This is a study of key concepts in areas of applied
                                                      ethics including abortion, euthanasia, health care,      Matamata College
This paper helps students to engage critically with   children's rights, pornography, justice, environmental
the sorts of arguments encountered both inside and    issues, religion and ethics, and other issues.
outside the University.                               Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)             I feel at home at
Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb - 21 Jun)          Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of        Unistart                                                 the University
Unistart                                              Online applications close 15 February 2019.
                                                                                                               of Waikato.
Online applications close 15 Feburary 2019.           Contact person: Liezl van Zyl,
Contact person: Justine Kingsbury,                    liezl.vanzyl@waikato.ac.nz
justine.kingsbury@waikato.ac.nz                                                                                Bachelor of Computing and
Critical Thinking
                                                      Political Science                                        Mathematical Sciences with
PHILO103-19B(NET)                                                                                              Honours, majoring in Computer
                                                      Introduction to International Relations
15 POINTS                                             IRSST103-19A(NET)                                        Science and Law
This paper helps students to engage critically with   15 POINTS                                                The Unistart Programme was the
the sorts of arguments encountered both inside and    This paper introduces students to International          perfect opportunity for me to kick-start
outside the University.                               Relations and examines the critical global problems      my university papers, bringing me one
Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)            facing humankind today. These include issues of
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of        war and peace, international terrorism, climate          step closer to my goal of working in
Unistart                                              change, human rights, nuclear weapons, ideology,         the technology industry. I completed
Online applications close 28 June 2019.               globalisation, and how rising powers and non-state       the 'Intro to Computer Science' paper
                                                      actors are changing the world we live in.
Contact person: Justine Kingsbury,                                                                             last year, while I was Head Boy at
justine.kingsbury@waikato.ac.nz                       Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)             Matamata College.
                                                      Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
Critical Thinking                                     Unistart                                                 I really enjoyed the flexibility of the
PHILO103-19T(NET)                                     Online applications close 15 February 2019.              Unistart Programme and I can’t speak
15 POINTS                                             Contact person: Joe Burton,                              highly enough of my tutor – he was
This paper helps students to engage critically with   joe.burton@waikato.ac.nz
                                                                                                               always so helpful and accommodating. I
the sorts of arguments encountered both inside and                                                             also loved the challenge of completing a
outside the University.                               Introduction to International Security
                                                      IRSST104-19B(NET)                                        paper at a level above what I’m used to.
Teaching dates: T Semester (11 Nov – 20 Dec)          15 POINTS
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of                                                                 Now living in College Hall during my
Unistart                                              This course is an introduction to the study of
                                                      international security. It examines a variety of         first year of study, I feel at home at
Online applications close 1 November 2019.            contemporary security issues and explores how and        the University of Waikato. I enjoy the
Contact person: Justine Kingsbury,                    why conflict emerges in the international system.        diversity of the papers I’m taking and
justine.kingsbury@waikato.ac.nz                       Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul - 1 Nov)               the challenge of learning new subjects.

                                                                                                                                                                                         2019 UNISTART PAPERS
                                                      Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
                                                                                                               My lecturers and tutors make an effort
                                                      Unistart
                                                                                                               to focus on the weaker areas of our
                                                      Online applications close 28 June 2019.
                                                                                                               knowledge, which is great.
                                                      Contact person: Reuben Steff,
                                                      reuben.steff@waikato.ac.nz

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2019 Unistart papers
Papers taught on campus                                                                                          Mathematics                                               Introduction to Algebra
                                                                                                                                                                           MATHS102-19A(HAM)
For most of our on campus papers, Unistart students attend lectures, tutorials or labs alongside current                                                                   15 POINTS
                                                                                                                 Introduction to Calculus
University of Waikato students enrolled in the same paper. They also complete the same assessments.
                                                                                                                 MATHS101-19A(HAM)                                         This is a study of the
This provides a more realistic experience of what studying at Waikato is like, and gives them even greater
                                                                                                                 15 POINTS                                                 fundamental techniques
confidence that they have what it takes to attend and succeed at university.
                                                                                                                 This is a study of the fundamental techniques of          and applications of
In the case of our on campus mathematics and science papers, elements may be taught in conjunction with          calculus, including differentiation and integration for   algebra including Gaussian
secondary schools where suitable staff and facilities are available.                                             functions of one real variable, with applications to      elimination, vector and matrix
                                                                                                                 rate problems, graph sketching, areas and volumes.        algebra, complex numbers, induction and
If you have questions about a specific on campus paper, please get in touch with the specified contact person,                                                             recursion.
or our Unistart Programme Coordinator at unistart@waikato.ac.nz                                                  Teaching dates: A Semester (2 Feb – 21 Jun)
                                                                                                                 Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of            Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)
                                                                                                                 Unistart. In addition, students should have 16 credits    Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
Computer Science                                          Object-Oriented Programming                            in NCEA Level 3 Calculus including at least 11 credits    Unistart. In addition, students should have 16 credits
                                                          COMPX102-19B(HAM)                                      from AS91577, AS91578 and AS91579; or equivalent.         in NCEA Level 3 Calculus; or equivalent. Note that in
Introduction to Computer Science                          15 POINTS                                              Note that in cases where, for timing reasons, a           cases where, for timing reasons, a student has yet to
COMPX101-19B(HAM)                                         This paper continues from COMPX101, assuming           student has yet to sit NCEA, we may accept the            sit NCEA, we may accept the advice of the student’s
15 POINTS                                                 a knowledge of basic programming techniques,           advice of the student’s school mathematics teacher        school mathematics teacher that they have reached
This paper introduces computer programming in             which it expands on particularly in the areas of       that they have reached an equivalent standard.            an equivalent standard.
C# - the exciting challenge of creating software          data organisation and algorithms in the form of        Online applications close 15 February 2019.               Online applications close 15 February 2019.
and designing artificial worlds within the computer.      object-oriented programming. It also provides
                                                                                                                 Contact person: Ian Hawthorn,                             Contact person: Ian Hawthorn,
It also covers concepts such as the internals of          an introduction to: Boolean algebra, computer
                                                                                                                 ian.hawthorn@waikato.ac.nz                                ian.hawthorn@waikato.ac.nz
the home computer, the history and future of              architecture, assembly language, and program
computers, cyber security, computer gaming,               analysis.
                                                                                                                 Introduction to Calculus                                  Introduction to Algebra
databases, mobile computing and current research          Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)             MATHS101-19B(HAM)                                         MATHS102-19B(HAM)
and challenges in computer science.                       Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of         15 POINTS                                                 15 POINTS
Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)                Unistart. In addition students should normally
                                                                                                                 This is a study of the                                    This is a study of the fundamental techniques
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of            have completed the prerequisite paper COMP103/
                                                                                                                 fundamental techniques                                    and applications of algebra including Gaussian
Unistart                                                  COMPX101, or have relevant computing experience
                                                                                                                 of calculus, including                                    elimination, vector and matrix algebra, complex
Online applications close 28 June 2019.                   subject to Chairperson’s approval.
                                                                                                                 differentiation and                                       numbers, induction and recursion.
Contact person: Nilesh Kanji,                             Online applications close 28 June 2019.                integration for functions                                 Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)
nilesh.kanji@waikato.ac.nz                                Contact person: David Bainbridge,                      of one real variable, with                                Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
                                                          david.bainbridge@waikato.ac.nz                         applications to rate problems,                            Unistart. In addition, students should have 16 credits
                                                                                                                 graph sketching, areas and volumes.                       in NCEA Level 3 Calculus; or equivalent. Note that in
                                                                                                                 Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)                cases where, for timing reasons, a student has yet to
                                                                                                                 Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of            sit NCEA, we may accept the advice of the student’s
                                                                                                                 Unistart. In addition, students should have 16 credits    school mathematics teacher that they have reached
                                                                                                                 in NCEA Level 3 Calculus including at least 11 credits    an equivalent standard.
                                                                                                                 from AS91577, AS91578 and AS91579; or equivalent.         Online applications close 28 June 2019.
                                                                                                                 Note that in cases where, for timing reasons, a           Contact person: Ian Hawthorn,
                                                                                                                 student has yet to sit NCEA, we may accept the            ian.hawthorn@waikato.ac.nz
                                                                                                                 advice of the student’s school mathematics teacher
                                                                                                                 that they have reached an equivalent standard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2019 UNISTART PAPERS
                                                                                                                 Online applications close 28 June 2019.
                                                                                                                 Contact person: Ian Hawthorn,
                                                                                                                 ian.hawthorn@waikato.ac.nz

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2019 Unistart papers
Music                                                       Secondary Performance Studies 1
                                                            MUSIC101-19Y(HAM)
                                                                                                                    Science                                                Earth Sciences
Chamber Music 1                                             15 POINTS                                                                                                      Introduction to Earth System Sciences
MUSIC121-19Y(HAM)                                           Students develop musical interpretation and             Chemistry                                              EARTH101-19A(HAM)
15 POINTS                                                   technical skills in their chosen instrument/voice                                                              15 POINTS
                                                                                                                    Structure and Spectroscopy
This paper provides practical experience and                through weekly individual lessons and broaden their     CHEMY101-19A(HAM)                                      A paper that explores the interacting processes that
development in a variety of chamber music                   repertoire knowledge and performance opportunities      15 POINTS                                              affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms
formations, sonata duo, piano duet, piano trio, string      at Friday performance hour sessions.                                                                           and resources, with a focus on physical processes.
                                                                                                                    This is a theoretical and practical course covering    Topics covered include coastal processes and
quartet, vocal ensemble, as well as orchestral and          Teaching dates: Y Semester (25 Feb – 1 Nov)             aspects of analytical and inorganic chemistry. This    hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and
choral practice, and, for keyboard players, continuo        Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of          course is required for the chemistry major.            mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological
and accompanying skills.                                    Unistart. In addition, students must have one of the
                                                            following prerequisites:                                Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)           cycle; rivers and groundwater; and glaciers. This
Teaching dates: Y Semester (25 Feb – 1 Nov)
                                                            • NCEA – 20 credits in Music at Level 2;                Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of         paper is required for the Earth Sciences major.
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
                                                            • A Grade 3 theory pass or better with the New          Unistart. In addition, students should normally have   Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)
Unistart. In addition, students must meet one of the
                                                              Zealand Music Examination Board (NZMEB); or           achieved 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry          Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
following prerequisites:
                                                            • Grade 5 theory pass or better in Trinity College or   (exceptions may be made for students with a strong     Unistart
• NCEA – 20 credits in Music at Level 2;
                                                              Royal College of Music examinations; or               background in maths or physics).
• a Grade 3 theory pass or better with the New                                                                                                                             Online applications close 15 February 2019.
  Zealand Music Examination Board (NZMEB);                  • a qualification considered equivalent.                Online applications close 15 February 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                           Contact person: Willem de Lange,
• or grade 5 theory pass or better in Trinity College, or   Students will be also be required to successfully       Contact person: Bill Henderson,                        willem.delange@waikato.ac.nz
  Royal College of Music examinations; or                   complete an audition, and final entry is subject to     bill.henderson@waikato.ac.nz
• a qualification considered equivalent.                    approval by the Music programme. It is strongly                                                                Introduction to Earth System Sciences
Students will be also be required to successfully           recommended that Instrumental students apply as a       Chemical Reactivity                                    EARTH101-19A(TGA)
complete an audition, and final entry is subject to         chamber group, however individual applications will     CHEMY102-19B(HAM)                                      15 POINTS
approval by the Music programme. It is strongly             be considered on a case by case basis.                  15 POINTS
                                                                                                                                                                           Delivered: Tauranga campus
recommended that Instrumental students apply as a           Online applications close 15 February 2019.             This is a theoretical and practical course covering
chamber group, however individual applications will                                                                 aspects of physical and organic chemistry. This        A paper that explores the interacting processes that
                                                            Contact person: James Tennant,                                                                                 affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms
be considered on a case by case basis.                      james.tennant@waikato.ac.nz                             course is required for the chemistry major.
                                                                                                                                                                           and resources, with a focus on physical processes.
Online applications close 15 February 2019.                 Note: This paper can be completed outside of            Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)             Topics covered include coastal processes and
Contact person: James Tennant,                              school hours.                                           Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of         hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and
james.tennant@waikato.ac.nz                                                                                         Unistart. In addition, students should normally have   mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological
                                                                                                                    achieved 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry          cycle; rivers and groundwater; and glaciers. This
Note: This paper can be completed outside of
                                                                                                                    (exceptions may be made for students with a strong     paper is required for the Earth Sciences major.
school hours.
                                                                                                                    background in maths or physics).
                                                                                                                                                                           Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb – 21 Jun)
                                                                                                                    Online applications close 28 June 2019.                Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
                                                                                                                    Contact person: Merilyn Manley-Harris,                 Unistart
                                                                                                                    merilyn.manley-harris@waikato.ac.nz                    Online applications close 15 February 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                           Contact person: Willem de Lange,
                                                                                                                                                                           willem.delange@waikato.ac.nz

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2019 Unistart papers
                                                                                                                                                                            The University of W
                                                                                                                                                                                                 aikato
Earth Sciences continued                                Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity             Environmental Science                                         Unistart Programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                has been
                                                        BIOEB102-19B(HAM)                                                                                                   a very positive part
Discovering Planet Earth                                15 POINTS                                            Environmental Science                                                               of our
                                                                                                                                                                             choices available to
EARTH102-19B(HAM)                                       An introduction to the principles of ecology and     ENVSC101-19A(TGA)                                                                    our
15 POINTS                                               biodiversity. Topics include population, community   15 POINTS                                                           senior students.
This paper explores the Earth's interior and its        and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology,         A scientific study of the interaction between humans                ~ Susan Hassall
dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the      and the structure, functioning and environmental     and the environment including climate change,
major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock         responses of animals and plants. Examples will       utilisation and exploitation of natural resources
                                                                                                                                                                                   Headmaster
record and geologic maps; the geological time scale     include New Zealand ecosystems and biota. This       and the effects of human activities on biological,                  Hamilton Boys’
and fossils; plate tectonics; volcanism; earthquakes.   paper is required for the Ecology & Biodiversity     chemical and physical processes that form resources                   High School
This paper is required for the Earth Sciences major.    major.                                               and control ecosystems. This paper is required for
Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)              Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)           the Environmental Sciences major.
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of          Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of       Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb - 21 Jun)
Unistart                                                Unistart                                             Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
Online applications close 28 June 2019.                                                                      Unistart
                                                        Online applications close 28 June 2019.                                                                     Molecular and Cellular Biology
Contact person: Adrian Pittari,                                                                              Online applications close 15 February 2019.
adrian.pittari@waikato.ac.nz                            Contact person: Mike Clearwater,                                                                            Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
                                                        mike.clearwater@waikato.ac.nz                        Contact person: Ian Hawes,
                                                                                                                                                                    BIOMO101-19B(HAM)
                                                                                                             ian.hawes@waikato.ac.nz
                                                                                                                                                                    15 POINTS
Ecology and Biodiversity                                Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity
                                                        BIOEB102-19B(TGA)                                    Environmental Science                                  This paper has been designed to introduce you
Concepts of Biology                                     15 POINTS                                            ENVSC101-19B(HAM)                                      to important aspects of molecular and cellular
BIOEB101-19A(HAM)                                                                                            15 POINTS                                              biology, which is an interdisciplinary field combining
                                                        An introduction to the principles of ecology and                                                            biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and physiology
15 POINTS
                                                        biodiversity. Topics include population, community   A scientific study of the interaction between humans   to study how cells function at the molecular level.
An introduction to the foundations of biology,          and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology,         and the environment including climate change,          In this course we will begin to explore the complex
including the structure and functioning of cells,       and the structure, functioning and environmental     utilisation and exploitation of natural resources      mechanisms that coordinate the essential systems
evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a     responses of animals and plants. Examples will       and the effects of human activities on biological,     that define a living cell and that allow cells to have
tour of the major forms of life and their defining      include New Zealand ecosystems and biota. This       chemical and physical processes that form resources    differentiated properties. This knowledge will be to
characteristics. This paper is required for both        paper is required for the Ecology and Biodiversity   and control ecosystems. This paper is required for     look at how unicellular and multicellular organisms
biology majors.                                         major.                                               the Environmental Sciences major.                      function and how it can provide researchers with
Teaching dates: A Semester (25 Feb - 21 Jun)            Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)           Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)             crucial insights into the basis of human and animal
Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of          Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of       Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of         diseases.
Unistart                                                Unistart                                             Unistart                                               Teaching dates: B Semester (8 Jul – 1 Nov)
Online applications close 15 February 2019.             Online applications close 28 June 2019.              Online applications close 28 June 2019.                Entry: You must meet the entry requirements of
Contact person: Ian McDonald,                           Contact person: Mike Clearwater,                     Contact person: Ian Duggan,                            Unistart
ian.mcdonald@waikato.ac.nz                              mike.clearwater@waikato.ac.nz                        ian.duggan@waikato.ac.nz                               Online applications close 28 June 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                    Contact person: Steve Bird,
                                                                                                                                                                    steve.bird@waikato.ac.nz

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