Qualification
Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities, and Information and Library Studies) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code OP702072

This double major will give you essential skills for a career in information services. You will gain an understanding of the rapidly changing role of libraries and information organisations, learn critical thinking skills and acquire the knowledge necessary for a role in the information profession. Upon completion of this qualification, you will be able to research effectively, interpret complex issues and communicate clearly. You will also study history, literary studies, philosophy, art history and classical studies as part of the humanities component of this degree. 

Qualification Update

New Students

OP702072 Bachelor of Arts (Humanities, and Information and Library Studies) is closed to new students. If you are interested in studying a degree in Library and Information Studies, please click on the link to find out more about our new programme, , OP7040 Bachelor of Library and Information Studies

Current students

If you were already enrolled in OP702072 Bachelor of Arts (Humanities, and Information and Library Studies) prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

Please note, to be awarded this qualification you will need to have completed all courses that make up the programme by the end of Trimester 1, 2023. You will also need to prioritise enrolling in the Humanities courses as these will be closing progressively from 2018.

The table below shows you the last trimesters we will be offering the Humanities courses. If you need help with choosing your courses, or have any questions, please email us.

Humanities Courses

Course 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

74104 Introducing Humanities and Arts

Trimester 1        

74105  Humanities Tradition and Dissent

Trimester 2        
74106 Humanities and Cultural Encounters Trimester 2 Trimester 1      
74109 Art and Literature New Zealand
(20 credit course)
Trimester 1 Trimester 1      
74210 Exploring Art and Visual Culture
(60 credit course)

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

 
74307 Renaissance Art Reconsidered
(60 credit course)

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Trimester

1 & 2

Please also note, from Trimester 3 2018, there are some changes to the library and information studies courses that make up the programme.

These changes will see students benefit from the latest courses developed for our new library programmes. Please be assured that any courses you have already completed will still be counted towards your qualification.

To see the course changes, please see the updated study plan below.

If you need help with choosing your courses, or have any questions, please contact us



  • Level 7  
    Credits 400 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $14,600 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility

For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

Updated Study Plan for OP702072 Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Information and Library Studies)

Please note, you may credit either the original course or the replacement course, but not both, to your degree.

Courses affected and their equivalents are shown in the table below.

 

Course Order

Course Code

Course Title

Level

Credits

1

72170

Or

LIS501

The Information Industry

The Information Environment

5

20

2

72171

Or

LIS506

Library Systems and Processes

Collection Management in Libraries

5

20

3

72142

Or

LIS502

Or

72141

Accessing Information

Navigating and Using Information

Academic Writing

5

20

4

74104

Introducing Humanities and Arts

5

20

5

74105

Humanities Tradition and Dissent

5

20

6

74106

Humanities and Cultural Encounters

5

20

7

74109

Art and Literature New Zealand

5

20

8

72270

Or

LIS603

Information Sources and Services

Knowledge Organisation Systems

6

20

9

72271

Or

LIS601

User Education and Reference Skills

Empowering People and Communities

6

20

10

72272

Or

LIS611

Cataloguing and Classification

Cataloguing and Classification

6

20

11

73213

Research Methods and Interpretation

6

20

12

74210

Exploring Art and Visual Culture

6

60

13

72370

Or

LIS701

Information Issues

Critical Perspectives for Library and Information Professionals

7

20

14

72371

Or

LIS702

Policy and Planning for Information Services

Strategy and Planning in Information Organisations

7

20

15

74307

Renaissance Art Reconsidered

7

60

16

74342

Or

74347

Or

72374

Research Paper

Practicum

Social Informatics

7

20

Graduate profile

As a graduate of this double major, you will:

  • be skilled in critical analysis, argument and expression
  • be able to analyse texts and their contexts and apply their knowledge to interdisciplinary study in the arts
  • have a broad knowledge of the Humanities
  • be able to draw on knowledge of the traditional underpinnings of librarianship and apply these to 
    contemporary contexts
  • be adept at using information technology
  • be able to demonstrate broad subject knowledge with an arts focus
  • have a strong understanding of the New Zealand context and the importance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

You will also be equipped to work in a range of careers, including management, human resource management, marketing, teaching, policy analysis, heritage conservation and library and information management.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

See key enrolment dates

Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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