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. 

This qualification is recognised by LIANZA (Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa) for the purposes of professional registration.

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



  • 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.

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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