Enjoy the stimulation of an undergraduate degree course without the pressures of assignments or exams.
The programme gives you the opportunity to attend regular lectures in a selection of courses, alongside enrolled students. It’s a great way to sample an academic subject without being enrolled in a formal degree programme and to learn from some of the University’s excellent researchers and teachers.
Please be aware that you are enrolled as a non-credit student, and are therefore not eligible to attend tutorials, complete assignments, sit exams nor have online access to the course lecture notes.
Summer School 2017 (5 January - 17 February)
Semester One 2017 (6 March - 9 June)
Discuss the themes in contemporary Western philosophy of law.
Examines important developments in seventeenth and eighteenth-century philosophy.
Examines the rise of modern Western medicine.
Explores the development of the concepts of racial, national, ethnic and indigenous identities.
Explore New Zealand’s rich cultural history.
Examines patterns of offending, victimisation and employment in the criminal justice system amongst women and men.
Consider a range of issues debated by contemporary philosophers.
Survey Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the late antique and medieval periods.
Semester Two 2017 (24 July - 27 October)
Examines presents perspectives on contemporary artistic practices, milieu, and institutions.
Explore songwriting from English music hall, through the Beatles and Bob Dylan to contemporary singer-songwriters and today’s hip-hop stars.
Explore the social, cultural and economic history of the high and later Middle Ages.
Examine the history and literatures of Western music from medieval times to the late 20th-century.
Explore how versions of the past have been remembered and explore the significance of those pasts for New Zealanders today.
Explores biblical themes, images and metaphors within contemporary popular culture.
Examine our evolutionary history and how evolution affects humans today
Explore a crucial period of change and innovation in European art practices
Examines the history, politics, society and culture of Rome during the late Republic and early Imperial periods.
Examine ways in which directors have adapted Shakespeare’s plays to the film or television screen.
How can a nation founded in slavery and offering equality and opportunity for only some claim to be a land of freedom? Is the increasing gap between rich and poor a sign that the age of American power and prosperity is over?