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BSNS201: Business and Culture

Starting in Semester Two 2017, the new BSNS201 Business and Culture special
topic develops your understanding of the role of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the history and present business context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Some of the topics you’ll learn about include:

• Biculturalism • Water and the Environment
• Health and Wellbeing • Resource Management
• Fisheries Management • Te Ao Māori | The Māori world

About the course

BSNS201 Business and Culture is a 200-level, special topic course that develops your understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and biculturalism in the history and business context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Watch these three short YouTube video clips of Ngāi Tahu PhD Student Matthew Scobie, where he talks to Dr Susan Wild about what biculturalism means to him.

What will the course cover?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa
    New Zealand, and its relevance to your area of study
  • Explain political and regulatory influences on the economy
  • Describe the key elements and processes of the New Zealand legal system in a business context
  • Explain the influence of your own culture and identity when engaging with another culture
  • Explain the role of tangata whenua in society and in commerce, and how Te Ao Māori (perspectives, values and mana whenua) could be applied in your studies or future workplace
  • Understand issues from a range of ethical, global and multicultural perspectives
  • Reflect on your own performance and experience, and be engaged in the community

Course lecturers and tutors

Staff from the UC Business School, Ngāi Tahu Research Centre and Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies, will contribute towards teaching this course. This provides students with a broad range of business and cultural expertise and perspectives.

Course timetable

The course runs between 17 July – 27 August and 11 September – 22 October 2017. Check the timetable online.

Lectures: Two hours per week, Tuesday, 1pm – 2pm and Thursday, 11am – 12noon. Lectures will use a variety of media, and incorporate interactive activities in addition to formal presentations.

Tutorials: One hour per week, either Thursday, 2pm – 3pm or Thursday 3pm – 4pm. Tutorial/workshop sessions involve facilitated, interactive group work.

Who can enrol?

BSNS201 is an elective course open to any student who has obtained 105 points. ACCT102, ECON104 and MGMT100 are recommended preparation but not essential.

Want to find out more?

Contact the course coordinator or a student advisor.

Course Coordinator
Dr Susan Wild
Phone: +64 3 369 3976
Email: susan.wild@canterbury.ac.nz

UC Business School
Student Advisors
Phone: +64 3 369 3888
Email: bsecdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

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