Subjects


Subjects

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Topics include:

  • Academic writing in preparation for essay/report/summary writing
  • Reading strategies for academic studies
  • Listening in preparation for taking lecture notes and participation in class discussions
  • Oral presentation: speaking individually and gaining practice from doing group work and presentations
  • Working in groups

 

Topics include:

  • Language development through reading
  • Listening, collaboration and leadership
  • Academic research and report writing skills development
  • Oral presentation and peer review Working in groups

 

Topics include:

  • Study skills
  • Exam techniques
  • Academic listening and note-taking
  • Listening for organisation in lectures
  • Lecture comprehension and note-taking practice
  • Microsoft Word Intermediate - Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate - Advanced
  • PowerPoint
  • Referencing (The Harvard System)
  • Research project
  • The case study (case analysis report)
  • Oral presentations

Topics include:

  • The Geographical features of New Zealand
  • New Zealand social customs
  • Consumer issues in New Zealand
  • Education
  • New Zealand politics
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Major historical events
  • Conservation in New Zealand
  • The New Zealand legal system
  • Employment in New Zealand

Topics include:

  • Basic design methodologies
  • Design Brief
  • Typography
  • Layout and visual image
  • Digital manipulation of image and text
  • Research

Topics include:

  • Drawing materials and processes
  • Observational Skills
  • Handling drawing materials
  • Development of ideas
  • Drawing in a range of discipline contexts including design, visual arts, architecture and fashion

Topics include:

  • Types of business ownership
  • Accounting equations
  • Conceptual basis of accounting
  • Journals
  • Posting to columnar and T form ledgers
  • Trial balance
  • Adjusted trial Balance
  • Financial reports for a sole proprietor business
  • Bad and doubtful debts
  • Depreciation and sale of fixed asset
  • Balance day adjustments
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial reports

Topics include:

  • Scarcity and allocation
  • Consumer demand
  • Producer supply
  • Market equilibrium
  • Market situations

Topics include:

  • Circular flow of income
  • Money and credit market
  • Government budget and money supply
  • Foreign exchange market
  • Government monetary and fiscal policy

Topics include:

  • Algebra functions
  • Trigonometry conics
  • Geometry

Topics include:

  • Differential and integral calculus with applications
  • Differential equations
  • Complex numbers
  • Graphs of combinations of functions
  • Numerical solutions
  • Numerical integration

Topics include:

  • Sampling
  • Picturing distributions
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Normal distributions
  • Correlation and regression
  • Describing relationships
  • Probability
  • Random variables

Topics include:

  • Periodic table
  • Chemical bonding
  • Formulae and structure
  • Chemical reactions
  • Acids and bases
  • Oxidation and reduction
  • Solubility
  • Simple nuclear transformations
  • Equilibrium
  • Electrochemistry

Topics include:

  • Classification
  • Ecosystems - factors, trophic levels & nutrient cycles
  • Conservation
  • Population studies
  • Community dynamics
  • Genetics - Mendelian problems and inheritance
  • Evolution - evidence of evolution, natural selection & variation

Topics include:

  • Biochemistry - water, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein & lipids
  • DNA & RNA - structures & replication
  • Protein synthesis
  • Mutation & Karyotype
  • Cell structures, processes & division
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular respiration
  • Alternation of generations

Topics include:

  • Concurrent and non-concurrent force systems
  • Reaction at beam supports
  • Pin reactions in frames
  • Shear force and bending moment diagrams
  • Direct current electricity
  • Kirchhoff's Laws
  • Capacitors in DC circuits

Topics include:

  • Linear motion
  • Rotational motion
  • Circular motion
  • Work, power and energy
  • The work-energy method
  • Electromagnetism
  • Faraday's and Lenz's Laws
  • Alternating current electricity
  • RC, RL and RCL circuits - resonance


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