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An examination of how places shape human wellbeing and flourishing, in both positive and less than positive ways. With a focus on settler colonial nations, we will examine the significant variations that exist between places in terms of the housing, work, education and support opportunities available within them. We consider the impact of these variations for local wellbeing and flourishing, noting the uneven experiences of particular social groups. We also examine place-based interventions that may support local wellbeing and flourishing, and selection of methods to evaluate these interventions. The course draws on the insights of human geography and engages with the contemporary lived experience of places in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1. Conceptualise place-based variations in wellbeing and flourishing2. Use a range of data sources to document place-based variations in wellbeing and flourishing in Aotearoa New Zealand3. Understand how colonisation, globalisation and neoliberalism influence wellbeing and flourishing in Aotearoa New Zealand, with particular attention to inequalities between places and social groups (including Māori as tangata whenua and non-Māori as tangata tiriti)4. Design a place-based intervention to contribute to local wellbeing and flourishing, and develop an evaluation strategy to assess its impact
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Any 30 points at 100 level from any subject, normally including GEOG110 or GEOG106.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
24 hours of lectures12 hours lab classes (6 x 2 hours)114 hours of guided independent study
Assessment details to be advised.
Prerequisites: Any 30 points at 100 level from any subject, normally including GEOG110 or GEOG106.Restrictions: n/aRecommend preparation: n/a
Domestic fee $916.00
International fee $4,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
School of Earth and Environment