HSRV104-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Youth Realities

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


The course introduces students to the diverse realities of youth with a focus on youth in multiple contexts. Students will explore issues that place youth outside the margins of dominant society that often increases the level of prejudice and discrimination against them. Throughout the course students will engage in current debates within five key sections: Transgressing masculinities and femininities; Embodied identity; Youth technologies, spaces and things; Negotiating sexualities; Missing youth rights. Each of these sections will introduce diverse youth perspectives, issues, challenges and debates, and encourages students to critically consider the responses, models, theoretical frameworks used in youth work and human service sectors in general.

The inclusion of current research from staff and postgraduate students ensures that the course is “cutting edge”: It offers a comprehensive overview of the significant issues experienced by youth.

Learning Outcomes

  • To foster students' ability to think critically and to carry out independent research and writing
  • Develop knowledge of the ideas, concepts, and theories used to understand youth in a context of change
  • Enable students to critically consider and reflect upon the complexities and tension for youth directed services.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator

Maria-Victoria Perez Y Perez


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 1 25 Mar 2022 30%
Essay 2 16 May 2022 30%
On-line Test 02 Jun 2022 40% Released Friday 27 May 9am

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

White, R.D, Wyn, J., Robards B.,; Youth & society ; 4th; Oxford University Press, 2017.

Course readings and resources will be available on LEARN


Course readings and resources will be available on LEARN

All assignments are submitted online.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* 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 Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All HSRV104 Occurrences

  • HSRV104-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022
  • HSRV104-22S1 (D) Semester One 2022 (Distance)