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

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.


Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator

Maria-Victoria Perez Y Perez


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay one 30%
Essay two 30%
Online Test 40%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

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

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)