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This course explores ethnicity, race, racism, indigeneity, migration, nationalism and related phenomena in a range of different times and places.
This course explores the social aspects of health and medicine, examining the connection between social structures and health outcomes. Focusing on health institutions, people’s experiences within the health system, and different ways of constructing health and illness, we will look at inequalities and health, culture and health, mental health, doctor-patient relationships, and health advocacy, amongst other topics. Students gain a broad understanding of the Aotearoa New Zealand health scene. Students will also have an opportunity to think about health and illness in relation to their own lives and, through community service learning, to apply classroom learning about health issues to real-time situations.
Acquire an advanced introduction to current sociological research of ethnicity, migration, nationalism and multiculturalism.Be able to demonstrate understanding of the key sociological and transdisciplinary concepts of ethnicity and theories of global migration and multiculturalism.Be critically competent in relation to ethnicity, migration, nationalism and multiculturalism (i.e., being able to use their sociological imagination and critical thinking skills to analyse the practical implications of an increasingly culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse population in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond).Be able to adapt their sociological knowledge to local and global contexts through case studies of migration in Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.Develop and demonstrate scholarly research abilities.Learn critical skills of collaboration, consensus and formal presentations of ideas (by working with peers in a small group).
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.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $1,990.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences