SOCI413-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Topics in Ethnicity, Migration and Nationalism

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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).
    • 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.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.


HSRV413, MAOR422

Equivalent Courses


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 17:00 Elsie Locke 313 Meeting Room 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Shinya Uekusa


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Seminar participation 10% Throughout the semester
Discussion facilitator 20% Theroughout the semester
Reflective journal 1 10% Week 4. 500 words
Reflective Journal 2 10% Week 7. 500 words
Reflective Journal 3 10% Week 10. 500 words
Case Studies Presentation 10% Week 11 and 12
Case Studies Research Essay 30% TBD. 5000 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* 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 .

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