TRNS003-23B4 (C) Bridging Four 2023

Introduction to Social Issues and Challenges

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 11 September 2023
End Date: Sunday, 29 October 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 24 September 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 8 October 2023


The purpose of this course is to give students an introduction to the social sciences by closely examining a variety of perspectives on social issues within Aotearoa and beyond. It introduces students to the exploration of how institutions and dominant paradigms influence social thought and norms at particular times. Through the analysis of texts and media, this comparative study of societies will cover topics that provide insights into local and international approaches to social issues.


Subject to approval of the Programme Manager


BRDG011 and BRDG034

Course Coordinator

For further information see Student Transitions and Engagement Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorials (10) 30% Weeks 1- 6
Weekly Online Quizzes (5) 30% Weeks (1-5)
Research Essay 40% Week 6

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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.

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