200-level

EDUC206
Education and Society: Ideals and Realities
Description
This course considers the connections and tensions between ideals and realities in education and society. Drawing on work in the sociology of education, the philosophy of education, and educational policy studies, as well as on educational practices, the course addresses questions such as these: How should society be structured? What do we hope to achieve through education? Why do some students ‘fail’ and others ‘succeed’? What role can education play in social change? This course encourages participants to deepen their understanding of education, social life, and human fulfillment.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
30 points in EDUC or YACL, or 45 points of ANTH, CULT, HIST, POLS, SOCI, SPCO, or permission of the Head of School
Restrictions
EDUC220

PSYC206
Introductory Research Methods and Statistics
Description
This course is an introduction to the theory and application of research design and statistics in psychology. For psychological science, understanding good research design and how to interpret statistical results are key for making rational decisions on the basis of research and data. The course will emphasise the concepts of valid and reliable research, research ethics, and the interpretation of statistical results using real-life examples from the psychological literature. An important theme is that anyone can learn statistics - no math beyond basic algebra is required and you are not required to hand-calculate the statistical outputs. Instead, the focus of the statistical content of the course will be on interpreting outputs from software such as MS Excel and jamovi. This course is a prerequisite to advancing in psychology beyond PSYC 200-level.
Occurrences
Summer Nov 2023 (Distance)
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Summer Nov 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
At least 15 points in 100-level Psychology and at least 45 points overall

HSRV208
Gender Sensitivity and the Human Services
Description
This course provides students with the opportunity to critically investigate shifting socio-cultural constructions of gender. Students are introduced to theories, experiences and issues of gender, to think about how gender matters in the choices and opportunities available to us; in shaping ideas regarding individual and social well-being; the ways in which gender is experienced, defined, validated, and reworked.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
15 points at 100 level in HSRV AND 15 points from either Schedule V to the BA, Schedule C to the BSW(Hons), Schedules C or E to the BCJ; OR 60 points from the BA, BSW(Hons) or BCJ.
Restrictions
HSRV308

ANTH213
Environment, Development and Sustainability: Anthropological Perspectives
Description
This course is concerned with the social and ecological impacts of human activity in the context of a global fossil fuel civilization. Investigating problems of climate change, declining biodiversity, and environmental degradation, it provides an anthropologically informed perspective on crucial issues at the intersection of ecology, sustainable development, and social activism.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH, GEOG, or SOCI, or 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

MAOR219
Te Tiriti: The Treaty of Waitangi
Description
This course uses the Treaty of Waitangi to frame examinations of contemporary New Zealand society. We ask questions designed to highlight and emphasise the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to everyday New Zealanders. In addition, the course looks at the importance of this document in the maintenance of Crown and Maori relations. Topics covered range from the signing of the Treaty, and historical developments, to the protest movements and activism of the continuing Maori renaissance period, race relations and one law-for-all.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from CULT, HIST, HSRV, MAOR, POLS, SOCI, SOWK, or TREO, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
POLS218, POLS258, HIST268, SOCI209, HSRV207, CULT219

SOCI220
Environment and Society
Description
This course considers the relationship between ecology and environmental sociology, collective dilemmas, energy and society, the environment and politics and some other selected environmental issues.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH or SOCI, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
SOCI230 (2005), SOCI320, SOCI330 (2005)

ANTH223
Ethnicity, Racism and Genocide
Description
This course provides a critical introduction to the historical and anthropological study of ethnicity, racism, genocide and migration.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH, HIST, MAOR, or SOCI, or 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions
HIST283, MAOR230, PACS204, SOCI223

MAOR285
Modern Histories of Ngai Tahu
Description
The story of Ngai Tahu is a fascinating example of a small impoverished community of tribal members who by the 1970s had been reduced to a membership of less than 400. Within two decades this tribe had emerged as one of the largest corporations in the South Island with a tribal membership of over 40,000. It is the largest land-owner in the South Island with significant interests in fisheries and tourism. Explaining how and why this happened will be one of the core themes of this course. The first part of this course will look at some of the early history of Ngai Tahu through to their movement from its pre-contact era to initial contact with early explorers, the settler government and the subsequent land transactions that ran from 1844 to 1864. The second part of this course will trace Ngai Tahu’s claim over nearly 150 years and the concurrent development and implementation of corporate structures. It will then turn to an overview of how Ngai Tahu and the Crown negotiated one of the largest Treaty settlement packages in the nation's history, but also what opportunities and challenges that brings today.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from HIST, MAOR, or TREO, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

Not Offered Courses in 2024

200-level

SOCI244
On Death and Dying: Current Controversies in Thanatology
Description
'On Death and Dying' introduces students to this most pervasive yet under-examined aspect of social life. Students will be given the opportunity to explore death, dying and bereavement from a sociological point of view. We will explore the different and complex ways people attend to death through a guided programme that includes a study of the notion of sequestered death, the body in death, the social stratification of death, customary practices past and present including Aotearoa/New Zealand, death and medicine, good death/bad death, near death experiences, ghosts, euthanasia, suicide, the funeral profession, grief and mourning, memento mori, mass death, death and the media/popular culture.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2019 , 2020 , 2022 , 2023 , 2025
For further information see SOCI244 course details
Points
15 points

SOCI255
Sociology of the City
Description
This course is concerned with the city as it is experienced today: as shifting mixes of public and private spaces in which disruptions provoke different points of view, multiple memories and complex associations.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2019 , 2020 , 2021 , 2022 , 2023
For further information see SOCI255 course details
Points
15 points

SOCI263
Sociology of the Everyday World
Description
This course introduces students to a range of issues associated with the sociology of the everyday world. It examines how the elements of everyday life - shopping, credit cards, leisure, the meaning of home, food, relationships with companion animals, and other student selected topics reveal our entanglement with wider social processes. Everyday worlds will also be examined as a nexus for our engagement with contemporary issues ranging from environmental awareness to social justice.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2018 , 2019 , 2020 , 2021 , 2022
For further information see SOCI263 course details
Points
15 points

HIST279
Social and Cultural History of India
Description
Focussing on ancient, colonial and contemporary India, this course considers themes such as untouchability and caste relationships, village and high culture Hinduism, religious conversion as social protest, violence against women and state use of spy and surveillance techniques throughout Indian history. The course investigates religion, gender and the state as contexts for regulation of and resistance to cultural and political authority at different times in Indian history.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2019
For further information see HIST279 course details
Points
15 points

HIST294
Recovering Christchurch 1850-2010
Description
As a systematically planned new world city on the edge of empire Christchurch has always been a fascinating place to study. Whose stories have formed the city's written collective memory, and what has been left out? Due to the earthquakes from 2010 the city has a unique rupture, or ending point for its colonial past. As Christchurch considers its future, this course critically remembers its history. Significant aspects of the social, cultural, political and economic history of the South Island's largest city will be investigated through a series of lectures and documentary exercises. Students will gain an overall knowledge of the city's urban history, with opportunity to focus on advanced research topics.
Occurrences
HIST294-24SU1 (C)
Summer Jan 2024 - Not offered
For further information see HIST294 course details
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level in HIST or CLAS120, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

HIST298
An Environmental History of Ancient to Modern India: Elephants and Empires
Description
This course considers the way humans have historically interacted with the land, water, plant and animal life in the Indian sub-continent and how these interactions shaped and were shaped by human kingdoms and empires from ancient to modern times.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2022 , 2023
For further information see HIST298 course details
Points
15 points

300-level

HIST398
An Environmental History of Ancient to Modern India: Elephants and Empires
Description
This course emphasises the human/animal relationship as a primary factor in the environmental history of India. It focusses particularly on the environmental factors of disease, climate and health among both humans and animals in the shaping of India's history from ancient to modern times.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2023
For further information see HIST398 course details
Points
30 points