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Sociology

176.101 The Sociological Imagination 15 credits
A foundation course in Sociology covering the key substantive aspects of contemporary society e.g. individual and social processes, globalisation and social inequalities.
176.106 The Stuff of Everyday Life 15 credits
An introduction to the sociology of everyday life and everyday material objects in both local and global contexts.
176.216 Understanding Globalisation 15 credits
This course examines the complexity of globalisation through a range of images that sociologists use to understand contemporary global change such as the network society, the knowledge society, the consumer society, the risk society, the fundamentalist society. It also explores how these images are played out within local contexts and personal experiences.
176.218 Race, Nation and Modernity 15 credits
A review of the development of ideas of race and nation from the early modern era in Europe through to their world-wide crisis of the twentieth century including contemporary attempts to move beyond race via the concepts of ethnicity and indigeneity in Aotearoa New Zealand.
176.222 Cities in the Twenty-first Century 15 credits
This course identifies and theorises the sociological issues and complexities associated with contemporary cities. It traverses the development of modern cities and city forms, examines various experiences and theorisations of city life and critically explores the concept of urban sustainability, with particular emphasis on social sustainability and urban housing.
176.223 Social Inequality and Justice 15 credits
An examination of how social structures create inequalities with a focus on gender, class, and ethnic diversities and identities and how claims for social transformation are made.
176.224 Gender: Bodies that Matter 15 credits
An examination of how people experience gender, how gender inequality relates to other categories of social difference and how feminist approaches reveal and disrupt gender.
176.302 Research Design and Practice 15 credits
A practical course that introduces the principles of research design, quantitative and qualitative methods and research dissemination, and students undertake a small sociological research project under supervised conditions.
176.308 Sociology of the Environment 15 credits
An advanced examination of the interconnections between society and the environment with a particular emphasis on the roles of science and politics in the creation of environmental knowledge and practice.
176.318 Sociology of Death and Dying 15 credits
A grounding in the literature on death and dying and an examination of sociological analyses of dying and death. The course is intended for Sociology and other students.
176.322 The World of Work: Contemporary Issues 15 credits
This course provides an in-depth exploration of the changed nature of work in contemporary society. It examines the broader context of change, contemporary forms and patterns of work and occupations and issues and perspectives on global and local labour markets.
176.324 Imagining Other Worlds 15 credits
A study of contemporary utopian sociological approaches to social change, based upon models of economy, administrative governance, and social reproduction that differ from those of colonial capitalism.
176.325 The Politics of Truth 15 credits
An enquiry into the social contexts and power relationships that influence the production of knowledge, drawing on situations of current political significance. 'Truth-claims' are deconstructed in order to identify underlying ideological and political impulses.
176.701 Current Issues and Theories 30 credits
An examination of key concepts, theories and debates in contemporary social theory.
176.702 Advanced Social Inquiry 30 credits
An advanced study of methodological issues pertinent to social research. The course is designed to assist the planning of postgraduate theses and reports.
176.704 Working Sociologically: An Advanced Practicum 30 credits
An advanced course in the practical application of social science knowledge to real world challenges faced by social and governmental agencies and organisations.
176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits
An exploration of the interrelations between society and the environment, with an examination of major contemporary environmental issues from a sociological point of view. Among the major issues covered are consumerism, population growth, resource limits, development, political conflicts, environmental groups and environmental values.
176.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits
176.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work
176.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.873 Research Report Sociology (60) 60 credits
176.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.883 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
176.900 PhD Sociology 120 credits