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SOCI205 Social Inequality

A critical examination of various forms of inequalities within New Zealand and globally.

This paper is concerned with making social inequalities visible. We begin with two assumptions:

  1. That social inequalities are problematic
  2. That we all benefit from at least some forms of inequality (while also being disadvantaged by others)
Throughout the paper, we will begin to uncover how these inequalities operate in our own lives. We will explore various forms of social inequality, from the local to global inequalities, and explore issues related to ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, gender identity, ability and age.

Paper title Social Inequality
Paper code SOCI205
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
(SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 103) or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper will be available to Sociology majors and is required for those who wish to enter social work.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Melanie Beres
Paper Structure
The paper is structured around theories used to investigate social inequality. Some theories help explain why inequalities exist, while others explain how they benefit some people at the expense of others. At the end of the paper we explore theories that provide a pathway for change.
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures: Two hours per week

Tutorials: One hour per week, starting from the second week
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

A course reader will be available for purchase and on reserve in the library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Identify and understand various forms of inequality that persist in New Zealand
  • Understand theories on how inequalities came to be and how they are perpetuated
  • Apply particular theories of inequality to the social world

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40
T3 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T4 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-40

A critical examination of various forms of inequalities within New Zealand and globally.

This paper is concerned with making social inequalities visible. We begin with two assumptions:

  1. That social inequalities are problematic
  2. That we all benefit from at least some forms of inequality (while also being disadvantaged by others)
Throughout the paper, we will begin to uncover how these inequalities operate in our own lives. We will explore various forms of social inequality, from the local to global inequalities, and explore issues related to ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, gender identity, ability and age.

Paper title Social Inequality
Paper code SOCI205
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
(SOCI 101 or SOCI 102 or SOCI 103) or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
This paper will be available to Sociology majors and is required for those who wish to enter social work.
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Dr Melanie Beres
Paper Structure
The paper is structured around theories used to investigate social inequality. Some theories help explain why inequalities exist, while others explain how they benefit some people at the expense of others. At the end of the paper we explore theories that provide a pathway for change.
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures: Two hours per week.
Tutorials: One hour per week, starting from the second week.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

A course reader will be available for purchase and on reserve in the library.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Information literacy.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Identify and understand various forms of inequality that persist in New Zealand
  • Understand theories on how inequalities came to be and how they are perpetuated
  • Apply particular theories of inequality to the social world

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-40
T3 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-40
T4 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-40