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SOCI409 Special Topic: Pathways to Parenthood

Special topic presenting key concepts in the theory and practice of sociology.

Reproductive health is fundamental to both individuals and societies, and the Sociology of Health and Medical Sociology offer a unique perspective for understanding diverse experiences along the path to parenting, such as childbearing intentions, adolescent pregnancy, postponed parenting, engagement with the medical system, and infertility. Current research and topics will be discussed in lectures, and the internal assessment will include an essay applying theory to a reproductive issue, a short report of a research article, and a personal journal detailing reactions to readings and research.

Paper title Special Topic: Pathways to Parenthood
Paper code SOCI409
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
72 300-level SOCI points
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Understand current issues in reproduction from a Sociology of Health perspective
  2. Find, interpret, and present research and data on reproductive trends
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
Textbooks
There is no set text. Readings will be provided.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41

Special topic presenting key concepts in the theory and practice of sociology.

Reproductive health is fundamental to both individuals and societies, and the Sociology of Health and Medical Sociology offer a unique perspective for understanding diverse experiences along the path to parenting, such as childbearing intentions, adolescent pregnancy, postponed parenting, engagement with the medical system, and infertility. Current research and topics will be discussed in lectures, and the internal assessment will include an essay applying theory to a reproductive issue, a short report of a research article, and a personal journal detailing reactions to readings and research.

Paper title Special Topic: Pathways to Parenthood
Paper code SOCI409
Subject Sociology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
72 300-level SOCI points
Contact
sgsw@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
Textbooks
There is no set text. Readings will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  1. Understand current issues in reproduction from a Sociology of Health perspective
  2. Find, interpret, and present research and data on reproductive trends

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None