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NEW DEGREES OFFERED IN 2018:

The Master of Social and Community Work (Applied)

This is a new two-year taught social work masters' programme available for people with an undergraduate degree.  Consisting of a mixture of papers and fieldwork placements, this degree is also great for mid-career social workers who are looking for a recognised professional qualification. (Poster)

Coursework Master of Arts programme for Humanities students

From 2018 the University of Otago is offering a new pathway within the Master of Arts, a 180-point coursework option.

The Coursework Master of Arts (Coursework MA) programme is designed to provide a multi-disciplinary grounding for Humanities students in a range of subjects as preparation for further study or future employment. The programme will take either 12 months or three semesters of full-time study to complete. The programme can also be studied part-time.

Find out more about the new Coursework Master of Arts programme.
www.otago.ac.nz/coursework-ma


NEW PAPERS OFFERED IN 2018

SOCI309 Special Topic: Science, Technology and Post-Capitalist Future

SOCI410 Alternative Futures and the Sociological Imagination (poster here)


Suffrage Lecture 2017

"After the Second Wave: Marketplace Feminism and Contemporary Popular Cinema" presented by Hilary Radner, Emeritus Professor of Film and Media Studies. Archway 3, Tuesday 19 September 2017, 5:15 - 6:15 pm.


Seminar

"Best Practices in Assessment and Diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): international and national perspectives" presented by Colleen Burns (Clinical Training Services Coordinator, Lakeland Centre for FASD, Alberta, Canada); and Christine Rogan (Health Promotion Advisor for the Alcohol Healthwatch Trust)

Friday, 31 March 2017 - 9:30 - 12:30 pm
Mark Parker Room, UNICOL, 315 Leith Street


2017 Seminar Series

Semester Two

Wed 2 August: Associate Professor Ruth Barcan (Gender & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney): ‘Paying Dearly for Privilege: Conceptions, Experiences and Temporalities of Vocation in Academic Life’.
Chair: Marcelle Dawson

Wed 9 August: Associate Professor Liz Beddoe (Counselling, Human Services & Social Work, University of Auckland): ‘The “grand challenges” for supervision in social work: Examining trends in research and practice’.
Chair: Emily Keddell
*PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2hr workshop primarily aimed at Social Work practitioners, but open to all.

Wed 23 August: Penelope Kinney (PhD candidate in Sociology): ‘Being well, becoming an ex and belonging in the community: Transitioning to the community within a regional forensic psychiatric service’.
Chair: Anita Gibbs

Wed 13 September: Jordan Anderson (JustSpeak): ‘Unearthing the "Accidential Prison".'
Chair: Fairleigh Gilmour

Wed 27 September: Simon Clay (PhD candidate in Gender Studies) ‘A queer idea of health’.
Chair: Chris Brickell

Wed 11 October: Associate Professor Craig Boylstein (Coastal Carolina University): ‘When police use force: Context, method and outcomes’.
Chair: Katharine Legun

Mon 13 November: Professor Nancy Reichman (Pediatrics, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Visiting Professor of Economics, Princeton University): ‘Health over the lifecourse and across generations: Three current research projects and preliminary findings’.
Chair: Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott

Seminars take place in Room B11 Archway (i.e. SGSW Practice Suite) from 12-12:50pm, unless otherwise specified. All welcome.

Semester One

17 February: Professor Eileen Munro (London School of Economics), 'A systems approach to reforming child protection.' (In Castle C)

22 March: Dr Tim Jones (La Trobe University), 'Young people's experience of ex-gay and ex-trans 'therapies' in contemporary Australia.'
4:00 - 4:50 pm (in Burns 4)

29 March: Dr Holly Randell-Moon (Department of Media, Film and Communication), 'Competing Futures: Community building and the Gigatown competition in the South Island.'

Thursday 6 April: Dr Bree Carlton (Monash University) 'Anti-Carceral Feminism: A ‘new’ Abolitionism?'

12 April: Bell Murphy (PhD candidate in Gender Studies) 'Restorying Resistance: True Stories as a teaching tool in Feminist Self-Defence.'

3 May: Dr Elizabeth Stanley (Reader in Criminology and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, Victoria University) 'Surviving State-Institutional Violence.'

17 May: Professor Hugh Campbell (Chair in Sociology, SGSW) 'A Political Ontology of Farming.'

Seminars take place in Room B11 Archway (i.e. SGSW Practice Suite) from 12-12:50pm, unless otherwise specified. All welcome.


If you would like to present a paper in the second semester please contact Marcelle Dawson (marcelle.dawson@otago.ac.nz).

Seminars previously held in the department.


Fascinating Volunteer Opportunities in International Social Work

Interested?

New opportunities exist in Counseling and Poverty.

Please read NGOabroad website http://www.ngoabroad.com/

and then send BRIEFLY answered Questionnaire and resume to: info@NGOabroad.com

Applications to volunteer opportunities are accepted on a rolling basis.

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