SOCI304 Special Topic
Note: This information is for 2013, and may have been updated since the Guide to Enrolment was printed.
|Teaching Period(s)||Second semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZ$)||749.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZ$)||3,150.00|
A special topic presenting key concepts in the theory and practice of sociology.
Prerequisite: 18 200-level SOCI or ANTH points
Schedule C: Arts and Music
Notes: (i) Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department. (ii) May not be credited together with SOCI 305 passed in 2010.
An analysis of changing families in a changing world, with a focus on demographic trends and social contexts. Families experience both continuity and change. As a social institution, the family represents remarkable diversity, and changes in society are reflected in changing family forms and expectations. A demographic lens helps us to gain perspective on this complex institution by focusing on statistical trends, including changes in family and household structure and composition, group patterns of marriage, divorce, and fertility, and the cross-cultural comparison of family data. An important component is the comparison of family demographics in New Zealand with family demographics in the developed and developing world. Readings in demographic research will further an understanding of family demography in social context, the development of skills to pose research questions, and the ability to interpret statistics and trends presented in the popular media.
Associate Professor Martin Tolich
|Lecture||Mon : 14:00-15:50|