An introduction to core concepts in sociology, dealing in particular with class, gender and race/ethnicity.
SOCI 101 will provide an introduction to key concepts in sociology and apply them to case studies in New Zealand society. The paper concentrates on issues of race/ethnicity, gender and class in New Zealand society. Additionally, SOCI 101 is set up to act as an introduction to the academic skills required for studying sociology at university level.
|Paper title||Sociology of New Zealand Society|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music,
- Suitable for undergraduate students interested in the study of society and identity
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Dr Lesley Procter
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is 100% internally assessed.
- Procter, L. (2007). Class, Ethnicity and Gender: A Sociological Primer for the Beginning Student. Pearson Education.
- Course outline
- A course outline will be made available at the start of the teaching semester.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Objective 1: By the end of the paper students will understand the processes involved
in individual socialisation:
- Be able to demonstrate understanding of the socially constructed nature of categories such as class, gender and race
- Be able to differentiate between the mechanisms of social (structure) and personal (agency)
- Be able to identify the tensions between social (structure) and personal (agency)
- Be able to identify their own personal position on a continuum between conservative and critical approaches
- To recognise the need for information and determine the nature and extent of the information needed
- To find needed information effectively and efficiently
- To critically evaluate information and the information seeking process
- To manage information collected or generated
- To apply prior and new information to construct new concepts or create new understandings