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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2022|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,142.40|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,661.93|
- 72 300-level SOCI points
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator: Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott
- 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
- Understand current issues in reproduction from a sociology of health perspective
- Find, interpret, and present research and data on reproductive trends