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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 Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2022
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,142.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,661.93

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72 300-level SOCI points
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

  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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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system