Critical exploration of contemporary Pacific social issues, preparing students to develop a policy, practice or research framework about an identified Pacific social issue.
|Paper title||Advanced Special Topic: Contemporary Pacific Issues and the Social Services|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2019, expected to be offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,303.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,658.50|
- SOWX 521
- Limited to
- PGDipSW, MSW
- Admission subject to approval from Head of the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work.
- This paper is aimed at students intending to deepen their critical awareness of issues affecting Pacific Peoples and their relationship to the social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Sociology, Gender and Social Work's website
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinator and Lecturer: To be advised
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers six broad topics. These include:
- An introduction to Pacific thought and worldviews
- Pacific research frameworks
- Pacific families and communities
- Pacific children and young people
- Policy and practice in social service work with Pacific Peoples
- Contemporary issues affecting Pacific families, communities, children and young people
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is taught using a combination of methods. It includes lectures, interactive video sessions, Blackboard forums and activities, readings and assignments. There is a compulsory workshop at the end of the semester.
- There are no set texts for this paper; however, readings will be made available on Blackboard.
- Course outline
- The course outline will be made available on Blackboard at the beginning of the semester.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
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- Learning Outcomes
- To be advised