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HIST230 Special Topic: Creating Kiwi Families: Historical and Legal Perspectives from 1830

Examination of the extraordinary transformation in New Zealand family forms from 1830 to today. How these changes occurred and the role of the law in shaping these transformations.

Topics we will consider include shifts from ‘natural’ reproduction to medically-assisted reproduction and fertility regulation; childlessness and adoption, debates over ‘ideal’ parents and shifting means of promoting, managing, or constraining parenthood. We ask how the law has shaped the social history of family in New Zealand, ranging from the dominant Pākehā nuclear family model to single parent-led and same-sex families in the twenty-first century.

Paper title Special Topic: Creating Kiwi Families: Historical and Legal Perspectives from 1830
Paper code HIST230
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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One 100-level HIST paper or 108 points
HIST 333
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

Violeta Gilabert


Course materials will be made available electronically.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes

To be advised.

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system