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SOCIOL 211

: Sociology of Popular Culture
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Popular culture appears to be everywhere, but what political and social effects might all this popular entertainment have on us? This course seeks to answer such questions through a sociological interpretation of popular culture as both an indicator of social change and as a location of meaning and significance. Topics include reality TV, celebrities, consumption, music, and technology.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Sociology, or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a B+ or higher, or 30 points from COMMS 100, FTVMS 100, 101, MEDIA 101, or 30 points from Comparative Literature
2302

SOCIOL 211

: Sociology of Popular Culture
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Popular culture appears to be everywhere, but what political and social effects might all this popular entertainment have on us? This course seeks to answer such questions through a sociological interpretation of popular culture as both an indicator of social change and as a location of meaning and significance. Topics include reality TV, celebrities, consumption, music, and technology.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Sociology, or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a B+ or higher, or 30 points from COMMS 100, FTVMS 100, 101, MEDIA 101, or 30 points from Comparative Literature
2303

SOCIOL 211

: Sociology of Popular Culture
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Popular culture appears to be everywhere, but what political and social effects might all this popular entertainment have on us? This course seeks to answer such questions through a sociological interpretation of popular culture as both an indicator of social change and as a location of meaning and significance. Topics include reality TV, celebrities, consumption, music, and technology.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Sociology, or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a B+ or higher, or 30 points from COMMS 100, FTVMS 100, 101, MEDIA 101, or 30 points from Comparative Literature
2304

SOCIOL 213

: Ethnicity and Identity
2022 Semester One (1223)
Charts the development of the concepts of racial, national, ethnic and indigenous identities in relation to the histories of modernity and colonisation and then uses these concepts to analyse a range of contemporary issues of identity and belonging.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with at least a B+ average or 30 points at Stage I in Global Studies with at least a B+ average, or 90 points passed
2305

SOCIOL 213

: Ethnicity and Identity
2021 Semester One (1213)
Charts the development of the concepts of racial, national, ethnic and indigenous identities in relation to the histories of modernity and colonisation and then uses these concepts to analyse a range of contemporary issues of identity and belonging.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass
2306

SOCIOL 213

: Ethnicity and Identity
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Charts the development of the concepts of racial, national, ethnic and indigenous identities in relation to the histories of modernity and colonisation and then uses these concepts to analyse a range of contemporary issues of identity and belonging.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass
2307

SOCIOL 229

: Environmental Sociology
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Environmental sociology provides insight into the complex social processes that define, create and even threaten our natural environment. This course gives tools with which to think sociologically about environmental issues, such as understanding how environmental issues come to be seen as environmental problems, and how political, cultural, and economic factors have come to shape our interaction with the natural environment.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Sociology, or 30 points from ENVSCI 101, 201, GEOG 102, 205, or COMMS 102 and 15 points from ENVSCI 101, SOCIOL 100
2308

SOCIOL 300

: Feminist, Anti-Colonial and Post-Capitalist Technofutures
2024 Semester One (1243)
Introduces students to theoretical approaches for understanding the social, material and power (political) dimensions of science and technology, as well as practical approaches for imagining and enacting more ethical, equitable, collaborative and anti-colonial technofutures. Topics studied include: science, technology and social theory; feminist, anti-colonial and post-capitalist approaches to science and technology; translating knowledge to engage public audiences.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology, or COMMS 103 and 208
Restriction: SOCIOL 311
2309

SOCIOL 300

: Sociology of Science and Technology
2023 Semester One (1233)
A survey of theoretical and practical approaches to understanding the relationship between technology and society. Topics studied include: technology and social theory, technology and subjectivity, the politics of artefacts and the impacts of new social media.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology, or COMMS 103 and 208
Restriction: SOCIOL 311
2310

SOCIOL 301

: Critical Theory and Society
2023 Semester One (1233)
Critical theory seeks to understand the multiple contradictions of society and to offer roadmaps for progressive social change. This course explores foundational ideas in the tradition of critical theory and in contemporary critical thought. Critical theories are situated in the social and historical contexts from which they arise and are scrutinised for their relevance to contemporary struggles for social justice.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 200 or 30 points above Stage I in BA or Global Studies courses
2311

SOCIOL 301

: Critical Theory and Society
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Critical theory seeks to understand the multiple contradictions of society and to offer roadmaps for progressive social change. This course explores foundational ideas in the tradition of critical theory and in contemporary critical thought. Critical theories are situated in the social and historical contexts from which they arise and are scrutinised for their relevance to contemporary struggles for social justice.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: SOCIOL 200 or 30 points above Stage I in BA or Global Studies courses
2312

SOCIOL 307

: The Pacific in the World
2023 Semester One (1233)
Brief history of post Second World War theories of economic development and modern world systems. Explores Pacific responses to world systems such as colonisation, capitalism, globalisation and militarisation. Examines Pacific relations with colonial and imperial powers such as Aotearoa New Zealand, Britain, and US. Analyses the limitations of world systems models.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development or Sociology
2313

SOCIOL 307

: The Pacific in the World
2022 Semester One (1223)
Brief history of post Second World War theories of economic development and modern world systems. Explores Pacific responses to world systems such as colonisation, capitalism, globalisation and militarisation. Examines Pacific relations with colonial and imperial powers such as Aotearoa New Zealand, Britain, and US. Analyses the limitations of world systems models.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development or Sociology
2314

SOCIOL 307

: The Pacific in the World
2021 Semester One (1213)
Brief history of post Second World War theories of economic development and modern world systems. Explores Pacific responses to world systems such as colonisation, capitalism, globalisation and militarisation. Examines Pacific relations with colonial and imperial powers such as Aotearoa New Zealand, Britain, and US. Analyses the limitations of world systems models.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development or Sociology
2315

SOCIOL 307

: The Pacific in the World
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Brief history of post Second World War theories of economic development; Wallerstein and elements of modern world system; modern world system; and patterns of development in the Pacific; linkages between core and semi-periphery Britain, US, East Asia and Aotearoa New Zealand and Samoa/Cooks and Tuvalu; limitations of world systems models.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development or Sociology
2316

SOCIOL 309

: Migration, Borders and Displacement
2024 Semester One (1243)
Examines the relationship between national borders and international migration alongside an exploration of critical theories of the drivers, management and experience of displacement. Particular attention is paid to representations of migration, political and policy responses to migration, and patterns of involuntary, labour, lifestyle and educational migration.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Global Politics and Human Rights or Sociology
Restriction: SOCIOL 306
2317

SOCIOL 310

: Researching Social Problems
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Develops skills in integrating theory and methods so that students can critically engage with social problems using a sociological lens both inside and outside the university.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 60 points passed at Stage II from BA courses
2318

SOCIOL 310

: Researching Social Problems
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Develops skills in integrating theory and methods so that students can critically engage with social problems using a sociological lens both inside and outside the university.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 60 points passed at Stage II from BA courses
2319

SOCIOL 310

: Researching Social Problems
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Develops skills in integrating theory and methods so that students can critically engage with social problems using a sociological lens both inside and outside the university.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 60 points passed at Stage II from BA courses
2320

SOCIOL 310

: Researching Social Problems
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Develops skills in integrating theory and methods so that students can critically engage with social problems using a sociological lens both inside and outside the university.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 60 points passed at Stage II from BA courses
2321

SOCIOL 315

: Law, Inequality and the State
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Examines, in a comparative mode, how law as a set of social relations and categories can both create and remedy inequalities of gender, race, and class.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 15 points from CRIM 201, 202 or 30 points at Stage II in Global Politics and Human Rights
Restriction: SOCIOL 215
2322

SOCIOL 315

: Law, Inequality and the State
2022 Semester One (1223)
Examines, in a comparative mode, how law as a set of social relations and categories can both create and remedy inequalities of gender, race, and class.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology or 15 points from CRIM 201, 202 or 30 points at Stage II in Global Politics and Human Rights
Restriction: SOCIOL 215
2323

SOCIOL 317

: Changing Welfare State Policies
2020 Semester One (1203)
Examines the differing origins and possible futures of welfare states. Using a range of theoretical viewpoints, the course considers the historical shift from a Keynesian welfare state to a neo-liberal state and questions whether recent ‘Third Way’ policies provide a solution to future welfare needs. The course is comparative, but will concentrate mostly on Aotearoa New Zealand.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in International Relations and Business or Sociology, or SOCSCIPH 200
2324

SOCIOL 322

: A Sociology of Relational Life
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Introduces students to new developments in sociology by examining the significance of our relationships to others: intimate partners, friends, acquaintances, and even pets. The course considers the ways relationships are embedded in life through everyday practices, sharing photographs, and telling stories. In so doing, it engages with contemporary debates about the rise of individualism and the decline of family life.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology
2325

SOCIOL 326

: Sociology of Violence and Death
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Drawing on writings from a variety of intellectual traditions, this course explores the contested nature of violence through an examination of a number of contemporary debates about the causes, agents, consequences, as well as responses to and interventions in, incidents of violence.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology, or 15 points at Stage II in Sociology and CRIM 201 or 202, or 30 points at Stage II in Health and Society