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SOCIOL 326

: Sociology of Violence and Death
2020 Semester One (1203)
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
2327

SOCIOL 333

: Sociology of Health, Illness, and Medicine
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Presents a conceptual and topical overview of the Sociology of Health, Illness, and Medicine. Specific topics to be addressed include: the social distribution of disease; the social production of disease; the social construction of 'illness'; the social construction of treatment practices; patient experiences of illness and healthcare; the social organisation of medicine; and alternative visions of healthcare.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Sociology, or COMMS 212 and 15 points in Sociology, or 30 points in Health and Society, or HLTHSOC 100 with a B+ or better, or SOCSCIPH 200
2328

SOCIOL 334

: Youth Sociology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Introduces students to literature in the social constructions of youth identity in society by exploring relationships between youth identity, crime, deviance, public policy, media and moral panics, popular culture, class, gender and ethnicity in modern society using 'youth-focused' theoretical and empirical work.
Subject: Sociology
Prerequisite: 60 points passed at Stage II in the BA
2329

SOCIOL 700

: Advanced Problems in Sociological Theory
2022 Semester One (1223)
Explores gender and sexuality through theories influenced by Marx and Freud. Deleuze (with Felix Guattari) and Lacan are typically used to problematise the relationship of the subject to the capitalist patriarchy. Draws on feminist, queer and trans theory. Scope to research on alternative themes such as race.
Subject: Sociology
Restriction: SOCIOL 733
2330

SOCIOL 703

: Sociology of Mental Health
2023 Semester One (1233)
Interrogates advanced sociological theories of medicine and psychiatry, investigating mental health interventions as social, economic, cultural and political projects. Key issues will include The Enlightenment and theories of the self, the rise of science and the 'psy' professionals, institutionalisation and community care, current sociological theories of mental health, the medicalisation of everyday life, and gender, race and mental illness.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2331

SOCIOL 703

: Sociology of Mental Health
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Interrogates advanced sociological theories of medicine and psychiatry, investigating mental health interventions as social, economic, cultural and political projects. Key issues will include The Enlightenment and theories of the self, the rise of science and the 'psy' professionals, institutionalisation and community care, current sociological theories of mental health, the medicalisation of everyday life, and gender, race and mental illness.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2332

SOCIOL 706

: Special Topic: The Sociology of Disasters
2024 Semester One (1243)
Disasters are increasing in scale, cost, frequency and severity. This course examines their causes and consequences and considers their future avoidance. In doing so it draws on social theory, Science and Technology Studies, and broad literatures on disaster. Topics include: the risk society thesis, the social patterning of disasters, and the political economy of disasters (disaster capitalism).
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2333

SOCIOL 706

: Special Topic: The Sociology of Disasters
2022 Semester One (1223)
Disasters are increasing in scale, cost, frequency and severity. This course examines their causes and consequences and considers their future avoidance. In doing so it draws on social theory, Science and Technology Studies, and broad literatures on disaster. Topics include: the risk society thesis, the social patterning of disasters, and the political economy of disasters (disaster capitalism).
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2334

SOCIOL 707

: Special Topic: Governing Population and Society
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Explores the relationship between population, state and society with a particular emphasis on the settler colonial and post colonial context of Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific. Social theories of biopolitics, gender, racism and technology are examined in order to develop critical insights into population ‘problems’ of migration, borders, fertility/mortality, citizenship and diversity.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2335

SOCIOL 707

: Special Topic: Governing Population and Society
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Explores the relationship between population, state and society with a particular emphasis on the settler colonial and post colonial context of Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific. Social theories of biopolitics, gender, racism and technology are examined in order to develop critical insights into population ‘problems’ of migration, borders, fertility/mortality, citizenship and diversity.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2336

SOCIOL 709

: Special Topic: Sociology of Universities
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Interrogates the purpose of a university from a sociological lens. Explores how the university is imagined and the different social drivers that guide the ‘purpose’ of a university. Topics include non-performative diversity, the university as a site for ‘cultural wars’, the neoliberal university, critic and conscience and academic freedom.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2337

SOCIOL 709

: Special Topic: Sociology of Universities
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Interrogates the purpose of a university from a sociological lens. Explores how the university is imagined and the different social drivers that guide the ‘purpose’ of a university. Topics include non-performative diversity, the university as a site for ‘cultural wars’, the neoliberal university, critic and conscience and academic freedom.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2338

SOCIOL 710

: Special Topic: Environmental Justice and Environmental Crimes
2024 Semester One (1243)
An advanced study of sociological and green criminology approaches to environmental harms that illuminates the complex social processes that creates them. This course critically analyses phenomenon that harms humans, non-humans and the environment. Examines the complex political, cultural, economic factors, and social factors contributing to them, as well as the social responses to address these problems.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2339

SOCIOL 718

: Research Projects: Design and Practice
2024 Semester One (1243)
Explores some of the major principles of research design and practice before discussing particular methods of research. Students will work through problem definition, literature review, and research design. Both ‘empirical’ and ‘theoretical’ projects will be encouraged.
Subject: Sociology
Restriction: SOCIOL 731, SOCSCRES 701
2340

SOCIOL 718

: Research Projects: Design and Practice
2023 Semester One (1233)
Explores some of the major principles of research design and practice before discussing particular methods of research. Students will work through problem definition, literature review, and research design. Both ‘empirical’ and ‘theoretical’ projects will be encouraged.
Subject: Sociology
Restriction: SOCIOL 731, SOCSCRES 701
2341

SOCIOL 718

: Research Projects: Design and Practice
2022 Semester One (1223)
Explores some of the major principles of research design and practice before discussing particular methods of research. Students will work through problem definition, literature review, and research design. Both ‘empirical’ and ‘theoretical’ projects will be encouraged.
Subject: Sociology
Restriction: SOCIOL 731, SOCSCRES 701
2342

SOCIOL 718

: Research Projects: Design and Practice
2020 Semester One (1203)
Explores some of the major principles of research design and practice before discussing particular methods of research. Students will work through problem definition, literature review, research design and a small supervised research project. Both 'empirical' and 'theoretical' projects will be encouraged.
Subject: Sociology
Restriction: SOCIOL 731, SOCSCRES 701
2343

SOCIOL 728

: Family, Gender and the State
2024 Semester Two (1245)
The influence of changing ideologies of mothering, fathering, family and work, as well as the political forces and pressure groups that promote them, on both the development and restructuring of social and legal policies in several industrialised nations, including New Zealand.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2344

SOCIOL 728

: Family, Gender and the State
2022 Semester Two (1225)
The influence of changing ideologies of mothering, fathering, family and work, as well as the political forces and pressure groups that promote them, on both the development and restructuring of social and legal policies in several industrialised nations, including New Zealand.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2345

SOCIOL 728

: Family, Gender and the State
2021 Semester One (1213)
The influence of changing ideologies of mothering, fathering, family and work, as well as the political forces and pressure groups that promote them, on both the development and restructuring of social and legal policies in several industrialised nations, including New Zealand.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2346

SOCIOL 728

: Family, Gender and the State
2020 Semester Two (1205)
The influence of changing ideologies of mothering, fathering, family and work, as well as the political forces and pressure groups that promote them, on both the development and restructuring of social and legal policies in several industrialised nations, including New Zealand.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2347

SOCIOL 735

: Current Debates in Gender and Sexuality
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Traces contemporary sociological debates in the analysis of gender and sexuality. This includes reference to feminist concerns with identities, differences, bodies, power and agency. These issues are taken up and explored through an examination of practices enacted on/or through sexed bodies.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2348

SOCIOL 735

: Current Debates in Gender and Sexuality
2020 Semester One (1203)
Traces contemporary sociological debates in the analysis of gender and sexuality. This includes reference to feminist concerns with identities, differences, bodies, power and agency. These issues are taken up and explored through an examination of practices enacted on/or through sexed bodies.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2349

SOCIOL 746

: Settler Societies and Indigenous Peoples
2020 Semester One (1203)
Critically examines settler colonialism and the contemporary politics and practices of recognition and reconciliation between indigenous and settler peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA. The course examines the literatures on settler colonialism and contemporary practices of recognition and apology, as well as the work of courts, tribunals, governments and indigenous communities across these four societies.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions
2350

SOCIOL 748

: Critical Theory and Social Change
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Investigates the social forces and forms of thought currently producing progressive social change out of the contradictory realities of the existing social situation. Considers the immanent possibilities for radical change at the present moment of late capitalism, the grounds on which social change might be justified and the practical steps that might be taken to realise them.
Subject: Sociology
No pre-requisites or restrictions