Work, Employment and Society (2019)
Work, Employment, and Society is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with the world of employment and work in the broadest sense, and the social and economic context in which they take place. The subject draws on a number of disciplines in order to provide students with an understanding of contemporary issues. Papers cover a wide range of relevant topics such as the nature of work, industrial relations, labour market issues, workers' education and training, and international comparisons.
Work, Employment and Society is available as a minor. To complete a minor in Work, Employment and Society students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for Work, Employment and Society, including WKEMP100, and 15 points of other WKEMP coded papers.
Note: There will be no new enrolments in Work, Employment and Society in 2020. Students enrolled in 2019 or previously should consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Office for programme advice.
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Prescriptions for the GradCert(WkEmp)
A Graduate Certificate is available to graduates who have not included Work, Employment and Society at an advanced level in their first degree. Each programme of study for the Graduate Diploma must include WKEMP201 and WKEMP300.
For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location SOCIO101 Introduction to Sociology 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) This paper prepares students for further study in a range of social science subjects. It introduces the main sociological theories, concepts and practices that enable an understanding of contemporary societies. SOCPY100 Introduction to Social Policy 19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga) This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other democratic societies. WKEMP100 Work, Employment and Society 19B (Hamilton) The purpose of this paper is to focus on the interdisciplinary account of the changing forms and social contexts of work from ancient times to the present and beyond.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location PHILO218 Ethics at Work 19T (Online) A study of ethics as it relates to business and professional practice in New Zealand including material specifically for interest groups: eg computer science, psychology and social work. SOCPY200 Social Policy and Social Issues 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) The paper continues the study of social policy at 200 level. The focus of this paper is on the welfare state, the policy cycle as well as social problems, such as poverty. WKEMP201 Employment Relations in New Zealand 19A (Hamilton) This paper examines the employment relations legislation and its impact on employers, unions and workers. Other issues considered include occupational health and safety, industrial training and practice of employment relations
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location EDSOC302 Adults Learning for Life 19B (Hamilton) This paper explores the character of adult learning including analysis of social issues in the field. It focusses on areas within lifelong learning where social inequalities are most prevalent. GNSEX303 Intersectionalities: Identities and Inequalities 19B (Hamilton) This paper provides a comprehensive review of the historical context for understanding contemporary issues of race, gender, sexuality, and social class. It investigates micro and macro level experiences and the social construction of identities. In doing so, this paper looks at how power is distributed in society, the theories that... SOCIO301 Contemporary Social Theory: A Praxis Approach 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) This paper introduces students to contemporary debates in social theory from a praxis perspective. Particular attention is paid to theories of individualisation and class in relation to contemporary forms of capitalist society. SOCIO302 Globalisation and International Development 19A (Hamilton) This paper examines the impact of globalisation on both developed and developing countries. Special focus is placed on the labour-capital relation. Applied methods of comparative analysis are also introduced. SOCPY300 Social Policy 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga) This paper provides students with experience of the ways in which policy is formulated and enacted. Theoretical perspectives are consolidated and extended to enhance opportunities for employment in the social policy field. WKEMP300 Education, Skill and Employment 19A (Hamilton), 19A (Online), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Online) The purpose of this paper is to focus on policy and practice in the field of paid work, education and training. This encapsulates tertiary education a field that includes: adult and community education; higher education; vocational education and training; human resource development; and workplace learning.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location LEGAL420 Employment Law 19A (Hamilton) This course is a practical survey of employment law in New Zealand. It examines the formation, operation, and termination of the employment relationship as well as personal grievances, remedies and the employment institutions.
2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 January 2020 2:00pm