Labour Studies Papers at Tauranga (2018)

Labour Studies is an interdisciplinary subject concerned with the world of work and employment, 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.

Labour Studies is available as a minor. To complete a minor in Labour Studies students must complete LABST100, LABST201, LABST300 and LABST301.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Labour Studies in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for programme advice.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    SOCIO101Introduction to Sociology18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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.
    SOCPY100Introduction to Social Policy18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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. The paper will include presentations by guest speakers who are active in implementing social policies in our community.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    SOCPY200Social Policy and Social Issues18B (Hamilton) & 18B (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.
  • 300 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LBST331Education, Skill and Employment18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an examination of current policies, issues and institutions in workers' education and training. Assignments are designed to help students acquire practical skills for employment in industry training, areas relevant to labour studies or in related policy development and analysis.
    SOCP302Social Policy18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on developing a critical approach to the formulation, content and implementation of New Zealand social policy in an international context. It examines a variety of contemporary policy domains, all of which, in some way, affect the wellbeing of children and families. The paper provides knowledge and skills relevan...
  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(LabSt) and GradDip(LabSt)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Labour Studies at an advanced level in their first degree. Each programme of study for the Graduate Certificate must include either LBST201 or LBST202, and either LBST301 or LBST331. Each programme of study for the Graduate Diploma must include LBST201, LBST202, LBST301 and LBST331.

    For further details, contact the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Office.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (Block)
    This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 10 November 2017 1:31pm

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