Population Studies Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Population Studies is concerned with the empirical analysis of population structure and trends. The undergraduate programme complements and supports other subjects in the university that are concerned with population by providing training in core concepts, methods and issues.

Population Studies is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Population Studies may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Population Studies as a single major for the BA or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Population Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must include GEOGY101, SOCIO101, POPST201, PSYCH211, SOCPY201, GEOGY301, POPST302, POPST360 and SOCPY301.

To complete Population Studies as part of a double major for the BA, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Population Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must include GEOGY101, SOCIO101, POPST201, PSYCH211, SOCPY201, POPST302, POPST360 and SOCPY301.

To complete a minor in Population Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Population Studies major, including POPST201, and at least 15 additional points above 100 level.

Note: Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    GEOGY101People and Place20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga)
    An introduction to the rich field of social and cultural geography with links to the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals. A foundation paper for second year papers on contemporary cultural geographies, health geographies, and Maori geographies.
    SOCIO101Introduction to Sociology20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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 Policy20A (Hamilton) & 20A (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    GEOGY209Health, People, Place20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper draws on critical analysis of health, people and place to introduce contemporary developments in socio-cultural geography. Attention is paid to spatial well-being at a range of scales.
    PSYCH211Understanding Psychological Research20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper will cover the basic methodological approaches relevant to psychological and social science research, including research design, data collection, data analysis, and the dissemination of research.
    SOCPY200Social Policy and Social Issues20A (Hamilton) & 20A (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.
    SOCPY201Social Policy, Families and Children20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper further develops students' theoretical understanding of social policy, while focusing specifically on policy related to families and children, providing insight into the relationships between policy and lived experience.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    GEOGY328Geographical Information Systems20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online) & 20B (Block - Tauranga)
    This paper is the third year component of the GIS stream in Geography; it provides students with technical skills in the use of GIS as well as critical analysis of applications in both physical and human Geography.
    SOCPY300Social Policy20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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.
    SOCPY301Health, Wellbeing and Policy20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides a critical introduction to key issues in the formation of health policy at both a national and international level.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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