Sociology Papers at Tauranga (2018)
Sociology involves the analysis of society: that is, how people organise and participate in groups and larger social structures, and how societies change. Sociologists ask questions about society, challenging what is normally taken for granted. Students who major in Sociology develop, not only a good understanding of social structures, social issues and policies, and social change, but also strong research and information literacy skills that prepare them well for employment in many fields.
Sociology is available as a major for the BA and the BSocSc. Sociology may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Sociology as a single major, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Sociology including SOCIO101, and either LABST101 or WGSTS101; SOCIO200, SOCIO202 and a further 15 points at 200 level or above; SOCIO301 and a further 45 points at 300 level or above.
To complete Sociology as part of a double major, students must complete SOCIO101, SOCIO200, SOCIO301 and 75 further points from papers listed for Sociology of which at least 60 points must be above 100 level and 30 points must be above 200 level.
To complete a minor in Sociology, students must complete 60 points from papers listed for Sociology, including SOCIO101, SOCIO200, and SOCIO301.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Sociology 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.
For a full list of offerings in this subject, including those available in Hamilton and online, see the Catalogue of Papers. Not all qualifications and subjects can be taken in full in Tauranga. See what can be studied in Tauranga.
- ARTSC101 - 18B (HAM) & 18B (TGA) - Indigenous Social Science Research
- ARTSC103 - 18A (HAM), 18A (TGA) & 18B (HAM) - Rights and Reasons
- ARTSC111 - 18B (HAM) & 18B (TGA) - Social Science Theory and Action
- SOCIO101 - 18A (HAM) & 18A (TGA) - Introduction to Sociology
- SOCPY100 - 18A (HAM) & 18A (TGA) - Introduction to Social Policy
- SOCP302 - 18B (HAM) & 18B (TGA) - Social Policy
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
- SOCY900 - 18C (HAM) & 18C (TGA) - Sociology PhD Thesis
2018 Catalogue of Papers information as of 20 September 2017 4:40pm