Sociology Papers at Tauranga (2024)

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 first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Sociology may also be taken as a second major or minor, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Sociology as a single major for the BA, BCC or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Sociology including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must include SOCIO101, at least 30 points from SOCIO coded 200 level papers, and at least 30 points from SOCIO coded 300 level papers, and a further 30 points at 300 level.

To complete Sociology as part of a double major for the BA, BCC, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from the papers listed for Sociology, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must include SOCIO101, at least 15 points from SOCIO coded papers at 200 level, and at least 30 points from SOCIO coded papers at 300 level.

To complete a minor in Sociology, students must complete 60 points from papers listed for Sociology, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete SOCIO101, at least one SOCIO coded 200 level paper, and at least one SOCIO coded 300 level paper.

Enquiries about undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Sociology should be directed to the Programme Convenor.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    GNSEX101Gender and Sexuality: Representations and Realities15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper considers issues related to gender, sexuality, and the body including health issues, media representations, gender based violence, and forms of resistance.
    SOCIO101Introduction to Sociology15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (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.
    SOCIO102Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to criminology and the criminal justice system, with a focus on the New Zealand context.
    SOCIO102The Sociology of Crime, Deviance and Social Justice15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to criminology and the criminal justice system, with a focus on the New Zealand context.
    SOCPY100Introduction to Social Policy15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (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 Points Occurrence / Location
    SOCIO203Popular Culture15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers a sociological perspective on historical and contemporary forms of popular culture.
    SOCIO203Popular Culture15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers a sociological perspective on historical and contemporary forms of popular culture.
    SOCIO203Popular Culture15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    This paper offers a sociological perspective on historical and contemporary forms of popular culture.
    SOCPY200Social Policy and Social Issues15.024A (Online) & 24A (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.
    SOCPY200Social Policy and Social Issues15.024A (Online) & 24A (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 Points Occurrence / Location
    SOCIO304Sociology of the Body15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    A sociological investigation of bodies, as they are experienced and represented, examining the embodied relationship between structure and agency.
    SOCIO304Sociology of the Body15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    A sociological investigation of bodies, as they are experienced and represented, examining the embodied relationship between structure and agency.
    SOCPY301Health, Wellbeing and Policy15.024A (Hamilton), 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides a critical introduction to key issues in the formation of health policy at both a national and international level.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ALPSS591Research Project30.024X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
    A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 12,500 words maximum).
    ALPSS592Dissertation60.024X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
    A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 25,000 words maximum).
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    SOCIO900Sociology PhD Thesis120.024I (Hamilton), 24J (Hamilton), 24K (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am

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