Work, Employment and Society Papers at Tauranga (2020)

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 Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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
    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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.

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

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