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This course introduces students to the study of human relations with other species and the natural world. It provides students with the opportunity to question taken for granted assumptions about nature, the environment and the roles of animals in society and the human services. The topic adopts a social justice approach and includes consideration of issues such as ecofeminism, animal liberation and speciesism in relation to other forms of oppression. The course provides students with the opportunity to question taken for granted assumptions about power as well as encouraging students to think about the nature, form and process of advocacy on behalf of the marginalized.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
15 points at 100 level in CULT or HSRV AND 15 points from either Schedule V to the BA, Schedule C to the BSW(Hons), Schedules C or E to the BCJ; OR 60 points from the BA, BSW(Hons) or BCJ.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $821.00
International fee $3,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Language, Social and Political Sciences