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The course provides a critical introduction to the historical and current debates of culture, indigeneity and citizenship. The course focuses on debates that move beyond conventional notions of culture, indigeneity and citizenship, and treats these as strategic concepts that are central in the analysis of global/local identities, participation, empowerment, and social justice. Understanding how other communities, populations, groups and individuals organise their lives and participate in the social world enables us to develop theoretically informed tools for providing practical analysis and advice in the shaping/construction of human services agencies and practice.
This course provides a critical introduction to the historical and current debates in culture, indigeneity and citizenship by focusing on how these can beyond conventional notions. Culture, indigeneity and citizenship are understood as strategic concepts central in the analysis of global/local identities, participation, social justice and the negotiation of power. An understanding how communities, populations, groups and individuals organise their lives and participate in the social world enable us to develop theoretically informed tools for providing practical analysis and advice in the shaping/construction of human services agencies and practice.Learning Goals:1. To critically explore constructions of 'culture'2. To enhance awareness of, and sensitivity to our own personal cultural heritages3. To provide a critical view of the historical and contemporary situation of indigenous people, locally and globally4. To develop increased awareness, knowledge and skill in the cultural perspectives that determine and influence behaviour and to locate such development locally and internationally5. To examine theoretical concepts for effective cross-cultural work with minority groups who identify on the basis of ethnicity, ability and sexualities and identities.
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.
Any 15 points at 100 level from HSRV or SOWK, orany 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* 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