HSRV318-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Gender Sensitivity in Human Services

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course provides students with the opportunity to critically investigate shifting socio-cultural constructions of gender. The course develops students' knowledge of theories, experiences and issues of gender. Students are encouraged to think about diverse ways in which social structure mechanisms can: support and maintain notions of femininity and masculinity, affect the choices and opportunities available, and shape ideas regarding individual and social well-being. Students are encouraged to explore the social, political, economic and cultural contexts inhabited by women and men as consumers and providers of human services; to analyse the ways in which gender is experienced, defined, validated, and promoted.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 30 points at 200 level from HSRV; or, any 15 pts at 200-level in HSRV, and 30 points at 200 level from Schedule C to the BSW, Schedule V to the BA, or
Schedules C or
E to the BCJ; or
60 points at 200 level from the BA, BSW or


HSRV208, HSRV308

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Zoom [005]
1 Mar - 21 Mar
26 Apr - 9 May

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Literature Review 26 Mar 2021 30%
Reflexive essay 21 May 2021 40%
Online Test 30% Date to be advised

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,570.00

International fee $7,000.00

* 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.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All HSRV318 Occurrences

  • HSRV318-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • HSRV318-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)