SOCI111-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Exploring Society

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

An introduction to the major themes in contemporary sociology in a way that is relevant to New Zealand culture and society.

SOCI111 introduces you to the discipline of Sociology. Sociology explores people and society. It examines our social institutions; our families, the state, and social relationships like gender and ethnicity, to help make sense of how we both experience and interpret our rapidly changing world. In Exploring Society the topics covered include: health, gender, sexuality, sport, death, the city, crime and religion.

Sociologists use a variety of methods to gather information and analyse anything from major world events to seemingly mundane everyday practices. As you attend lectures and tutorials in SOCI111 you will hopefully begin to grasp some of the excitement of this process of analysis. You will be involved as both participants and contributors in analysing some of the major trends and events of our time. You will be asked to make use of and extend the basic sociological method – asking questions – about taken-for-granted social worlds, activities and events. In the process, you will be introduced to critical ways of thinking, and we will encourage you to develop sociological imaginations. Such imaginations will allow you to make connections between personal experiences, and the social and historical contexts within which such experiences are produced. They will hopefully provoke you to raise questions that enable you to critically reflect on both the connections, and how you make sense of them. Whether you intend continuing in sociology or not, we hope you will find the course to be rewarding.

Learning Outcomes

  • As a result of doing this course we hope that you will gain a greater appreciation of sociology as a discipline; that you will develop a good understanding of the scope and potential of the sociological endeavour; and that you will begin to lay a foundation of research, reading, reflection and writing skills that will stand you in good stead for involvement in further courses whether within the School of Social and Political Science or not.

    By the end of this course, you will:
  • be able to appreciate Sociology as a discipline
  • have a good understanding of the scope and potential of the sociological endeavour
  • have developed reading, writing and reflection skills that will stand you in good stead for involvement in further courses
  • be able to think about  issues  that concern you  from a sociological perspective
  • demonstrate a familiarity with main topics in the discipline ( e.g. gender, crime, class etc)
    • 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.

      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.

      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.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 - (21/4-26/5)
E8 Lecture Theatre (18/2-24/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 - (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
C3 Lecture Theatre (19/2-18/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Link 309 Lecture Theatre (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
02 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Jack Erskine 445 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
03 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Putaiao Koiora 275 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
04 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 - (23/4-28/5)
Ernest Rutherford 460 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
05 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Karl Popper 612 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
06 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Jack Erskine 340 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
07 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Ernest Rutherford 225 (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

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

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial attendance & participation 10% 1% per tutorial
On-Line Quiz x 2 20% Quiz No 1 (2-6 March) Quiz No 2 (11-15 May)
Essay 1 03 Apr 2020 30% 2000 words
Take Home Test 12 Jun 2020 40% 4 x 500 word short essays (Monday 8 June - Friday 12 June)

Additional Course Outline Information

Where to submit and collect work

Essay boxes are located on the ground floor of the Geography - Psychology building (car park entrance)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All SOCI111 Occurrences

  • SOCI111-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020