SOCI112-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Global Society

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

Combining sociological theory and concepts with arguments and examples drawn from around the globe, this course conveys the scope and value of sociology for understanding the complex and fast-changing world in which we live.

Globalization is both opportunity and problematic, liberating and enslaving, the expansion of possibilities and the constriction of choices. Globalization enables new identities and destroys existing ones. From your Local life to Global lives, Global society determines your present and frames your future.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, we  expect that you will:

 Develop your sociological imagination
 Understand some sociological perspectives on globalisation
 Develop skills in analysis, reflection and formal essay writing
 Lay a foundation of research skills

You will also have a deeper understanding of three questions underpinning the course:
 How are the ‘local’ and the ‘global’ related?
 How do power relations structure globalisation processes?
 How and why is social transformation occurring in our time?

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.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 A2 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 445 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 445 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 111 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Timetable Note

Weekly tutorials will be held. You will be automatically enrolled in a tutorial by the university enrolment system. Please note that attendance at tutorials is a required part of the course. Moreover, 10% of your grade is based on tutorial participation, which is based on discussion of course concepts.

Course Coordinator

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

Teaching in Soci 112 will be provided in two main contexts: lectures and tutorials. The course is team-taught, so lectures will be delivered by a variety of lecturers within the sociology department. You will have a single tutor throughout the course, who is a post-graduate student with expertise in relevant areas of sociology. Hopefully the benefit of all of this teaching input will be consolidated as you complete the assignments in the course. If you wish to discuss some area of your learning further, you can take your questions to your tutor, or make contact with the relevant lecturer.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial attendance and participation 10%
Online quiz 10%
Essay One 25% 1500 words
Essay Two 25% 1500 words
Take Home Test 30%

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 SOCI112 Occurrences

  • SOCI112-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020