SOCI112-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Global Society

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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.

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 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 244
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Ernest Rutherford 460
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
03 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
04 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 104
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
05 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
06 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop
24 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 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 / Lecturer

Michael Grimshaw


Tiina Vares , Shinya Uekusa and Alison Loveridge

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 Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorial attendance and participation 10%
Online quiz #1 10%
Essay One 30% 2000 words (exluding references)
Online Quiz #2 10%
Take Home Test 40% Three x 750 word short essay style questions

Indicative Fees

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.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SOCI112 Occurrences

  • SOCI112-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023