SOCI413-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Topics in Ethnicity, Migration and Nationalism

30 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


This course explores ethnicity, race, racism, indigeneity, migration, nationalism and related phenomena in a range of different times and places.

What is ethnicity and how can we understand its manifestations, influences and social dynamics? This course provides an advanced introduction to the study of ethnicity in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond, and focuses on related topics: the movement of people across national borders (and within nation states); the way population movement transforms categorization of people; and the cultural, economic and political dynamics around, and impacts of, such transformations. In particular, we explore ethnicity, race, racism, indigeneity, minority rights, migration, nationalism, multiculturalism and related phenomena in a range of different times and places. The concept of ethnicity is discussed both in relation to group rights in existing nation states and in relation to transnational, multilingual and multicultural communities in globalized world, and we will understand the contemporary social context of global migration. We will analyze the practical implications of an increasingly culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse population in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond, and we will examine what “diversity” means and how our society has responded to it.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.


HSRV413, MAOR422

Equivalent Courses


Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 17:00 Rehua 328 Visual Arts
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Shinya Uekusa


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Seminar participation 10% Throughout the semester
Discussion facilitator 20% Theroughout the semester
Reflective journal 1 10% Week 4. 500 words
Reflective Journal 2 10% Week 7. 500 words
Reflective Journal 3 10% Week 10. 500 words
Case Studies Presentation 10% Week 11 and 12
Case Studies Research Essay 30% TBD. 5000 words

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* 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 .

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