TRNS003-22SU1 (C) Summer Jan 2022 start

An Introduction to Social Issues and Challenges

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 3 January 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 February 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 9 January 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 30 January 2022


The purpose of this course is to give students an introduction to the social sciences by closely examining a variety of perspectives on social issues within Aotearoa and beyond. It introduces students to the exploration of how institutions and dominant paradigms influence social thought and norms at particular times. Through the analysis of texts and media, this comparative study of societies will cover topics that provide insights into local and international approaches to social issues.


Subject to approval of the Programme Manager


BRDG011 and BRDG034

Course Coordinator

MahMah Timoteo

Course Administrator

Clare De Goldi


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Tutorials 30% Weeks 1- 6
Weekly Online Quizzes 30% Weeks (1-4 + 6)
Research Essay 40% Week 5

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $799.00

International fee $3,600.00

* 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.

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