Society, Diversity and Change
Society, Diversity and Change focuses on the complex issues that form around community, identity, and social revolutions.
Studying this subject will challenge your thinking about the world and the people who live in it, and equip you to create positive changes.
- Understand how issues such as education, social status, ethnicity, and gender relate to and affect equity in society with UC’s research speciality in services, activism, and youth work.
- Develop actionable skills to improve local and global movements and challenges of your choice, with a final-year internship placing you in the workplace.
Society, Diversity and Change specialisation
UC offers a specialisation in Society, Diversity and Change within the Bachelor of Arts. Specialisations group courses from different subjects into a central theme.
Through the courses in this programme, you will be able to explore diversity and equity outcomes that affect you or best suit your interests. The final year also presents an opportunity to gain real-world experience through an internship.
The following courses are required throughout your degree:
- MAOR219 Te Tiriti: The Treaty of Waitangi
- Five courses chosen from these options, with no more than two courses from the same subject
Your studies will help you learn how we can improve equity outcomes by generating and leading social transformation. This can lead to a variety of career options working with and on behalf of others, from human services to advocacy to politics.
Some career pathways could include:
- Civil services
- Youth work and development
- Professional training and education
- Non-profit sectors.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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