Society, Diversity and Change
Studies in Society, Diversity and Change focus on the complex issues that form around community, identity, and social revolutions.
This specialisation allows you to examine the issues that matter to you (for example, gender, religion, sexuality, ethnicity) with skills and awareness gained from a variety of different subjects. You'll also learn how we can improve equity outcomes by generating and leading social transformation.
Studying this specialisation 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.
- Know the principles of Tiriti o Waitangi and their practical applications in contemporary Aotearoa.
- Develop actionable skills to improve local and global movements and challenges of your choice.
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:
- MAOR 219 Te Tiriti: The Treaty of Waitangi
- At least five courses from the optional course list, with no more than two courses from the same subject
Graduates will be prepared to work in a wide range of contexts, including human services, non-profit and for-profit sectors, policy, civil administration, advocacy, and education and professional training.
You may also consider going into further study to develop research and/or advanced skills in areas that suit you, for example:
- Master of Policy and Governance
- Master of Social Work (Applied)
- Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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