Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

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Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) structure

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Possible First Year

You may know you have an interest in Sociology but you are unsure about what courses might complement this interest or lead on to a second major, or minor. The following list provides possible choices for interests in Geography, Māori Studies, Politics, Psychology, or Social Anthropology to help with planning your first year of study. A usual full-time workload for first year is eight courses; four courses in Semester One, and four courses in Semester Two.

You should take:
230.110 Tūrangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand
230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
176.101 The Sociological Imagination
176.106 The Stuff of Everyday Life 

Choose three electives from:

131.121 Rich World, Poor World
145.111 Society, Environment and Place
146.101 Intro to Social Anthropology
146.102 Endangered Cultures
150.114 Māori Custom, Lore and Economics
175.101 Psychology as a Social Science
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science
200.161 Intro to Politics
200.162 Politics and Public Policy in New Zealand

This is not an exhaustive list of options and you can search for courses in other interest areas e.g. Business via the course search webpage.

Requirements

Sociology Major

A major consists of 135 credits (nine courses) in Sociology including 176.101 and 176.106

Minor Requirements

A minor consists of 75 credits in Sociology, including 15 credits at 300-level; 30 credits at 200- and/or 300-level; and 30 credits at any level from the Sociology schedule.

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the 'Regulations' button.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

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