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This online course introduces you to the concepts of social structure, culture and change in Aotearoa New Zealand since the 1980s, with a particular focus on the importance of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnic relations.
The course examines the historical underpinnings of the social democratic consensus and investigates the effects of post-1984 changes to the welfare state and economy. The course also covers the following as they relate to contemporary social formations: social policy and welfare, and key concepts associated with political change such as ideology, representation and power.
Through this online course you will develop skills of analysis, argument, expression, and a practical knowledge of contemporary issues.
For more information watch the course introduction video below.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
This course is 100% internally assessed
Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.