Social Awareness

Course code FOU201

The purpose of this course is to provide you with opportunities and guidance to undertake social inquiry. The focus of the inquiry will be New Zealand and its communities.

You will undertake social inquiry in relation to a New Zealand social structure. This could be family (nuclear and extended family comparisons), community (primary school, local government or sports clubs) or nationally based (national agencies or government). The inquiry process will provide an opportunity to develop and extend your enquiry skills.

Fee free offer

Courses offered under NZ2862 NZ Certificate in Foundation (Level 2) are currently fee free. Check out the Fee free offer tab on the qualification web page for information.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 2  
    Credits 15 
  • Study type Open  
    EFTS 0.125  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Print only
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $0 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students N/A + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

    • Conduct a reflective social inquiry
    • Produce a plan to enhance own learning
    • Describe general characteristics of peoples in New Zealand 
    • Examine a social structure
    • Write a short report


This course is 100% internally assessed


All learning materials and assessment workbooks are supplied by Open Polytechnic