Courses - Faculty of Arts

Tertiary Foundation Certificate Sociology

Foundation Courses

15 Points

Foundation Sociology 1

Introduces students to fundamental building blocks in sociology. Students develop familiarity with key sociological concepts that explain social inequalities, enabling them to think sociologically about this issue. In particular, students learn how social structures (for example, class, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality), social institutions (for instance, the state) as well as interactions between people produce and sustain various forms of inequality.

15 Points

Foundation Sociology 2

Focuses on Aotearoa New Zealand as a multicultural nation produced through colonisation and subsequent waves of migration. Using a range of case studies, the course highlights the role of different cultural norms and values in creating diverse experiences of living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Such divergent realities invite reconsideration of what it means to be a ‘New Zealander’.