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SOCI 315

Policy and Practice

Course overview

You’ll gain an insight into the processes involved in the development and implementation of policy and professional services in the recreation, sport, tourism and social sectors.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

and

  • restriction Professional Practice, SOCI-314
  • restriction Recreation Policy, RECN-214

Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $741.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Identify and assess key concepts for policy-makers and practitioners in Aotearoa-New Zealand.
  2. Examine the characteristics of professionalism and best practice in your chosen sector.
  3. Describe the processes used to develop and implement policy at local, regional and national, levels across the recreation, sport, tourism and social sectors.
  4. Discuss government and local authority decision-making processes and how these influence policy outcomes in the recreation, sport, tourism and social sectors.
  5. Assess the impacts of policy decisions and implementation using relevant tools and techniques.