SOCI 116

Society, Culture and Environment

Course overview

You’ll analyse how society and the environment are shaped by various societal and global understandings and processes.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C- across the course(s) specified below
  • restriction Sociology and Politics, SOCI-114 or SOCI-114R
  • restriction New Zealand History and Geography, SOCI-115
Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Explain a range of contemporary social theories that attempt to describe the workings of society.
  2. Describe how gender, race/ethnicity, and social class are affected by and can affect the workings of society.
  3. Critically discuss how society and the environment are altering as a result of the move towards an increasingly global and digital society.
  4. Apply simple theoretical concepts to societal and environmental examples.
  5. Compare different perspectives on society and the environment.
  6. Place a high value on critical thinking.
  7. Acknowledge the importance of the consideration of multiple perspectives on societal and environmental issues.

Course examiners

Emma Stewart

Dr Emma J. Stewart

Associate Professor

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
Stephen Espiner

Dr Stephen Espiner

Associate Professor

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design