L2 Sociology: an introduction to how we function in society

A study of why people behave the way they do in society

Course Overview

This Sociology course covers 5 key areas:

Sociological theories and how they apply to society both in New Zealand and Worldwide

Sociological institutions, how they work and how they influence us as individuals and society as a whole. We will look at crime, the media and families.

Social structures and their key characteristics. We will examine how society shakes our gender, ethnicity, age and class.

Social processes, examining how we are socialised into society and how being part of a global world has impacted on our lives as individuals b ut also as a society. 

There are a total of 17 credits available (8990,8994,8998 and 28120)

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The Teacher

Elizabeth Hannah

0Students 12 Courses

Course Details

Identify and evaluate sociological theories about how society works
Identify and explain how social institutions that provide structure in our society
Identify and evaluate how such things as gender, class and ethnicity influence our choices
Identify and evaluate socialisation of individuals into society

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School Year
06 Feb 2023
17 Nov 2023

NCEA Level 2
Standard No * Standard title credit value Internal/External
8990 Examine sociological theories 5 Internal
8994 Examine a social institution 4 Internal
8998 Examine a social structure 4 Internal
28120 Examine a social process 4 Internal

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1.00 placement

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Yes - L2

Course Dates

06 Feb 2023

till 17 Nov 2023


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