HSIP504 – Te Hapori / Sociology

Module code
Module title
Te Hapori / Sociology
To introduce a range of theories, frameworks and concepts within the field of sociology including society, social change, and social issues, the role of social research in society, and government and political processes in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • HS0114
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Describe a range of Maaori and western sociological concepts, perspectives and theories.
2. Examine social issues and social change in Aotearoa New Zealand from a sociological perspective.
3. Identify the role of social research in society.
4. Describe government structures, legal systems, and political processes in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Maaori and western sociological concepts, perspectives, theories, ideology and epistemology
- Modern, postmodern and indigenous ideology
- The sociological imagination
- The experience of individuals, groups and communities in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand society (focus on Maaori society)
- Broad foundational sociological concepts and theories including but not restricted to indigenous concepts, conflict theory, structural functionalism and symbolic interactionism
- Social issues and social change
- Power relationships, oppressive structures in society
- Aotearoa New Zealand government structures, legal systems and political processes
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Aotearoa New Zealand society
- Exploration of what dominant discourse means and some current examples
- The role of social research in social practice
- Key societal structures including but not restricted to culture, subculture, religion, work, class, justice, education
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.