Level 1 Sociology Half Course

Course Description

Sociology is the study of how society works: issues that matter in the world today and what people are doing about them. We focus on human rights and social justice, and encourage learners to explore the issues in society that they are passionate about.

Level 1 Sociology will give you an understanding of issues that are important today, why are they important, and how to research and analyse these issues.

Topics may include:

-Black Lives Matter Movement

-Child Poverty in Aotearoa

-Source Analysis

-Social Action (making a difference)

Recommended Prior Learning


Course Costs and Equipment

Laptop an advantage
Field trip costs (TBD)


Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92048 v2
Social Studies 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of findings of a Social Studies inquiry
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.