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Level 1 Sociology Full Course

Course Description

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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)

Learning Areas:

Social Science

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.


Level 2 Sociology

Career Pathways

Copywriter, Animal Care Attendant, Archivist, Police Officer, Historian, Barrister, Counsellor, Urban/Regional Planner, Minister of Religion, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Psychologist, Trainer, Journalist, Communications Professional, Community Development Worker, Solicitor, Corrections Officer, Judge, Crop Worker


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