Culture and Society
Auckland, New Zealand
Area of Study
Pacific Studies, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewStudents will be introduced to various disciplinary approaches to the concepts of culture and society. Building on Aotearoa New Zealand as a case study and their own diverse cultural backgrounds, their exploration of these concepts will widen to global comparisons. It will include values and beliefs underpinning key universal issues such as cultural and social change, multiculturalism, and international and indigenous concepts of human rights. Experiential learning activities will enable students to reflect on their own cultural and social identities, how these influence their worldviews and their interactions with others, and provide opportunities for them to increase awareness and appreciation of different cultural and social perspectives.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.