Culture and Society

AUT University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Culture and Society

  • Host University

    AUT University

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Pacific Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Students 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.

Course Disclaimer

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.