SOCPY202-21B (HAM)

Addressing Precarity: A Global Perspective

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Sociology and Social Policy

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: rachel.gosnell-maddock@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper considers human precarity: past, present and future. The focus is on its contemporary forms under global market competition, and ways to make a more secure world in the future.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught as a flexi paper that combines HAM and NET students in one meta-paper. Lectures will be given remotely. In live workshops, ZOOM tutorials, and online discussion forums, we will discuss each week's lecture theme and associated readings. ZOOM tutorials are intended for NET students and live workshops for HAM students, while everyone is encouraged to participate in the on-line discussion forums. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO LIVE TUTORIALS ONLY ZOOM TUTORIALS.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • understand general social and psychological aspects of precarity
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  • critically understand contemporary features of precarity under global capitalism
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  • engage constructively with policy projects that can reduce precarity
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Essay one
30 Aug 2021
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Essay Two
11 Oct 2021
No set time
35
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Online Test
22 Oct 2021
No set time
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Participation
15
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no required readings.
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Recommended Readings

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Each week's lecture and discussion theme will include a reading.
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Online Support

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Online support will be made available through Moodle.
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Workload

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You should spend about 4 hours a week on this paper. The two essays and the on-line test should each take about 16 hours. That is a total of about 100 hours.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: 15 points in Social Policy or Sociology

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