School of Social Sciences

Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery with Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences!

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Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences

Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences

Our thought-provoking subjects explore the ever-changing landscape of natural and physical resources, spaces, and the intangible realm of ideas, beliefs, morals, language, and organisations. Our inquisitive approach not only uncovers the mysteries of the world around us but also delves deeper into our own place within it.

Our curriculum is uniquely positioned at the forefront of pivotal global and local debates, ranging from post-colonialism and indigeneity to growth, sustainability, and climate resilience, social justice, emergent identities and institutions. You'll be taught by award-winning teachers and internationally respected academics, who will guide you through our flexible and engaging programmes that cater to your busy lifestyle in the modern environment. Join us and become a part of the next generation of change-makers who will shape our world for the better.

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Intelligent Questions

Gender, sexuality and the body

When did you last hear something positive about physical differences? Professor Katrina Roen speaks about how we experience our bodies and how we make sense of what we experience.

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Exploring Consumer Society and the Service Economy by Researching Baristas

Dr Gemma Piercy-Cameron speaks about her PhD research on baristas and café culture.

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What does history look like if we start from the ocean, instead of the land?

Dr Kate Stevens speaks about the history of whaling in Aotearoa New Zealand and her other research interests.

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