Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences
Our subjects in Te Kura Aronui School of Social Sciences ask questions about the evolving nature and use of natural and physical resources, spaces, and the nonphysical realm of ideas, beliefs, morals, language, and organisations. These questions expose a great deal about the world around us, but also look more closely at our place within it. In our discipline, teaching and research stands at the intersection of pivotal global and local debates. Such issues range widely, from post-colonialism and indigeneity, to growth, sustainability and climate resilience, social justice, emergent identities and institutions.
Students studying social sciences at the University of Waikato work alongside award winning teachers and internationally respected academics. Our programmes offer flexible and engaging learning options, providing students with much needed choice to work around their busy lifestyles in the modern environment. Our students collectively stand ready to help shape the world around us.