Public Policy papers can be taken as part of an interdisciplinary programme of study, and they will allow you to combine real world knowledge of government with a variety of majors across all Divisions. They equip you with the ability to understand and interpret the most important issues of the day, including international affairs, environmental sustainability, security and crime, and social policies such as health care and housing affordability. Public Policy prepares you to deal with government in your future profession and business, work within government, and work for groups that lobby government.

Public Policy is available as a minor.

To complete Public Policy as a minor, students must gain 60 points in Public Policy, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must include POLSC102, POLCY212 and POLCY318.

Note:

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Public Policy papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level 500 Level
Code and paper title Points
POLSC102 New Zealand Politics and Policy right arrow

This paper provides a foundation for the study of political science and public policy, with a particular focus on the study of government, politics...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
POLSC103 Introduction to Political Psychology right arrow

Politics affects every aspect of our lives. This paper is an introduction to understanding political behaviour, helping you become more critically...

15 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)
SOCPY100 Introduction to Social Policy right arrow

This paper examines the values behind social policy and introduces students to some of the important issues and debates in New Zealand and other...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
EDSOC200 Education and New Zealand Society right arrow

This paper critically examines educational ideas and practices by considering philosophical, historical, political, socio-cultural and economic...

15 24A (Hamilton)
LEGAL201 Public Law right arrow

The principles and working of the constitution, the institutions of government, the exercise of public power and relations between the citizen and...

30 24D (Hamilton) & 24D (Tauranga)
POLCY212 Public Policy Analysis right arrow

This paper introduces students to public policy analysis. Students focus on the role of politics, public participation and policy in addressing...

15 24A (Hamilton)
POLSC211 Political Systems around the World right arrow

The paper introduces the comparative study of political institutions, the study of the politics of a number of countries, their similarities and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
POLSC224 Terrorism, Violence and the State right arrow

Terrorism is an increasingly prominent global phenomenon. We will clarify it conceptually and situate it historically with theory and case studies in...

15 No occurrences
POLSC229 US Politics right arrow

Students in this course explore the foundational elements of the United States, its governing institutions, the extent of public influence within the...

15 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
POPST201 Population Studies right arrow

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
SOCPY200 Social Policy and Social Issues right arrow

The paper continues the study of social policy at 200 level. The focus of this paper is on the welfare state, the policy cycle as well as social...

15 24A (Online) & 24A (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
ALPSS390 Directed Study right arrow

This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology, and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their...

15 24X (Hamilton)
ECONS307 Economics of Land, Water and Environment right arrow

This paper provides students with a detailed understanding of the role of economic analysis in solving real world environmental problems including...

15 24B (Hamilton)
GNSEX303 Intersectionalities: Identities and Inequalities right arrow

This paper provides a comprehensive review of the historical context for understanding contemporary issues of race, gender, sexuality, and social...

15 24B (Hamilton)
POLCY318 Global Environmental Politics and Policy right arrow

This paper explores contemporary debates on environmental politics, sustainability, justice, and environmental governance. It examines the political...

15 24A (Hamilton)
POLSC301 Visual Communication: Politics, Propaganda, Protest right arrow

This paper introduces students to the power of visual communication. The theoretical knowledge gained is applicable to politics and beyond.

15 24A (Hamilton)
SOCPY300 Applied Social Policy right arrow

This paper provides students with experience of the ways in which policy is formulated and enacted. Theoretical perspectives are consolidated and...

15 24B (Online)
Code and paper title Points
ALPSS590 Directed Study right arrow

This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their...

30 24X (Hamilton)
ALPSS591 Research Project right arrow

A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 12,500 words maximum).

30 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
ALPSS592 Dissertation right arrow

A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 25,000 words maximum).

60 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
POLSC501 Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice right arrow

This paper introduces students to the fundamentals of policy analysis, and develops skills for higher-level research in public policy. A key focus is...

30 24A (Hamilton)
POLSC537 Environmental Politics and Public Policy right arrow

This paper introduces students to the complexities and challenges of environmental policy processes, and develops skills in scholarly research on...

30 24A (Hamilton)
POLSC592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
POLSC593 Political Science Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
POPST501 Population Health and Equity right arrow

This paper explores population health in Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally, emphasising the broader determinants of wellbeing and equity. It...

30 No occurrences
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 23 May 2024 01:00am