SOS302

Level 3 Sustainable Societies & Futures (SOS302)

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Baird

 

Sustainable Societies and Futures

This Social Science course is fully internally assessed There is a mixture of Level 3 NCEA Achievement and Unit standards, from Legal Studies and Social Studies. There are a total of 16 internally assessed Achievement Standard credits and 4 Unit Standard credits available. It is a University approved subject, the subject domain is Social Studies. 

 This course provides the opportunity to gain credits towards the literacy requirements for University Entrance. 

Students will investigate world cultures and societies as well as their local community. Topics may include: ideologies – what people believe and why, current events and issues impacting on people and places, fighting for change, war and protest, diversity, the law and gun law changes, stereotypes, human rights, social and environmental issues. 

Understanding views, values and perspectives is a key component of this course. Issues will be examined from a Global, National, Local and Personal perspective. 

Students will also learn about social action and social justice and will run their own campaign to try and influence policy change.


Please note: Level 3 Sustainable Societies and Futures is a much more academic subject than the Level 2 SUS course. It is based on Achievement Standards, unlike Level 2 SUS which was based on Unit Standards.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2 x Clever Kiwi Activity Scrapbook (or similar size 240 x 340mm), 1 x Clear file (30 pages), Field Trips: tbc

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27849 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91597 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.2 - Conduct a critical social inquiry
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 1

A.S. 91599 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.4 - Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

A.S. 91600 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.5 - Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 16
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.