Level 3 Sustainable Societies & Futures (SOS302)

SOS302
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27849 v2 Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
3
I
4
A.S. 91597 v2 Social Studies 3.2 - Conduct a critical social inquiry
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91599 v2 Social Studies 3.4 - Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91600 v2 Social Studies 3.5 - Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
*
Total Credits
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.

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