NCEA Level 1 Globalisation: Your Power, Rights and Responsibilites 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Struthers

Globalisation: Your Power, Rights and Responsibilities

This course is a deep dive into the concepts of globalisation, power and how societies interact.  It is designed to give students an introduction to the disciplines of Sociology, Legal Studies and Senior Social Studies.  We will be looking into big ideas such as masculinity, the power of the media and how information, population and cultures come together, having drastic impacts on the way we socialise, live, and communicate.  We will focus on how you have the power to make a change in society and the rights and responsibilities we all have as global citizens.

Course Overview

Term 1
In Term 1 students will be introduced to the concepts of Senior Social Studies and Social Inquiry. We will then move onto the first big idea: Masculinity in Aotearoa New Zealand and look at attitudes and how political ideologies shape masculinity. Students will understand masculinity as a sociological theory and how this shapes society.

Term 2
This term students will develop thinking around the concept of power and how globalisation has shaped New Zealand society. Has colonisation around the world led to a homogenised culture? Students will devise a social inquiry to investigate this big question and how it has impacted society and culture in Aotearoa.

Term 3
Building on from their Social Inquiry in Term 2, students will undertake a Social Action to use their learning to influence positive change in society around fast fashion, food/ food waste or technology. Students will then look into the Media portrayal of society through protest and propaganda to prepare them for both an internal and optional external standard.

Term 4
Students will finish any outstanding internal assessment and prepare for the (optional) exam.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


NCEA Level 2 Geography 201, NCEA Level 2 History 201, NCEA Level 2 Legal Studies 201, NCEA Level 2 Psychology 201

Career Pathways

Archivist, Police Officer, Historian, Elected Government Representative, Emergency Management Officer, Communications Professional, Corrections Officer, Economist, Librarian, Library Assistant, Market Research Analyst, Survey Interviewer, Policy Analyst, Probation Officer, Social Worker, Court Registry Officer, Marketing Specialist, Support Worker, Barrister, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Counsellor, Trainer, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Youth Worker, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide