300PST

Level 3 Political Studies

Course Description

We are looking at a course which studies different types of government and political control. We will be looking at the following topics: Colonialism; New Zealand in the 19th Century; looking at early contact, the Treaty of Waitangi where we will demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system in the 19th Century and how the wars and conflict eventuated leading up to the changes of the legal systems following the Treaty.  Totalitarianism; Germany under Hitler and the USSR under Stalin. We also study the Holocaust and the escalating persecution of the Jews by the Nazis. We will do a two night field trip to the Bay of Islands as part of the New Zealand aspect of the course.

Research Investigation – This allows students to work independently, using the inquiry process, to examine an event or place of historical significance.

This pathway provides students with knowledge and skills that are relevant for a wide range of occupations such as law, journalism, the media, politics, human resources, research, nursing, primary, secondary and tertiary teaching, medicine, management and many other careers.

UE:

This is an ‘approved subject’ for University Entrance. Standards marked (R) may be counted towards the Reading credits for Literacy. Standards marked (R/W) may be counted towards either (but not both) Reading or Writing credits for Literacy.


Course Overview

Semester 1
US 10347 Demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system
AS 91434 (R) Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources

Semester 2
91435(R) Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
US 27849 Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
91437 (R) Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B5
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Recommended Prior Learning

The course has open entry though it is recommended that students have some background in history and have competent essay writing skills.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10347 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the development of the New Zealand legal system
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27849 v2
NZQA Info
Evaluate a law making process in relation to a significant legal issue
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91434 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91435 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91437 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 15
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

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.

Disclaimer

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