Maori and Pacific Development (2018)

Māori and Pacific Development provides students with a critical understanding of the field of development and an introduction to some of the skills necessary for development practice. The core papers focus on the experiences of Māori, Pacific Islands and indigenous peoples in development. Māori and Pacific Development is a co-operative undergraduate programme which brings together expertise from a number of subjects. The programme includes a core of papers from Māori and Pacific Development and electives from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Pacific Studies, Public Policy, Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori.

Note: There will be no new enrolments in the Māori and Pacific Development major, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma from 2018. Students enrolled in 2017 or previously should consult the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(MPD) and GradDip(MPD)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Maori and Pacific Development at an advanced level in their first degree.

    For further details, contact the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ANTH300Culture and Power in the Pacific18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the cultural logics of different systems of political action, leadership and ideology in Pacific Island societies.
    ANTH325Maori Heritage Management18T (Hamilton)
    This paper is concerned with interpreting and protecting the Maori cultural landscape, especially in relation to current legislation, the Treaty of Waitangi settlement process, and issues of iwi/hapu development.
    ECON306International Trade and Finance18A (Hamilton)
    This paper considers theoretical and policy issues in relation to international trade and finance.
    FMIS396Work Placement18C (Block)
    This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.
    GEOG323Colonial Treaties and Tribal Lands: Comparative Studies18B (Hamilton)
    A review of the Treaty of Waitangi and the impact of European colonisation on Maori land tenure systems, with comparative studies of treaty issues and indigenous land rights in North America and the Pacific.
    MPDV300Contemporary and Critical Issues in Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Development18A (Hamilton)
    A critical engagement of contemporary phenomenon such as ideologies, the market and indigenous development discourses and the transformations this brings to communities.
    TIKA363Mana Motuhake: Tribal Regeneration18A (Hamilton)
    A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental, cultural and political development.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 2 April 2020 10:01am

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