Maori Language/Te Reo Maori (2018)

A programme in Te Reo Māori offers students the opportunity to study Māori language to a high level of competency.

Te Reo Māori is available as a major for the Bachelor of Arts. Te Reo Māori may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Te Reo Māori as a single major for the BA, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Te Reo Māori, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI210, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI310, MAORI311, MAORI312, and MAORI316.

To complete Te Reo Māori as part of a double major for the BA or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Te Reo Māori, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI210, MAORI211, MAORI212, MAORI310, MAORI311, and MAORI312.

To complete a minor in Te Reo Māori, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Te Reo Māori major, including at least 30 points above 100 level and including MAORI111, MAORI112, MAORI211 and MAORI212.

Note: Students who have gained 14 credits or more at NCEA L3 in Te Reo Māori or Te Reo Rangatira, or equivalent will be exempt from MAORI111 and MAORI112 and will enrol directly into MAORI211 and MAORI212. Students will be guided to select 30 points from approved alternative papers at 100 level.

Te Tohu Paetahi, our total immersion Māori language programme, has paved the way for the revitalisation of our ancestral language and 2016 saw Te Tohu Paetahi programme celebrating its 25th birthday. Please refer to Te Tohu Paetahi for further information.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Te Reo Māori in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies for programme advice.


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

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Māori Language/Te Reo Māori at an advanced level in their first degree.

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

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(ReoMāori), PGDip(ReoMāori), BA(Hons), MA and MMPD

    Candidates should have at least a B average over their 300 level Te Reo Māori papers.

    Students may take other 500 level papers at the discretion of the Chairperson of Department.

    To complete a BA(Hons) in Te Reo Māori, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including MAORI591 and MAOR551.

    To complete an MA in Te Reo Māori, students must take a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and 60 points in approved 500 level papers.

    To complete an MMPD in Te Reo Māori, students are normally required to take a 60 point dissertation and 60 points from taught 500 level papers, approved by the Department.

    Candidates for the BA(Hons), MA and MMPD in Te Reo Māori may not include more than two of MAOR501, MAOR503, MAOR507 or MAOR508 in their programme of study.

  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(Int&Trans)

    Entry to the Postgraduate Diploma in Interpreting and Translating Māori is based on the following criteria: a graduate degree of good academic performance in which Māori was a major subject, work experience in (or other knowledge of) translating and interpreting, assessment of the applicant's suitability in terms of experience, motivation, maturity, self-management and communication skills in both Māori and English.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAORI101Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Hamilton)
    For absolute beginner students, this introductory paper to conversational Maori pays particular attention to pronunciation, greetings, and forms of language associated with certain cultural functions, such as mihimihi, as well as tasks such as thanking people, farewelling, communicating personal information, and naming everyday obj...
    MAORI111Te Reo Māori: Introductory 118A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Maori language which provides basic everyday language such as: greetings, farewells, focusing on family relationships, numbers, time, shopping, talking about a trip and commands.
    MAORI112Te Reo Māori: Introductory 218B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper extends the language and communication skills developed in MAORI111 to include the language of mealtimes, instructions/commands, expression/idioms, describing clothing and parts of the body, and a variety of Marae protocol.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAORI203Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples18A (Hamilton)
    The paper looks at the detrimental effects that research has historically had on Indigenous peoples and the relatively recent creation of research methodologies by Indigenous peoples to counteract Imperial research, and to empower and decolonise.
    MAORI210Te Whakahaumanu Reo: Māori and Indigenous Language Revitalisation18B (Hamilton)
    This paper will explore the impact of colonisation on indigenous languages and examine a range of current and historic language revitalisation initiatives, with a particular focus on Te Reo Maori.
    MAORI211Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 118A (Hamilton), 18A (Online) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI112, developing a complexity in language skills required in the communication of detailed travel directions, describing internal and external characteristics of a person and describing objects.
    MAORI212Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 218B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI211, developing further language skills required in Maori for communication about feelings, emotions, and describing the weather.
    MAORI213Te Reo Māori: Post-Intermediate 118A (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper develops further language skills required in using Maori to communicate on a range of topics and contexts using appropriate language structures.
    MAORI214Te Reo Māori: Post-Intermediate 218B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    This paper develops further language skills required in using Maori to communicate on a range of topics and contexts using appropriate language structures.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
    REOM313Te Reo Maori: Pre-Advanced18A (Hamilton) & 18T (Block)
    Ko ta tenei pepa, he ata kuhu ki roto i etahi tuhinga korero o nehe me etahi korero o na noa nei. I ko atu i tenei, he kuhu ano ki te reo tonu, ki te kiwaha, ki te whakatauki, ki era momo peka o te reo hei whakareka, hei whakatata ake ki te ikeiketanga o te reo o onamata.
    REOM314Te Reo Maori: Advanced18B (Hamilton) & 18S (Block)
    Whai ake ai tenei pepa i te REOM313, a, he whakapakari ake ano i nga pukenga o te reo me te whakawhanui, whakaniko hoki i te reo o te akonga ki nga momo korero o te reo okawa kia taea ai te whiu i te reo i nga momo horopaki okawa.
    REOM316Te Reo Ahurei18B (Hamilton)
    Ko ta tenei pepa, he whakamatau i te ngao o te akonga ki te waiti o te ahurea auaha o te pao, o te rotarota, o nga korero waita o taukiuki, a ka wetekina hoki nga korero moteatea a nga tohunga whakairo kupu o te ao Maori me te ao whanui tonu.
    REOM390He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Korero: Directed Study18B (Hamilton) & 18C (Hamilton)
    Ko te rangahau te tahu o tenei pepa. Ka titiro nga tauira ki nga ahuatanga maha o te rangahau, ka ata wananga hoki i nga kaupapa rangahau Maori. Ka kohikohi nga tauira i nga pumanawa rangahau, katahi ka hangaia e ratau he mahere rangahau ki te whakamoana i nga korero me nga taunakitanga e hangai ana ki ta ratau i hiahia ai. Ka tika...
    TIKA310Nga Pepeha, nga Whakatauki me nga Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings18A (Hamilton)
    Ko tenei kaupapa he matapaki i nga whakatauki tawhito me o raurangi nei.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAOR590He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Korero: Directed Study18C (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    MAOR591Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MAOR592Dissertation18C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    MAOR593Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MAOR594Maori Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAOR800Te Reo Maori MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAOR900Te Reo Maori PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton) & 18D (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 January 2020 2:00pm

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