Cultural Perspectives Papers (2020)
From 2019 all of our undergraduate qualifications will offer a cultural perspectives element to give students skills, confidence and capabilities in understanding their own and other cultures, in order to work and contribute effectively within increasingly diverse local and global contexts. This cultural perspectives element may be a single paper, or it may be a collection of papers. Completing this cultural perspectives element is compulsory.
The perspectives papers are listed here by Faculty. However, the appropriate paper(s) will depend on which qualification and subjects you are studying. For course planning information, please see our online degree planning tables on our subject pages.
On this page
- Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Faculty of Science and Engineering
- Waikato Management School
- 100 Level
- 200 Level
- 300 Level
Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences
If you are taking a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Social Sciences you should include any one of: ANTHY102, EDUCA200, ENGLI200, FRNCH231, INTLC101, ANTHY201, ANTHY202, DSIGN252, INTLC221, LEGAL211, GEOGY219, HISTY225, LINGS203 or any MAORI or PACIS coded paper. Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences students may also select ANTHY101 to meet this requirement.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Social Work you should include MAORI150 or MAORI222.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Environmental Planning you should include MAORI102 and GEOGY219.
Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
If you are taking a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science (Technology) you should include CSMAX270.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Design, you should include DSIGN252.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, you should include ENGEV342.
Faculty of Education
If you taking a Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor of Teaching you will need to include TEACH101 or TEEDU201.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Social Sciences, you will need to include EDUCA200.
Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance
If you are taking a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance you should include MAORI204.
Faculty of Law
If you are taking a Bachelor of Arts you should include any one of: ANTHY101, ANTHY102, INTLC101, ANTHY201, ANTHY202, DSIGN252, EDUCA200, ENGLI200, FRNCH231, GEOGY219, HISTY225, INTLC221, LEGAL211, LINGS203 or any MAORI or PACIS coded paper.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Laws, or Bachelor of Laws with Honours your cultural perspectives requirements are included in the papers required for the programme, as specified on the Law subject page.
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
If you are taking a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Sciences, you can meet this requirement through any MAORI or PACIS paper in your programme.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
If you are taking a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, you should include ENGEN370.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Technology), you should include SCIEN305.
Waikato Management School
If you are taking a Bachelor of Business or a Bachelor of Management Studies (Honours) you should include MNMGT202.
If you are taking a Bachelor of Communication Studies or the Bachelor of Business Analysis, you may include any one of the papers listed below.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ANTHY101 Exploring Cultures: Introduction to Anthropology 20A (Hamilton) An introduction to sociocultural anthropology and the comparative study of human societies and cultures, in all their various forms. An examination of social, political and economic organisation, beliefs, values and ideologies. ANTHY102 New Zealand and the Pacific 20B (Hamilton) Social and cultural change in Aotearoa-New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, with special emphasis on national identities, regional relations and global forces. INTLC101 International Languages and Cultures 20B (Hamilton) & 20G (Online) A cultural perspectives paper with a thematic focus on languages and cultures of China, France, Japan, Spain and Latin America. MAORI100 Kōkiri: Academic Skills for Indigenous Studies 20A (Hamilton) This paper will teach academic conventions in relation to citation, literacy, oration, data and academic writing via Maori, Pacific and Indigenous cultural constructs. It also provides a brief survey of research methods particular to Indigenous Studies. MAORI101 Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (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... MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Online), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Online), 20G (Online) & 20X (Hamilton) An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society. MAORI103 Introduction to Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Online) This course examines Maori, Pacific and Indigenous peoples' philosophies and relationships with land, language, culture, resources, development and political frameworks within settler-colonial states and Pacific nations and others. MAORI104 Te Hā o te Reo: Emergence of the Language 20X (Online) This paper further reinforces students' acquisition of introductory language components taught in MAORI111 and MAORI112, expanding on the fundamentals of Mihimihi, Pepeha and Whakapapa, whilst introducing students to Kingitanga. MAORI111 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1 20A (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) 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. MAORI112 Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2 20B (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) 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. MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton) This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time. MAORI151 Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Māori Fibre Arts 20A (Hamilton) An introduction to theoretical and practical components of weaving kete. Students learn to weave kete and critically examine traditional techniques, along with modern day applications. MAORI157 Ngā Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka 20B (Hamilton) An introduction to the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as a means of communication and cultural expression in the Maori world. PACIS100 Introduction to Pacific Histories, Languages and Cultures 20A (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to foundational elements of Pacific Studies, including various histories, languages and cultures and their importance to contemporary societies, surveying a number of Pacific Nations. TEACH101 Being a Teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand 20D (Hamilton), 20D (Tauranga) & 20X (Online) This paper introduces students to the skills, attitudes and values required of a teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explores professional and ethical requirements for teachers and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ANTHY201 Ethnicity and Identity 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) This paper focuses on ethnicity and related categories of division such as "race" and nation. It explores how these concepts link to identity in different cultures and societies. ANTHY202 The Polynesians: Tangata o Te Moana 20A (Hamilton) An anthropological overview of the indigenous cultures of the vast 'Polynesian triangle', from their ancient explorations and settlements, through their engagements with christianity, colonialism and capitalism, to their contemporary societies and diasporas. CSMAX270 Cultural Perspectives for Computing and Mathematical Sciences 20B (Hamilton) The paper provides students with an understanding of scientific and culture-specific perspectives on computing and mathematical science issues and the ability to apply these in diverse contexts. DSIGN252 Cultural Perspectives for Design 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) The paper provides students with an understanding of culture-specific perspectives on design issues and the ability to apply these in diverse contexts. EDUCA200 Te Hononga Tangata 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper prepares students to recognise and understand local and global cultural diversity, and to work competently and confidently in culturally appropriate ways with diverse others in educational contexts. ENGLI200 Global Fictions 20B (Hamilton) This paper examines literary responses to the contemporary world, where countries and peoples are increasingly interconnected. We will study international writing that grapples with issues associated with gender, race, technology, terrorism, and climate change. FRNCH231 French Language Intermediate 1 20A (Hamilton) Building on prior knowledge of French, this paper you will help you to work toward level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and learn about the French-speaking world GEOGY219 Māori Lands and Communities 20B (Hamilton) This paper introduces students to Maori geographical perspectives and examines key events that shape Maori communities and their relationships to land, water and other taonga. INTLC221 Understanding East Asia 20B (Hamilton) This paper offers a critical examination of historical traditions and contemporary life in East Asia, with a focus on China and Japan, and their roles within a global context. This paper is taught in English and is open to all students, including those who have no prior knowledge of Chinese and Japanese. LINGS203 Language, Society and Culture 20B (Hamilton) This paper explores the relationship between language and culture, particularly in the context of changing Pacific cultures, and relates topics to the main themes of modern linguistics and anthropology. MAORI200 Mana Wahine 20B (Hamilton) This paper examines foundational aspects of mana wahine scholarship, the impact of colonisation on Maori and Indigenous women, and the resistant spaces negotiated by Maori women including their contributions to decolonisation. MAORI202 Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy 20A (Hamilton) This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Maori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary Maori culture. MAORI203 Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Online) 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. MAORI204 Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing 20A (Hamilton) This paper looks at health and wellbeing from Maori and Indigenous perspectives, including models and frameworks in relation to Health, Sport, Human Performance and Indigenous communities. MAORI206 Te Reo Whaiaro: Expressive Language 20X (Online) This paper further reinforces students' acquisition of introductory language components taught in MAORI211 and MAORI212, expanding on the fundamentals of introductory language form, instruction, expressions of emotion and colloquialisms. MAORI210 Te Whakahaumanu Reo: Māori and Indigenous Language Revitalisation 20B (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. MAORI211 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Secondary School - Unistart), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) 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. MAORI212 Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Secondary School - Unistart), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) 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. MAORI222 He Ao Hurihuri He Ao Tuakiri: Evolving Māori Culture and Identity 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) A critical examination of the diverse realities of being Maori in a changing world, highlighting local and global impacts on Maori culture and identity. MAORI250 Māori Politics 20A (Hamilton), 20B (Online) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper examines Maori and Indigenous politics in a broad sense, from key ideas such as sovereignty, tino rangatiratanga, and autonomy, through to crucial forms of resistance via various political structures including local, Iwi, national and global Indigenous movements. MAORI251 Raranga Whakairo: Design Elements in Māori Fibre Arts 20G (Hamilton) This paper is a multi-disciplinary focused paper providing students with the opportunity to understand a Maori worldview through the lens of Maori fibre arts praxis. MAORI251 is an introduction to raranga whakairo, the theoretical and practical application of patterns within the weave. Students learn to raranga and critically exam... MAORI257 Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the Māori 20A (Hamilton) An examination of the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as an influential and political phenomena of expression of Aotearoa/New Zealand and its influence on the landscape. MAORI261 He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Māori and Pacific Art 20B (Hamilton) This paper examines the artistic traditions and contemporary expressions of Maori and Pacific peoples and the relevance of those traditions today. MNMGT202 Intercultural Perspectives on Organisations 20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper provides students with the skills and knowledge to become competent and confident in culturally diverse contexts, locally and globally, and to understand how people behave in culturally diverse organisational contexts. PACIS200 Pacific Migration, Diaspora and Identity 20B (Hamilton) This paper looks at the various socio-historic influences on migration in the Pacific and the relationship between Indigenous cultures of origin and diasporic cultures and identities formed in countries such as Aotearoa/New Zealand, Australia and the US. PACIS201 Pacific Texts 20A (Hamilton) This paper explores the diverse written, film, media and online texts of the Pacific region. The main focus is on contemporary texts; these will be contextualised by an examination of traditional Pacific textual forms and the histories of textual production in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. TEEDU201 Te Hononga Tangata Cultural Dimensions of Education 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Online) This paper prepares students to recognise and understand local and global cultural diversity, and to work competently and confidently in culturally appropriate ways with diverse others in educational contexts.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location MAORI302 Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton) This paper looks at the influence and forms that Matauranga Maori has had and has taken in various postcolonial formations, including in science and research, education, policy and social reform. MAORI303 Critical Indigenous Theory 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper looks at the key theoretical influences, from Marxism to post-structuralism, upon critical Indigenous studies and the most significant writings by those Indigenous scholars who have chosen to engage with critical theory. MAORI304 Sustainability in Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Contexts 20A (Hamilton) This paper looks at Indigenous epistemological formations of sustainability as one of the most pressing issues for Indigenous peoples particularly in the Pacific, and also as a concept where Indigenous peoples can be prominent in influencing discourses. MAORI310 Ngā Pepeha, ngā Whakataukī me ngā Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings 20A (Hamilton) This paper concentrates on examining and analysing proverbial, prophetic and colloquial sayings within Maori culture. Ko te hangaitanga o tenei pepa, he matapaki, he wananga i nga pepeha, whakatauki, huahuatau me nga kupu whakaari a te Maori. MAORI311 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 1 20A (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) I tua atu o MAORI212, arotahi ai tenei akoranga ki te whakahohonu, whakawhanui ake i te reo me nga pukenga o te akonga ki te tuhituhi, ki te whakawhitiwhiti korero, ki te whakaatu me te whakamarama i nga kaupapa rereke o nga horopaki o te ao tawhito, te ao hou hoki. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI212 further dev... MAORI312 Te Reo Māori: Advanced 2 20B (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) I tua atu o MAORI311, ko ta tenei pepa he ata kuhu ki roto i etahi rangahau e hangai nei ki te whaikorero me te karanga, waihoki, ka kuhuna nga kano ahuatanga o te reo tonu, ara te kiwaha, te whakatauki me nga tongikura. I ko atu i enei, ka arohaehaetia nga manukura Maori. This paper builds on the language acquired in MAORI311 broa... MAORI316 Te Reo Ahurei 20B (Hamilton) This paper is intended for students who have completed Maori language proficiency to intermediate level or higher. The emphasis will be on developing oral and critical skills in the use of the Maori language and English with particular attention on the critical examination and understanding of composition styles, including performa... MAORI350 Mana Motuhake 20A (Hamilton) A critical analysis investigating tribal reconfigurations of mana motuhake in the 21st century, focusing in particular on economic, environmental, cultural and political development. MAORI357 Mahi Whakaari: Māori Performing Arts 20B (Hamilton) This paper is an in-depth examination of Kapa Haka, investigating the theoretical and practical application of creating original compositions, lyrics, music, action and choreography. MAORI390 Kaupapa Rangahau 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga) A Directed Study is a taught paper that enables suitably qualified undergraduate students to undertake a piece of extended Indigenous Studies research. Students enrolled in this paper work on a focused piece of research under the guidance of academic staff with relevant expertise. PACIS300 Contemporary Critical Issues in the Pacific 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) This paper provides an in-depth examination of a number of contemporary critical issues in the Pacific as identified by leading Pacific scholars, writers, artists, auteurs and activists. SCIEN305 Science and Matauranga Maori 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Hamilton) This paper will provide science graduates with an understanding of both scientific and Matauranga Maori perspectives on topical issues and the ability to apply these in a Vision Matauranga context.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 January 2020 2:00pm