Maori and Indigenous Studies (2018)

Maori and Indigenous Studies provides students the opportunity to develop a depth of expertise in Maori and Indigenous Studies, whilst also enabling expansion for that knowledge within a broader context by allowing the flexibility for students to complete a range of papers from within Maori and Indigenous Studies, as well as papers from other fields. The major includes critical thinking in innovative and creative ways related to Maori and Indigenous knowledge systems, and emerging methodologies and critical theory within the discipline of Indigenous Studies.

Maori and Indigenous Studies is available as a major for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Social Sciences. Maori and Indigenous Studies 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 Maori and Indigenous Studies as a single major for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Social Sciences, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Maori and Indigenous Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI102, and 15 points from MAORI101, MAORI111 or MAORI112, and MAORI202, MAORI203, MAORI250, MAORI302, MAORI303, MAORI304 and MAORI350.

To complete Maori and Indigenous Studies as part of a double major for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Social Sciences or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Maori and Indigenous Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level.

To complete a minor in Maori and Indigenous Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Maori and Indigenous Studies major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAORI101Introduction to Conversational Maori 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...
    MAORI102He Hinatore ki te Ao Maori: Introducing the Maori World18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society.
    MAORI103Introduction to Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies18B (Hamilton)
    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.
    MAORI111Te Reo Maori: 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 Maori: 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.
    MAORI123A Basic Introduction to the MaraeThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    MAORI150Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi18A (Tauranga) & 18B (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.
    MAORI151Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Maori Fibre Arts18A (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.
    MAORI157Nga Mahi a Rehia: An Introduction to Kapa Haka18B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the theoretical and practical components of kapa haka as a means of communication and cultural expression in the Maori world.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAORI202Nga Iho Matua: Maori Philosophy18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the philosophical underpinnings of seminal tikanga Maori concepts, and their influence both historically and in contemporary Maori culture.
    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.
    MAORI204Maori and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing18A (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.
    MAORI222He Ao Hurihuri He Ao Tuakiri: Evolving Maori Culture and Identity18B (Hamilton) & 18B (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.
    MAORI241Te Ao Oro: The Maori World of Sound18A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to the traditional instruments of the Maori and the rituals around their use. A practical element is included, which encourages students to make their own instruments and start to learn how to create compositions.
    MAORI250Maori Politics18A (Hamilton) & 18B (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.
    MAORI257Kapa Haka: Noble Dances of the Maori18A (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.
    MAORI261He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Maori and Pacific Art18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the artistic traditions and contemporary expressions of Maori and Pacific peoples and the relevance of those traditions today.
    MAORI290Directed Study18B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a guided study on a topic related to Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, and/or Te Reo Maori, and may include an extended literature review, methods, and research ethics.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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