Cultural Perspectives Papers at Tauranga (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 cultural perspectives papers are listed here by Division. However, the appropriate paper or papers will depend on which qualification and subjects you are studying. For course planning information, please see our online degree planning tables on our qualifications pages.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAORI101Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners20A (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...
    MAORI103Introduction to Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies20B (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.
    MAORI111Te Reo Māori: Introductory 120A (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.
    MAORI112Te Reo Māori: Introductory 220B (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.
    MAORI150Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi20A (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.
    TEACH101Being a Teacher in Aotearoa New Zealand20D (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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA200Te Hononga Tangata20A (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.
    MAORI202Ngā Iho Matua: Māori Philosophy20A (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 Peoples20A (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.
    MAORI204Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing20A (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.
    MAORI211Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 120A (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.
    MAORI212Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 220B (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.
    MAORI222He Ao Hurihuri He Ao Tuakiri: Evolving Māori Culture and Identity20B (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.
    MAORI250Māori Politics20A (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.
    MNMGT202Intercultural Perspectives on Organisations20A (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.
    TEEDU201Te Hononga Tangata Cultural Dimensions of Education20B (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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MAORI302Mātauranga Māori, Indigenous Knowledges20A (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.
    MAORI303Critical Indigenous Theory20B (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.
    MAORI311Te Reo Māori: Advanced 120A (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...
    MAORI312Te Reo Māori: Advanced 220B (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...
    MAORI390Kaupapa Rangahau20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton), 20C (Tauranga) & 20X (Hamilton)
    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.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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