Māori and Indigenous Studies Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Māori and Indigenous Studies provides students the opportunity to develop a depth of expertise in Māori 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 Māori and Indigenous Studies, as well as papers from other fields. The major includes critical thinking in innovative and creative ways related to Māori and Indigenous knowledge systems, and emerging methodologies and critical theory within the discipline of Indigenous Studies.

Māori and Indigenous Studies is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Māori and Indigenous Studies may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Māori and Indigenous Studies as a single major for the BA and the BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI102; 15 points from MAORI101, MAORI111 or MAORI112; MAORI202, MAORI203; 15 points from the 200 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies; MAORI302, MAORI303; and 30 points from the 300 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

To complete Māori and Indigenous Studies as part of a double major for the BA, the BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MAORI102; 15 points from MAORI101, MAORI111 or MAORI112; MAORI202, MAORI203; 15 points from the 200 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies; MAORI302, MAORI303; and 15 points from the 300 level papers listed for Māori and Indigenous Studies or Pacific and Indigenous Studies

To complete a minor in Māori and Indigenous Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Māori 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 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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
    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 : 22 May 2020 9:08am

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