Pacific and Indigenous Studies Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Pacific and Indigenous Studies provides students the opportunity to develop a depth of expertise in Pacific and Indigenous Studies, whilst also enabling expansion of that knowledge within a broader context, by allowing the flexibility for students to complete a range of papers from within the Māori and Indigenous Studies, Arts and Social Science fields, as well as electives from other faculties. The major focuses on concepts such as method, culture, critical thought, sustainability and identity and, thus, will be underpinned by integrity, including ethical standards, self-reflection and the will of graduates to apply such knowledge for the wider benefit of pacific communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and other pacific nations.

Pacific and Indigenous Studies is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Pacific 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 Pacific and Indigenous Studies as a single major for the BA and the BSocSc, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Pacific and Indigenous Studies, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete PACIS100; 15 points from ANTHY102 or HISTY117; MAORI203, PACIS200, 15 points from ANTHY202, HISTY200, LINGS203, MAORI204, MAORI261 or PACIS201, and MAORI303, MAORI304, PACIS300 and 15 points from ANTHY300 or ANTHY308.

To complete Pacific and Indigenous Studies as part of a double major for the BA, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Pacific and Indigenous Studies, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must include PACIS100, MAORI203, PACIS200, MAORI303 and PACIS300.

To complete a minor in Pacific and Indigenous Studies, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Pacific and Indigenous Studies major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must include PACIS100 and PACIS200.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
    POLSC102New Zealand Politics and Policy20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides a foundation for the study of political science and public policy, with a particular focus on the study of government, politics and policy in New Zealand.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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 : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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