Nga Korero Nehe - Tribal Histories

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nga Korero Nehe - Tribal Histories

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAOR 102 or 36 points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Study of M?ori tribal history up to first contact with P?keh?; included are texts in M?ori and English. Forms and issues respecting M?ori historical knowledge are also taught.
    This paper is intended to serve as a critical introduction to the issues, materials and representations of the M?ori past. The paper will explore two major facets of M?ori and tribal history. The first facet, under the title 'He aha t?nei mea te h?tori M?ori? ?tahi tautohetohe', covers some broad issues subject to much debate. The key ones discussed in the course book include: what is M?ori history? The second facet of this paper will critically analyse some of the recorded stories from the pasts of the M?ori up to contact with P?keh?.

    Learning Outcomes
    Students, on completion of the course, will be able to:
    -Demonstrate a knowledge of M?ori tribal traditions and an awareness of their significance within New Zealand history and in relation to M?ori society and culture
    -Communicate by giving short oral presentations, participating in class discussions and writing essays
    -Research and analyse appropriate historical sources, such as secondary reading and oral authorities
    -Contribute to small group discussions on historical issues

    Course Structure
    Internal Assessment 50%
    Final Examination 50%

    This course is organised around a text entitled 'He K?rero Nehe: M?ori History: An Introduction'. This may be purchased from Te Tumu reception for $20.00.
    Please note that an electronic copy is available on Blackboard for free.

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