Te Mana o Te Reo

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Mana o Te Reo

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Studies, Linguistics, Maori, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAOR102 or 36 points

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    The history and development of the M?orii language. Along with its cultural context and consequences, various contemporary issues facing the language will be addressed.

    This paper serves as an introduction to the issues and representations of two major themes which are inter-related including the history of M?ori in education and the history and status of the M?ori language in education. It will cover a time span from 1816 - the present day; from the inception of western education by the missionaries to the M?ori Renaissance including indigenous assertions of sovereignty.

    Learning Outcomes
    Students, on completion of the paper, will be able to:
    -Track the survival of the M?ori language from 1840 to the present day
    -Demonstrate knowledge of the significance and status of the M?ori language as articulated in Te Tiriti o Waitangi
    -Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the M?ori language in relation to the M?ori worldview
    -Understand the significance and value of the M?ori language in contemporary New Zealand society
    -Understand the importance of language revitalisation as it applies to Indigenous peoples, particularly in the Pacific and Pacific Rim

    Course Reader will be available

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