Maori Society

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Maori Society

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    An introduction to the theory and practice of M?ori culture and society in traditional and contemporary contexts.

    A basic understanding of M?ori cultural concepts and the historical context within which M?ori society has developed to its contemporary position is critical to New Zealand's development. A student that completes this paper will be equipped with the knowledge and cultural awareness to participate more fully in New Zealand society. The student will also develop a broader indigenous perspective that can be applied globally.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this course, students will be able to:
    -Demonstrate knowledge of the M?ori worldview and an understanding of the development of M?ori society
    -Apply an understanding of concepts prevalent in a M?ori worldview in assessing actions and events in New Zealand's history
    -Critically discuss the impact of the colonisation on the development of M?ori society
    -Demonstrate knowledge of M?ori society from an indigenous perspective as it exists in a contemporary context

    Ki Te Whaiao, An Introduction to M?ori Culture and Society

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.