Islands and Peoples: Aotearoa New Zealand in World History

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Islands and Peoples: Aotearoa New Zealand in World History

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A survey of the origins and histories of New Zealand and its peoples from the beginnings of human settlement to the present. Topics covered include Maori-European encounters and conflicts, politics and identities, changes in everyday life, and the shifting relations between New Zealand and the Pacific, Australasian and British worlds.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1. demonstrate that they have developed a broad understanding of some of the key processes
    and patterns in New Zealand?s social, political, cultural and economic history
    2. demonstrate that they have developed an understanding of the key patterns in historical
    understandings of New Zealand?s history, and the ways in which such understandings change
    and are debated
    3. demonstrate that they have developed a knowledge of some key sources for New Zealand
    4. demonstrate that they have developed skills in researching, debating and presenting historical ideas in written and oral forms ? emphasising clarity, imagination, and the accurate and appropriate use of referencing (footnotes and bibliography).

    Tutorial Exercise- 10%
    Research and review essay- 25%
    Class test- 25%
    essay- 40%

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