Te Iwi Maori me ana Tikanga / Maori Society and Culture

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Iwi Maori me ana Tikanga / Maori Society and Culture

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, 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
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to a broad range of Maori beliefs, concepts and structures that are important to the foundations and development of Maori society and culture. The course will cover aspects of pre-European Maori society, cultural change, present-day developments as well as visions for the future.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 recognise key M?ori words and concepts and use them appropriately in
    their own writing
    2 explain and analyse key historical and contemporary M?ori events and
    3 synthesise key ideas and literature about the social and political contexts
    within which M?ori people presently operate, and
    4 demonstrate critical thinking and academic writing skills appropriate to the
    discipline of M?ori studies.

    Key words test- 10%
    Aronui Assignment 1: Sources- 15%
    Aronui Assignment 2: Research- 15%
    Aronui Assignment 3: Literature Review- 20%

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.


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