Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ The Treaty of Waitangi

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ The Treaty of Waitangi

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 100-level points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course examines the Declaration of Independence and the background of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its signing and various interpretations of it, creating an understanding of how the history of the Treaty relates to the modern day, its effects upon the Maori people, and its implications for future relations between non-tangata whenua people in Aotearoa. Field trip to Archives New Zealand (no cost).

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 understand the historical and contemporary significance of both the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Waitangi to M?ori and non-M?ori
    2 understand the events that have led to the Treaty settlements of today
    3 understand the historical and contemporary Treaty relationship between M?ori and the Crown
    4 discuss the Crown Treaty principles and their continuing impact upon
    M?ori public policy today
    5 understand the historical origins of contemporary Treaty debate, and
    6 demonstrate critical reading and writing skills.

    Mapping assignment- 10%
    Essay plan- 15%
    In-class test 1- 20%
    Essay- 25%
    Reflection- 10%
    In-class Test 2- 20%

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