Courses - Faculty of Arts


Māori Studies

Stage I

MĀORI 101
15 Points

MĀORI 101G
15 Points

Introduction to Written Māori

An introduction to listening, reading, writing and translation techniques used in the composition, reading and understanding of basic Māori. Designed for students with little or no knowledge of the language, and for those with some fluency wishing to understand simple sentence structure and composition.

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

MĀORI 103
15 Points

MĀORI 103G
15 Points

Introduction to Spoken Māori

An introduction to spoken Māori for those with no previous knowledge of the language. Concentrates on the acquisition of aural and oral skills, developing the ability to understand and speak Māori.

Restriction: MĀORI 106. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

MĀORI 104
15 Points

Reo Tuatahi Kōrero 1

The development of skills in speaking, writing and hearing language. This course is intended for students with a good command of Māori. He akoranga rumaki reo Māori tēnei, ka mutu, he akoranga ā-wānanga.

Restriction: MĀORI 103, 106

MĀORI 130
15 Points

MĀORI 130G
15 Points

Te Ao Māori: The Māori World

An introduction to Māori analyses of topics that are often discussed and sometimes controversial, and that continue to shape contemporary life in New Zealand. Topics include aspects of world view, philosophy and social organisation; the Declaration of Independence, the Treaty of Waitangi and European immigration; and contemporary issues including Treaty claims, ownership of the foreshore and seabed and constitutional issues.

MĀORI 190
15 Points

Kapa Haka 1

An introductory course for beginners or others who have only a minimal knowledge of traditional and contemporary Māori performing arts. The course is strongly practical. It will stress the fundamentals of performance and the various social, cultural and political settings that give it meaning.

Stage II

MĀORI 200
15 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

MĀORI 201
15 Points

Whakatakoto Reo Tuarua / Intermediate Written Māori

Follows on from MĀORI 101. Techniques in listening, reading, writing and translation are further developed.

Prerequisite: MĀORI 101 or 105

Restriction: May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

MĀORI 202
15 Points

Decolonising the Screen in Aotearoa

An in-depth examination of the socio-cultural and political impact of New Zealand films foregrounding Māori, both in front of and especially, behind the camera. The course looks primarily at how Māori filmmakers have used cinema as a means to reassert cultural identity and tino rangatiratanga, from its activist beginnings during the Māori Cultural Renaissance in the 1980s, to the present.

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage I or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: MĀORI 303

MĀORI 203
15 Points

Intermediate Spoken Māori

Continuing the development of language skills that will facilitate students' own communicative ability.

Prerequisite: MĀORI 103

Restriction: MĀORI 206. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

MĀORI 204
15 Points

Reo Tuarua Kōrero II

Further development of listening and oral skills. This course follows on from MĀORI 104 and is structured to advance listening and oral skills. He akoranga rumaki reo Māori tēnei, ka mutu, he akoranga ā-wānanga.

Prerequisite: MĀORI 104

Restriction: MĀORI 203, 206

MĀORI 230
15 Points

Te Ao Hurihuri / Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Follows on from MĀORI 130, examining aspects of traditional Māori society that continue to challenge and mould contemporary life in New Zealand. Topics are covered from a Māori perspective and include the Treaty of Waitangi, the role of the churches in colonisation, language loss and revitalisation, the modern protest movements and the influence of the issues raised on Māori-Pākehā relations.

Prerequisite: MĀORI 130 or 60 points passed

MĀORI 233
15 Points

Tikanga Ancestral Ways

Examines tikanga (ancestral ways of living) and how these have changed since the arrival of Māori in Aotearoa. Beginning with topics of contemporary interest such as land use, the sea, kinship, gender relations, justice, health and economics, this course will trace the patterns of ancestral life, explore historical debates and reflect upon possible futures.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed

Restriction: MĀORI 396

MĀORI 270
15 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

MĀORI 271
15 Points

Māori and the Media / Te Ao Pāho

Examines the interrelationship between Māori and media. The course falls into two main strands: the representation of Māori and te ao Māori across a range of mainstream media, both historic and contemporary, and media made by Māori, for both a general audience and for a Māori audience. The course will draw on theories of political economy, postcolonialism and Kaupapa Māori.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed

Restriction: MĀORI 370

MĀORI 292
15 Points

Kapa Haka 2

Examines traditional and contemporary Māori performing arts and covers all aspects of Māori performance including whakaeke (entry), waiata mōteatea, waiata-ā-ringa (action song), poi, haka, whakawātea (exit). There is a strong practical element to the course as well as an analysis of social, cultural and political contexts of the songs and performance.

Prerequisite: MĀORI 190

Stage III

MĀORI 301
15 Points

Reo Māori Tuhituhi

Follows on from MĀORI 201. Advances skills and techniques in listening, reading, writing and translation. Examines the preservation of oral traditions including grammatical analysis and practical exercises in transcription and translation.

Prerequisite: MĀORI 201

MĀORI 302
15 Points

Reo Māori Kōrero

Ko tēnei te pepa whakaohooho ake i ngā tau ka taha. Ko te whainga, ko te whanake i ngā ture whakatakotoranga o te Reo Māori, mai i ngā tuhinga me ngā kōrero Māori kia pai ai te puta mai o te kōrero. Mai anō hoki i ngā tuhinga Māori, ka atā tirohia te ao o te Māori, te ātaahuatanga o te whakaahuatanga mai o te kōrero i roto i te Reo Māori.

Prerequisite: 15 points from MĀORI 203, 204, 206

MĀORI 303
15 Points

Decolonising the Screen in Aotearoa

An in-depth examination of the socio-cultural and political impact of New Zealand films foregrounding Māori, both in front of and especially, behind the camera. The course looks primarily at how Māori filmmakers have used cinema as a means to reassert cultural identity and tino rangatiratanga, from its activist beginnings during the Māori Cultural Renaissance in the 1980s, to the present.

Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage II or approval of Academic Head or nominee

Restriction: MĀORI 202

MĀORI 304
15 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

MĀORI 320
15 Points

Mātauranga: Māori Knowledge

Explores the various facets of knowledge. This includes genealogy - cosmic, theogenic and anthropogenic (whakapapa), traditional songs (mōteatea), proverbs (whakataukī). The aim is to help develop an understanding of a Māori world view and a te ao mārama paradigm through studying Māori epistemology.

Prerequisite: 15 points from MĀORI 201, 203, 206 or 30 points at Stage II

MĀORI 330
15 Points

Te Ao Hōu / Contemporary Māori Issues

An examination of contemporary issues and debates around Māori identity as indigenous peoples in the twenty-first century. Various aspects of Māori political, cultural, social and economic development in the twenty-first century will be discussed.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

MĀORI 335
15 Points

Mana Taketake / Indigenous Sovereignty and Public Policy

Examines the nature of the claims that indigenous minorities are making and the political strategies that they use to pursue their self-determining agendas in both domestic and international arenas. Concepts of indigenous and human rights, redistributive justice and others are discussed and explored in relation to contemporary demands of some indigenous peoples.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

MĀORI 370
15 Points

Māori and the Media / Te Ao Pāho

Examines the interrelationship between Māori and media. The course falls into two main strands: the representation of Māori and te ao Māori across a range of mainstream media, both historic and contemporary, and media made by Māori, for both a general audience and for a Māori audience. The course will draw on theories of political economy, postcolonialism and Kaupapa Māori.

Prerequisite: 30 points passed at Stage II in any subject

Restriction: MĀORI 271

MĀORI 393
15 Points

Kapa Haka 3

Advances the lessons learned in MĀORI 292. The practical aspects of performance remain paramount while the range is extended to cover in much greater depth and detail, ancient waiata, various forms and styles of haka and poi, leading into contemporary song, dance and choral works; analysis of the social, cultural and political issues that have inspired historical and contemporary works.

Prerequisite: MĀORI 292 or approval of Academic Head or nominee

MĀORI 394
15 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Māori Studies

MĀORI 396
15 Points

Tikanga: Ancestral Ways

Examines tikanga (ancestral ways of living) and how these have changed since the first arrival of the ancestors of Māori in Aotearoa. Beginning with topics of contemporary interest such as land use, the sea, kinship, gender relations, justice, health and economics, this course will trace the patterns of ancestral life, explore historical debates and reflect upon possible futures.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

MĀORI 700
30 Points

Reo Māori: Topic in Māori Language

An examination of developments in Māori and Polynesian language description, analysis and preservation over the past 50 years.

MĀORI 710
30 Points

Ngā Tuhituhi Māori: Māori Manuscript

Translation and analysis of nineteenth-century Māori manuscripts.

MĀORI 711
30 Points

Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho: Māori Oral Literature

Translation to English and analysis of texts derived from the oral tradition.

MĀORI 712
30 Points

Whakareo Kē: Translation of Māori Literature

Intensive practice in the translation of a variety of texts.

MĀORI 713
30 Points

Te Reo Tuku Iho

Advanced Māori language acquisition.

MĀORI 732
30 Points

Rangatiratanga

A study of a theoretical framework for the analysis of cultural politics between Māori and Pākehā and between Indigenous Peoples and coloniser States, in particular He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nū Tīreni, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

MĀORI 733
30 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

MĀORI 734
30 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

MĀORI 740
30 Points

MĀORI 740A
15 Points

MĀORI 740B
15 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Te Ao Māori: Special Topic

To complete this course students must enrol in MĀORI 740 A and B, or MĀORI 740

MĀORI 741
30 Points

Ngā Taonga Hanga: Taonga Māori

An extension of skills and research methods in material culture.

MĀORI 742
15 Points

MĀORI 742A
7.5 Points

MĀORI 742B
7.5 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

To complete this course students must enrol in MĀORI 742 A and B, or MĀORI 742

MĀORI 743
30 Points

Tōrangapū / Issues in Māori Politics and Policy

An examination of selected issues in public policy and their impact on Māori development.

MĀORI 744
30 Points

Whakaora ai Te Reo Māori - Sociolinguistics

The study of language revival and revitalisation strategies for Te Reo Māori that have been informed by research, especially the work undertaken since the 1970s Māori renaissance.

MĀORI 748
15 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

MĀORI 749
15 Points

Kaupapa Hōu: Special Topic

MĀORI 750
15 Points

Kaupapa Motuhake: Special Study in Māori Studies

A directed reading and individual study course under supervision approved by the Academic Head or nominee.

MĀORI 785
45 Points

MĀORI 785A
22.5 Points

MĀORI 785B
22.5 Points

Dissertation - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MĀORI 785 A and B, or MĀORI 785

MĀORI 790
30 Points

MĀORI 790A
15 Points

MĀORI 790B
15 Points

Research Project - Level 9

Students will design and develop a research project. They will become familiar with relevant methodological and ethical issues as well as designing and carrying out their research project.

To complete this course students must enrol in MĀORI 790 A and B, or MĀORI 790

MĀORI 792A
22.5 Points

MĀORI 792B
22.5 Points

Dissertation - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MĀORI 792 A and B

MĀORI 796A
60 Points

MĀORI 796B
60 Points

Thesis - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MĀORI 796 A and B

MĀORI 797A
60 Points

MĀORI 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MĀORI 797 A and B

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