Te Tiriti o Waitangi

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History, Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MAOR 102 or 36 points

  • 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

    The history and politics of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) in both its historical and contemporary contexts which advance an Indigenous position.
    This course will examine the Treaty of Waitangi and related issues from the perspective of the Indigenous signatory party and their descendants. It will allow students to study M?ori views on the history and politics of Te Tiriti in both its historical and contemporary contexts. The course also uses Blackboard as a medium for information- sharing with students.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this paper students will be able to:
    -Demonstrate an understanding of the texts and contexts of Te Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti
    -Demonstrate knowledge of the M?ori worldview and tikanga M?ori as it applies to understanding Te Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti
    -Apply an understanding of M?ori perspectives of Te Tiriti in assessing historical actions and events in Aotearoa, New Zealand
    -Assess private and public actions and decision making in contemporary settings from a M?ori perspective of Te Tiriti
    -Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of Te Tiriti in the development of biculturalism and multiculturalism in New Zealand society

    Course Structure
    Internal Assessment 50%
    Examination 50%

    Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)
    Research Reports of the Waitangi Tribunal (online)

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