Waiata: Te Timatanga
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Indigenous Studies, International Studies, Music (BA), Pacific Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An introductory study of various forms of waiata (M?ori performing art) including haka from traditional to contemporary times. A practicum component is also included.
This paper is offered as one of the M?ori Performing Arts papers. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn various waiata and haka and understand a M?ori worldview from the basis of the M?ori language and M?ori customary lore as expressed through the medium of the performing arts.
Internal Assessment 50%
On completion of this paper students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the M?ori performing arts through performance
- Demonstrate knowledge of the forms of language used in the M?ori performing arts as a medium for the expression of a M?ori worldview
- Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the M?ori performing arts in relation to the M?ori language and M?ori customary lore
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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.
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