Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ The Treaty of Waitangi
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies
Taught In English
40 100-level points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
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).
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%
In-class Test 2- 20%
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