Nga Tikanga Tuko Iho/ Maori Customary Concepts

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nga Tikanga Tuko Iho/ Maori Customary Concepts

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    20 pts from MAOR 212-216

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    This course aims to develop student insight and understanding of the nature of both traditional and contemporary Maori culture, society and politics through critical analysis of concepts such as utu, muru, raupatu, rahui and tapu.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1 analyse the place of traditional M?ori concepts in contemporary M?ori and
    New Zealand society today
    2 interrogate a range of M?ori concepts and interpret them in terms of M?ori
    meaning systems
    3 interpret M?ori values and customs using a M?ori conceptual framework
    4 evaluate and critically analyse the source material for the course
    5 demonstrate improved reading, comprehension and oral discussion skills
    within the framework of M?ori discussion, and
    6 identify a range of the fundamental concepts, values and meaning systems
    of M?ori society.

    Annotated Bibliography- 10%
    In-class test one- 20%
    Essay- 20%
    Essay presentation- 10%
    In-class test two- 20%
    Reading summaries- 10%
    Course participation- 10%

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